Pakistani university suspends staff for permitting Israel display


(JTA) — A Pakistani university suspended three staff members for allowing students to exhibit a display about Israeli customs and traditions.

The display, which included Israeli flags and photos of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was part of a mock United Nations program at International Islamic University in Islamabad, the French news agency AFP reported.

Members of several student groups smashed the display’s contents, with some accusing the display’s creators of supporting Zionism.

A university spokesman said the school “strongly condemns” the hosting of the Israel display.

Pakistan and Israel have no diplomatic relations.

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