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A Lesson in Collaboration

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Hebrew University’s decision to include the right-wing movement Im Tirtzu – a key mission of which has been persecuting professors for their political views – among the groups where students can volunteer and earn two academic credits constitutes moral bankruptcy. It’s hard to overstate the nature of the decision or the error in judgment by the university’s leaders.

Last year the university began awarding credits for volunteering for social causes and listed 140 groups where students could take part. Credits are given, for example, for volunteer work with welfare groups, hospitals and projects helping society’s weaker segments. Recently the university decided to put Im Tirtzu on the list and grant credits to students volunteering there, even though the university’s regulations state that political groups or parties won’t be........

© Haaretz