|Taiwan school representatives meets Israel’s envoy in Taipei|
Representatives from a high school in Hsinchu City paid a visit to the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei to apologise after a campus event featuring students wearing Nazi costumes and displaying swastikas sparked a public outcry.
As reported in Jewish Times Asia in last month’s issue, the Nazi parade took place on 23 December as part of Hsinchu Kuang Fu High School’s activities to celebrate the school’s foundation day. The ensuing public outcry resulted in the resignation of school principal Cheng Hsiao-ming Israel’s Representative in Taiwan Asher Yarden listened to the students’ apology and explanation, and said he forgave them and looked forward to future opportunities for educational exchanges with the school, the office said.
He also accepted a poster made by the students, which took the symbol of the Israeli office as its centre, with the students’ personal reflections on the incident written on leaves surrounding it.
Cheng, who led the students to the Israeli office as his final act before resigning, also invited the office’s staff to visit the school and speak to staff and students there.Please login or register to see the full article