More universities object to discriminatory legislation

More Israeli universities have voiced opposition against discriminatory legislative initiatives against women, LGBT and Arabs by the newly formed rightist coalition government, reports The Siasat Daily.

The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), on Thursday 29 December 2022, issued a statement warning against the threat to Israel’s image by such initiatives, adding that it would work for its goals without discriminating against anyone based on race, religion, nationality, gender and sexual orientation. The University of Haifa also issued a statement on Thursday 29 December 2022, warning that the legislative initiatives by the new far-right and religious government could discriminate against and exclude populations in Israeli society, foster hatred toward the LGBT community, and sow fear in the country.

The Weizmann Institute of Science also vowed in a statement on Thursday 29 December 2022 that it would “continue to stand firm amid right violations of the LGBT community and other groups in the face of acts of incitement and violence”. On Tuesday January 3 2023 the Hebrew University in Jerusalem said in a statement that it would continue to promote values of full equality, liberty, freedom, and human dignity in any form, Xinhua news agency reported.
Full report on the Siasat site