UNC student paper removes column criticizing Israel after writer receives threats


September 2, 2022

(JTA) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student newspaper pulled a column that criticizes students who travel to Israel after its author says he and his mother have received threats in response to the article.

The column, titled “When studying abroad becomes a political statement,” was published on Wednesday and pulled on Sunday.

“To disagree with the outcome of an individual’s work is one thing,” wrote Guillermo Molero, editor-in-chief of the Daily Tar Heel, in a statement explaining the retraction. “But to harass people personally, especially those who we...

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