BDS Fail: Israel ‘Preferred Research Partner’ for American Academia

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The Algemeiner reports: Despite the efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to isolate Israeli academia, prestigious American universities continue to consider the Jewish state “a preferred collaboration partner for US researchers,” a newly released report revealed.

According to “US-Israel Academic Collaboration” — a project of the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research and the Israel on Campus Coalition — nearly 5,000 joint publications were produced between 2006-2015, with the highest quantity of works coming from the medical and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) communities.

MIT topped the list, with 1,835 publications written with authors affiliated with Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University, the Technion, the Weizmann Institute and Ben-Gurion University.

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