Skip to comments.MKs: Israel Cannot Ignore ASA Boycott
Posted on 12/24/2013 7:59:08 AM PST by Eleutheria5
The American Studies Association (ASA) decision to support an academic boycott of Israel was a subject of debate in Knesset on Tuesday. The Knessets Science and Technology Committee discussed the decision and its implications for Israel and the world.
Committee head MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) expressed the opinion that all such boycotts are a bad idea. There is no place for an academic boycott or for any involvement of politics in academia, he declared.
Its important for Israel, but no less so, this principle is important for the advancement of humanity, he continued. Political debate should take place elsewhere.
MK Nachman Shai (Kadima), who called for Tuesdays discussion, expressed concern over the lack of a coordinated Israeli response to the boycott.
The phenomenon of boycotts against Israel is not a new one, and in practice, has been around for more than a few years, he said. Israel must not brush aside or ignore this latest occurrence.
This could take on new dimensions, because one act can lead to action from other organization as well, he warned.
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Yuh. ASA boycott. That we can't ignore.
Oh yeah, that’s gonna hurt. </sarc
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If they can ignore ‘em, why can’t we?