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Topic: Influential group of 5,000 US scholars votes to bo
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Subject: Influential group of 5,000 US scholars votes to bo
Date Posted: 18 December 2013 at 12:03pm

Influential group of 5,000 US scholars votes to boycott Israel

http://rt.com/usa/scholar-academic-boycott-israel-vote-347/ - http://rt.com/usa/scholar-academic-boycott-israel-vote-347/

The American Studies Association (ASA) announced Monday that its nearly 5,000 members voted in favor of the boycott by a 2-to-1 margin on Sunday night. A total of 1,252 members voted on the issue, with 66 percent voting ‘yes’ and 30 percent voting ‘no.’ Three percent abstained from voting altogether.

The boycott calls on US schools and academic research groups to end all work with Israeli groups. It does allow individual Israeli scholars to still attend conferences and speak at American universities, as long as they do not do so in any official capacity of the government.

"The resolution is in solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom, and it aspires to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians," the statement declares. It goes on to mention "Israel’s violations of international law and UN resolutions; the documented impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian scholars and students; the extent to which Israeli institutions of higher education are a party to state policies that violate human rights," among other points.



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