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Wed May 1, 2019, 07:35 PM

At UMass, a Palestinian human rights panel draws a lawsuit


Controversy has erupted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst over a planned panel discussion about Palestinian human rights, with three Jewish students going so far as to file a lawsuit in an effort to have the event moved off campus, arguing it is anti-Semitic...

...The panel in question at UMass is set for Saturday evening. It is organized and funded by Media Education Foundation, a Northampton organization headed by Sut Jhally, a UMass Amherst communications professor...

...UMass officials have said they will allow the panel to take place.

“UMass Amherst is committed to fostering a community of dignity and respect and rejects all forms of bigotry. The campus is also firmly committed to the principles of free speech and academic freedom. As such, and as is required of a public institution under the First Amendment, UMass Amherst applies a content-neutral standard when making facilities available to outside organizations for the purpose of holding events,” the university said in a statement.

My personal take: A group of Jewish students is trying to shut a discussion to be held by people who regularly claim
that Jews in the US try to censor people like them

Way to make their point for them....

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 07:37 PM

1. So discussing the idea that Palestinians have human rights is controversial?

Netanyahu has already openly admitted that he will never allow a Palestinian State.

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Wed May 1, 2019, 07:42 PM

2. Personally, I don't side with the panelists- but they have the right to say what they want

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