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Sunday, September 28, 2014


Haaretz reporter Amira Hass was barred from a conference at Bir Zeit University because - wait for it - she's an Israeli Joooo. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (Hat Tip: Gershon D).
Hass attempted to attend the "Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives" conference at the university, which is located near Ramallah where she lives.
But she was ejected from the hall by the organizers, Hass claimed, after students at the admission desk noted she worked for the Israeli publication and alerted security authorities to intervene.
Her colleagues and professors told her that she was being ejected on the one hand "for her own protection" and also to give the students "a safe space" free of Jews.
Meanwhile, the University has officially denied that there was a problem. 
"The administration has no objection to the presence of the journalist [Amira] Hass," it insisted, in an official statement. "The University distinguishes between friends of the Palestinian people and its enemies ... and works with every person and institution who opposes the occupation." 
But Hass - who is well-known in Arab and leftist circles for her aggressive anti-Zionism, and provoked outrage last year for justifying rock-throwing attacks against Jews - angrily noted that she was "not told" about the policy and that "Palestinian citizens of Israel [i.e. Israeli Arabs - ed.] who teach at Israeli universities are not subject to the same policy." 
Gee, maybe Hass ought to rethink who is democratic and who is not....


PS The event was funded by the German government.

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At 1:25 AM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

Couldn't happpen to a nicer person


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