On April 17th, 2014, Iran researcher from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Benham Ben Tableu, spoke to an intimate audience regarding the Iran-Iraq war and its effects on Iranian policy. Tableu discussed the terror activity that the Iranian regime uses as a foreign policy tool as well as the regime’s tendency to use nuclear methods as a bargaining chip for world power.
On April 29th, 2014, Ishmael Khaldi, Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat, spoke to an audience at American University in the hopes of educating students about the living conditions and lives of Arab Israelis. Unfortunately, as per the nature of SJP, after less than 15 minutes of the event, SJP members began screaming in Arabic, unveiled a giant Palestinian flag, and stormed out. This is nothing new for the anti-Israel group, particularly at American University. Khaldi did his best to try to convince the SJP members to stay, hear his story and to ask questions, but SJP members had no interest in learning about the perspective of an Israeli Muslim who supports Israel.