Communiqué from AURDIP and BRICUP – We are very pleased to learn that our colleague, Imad al-Barghouthi, Professor of Astrophysics at Al-Quds University, has been released from the Israeli prison….
On 8 July 2014, Israel initiated a military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Although accounts vary, most estimates put the number of residents of Gaza killed in the 50-day armed….
The Israeli military arrested Imad Ahmed Barghouthi on his way to the United Arab Emirates to attend a scientific conference, his lawyer says.
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Statement of solidarity:
We want to express our grief and outrage at the slaying of five cartoonists, Wolinski, Cabu, Charb, Tignous, Honoré, among many others, at the Charlie Hebdo offices. These horrific acts of violence compel us to act even more urgently for a world where the dignity, freedom, and equality of all people are respected and promoted. We reaffirm that the Palestinian boycott movement is one important step towards that vision, and we hope that you will continue to join us in this movement.
The academic boycott of Israel was the theme of a discussion at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) this week. An event organised by the student union….
In denying that Israel limits academic freedom in Palestine, the Israeli embassy in Washington seems to forget about the Palestinian students and academics whose movement it restricts.
It has been a major pillar of the case made by opponents of the boycott that even institutional boycotts violate the academic freedom of individual scholars->http://commons.mla.org/groups/scholarship-censorship-exclusion/forum/topic/academic-boycott-subverts-academic-freedom/]. Yet it was precisely that argument that the Delegate Assembly rejected, as its straw poll revealed. While opponents repeated again and again the mantra that it is impossible to distinguish the individual from the institution, boycott proponents pointed out that we daily make the distinction between officials who represent an institution and scholars who are conducting their own research, even when the same person may play both roles. They pointed out that [PACBI guidelines safeguard, with exceptional care, the academic freedom of Israeli scholars who directly or indirectly benefit from Palestinian oppression and dispossession, to the extent of affirming their right to teach and research, travel, publish and participate in conferences with institutional subsidies.
A Dutch university banned a public meeting on the academic boycott of Israel scheduled to take place yesterday. Although the board of the VU, a university in Amsterdam, had originally….
Relations with universities abroad provide an essential part of what Palestinian higher education needs, both for its own development, as well as that of local society. The British Council’s Tim Sowula accompanies UK publication Times Higher Education on a trip to sound out Palestinian university leaders.