University Students Block Major Highway in Israel

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Tens of Haifa University students on Monday blocked the Jerusalem – Tel Aviv Highway for a short period of time in protest over the deteriorating situation regarding the nation’s institutions of higher learning.

Yaniv Ben-Shoshan, who heads the university’s student union, warned he will not permit the opening of the scholastic year next week as scheduled. “We are of one mind with the heads of the universities” he added. “We will not permit the opening of schools until the funds promised [by the government] are transferred.

Students accuse the national government of not abiding by agreements. Ben-Shoshan stated the ministers simply do not care.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)