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Israel's Antisocial Services Minister

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06.12.2018

On Sunday Labor and Social Services Minister Haim Katz signed a document that recognizes graduates of Al-Quds University as social workers. But on Monday the minister was questioned by the Israel Hayom newspaper, which referred to Al-Quds as “a supporter of terror.” Katz got cold feet, and announced he was withdrawing the recognition of the university’s graduates. “I will not give recognition to an institution that supports terror,” he said, as he ordered the certification of hundreds of social workers frozen.

Al-Quds University, based in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and its alumni have been battling the authorities for a decade to get recognition of its graduates’ professional training. The refusal is always based on political, rather than professional considerations. Government officials have in the........

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