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Fighting the Whitewashing of the Apartheid University of Ariel

Letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

21.3.2021

For decades, grants of the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) were not allowed to cross to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) (as the EU and German grants still insist). This policy was changed by the Trump administration, resulting in BSF grant money being transferred to Israeli settlements at the OPT.

Academia for Equality sent a letter (see link below) to the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, asking to act swiftly and resolutely to reverse this disastrous legacy set in place during the last days of the Trump administration, undermining peace in our land.

A4E letter to Blinken
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An Article at the Times Higher Education Supplement

11.12.2020


Following the visit of US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to the Ariel Academic Institution, Friedman - in the presence of Netanyahu and the Minister of Science and Technology Yizhar Shai - signed amendments to earlier agreements between the US and Israel that regulate bilateral collaboration in science, technology and agriculture

A collaboration between the "Scientists for Palestine" group and the "Academy for Equality" led to the writing of the following article, which was published in the Times Higher Education Supplement (here a version that does not require registration).

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