Screenshot from Im Tirzu’s “Know Your Professor” website. The slogan reads: “No to Politicization of Higher Education”

McCarthyism Alive in Israel: New Website Defames Leftist Lecturers

A fascistic Israeli organization announced Tuesday, May 14, that it has launched a new website listing Israeli university professors and lecturers who are “anti-Zionist and Leftists” and inviting students to file complaints about teachers who “preach anti-Israel rhetoric.” The Im Tirzu movement said the McCarthyist website, “Know Your Professor,” already lists 85 academics, among them…

Communist Students Condemn Bennett’s Proposed “Ethics Code”: It Undermines Academic Freedom

At the behest of far-right Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a subcommittee of the Council for Higher Education (CHE) adopted Sunday, March 25, a wide-ranging “code of ethics to put a high barrier between politics and academia.” However, Communist students, the heads of Israel’s universities and lecturers’ unions across the country have condemned it. The code…

Israeli academics protest outside an Istanbul courthouse alongside Turkish lecturers 150 of whom are on trial for signing a petition calling for peace between Turkey and its Kurdish citizens.

Solidarity Visit to Turkey by Israeli “Academia for Equality” Activists

Four members of the Israeli left-wing organization of university and college lecturers, “Academia for Equality,” traveled to Istanbul in January to bear witness to and protest political trials being conducted against about 150 Turkish academics. The latter are facing terrorism-related charges for signing a petition opposing their government’s assaults against its Kurdish citizens, including the…

Birzeit students and lecturers demonstrate against the Israeli occupation

Open Letter to World Academic Community from Birzeit University

We at Birzeit University call on the international academic community to protest the Israeli government’s deliberate harassment of international students and academics who travel to Palestine in order to study or work in Palestinian academic institutions. The past few years have seen many international students and academics stopped, interrogated, and/or deported by Israeli security as…