The Shame of the British Universities

Once again  British university lecturers are being asked to boycott Israeli  trachers at  Israeli educational institutions and those who teach there.  This time the boycott call is broader and the shame for such unconscionable behavior greater: The largest university and college lecturers union in Britain is likely to decide shortly to recommend that its 67,000 members boycott Israeli lecturers and academic institutions that do not publicly declare their opposition to Israeli policy in the territories. The boycott motion, which was drafted by the southeast region of the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE), will be brought to a vote at its annual national conference, which will be held May 27—29. It comes about a year after the last boycott by British lecturers. In April 2005, the British Association of University Teachers (AUT) decided to impose an academic boycott on Bar—Ilan and Haifa universities, but...(Read Full Post)