Communist Party of Israel

Over 500 academicians from 20 countries (in Europe, Latin-America, the US and Israel) last week published an open letter condemning Horizon 2020, the EU’s most recent science programme, for granting research funds to Israeli scholars working at Ariel University in the Occupied Palestinian Territories . The signatories to the letter entitled “Ariel University and Horizon 2020 – The EU is legitimizing Israel’s illegal settlements” demand that the EU desist from providing such research grants to academicians from Ariel University. In the letter, the signatories “note with grave concern the ongoing failure of the European Union to ensure that its taxpayer-funded research programmes are not used to legitimize or otherwise sustain the establishment and the activities of Israeli academic institutions in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT).” “As the EU Commission recently reiterated, ‘Article 19 of the Horizon 2020 Framework Regulation provides that all the research and innovation activities…

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500 Academicians: EU Legitimizing Israel’s Illegal W. Bank Settlements