Friday, December 6, 2013

Academic institutions "are increasingly endorsing boycotts against Israel's occupation"

"Palestinian activism grows at US universities:
"Despite heavy backlashes, academic institutions are increasingly endorsing boycotts against Israel's occupation"

December 6, 2013

"...December 4, the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA) endorsed a boycott condemning the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians..."

"...a sort of backlash to the backlash is gaining momentum. Over the past couple years there has been an upsurge in pro-Palestinian human rights activism on college campuses across the US.

"In November 2012, UCI’s student council unanimously-and defiantly-voted in favor of the college pulling its investments from Israeli companies. In a matter of months, student councils at UC Berkeley, Riverside, and San Diego had done the same, and a bill that would have thwarted student action at UCLA, by placing a blanket ban on divestment measures at the school, failed."


"Canadian Protestant church launches settlement boycott campaign"

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
December 6, 2013

"Canada’s largest Protestant church launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the West Bank.
The United Church of Canada campaign, dubbed 'Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel,' encourages 'economic action' against three Israeli companies: Keter Plastic Ltd., SodaStream and Ahava, which all have factories in the West Bank..."


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