WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Brandeis University has suspended its partnership with a Palestinian university over what it calls a failure to condemn an on-campus demonstration in which marchers reportedly made what Brandeis officials say looked like Nazi salutes.
Brandeis president Frederick Lawrence formally suspended the partnership with Al-Quds University on Monday. In a news release, the university says it will "re-evaluate the relationship" as future events warrant.
Al-Quds has urged Brandeis to reconsider. The university issued a statement saying it launched an investigation after the Nov. 5 rally and informed political factions on campus not to hold such activities. It says the campus political wing of Islamic Jihad responsible for the rally has a small number of students.
Brandeis says demonstrators wearing military gear "marched while waving flags and raising the traditional Nazi salute."