The National Women’s Studies Association voted to join the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said in Tel Aviv that boycotting Israel is “foolish.”
Delegates to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention upheld a resolution accusing Israel of keeping Palestinian academics from entering the West Bank, but rejected another expressing solidarity with academics that boycott Israel.
Israel dismissed as “radical leftist” a group of American scholars that has decided to boycott it but worries that other academic forums in the United States could take similar action, the deputy Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday.
The American Association of University Professors called on members of the American Studies Association to vote down a resolution endorsing an academic boycott of Israel.