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June 02, 2005

Israeli Druse Chastises Anti-Israel Bigots in UK

As reported in the May 25th Jerusalem Post, in reaction to the boycott (now rescinded) of Haifa University by the Association of University Teachers in England,

Amir Khnifess, an Israeli Druse currently studying at the London School of Economics, is circulating a statement to the British media stressing: "There is no official policy of racism or discrimination at Israeli universities"...calling [Haifa University] a model for coexistence, and that "its tolerant atmosphere will produce promising leaders."

Khnifess says that he is wary of pursuing his plans to pursue a Ph.D. at Oxford University next year..."Why should I have to state what my political views are? Entry into higher education in Israel is not conditional on race, religion or politics. I am amazed that it should be in Britain."


Posted by LG at June 2, 2005 03:00 PM