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US Anthropological Association Moves Closer To Israel Boycott

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. If it receives final approval, the embargo will apply to all institutions, but not individuals.

The resolution calling for the boycott passed by an overwhelming 1040 in favor and just 136 against, at a meeting of the 10,000-strong organization in Denver on Friday night.

US Jewish newspaper the Forward said the resolution was sponsored by academics from Columbia University and Tufts, as well as other US educational institutes, and will bar the AAA from “formal collaborations or other relationships with Israeli academic institutions.”

Read more at The Times of Israel

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