Monday, 27 September 2010

Palestinian Professors and Students Condemn Efforts to Expand Study Abroad in Israel


GLOBAL NEWS TICKER September 27, 2010

Palestinian professors and students in Gaza have condemned plans by eight U.S. universities to offer study-abroad programs in partnership with Israeli colleges. An open letter published on the Web site of the Lebanese Campaign for the Boycott of Zionism, signed by the University Teachers’ Association in Palestine and the Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel, accused the American universities of supporting "Israeli academia's entrenched involvement in ... a long-running subjugation of a people along medieval lines of race and religion." The institutions under scrutiny include Barnard College, Michigan State University, the University of Florida, and the business schools of the University of Maryland and of Washington University in St. Louis.

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