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SA academics pledge support for Israeli academic boycott

Some 204 South African academics have signed a declaration committing themselves to supporting the rights of the Palestinian people. Expressing concern with “Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land” and “the intolerable human rights violations that it inflicts on all sections of the Palestinian people”, the academics pledge not to accept[…]

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Maties academics, staff support English plan

A group of more than 220 academics and professional support services staff at Stellenbosch University have come out in support of the proposal to have English as the primary language of instruction at the institution. “The choice of English as the primary language of instruction with augmented support for Afrikaans[…]

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UK academics sever ties with Israeli universities

Hundreds of university professors in the United Kingdom say they will halt all cooperation with Israeli schools in an effort to draw attention to Israel’s violations of international law. In a statement released on Tuesday, 343 UK academics announced that they would no longer accept invitations to visit Israeli academic[…]

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Israeli academic boycott growing

One week into a deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip, members of the academic world have joined the global protest against Israeli oppression, by signing a petition calling for the boycott of all Israeli academic institutions. Amongst the most high profile individuals to have joined the cause has been theoretical[…]

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