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Friday, September 19, 2003

Rutgers Student Hits Israeli Minister Sharansky with Pie

We should all be ashamed of raising this Jewish child to be a pro-Palestinian "activist"
Abe Greenhouse, the same lovely young Jewish man who had himself photographed putting a note in the Kotel that said, "Stop the motherf*cking occupation" has now gained additional notoriety by throwing a pie in the face of Natan Sharansky Thursday night.

Sharansky, a former Soviet dissident and Israel's Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, was about to address a crowd of about 500 people on "a Jewish perspective of the road to peace" when Greenhouse threw a cream pie directly in his face.

Greenhouse was removed by campus police and later charged with disorderly conduct; according to WNBC, he was released on his own recognizance.

Y-Net, Yediot Ahronot (Hebrew) reported that Sharansky changed clothes, and began his speech saying, "I hope the pie was kosher."

Read more at Ha'aretz: "Sharansky says campus is 'real' Israeli-Palestinian battlefield. No kidding.

IsraelInsider provides the more shameful background on Abe Greenhouse, as well as his phone number and various email addresses.

NewJersey.IndyMedia.org has an article by "Jews for a Free Palestine," headlined "Zionazi Minister Natan Sharansky Gets Pie in Face from JATO's (Jews Against the Occupation) Abe Greenhouse." It says, "Nice Going Abe! Tomorrow night is peach pie in Princeton."

UPDATE
from comments to cross-post at ISRAPUNDIT:
I was there and what that kid did was so awful...from my seat in the back all I saw was someone getting tackled, who I thought was a student tackling a body guard...and then everyone got quiet and stood up and I stayed seated cause I was scared! who knows what that kid could have done. talk about immaturity though...and I agree we should email the president of the university.

Posted by Dara at September 19, 2003 05:53 PM
Richard L. McCormick, President
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Telephone: 732/932-7454
Fax: 732/932-8060
Email: president@rutgers.edu

Emmet Dennis,
Vice President for Student Affairs
Email: dennis@oldqueens.rutgers.edu