Academic Watchdog Lists Professors Who Have Called For Boycott Of Israel


princeton-universityThe AMCHA Initiative, and organization dedicated to investigating and combating anti-Semitism at academic institutions, has released a list of 218 professors identifying as Middle East scholars who have called for a boycott of Israel.

In August, about 200 professors on more than 100 U.S. campuses signed a petition calling “to boycott Israeli academic institutions,” and refuse “to collaborate on projects and events involving Israeli academic institutions, not to teach at or to attend conferences and other events at such institutions, and not to publish in academic journals based in Israel.”

In addition, faculty members at 16 of 20 universities that received federal grants supporting Middle East studies signed the anti-Israel petition. Those schools are Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Harvard University, New York University, Princeton University, University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington Seattle, and Yale University.

“How can professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?” asked Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, the AMCHA Initiative’s co-founder and a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “Students who wish to become better educated without subjecting themselves to anti-Israel bias, or possibly even antisemitic rhetoric, may want to check which faculty members from their university are signatories before registering.”


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  1. We’re overly concerned about professors

    and journalists who are anti israel.

    e.g. are ,say, Ynet, Jpost, Walla,really less anti jewish than Haaretz?

    Or just less honest ?

    Is it really the need to lull a different audience with a mite prettier vocabulary ?

  2. Reason being: if the human beings see such /smart/ minds spreeing for /sanity/ by the way of good colloquial freedom, someone will change their address and leave the sunshine behind. How terrible. Their names on a paper substantiate a cheat sheet for eternity. To cheat Israel and get what you want is not fear of G-d. How about those apples? Terrible.

  3. How can universities who receive federal funding for the Middle-East study programs allow their professors to call for the boycott of Israel — which is in the Middle-east?

  4. Very unsympathetic to the anxiety of top-tier university stars. They’re under severe “professional” pressure to publish or perish (at least in their colleagues’ esteem), and saved from but a scant few hours of teaching low-life underclassmen, they need a release from the hectic demands of research for their next hiddushim and sefer t’shuvos, or wooing their muflagim (graduate students), and need an exciting outlet equivalent to the “Punch a Jew” game of other boxed and bored delinquents.

    Have any Jewish faculty put their position on the line in protest? Huh, Mr Dershowitz or Mr Wallach? Any of the big donors withheld support? They can’t/won’t even budge the Metropolitan Opera from disseminating insipid anti-Jewish propaganda.

  5. Unfortunately, the secular world of “higher learning” institutions are a hotbed for leftist ideologies.

    These “faculty lounge” extremist leftists shunt the freedom of speech and they cleave to the likes of Hamas in the name of human rights.

    The left simply hates Israel.