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In an El País op-ed, B’nai B’rith Director of Latin American Affairs Eduardo Kohn addresses the troubling news that a Uruguayan Israeli professor was prohibited by the state university from teaching classes on laicism because students called him a “Zionist” and a “supporter of the genocide against the Palestinians.” Authorities unfortunately did not oppose the students’ absurd, anti-Semitic demand.

Kohn’s piece focuses on the Nazi philosopher Martin Heidegger and how Nazis expelled Jews from Universities, comparing it with the Uruguayan case and warning that this anti-Semitic behavior poses an existential threat to all of Uruguayan society and beyond. Will it be freedom or cancellation?

Read in El País in Spanish.