Wow—Three Academic Groups Dislike Israel

“As employees in institutions of higher learning, we have a particular responsibility to oppose Israel’s widespread and systematic violations of the right to higher education of Palestinians… As anthropologists, we feel compelled to join academics around the world who support the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli academic institutions. In responding to the Palestinian call, we seek to practice what the AAA calls an “engaged anthropology” that is “committed to supporting social change efforts that arise from the interaction between community goals and anthropological research.” –Anthopologists for the Boycott of  Israeli Academic Institutions

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“As employees in institutions of higher learning, we have a particular responsibility to oppose Israel’s widespread and systematic violations of the right to higher education of Palestinians… As Ivy League janitors, we feel compelled to join academics around the world who support the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli academic institutions. In responding to the Palestinian call, we seek to practice what the AJA calls an “engaged janitorial  services” that is, we ae committed to supporting social change efforts that arise from the interaction between community goals and sweeping janitorial efforts around the world.” — Janitors for Global Justice (forthcoming)

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“As latte cart operators in faculty lounges, we have a particular responsibility to oppose Israel’s widespread and systematic violations of the right to higher education of Palestinians… Of course, we don’t know any more about the Middle East than the average anthropologist or janitor, but as professional latte specialists, we feel compelled to join campus baristas  around the world  in “engaged latteology” that is “committed to supporting social change brewing well outside of our range of knowledge but that persistently arise anyway from the interaction between community goals and the pursuit of expensive coffee.” – -Faculty Lounge Baristas for Social Justice (forthcoming).

John Leo

John Leo is the editor of Minding the Campus, dedicated to chronicling imbalances within higher education and restoring intellectual pluralism to our American universities. His popular column, "On Society," ran in U.S.News & World Report for 17 years.

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