Irish Academics’ Call to Boycott Israel Criticized

From Irish Academics’ Call to Boycott Israel Criticized:

Israeli academics slammed a call for an EU boycott of Israeli academic institutions as proposed in a letter by 61 Irish academics in the Irish Times. In a letter sent to European Commission members, Prof. Yosef Yeshurun of Bar-Ilan University and Dr. Edward Beck of Walden University blasted the boycott, calling it “antithetical to the universal principle of academic freedom.”

Their letter, written “on behalf of the 510 international academic members of the International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom (IAB) and the 6,800 international academic members of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East,” called the Irish petition “completely counterproductive to the fostering of peace and understanding in the Middle East.”

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