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A conference in the service of colonialism and de-development: the case of the Rehovot conference on ‘inclusive and sustainable development’

PACBI | 13 September 2010 Occupied Ramallah – September 13, 2010 The Weitz Centre for Development Studies, which was founded by the Jewish Agency and enjoys a long-standing relationship with the Centre for International Cooperation of the Israeli Ministry of

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The Silence of the Israeli Intelligentsia

Weekend Edition September 10 – 12, 2010 The Military and the Academy By LISA TARAKI The ongoing buzz in the Israeli media around statements issued by artists and academics against lecturing or performing in the colony of Ariel – built

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Israeli academics boycott West Bank settlements

31 August 2010 Last updated at 13:51 GMT New cultural centre in Ariel (30 August 2010) An arts centre in Ariel, one of the West Bank’s largest settlements, is to open in November More than 150 Israeli academics say they

Posted in Boycott, Boycott News, Israeli Academia, Israeli Organizing

‘McCarthyism’ Rises in Israel

Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler JERUSALEM, Aug 26, 2010 (IPS) – Rightwing Israeli groups financially supported by Jewish and fundamentalist Christian groups from abroad are on a campaign to undermine free thought in Israeli universities. Collaterally, a move

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An Assault on Israeli Academic Freedom—and Liberal Values

August 26, 2010 By Neve Gordon On May 31, I joined some 50 students and faculty members who gathered outside Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to demonstrate against the Israeli military assault on the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid toward Gaza.

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Is the Israeli academy facing a McCarthyite era?

7 August 2010 By Matthew Reisz Political interference could put freedom of speech in universities at stake, says Matthew Reisz When it comes to the Israeli academy, said David S. Katz, director of the Lessing Institute for European History at

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Survey concerning Haifa University and its treatment of the Palestinian Students: A chronicle of discrimination and racism

Baladna Association for Arab Youth | August 2010 SUMMARY The reality of Haifa University is significantly remote from that of a campus based on values of academic freedom and action. The fact that in many cases the University acts as

Posted in Israeli Academia, Palestinian Academia, Palestinian Organizing, Why Boycott?!