20% of German university academics want to reject Israel’s existence


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20% of German university academics reject Israel’s existence

Of the 1,106 polled, a fifth want to reject Israel’s existence on campus and more than a quarter want to reject Islam.

By Benjamine Weinthal, J Post, February 13, 2020:

A new study shows that a fifth of German academics want the right to reject Israel’s existence on college and university campuses as part of free speech.

According to the study, which was reported in German media on Tuesday, more than a fourth (27%) of professors and lecturers also want to be allowed to reject Islam as part of academic freedom.
The Kondrad Adenauer Foundation, the Christian Democratic Union party’s think tank, commissioned the Instituts für Demoskopie Allensbach to survey 1,106 academics about free speech within the university and college setting.

Sigmount Königsberg, the representative to combat antisemitism for Germany’s largest Jewish community in Berlin, tweeted in connection with the study: “And then you wonder that at Humboldt an antisemitic event takes place under the guise of ‘freedom of science.’”

The release of the Adenauer study comes amid an alleged antisemitism scandal at Berlin-based Humboldt University. The president of the university, Dr. Sabine Kunst, permitted an alleged antisemitic professor to deliver a talk on Wednesday. Anti-Israel academic Georg Meggle promotes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Last year, the Bundestag classified BDS as antisemitic.

Humboldt students urged the university not to allow the event to take place, calling it antisemitic.
Kunst declined to issue a statement to The Jerusalem Post. Meggle did not respond to a Post press query.

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