We write with a query about PhD student Kylie Broderick who teaches the course 'The Conflict Over Israel/Palestine'.
We have seen tweets from Ms Broderick in which she refers to Israeli Jews as 'zionist dirtbags'.
She has also stated that Israel 'has no right to exist' and argues that the whole of the Jewish state is 'occupied palestine'.
We are seeking to understand how someone with this blatant bias is able to teach this course? Demonising the one and only Jewish state is not acceptable.
'zionist' is almost always used as code for 'jew' these days as we're sure you are aware.
Surely any educator has a duty and a moral obligation to present objective facts - rather than presenting their own and in this case, hate-filled rhetoric....?
As antisemitic incidents increase, it is of great concern to us that you are allowing Kylie Broderick to pass on this bias to her students. It certainly is not going to do anything to promote understanding of the complex issues involved.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Action On Antisemitism