The organizers of the PennBDS Conference have have revoked the press credentials of the only local Jewish paper, the Jewish Exponent, effectively banning the paper from attending the BDS conference. The controversial anti-Israel Conference is scheduled for this weekend.
From the Exponent:
"It is ironic that a group that purports to be interested in open dialogue, is operating under the cover of free speech and insists it is not anti-Semitic, is barring the only Jewish news outlet in town from covering the conference," said Lisa Hostein, the Exponent's executive editor.
University officials said that while they didn't agree that barring any press was a good idea, they could not do anything because it was a private group that had the right to decide who could come to its event."