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Letter to the DAAD by Jonas Staal

“I fail to imagine how you, as a representative of a German state institution, feel you are entitled to dictate to Jewish people what they are supposed to think or say about the crimes of the Israeli occupation.”

Jonas Staal

It is an honor to be nominated for the DAAD Artist residency, organized by the German Academic Exchange Service of which you are the director. Unfortunately, I must reject this nomination for several reasons.

The first is your decision in your role as the rector of Cologne University to rescind the Albertus Magnus Professorship to the Jewish-American political theorist Nancy Fraser due to her signature of a letter with over four hundred other philosophers’ names expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people and condemning the “ongoing and rapidly escalating massacre being committed in Gaza by Israel.” Continue

 

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