British University Calls Off Conference on Israel

April 2, 2015

Britain's University of Southampton, after denying that it had decided to do so, on Wednesday said it could not host a conference on Israel planned for next month. The university has said that security concerns make it impossible to have the event on campus. The conference has been criticized by some as one-sided against Israel's right to exist. The university denied that its actions reflected the substance of the conference, and said it would work with organizers to reschedule. The organizers of the conference have released new letters from prominent academics criticizing the university for refusing to go ahead with the conference.

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