(JTA) — Israel’s U.S. ambassador has offered to return to the California university where students interrupted his speech last month.
Michael Oren in an open letter Monday said he would meet with students at the University of California, Irvine who disagree with his point of view.
Eleven students were arrested for disturbing the Feb. 8 lecture.
University President Mark Yudof and Chancellor Michael Drake apologized to Oren over the incident.
In his letter, Oren said, “I came to UCI for the opportunity to exchange ideas — a reasonable intention that was hijacked by a minority of students. The disruptive measures exhibited by these students only underscore the importance for dialogue, especially on the frontline of higher learning.”