Stop the Academic Boycott of Israel

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    UCU - University and College Union
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    Peace in the Middle East Society
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On the 30th May 2007, a resolution to boycott all Israeli academic institutions & academics was passed by Britain's University and College Union (UCU).





THIS ACADEMIC BOYCOTT HAS TO BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE:





- It is counter to the universal principle of academic freedom





- It is a form of prejudice & discrimination; it unfairly singles out Israel





- It is counter-productive to peace & reconciliation





- It stifles scientific advancement, which depends on international interaction








WE DEMAND:





- That the universal principle of academic freedom be respected





- That the boycott of Israeli institutions & academics be declared void





- That there be no discrimination of academics on grounds of nationality, ethnicity, religion, sex or race











BY SIGNING THIS PETITION YOU DECLARE YOUR OPPOSITION TO ANY ACADEMIC BOYCOTT, INCLUDING THAT OF ISRAELI INSTITUTIONS AND ACADEMICS