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Canadian Professor Urges Rights Unit Probe of Arab’s Charges of Discrimination

A Jewish professor at York University has urged the Ontario Human Rights Commission to open a full investigation into charges brought by a Lebanese born instructor that he was denied a position at the university only because be is an Arab and a Marxist. Dr. Harold Kaplan, chairman of York’s political science department, was one of the targets of charges by George Haggar that he was discriminated against by “Zionists” and others.

Haggar, who was formerly employed by York and several other Canadian colleges, is an active propagandist for the Arab cause. He claimed that when he applied for a position at York he was informed that the university could not have on its faculty anyone who would be in conflict with the Jewish community.

Dr. Kaplan maintained that Haggar was not denied a job on racial or political grounds. He said that over 30 professors had applied last year for the three posts available in his department.