Debate over university expulsion of Israeli journalist

The expulsion of an Israeli journalist from an academic conference hosted by a top Palestinian university has unleashed a fierce debate about academic freedom in the West Bank, write Mohammed Daraghmeh and Josef Federman for Associated Press.

It is also shining a spotlight on the apparent radicalisation of some young Palestinians who are disillusioned by years of failed peace efforts and have grown up with little contact with Israelis.

While Birzeit University has apologised to journalist Amira Hass, some student activists say they support her expulsion and want the school to rescind its apology. In Israel, officials say such attitudes violate the spirit of academic freedom.
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