israel academic boycott

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at a Conference in Washington
Pressure on US Education Dept. to stop funding anti-Israel programs

88 groups signed a letter calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to prevent taxpayers money from supporting Middle East studies programs that support academic boycotts of Israel.

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Backlash prompts mental health group to rethink canceling Israel confab

“The deliberations around whether the ENMESH conference should or should not be held in Israel were never intended as an academic boycott of any kind, nor should they be perceived as such.”

By SAM SOKOL/JTA
08/08/2019
Protestors call for the severing of diplomatic ties with Israel during a march in Cape Town
University of Cape Town blocks academic boycott of Israel

The higher-education institution said several issues require clarification.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators carrying a sign reading "DBS" (Divestment, Boycott, and Sanctions) mar
Israeli professors nixed from South African conference after boycott calls

The professors came from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

By JTA
30/11/2018
US student Lara Alqasem appears at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel October 11, 2018
Israel Studies Assoc. supports alleged BDS activist Alqasem ahead of trial

"As academicians and as people knowledgeable about Israel, we think the best strategy for combatting boycotts is precisely the path Ms. Alqasem has chosen—a genuine education."

BDS blacklist punishes thoughtcrime

If BDS illiberally advocates embargoes and sanctions – even against academics – then the Israeli government should respond by maintaining the moral high ground.

A WOMAN wearing a T-shirt that reads ‘Boycott Israel’ takes part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration
Uni censors Holocaust survivor who compared Israel to Nazis

The talk was part of Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events organized by the university’s student committee of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS campaign.

By JTA
02/10/2017
BDS
US academic group overwhelmingly rejects BDS

"The boycotters, whose entire identities revolve around boycotting Israeli Jews, cannot let go of the issue and seek to insert it into unrelated organizations."

Anti-Israel BDS
Combating BDS with a push of the button

Act.IL app creates a virtual situation room of pro-Israel experts.

04/06/2017
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Israeli ministers prepare to vote on academic boycott bill

The legislation is intended to harm academic boycotts of Israel abroad that are led by professors employed by Israeli universities and colleges.

05/02/2017
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