After evaluation of State released info in response to petition to return academic courses for jailed terrorists, MK Regev says: ‘terrorists should rot in jail.’
By Ari Yashar
In response to a petition to reinstate academic courses for jailed terrorists in Israeli prisons, the state released a document noting the most popular course among jailed terrorists in 2011 was “Genocide.”
Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli jail – Photo: Tal Cohen
Jailed terrorists were allowed to study at Israel’s Open University from prison until 2011, when the benefits were cancelled during negotiations to free Gilad Shalit, who was being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. Continue Reading »
Free open online internet courses attract students & scholars from all over the world.
Even countries that do not recognize Israel are welcome: ‘Our belief is that it’s the right thing to do,’ says school’s manager, ‘In my eyes, it’s a revolution’
By Shahar Chai
Earlier this year, the Open University joined the international project of distant-learning, MOOCs, massive open online courses, which draw students from around the globe, including Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and even Sudan.
The Open University on strike in 2009 – Photo: Yaron Brenner
One of the program’s students is Najud Hassan, a resident of Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Continue Reading »
A group of lecturers from the Open University call on the State of Israel to allow terrorists to study in university program while incarcerated in prison.
Dozens of lecturers from the Open University have signed an ad calling on the State of Israel to allow terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons to study in universities while in prison.
In the ad, which is entitled “Opinion on the studies of security prisoners”, the lecturers and a number of employees of the Open University protest the State’s preventing what they term is “the right of inmates to academic studies”. Continue Reading »