Photo Credit: @HenMazzig
Hen Mazzig whose speech at University College, London was canceled, reinstated and then protested, Oct. 27, 2016

“CAMERA is proud of Hen and we’re incredibly proud of our students who have to contend with mob aggression — but go forward anyway to present educational events about Israel,” said Andrea Levin, president of CAMERA, by email from Boston. “We hope there will be a rallying around these students by all people of good will and support for even more events and speakers presenting information about Israel.”

Mazzig explained that the massive assault and attempted intimidation “motivated me even more to speak. I knew at that moment that antisemitism is real and it’s getting worse then ever,” and Mazzig says he is committed fully to fighting it, and he’ll do so with quiet gentility.

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Here’s a final, lovely twist. Hen, in Hebrew, means something like “grace, gentle, giving to another with kindness.” How perfect is that?

Brave souls who were barricaded into the speech with Hen Mazzig at University College, London, Oct. 27, 2016.
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
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