Pupils demonstrate against Rabbi Rafi Peretz's homophobic and racist remarks, last Sunday, January 12, at Blich High School in Ramat-Gan.

Education Head Stuns with Latest Homophobic and Racist Remarks

Schools, teachers’ unions, social movements, LGTB organizations and mayors throughout the country reacted with shock after the Minister of Education, far-right and messianic Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz, again publicly made racist and homophobic remarks. In an interview published in Yediot Aharonot last Friday, January 10, Peretz said a normative family is…

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…