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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel and the American Studies Association - 27:58  

In Response to Responses to the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
withRiham Barghouti, Palestinian American, who worked lived in Palestine for 10 years and worked at Birzeit University, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
and Adalah-NY
and Andrew Ross,  Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, N.Y.U. Member, American Studies Association

NYS Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) introduced a bill that would give colleges and universities in New York 30 days to withdraw their support from groups like the American Studies Association, which recently voted for such an academic boycott, or NYS lawmakers Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) want to strip aid from universities whose faculty participate in academic organizations that urge a boycott against Israel.  The bill passed the Senate but is stalled in the Assembly. This is in response to the American Studies Association (ASA), which recently voted for such an academic boycott. Cornell,  New York University, Columbia, SUNY Buffalo and SUNY Stony Brook are among the institutions with faculty affiliated with the ASA, made up of 5,000 professors. The ASA over-whelmingly voted to refuse to enter into formal collaborations with Israeli academic institutions, or with scholars who are expressly serving as representatives or ambassadors of those institutions , or on behalf of the Israeli government, until Israel ceases to violate international law. and human rights. We’ll discuss the growing efficacy of the boycotts, divestiture and sanctions movement.

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  • Anonymous  
    February 13, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Those that favor divestment and boycott strategies directed at Israel shouldn't have a problem with those strategies being directed toward them. Sauce for the goose...

  • Anonymous  
    February 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Land of the free and home of the brave- except when it comes to supporting Israeli oppression. Then it's the almighty dollar that speaks the loudest. BDS is getting stronger because more and more freedom loving people are behind it.

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