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Antisemitic ‘Evolution of Jews’ in Arab Technion student work

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Haifa
– 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.


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

 

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

 

A
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?”

 

The
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
caricature.”