Bill targeting ‘terror-supporting’ students is postponed

Debate over a bill by Otzma Yehudit MK Limor Son Har-Melech to remove students who support terrorism from universities will be postponed for a month, the Ministerial Committee on Legislation said on Sunday 28 May. The bill restrains freedom of expression and would face “constitutional difficulties”, according to Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara, writes Eliav Breuer for The Jerusalem Post.

Students who express support for an armed conflict by an enemy state or terrorist organisation against the State of Israel, who express support in acts of terrorism or in terrorist organisations, or who wave a flag of an enemy country, terrorist organisation or the Palestinian Authority will be suspended from their academic institution for 30 days, the bill says.

If a student commits one of the above a second time, he or she will be expelled from the institution permanently and will not be able to receive an academic degree in Israel or recognition of an academic degree from a foreign university for five years, it says.
Full report on The Jerusalem Post site