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Is the ASA's boycott of Israeli Universities a hypocritical move considering the fact that Israel is the only middle eastern country that truly encourages and supports freedom of speech and freedom of expression on it's college campuses?

Asked by: Maximvs
Is the ASA's boycott of Israeli Universities a hypocritical move considering the fact that Israel is the only middle eastern country that truly encourages and supports freedom of speech and freedom of expression on it's college campuses?
  • Think about your actions

    Boycotting Israeli Universities not only shows a lack of common sense, but it also indicates that the ASA may be Anti-Israeli. Generalizing along this line can be dangerous, but it is in the mind of the reader that this could also support Anti-Israeli thoughts and actions from the ASA and show it to its constituents.

  • Yes, it is just political.

    Yes, ASA's boycott of Israeli universities is largely hypocritical, and a political move, because it is designed to say more of a political statement about Israel than it is designed to truly reflect the position of the ASA on speech issues. The ASA is simply anti-Israel and has only chosen this way to express it. Israel is the freest and most-open society in the Middle East.

  • Statement About Academic Freedom for Palestinians

    Enough, Israel! Stop denying basic freedoms to the Palestinian people! The ASA boycott of Israel is about a protest against Israel for denying academic freedoms of Palestinians by accusing the Israeli higher education of "policies that violate human rights and negatively impact the working conditions of Palestinian students...." The ASA singled out Israel's higher education system as simply being a mouth for the state, which is decidedly anti-Palestinian. Instead of beating down your enemy by educating more drones to attack Muslims, why not train students to be peacemakers instead of warmongers? The ASA's move isn't hypocritical at all and the organization should be applauded for taking a stand in favor of overall academic conditions in a supposedly free society.


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