An international science journal has rejected a study by an Israeli doctor because she refused to remove “Israel” from the address of Ariel University, which is located in the West Bank and is considered by some as a “settlement.”
Dr. Mindy Levine submitted a study that was set to be published in the January 2021 edition of the journal “Molecules.”
However, a group of anti-Israel chemists from around the world, led by Prof. George Smith, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Prof. Malcolm Levitt, a Fellow of the Royal Society, lobbied for the address to be changed to: “Ariel University, illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel, Occupied Palestinian Territory.”
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