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In September 2014, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Center for Development Studies at [[Birzeit University]] organized a conference entitled, "Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives",<ref name=RLF>{{cite web|title=Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives|url=|publisher=September 16 2014 at 5:26am|accessdate=28 September 2014}}</ref> but [[Left-wing politics|left-wing]] Israeli Haaretz journalist [[Amira Hass]] was asked by two Birzeit lecturers to leave on account of a rule against the presence of Israelis (which she judged to mean Israeli Jews).<ref name=Hass-Birzeit>{{cite news|last1=Hass|first1=Amira|title=When a Haaretz journalist was asked to leave a Palestinian university|url=|accessdate=28 September 2014|}}</ref> She said that she had attended the university many times and had never heard of such a rule.<ref name=Hass-Birzeit/> The international conference's organizers were offended. The regional head of the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation Katja Hermann stated after the incident that she would not have agreed to hold the conference at Birzeit if she was aware of the policy.<ref name=Hass-Birzeit/> The university later issued a statement that "The administration has nothing against the presence of the journalist Hass. The university as a national institution differentiates between friends and enemies of the Palestinian people…and works with every person or institution that is against the occupation."<ref name=Hass-Birzeit/> In a previous incident, Israeli anti-Zionist historian [[Ilan Pappé]] had been invited to deliver a lecture at Birzeit which was held off-campus, as not to infringe with the alleged ban on Israeli Jews.<ref>[ Left-Wing Israeli Journalist Justifies Her Own Exclusion by Palestinians, September 29, 2014] [[Algemeiner Journal]]</ref>
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