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Antisemitic ‘Evolution of Jews’ in Arab Technion student work

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– A Jewish female student at the Technion in Haifa was shocked and pained, a
few days ago, when her class visited an architecture class, in order to view
submissions for an “architectural intervention” project intended for a
neighborhood in Haifa.

project contained an image that appears to show the four-stage evolution of a
Jew in hareidi garb, from an ape.


image reminded many viewers of the Muslim curse againt Jews, which calls them
“the descendants of pigs and apes.”


relative of the Jewish student uploaded a photograph of the picture to his
Facebook page and mused: “I wonder what would have happened at the Technion if
the person depicted had been wearing a keffiyeh and not a shtreimel? This is
better than Goebbels’ campaigns, is it not?”


Technion told Arutz Sheva in response: “The caricature was shown at the
beginning of the week to students at the Faculty for Architecture and Urban
Construction, by a female student, as part of the mid-semester presentation of
projects. The Technion strongly denounces the presentation of this tasteless