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The Palestinian-EU-International Boycott Movement: Implications for the Israeli Academy

Editorial Note
Over the past few years IAM has occasionally reported on academic boycott – part of the broader Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.   Since the decision of the European Union in 2013 to impose a boycott on Israeli Institutions based in the West Bank, the scope and pace of action against the academy have increased dramatically.

    The most immediate reason for this turn of events is, of course, Horizon 2020 - a document that demanded Israel’s disavowal of any territorial claims, including East Jerusalem, as a condition for scientific cooperation with the EU.  Beyond practical implications, long time boycott activists have been encouraged and energized by the symbolic meaning of the EU gesture, which caught Israel and its supporters by surprise.   

   An analysis of the activities of the Ramallah based Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), its British affiliate, the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) and the American group, the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) indicate some new trends.   

One of the more popular tactics to emerge lately is urging scholars scheduled to participate in conferences in Israeli universities to abstain.  As reported, the Oral History Conference at the Hebrew University has been a target of a boycott call that saw some participants cancel their appearance.
 The "Cinematic Traces of Things to Come" - The Tenth Tel Aviv International Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies, at Tel Aviv  University has prompted pro-boycott activists to organize a similar petition.

   Both petitions are structured to emphasize two issues: 1) the general complicity of Israeli academics with the occupation regime; 2) university - specific transgression such as the alleged use of Palestinian land to expand the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus or the construction of Tel Aviv University on the site of a pre-1948 village.

   It is noted that, even when the call to boycott of a particular conference is ultimately not successful, the boycott activity is a tool of delegitimization; with each campaign, the Palestinian narrative reaches a wider audience. 

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Please add your signature to this Call by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation (if desired), and location to [log in to unmask].

Affirming a commitment to the pursuit of social justice and to the right of political dissent and intellectual freedom that has long been central to the humanities and to the politically-minded, intellectual tradition of cinema and media studies, We, the UndersignedCall for International Academics to Show Conscientious Respect for the Academic Boycott of Israel by Declining to Submit Proposals to, or Participate in, the Academic Conference, “10th International Tel Aviv Colloquium on Cinema and Television Studies: Cinematic Traces of Things to Come,” Sponsored by Tel Aviv University.

[A “TAKE ACTION” option is available beneath this Call.]

The Tel Aviv University Department of Film and Television has recently announced that it will host this international colloquium on June 8-10, 2014.  Dr. Warren Buckland, Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, is a scheduled keynote speaker.  The deadline for proposals is January 1, 2014; acceptance notices will be delivered by February 15, 2014. This colloquium announcement invites potential participants to lend their international scholarly credentials to an Israeli academic institution, and in effect to cooperate with the academic normalization of Israel’s human and civil rights violations of its Palestinian citizens.

This boycott call follows on recent decisions by a growing number of international scholars and academic organizations and institutions to boycott Israeli institutions in protest of the US-supported Israeli occupation of Palestine, settlement expansion, the Israeli Wall, and other violations of international law.

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University is complicit in Israel’s unequal treatment of Palestinians (5% of its student population), the majority of whom are citizens of the Israeli state, and the suppression of political dissent; for instance:

