“#AmericanStudiesAssociation boycotted the Jewish state. It wasn’t by popular demand”

WALL STREET JOURNAL
Anti-Israel Activists Subvert a Scholarly Group
by Jesse M. Fried and Eugene Kontorovich
December 3, 2017

Emails unearthed in a federal lawsuit appear to show that the American Studies Association’s decision to boycott Israel was orchestrated by a small cadre of academics who infiltrated the ASA’s leadership to demonize the Jewish state. The ASA website says the scholarly group “promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context,” but in December 2013 it endorsed an academic boycott of Israel. The ASA’s leadership, called the National Council, backed the boycott resolution and put it to a membership vote. A third of the members voted, and two-thirds of those endorsed the resolution. READ MORE

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