An alliance of left-wing Jewish organizations in the US has led to the cancellation of a lecture by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely at Princeton University. Hotoveli responded: “You are infringing on the fundamental academic freedom of the students.”
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Yesterday (Monday), left-wing Jewish organizations have been able to prevent Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely from speaking to American students at Princeton University as part of the ministry’s campaign across US campuses against the BDS movement.
Hotovely received a message from the Hillel organization in Princeton, which organized the event, stating that it is postponed until the allegations against the deputy minister are examined. According to the statement, a special committee will be convened.
The Alliance of Jewish Progressives (AJP) was responsible for the petition against Hotovely. According to the petition, deputy foreign minister publicly opposes a two-state solution and believes that Israeli settlements are legal. “Hotovely’s work causes irreparable damage to the prospects of a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the AJP stated. “We firmly reject the choice to host a racist speaker like Hotovely while it continues to quiet progressive voices.”
“By canceling this lecture, you are infringing on the fundamental academic freedom of the students,” she responded. “By agreeing to the demands of radical voices, you are silencing the voice of Israeli democracy.” Meanwhile, Hotovely is still expected to speak at the university thanks to the Chabad organization that agreed to host her.