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February 11, 2015 3:17 pm

South African University Rejects Student Council’s Call for Expulsion of Jews, Brands Demand ‘Totally Unacceptable’

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The vice chancellor of Durban University of Technology  (DUT) in South Africa on Wednesday rejected the student council’s call to expel Jewish students who do not support the Palestinian cause.

University Vice Chancellor Professor Ahmed Bawa released a statement calling the demand “outrageous, preposterous and a deep violation of our National Constitution and every human rights principle.” He added, “No student at DUT will be discriminated against on the basis of religion, race, gender, political affiliation or sexual orientation.”

Bawa also told South Africa’s Daily News that the request was “totally unacceptable.”

The demand to expel all Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian agenda, was made by the university’s Students Representative Council and Progressive Youth Alliance.

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Natan Pollack, national chairman of the South African Union of Jewish Students, called the suggestion “deplorable.” “To discriminate against people because of their religious and political standpoint goes against freedom of speech,” Pollack said.

The Chairwoman of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, Mary Kluk,  said she was “appalled”  that such demands could be made at an academic institution.

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  • Kebab Remover

    Muslims should be expelled not only from university but from the country back to where they came from.

  • Dany Toren

    Wherever these people go they bring hate with them….If it is in the EU/UK or all around the globe…….

  • Simon Goodman

    The critical question, which was not asked by DUT admins is “Why aren’t they expelling the leadership of the SRC for a blatantly racist resolution?”
    Can you imagine such a decision calling for the expulsion of black or Muslim or any group of students defined by their race, ethnicity or religion other than Jews?
    This is blatant racism and should be treated as such.
    But don’t hold your breath…

  • Sofia Bain

    So now its South Africa that is rotting away – and blaming the Jews for the disaster that started in 1994.

    The long arm of ISIS is stretching all over Africa and the whole continent – and its frightening to think of what will happen in this beautiful Country, Cities like Capetown.

    Going the way of Zimbawe which was once Rhodesia, where the farmlands were plentiful – the country rich, now its just another despot bankrupt one with Mugabe at the helm.

    So it goes, but let’s blame the Jews. Disgusting misguided creatures.

  • lejardin

    Time to start shooting student council members.

  • Wladek

    So you want to ‘apartheid-ize’ and expel a people because their further ethnic group far away have an apartheid view. Liberal extremists (ironically) are repressive.

  • Are there Jewish students at that institution demonstrating against Palestinian rights, or rocket attacks, or other affronts to Israelis? If anyone should be excluded, why not the trouble-makers? Obviously, that’s a rhetorical question, since any action against Muslims takes political courage.

  • Mark Z

    Is South Africa following in Hitler’s footsteps?

    • Why don’t we get the names of the so called “Students” who called for the expulsion of Jews and give them a taste of there own request. If I were the dean of that university i would kick them out as soon as possible. Gee, I wonder if some are Arabs, you think??? Acuo-samaic

    • Adolph Hitler

      yes

  • DUT, does that stand for Dumb, Uneducated Twits? do they need to be reminded how things were under Apartheid? One would think if anybody would champion freedom it would be South Africa! Maybe they need to be reminded of their not so distant past?

  • Carl

    There should be no reply necessary. It only goes to prove that “The animals are taking over the zoo.”

  • 1

    YOUR NOT SUPPOSE TO WRITE ABOUT YOURSELF THE JEWS. WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS TELLING THE PEOPLE HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THE JEWS. WRITE THE NEWS WHERE THE JEWS ARE HIGHLY WELCOMED AND THE PEOPLE WILL FEEL FOLLOW THE SAME

    • Marco Redwolf

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  • Yoel Nitzarim

    At least the university vice chancellor and the chairwoman of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies agree that Durban University of Technology in South Africa will not countenance bigotry amongst its rank and file.

  • iche

    this is not only repugnant This is T E R R O R

  • PETER JOFFE

    It is staggering that people can support Arab Terrorism by saying nothing about it but find it better to attack the victims of that terrorism for having the temerity to defend themselves. Any atrocities that the terrorists commit against the Jewish state is acceptable. This is straight forward antisemitism and hatred of Israel. Leave Israel in peace and rest assured that they will never, ever attack anyone but hit them and they will hit you back with maximum force.

