The University of Haifa
announced Tuesday that California State University students, who had been banned from studying in Israel, would now be able to attend its classes.
The American university had suspended all study-abroad programs in Israel in 2002 due to security concerns. Despite efforts to have them reinstated, so far only Haifa has been successful in repealing the ban.
The reinstatement was not made lightly. Haifa’s academic credentials were examined, and representatives of both universities’ campus security staff met to discuss relevant protocols before the decision could be reached.