Students for Palestine will protest against an open seminar by an Israeli professor at the University of Southampton

Several protests have taken place in Southampton over the Gaza conflict over the past weeks such as this one pictured

Several protests have taken place in Southampton over the Gaza conflict over the past weeks such as this one pictured

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AN ISRAELI speaker has sparked protests outside the University of Southampton today.

Students for Palestine will set up a picket line at 1.15pm today ahead of an open seminar by Professor Mark Auslender, a researcher and professor in engineering sciences at the University of Ben-Gurion in Negev, Israel.

He has been invited to speak at the University of Southampton's Highfield Campus by the university's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) about optical sensors and how they can be used in health care from 2-3pm.

Demonstrators say the protest is to boycott Israel and the university's links with the country.

The English Defence League has planned to stage a counter-demonstration at the same time.

The Students for Palestine organisation at the University of Southampton aims to raise awareness of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

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12:47pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Nod says...

Two groups of idiots outside, the intelligent people will be inside.
Two groups of idiots outside, the intelligent people will be inside. Nod
  • Score: 9

1:45pm Wed 27 Aug 14

forest hump says...

Nod wrote:
Two groups of idiots outside, the intelligent people will be inside.
Don't be so sure of that!
[quote][p][bold]Nod[/bold] wrote: Two groups of idiots outside, the intelligent people will be inside.[/p][/quote]Don't be so sure of that! forest hump
  • Score: 10

2:14pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mary80 says...

You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few
You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few Mary80
  • Score: 11

2:48pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Heinz Kiosk says...

Mary80 wrote:
You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few
I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on.
So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few[/p][/quote]I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on. So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent. Heinz Kiosk
  • Score: 0

4:39pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton.
Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Torchie1 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton.
No expressions of remorse after the concerns voiced by a spokesman for visually impaired and blind people in London released figures to show the huge number of them that are too frightened to go out and risk being knocked over by a pavement cyclist or for their dog to be one of the 20% that have been hit by an illegal cyclist?
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton.[/p][/quote]No expressions of remorse after the concerns voiced by a spokesman for visually impaired and blind people in London released figures to show the huge number of them that are too frightened to go out and risk being knocked over by a pavement cyclist or for their dog to be one of the 20% that have been hit by an illegal cyclist? Torchie1
  • Score: -9

4:52pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton.
No expressions of remorse after the concerns voiced by a spokesman for visually impaired and blind people in London released figures to show the huge number of them that are too frightened to go out and risk being knocked over by a pavement cyclist or for their dog to be one of the 20% that have been hit by an illegal cyclist?
While I agree it shouldn't happen and am sorry that a minority is responsible, I don't agree with throwing VAGUE figures around.
Also, keep it on topic.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton.[/p][/quote]No expressions of remorse after the concerns voiced by a spokesman for visually impaired and blind people in London released figures to show the huge number of them that are too frightened to go out and risk being knocked over by a pavement cyclist or for their dog to be one of the 20% that have been hit by an illegal cyclist?[/p][/quote]While I agree it shouldn't happen and am sorry that a minority is responsible, I don't agree with throwing VAGUE figures around. Also, keep it on topic. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 1

5:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Torchie1 says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton.
No expressions of remorse after the concerns voiced by a spokesman for visually impaired and blind people in London released figures to show the huge number of them that are too frightened to go out and risk being knocked over by a pavement cyclist or for their dog to be one of the 20% that have been hit by an illegal cyclist?
While I agree it shouldn't happen and am sorry that a minority is responsible, I don't agree with throwing VAGUE figures around.
Also, keep it on topic.
Just like Southy, all of your previous excursions 'off-topic' have suddenly been erased. You are priceless, just like your political chum.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, the English Nazi's have infiltrated southampton.[/p][/quote]No expressions of remorse after the concerns voiced by a spokesman for visually impaired and blind people in London released figures to show the huge number of them that are too frightened to go out and risk being knocked over by a pavement cyclist or for their dog to be one of the 20% that have been hit by an illegal cyclist?[/p][/quote]While I agree it shouldn't happen and am sorry that a minority is responsible, I don't agree with throwing VAGUE figures around. Also, keep it on topic.[/p][/quote]Just like Southy, all of your previous excursions 'off-topic' have suddenly been erased. You are priceless, just like your political chum. Torchie1
  • Score: -2

7:01pm Wed 27 Aug 14

roofspace says...

