The intellectual embargo: Political tool – or censorship of free ideas?

“In dozens of countries academics are imprisoned for their beliefs. So the universities of which country does BDS want to sanction and boycott?” the prime minister questioned.

By KAREN IRIS TUCKER
March 13, 2014 19:30
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Netanyahu speaking at AIPAC 2014. (photo credit: screenshot)

 
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On March 4 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in a move many found surprising, closed his speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

“In dozens of countries academics are imprisoned for their beliefs. So the universities of which country does BDS want to sanction and boycott?” the prime minister questioned. “Israel – the one country in the Middle East where professors can say, write and teach what they want.”

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