B ooklets distributed in the forum building on Exeter’s Streatham campus are coming under fire from students for “the demonization of Palestinians and Arabs”. The booklets – distributed by volunteers working with Exeter Friends of Israel – explicitly link the Middle Eastern region to Nazi ideology.
The producers of the booklets told Exeposé they were “educational materials” and that “Jews are often depicted in the Arab press in a similar vein to Nazi propaganda.”
The booklets, distributed on campus by “local volunteers from Bournemouth” working with Exeter Friends of Israel in aid of Israel Peace Week, show Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler meeting with Palestinian leader Hajj Amin Al-Husseini in 1941.
The caption beneath the picture reads; “A shared legacy of hatred”.
Friends of Israel told Exeposé they were “completely unaware” that the booklets were in circulation on campus.