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Minister explains role in row over pro-Palestinian researchers

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Stark-Watzinger says she demanded a clarification of actions proposed by dismissed colleague

Science minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger has responded to claims that her ministry had plans to withdraw funding from researchers who signed a letter defending pro-Palestinian protesters. 

The parliamentary committee on education, research and technology assessment questioned her ministry’s response to the letter from a group of lecturers, which had condemned the clearing of a pro-Palestinian camp at the Free University of Berlin.

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