Productieve respons tegen de academische boycot vanwege Amerikaanse Universiteiten (ASA):
“Provost delegation from US universities arrives to explore academic partnerships” – JPost – By Lidar GRAVÉ-LAZI
The delegation includes experts in the fields of women and gender, research and treatment for cancer and other diseases.
… Their visit comes in the wake of a decision last month by the 5,000 member American Studies Association (ASA) to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
Since the announcement, over 90 universities have released statements rejecting the boycott and the delegation’s visit serves to further strengthen ties between Israeli universities and their US counterparts. …
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“On December 15, in a move condemned by numerous prominent academic scholars throughout the country, the American Studies Association (ASA) membership voted to adopt an ill-advised resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions following a recommendation by their National Council.
The vote, however, represented just a narrow fraction of overall ASA members with less than 20 percent of membership taking part.
The Israel Action Network (IAN), a strategic initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, expressed disappointment as well. “The Israel Action Network (IAN) is troubled that members of the American Studies Association (ASA) voted to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions that directly violates the strongly held principle of academic freedom,” the IAN statement reads. … Universities Turn from ASA After Boycott Vote
ADL – University Officials and Academic Institutions Respond to ASA Boycott
JPost – 92 universities reject academic boycott of Israel
NY Times – Backlash Against Israel Boycott Throws Academic Association on Defensive
JPost / JCPActs – foto: Ben-Gurion University campus in Beersheba [BGU]