WE WON!!

11Nov08

By Banksi. He pretty much rules the walls, you know. THIS JUST IN: The University returned Ali’s student card, cancelled all disciplinary charges (it’s now pretending that there never were any), and has reinstated him to the dorms!! 

A ton of thanks is in order to all the people that made it happen. First and foremost to the 538 signatories of the English petition and 220 of the Hebrew one, discounting the odd anti/pro-semitic troll here and there; the 600 people who joined the campaign’s Facebook group; and very importantly, the many of you who emailed the University. A separate thank-you is in order to the many more that posted the info on their blogs, forwarded our emails, and generally chipped in. 

The campaign also received a (somewhat belated) comment from the University. We will be adding it to this post later in the night.

The Freedom of Speech 2008 blog will now formally shut down (unless there are other attacks on students and faculty you want us to report on!), as will the petitions, the Facebook group and our email page. We would also ask you to stop e-mailing the University officials, unless you want to congratulate them on making the right decision – the fight is won, and there’s little point in rubbing it in. However, for those of you who subscribed to our RSS feeds, please don’t cut the links just yet – if there’s another attempt at freedom of speech on Israeli campuses, we will be the first to let you know. Thank you, goodnight, and see you around 🙂 

In solidarity,

Your campaign team

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One Response to “WE WON!!”

  1. 1 Artem

    I am glad he is back to university!

    Good luck!


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