Members of the ASA: Support Resolution to boycott  Israeli academic institutions
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Members of the ASA: Support Resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION ON ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI ACADEMIC  INSTITUITIONS

Sponsor: ASA Caucus on Academic and Community Activism

 

Whereas the American Studies Association is an organization dedicated to the preservation and support of academic freedom and of the right to education for peoples the world over;

 

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Whereas the United Nations has reported that the current Israeli occupation of Palestine has impacted students “whose development is deformed by pervasive deprivations affecting health, education and overall security”;

 

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Whereas Palestinian universities and schools have been periodically forced to close as a result of actions related to the Occupation, or have been destroyed by Israeli military strikes, and Palestinian students and scholars face restrictions on movement and travel that limit their ability to attend and work at universities, travel to conferences and to study abroad, and thereby obstruct their right to education;

 

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Whereas the Israeli state and Israeli universities directly and indirectly impose restrictions on education, scholarships, and participation in campus activities on Palestinian students in Israel;

 

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Whereas Israel imposes severe restrictions on foreign academics seeking to attend conferences and do research in Palestine as well as on scholars of Palestinian origin who wish to travel to Israel-Palestine;

 

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Whereas Israeli institutions of higher education have not condemned or taken measures to oppose the Occupation and racial discrimination against Palestinians in Israel, but have, rather, been directly and indirectly complicit in the systematic maintenance of the Occupation and of policies and practices that discriminate against Palestinian students and scholars throughout Palestine and Israel;

 

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Whereas Israeli academic institutions are deeply complicit in Israel's violations of international law and human rights and in its denial of the right to education and academic freedom to Palestinians, in addition to their basic rights as guaranteed by international law.

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Whereas the American Studies Association seeks to promote academic exchange, collaboration and opportunities and supports the right to education and academic freedom for students and scholars everywhere;

 

Be it resolved that the American Studies Association endorses and will honor the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.   

Be it also resolved that the ASA supports the protected rights of students and scholars everywhere to engage in research and public speaking about Israel-Palestine and in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

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To:
Members of the ASA
Support Resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. If you are a faculty member or cultural worker please endorse USACBI

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      Two new academic associations have passed resolutions endorsing the boycott of Israeli academic institutions (Critical Ethnic Studies Association and African Literature Association)! If you are a faculty member, the US Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) is encouraging you to join this substantive list of endorsers from US universities and colleges - especially as Israeli academic institutions create the weapons and technologies being used on Palestinians in Gaza right now - http://www.usacbi.org/2014/07/as-bombs-fall-on-gaza-take-action-endorse-the-academic-and-cultural-boycott-of-israel/

      Palestinian artists have issued a call in solidarity with Gaza and several famous artists have come out in support of Palestine and Gaza. If you are a cultural worker, add your voice in support of Palestinian cultural workers by signing this US Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) statement - http://www.usacbi.org/2014/07/statement-in-support-of-cultural-boycott/

      As bombs fall on Gaza, take action: Endorse the academic and cultural boycott of Israel

      Once again, Israel has launched a massive bombing campaign, killing and injuring hundreds of innocent Palestinian men, women and children in Gaza, while viciously racist mobs incited by the government and religious leaders have gone on a violent rampage in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    3. Please endorse USACBI (US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel)

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      http://www.usacbi.org/2014/07/as-bombs-fall-on-gaza-take-action-endorse-the-academic-and-cultural-boycott-of-israel/

      As bombs fall on Gaza, take action: Endorse the academic and cultural boycott of Israel. YOU ALREADY SUPPORTED ASA IN ITS BOYCOTT RESOLUTION. PLEASE JOIN THE OVER 1000 US ACADEMICS WHO HAVE ENDORSED USACBI

      Once again, Israel has launched a massive bombing campaign, killing and injuring hundreds of innocent Palestinian men, women and children in Gaza, while viciously racist mobs incited by the government and religious leaders have gone on a violent rampage in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Israel’s most recent military assault on Gaza, a densely-populated besieged area, where children make up over 50% of the population, is not an act of “defense,” but an act of collective punishment, which is a war crime. The bombing comes on the heels of the vicious torture and murder of 16 year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned alive by Israeli nationalists in Jerusalem.

      The international community is enraged. The brutality and violence of the genocidal war by Israel against Palestinians must stop. Now is the time to act. The call for global solidarity with the Palestinian people, in the form of a comprehensive boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) on Israel until it comply with international law, allows for effective solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for justice, dignity, and equality.

      If you haven’t already done so, please endorse the United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Join more than 1,500 academic, artists and cultural workers who have said no to Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism, and no to Israeli state violence. If you’ve already joined, please share this plea with your friends and networks.

      You can sign your support at the USACBI website here: http://www.usacbi.org/

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      Below is a statement published in The Nation on July 10 by the USACBI Organizing Collective demonstrating why the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement against Israel, of which USACBI is one arm, is critical to educating the world about Israeli crimes and stopping them:

      http://www.thenation.com/article/180590/responses-noam-chomsky-israel-palestine-and-bds#

      Thank you for your support.

      Sincerely,

      USACBI Organizing Collective

      US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

      Copyright © 2014 US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. USACBI logo designed by Hatem Shaqfa. USACBI poster designed by Jesus Barraza. All rights reserved.

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    • Arif Habib COSTA MESA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      They are killing innocent people claiming it in the name of defense.

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    • Peter Higgins DUBLIN, DUBLIN, IRELAND, IRELAND
      • 3 months ago

      because it's just!

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    • Chaz Mahmood BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Justice to humanity.

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    • Alii Riemer JANESVILLE, WI
      • 3 months ago

      I was never educated on this matter, and many people I know do not either. And the ones who feel they do know, are completely incorrect, they have Palestinians painted out as terrorists and their land wasn't occupied, or simply never "belonged to them", they have no idea what's going on now or what has happened in the last 100 years because wealthy Zionists run most of the media and have complete control and many do not choose to speak out against Zionism, as it may cost their jobs but it must be taught, it must be known about! Free Gaza and stop the people from slaughtering my ears by calling these PEOPLE terrorists.

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    • Saiffiyah Haque LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Israel are intruders and stealing not just land but peoples lives

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