Skip to comments.For first time, U.S. professors call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel
Posted on 01/29/2009 1:55:54 PM PST by Nachum
In the wake of Operation Cast Lead, a group of American university professors has for the first time launched a national campaign calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel.
While Israeli academics have grown used to such news from Great Britain, where anti-Israel groups several times attempted to establish academic boycotts, the formation of the United States movement marks the first time that a national academic boycott movement has come out of America. Israeli professors are not sure yet how big of an impact the one-week-old movement will have, but started discussing the significance of and possible counteractions against the campaign.
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The campaign was founded by a group of 15 academics, mostly from California, but is, “currently expanding to create a network that embraces the United States as a whole.
Now, if they’d only do the same for us.
So 15 “intellectual” idiots start whining about Israel? Get in line.
Lol! Something I’m not going to worry about...College professors.
Wonder if Bill Ayers signed it?
Our president's name is hussein
I have a feeling most of those professors teach English, Spanish, history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, women studies, African studies, gender studies, or education.
Only here and there you’ll see engineering, business or economics professors.
I'd like to see some names.
Liberal Anti-Semitism continues to grow
Its funny how we now have David Duke Democrats popping up everywhere
Hand in your cel phones.
Stop using windows-based PCs.
Any of your kids got polio? Didn’t think so.
That name should catch on. Thanks.
Can we boycott anti-Semite professors somehow?
I feel no sympathy for Jewish people in this country as the are 75/25 liberal Dems.
But I feel deep sorrow for the Jews of Israel. World opinion coerces them to not defend themselves.
How about for the 25% who consistently buck the lib majority? They deserve much respect, as do the 5%-10% of blacks who refuse to reside on the lib-Dem reservation.
I was of the opinion that a sizable number of US professors and academics had already been informally boycotting Israel at every opportunity, putting that nation in the same box they had placed South Africa in the days of apartheid. South Africa staved off the boycott for some number of years, because they had a relatively well-developed industrial base and were economically sound due to their production of both gold and diamonds. That country could make enough off the sale of both those commodities to keep going for some time, in spite of the poor press they were getting.
Israel is in a similar position today, in that they have to be almost completely self-sufficient, feeding themselves and making efficient and frugal use of the other resources they have available. Up to now, the US has been considered the backstop for the Israelis. That seems about to be be ended.
> Lol! Something Im not going to worry about...College professors.
Pointy-headed intellectuals. If you’re not careful they’ll pack up their slide-rules and microscopes and... and... GO HOME! Yeah, that’s the ticket! No more dissertations and thesises for you!
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now, and I’ll say it in the future.
Neocons!!! Return to school...get your advanced degrees and become teachers. It’s the only way to turn the tide against socialism in places of “higher” learning in the US.
English profesor: figures. I’ll bet he’s a citizen of the world, but with his nose in the bankrupt trough of the state of California.