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Political: December 5, 2012

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The Prime Minister’s Office demanded that Prof. Rivka Feldhay, a faculty member of Tel Aviv University, cancel her participation in a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Netanayhu with academics in Berlin, because of her political views and criticism of government policy. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 5th, 2012 at 9:34 am

Closed Society: May 14, 2012

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Right-wing activists tried to disrupt a Nakba Day ceremony held at Tel-Aviv University.  One of the activists caused damage to the decoration set up for the ceremony.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 14th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Closed Society: May 9, 2012

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The Tel-Aviv University security department requires students to pay the salary costs of campus security personnel as a prerequisite to approval of a Nakba Day ceremony, which is to be held on campus next Monday.  In addition, the department informed the ceremony’s organizers that “Use of a sound system is prohibited; only megaphones will be allowed. No posters, signs, or flags may be hung up in the square.”

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 9th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Political: March 25, 2012

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The Tel Aviv University’s management will look into the conduct of one of its lecturers, Dr. Anat Matar, who participated in a protest calling to release Hanaa Shalbi, the administrative prisoner who has taken on a hunger strike in protest of administrative detention.

(Hebrew – nrg)

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March 25th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Closed Society: December 22, 2011‎

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Tel Aviv University has sent lecturers a letter asking their help in identifying and turning in students who carried out protest activities on campus.

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December 22nd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Economy and Society: November 1, 2011

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Tel-Aviv University said it would not allow the operation of the protest tent set up by students at the main entrance to the campus, because of ”security considerations”.


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November 1st, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Closed Society: June 16, 2011

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Official booklet distributed at the last night’s Ph.D. degrees acceptance ceremony in Tel Aviv University, described two cases in which foreign students “did not get worthy hospitality.” Ministry of Interior refused Dr. Shoitzi (Sakinah) Hasgwa request to extend his stay in the country beyond five years, and he was forced to finish his Ph.D. in Japan, via email. The Ministry also did not approve the return to Israel of Dr. Redina Hadj’ivanovah, from the School of Chemistry, after she attended a conference in Europe two years ago, and she had to finish her doctorate at the University of Munich.

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Education: 16 May, 2011

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Tel Aviv University is refusing to hold an event on campus with the participation of Sheikh Ra’ed Salah.


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May 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

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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.”