The Delegitimization of Israel in Schools in the Western World

In October 2011 it became known that the German EVZ Foundation had financed two high school student programs that promoted hatred of Israel. This state foundation was created to compensate Holocaust slave workers and fight contemporary anti-Semitism. In one program a Dutch Jewish anti-Israeli extremist, Hayo Meyer, visited the Anne Frank High School in Gutersloh. He equated Palestinian suffering with the mass murder of Jews in the Holocaust and termed Israel a “criminal state.”

In the same month at the high school in the village of Nesbru in Norway, an exhibition sponsored by Norwegian Church Aid was held on “Palestine.” It included a picture of a crossed-out Israeli flag with “Murder” written in reverse underneath it. After a protest by an Israeli student and some negative media publicity, the school finally decided to remove the exhibition.

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