Hebrew U warns staff to beware of right-wing protests

By MELANIE LIDMAN
September 22, 2010 04:49

Letter to senior staff warning of class disruptions outrages right-wing groups.




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Administrators at Hebrew University in Jerusalem sent a letter to senior staff warning of possible disruptions from right-wing protests at the beginning of the school year, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.

The letter was sent following media reports that right-wing activists may try to disrupt classes, which also prompted the university to beef up security for the first two weeks of the semester.

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The letter stated that if there are any disruptions to classes, professors should immediately warn security personnel and inform the faculty heads.

The letter prompted outrage from right-wing groups and MK Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi), who told Reshet Bet that the letter was unfortunate and a mistake in judgement, and that he would ask Hebrew University officials to apologize to right-wing groups and withdraw the letter.

Any group, regardless of political affiliations, can protest at Hebrew University if they receive prior approval.


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