Monday, June 1, 2015

Sexual offenses allegedly committed on Hebrew University campus by lecturers

JPost    A letter presented to Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Sunday, outlined the testimony of dozens of Hebrew University students with allegations of sexual offenses committed by faculty members.

The letter was sent by the organization One of One, an Israeli based virtual platform for victims of sexual offenses to speak out about their personal stories. The letter, released to channel 10 news, stated "we know of five lecturers that sexually assaulted students, including cases of rape."

The letter went on to allege that six lecturers are known to One of One as serial sexual harassers and some of the assaults took place on campus. The organization demanded that the university call an immediate meeting with the Board of Governors to change the way sexual offenses are dealt with by the university.

These allegations come only a month after political science Prof. Mario Schneider was dismissed from the university following sexual harassment charges.

The Office of the Spokesperson at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem responded to the letter. "The complaints referred to in the letter were not brought to the attention of the university; nor did the university receive any inquiries or complaints on the matter.

The university contacted the organization “One of One” with a request to provide the information in its possession, in order to be able to investigate the issue. Thus far there has been no reply.

At the same time the university has filed a complaint to the Israel Police requesting that they investigate the matter." [...]

1 comment :

  1. My mother has two cousins from different sides of her family who both married their proffesors at hebrew u (no monkey business there; they're both from respectable families, and both behave perfectly respectably, besides both shomrot shabbat, etc., with proper grandchildren.)

    Must be an old tradition of students dating professors at israeli university. Of course, these cases discussed here seem to involve improper relationships.


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