Education Minister Yoav Gallant's withholding of this year's Israel Prize for Mathematics and Computer Science from Prof Oded Goldreich of the Weizmann Institute of Science over the scholar's political views continues to draw protests. University heads and other senior academic figures have stressed that political views have no place in consideration of recognition for scholarly scientific achievement; saying that doing so sets a dangerous precedent that damages the status of the prize and has wider repercussions for freedom of speech. A gathering was held at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot on Sunday, where Prof. David Harel, a professor of computer science and 2004 Israel Prize laureate, presented his Israel Prize trophy to Goldreich. KAN reporter Naomi Segal spoke to Harel about the gathering.