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French university ordered closed to avoid 'Israel apartheid week'
Israel Matzav ^ | 2/26/12 | Carl in Jerusalem

Posted on 02/26/2012 12:31:48 PM PST by Nachum

The despicable 'Israel apartheid week' will be taking place on many college campuses in the US and Europe this week, but one French university - Paris Sorbonne No. 8 - will be closed and its gates locked for two days so as to prevent the event from taking place.

Israel Radio is reporting that the Sorbonne's President has forbidden Israel apartheid week from taking place on its campus, and that prohibition has the backing of the French courts. However, the pro-'Palestinian' 'activists' have said that they will hold the event by force. As a result, the university's President has ordered the university closed on Monday and Tuesday to prevent the event from taking place. In response to charges by the 'activists' that not allowing the event will impair 'academic freedom,' the university has said that there is no academic freedom at an event where the other side cannot respond.

The university suggested holding the event off campus, but the 'activists' refused.

I found the story in French here (not online in Israel yet as far as I have seen). Here's a Google translation (it's a blog in Le Monde - apparently by someone who favors holding the event):

This conference, initially authorized by Binczak Pascal, president of Paris 8, 17 was canceled Friday for risk to public order. Another location (the Trade Union of St Denis) had been made available so that this conference could be held.

The group had decided to file a petition for freedom to the administrative court of Montreuil to obtain the annulment of the decision of Pascal Binczak. Friday 24, the court rejected this request Whereas this decision to withdraw is not "a serious and manifestly illegal freedoms of assembly and expression in an institution dedicated to reflection."

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TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: apartheid; french; israel; university
A Frenchman with balls, who knew?
1 posted on 02/26/2012 12:31:53 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“However, the pro-’Palestinian’ ‘activists’ have said that they will hold the event by force. As a result, the university’s President has ordered the university closed on Monday and Tuesday”

Doesn’t that prove everything about the Palestinians?


2 posted on 02/26/2012 12:43:55 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Doesn’t that prove everything about the Palestinians?”

It does for us but we have common sense, and we don’t want to wipe Jewry off the face of the earth.

The Palestinians have no idea of living with Jews, they want Jewish Genocide.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 12:50:54 PM PST by Venturer
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