“The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University’s (CFHU) Toronto Chapter will present the esteemed Key of Knowledge award to Morgan Freeman in recognition of his work in combating segregation and prejudice, and promoting knowledge, learning and education throughout the world.”Predictably, Israel-haters including the usual BDSers are up in arms, and a furious campaign on social media has been launched in order to bring pressure on Mr Freeman to refuse the honour.
"A man of Morgan Freeman's stature would be a political victory for the Israeli's if he accepted the keys. Mr Freeman, please refuse, Israel is an apartheid regime far worse than South Africa ever was."So comments someone named Latifa, from France.
'There is an abundance of evidence which proof that Israel is an apartheid state, that its existence consistently infringe upon the rights of Palestinians to even exists. [sic] The Key of Knowledge award from the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's effort to whitewash its continued oppression of the Palestinian people. Please, please do not aid them in maintaining the ghettos and banstustans in Palestine.'So comments an apparently Chinese student at Princeton.
Those are among the latest of the many slurs against Israel on a petition to Mr Freeman that's been opened.
Let's hope that Morgan Freeman recognises ignorance and malevolence when he sees it and that the hatred and libel does not succeed.