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MKs Demand Sacking of Professor Who Called for Israel Boycott

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 23, 2009

“Dr. Gordon’s article is repugnant and should be scorned,” Education Minister Gidon Saar said. He spoke by phone with BGU President Rivka Carmi and indicated that Gordon should be dismissed from his post.

Earlier in the day, Carmi had already made it clear that Gordon should seek work elsewhere. “We are shocked by Dr. Gordon’s irresponsible words which we absolutely condemn,” she said in a statement. “Academic personalities who feel this way are invited to look for an academic and personal home elsewhere.”

For full article, visit http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133048

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L.A. Jews mull boycott of Israel university over ‘apartheid’ op-ed

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 23, 2009

Members of the Los Angeles Jewish community have threatened to withhold donations to an Israeli university in protest of an op-ed published by a prominent Israeli academic in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, in which he called to boycott Israel economically, culturally and politically.

Dr. Neve Gordon of Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, a veteran peace activist, branded Israel as an apartheid state and said that a boycott was “the only way to save it from itself.”

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1109275.html