Galant: Professor who supported BDS won't receive Israel Prize

Outgoing Education Minister Yoav Galant announced on Friday that the Israel Prize in Computer Science will not be awarded to Professor Oded Goldreich of the Weizmann Institute of Science, due to what he called “his continued activity that seeks, with deliberate intent, to harm Israeli academia and the State of Israel.”

In his decision, Galant rejected the recommendation of the Israel Prize Selection Committee to award the prize to Prof. Goldreich for his work on the subject of computational complexity.

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