We believe that the ASA’s endorsement of a boycott is warranted given U.S. military and other support for Israel; Israel’s violation of international law and UN resolutions; the documented impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian scholars and students; the extent to which Israeli institutions of higher education are a party to state policies that violate human rights; and the support of such a resolution by many members of the ASA.
Damned right. The members of the American Studies Association have just decided overwhelmingly to boycott involvement with Israeli academics until such time as Israel (among other things) stops limiting the academic freedom of Palestinian academics. After all, the Israeli government is always whining about how it wants to be judged in the same way as other countries. Well, there you go.