Haifa Uni postpones conference with ‘Torat Hamelech’ author

01.09.2011                      02.Elul, 5771                      Slichot Adot Misrach

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Haifa Uni postpones conference with ‘Torat Hamelech’ author

Protesters: Don’t give platform to rabbi who preaches to kill gentiles; move comes after pressure from numerous organizations.

The University of Haifa announced on Wednesday its decision to postpone a conference booked for next week on the book Torat Hamelech (“The King’s Torah”) and featuring one of its authors, following pressure from numerous organizations on the school’s president, Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev.
“The university is firmly opposed to the stances expressed in the book Torat Hamelech, and it is just because of that [that we think] the way to expose the depth to which these stances are distorted is to hold conferences that air these opinions, and not to hide them and pretend they do not exist,” a statement read….