Israeli Academic Institutions Persecute Arab Students for Social Media Posts

Israeli universities and colleges have initiated an unprecedented number of disciplinary proceedings, suspensions, and even expulsions of Arab-Palestinian students, citizens of Israel, based on their private social media posts, often before any hearings take place. Additionally, they have demanded the immediate evacuation of some students from their dormitories. The academic institutions allege that the students’…

400 Professors Demand Halt to Disciplinary Action against Hadash Activist

More than 400 Israeli university faculty are demanding that disciplinary action taken by Ben-Gurion University against a student who quoted the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish during a campus ceremony marking Nakba Day be reversed. The university’s disciplinary court convicted the student of disobeying campus authorities by using the word “shahid” (martyr) during the ceremony, but…

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…