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.
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.
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.