Israel slams ‘modern-day antisemitic blood libel' in Princeton syllabus

August 14, 2023 1 min read

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Jerusalem Post Staff
Jerusalem Post

Excerpt: Last Wednesday, in the wake of a report that Princeton University will include a book in its syllabus that claims that the IDF had been harvesting Palestinian organs, Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli wrote a letter to the university’s senior leadership, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Dean of Faculty, Professor Gene A. Jarrett.
“I am writing to you as Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism, which entails the responsibility of fighting incitement and bigotry against the Jewish People and the State of Israel,” Chikli prefaced the letter.

The book was approved by the university's Near Eastern Studies Department faculty for the upcoming course, Decolonizing Trauma Studies from the Global South.  “It was shocking to see that this book includes explicit insinuations that Israel uses a deliberate strategy of maiming Palestinians,” Chikli continued in the letter. “This delusional and false accusation is nothing but a modern-day antisemitic blood libel.”

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William E. Ryan III
William E. Ryan III

October 12, 2023

Is this an optional book or required reading (as wrong as this is, I’d hate to ban this stupidity rather than having it challenged in a precept)? If it’s required, is it being described as truth v. opinion? These are all important considerations.

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