On September 5, the Israeli Council of Higher Education, generally referred to by its Hebrew acronym Malag, met in executive session and accepted a recommendation of a “sub-committee for quality assurance” to suspend registering students to the Government Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. If, on October 23, the recommendation is accepted by the whole plenum of the Malag, the department will be, in effect, shut down and its faculty fired. This matter may seem, well, academic. It is hardly that. Read the full article here
Bernard Avishai: Israeli Academia: Crossing the line?