On 7 October, Hamas terrorists unleashed a vicious attack on Israel’s civilians, brutally killing 1,400 individuals, abusing women and kidnapping more than 200 people, including children and elderly people. Writing on behalf of the Genetics Society of Israel (with input from Yaara Oren at Tel Aviv University in Israel), we call on academic institutes worldwide to protect Jewish and Israeli trainees and faculty members from antisemitic actions — just as other minority ethnic groups are protected — and to renounce all pro-terrorism statements, as they would for racist views. We ask them to join calls to free kidnapped Israeli citizens.
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