The campus of Birzeit University near Ramallah in the West Bank

Petition Calls for Full Freedom of Movement for Academics Working at Harried Palestinian Universities

A worldwide petition condemning Israel’s harassment of Palestinian universities has been launched on the internet by Academia for Equality, an Israeli left-wing organization with a membership of more than 500 university and college lecturers and professors. Below is the text of the petition which will be forwarded to the following Israeli officials: Interior Minister Aryeh…

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…

Jerusalem Preschool Teachers Ordered: “Minorities” Can’t Enter

The Jerusalem Municipality has issued a safety protocol that instructs kindergarten teachers and custodial staff to deny entrance to people belonging to “minority groups,” a commonly understood Hebrew code that implies “Arabs.” The manual distributed to Jerusalem kindergartens and preschools states that “outsiders may not enter kindergarten premises,” further stipulating that “as a rule, entrance…