The rector of a Brazilian federal university apologized to the Jewish community over a want ad seeking a “racial-ethnic relations” educator required to teach Zionism as a racist concept alongside Nazism and apartheid.read more
ABC Federal University rector Klaus Capelle delivered the apology to Brazilian Israelite Confederation President Fernando Lottenberg and Executive President Ricardo Berkiensztat at a meeting Friday and amended the July 14 notice.
“The modification corrects part of the notice, which, in an inappropriate way, treated in the same context political regimes and historical facts that are very different,” according to a statement issued by the university.
“The amending of the text does not eliminate the need to debate the complex and controversial political and historical subjects involved,” it continued. “ABC Federal University backs freedom of press, thought and expression, which must underpin this discussion.”