Zionism - Israeli Flag

The anti-Israel Academic Boycott Resource Pages
ADL Slams British Academic Boycott Policy

home  Web definitions about issues history  photo gallery documents  links personalities antizionism contact

Return to Boycott Resources Main Page and Table of Contents

ADL Slams British Academic Boycott Policy

Source: ADL

Moran Zelikovich, 05.29.06, 19:46

New York, NY, May 29, 2006 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today strongly condemned the resolution passed by Britain's National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) supporting a boycott of Israeli academics and academic institutions that do not declare their opposition to the policies of the State of Israel.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

The approval of the NATFHE resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academics and institutions represents a stunning setback for academic freedom.

It is profoundly unjust for academics in the only democratic country in the Middle East -- the only country where scholarship and debate are permitted to freely flourish -- to be held to an ideological test and the threat of being blacklisted because of their views. No one would expect a British or American professor to have to withstand such scrutiny of their political views. Yet, when it comes to Israel a different standard applies.

This shameful decision affecting British universities calls for a redoubling of the commitment to fight the boycott and other discriminatory actions against Israeli academics and institutions.

The NATFHE decision came despite an international outcry over the boycott resolution. In the lead-up to their annual conference, NATFHE's leaders received thousands of protest letters, emails and petitions, including a petition organized by ADL that carried more than 12,000 signatures. NATFHE is merging with AUT, and we call on the new union, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), to disavow the boycott.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

Our links relevent to this article

The Inter-Senate Committee of the Israeli Universities for the defense of Academic Freedom

Prof Steinberg addresses the UK National Postgraduate Committee on the topic of Academic Freedom

A boycott is already on

Israel boycott resurfaces in NATFHE - AWL

NATFHE: Chuck out 198C! - Jon Pike (Engage)

Academic Friends of Israel situation update from 25/5/06

The Peace Vigil Page, the protest against the AUT boycott

Al-Quds University - Hebrew University. Cooperation Agreement

Principles of Palestinian-Israeli Cooperation

National Postgraduate Committee Says: Don't take Academia Hostage

More About Zionism and Israel

Please tell us about your favorite links and we will review them for inclusion.

Copying - Please do copy these pages, and especially these links to your Web site,  giving credit to Zionism on the Web  www.zionismontheweb.org

 Thank you.

Please link to our Sister Web sites - at  http://www.zionism-israel.com   Information about Israel and Zionism

and http://www.zionism.netfirms.com The Zionism Pages

Wikipedia article about Zionism - A comprehensive article including the history of Zionism  as well as links to specific topics and articles about anti-Zionism.

Zionism - Table of contents at the Jewish Virtual Library

Zionism article at Infoplease

Zionism - Definition and Brief History - A balanced article that covers the definitions and history of Zionism as well as opposition to Zionism and criticisms by Arabs,  Jewish anti-Zionists.

Labor Zionism - Early History and Critique - Contribution of Labor Zionism to the creation of the Jewish state, and problems of Labor Zionism in a changing reality.

The US Library of congress has a comprehensive and balanced set of articles about Zionism:

Zionist Precursors - US Library of Congress

Political Zionism - US Library of Congress

Cultural Zionism - US Library of Congress

Labor Zionism - US Library of Congress

Revisionist Zionism - US Library of Congress

Essential Texts of Zionism

Jewish Agency Zionism pages - Links to basic information about Zionism from the Jewish Agency

Ambassador Herzog explains Zionism in the UN


Active Zionism - A Zionist advocacy site with many useful links

Realistic Religious Zionism - moderate religious Zionist Web site

Zionism On The Web Directory

Learn more about this site at our Zionism Main page. Comment and add your thoughts to our Zionism and Israel forums. See our Resource Centers on the AUT and NATFHE British Academic Boycotts of Israel, Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism, and the Palestinian state. Learn more at our Zionism Commentary collection. Extend your learning through out collection of links or at our links directory