Alison Weir Speaks at Clovis Community College


KATHRYN: TONIGHT… CONTROVERSIAL AUTHOR “ALISON WEIR” SPOKE ABOUT THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT AT “CLOVIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE.” KEN: SHE SHARED HER EXPERIENCES FROM .. TRAVELING IN THE REGION. BUT – SOME CALL HER POSITIONS ANTI SEMITIC. EVEN DRAWING BACKLASH FROM THE ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE. CBS 47’S ” KIRSTEN MITCHELL” JOINS US LIVE IN STUDIO… KIRSTEN THERE WHERE CONCERNS TONIGHT ABOUT POSSIBLE PROTESTS.. KIRSTEN: YES PROTESTERS WERE EXPECTED TO SHOW UP. AT LEAST FIVE OF CAMPUS POLICE CARS WERE THERE IN CASE THINGS GOT HEATED… BUT THERE ENDED UP BEING NO PROTESTORS… INSTEAD A LONG LINE TO HEAR HER SPEAK. CAMPUS POLICE ON HIGH ALERT OUTSIDE G-V WIRE’S SPEAKER SERIES EVENT FEATURING AUTHOR ALISON WEIR…. PROTESTERS WERE EXPECTED TO COME BUT NONE SHOWED nats video 11;37;18 amazing grace INSTEAD, A LECTURE HALL PACKED WITH PEOPLE EAGER TO LEARN ABOUT THE PERPETUALLY- COMPLICATED ISREALI- PALESTINIAN CONFLICT. Roy Kendall, Visalia Resident 4;34;10 “I would like to know more about the issue, what its about and how it affects us.” 4;38;14 HER SPEECH…. CALLED “UNCOVERED: ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE” DREW CRITICISM FROM THE ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE. THEY CALLED HER PAST COMMENTS ANTI-SEMITIC EVEN LINKING HER TO WHITE SUPREMACY… Alison Weir / Author 9;28;15 “I’d like to thank GV wire for holding strong to your principles of free speech and providing information you may not have gotten elsewhere.” 9;37;01 WEIR SPOKE ABOUT HER TRAVELS TO THE REGION BACK IN 2001… 18;16;17 “I noticed i rarely heard from Palestinians.” 18;19;25 AND SAID SHE DOESN’T PICK SIDES. Alison Weir 10;04;19 I believe in principles, as do you, universal principles like humane rights for all people and respect for all people regardless of race, religion ethnicity or nationality 10;17;05 Leon Catchatoorian, Fresno resident 1;57;17 “The anti-defamation league Calling her an anti-Semite and all of that’s just rubbish. She’s a human being she is concerned about peace and love.” 2;07;14 MANY SAYING THE CONTROVERSARY OVER HER SPEAKING WAS BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION. Roy Kendall, Visalia Resident 4;50;02 “the backlash about this event I don’t know what it would be about other than some people might be afraid of what someone has to say.” 4;57;23 KIRSTEN: WEIR SAYS OUT OF THE HUNDREDS OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SHE’S SPOKEN AT…THERE HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING HER VISIT.. G-V WIRE SAID THEY DON’T ENDORSE THEIR SPEAKERS AND THERE WILL BE A SPEAKER WITH AN ISRAELI PERSPECTIVE TO COME IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. LIVE IN STUDIO KIRSTEN MITCHELL




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