Council won’t close controversial unit at Ben-Gurion

Israel’s Council for Higher Education decided last Tuesday not to close Ben-Gurion University’s controversial politics department, after months of discussion on the issue, writes Danielle Ziri for The Jerusalem Post.

The council had decided last autumn to close the political science programme after some two years of investigating allegations made by right-wing organisations that its lecturers were teaching students radical, leftist political opinions.

Tuesday’s decision to keep the department open came with conditions: it will have to hire two or three new faculty members who meet criteria fixed by a council sub-committee, which will also regularly control the quality and diversity of the curriculum.
Full report on The Jerusalem Post site