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Tuvia Blumenthal

The Knights of Academic Freedom

Tuvia Blumenthal is retired from Ben Gurion University and is a member of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East The academy too has to defend itself against those who try to use academic freedom for their purpose, which is…

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Freedom to differ over Israel’s history

Professor emeritus, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel http://comment.independent.co.uk/letters/story.jsp?story=643065 Sir: Oren Ben-Dor, an academic of Israeli origin, was not happy with the AUT vote to repeal its decision to boycott two Israeli universities, and calls for an academic boycott…

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Targeted killings can save lives

The writer is a professor of economics at Ben-Gurion University and an SPME Member Instead of addressing the question of how Israeli soldiers should deal with terrorism, the critics of Professor Asa Kasher, whom they disparage as “the court philosopher,”…

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