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134 Congress members blast ASA for boycotting Israeli universities

Israeli universities

A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli universities. “Academic cooperation can be an important tool to help foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but you have chosen the unproductive path of isolation,” said the letter dated Friday, initiated by Reps. Pete Roskam (R-Ill.), ... Read More »

Presidents of Kentucky’s two largest universities oppose Israeli academic boycott

Israeli universities

The presidents of Kentucky’s two largest universities have joined opposition to a boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the American Studies Association. The ASA National Council recommended its members pass a resolution to boycott Israeli colleges and universities, which they did last month.  The resolution takes an “ethical stance” on Israel’s policies against Palestine. From the ASA website: The Council voted ... Read More »

Duke responds to ASA boycott of Israeli universities

ASA boycott

To show their support for global academic freedom President Richard Brodhead has joined in opposition to a boycott of Israeli universities. In December, two-thirds of 1,252 members of the American Studies Association voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions because of Israel’s treatment of Palestine and its impact on students and scholars. Brodhead was one of 11 university presidents and chancellors ... Read More »

Dozens of U.S. university heads have slammed ASA boycott of Israel, Presidents Conf. says

Israeli universities

At least 90 American universities and colleges have rejected the American Studies Association membership vote in favor of an academic boycott of Israel, according to a Jewish umbrella group. The number, as of Dec. 31,  was tracked by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The rejections have come in the form of statements by university presidents and ... Read More »

92 universities reject academic boycott of Israel

Boycotting Israel

More than 90 American universities have so far released statements rejecting the American Studies Association decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions, and several have cut ties with the organization in protest. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations expressed appreciation to university presidents and chancellors who “stood up against this discriminatory and unjustified measure and rejected the ASA ... Read More »

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