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.
At the Modern Language Association Assembly delegates voted to chastise israel but not boycott its academics. Sadly, the farcical atmosphere made it impossible to take the debating process seriously.
Until recently, the rule of thumb was that the bigger the academic group, the less likely it was to consider a boycott of Israeli colleagues. An upcoming vote by the Modern Language Association may change that.
Another famous institution has supposedly jumped on the academic boycott Israel bandwagon. It’s a little magical place called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Two more American institutions of higher learning officially withdrew their memberships from the American Studies Association after its membership voted in favor of an academic boycott of Israel.
Eric Cheyfitz is a professor of Native American and Indigenous studies. He explains why he supports the American Studies Association’s decision to back the academic boycott of 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 membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.