Israel starts school year with faculty strike

October 23, 2007

Israel's academic year began last weekend with a faculty strike across the country.  Prior to the strike, university leaders had been threatening to keep campuses closed because of the government's failure to deliver $75 million that was promised to the schools.  $55 million was given and schools opened.  120,000 students are impacted by the faculty strike.  Teaching staff are pushing for a 20% pay raise.  Last term, Israeli students went on strike for 41 days over fees.