Academic Boycott

The blocking of a particular country’s participation in international conferences and symposia, as a means of exerting external pressure on an oppressive political regime
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Earlier this month, with over 10,000 members, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has become the largest scholarly institution in the United States to endorse the academic boycott of Israel when its general conference voted overwhelmingly last night for a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution.
Furthermore, al-Quds reported that the largest anthropological scholarly institution in the US, the American Anthropological Association, has endorsed an academic boycott of Israel.
Under an oblique title, "Israel needs cultural bridges, no boycotts," Rowling, along with a few celebrity writers, argued against growing calls for an academic boycott of Israel.
But soon we started seeing a sharp rise in academic boycott initiatives," said Barghouthi.
Some 373 students voted against the proposition, which follows a similar vote from students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London earlier this month, which backed an academic boycott of Israel.
The BDS campaign has gained support in Europe, but it has not fared as well in the United States, where two relatively small academic groups voted earlier this year to support an academic boycott of Israel, but larger groups as well as many universities have opposed it.
British physicist Stephen Hawking pulled out of a Jerusalem conference hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres last year, as part of an academic boycott.
Florida's Senate condemned the academic boycott of Israel and supported Israel's academic freedom.
The recent decision by the $200bn Dutch pension fund PGGM and the Norwegian Danske Bank to blacklist their Israeli partners, the support for the academic boycott in the US and Ireland and the decision of a number of institutions to disinvest from companies like Veolia and G4S that are profiting from the occupation has brought Israel to recognise the BDS as a "strategic threat".
based scholarly group redoubled their support for an academic boycott of Israel at a conference held by the American University of Beirut this week amid intense controversy and criticism from pro-Israel groups.
I have been reading with growing interest about the American Studies Association's up coming vote on their resolution to endorse an academic boycott on Israel.
The chairman of the presidential conference who also denounced Hawking's academic boycott must have forgotten that the US academic boycott of South Africa - the boycott was supported by elements from Zionist liberal academia - was effective in the fight against the apartheid regime.
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