‘Outrageous’ That US College Debaters Were Asked to Defend Palestinian Stabbing Attacks, Says ADL

The Jerusalem Post reports:

NEW YORK — The Anti-Defamation League said it was “outrageous” that a debate topic at an inter- university debating competition in Atlanta required participants to justify Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis.

At the US Universities Debating Championship at Morehouse College on Sunday one of the topics was “This House Believes that Palestinian Violence Against Israeli Civilians Is Justified.” The question’s wording required half of all participants to argue that perspective.

“It is outrageous and deeply offensive that students participating in the debating championship, some of whom were Jewish, were essentially forced to choose between losing points in the national championship or advocating for violence against Israeli civilians,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the New York-based group, said in a news release.

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