Over 600 academics from across the globe have signed a petition to
the Israeli Council of Higher Education (CHE) calling on them not to
close the Department of Politics and Government of Ben Gurion University
of the Negev (BGU), despite evidence form their own enquiry of the high
academic standing of the department.

The attack on BGU politics department is part of the campaign by the
Israeli government to silence any critical voices in Israeli Universities
and elsewhere.

Read the petition and
the signatories up to 18 October 2012

Read the press release
Chronicle of Higher Education (US) report