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Report: Brandeis University Cuts Ties With Palestinian School

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Brandeis University has decided to end its relationship with a Palestinian university because its president has not condemned an on-campus demonstration in which marchers reportedly made Nazi salutes and carried banners depicting suicide bombers as martyrs.

The Boston Globe reports that Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence had asked the head of Al-Quds University in Jerusalem to issue an "unequivocal condemnation" of the Nov. 5 demonstration.

Brandeis is a nonsectarian university founded by the American Jewish community.

Lawrence says the response by Al-Quds President Sari Nusseibeh was unacceptable. Nusseibeh said the university was a place for "free and open discussion ... and the expression of contradictory views."

The decade-long partnership has featured faculty and student exchanges meant to foster cultural understanding and provide educational opportunities.

This program aired on November 20, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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