Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

UCL Provost expresses concern at Israel academic boycott vote

UCL President and Provost Malcolm Grant today expressed his concern at the vote by delegates at the National Association of Higher and Further Education (NATFHE) conference for a boycott of Israeli universities and academics unless they publicly dissociate themselves from…

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NAS Council Opposes Academic Boycotts

May 30 — The governing council of the National Academy of Sciences opposes academic boycotts, firmly believing that scientists provide a voice for rationality and moderation in political affairs. A boycott of Israeli academics announced yesterday by Britain’s largest faculty…

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The boycott and Lawrence of Arabia Syndrome

Let us revel this morning in our own righteousness, our self-evident immunity from reproach, our moral stain-repellence, our unerring instinct for the just, our irresistible compulsion to right wrongs and raise the downtrodden. Let’s, just for the moment, be British…

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An Open Letter from Israeli Feminist Academics to Their Colleagues in England

Dear Colleagues, We recently learned that the (British) Association of University Teachers, at its forthcoming council, is to debate a decision to boycott three Israeli universities for their alleged complicity with the Israeli government’s policies on the Palestinian territories. Such…

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The “Protocols” 21st Century Style in the UK and at Oxford

27/05/2006 The ‘Protocols,’ 21st century style By Benjamin Neuberger Currently, another academic boycott of Israel is being organized in Britain. The boycott movement does not represent all British lecturers and intellectuals. The organizers are not a majority but clearly rather…

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Chomsky needs to learn a lot more about Lebanon

Ya Libnan Volunteer Noam Chomsky visited Hezbollah’s Headquarters and met with their Secretary General, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in the Southern suburb of Beirut. After the meeting he defended Hezbollah’s rights to hold onto their arms. Chomsky, a critic of US…

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