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Middle East Studies Scholars Discuss the Academic Boycott of Israel

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Members of the Middle East Studies Association discuss whether they too should take a collective position on the boycott of Israeli universities.

Anthropologists overwhelmingly vote to boycott Israeli universities

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Anthropology professors vote overwhelmingly to back boycott of Israeli universities. Issue now goes to their association membership.

Reports raise concerns about efforts to suppress pro-Palestinian advocacy on campuses

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Two new reports raise concerns about attempts “to silence advocacy for Palestinian rights” on campuses.

Controversy over Brazilian university's request to identify Israeli students

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University in Brazil, acting at behest of pro-Palestinian groups, sought to compile information about students or employees from Israel on its campus.

Swarthmore Hillel breaks with parent organization over Israel issues

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Hillel chapter at Swarthmore votes to change its name after its parent organization threatened legal action regarding Israel-related programming.

Historians reject vote on controversial anti-Israel resolutions

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At business meeting of American Historical Association, members refuse to consider last-minute proposals to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Anthropologists reject a resolution opposing the academic boycott of Israel

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At American Anthropological Association’s meeting, members reject resolution opposing the academic boycott of Israel and approve a measure condemning police brutality.

New book questions link between the Israel boycott movement and anti-Semitism

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In the new book The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, a key theme is the relationship between anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

U. California grad student union leaders face criticism for pushing Israel boycott

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Leaders of UAW union that represents U. of California teaching assistants push for Israel boycott, but some members say this action endangers their academic freedom and the movement to unionize grad students.

 

Opponent of Israel boycott is accused of uncivil conduct

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A professor's comments opposing the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli universities became the subject of a disciplinary investigation at Fordham University.

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