The American Jewish Committee has expressed outrage over the Association of Asian American Studies’ (AAAS) endorsement of an academic boycott against Israeli academic institutions.
A resolution favoring the boycott was adopted at the national organization’s recent annual meeting, though only ten percent of the membership reportedly voted.
“This pernicious resolution stands in stark contrast to the broader American academic community position opposing such boycotts,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Moreover, this AAAS action will not bring closer Israeli-Palestinian peace. That can only be achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations, which the Palestinians have spurned for the past four years.”
The American Association of University Professors has long opposed academic boycotts. Moreover, in 2007, more than 400 American college and university presidents signed a statement proclaiming such efforts “intellectually shoddy and politically biased attempts to hijack the central mission of higher education.”
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