#BDSFail 18,000 member group says academic boycott of Israel “contradicts MLA’s purpose to promote teaching and research on language and literature”

Modern Language Association members pass ANTI-BDS resolution by 2-1 margin
by William A. Jacobson
June 14, 2017

In a severe blow to the anti-Israel academic boycott movement, the 18,000 member Modern Language Association has passed a Resolution explicitly rejecting the academic boycott of Israel. The academic boycott of Israel had been termed a grave threat to the academic freedom of everyone and the free exchange of ideas by over 250 university presidents and numerous prominent university organizations…This represents a staggering defeat for the boycotters. MLA has almost 5 times the membership of the American Studies Association, the largest academic group in the U.S. to have adopted academic BDS. READ MORE

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