Palestinian Students Visit Auschwitz (Professor Mohammed Dajani)

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Professor Mohammed S. Dajani of Al-Quds University took a group of twenty-seven students to visit Auschwitz. It created a bitter reaction on campus, and the Al-Quds University administration disowned any connection to the trip, which is not surprising but very disappointing. Professor Dajani has no regrets. The article appeared in the Washington Post. I think it’s interesting to compare this case and the decision by American college and university presidents who sought to distance themselves from the BDS decision of the American Studies Association.  Unlike faculty members who should be free to do what they think best, university administrations work under different sorts of public pressure. This brave act goes to show what’s wrong trying to zero-sum the conflict over Israel and Palestine, the way it removes its human side.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to Palestinian Students Visit Auschwitz (Professor Mohammed Dajani)

  1. jzeballo says:

    Reblogged this on R e v i s t a O z and commented:
    Como siempre buenas y pertinentes observaciones.

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