Wednesday, November 3, 2010

(NEWS) 38 Nobel Winners Slam Academic Boycotts Against Israel

"Laureates: 'Academic, cultural boycotts, sanctions are antithetical to principles of academic, scientific freedom,' WJC report says.

In an attempt to reverse the trend of boycotts against Israel, 38 Nobel peace prize laureates have signed a declaration condemning international attempts to divest from, sanction or boycott Israeli academic institutions and research centers, according to a World Jewish Congress (WJC) report on Tuesday.

Under the auspices of an initiative by Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) the Nobel prize winners gave special attention to the continued threat of a boycott by South Africa’s University of Johannesburg of Ben-Gurion University in Israel and student divestment efforts in the University of California system."

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