Israeli bill limiting professors’ freedom of speech continues to cause drama

Following the controversial ethical code according to which university lecturers won’t be able to express political opinions, it is now revealed that Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett received a list of lecturers marked as anti-Israel.
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Following the controversial ethical code according to which university lecturers won’t be able to express political opinions, it is not revealed that yesterday (Monday), Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett received a list of lecturers and professors who have been marked as working against the state.

The list was compiled by right-wing organization Im Tirtzu. The list contains the names of 20 lecturers, mostly from the Ben-Gurion University (BGU), who were marked as supporters of the BDS movement or left-wing organizations that are considered extreme.

Peleg Photo credit: Channel 2 News

“It’s time to put the cards on the table,” stated Im Tirzu CEO Matan Peleg. “When we see how BGU attempts to hide its anti-Zionist trend, we cannot remain silent. The public has the right to know who these lecturers are who are working for anti-Israel organizations.”

BGU commented: “The facts are that BGU is at the forefront of the struggle against the BDS movement and that the president of the university, to which the report is so offensive, is personally active in delegations, writing and has a consistent and proven record against the BDS movement.”



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