In an open statement published by several Israeli newspapers, hundreds of Israeli university professors expressed strong opposition to the new bill, which provides for extending powers of the Council for Higher Education in Israel to “academic institutions” in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The statement was signed by almost 220 university professors, including laureates of the Israel Prize and various international awards.

A new bill extends powers of the Council for Higher Education in Israel to “academic institutions” in the West Bank settlements

Quietly, quietly, and without any resistance or opposition whatsoever, the Israeli ideological right wing, particularly the religious groups represented by the Jewish Home party, are proceeding both confidently and persistently with achieving their intellectual visions and implementing

There is almost unanimous “surprise” at the ongoing events on the Israeli political stage. For nearly 16 months, the Prime Minister has been subjected to a series of investigations. The police have recommended that he be put on trial on account of two corruption cases. Meantime, investigations have also been opened into another two cases. Still, his government is stable and cohesive. All the more so, his party, the Likud, has achieved higher scores in public opinion polls than before. Practically, however, there is no room for surprise. This is a reflection of the right wing settler movement and figures’ control over the government and public opinion making in Israel.

On the occasion of the International Day for Supporting the Rights of Palestinian Citizens of Israel, the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel released a document, which affirms the demands of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Namely,

Saturday, September 25, 2021

MADAR CENTER

The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.

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