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Closed Society: April 1, 2012

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Arab students in the University of Haifa have complained to the Council for Higher Education, claiming that the institution is discriminating against them during the admission process.

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April 1st, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Education: January 22, 2012

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Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) is expected to appoint new representatives to the Council for Higher Education in the coming month.  Among the candidates for the council cited by Sa’ar are Prof. Tzila Sinouani Stern and Prof. Tali Einhorn from the Ariel University Center, located on the West Bank.

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Economy and Society: December 5, 2011

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The State Comptroller, Justice (ret.) Micha Lindenstrauss, determined that Prof. Baruch Nevo, a member of the Council for Higher Education, was acting in a severe conflict of interest in violation of proper governance.  In addition, the comptroller determined that Prof. Nevo gave false information in order to be admitted to the council.  Despite the ruling, the Minister of Education, Gideon Saar, who heads the council, refrained from terminating Prof. Nevo’s tenure as a member of the council.

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Education: November 23, 2011

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An international committee set-up by the Israeli Council for Higher Education has recommended that the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University be shut down due to the leftist political bias of its lecturers, which according to the committee causes an impediment to teaching and research.

 

Closed Society: 18 August 2010

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East Jerusalem is short hundreds of classrooms, and registration to local schools is done on a first come, first serve basis. School administrators are adding classrooms in windowless bomb shelters and inside homes, to cope with the lack of classrooms.

The Jewish Agency gave NIS 374,857 in 2009 to Im Tirzu, a political movement. These funds had been originally donated by an American evangelical movement, Christians United For Israel, and the Jewish Agency merely served as the funnel, for the purpose of making these donations tax deductible. It should be noted that the Jewish Agency permits only donation for non-political organizations, and only pre-designated donations.

The President of the Tel Aviv University, Professor Joseph Klafter, said that he had received the report by the Zionist Strategy Institute complaining about a post-Zionist slant in the sociology department, from the Director of the Council for Higher Education. He says “the Council and the Planning and Budget Committee should not deliver universities mail from any marginal group, neither on the right nor on the left.”