  • Peter

    Of course it is unacceptable. Just as unacceptable as calling for expulsion of those that ask difficult questions about the holocaust.

  • Henna du Plessis

    Is it possible that the writing is on the wall for Jews in SA?

  • Petra Visser

    Thanks to the Vice Chancellor for nipping something so deplorable in the bud.

  • David Levy

    Expel all those students who made this hateful call.

  • Kudos to Vice Chancellor Professor Ahmed Bawa and congratulations to the DUT where the grown-ups seem to have taken control. Good show!

  • kris Kristian

    This shows how the black and Muslim students have become the worst type of Jew hater.

    They have never been to Israel, nor had any real experience of the truth

    Unfortunately, the Arab propaganda is so outstanding, that they have convinced the world of all their lies being fact.

    Israel is the ONLY state in the Middle East, where there is NO apartheid, no discrimination, and where there is full freedom of speech, and political freedom.
    Every time I visit Israel, I try to find any signs of apartheid and compare that with the old South African apartheid laws.
    In the “old days”, no person of colour was allowed to stand for parliament.
    No person of colour was allowed to sit in the same restaurants as whites. No person of colour was allowed to sit in “whites only’ CINEMAS.
    THE BLACKS HAD TO HAVE A PASS WITH THEM, AND IF FOUND WITHOUT THE PASS, THEY WERE ARRESTED.
    There were whites only universities.
    Whites only park benches.
    no Blacks could become judges.
    And the list goes on and on.

    So, by spreading lies about Israel and Jews, has created the worst type of apartheid AGAINST Israel and Jews.

    These students are not alone in their hatred of Israel and Jews.
    The ARAB LIES HAVE CONVINCED THE WORLD THAT Israel IS THE MOST EVIL STATE IN THE WORLD AND THAT IT SHOULD BE DESTROYED.
    THEN, LET US LOOK AT THE GAZA WAR.
    TV AND PESS and the wrings of some honest journalists who covered the Gaza war.
    Those honest reporters were not allowed to write the truth.
    Every item was scrutinised.

    Even in South Africa, I have challenged editors to
    write the truth, But that does not happen. They will print every lie, But write something good about Israel, they will not print it.
    Most TV stations and newspapers gave false reports.
    They even said that the rockets which were fired at Israel, were “harmless” firecrackers.

    According to the TV and press, Israel has no right to defend itself against Islamic terrorism.
    The reports still today, blame Israel as the aggressor.

    Until the Arabs stop financing the media and only allow lies to be spread, there can never be peace.
    They still refer to 2000 “civilians” killed by Israel, Of course, there were no terrorists killed.
    And Abbas is the worst liar on earth

  • kris Kristian

    This shows how the black and Muslim students have become the worst type of Jew hater.

    They have never been to Israel, nor had any real experience of the truth

    Unfortunately, the Arab propaganda is so outstanding, that they have convinced the world of all their lies being fact.

    Israel is the ONLY state in the Middle East, where there is NO apartheid, no discrimination, and where there is full freedom of speech, and political freedom.
    Every time I visit Israel, I try to find any signs of apartheid and compare that with the old South African apartheid laws.
    In the “old days”, no person of colour was allowed to stand for parliament.
    No person of colour was allowed to sit in the same restaurants as whites. No person of colour was allowed to sit in “whites only’ CINEMAS.
    THE BLACKS HAD TO HAVE A PASS WITH THEM, AND IF FOUND WITHOUT THE PASS, THEY WERE ARRESTED.
    There were whites only universities.
    Whites only park benches.
    no Blacks could become judges.
    And the list goes on and on.

    So, by spreading lies about Israel and Jews, has created the worst type of apartheid AGAINST Israel and Jews.

    These students are not alone in their hatred of Israel and Jews.
    The ARAB LIES HAVE CONVINCED THE WORLD THAT Israel IS THE MOST EVIL STATE IN THE WORLD AND THAT IT SHOULD BE DESTROYED.
    THEN, LET US LOOK AT THE GAZA WAR.
    TV AND PESS and the wrings of some honest journalists who covered the Gaza war.
    Those honest reporters were not allowed to write the truth.
    Every item was scrutinised.

