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Eighteen prominent international scientists wrote to Israel’s far-right Minister of Education, Yoav Gallant, on Thursday, April 22, to protest his decision to withhold the Israel Prize from Professor Oded Goldreich of the Weizmann Institute of Science, a political activist and member of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel. According to Haaretz, the scientists, outstanding figures in computer science and mathematics, are laureates of important awards such as the Turing Award and the Abel Prize, which is considered as significant as the Nobel Prize. Hadash, Labor and Meretz lawmarkers meet in solidarity with Prof. Oded Goldreich at the Knesset in Jerusalem, April 19, 2021. (Photo: Zo Haderech) The letter calls on Gallant to grant Goldreich the prize, and states that his refusal to do so due to the professor’s political opinions puts at risk the academic excellence for which Israel is known, and will only diminish the prestige of the Israel…

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Scientists Call on Education Min. to Give Israel Prize to Communist Prof