Turmoil on Israel's Council for Higher Education

February 22, 2016

Six members of Israel's Council for Higher Education announced that they were resigning from the body, potentially preventing it from making decisions as it now lacks the required membership of 19, The Jerusalem Post reported. The resignations were a protest over the actions of Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who leads the council. He recently ousted the vice chair of the council and pushed through his own candidate for the position. Critics say that Bennett's candidate was not, as is custom and some believe required, a full professor at a research university.

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