Twenty per cent of German university academics want the right to reject Israel’s existence

A new study showed that an entire 20% of German academics want the right on college and university campuses to reject Israel’s existence as part of free speech.

According to the study, which was reported in German media, 27% of professors and lecturers also want to be allowed to reject Islam as part of academic freedom.

The think tank of the Christian Democratic Union party, the Kondrad Adenauer Foundation, commissioned the Instituts für Demoskopie Allensbach to survey 1,106 academics about free speech within the university and college setting.

Sigmount Königsberg, the representative to combat antisemitism for Germany’s largest Jewish community in Berlin, tweeted in connection with the study: “And then you wonder that at Humboldt an antisemitic event takes place under the guise of ‘freedom of science.'”


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