March 19, 2019

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block: BDS ‘isn’t going to be sustained on this campus’

Evidence of the concern within UCLA’s Jewish community stemming from recent events on campus could be seen on March 16 by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block’s visitors that day.

Just before an interview with the Jewish Journal that morning, Block met with Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Hillel at UCLA’s longtime and outgoing executive director. Then, not long after, the chancellor met with Judea Pearl, a renowned UCLA computer science professor and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, who is also an outspoken critic of the UCLA’s Center For Near Eastern Studies and an occasional ” target=”_blank”>November passage of a student government resolution to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as it pertains to Israel; and, in February, ” target=”_blank”>incident with the posters around campus [