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Don’t Cooperate With Ariel

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The last excuse given for Education Minister Yoav Gallant’s decision not to award the Israel Prize in mathematics and computer science to Professor Oded Goldreich of the Weizmann Institute is the professor’s signature on a petition calling on the EU to halt funding for Ariel University. Beyond the baseless disqualification and McCarthyite conduct by the education minister with his comments in recent days, Goldreich reminds us of something that is often forgotten: The academic institution in the territories was born in sin and only continues to exist thanks to laws that seek to erase the Green Line.

In keeping with a trend to legitimize the settlement enterprise, the Committee of University Heads has changed direction and is seeking to add the institution in Ariel as a member institute of higher........

© Haaretz

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