The annual convention of the 30,000-member strong Modern Language Association (MLA) passed a resolution earlier this month by a vote of 60-53 censuring Israel for “denials of entry to the West Bank by U.S. academics who have been invited to [...]
Groups working for Palestinian rights are urging Oxfam International to take immediate action and break its ties with Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson after she issued a statement supporting Israel‘s military occupation and human rights abuses. On January 10, SodaStream, which [...]
Vijay Prashad holds the Edward Said chair in American studies at the American University of Beirut and is on leave from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. The growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israeli universities has struck a [...]
Scarlett Johansson Actor, Hollywood. Winnie Byanyima Executive Director, Oxfam. Dear Ms. Johansson and Ms. Byanyima, We are writing to you about the involvement of Ms. Johansson as the Global Ambassador for Oxfam at the same time as she is the [...]
Academic Boycott Days from Dave Lippman on Vimeo.
It took Palestinians 56 years living under brutal Israeli military repression to reach the point of calling for a boycott of Israel. However, it took practically nothing, just an endorsement of the academic boycott against Israel — a non-violent measure [...]
January 20, 2014 Dear American Studies Association colleagues, The Birzeit University Professors and Employees Union, which represents more than 700 staff members at the University, wishes to acknowledge, with gratitude, the determined efforts of all the academics who diligently worked [...]