academic boycott

Understanding why scholars get silenced for defending Palestinian rights

Marcy Newman
19 December 2014

Two new books provide valuable insight into why freedom of speech can be suppressed at American universities.

Recognizing Palestine, BDS and the survival of Israel

Joseph Massad
16 December 2014

Moves to “recognize Palestine” and co-opt the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement aim to guarantee Israel’s survival as a racist state.

America's Middle East scholars finally discuss "boycott Israel" call

Motion approved by Middle East Studies Association defends right of professors to urge that academic ties with Israel be severed.

Victory: US student workers' union backs Israel boycott in landslide vote

UAW Local 2865, representing 13,000 student workers at the University of California, has become the first labor union in the US to join the BDS movement.

Effort to block Israel boycott backfires at anthropology association

Only 52 of more than 700 members backed motion that would have shut down debate on boycotting Israel.

Palestinian American professor criticized over Israeli diplomat's appearance at Brown

The dispute between a prominent Palestinian American professor and advocates of academic boycott highlights the dilemmas faced by those embedded in American institutions that openly adopt pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian stances.

Anti-gay Christian group threatens to sue hotel for hosting scholars who endorse Israel boycott

The group invokes a new California law alleging the academic boycott enables “unlawfully discrimination,” but the American Studies Association is still going forward with plans.

More than 500 anthropologists back academic boycott of Israel

Senior members of discipline back call for Palestinian rights.

Zionist group publishes target list of “anti-Israel” US professors

The Amcha Initiative, the Zionist organization that has repeatedly intimidated, spied on and harassed students and faculty, appears to be escalating its campaign.

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