The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of March 14

Israeli sociologists boycott West Bank institution, Saudi prince strikes back at Obama, another Gaza tunnel collapses, and more.

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1. Calls by Israeli academics to boycott Ariel University are “semi-fascist,” the West Bank institution said on Monday in response to reports that sociologists plan to shun the controversial college.
Read more: Sociologists' boycott of Ariel University is 'semi-fascist,' school says
2. A senior Saudi Arabian prince on Monday condemned comments attributed to US President Barack Obama, saying the American leader had "thrown us a curve ball" in criticizing Riyadh's regional role.
Read more: Saudi prince hits back at Obama - 'No, we are not free riders'
3. A Gaza tunnel collapsed in Shujaiyyeh, in the eastern part of Gaza city on Monday, an area near the border with Israel, killing a Hamas operative who was inside.
Read more: Gaza tunnel collapse kills member of Hamas military wing
4. An Israeli hiker on a trip in the eastern Galilee region found a rare gold coin minted in Rome nearly 2,000 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.
Read more: Hiker finds rare 2,000-year-old gold coin in northern Israel
5. Israel will make peace with its Arab neighbors and that will lead to an agreement with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday at a Likud faction meeting, which took place at Jerusalem's Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
Read more: Netanyahu: Peace will come through Arab world