200 Anthropologists Endorse Israel Boycott

October 2, 2014

More than 200 anthropologists have signed their names to a statement advocating for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. “The recent military assault on the Gaza Strip by Israel is only the latest reminder that the world’s governments and mainstream media do not hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law,” the anthropologists’ statement says. “As a community of scholars who study problems of power, oppression, and cultural hegemony, we have a moral responsibility to speak out and demand accountability from Israel and our own governments.”

The statement from the anthropologists comes in the wake of a decision by the American Anthropological Association to convene a task force to consider in what ways, if at all, the association should address issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Several academic associations have endorsed boycotts of Israeli academic institutions. 

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