A Bombed-Out Reminder

Merav Ceren, a UC Irvine junior and president of Anteaters for Israel, helped hundreds of students and community members make a visual connection to one of the more unsavory aspects of Israeli life. Bus 19, a public vehicle that was attacked in a January 2004 Jerusalem suicide bombing, served as the backdrop for an on-campus “anti-terror” rally highlighted by passionate speeches from those directly affected by the attack. Eleven people were killed and more than 50 injured on the bus, which is making its Southern California stop on an extended U.S. tour. “When we say Israel must defend itself, this shows what sacrifices are made,” Ceren said. The faces of 975 Israeli victims were placed next to the bus, which sits windowless but mainly intact, with a bent steel frame and rows of mangled seats.

A Bombed-Out Reminder

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