Tag Archive for Al-Quds University

Palestinians students brawl over Abbas’ attendance at Peres funeral in Jerusalem


Al-Quds University students affiliated with Fatah were attacked by students affiliated with both Hamas & the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), for supporting Abbas’ participation at Shimon Peres’ funeral.

By Dalit Halevy


The Palestinian news agency “Safa” reported on violent confrontations in Ramallah and Tulkarem today as a result of demonstrations against PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ participation at former President Shimon Peres’ funeral.

 Al-Quds University campus - Photo: Wikipedia, Creative Commons .png

Al-Quds University campus – Photo: Wikipedia, Creative Commons

Fatah-affiliated students clashed with students affiliated with Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) at Al-Quds University in Tulkarem.

One student attacked during the confrontations told “Safa” that the violence ensued after somebody voiced criticism of Abbas’ participation at Peres’ funeral. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Al-Quds University turn Christmas tree into ‘martyr tree’


view videoWith some 7,000 people expected to visit Bethlehem for Christmas, according to the Palestinian Authority Tourism Ministry, visitors may be surprised to find Al-Quds University’s ‘martyr tree’ adorned with photos of the Palestinians killed in the commission of attacking Jews.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


The thousands of visitors flocking to Bethlehem for Christmas eve on Thursday, including hundreds of Gazan worshippers, will be met with a new addition to the Christmas decor: a martyr tree in the town’s main square.

A protest in Bethlehem before Christmas – Photo: EPA

The huge fir tree is covered with images of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli security forces when carrying out stabbing, shooting and ramming attacks over the last three months, Channel 2 reported. Continue Reading »

Al-Quds medical doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem


While Israeli court ruling allows Al-Quds medical school graduates to take qualifying examinations enabling them to practice medicine in Israel, Health Ministry does not promise decision will become policy.

By Associated Press


ABU DIS, West Bank – Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there.

Hamas rally at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. - Photo: Facebook

Hamas rally at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. – Photo: Facebook

Like dozens of other Palestinian doctors, Nassar has been caught in the political battle between Israel and the Palestinians over east Jerusalem. The Palestinians seek the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip – territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War – for a future state. Continue Reading »

Palestinians call Al Quds professor who took university students to Auschwitz ‘traitor’


“I believe a trip like this, for an organized group of Palestinian youth going to visit Auschwitz, is not only rare, but a first. I thought there would be some complaints, then it would be forgotten.” says Al Quds University Professor Mohammed Dajani.

By Dan Lavie


An Al-Quds University professor who took 27 students to see the Nazi death camps two weeks ago in Poland was met with condemnation and calls of being a traitor by his Palestinians peers.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where Nazi Germany murdered at least 1.1 million people – Photo: AP

Professor Mohammed Dajani of Al-Quds University took students from his university as well as Birzeit University in Ramallah on a Holocaust education trip in March, as part of a joint Israeli-Palestinian program that seeks to expose each side to other’s suffering with hope of fostering tolerance. Continue Reading »

1st Time Ever: Palestinian students visit Auschwitz in organized visit

Visit to Nazi death camp is aimed to teach Israeli & Palestinian students about the other side’s suffering, in effort to see how empathy can facilitate reconciliation.


A group of 30 Palestinian students arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Thursday, in what is believed to be the first organized visit by Palestinian students to a Nazi death camp.

The gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.

The gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.- Photo by AP

The students are spending several days in Kraków and Oświęcim guided by two Jewish Holocaust survivors.

A news blackout on the trip was requested by the organizers.

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Al-Quds U. president resigns a few days after Hamas rally

A similar rally in support of Islamic Jihad on the Al-Quds campus in November led to the suspension of ties between Al-Quds University & Brandeis University.



Sari Nusseibeh, the president of the Palestinian Al-Quds University, resigned three days after a rally in support of Hamas at its eastern Jerusalem campus.

Hamas rally at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. - Photo: Facebook

Hamas rally at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. – Photo: Facebook

Nusseibeh will step down at the end of the academic year, according to an announcement on the university’s website. The announcement said that Nusseibeh announced his decision on Wednesday at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees, since he has reached the retirement age of 65.

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Fascist Nazi-Style Rallies at Arab University is Not New

Memri TV Video reveals that Nazi salutes at Islamic Jihad rally at university campus are part of a wider, historical trend of Nazi glorification.

By Ari Soffer


Just over a week since an American university severed ties with the Hamas-linked Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, after pictures emerged showing a Nazi-style on-campus rally by Islamic Jihad in November, further evidence of fascist-style events at the flagship Palestinian Arab institution has emerged.

Video footage, posted by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute), shows clips from two separate rallies at Al-Quds University, in which Islamic Jihad members, cheered on by other students, take part in a live performance at which they brandish imitation assault rifles and black Islamist flags, and give Nazi salutes. Continue Reading »

Despite Nazi similarities, Bard College decides to stay with Al-Quds

Bard College in New York, says it will maintain affiliation with Al-Quds despite Nazi style rally held by Islamic Jihad.



The US university with the closest ties to Al-Quds University, Bard College in New York, has announced it will continue its partnership, despite two other American colleges severing ties with the Palestinian school.

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Ward Manor Bard College – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

The decision by Bard – announced late on Friday in a statement to The Jerusalem Post – came only days after Brandeis University and Syracuse University formally ended their ties with Al- Quds, after a rally held by Islamic Jihad on the Al-Quds campus, which its president, Sari Nusseibeh, did not initially condemn. Continue Reading »

Brandeis U cuts partnership with Palestinian university after its Nazi-style rally


Brandeis University found Palestinian demonstrators cheerfully waving Nazi flags & offering traditional Nazi salute as the reason for the suspension.




Brandeis University has suspended its partnership with the Palestinian Al-Quds University.

Brandeis University - Courtesy

Brandeis University – Courtesy

Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence made the announcement Monday, saying the university will re-evaluate the relationship in the future. The universities have been sister institutions since 1998.

The decision was made in light of recent events at the university, which has campuses in Jerusalem, Abu-Dis and Al-Bireh, including a November 5 Nazi-style demonstration at the main campus.

During the demonstration, protesters marched in black military gear with fake automatic weapons while waving flags and offering the traditional Nazi salute.

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