Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fulbright Awardees from Gaza

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting today that the Israeli military has now allowed four of the seven Fulbright awardees from Gaza to travel to Jerusalem for visa interviews at the U.S. Consulate.  The Israeli military reversed an earlier ban on travel for these the students after the State Department, the Israel Supreme Court, and the Education Committee of the Isreali Knesset strongly criticized the policy that prevents hundreds of Palestinian students from leaving Gaza to study at universities in other countries.

Click here to read an earlier post on this issue, in which the U.S. announced that it was withdrawing the Fulbright awards.  Those Fulbright awards were reinstated following strong criticism.


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