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Saturday, April 04, 2009

...though in some respects they have a point about the boycott

In fairness, I must link to this excellent piece in the Torontoist which points out a number of problems with the CUPE motion calling for the academic boycott of Israel. The original motion clearly sucked (it would have been better if all academics regardless of origin had been required to condemn the Israeli attack - but not much) and equally clearly has made it difficult to have a proper debate on the rather better present motion, though one might expect professional academics to be up to the task. Good, though, to find one report at least in my Googling of this topic which accepts that there are problems facing Israel/Palestine which originate on the side of Israel as well as that of the Palestinians.

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