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Archives: May 2006

Wed May 31, 2006

U.K. academics vote on Israeli boycott

Britain's biggest association of teachers in higher education approved Monday a resolution urging its 67,000 members to consider boycotting Israeli academics who fail to renounce what it called Israel's "apartheid policies."

The resolution by the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, a victory for supporters of a boycott, raised the stakes in a contest among academics in Britain, the United States and the Middle East that has evoked questions of academic freedom and Palestinian resistance. More...

Posted by: sanaa on May 31, 06 | 11:16 am

'Law to be used' to stop Israeli university boycotts

An international lobby group formed last year after lecturers voted to boycott Israeli universities has vowed to oppose any renewed plans "through legal channels".
The warning from the Israeli-led International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom, a body formed at Bar-Ilan University last year after the Association of University Teachers (AUT) attempted to impose an academic boycott on Israel, came as the international outcry over Israeli sanctions today intensified.

Yesterday, the lecturers' union Natfhe voted to support a boycott of Israeli academics who fail to publicly dissociate themselves from Israel's "apartheid policies". More...

Posted by: Mona Baker on May 31, 06 | 11:01 am