UJ denies ties with Israeli university

THE University of Johannesburg has described as "misleading" reports in the Israeli media that the university has reinstated its partnership agreement with Israel's Ben-Gurion University (BGU).

The Jerusalem Post, in a report published on Friday, suggested that the UJ and BGU had revised their contract.

"As a representative on the UJ's senate and a member of its senate academic freedom committee responsible for international partnerships, I confirm that UJ's decision to terminate its relationship with BGU remains," said Farid Esack, head of the religious studies department.

"The claim is false and reflects a desperate attempt to counter Israel's increasing isolation."

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