ISA endorses Birzeit University's rejection of Israeli measures against academic freedom
The new Israeli settler regulations about the “Entry and Residency of Foreigners in Judea and Samaria Region," give Israel the absolute right to select which academics and students may be present at Palestinian universities, as well as set arbitrary criteria on which fields of study are permissible and what qualifications are acceptable. These sweeping draconian measures attack the right to education, academic freedom, and the autonomy of Palestinian universities. Birzeit University's statement calls on all academics, academic organizations to join in their fight against this proposed procedure, and for their sovereign right to be a university.
ISA endorses the Call to Action of Birzeit University to Reject Israeli Measures Against Academic Freedom