5,000 US Profs Endorse ‘Ethical’ Boycott of Israeli Colleges


yale-universityA group representing 5,000 U.S. professors has endorsed an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities.

The American Studies Association says it voted for the boycott “as an ethical stance.”

“It represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and an aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians,” a Dec. 4 statement said.

According to The New York Times, which reported the boycott Monday, the action – the first time the group has called for an academic boycott of any nation’s universities – makes the group the largest of its kind to back a movement aiming to isolate Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians.

The academic group said the boycott doesn’t apply to “individual Israeli scholars engaged in ordinary forms of academic exchange,” including conferences, lectures, and research.

It justified the boycott, saying it was “warranted given U.S. military and other support for Israel; Israel’s violation of international law and U.N. resolutions; the documented impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian scholars and students”; and “the extent to which Israeli institutions of higher education are a party to state policies that violate human rights.”

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  1. Too bad these professors are the losers, for they may learn something that the so called accepted colleges don’t have, tolerance and civility, and maybe even more, but they rather stifle themselves in the closed minds of the academia of liberalism, and you ask how liberal is that.

  2. Please correct your headline. The ASA endorsed the boycott, but not all of its members voted for it. It is simply inaccurate to state the contrary.

  3. Matzav Editor,
    Please provide a list of their names and respective colleges. Let’s initiate a negative publicity campaign against them! A boycott would be nice too – wishhful thinking.

  4. What goes around comes around. The Government is in a war against Yeshivos and effectively boycotting ALL Yeshivos, they are getting payback. Why wont the Secular see how transparent this is?

  5. so maybe it would be a good idea to invite all the poor palestinians to american universities. when they come out smart and enlightened they can just stay in the us forever.

  6. Matzav corer your headline if you’d like to be intellectually honest. If not, keep it. This will tell whether you’re real journalists or sensationalists. Let’s see.