    Even in South Africa, I have challenged editors to
    write the truth, But that does not happen. They will print every lie, But write something good about Israel, they will not print it.
    Most TV stations and newspapers gave false reports.
    They even said that the rockets which were fired at Israel, were “harmless” firecrackers.

    According to the TC+V and press, Israel has no right to defend itself against Islamic terrorism.
    The reports still today, blame Israel as the aggressor.

    Until the Arabs stop financing the media and only allow lies to be spread, there can never be peace.
    They still refer to 2000 “civilians” killed by Israel, Of course, there were no terrorists killed.
    And Abbas is the worst liar on earth

  • Adam

    Maybe those on the student council should be expelled for making such a proposal to violate others human and civil rights.

  • Venita

    It seems as if this outrageous request was made by ignorant, self-absorbed youngsters who have no idea what the South African institution is about. The entire SRC should be sacked! They are suppose to be leading students and upholding the ethos of their academic institution and country, NOT pushing their own agenda. It’s a pity that DUT has this element on campus, because I know the lecturers and management will NEVER support such rubbish! Let them go and study in Palestine.

  • Anthony Dayton

    U.S. universities such as UCLA and many others should take a serious look at this and learn from it. The students who purport to support the Palestinians or the Palestinian students themselves are hijacking universities for their own ends and care nothing about how they are destroying universities, academic freedom and the best of what Western democracy and government by reason and respect are all about.

  • Bernard Ross

    south africa a laughingstock when we hear about them

  • CGG

    The students who supported this antisemitic movement should be disciplined, if not ejected from the school themselves.

  • Carl

    These “Palestinian” organizations learned well from their Nazi mentors. When will what’s left of the civilized world wake up and see there is no difference? And when will they learn the lesson of Rev. Neimoeller that they come first for the Jews…?

  • It is time for the remnant of Jews still living in South Africa to leave. This year they come requesting, next year they will demand and the following, they won´t let us freely leave any more.

  • noellsq

    Why is she upset? Don’t you know that the ignorance and hatred has been around a long time. The Muslims spew this hatred around the world,read the Quran. If the students read a non political view and then I am sure the Palestinian cause would be no where. Remember the Jews have been here before all religions.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Why is Algemeiner Hiding the readers’ replies and comments?

  • BH in Iowa

    “Anti-apartheid” movement was never about rights for Blacks. It was simply a trojan horse for the marxist ANC to seize power.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Hey, they’re “Progressing”, right back to the Seventh century.

  • Corrine schlessel

    Perhaps those students that do not support Israel or gays or Christians should be expelled.
    These. Muslim terrorists threaten people world wide. It is incumbent on all freedom seeking people to reject their stance of hatred rather than peace…of death rather than life …of repression rather than free thought.
    The nerve …the chuzpa of these terrorists to even try to expel anyone
    takes my breath away

  • Good for Durban University.

  • Leo Toystory

    This is what happens when Jews support blacks.
    In the US the Jews supported the civil rights movement and in South Africa the Jews supported ending apartheid.
    In both cases the blacks wound up stabbing their country’s Jews in the back. Now the mindless Jewish followers of the Democrat Party support unlimited muslim and Hispanic immigration, both of which groups have a high percentage of anti-Semitism. As Daniel Greenfield has pointed out, Jews keep voting their ideals instead of their best interests.

  • Dale

    And the Jew hate keeps on truckin’

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    This sort of thing will happen in the US by the end of this year. There’s 1 or 2 university administrations who will stand aside and let it happen.

  • Dante

    National Social DemocRats, these students who made the demand. It’s like expelling all female students, especially those who do not support movements which want to weaken anti-rape-laws.

  • Barry Brown

    The student council members who voted for this should be expelled.

  • Eric R.

    Another country rotting away and blaming the Jews for it. It’s been rotting ever since the Communists of the ANC took over.

    Soon the Jews will be gone. Then most of the other whites will follow.

    Then the rest of South Africa, especially the native Bantu and Xhosa peoples, will have to live in a cesspool of AIDS, poverty, crime and with no hope that it will ever get better.

    And they will look for Jews to blame and kill, but there will be none.

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