Re: [xmca] Boycott Information

From: David Preiss <davidpreiss who-is-at>
Date: Wed May 30 2007 - 19:03:00 PDT

This is indeed a quite complicated issue, David, and that has made
many people think there is an anti-Semitic push behind this boycott.
I understand criticism towards Israel very well, but if we start
boycotting academics because of the military options of their
countries there are many that should stop working with our American
or even UK friends as well because of the Iraq policy of their
governments, not to speak of our colleagues which are living under
the many oppressive regimes that abound around the world these days.
I think this whole thing is a very bad idea that does not serve its
moral purposes.
David Preiss

On May 30, 2007, at 8:21 PM, David H Kirshner wrote:

> Earlier today (May 30, 2007), the United Kingdom's University and
> College Union endorsed the principle of a boycott of Israeli academic
> institutions, and called for an educational campaign among UCU members
> in support of such a boycott. Those who are interested in this issue
> might want to communicate their opinions to UCU General Secretary
> Sally
> Hunt:
> David Kirshner
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