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Brooklyn College apologizes to Jewish students

( The Louis D. Brandeis Center (LDB) for Human Rights Under Law said it “welcomes” an apology by Brooklyn College President Karen Gould for the school’s forcible ejection of four pro-Israel Jewish students at an anti-Israel event hosted by the college last year. On Feb. 7, 2013, Brooklyn College hosted a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions event, sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, which featured anti-Israel activists Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti. Four students  were forced to leave over allegations by a non-campus event organizer that the students were being disruptive and passing out flyers.

A City University of New York (CUNY) investigation on the incident concluded that there was “no justification for the removal of the four students,” and Gould acknowledged that the students had every right to “remain at the event.”

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