  •  Tel Aviv University has chosen to remain silent while the entire population of Gaza has been excluded by the Israeli government from the possibility of enrolling and studying at the university.  Palestinian students from Gaza have a better chance of acceptance at a university in the United States than at Tel Aviv University.[1]
  •  The Tel Aviv University administration restricts the freedom of speech and protest of Palestinian students by honoring the “Nakba Bill,”[2] discriminatory legislation meant to discourage academic discussion and public commemoration of a day of mourning, on the anniversary of the establishment of Israel, for the expulsion by Zionist and Israeli forces of over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and land, and the massacre of thousands more, during 1947-49.
  •  Tel Aviv University requires potential enrollees to take psychometric exams, a combined aptitude and personality test that has been criticized as culturally biased.  The university likewise administers English language proficiency entrance exams that are structurally biased as a result of Israel’s “separate-but-equal” primary and secondary education system, which prioritizes and promotes Jewish Israeli advancement while under-funding and thus under-developing Palestinian-majority schools.[3]
  •  Like all Israeli universities, Tel Aviv University also adheres to an Israeli law which stipulates that universitiesmust give special treatment to student military reservists—in the form of financial assistance, age restrictions for entry into particular programs, and student housing allotments. This evidences both Tel Aviv University’s complicity in the occupation and its discriminatory practices against Palestinian students, who are not required to serve in the Israeli military.  The university likewise discriminates against the small but significant number of Jewish conscientious objectors who refuse to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).[4]  
  • Tel Aviv University is participating in a settler-run archaeological dig in the “City of David” national park located in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, in violation of international law.[5]
  • Tel Aviv University, like most Israeli universities, is built on the land of a Palestinian Arab habitat, in this case, Shaykh Muwannis, a large village whose inhabitants were forcibly expelled by the IDF in early 1948. The story of the expulsion, destruction and erasure of this village is told by Professor Shlomo Sand of the Tel Aviv University Department of History.[6]  Part of Sand’s description details the five decades of silence and denial by the University of the facts of this expulsion.

Learn More

Learn more about the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) athttp://www.pacbi.org/index.php. This campaign has developed strong followings in most European countries and is increasingly successful. Specific campaigns range from student union activism at university campuses in North America and Europe, to divestment efforts by teachers unions, to cultural boycott campaigns throughout the Arab world and in South Africa. More information about PACBI’s accomplishments is available from the British Committee for Universities in Palestine (BRICUP): http://www.bricup.org.uk.  Detailed answers to many more questions about the rationale, intent, and effectiveness of Academic and Cultural Boycott are available on the U.S. Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott (USACBI) website: http://www.usacbi.org/faqs/.


  1. Sign and Forward this Open Letter to show your support and solidarity.  Film and media scholars are especially encouraged to sign, but all signatories are welcome.  Add your signature by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation (if desired), and location to [log in to unmask].
  2. Send a “Decline To Submit” Cover Letter to Tel Aviv U ([log in to unmask]), or if you have already submitted a proposal, Send TAU a “Withdrawal of Submission/Participation” Letter. Film and media scholars are especially encouraged to consider sending a message to the Department of Film and Television to let them know of your intent to decline to submit a proposal or to withdraw from the selection process. This action is not meant to punish the university staff or professors who may receive paper proposals. Rather, it aims to encourage Israeli academics and academic administrators to take seriously the call for Academic Boycott and to understand its content, purpose and strategies—perhaps even to support the boycott. Consider adding the following paragraph to your communique:

I hope(d) you might find my abstract of merit for the “Cinematic Traces of Things to Come Colloquium.” However, I must now inform you that I decline to submit to the colloquium.  In fact, I am categorically opposed to submitting to, participating in, or attending any academic event at Tel Aviv University. I strongly oppose the Israeli occupation of historic Palestine and the human rights and international law violations it entails, including Tel Aviv University’s complicity in these violations. I urge you to start an open discussion of Academic and Cultural Boycott, as well as broader BDS, at Tel Aviv University in order to better understand why I am declining to submit to this colloquium and why I join the world-wide movement responding to this Call from Palestinian civil society. The following links provide additional background on the intent and strategy of Academic and Cultural Boycott: http://www.pacbi.org/index.php;http://www.usacbi.org/faqs/http://www.bricup.org.uk.

