Shameful… American Academic Group Votes to Boycott Israel
The American Studies Association, the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history announced today their membership has decided to participate in the worlds oldest hatred…anti-Semitism. The way they are exhibiting their hatred is via an academic boycott of the Jewish State
Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott, according to an ASA announcement Monday, a day after the deadline for voting. At the time of the vote, there were 3,853 eligible voters, meaning one-third of the membership participated.
“During the open discussion at the recent convention, members asked us to draft a resolution that was relevant to the ASA in particular and so the Council’s final resolution acknowledged that the US plays a significant role in enabling the Israeli occupation of Palestine.”
In its announcement, the ASA said it would invite Israeli and Palestinian academics to its 2014 national meeting in Los Angeles. The ASA describes itself as “devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history.”