Not only does the world notice what is happening with Gaza, but the damage done to Israel's already severely tarnished image by this kind of behaviour tarnishes it further. This gives ammunition to those seeking to boycott Israeli academics, and you - well not BenZion obviously because he's living in the world under the sand with the rest of the ostriches - will see headlines querying why Israeli academe should be supported against boycott when Israel is denying Palestinian students right of access to study programmes abroad. Another brilliant own-goal.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Israel bars students from leaving Gaza at last minute