In Israel, the dismay of students and professors faced with campus mobilization: “The academic world has abandoned us”

Charlotte Gauthier

Jerusalem

Published on May 3, 2024 at 05:41. / Modified on May 3, 2024 at 06:49.

In Israel, students and teachers oscillate between sadness and anger. Whether they learn or teach, they share one observation: those who demonstrate in universities abroad do not understand, for a large part of them, the complexity of the issues at stake in the war between Israel and Hamas. “At Sciences Po Paris, they chant the slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”. But when we ask them: which river, which sea? They don’t even know how to answer. The level of ignorance is reaching new heights!” annoys Ilan Greilsammer, professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv.

Also read: On American campuses, “making the first domino of support for Israel fall”

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