20 Israeli Academics Encourage BDS, Israeli NGO Says

Pro Palestinian demonstrators march through central London on July 25, 2014 in London, England.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: 20 Israeli academic have encouraged the American Anthropological Association to boycott Israeli higher academic institutions, according to a report released Thursday by the right-wing Im Tirtzu organization.

According to the report, prominent professors who enjoy salaries provided by the Israeli taxpayer, encourage, legitimize and often promote boycott efforts, including those that directly harm the institutions at which they work.

More than 10,000 members of the AAA are currently voting on whether to officially adopt a boycott to refrain from formal collaborations with Israeli academic institutions, though not of individual academics. The outcome is to be announced next week.

Should the resolution pass, it would mark the largest association to date to call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

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