A planned talk by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was cancelled by the Hillel Centre for Jewish Life at Princeton University, following a petition by progressive activists on campus. Following Hillel’s withdrawal, the talk went ahead after the Princeton Chabad stepped in and agreed to host the controversial senior diplomat. Hotovely is currently touring US campuses in order “to combat the growing influence of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement (BDS) in American universities”. Hotovely’s visit was opposed by a student group called the Alliance of Jewish Progressives, who organised a petition against the deputy minister on the basis of her opposition on Palestinian statehood and support for West Bank settlements. Read: Growing number of hip-hop artists cancel gigs in […]The post Protests force deputy Israel FM to cancel Princeton talk appeared first on aroundworld24.com.
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