Nod wrote:
Two groups of idiots outside, the intelligent people will be inside.
I agree with you totally - the intelligent people will be inside protesting.
[quote][p][bold]Nod[/bold] wrote: Two groups of idiots outside, the intelligent people will be inside.[/p][/quote]I agree with you totally - the intelligent people will be inside protesting. roofspace
  • Score: -7

7:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

roofspace says...

Heinz Kiosk wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few
I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on.
So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.
United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :-
Gaza Death Toll:

1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians)

67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians).

Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll.

Who do you think are the Terrorists?
[quote][p][bold]Heinz Kiosk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few[/p][/quote]I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on. So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.[/p][/quote]United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :- Gaza Death Toll: 1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians) 67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians). Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll. Who do you think are the Terrorists? roofspace
  • Score: 0

8:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

forest hump says...

roofspace wrote:
Heinz Kiosk wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few
I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on.
So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.
United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :-
Gaza Death Toll:

1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians)

67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians).

Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll.

Who do you think are the Terrorists?
Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists.
[quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Heinz Kiosk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few[/p][/quote]I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on. So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.[/p][/quote]United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :- Gaza Death Toll: 1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians) 67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians). Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll. Who do you think are the Terrorists?[/p][/quote]Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists. forest hump
  • Score: 2

12:22am Thu 28 Aug 14

BeyondImagination says...

forest hump wrote:
roofspace wrote:
Heinz Kiosk wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few
I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on.
So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.
United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :-
Gaza Death Toll:

1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians)

67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians).

Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll.

Who do you think are the Terrorists?
Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists.
I dislike giving credence to murdering ratbags by calling then terrorists, militants and and Jihadists. Israelis do not call for the destruction of Islam. Yes, they may over react. Peace will begin to emerge by acceptance of Israels' right to exist. That has to come from moderate Muslims, those that tell us that Islam is based on peace.

Don't hold your breath.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Heinz Kiosk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few[/p][/quote]I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on. So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.[/p][/quote]United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :- Gaza Death Toll: 1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians) 67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians). Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll. Who do you think are the Terrorists?[/p][/quote]Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists.[/p][/quote]I dislike giving credence to murdering ratbags by calling then terrorists, militants and and Jihadists. Israelis do not call for the destruction of Islam. Yes, they may over react. Peace will begin to emerge by acceptance of Israels' right to exist. That has to come from moderate Muslims, those that tell us that Islam is based on peace. Don't hold your breath. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 1

9:41am Thu 28 Aug 14

roofspace says...

forest hump wrote:
roofspace wrote:
Heinz Kiosk wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few
I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on.
So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.
United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :-
Gaza Death Toll:

1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians)

67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians).

Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll.

Who do you think are the Terrorists?
Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists.
No, I'm not Jewish.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Heinz Kiosk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few[/p][/quote]I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on. So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.[/p][/quote]United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :- Gaza Death Toll: 1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians) 67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians). Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll. Who do you think are the Terrorists?[/p][/quote]Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists.[/p][/quote]No, I'm not Jewish. roofspace
  • Score: 1

10:37am Thu 28 Aug 14

forest hump says...

roofspace wrote:
forest hump wrote:
roofspace wrote:
Heinz Kiosk wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few
I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on.
So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.
United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :-
Gaza Death Toll:

1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians)

67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians).

Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll.

Who do you think are the Terrorists?
Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists.
No, I'm not Jewish.
Typical tw@ttish response.
[quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofspace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Heinz Kiosk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: You can't blame all Israelis for the actions of a few[/p][/quote]I think you possibly meant Palestinians but if the whole male population of Palestine rose up and said "we will guarantee that every coward who fires a rocket will die horribly" could Hamas intimidate them all? I'm not suggesting I know the answer but unless the rocket firing cretins are stopped the horror will go on. So easy, comparatively, compared to stopping the vile creatures in Iraq/Syria about whom, of course, all the gobbers-off in the picture will be absolutely silent.[/p][/quote]United Nations figures (Aug 11th) :- Gaza Death Toll: 1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians) 67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians). Only FOURTEEN percent of Palestinian deaths by Israel were military targets - the rest were unarmed men, women and children compared to NINETY-FIVE.FIVE percent military targets of Israeli death toll. Who do you think are the Terrorists?[/p][/quote]Have you considered that Hamas use schools, community centres etc. as rocket launching sites? I fail to see how you can defend Hamas? Unless you are a supporter of terrorists.[/p][/quote]No, I'm not Jewish.[/p][/quote]Typical tw@ttish response. forest hump
  • Score: 1
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