There's Money for War but Not for Humanities?

Under no circumstances should Israelis accept the elimination of university disciplines because demand for courses is small.

The crisis in the humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a popular topic in the media last week, reflects a worldwide phenomenon, but in Israel the situation is worse. In the United States, the top universities have accumulated billions of dollars and support disciplines that don’t provide the schools immediate income or other benefits. And in Europe, despite all the...