Israel

Intellectual boycott

Print edition : February 07, 2014

A Palestinian protester throws a stone at Israeli troops at a protest against the Jewish settlement of Ofra, in the West Bank village of Silwad, near Ramallah January 10, 2014, when Israel announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. This happened days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region to push peace talks, in which settlements represent a major hurdle. Photo: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS

John Kerry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on January 2 during the former's recent visit to the country. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AP

America’s largest academic association votes to boycott Israel’s academic institutions and draws the ire of the powerful pro-Israeli lobby in the country.
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