After the storm over the decision not to award the Israel Prize for Mathematics to Prof. Oded Goldreich, who previously called for a boycott of Ariel University, a bill will be submitted to the Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday that will prevent similar cases in the future.
According to the bill of MK Ofir Katz (Likud), a person who published a call for a boycott of Israel or participated in a boycott, will not be able to receive the award. Said Katz.
He said, "It is not possible for us as a state to award prizes to those who harm Israel's status, encourage a boycott of us and support bodies that work against us. Anyone who seeks to harm the legitimacy of the State of Israel, in all its parts, does not deserve an award. "Shasha Bitton, the government will not embarrass itself, and will support my bill."
Last Wednesday, the judges' committee awarded the Israel Prize in Mathematics and Computer Science to the High Court of Justice against Education Minister Yifat Shasha Bitton's decision not to award the prize to Prof. Oded Goldreich.
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