Academics vote on Israel boycott
‘Israel's 40-year occupation has seriously damaged the fabric of Palestinian society through annexation, illegal settlement, collective punishment and restriction of movement… The union deplores the denial of educational rights for Palestinians by invasions, closures, checkpoints, curfews, and shootings and arrests of teachers, lecturers and students…and condemns the complicity of Israeli academia in the occupation.’
Such anti-Israel and anti-Semitic expression is becoming so commonplace that to express anything to the contrary is increasingly considered tantamount to racism. NATFHE has said nothing about boycotting China, Iran, Sudan, North Korea or Zimbabwe, all of which have appalling records in ‘human rights’.
And these are supposed to be the nation’s academics. They must have attended some of those grammar schools that Mr Cameron finds so deficient…