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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 11:58 AM

 

Scholars’ Group Endorses an Academic Boycott of Israel

Source: New York Times

An association of American professors with almost 5,000 members has voted to endorse an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities, the group announced Monday, making it the largest academic group in the United States to back a growing movement to isolate Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.

The group, the American Studies Association, said that its members approved the boycott resolution by a 2-to-1 margin in online balloting that concluded Sunday night, with about a quarter of the members voting.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/education/scholars-group-endorses-an-academic-boycott-of-israel.html?_r=0

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Reply Scholars’ Group Endorses an Academic Boycott of Israel (Original post)
oberliner Dec 2013 OP
Purveyor Dec 2013 #1
Jesus Malverde Dec 2013 #2
jessie04 Dec 2013 #3
Pterodactyl Jan 2014 #4
Ash_F Jan 2014 #14
Pterodactyl Jan 2014 #19
Archae Jan 2014 #5
ForgoTheConsequence Jan 2014 #7
Archae Jan 2014 #8
question everything Jan 2014 #12
former9thward Jan 2014 #6
Jesus Malverde Jan 2014 #9
LeftishBrit Jan 2014 #10
Ash_F Jan 2014 #13
question everything Jan 2014 #11
Ash_F Jan 2014 #15
question everything Jan 2014 #16
Ash_F Jan 2014 #17
1000words Jan 2014 #18

Response to oberliner (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 06:39 PM

1. Good. eom

 

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:06 PM

2. bump... nt

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:18 PM

3. Their loss. WGAS.

 

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 05:49 PM

4. That's dumb.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:12 PM

14. You bumped a month old article to add that? /nt

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 11:32 PM

19. And you responded to it?

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 07:43 PM

5. Their comments about Palestinians launching crude rockets and suicide attacks?

(crickets chirping)

Face it, Palestinians, (many of them,) will not be happy until all Jews are dead.


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Response to Archae (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 09:00 PM

7. "Face it, Palestinians, (many of them,) will not be happy until all Jews are dead. "

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:37 PM

8. I didn't say all of them.

But many will.

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Response to Archae (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:04 PM

12. Not sure about that

Because then they will have to concentrate on - gasp - running a country, providing jobs, educating, even collecting trash.

Shooting - into the air or across the border - praising martyrdom is so much more sexy.

(just in case..)

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 08:26 PM

6. Why is a story that is five weeks old being posted in LBN?

Especially about a group no one has ever heard of.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 12:22 AM

9. It got bumped today...originally posted in december..

LBN unlike GD doesn't seem to have a bump timer.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 04:53 PM

10. Since I doubt that there are many Israeli academics working on 'American Studies'....

this is a silly and empty gesture.

And what happens when other countries decide to follow suit and boycott America - and the UK - for what we've done in Iraq?

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:11 PM

13. Fighting right wing extremism across the world requires an international united front

The Americans who invaded Iraq and Israeli's who abuse minorities have more in common with each other than they do with the Americans and Israeli's who speak out against such atrocities.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:01 PM

11. Just curious: how many Nobel prizes

have the members of this group won?

How many professors sharing their institutions published papers co-authored with Israeli researchers?

Oh, I forgot. They do not boycott individual researchers, only universities.

Talking about cutting one's nose, etc.

How exactly is this boycott going to be implemented? Prohibiting the productive professors from attending conferences in Israel? Prohibiting their productive professors from publishing papers with the name Jerusalem University, or Technion part of the papers?

By "productive" I mean individuals who actually spend their time and talent conducting research, not grazing their navels.

Come to think of it: how do DUers, who applaud this decision, envision this to be implemented?

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Response to question everything (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:16 PM

15. Academic boycotts were part of the civil rights movement of South Africa

And were effective in moving moderates.

People want to be part of the first world, and part of the international community. These kind of actions may not be effective on moving people who are racist to the core but they can get people in the middle to pay attention and stop dragging their feet.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:26 PM

16. And what was the quality of academic research in S. Africa?

How many Noble prizes were won by S. Africa? How many high tech and bio tech innovations and research were conducted in S. Africa? What kind of biomedical research was conducted by S. Africa? These are innovations that affect the quality of life across the world. But I doubt that you, or any of these "academicians" will refuse life saving medical treatment developed in an Israeli institution.

And even comparing Israel to S. Africa shows complete ignorance, navel grazing, laziness, inability or unwillingness to actually study the history of the area.



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Response to question everything (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:33 PM

17. So you would be one of the ones who would be considered too far to the right

You are not who the boycott is trying to reach so don't worry about it.

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Response to question everything (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 05:49 PM

18. I see it as more a symbolic gesture ...

 

One that reflects the growing shift in U.S./Israeli relations.

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