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November 5, 2021
Noam Chomsky says Scottish university newspaper shouldn’t apologize for article it deemed ‘antisemitic’
By Cnaan Liphshiz
(JTA) — Some 500 scholars, including the prominent linguist and Israel critic Noam Chomsky, accused a Scottish university of curbing free speech after a student publication apologized for a 2017 essay it said promoted “an unfounded antisemitic theory.”
The essay, published in the University of Glasgow’s eSharp magazine in 2017, was titled “Advocating Occupation: Outsourcing Zionist Propaganda in the UK.”
It’s author, Jane Jackman, wrote that, “Whi...