There is much we can, must, and should do. The more we achieve a sense of common purpose — dare I say unity? — the more likely we are to succeed in confronting both the old and new demons we’re facing today.
'The grievance committee that concluded that Professor Abdulhadi’s academic freedom was impinged upon, did so based on a false dichotomy— either host Khaled or silence the Palestinian voice,' attorney Brooke Goldstein stated.
'Comparison of Jews with Nazis is a standard modern antisemitic trope,' said David Matas, Senior Legal Counsel for B’nai Brith Canada. 'Academic freedom does not entitle academics to create a hostile environment for other academics and students.'
The conference comes after the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched two investigations into UCLA for its repeated failure to 'prevent a hostile campus environment for its Jewish campus community.'