ENDORSEMENTS (in progress)

U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)

British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP)

Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine (AURDIP)

Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (InCACBI)

New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT)

Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism (CODZ)

Plataforma para el boicot académico a Israel – España (PBAI)

Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College (BC SJP)

SIGNATORIES (in progress)

1.   Prof. Neepa Majumdar, English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA

2.   Pam Sporn, filmmaker, Grito Productions, New York City, USA

3.   Dr. Terri Ginsberg, film and media scholar, New York City, USA

4.   Tami Gold, filmmaker and professor, New York City, USA

5.   Dr. Colleen Jankovic, film and gender studies scholar, California, USA

6.   Barbara Hammer, independent filmmaker & faculty, European Graduate School, New York City, USA

7.   John Greyson, filmmaker and Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

8.   Miranda Pennell, filmmaker & Ph.D. candidate, University of Westminster, London, UK

9.   Samirah Alkassim, filmmaker, Washington, DC, USA

10. Prof. Haim Bresheeth, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London; Director, Camera Obscura Films, UK

11. Prof. Robert Lang, Cinema, University of Hartford, CT, USA

12. Prof. Sean Cubitt, Film & TV, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

13. Tania Kamal-Eldin, independent filmmaker, Iowa, USA

14. Mary Ellen Davis, film production instructor and independent documentary director, Montréal, Québec, Canada

15. Linda Mokdad, Lecturer, Screen Arts & Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

17. Dr. Dina Matar, Director, Centre for Media and Film Studies, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, UK

18. Eyal Sivan, filmmaker, Honorary Fellow, European Center for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK

19. Greg Burris, Doctoral candidate, Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

20. Sarah Schulman, co-founder, MIX: NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, USA

21. Sarah Farahat, intermedia artist, Portland, Oregon, USA

22. Rachel Webb Jekanowski, Ph.D. candidate, Film and Moving Image Studies, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

23. Prof. Christopher E. Gittings, Chair, Film Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

24. Prof. John Smith, artist filmmaker, School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London, UK

25. Prof. Hoang Tan Nguyen, English and Film Studies, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA, USA

26. Donna Wallach, filmmaker, San Jose, CA, USA

27. Dr. Lee Grieveson, Film Studies, University College London, UK

28. Prof. Louis-Georges Schwartz, Head of M.A. Program, School of Film, Ohio University, Athens, USA

29. Avi Hershkovitz, filmmaker, Marseille, France

30. Prof. Scott Ferguson, Film & New Media Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

31. Prof. Steven Marsh, Spanish Film and Cultural Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

32. Prof. Damon R. Young, Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

33. Daniel Lindvall, Editor-in-Chief, Film International, Stockholm, Sweden

34. Louis Proyect, film critic, Counterpunch Magazine, USA

35. Carolyn Elerding, Film Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

36. Dr. Noah Zweig, Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

37. Prof. Richard Fung, video artist, Ontario College of Art & Design University, Toronto, Canada

38. Prof. Hagit Borer, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London, UK

39. Jason Livingston, filmmaker, USA

40. Kathy Wazana, filmmaker, Toronto, Canada

41. Dr. Marc Siegel, Theater, Film and Media Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

42. Prof. Gloria Monti, Radio-TV-Film, California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA

43. Patty Ahn, Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

44. Catherine Harrington, Ph.D. candidate, Screen Cultures, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

45. Prof. Lauren Cook, Cinema, University of Hartford, CT, USA

46. Dr. Daniela Treveri Gennari, Reader in Film Studies, School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University, UK

47. Prof. Nicholas Sammond, Graduate Coordinator, Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

48. Daniel Carnie, Film Studies graduate student, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

49. Dr. Glenn Bowman, Visual Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

50. Prof. Roopali Mukherjee, Media Studies, Queens College, CUNY, New York City, USA

51. Prof. Ece Algan, Communication Studies, California State University at San Bernardino, USA

52. Zoë Lawlor, Lecturer, Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, University of Limerick, Ireland

53. Prof. Emeritus Mica Nava, Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK

54. Mikki Stelder, Ph.D. candidate, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

55. Prof. Willie van Peer, Intercultural Hermeneutics, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich, Germany

56. Sibel Taylor, doctoral candidate, Technology, Design & Environment, Oxford Brookes University, UK

57. Dr. Hossein Khosrowjah, Visiting Scholar, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, USA

58. Prof. Conrad Alexandrowicz, Theatre, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

59. Robert Haufrecht, actor, New York City, USA

60. Bud Korotzer, photographer, New York City, USA

61. Prof. Rand Carter, Art History, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, USA

62. Prof. Mona Baker, Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK

63. Prof.  Emeritus Sam Noumoff, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

64. John David Moore, M.S., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

65. Dr. Denis Rancourt, formerly Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada

66. Noa Shaindlinger, Ph.D. candidate, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

67. Prof. Randa Farah, Anthropology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

68. Prof. Michael Harris, Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France

69. Dr. Ahmed Abbes, Directeur de Recherche au Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Bures-sur-Yvette, France

