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DU disavows sponsorship of anti-Israel conference

a very long way from Denver to Jerusalem, but that hasn’t stopped the Middle East conflict from roosting in the Mile High City — at the University of Denver, to be specific. When DU’s Center for Middle East Studies — a component of the university’s Joseph Korbel School of International Studies — listed itself as a co-sponsor of an international virtual academic conference predicated on the idea that Israel practices apartheid against the Palestinian people, regional Jews weren’t thrilled. That many Denver-area Jews are alumni of DU and financial supporters of the private institution, and that Jewish studies have long been a mainstay there, hasn’t helped cool the temperature over the sponsorship. Nor has the growing Jewish unease over the recent escalation of anti-Israel, anti-Zionist […]
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