This just in from Students for Justice in Palestine at Rutgers, New Brunswick and Newark:
The Students for Justice in Palestine at Rutgers – New Brunswick and Rutgers – Newark write this statement to express our dissent and exasperation over the University’s recent decision to engage in a close partnership with Tel Aviv University, as well as University President Jonathan Holloway’s resulting visit to the state of Israel.
On November 17th, President Holloway signed an agreement welcoming Tel Aviv University to house operations at the forthcoming Innovation & Technology Hub in New Brunswick. The Hub, a collaboration between the University and NJ Governor Phil Murphy, is currently in construction opposite the New Brunswick train station and set to open in 2024.
We are absolutely opposed to the University’s memorandum of understanding that aims to include Tel Aviv University in the Innovation & Technology Hub project and to President Holloway’s visit to Israel to formalize the collaboration.
You can read their full statement at tinyurl.com/SJPJointStatement.