Monique Chemillier-Gendreau

The pseudo-boycott of Israeli universities

The Israel-EU Association Agreement is founded on the basis of a respect for human rights. Recent calls by French universities for this agreement to be suspended do not constitute a “boycott,” but rather a moral and correct response to Israel’s human rights abuses. Writing in Le Monde, Monique Chemillier-Gendreau responds to the critics who have attempted to label such actions as “anti-Semitism,” and who have failed to recognize the moral consequences of inaction.