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Bye, Bye, Boycott (And Please Don’t Come Back)

“For several years now, British faculty unions have been voting in various ways to encourage members to boycott Israeli academics and universities — and ignoring anti-boycott pleas and resolutions and requests from scholarly societies, university presidents and academics from Britain, the United States and in some cases the Palestinian Authority. On Friday, the union announced an abrupt reversal: Based on legal advice, calls for the boycott will be dropped.”

Thus begins an article on today’s InsideHigherEd.com. Read the rest here.

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  1. That’s great news. It’s a ridiculous idea to boycott academics and schools (such a boycott is “an attack on academic freedom”, not the reverse!), and those of us in the UK are relieved to hear this. I hope those of us who have always been against the boycott will reconsider what journals we publish in and what British academics we have ties too — I for one don’t want to be connected to people who think an academic boycott makes sense.

  2. Thank you for your comment, B.J.

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