A planned talk by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was cancelled by the Hillel Center 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.
— Paul Dva (@zoolooy) September 6, 2017
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 organized a petition against the deputy minister on the basis of her opposition on Palestinian statehood and support for West Bank settlements.
According to the deputy minister, Hillel’s decision to cancel her lecture “with no warning and without just cause” attests to a “deep and severe crisis of values”.
— IMEMC News (@imemcnews) September 5, 2017
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