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    Advocacy group event causes unrest at Brooklyn College

    “WHY BDS IS THE SAME AS AL QUEDA” read the misspelled headline of a flyer that was distributed to the long line of people who waited to hear panelists speak on behalf of BDS and ending illegal Israeli occupation in Palestine. The conference had come under attack, being criticized as an anti-Semitic event. On Feb. 7, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, paired up with Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College for a panel discussion with philosopher Judith Butler and human rights activist Omar Barghouti. The conference centered on the racism faced by Palestinians in Israel and discriminatory policies by Israeli authorities. The main points emphasized were an end to…