The Durban University of Technology’s Student Representative Council issued a statement referring to Israel as an “apartheid state.” This is the antisemitic poison that is found on university campuses all over the world these days. And even though this effort failed, there will certainly be more attempts to bar Jews from university campuses.
Watch this video of a black South African explaining why Israel is not an apartheid state. “Muslims attack Jews in South Africa! Demand that Jewish students be kicked from university,” by Matt Waterson, Catholic Online, February 16, 2015:
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – A student group from Durban University of Technology (DUT) called for all Jews to be expelled from the school, because of their potential stance on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
In response, Vice Chancellor and Principal Ahmed Bawa called the “outrageous” demand “a deep violation of… every human rights principle.”
“One of the demands on the memorandum was deregistration of Jewish students at DUT, to which my response was that this was outrageous, preposterous and a deep violation of our National Constitution and every human rights principle.
“No student at DUT will be discriminate [sic] against on the basis of religion, race, gender, political affiliation or sexual orientation.”…
Immediately, a secretary with the student council, Mqondisi Duma, fired back. Stating that the decision to demand that Jews leave the university was the result of analysis of “international politics. We took the decision that Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian struggle, should deregister.”…
The Student Representative Council released an apology letter, which was not, in fact, very apologetic.
“The SRC apologises without reservation to anyone offended by recent demands made by us regarding Jewish students,” the statement said. “Once more, we repeat our position, Israel is an apartheid state that should be fully isolated; on this point we will not concede.
“If there are any students, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, even atheists or any other that is funded by the apartheid state of Israel and its institutions they must not be students at DUT. If there are any, they must be immediately deregistered. Our campuses will not be breeding grounds for apartheid.”