News and Opinion

Records: 10 - 20 of 1867

Amir Hetsroni | Haaretz | 27 August 2014
Israeli universities’ response to Gaza war may justify an academic boycott

Attempts by Israeli universities to punish students and faculty who protested against the Gaza war were a profound challenge to those, like me, who had opposed the boycott of Israeli academia.....

Rosa Doherty | 21 August 2014
Cinema boycott - take two

Two Israeli film-makers have been denied funding to attend a prestigious festival in Britain because of a boycott. Yoav Hornung and Niv Shpigel have directed films due to be shown at the Encounters festival in Bristol in September. But neither will be able to attend the screenings because money o....

Black the Boycott | 10 August 2014
Philosophers and political theorists for a boycott of Israel

After over a month of bombardment by the Israeli state, close to 2000 Palestinians are dead – the overwhelming majority of them civilians. This includes 408 children by the last UN count, a figure which is almost certain to rise as the assault continues, and as survivors sift through the wreckage.....

Yarden Skop | Haaretz | 27 August 2014
Anti-war academics hold conference at Tel Aviv University

In response to Tel Aviv University’s recent letter “embrac[ing] the security forces” and threatening disciplinary action against students and employees expressing “hurtful and extremist statements” in social media, the university’s social science department held a conference before a packed hall th....

Haaretz | 23 August 2014
Holocaust survivors condemn Israel for 'Gaza massacre,' call for boycott

In response to Elie Wiesel advertisement comparing Hamas to Nazis, 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants publish New York Times ad accusing Israel of 'ongoing massacre of the Palestinian people.'....

Roger Waters | Salon | 25 August 2014
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning

The carnage in Gaza continues after the latest collapse of cease-fire talks and over four weeks of asymmetrical bombardment by Israel. With the death of more than 2,000 Palestinians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands more, the complicity of the American government has been exposed to the....

Suha Arraf | Haaretz | 24 August 2014
I am an Arab, Palestinian and citizen of Israel - I have the right to define my own identity

The State of Israel never accepted us as citizens with equal rights, writes filmmaker Suha Arraf. From the day the state was established, we were marked as the enemy and treated with racial discrimination in all areas of life. Why, then, am I expected to represent Israel with pride? ....

Screen Daily | 22 August 2014
Ken Loach calls for Israel boycott

Honouring two Palestinian filmmakers at the Sarajevo Film Festival, British director Ken Loach branded the US as a “bully” and said cultural happenings supported by the Israeli state should be boycotted.....

19 August 2014
A Call to People of Conscience Not to Speak at the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Until Chancellor Wise Honor the Contract to Hire Professor Steven Salaita

In solidarity with the Campus Faculty Association of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), which has called upon Chancellor Wise to reverse her decision to revoke the offer of appointment made to Professor Steven Salaita in October 2013, and in consultation with concerned faculty me....

Elizabeth Redden | Inside Higher Ed | 19 August 2014
Boycott Battles Ahead

The war in Gaza has spurred a flurry of statements and letters on the part of concerned academics -- and many expect debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to grow on U.S. campuses in the year ahead. ....

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