Paris School Under Fire After Asking if IDF Strikes are Genocide
A French umbrella Jewish organization, CRIF, is outraged after an exam from the Bichat Hospital Faculty of Medicine at Paris’s Diderot University included a question on whether IDF strikes in Gaza can be classified as genocide.
In reference to the deaths of 22 family members in a bombing during Operation Cast Lead, Diderot’s Professor Christophe Oberlin reportedly formulated a question asking the following: “To what extent does it constitute a perpetual crime (war crime, crime against humanity, genocide crime)?”
CRIF called the inclusion of the question a blatant anti-Israel move. “It has no place in medical education, much less in a university, and amounts to a violation of the neutrality (demanded of) professor Oberlin,” said Richard Prasquier, president of CRIF.
Diderot university officials were concerned because the question was included in a non-compulsory medical exam. Bichat’s Dean Benoit Schlemmer expressed his regret for the question.