Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Germany Reinstates Israeli Professor on Iranian Affairs

Over the weekend Cohen, an expert on modern Iran, had received an email banning him from participation in the conference. "It is not acceptable that a representative of an illegally established Israeli university in the occupied territories is participating in this conference," wrote Dr. G√ľnter Meyer, who chairs the German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation.

News of the email had unleashed a storm of criticism from Israel's Embassy in Berlin, the city'sewish community, the University of Mainz, and German academics.

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