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Academic Anti-Boycott

Updated January 2022
(first published September 19, 2014)

Many people agree that academic boycotts of Israel are a perversion of academic values. Beyond statements of condemnations, universities can counter this ugly campaign by taking public, proactive, affirmative actions to embark on or increase high-profile collaboration projects with Israeli scholars and institutions.  Here are some suggestions for such actions—as undertaken by various institutions of higher education:

See also: American-Israeli Academic Collaboration Soars Despite Israel Boycott Efforts on Campus by Yair Rosenberg, Tablet, December 7, 2016 (Full report: U.S.-Israel Academic Collaboration by Dr. Daphne Getz et al., Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, December 2016)

Other suggestions are welcome and actively solicited! Please add your ideas or examples (with links, if possible) in the Comments section below, or send them directly to me.

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