The anti-Israel Academic Boycott Resource Pages
Return to Boycott Resources Main Page and Table of Contents
Source: BOD Press Release
30th May 2006
Board of deputies: NATFHE POLICY "PERNICIOUS"
The Board of Deputies deplores the passing of a resolution at the NATFHE conference yesterday recommending a boycott of Israeli academics. Whilst the very idea of an academic boycott should be an anathema to academics, the particular nature of the NATFHE resolution, whereby Israeli academics must publicly declare their political views and subject them to the scrutiny of British academics, is especially pernicious.
Israeli academics operate in a free society and will undoubtedly have many different political views. Academic institutions in Israel accept students and faculty members from across the Israeli society, including Jews, Muslims and Christians. To single out Israeli academics and institutions in what purports to be an attempt to influence Israeli government policy is perverse and discriminatory. It is a sad day when lecturers in higher education, a section of British society that should have open minds, should have closed theirs so entirely.
Commenting on the resolution, Board Chief Executive, Jon Benjamin, noted that "the resolution was carried by a majority of just 35, but it has committed a union of some 69,000 members to a policy that no one in academia should countenance. We hope that following the merger with he AUT on 1 June, good sense and democracy will prevail and this policy, which is at odds with the AUT’s policy on academic boycotts, will cease to exist."
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 toZionism 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