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Israeli writer rejects Hon PhD from Ben Gurion University

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Sayed Kashua

Published: 12 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Why Sayed Kashua is rejecting his honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University – Sayed Kashua – Haaretz 09.07.16
I don't support a boycott of Israeli academia. But Ben-Gurion University's decision not to honour Breaking the Silence, an NGO whose crime is to remind people of the occupation, leaves me no choice but to decline the honorary doctorate it has offered me.
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Ben Gurion University president nixes prize for Breaking the Silence June 28, 2016

What it’s like to be a Palestinian citizen of Israel
June 14, 2016

What it means when occupation is the consensus
– Mairav Zonszein – +972 Magazine 28.06.16
A major Israeli university revokes a prize intended for Breaking the Silence claiming that its work opposing the occupation ‘isn’t in the national consensus.’ What does that say about Israel as a nation?


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