Anti-Israel sentiment growing inside the US

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

A powerful group of US scholars has voted to launch an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities. With a membership in the thousands, the group has become the largest academic collective to protest Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
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 Sundaynight. 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.
In April, the Association for Asian American Studies voted to enact a similar boycott, although the American Association of University Professors has voiced its opposition to such a measure.
The seeds for this month’s vote were laid last month at the ASA’s annual conference in Washington, where the 20-member national council unanimously agreed on a boycott.
The National Council engaged and addressed questions and concerns of the membership throughout the process,” the statement explained.
During the open discussion at the recent convention, members asked us to draft a resolution that was relevant to the ASAS in particular and so the Council final draft resolution acknowledged that the US plays a significant role in enabling the Israeli occupation of Palestine.”
Monday’s announcement is the latest in a line of boycotts that may have Israeli leaders worried. Vitens, a Dutch water company, said last week that it would cut business ties with Israel’s national water company. Considerations of a more widespread boycott have also been discussed throughout Europe, where Israel has strong economic ties.
The ASA’s statement has already been called the first step toward more boycotts from American institutions, with the Modern Language Association saying its meeting next month will include a discussion on academic boycotts.
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8 Responses to “Anti-Israel sentiment growing inside the US”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is wonderful news, and echoes what is happening in the UK with a mass boycott of jewish owned supermarkets. Tesco have been hit hard and sainsburies are begining to notice also.
    Buy from your local shops. The jews got W W II going by a world boycott of German produce after Hitler took the economy away from the jewbankers and gave it to the people

  2. Steed EOW says:

    Has there been a boycott of Jewish-owned supermarkets in the UK? First I’ve heard. I’ve been avoiding Tesco and Sainsburys but seen no signs of others doing so.

  3. Anonymous says:

    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=86615

    THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE BY HENRY MAKOW, BUT HE SAYS THE WORLDS ECONOMIC CRASH IS BY LONDON BANKERS
    WHO WANT LONDON TO BE THE NEW WORLD CAPITAL, WHILE WE ALL KNOW ITS THE JEWS WHO WANT A WORLD CAPITAL IN JERUSALEM

  4. Anonymous says:

    I first heard of the boycott 2 years ago by a man giving out leaflets outsde Tesco, he was later arrested came back and did the same again and some jews beat him up in the street. I went to see him in Norwich hospital and waseducated about what wa sgoing on, and we were able to tell many people through our church group who also joined the boycott

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am so pleased that news of this boycott is now being published,
    for so long it was tough getting the news out, we need as many people a spossible to tell others and join in the boycott
    until Israel stops the terror and joins the human race

  6. Anonymous says:

    I boycotted all supermarkets mainly to help keep local business going they need the money. I refuse to contribute to the fat cat elites who can afford to buy their sons sports cars on their 18th birthday when we can’t. Local shop owners are struggling they need our help.

  7. Anonymous says:

    MAYBE IF I TYPE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS MY POST WILL STAND OUT ABOVE THE OTHERS?!

    In all seriousness, this is great news. Israel is the pedophile capital of the world where underage prostitution is not only legal but encouraged. The average age of a whore in Israhell is 14. They mutilate their male children then have rabbis suck them off. It’s a disgusting religion, and a disgusting culture.

  8. Steed EOW says:

    Thanks anon re: the Tesco/Sainsbury boycott. I’m glad to hear there are people such as your suffering old friend who are making the effort to spread the word to ordinary people (who don’t follow the ‘blogosphere’). I thought about spray painting a massive Star of David on my new local Tesco Express, but decided I can’t engage in criminal activity having just become a Dad.

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