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June 10, 2014 Special Dispatch No. 5761

At MEMRI Event, Prof. Muhammad Dajani Talks Of His Auschwitz Visit Initiative

June 10, 2014
Palestine | Special Dispatch No. 5761

Palestinian intellectual Prof. Muhammad Dajani, founder of the Wasatiya ("Middle Way") Movement, which aims to promote a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, recently led a group of Palestinian students to Auschwitz as part of efforts to inform and educate Palestinians about the Holocaust. This initiative sparked mounting criticism and pressures against him from Palestinian critics, which led him to resign from his post at the Al-Quds University.

Below is a video of a lecture he gave at an event hosted by MEMRI in Jerusalem on May 15, 2014, in which he discussed the visit to Auschwitz and the reactions it evoked, as well as his activities in promoting peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

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