70. Uri Horesh, Lecturer in Arabic, Program in Middle East and North African Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

71. Dr. Rosemary Sayigh, oral historian and anthropologist, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

72. Dr. Chris Burns-Cox, formerly Clinical Teacher, Bristol University, UK

73. Prof. Ann Kibbey, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

74. Prof. Leo Parascondola, English, William Paterson University, New Jersey, USA

75. Dr. John Chalcraft, Associate Professor (Reader), Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

76. Prof. Emerita Sherna Berger Gluck, Women’s Studies and (Oral) History, California State University, Long Beach, USA

77. Prof. Emerita Marguerite G. Rosenthal, Social Work, Salem State University, MA, USA

78. Douglas Smith, Research, Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa, Canada

79. Prof. Cynthia Franklin, English, University of Hawai’i, Manoa, USA

80. Guliz Akkaymak, Ph.D. Candidate, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

81. Prof. Emerita Abby Lippman, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

82. Nadia Barhoum, Research Fellow, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California, Berkeley, USA

83. George Beres, faculty (retired), University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

84. Prof. Joseph Levine, Leverett, MA, USA

85. Prof. Ammiel Alcalay, Queens College, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York City, USA

86. Dr. Les Levidow, Senior Research Fellow, Development Policy and Practice, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

87. Prof. Haidar Eid, English, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza, Palestine

88. Prof. Andrew Ross, New York University, USA

89. Prof. Jean-Pierre Thys, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

90. Prof. David Heap, French & Linguistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

91. Mike Cushman, Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

92. Prof. Emerita Evalyn F. Segal, Behavior Analysis, San Diego State University, CA, USA

93. Prof. Lawrence Davidson, History, West Chester University, PA, USA

94. Prof. Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

95. Prof. Emeritus Rod Driver, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA

96. Prof. Ray Jureidini, Sociology, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

97. Dr. Dennis Kortheuer, Lecturer, History, California State University, Long Beach, USA

98. Dr. Ronald WittonUniversity of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

99. Prof. David Klein, California State University, Northridge, USA

100. Rhon Teruelle, Ph.D. candidate, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

101. Dr. Aitor Hernández, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

102. Prof. Luz Gómez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

103. Prof. Claudia Chaufan, Sociology and Health Policy, University of California-San Francisco, USA

104. Dr. Agustin Velloso, Lecturer, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

105. Prof. Carlos Taibo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

106. Israel Morales Benito, Asamblea Universidad por Palestina de Alicante (AUPA), Spain

107. Prof. Elvira Souto, Ciencias da Educación, Universidade da Coruña, Galiza, Spain

108. Prof. Ramom Lôpez-Suevos Fernández, Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais, Universidade Santiago de Compostela, Galiza, Spain

109. Prof. Marcial Gondar Portosany, Filosofia, Universidade Santiago de Compostela, Galiza, Spain

110. Prof. Janice Peck, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

111. Dr. Ferran Izquierdo Brichs, Lecturer, International Relations, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

112. Prof. Benjamin de Lee, History, State University of New York, Cortland, USA

113. Prof. David Comedi, National Scientific and Technical Research Council; Physics, National University of Tucumán, Argentina

114. Prof. Rabah Tahraoui, Université de Rouen, France

115. Prof. émérite Baudouin Jurdant, Université Paris-Diderot (Paris 7), France

116. Prof. honoraire Roshdi Rashed, Université de Tokyo, Japan; Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS, Paris, France

