Hebrew University professor to smear Israel on lecture trip in Europe

Hebrew University is facing yet another controversy following the incident in which a student in uniform was reprimanded.

By David Jablinowitz, World Israel News

A senior professor at Hebrew University, Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, is scheduled to deliver a lecture later this month in Amsterdam accusing Israel of exploiting Palestinian children to promote arms sales.

The conference, “Technologies of Violence at Damascus Gate,” is being organized by the Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (FFIPP).

According to the event description, first reported on by the Makor Rishon newspaper, Shalhoub-Kevorkian will explain how Israel uses the “bodies and lives” and “daily suffering” of Palestinian children in order to improve its weapon sales.

Through the “the voices and writings of Jerusalemite children who live under Occupation,” says the promotional material for the event, Shalhoub-Kevorkain “will reveal how surveying, imprisoning, torturing, and killing can be used as a laboratory for states, arms companies, and security agencies to market their technologies as ‘combat proven.'”

Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law at Hebrew University.

In response to the upcoming FFIPP event, Hebrew University responded that “the lecturer accepted the invitation to the conference on her own initiative, without the involvement of the university or any connection to her position.”

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Israeli taxpayer funded?

Matan Peleg, CEO of the Im Tirtzu organization, a pro-Zionist NGO, charged that it is a “disgrace that Shalhoub-Kevorkian – whose salary is paid for by the Israeli taxpayer – is given free rein to slander Israel and fuel the fires of BDS.

“It seems that every week there is another instance of anti-Zionism at Hebrew University,” said Peleg,” which is unfortunately unsurprising given the administration’s allowance for anti-Israel activity to fester on its campus, including inciting protests against the IDF, nixing Hatikvah at graduation ceremonies, and holding biased conferences replete with far-left speakers.”

Last week, the university faced criticism after a lecturer scolded a student who had attended class wearing an IDF uniform. The lecturer, Dr. Carola Hilfrich, apologized and the university published an advertisement welcoming students in uniform.