academic freedom

US academics condemn “barbaric” Israeli raids on Palestinian universities

The assault on Palestinian campuses underscores the justification for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, campaigners say.

Large majority votes for MLA resolution condemning Israeli restrictions on academics

It calls on the State Department “to contest Israel’s denials of entry to the West Bank by United States academics who have been invited to teach, confer, or do research at Palestinian universities.”

How to practice BDS in academe

Some practical advice on how academics can support Palestinian rights on campus even in the face of Zionist intimidation.

Activists condemn Washington University “censorship” of BDS event featuring Palestinian poet

University administrators canceled a planned town hall meeting on boycott, divestment and sanctions and tried to limit the free speech of poet Remi Kanazi.

Tutu condemns US efforts to curb free speech on Palestine

“Whether used in South Africa, the US South, or India, boycotts have resulted in a transformative change that not only brought freedom and justice to the victims but also peace and reconciliation for the oppressors.”

Palestine solidarity group banned at Northeastern, students threatened with expulsion

Palestine solidarity activists are facing harsh censorship and retribution on at least two US campuses during Israeli Apartheid Week.

I risked imprisonment by Israel and death to study in the United States

Murad Owda
20 February 2014

“What about my academic freedom? What about the tens of thousands of Palestinian children and teachers whose movement to and from their schools is impeded by the Israeli military?”

Politico refuses to publish rebuttal of Michael Oren’s anti-Semitism smear

Oren’s approach to the issue of boycott is that of a person scared of a growing nonviolent resistance to Israel’s occupation.

New US bill to punish academic boycott inspired by Israeli ambassador

The so-called “Protect Academic Freedom Act” would deny federal funding to any institution that participates in a boycott of Israeli universities or scholars.

NYU silent after Israel bans Palestinian student from “coexistence” program

Its silence contrasts with university leaders’ loud condemnations of calls for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

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