Envoy to Germany slams Frankfurt's plan to award US prof.

By JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
August 28, 2012 17:58

 
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Israel’s Ambassador to Germany Yakov Hadas-Handelsman criticized on Monday the decision of the city of Frankfurt to award the Adorno prize to US professor Judith Butler.

Hadas-Handelsman pointed to the fact that Butler previously described Hezbollah and Hamas as "progressive organizations,"  which he said showed ignorance towards their "participation in terror against civilians and the attitude of these organizations to religious pluralism and equal rights between men and women and between people of different sexual orientations.”

He stressed that by awarding the US professor, "who has caused damage to the one and only Jewish state," Butler’s statements will be legitimized  "and that this will play into the hands of [Israel's] opponents.”

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