Monday, February 27, 2017

UK: Lecturers rally round academic who claimed Jews should stop 'privileging' the Holocaust

Via Telegraph:
An anti-Semitism row has erupted at Bristol University as lecturers rally round an academic who claimed Jews should stop “privileging” the Holocaust.

The university is investigating Dr Rebecca Gould,  reader in translation studies and comparative literature, after she was accused of using “the language of Holocaust denial” in an article.

But now three professors have rushed to her defence, saying they see “no evidence” of anti-Semitism in her article,  which was published in a 2011 edition of the American radical left-wing magazine Counter Punch.

Professor Gene Feder, Professor Havi Hannah Carel and Dr Tom Sperlinger Reader have written a joint letter in which they say they are “dismayed” at the criticism.
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