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SOAS, University of London Votes to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

Out of 2056 votes cast at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 73% voted in favor of boycotting Israeli academic institutions.

The Palestine Society and the BDS campaign at SOAS state: “This historic result has brought us one step further in our struggle for freedom and justice. We do not tolerate any collaboration with academic institutions which are complicit in human rights violations and which do not practice the values of academic freedom and equality. We call upon other universities to show their solidarity by joining the academic boycott.”

The referendum was called for by the Students’ Union, and was conducted in an open, fair and transparent environment.

SOAS has ties with the Hebrew University, which joined the “war effort” last summer when the Israeli army murdered over 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza.

The academic boycott campaign does not contradict academic freedom as it targets Israeli institutions complicit in the oppression of Palestinians, not individuals. Open enquiry, free exchange of ideas, and intellectual freedom are crucial, but freedom can only be real when it is afforded to all. This has to include the Palestinians.

March 1, 2015 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Solidarity and Activism, Video, War Crimes | , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. KEEP IT UP KIDS, YOU ARE THE MORAL FUTURE.

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    Comment by GUZE SPITERI | March 2, 2015 | Reply

  2. Let’s see; a rabidly xenophobic, apartheid, serially ethnic cleansing, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, what’s not to love? Boycott!!! Good work.

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    Comment by Edward Huguenin | March 2, 2015 | Reply

  3. Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

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    Comment by joekano76 | March 2, 2015 | Reply

  4. Good for you, Students. The entire world should boycott Israel. Get rid of the Israelis anyway possible and help the Palestinians return to their homes and lands that have been stolen from them by the Israelis.

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    Comment by Annabel | March 4, 2015 | Reply


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