117. Prof. William Messing, Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

118. Prof. Merrill Cole, English, Western Illinois University, Macomb, USA

119. Prof.  Samer Alatout, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

120. Prof. Tarif Khalidi, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

121. Prof. Laurence Dreyfus, University of Oxford, UK

122. Hon. Prof. John Docker, History, University of Sydney, Australia

123. Dr. Clint Le Bruyns, Director and Senior Lecturer, Theology and Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

124. Prof. Alexis Tadie, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France

125. Dr. Hatem Zaag, CNRS, Director of Research, Université Paris 13, France

126. Prof. Jamil Khader, English, Stetson University, Deland, FL, USA

127. Prof. Adrienne Hurley, East Asian Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

128. Dr. Tim Jacoby, University of Manchester, UK

129. Dr. José Luis Moraguès, Maître de Conférences, Montpellier III – Retraité, France

130. Dr. Michel Gros, Chargé de Recherches, CNRS, Rennes, France

131. Marguerite Rollinde, Université Paris 8, France

132. Nicolás L. Kozameh, Mathematics and Physics, San Miguel de Tucamán, Argentina

133. Nina Rao, Delhi University, India

134. Mary Cédric, Université Paris 8, Saint Denis, France

135. Velina Manolova, Ph.D. candidate, English, City University of New York Graduate Center, USA

136. Mary Eldin, M.A., Part-time Lecturer, Middle Eastern Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland

137. Paul Duffill, Part-time Lecturer, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, Australia

138. Yousef Eldin, communications graduate, Dublin, Ireland

139. Leila Forouhi, English Instructor, Lubbock, Texas, USA

140. Ayo Ayola-Amale, Esq., educator, lawyer, poet, peace worker

141. Jeff Kipilman, teacher, Portland, OR, USA

142. Luna Olavarria Gallegos, Ithaca College, NY, USA

143. Judith Rodriguez, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

144. Josiane Olff-Nathan, Université de Strasbourg, France

145. Patrick Wolfe, freelance historian, Australia

146. Didier Ortiz, Students for Justice in Palestine at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

147.  Gabriella Kaiyal-Smith, President, Students for Justice in Palestine, University of Maryland-College Park, Takoma Park, USA

148. Jane Jewell, 14 Friends of Palestine, Marin, CA, USA

149. Greta Berlin, the Free Gaza Movement, Cyprus

150. Pat Hewett, Friends of Sabeel, Colorado, USA

151. Maria Rodriguez, Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), London, UK

152. Elizabeth Morley, AberPSC, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

153. Michael Letwin, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; Labor for Palestine, New York City, USA

154. Ned Rosch, Jewish Voice for Peace, Portland, Oregon, USA

155. Darlene Wallach, Justice for Palestinians, San Jose, CA, USA

156. Dr. Jack Dresser, Health Behavior Research Scientist, National vice-chair, Palestine and Middle East Working Group, Veterans for Peace; Co-director, Al-Nakba Awareness Project, Oregon, USA

157. William Thomas, Coordinator, New Hampshire Veterans for Peace, Auburn, NH, USA

158. Jean-Guy Greilsamer, Union Juive Française pour la Paix; Campagne BDS, France

159. André Rosevègue, co-Président de l’Union Juive Française pour la Paix, Bordeaux, France

160. Sonia Fayman, Union Juive Française pour la Paix; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; Cedetim: Platforme des Ong Françaises pour la Palestine, France

