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Hebrew U. pushes scholarships to Palestinians in ‘occupied territories’

The scholarship is for 8,000 shekels a month over five years.

Students sing and wave a PLO flag at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 2023. Source: Screenshot.
Students sing and wave a PLO flag at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 2023. Source: Screenshot.

An official document from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem urges Palestinians from “the occupied territories” to apply to the Yad Hanadiv doctoral scholarship program.

The scholarships, in the sum of 8,000 shekels (about $2,100) per month over the five-year program, are for “Palestinian citizens living in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” Israel National News reported on Tuesday.

The document notes that “Palestinians from East Jerusalem are not eligible.”

The report cited a statement by the Lach Yerushalayim (“For You, Jerusalem”) and Im Tirtzu organizations saying: “A public institution, which is receiving a huge amount of its budget from the taxpayers, operates in a post-Zionist manner and defines areas under the control of the [Palestinian Authority] as ‘occupied. …’

“Students who support terrorism and who went on strike from their studies during [the IDF’s 2021] Operation Guardian of the Walls [against Hamas in Gaza] were accepted, and now the university is opening its doors to students educated in hatred of Israel and the murder of Jews, as has been shown in P.A. textbooks This is a disaster for Israeli academia, the education minister must intervene!”

In June, the Hebrew University came under fire for a pro-Palestinian event held on campus that featured singing and waving flags of the PLO terrorist organization.

The school’s Arab students organized the event, held at the Truman Hall for Peace Research on the Mount Scopus campus, in honor of the end of the academic year. Some took pictures of themselves with one of the flags on stage.

Over the years, the Hebrew University has been involved in several controversies, the most recent of which involved the inclusion of the so-called Nakba Day—a day Palestinians mark as the “catastrophe” of the establishment of the State of Israel—on the university list of holidays and special occasions.

Earlier, Hebrew University Professor David Enoch was blasted for publishing an article in a U.S. outlet calling for the boycott of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and the Netanyahu government.

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