Activists from the Junior Academic Staff Union demonstrate outside the main entrance to Tel Aviv University on the first day of the strike, Sunday, October 14.

Strikes by Junior Staff Cast Shadow Over Start of New Academic Year

The junior staffs at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Tel Aviv University began open-ended strikes on Sunday, October 14, over pay and working conditions. The organizers of the strike in the Negev university released the following statement on Saturday evening: “The Association of Junior Academic Staff at Ben-Gurion University has announced that commencing Sunday,…

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…