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March 11, 2005
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem defended the rights of a professor to make remarks outside the classroom that may be seen as anti-Israel. In a statement, the university’s president, Menachem Magidor, said Thursday that the remarks made by the head of the university’s German studies department, professor Moshe Zimmerman, in which he compared Israeli troops to the Nazis, were offensive, but they were made by Zimmerman as a private citizen and did not relate to his academic work.

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