Letter to Israeli officials expressing concern over the treatment of Albaraa Kefaya, a recent graduate from Bir Zeit University, who has been detained by the Israeli authorities and prevented from taking up the internship he was offered in the US.
Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the recent decision by the US Department of State to freeze scholarships in the 2012-13 academic year for Palestinian students from Gaza who seek to further their studies in the West Bank.
Appeal to International Committee Members to Intervene for Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Appeal to international committee members who are charged of implementing the recommendation by the Israeli Council of Higher Education’s Sub-Committee for Quality Assessment that new students not be allowed to register in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Israeli Council for Higher Education to Suspend Student Registration in Ben Gurion University’s Department of Politics and Government
Letter to Israel’s Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar regarding recommendation by Israeli Council for Higher Education Subcommittee for Quality to suspend student registration in Ben Gurion University’s Department of Politics and Government for the 2013-14 academic year.
Israel’s Treatment of Palestinian Education and its Denial of Gaza Students’ Right to Study in the West Bank
Israeli Government’s ongoing violations against Palestinian education and its denial of Gaza students’ right to study in the West Bank, in particular the cases of four students who had to discontinue their studies in 2000, and are now seeking to resume their studies at Birzeit University, as well as Lujain Zaim who Israel is denying the right to begin university studies there.
Early-morning IDF invasion of al-Quds University’s Institute of Modern Media at the Abu Dis campus when televising equipment was destroyed and the television transmitter seized. This wanton attack upon an educational establishment is a direct infringement upon academic freedom and seems to be part of a broader Israeli campaign against education and academic freedom in the West Bank and Gaza.
Punitive Recommendation Ben Gurion University Consider Closing Department of Politics and Government
Letter to the Israeli Council for Higher Education (CHE) chairman Gideon Sa’ar regarding the recommendation that Ben Gurion University consider closing down the Department of Politics and Government.
Letter to Bar-Ilan University President Moshe Kaveh regarding the tenure case of Dr. Ariela Azoulay. She may have been denied tenure as a result of opaque and improper evaluation procedures and because of her political views, rather than on the basis of her record as a scholar, teacher, and member of her university and academic communities.
Letter concerning Israel’s ongoing travel restrictions and new military orders which effectively ban over 400 Palestinian students from Gaza from studying in West Bank universities.
Letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli’s Minister of Defense Ehud Barak, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George J. Mitchell, and Israeli Ambassador Michael B. Oren regarding the arrest and subsequent deportation to Gaza by Israeli authorities of Ms. Berlanty Azzam who was weeks away from completing her degree at Bethlehem University.
Letter to Israeli officials regarding the denial of Rima Najjar Merriman, a citizen of the US and Assistant Professor of American Literature at the Arab American University in Jenin (AAUJ), entry into the West Bank at Allenby on September 14, 2009.
Letter to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Rivka Carmi expressing concern over her comments approving BGU’s search for legal means to dismiss Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Government and Politics Department, Neve Gordon. These comments came in response to an opinion piece published by Dr. Gordon in the Los Angeles Times on 21 August, in which he called for a comprehensive boycott of his country as a means to pressure Israel to end its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Response from Response from Professor Zvi Galil to May 21, 2009 letter regarding commendation to Tel Aviv University for defending student Omar Barghouti's petition to boycott Israeli universities.
Letter to Israel’s Minster of the Interior Eli Yishai regarding Israeli authorities’ refusal to allow Dr. Nicola Pratt to enter the West Bank on April 22, 2009. She was scheduled to present two seminars at the Institute for Women's Studies at Bir Zeit University.
Letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to express grave concern over military campaign against the Gaza Strip that has included the killing of students outside the Gaza Training College in Gaza City and the bombing of the Gaza Islamic University.
Letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert regarding the continued restriction of movement on Palestinian students from Gaza.
Letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert regarding education restrictions on Gazan students, including Khaled al-Mudallal.
Letter to Prime Minister Olmert and Minister of Defense Peretz to request Israel allow students from Gaza to attend Bethlehem University.
Responses from both the State of Israel Ministry or Justice Deputy Director Boaz Oren and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister Shalom Tourgeman to MESA's letter regarding the detention of Professor Ghazi Walid Falah.