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Israeli Minister of Education and the leader of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett has ordered all Israeli academic institutions to disband student cells involved in the Islamic Movement, which the government last week declared to be illegal.

He wrote institutions of higher learning on Friday:

There will be no terror on campus. We have taken the Islamic Movement out of the realm of legality, and now it is clear that there is no place for it in academic institutions in Israel.

I expect all academic leaders to take responsibility, to understand the dangers involved and to cooperate with the government.


The Council of Higher Education has stated that it will not limit the rights of students to conduct public activities unless they are forbidden by law.


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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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