Brandeis University bans Students for Justice in Palestine

Brandeis University, a private university in Massachusetts in the United States, is revoking recognition of the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, saying the group “openly supports Hamas”, writes Jacob Gurvis for Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Brandeis informed the student group on Monday 6 November about its decision, which means that the group will no longer receive university funding or be able to hold activities on campus. The group cancelled a ‘Vigil for Palestine’ that had been scheduled for Monday night as a result. “This decision was not made lightly, as Brandeis is dedicated to upholding free speech principles,” the university wrote in its letter, which the Jewish Telegraphic Agency obtained.

Students for Justice in Palestine, which has a national umbrella group and campus chapters across the country, has spoken out in support of Hamas’ invasion of Israel. Brandeis said support for Hamas, which the United States has designated as a foreign terror group, is not protected by the university’s free speech principles.
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