161. Perrine Olff-Rastegar, Collectif Judéo Arabe; Citoyen pour la Palestine, Strasbourg, France

162. Liliane Córdova, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

163. Gloria Bletter, Esq., National Lawyers Guild, New York City, USA

164. Thomas Beilman, retired Program Manager for a major US electronics company, Salem, OR, USA

165. Dr. Bill Dienst, family and ER physician, Omak, WA, USA

166. Dr. Hollis Reid, physician, Maryland, USA

167. Cristiano Conte Rodrigues da Cunha, Esq., Sao Paulo, Brazil

168. Jane Hirschmann, New York City, USA

169. Allison Brown, Brooklyn, NY, USA

170. Francine Korotzer, New York City, USA

171. Lila Coddington, Middlebury, CT, USA

172. Paul O’Hanlon, Edinburgh, Scotland

173. Mark Berman, USA

174. John R. Porter, Glasgow, Scotland

175. Meg Brizzolara, San Quentin, CA, USA

176. Dr. Tapas Ray, Kolkata, India

177. Maimoona Mollah, India

178. Dennis Brasky, USA

179. Ted Auerbach, New York City, USA

180. Smadar Carmon, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

181. Joanne Gullion, USA

182. Afroze Ali, India

183. Victor Mow, Hallandale, FL, USA

184. Gérard Clady, Molsheim, France

185. James Edward Tarlton, UK


 [1] Yara Sa’di, “Israel’s repression of Palestinian students reaches new high during Gaza attacks,” The Electronic Intifada 28 November 2012: http://electronicintifada.net/content/israels-repression-palestinian-students-reached-new-level-during-gaza-attack/11948; Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel, “Gaza students to Margaret Atwood: reject Tel Aviv U. prize,” The Electronic Intifada 6 April 2010:http://electronicintifada.net/content/gaza-students-margaret-atwood-reject-tel-aviv-u-prize/1043;  “Story of student from Gaza,” Right to Education Campaign, 26 March 2007: http://nyact.net/testimonies/#student%20from%20Gaza.

 [2] Patrick O. Strickland, “Despite threats, students to commemorate Nakba at Tel Aviv University,” The Electronic Intifada 10 May 2013: http://electronicintifada.net/content/despite-threats-students-commemorate-nakba-tel-aviv-university/12445; The Youth Empowerment Project and The Academic Watch, Annual Summary Report 2011-2012, The Arab Cultural Association, November 2012, pp. 25-30 :http://againstcornelltechnion.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/academic-watch_-report1.pdf.

 [3] “Psychometric Exam: Barrier to University Entrance for Arab Citizens of Israel,” Dirasat: Arab Center for Law and Policy, 17 May 2010: http://dirasat-aclp.org/index.asp?i=663; Aviva Lori, “A Psychometric Exam Geared to Jews,”Ha’aretz 11 October 2007: http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/a-psychometric-exam-geared-to-jews-1.230857; Jonathan Cook, “No Room for Arab Students at Israeli Universities,” The Palestine Chronicle 18 August 2010: http://www.palestinechronicle.com/no-room-for-arab-students-at-israeli-universities/#.UquckvvMvac; “Students from Gaza: Disregarded Victims of Israel’s Siege of the Gaza Strip. A Report on Israel’s Prevention of Gazan Students from Studying at the West Bank Universities,” Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, July 2010:http://www.mezan.org/upload/10684.pdf; see also Zama Coursen-Neff, “Discrimination against Palestinian Arab Children in the Israeli Educational System,” International Law and Politics 36:749 (2004): 101-162:http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/related_material/JILPfinal.pdf; and “Second Class: Discrimination against Palestinian Arab Children in Israel’s Schools,” Human Rights Watch, September 2001:http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/israel2/ .

[4] “New Initiatives at Tel Aviv University, 2013,” Tel Aviv University, http://english.tau.ac.il/new_initiatives_2013; Yael Livnat, “Education scholarships awarded to outstanding IDF reservists,” Israel Defense Forces, 27 March 2012:http://www.idf.il/1283-15436-EN/Dover.aspx; Yaakov Katz, “Reservists’ benefits package approved,” The Jerusalem Post 30 Dec. 2007, http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Reservists-benefits-package-approved; Anshel Pfeffer, “New ‘bill of rights’ for student reservists,” Ha’aretz 24 Dec. 2003: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/new-bill-of-rights-for-student-reservists-1.109580.

[5] Ben White, “Tel Aviv University’s role in settler-run archaeological dig ‘playing into hands of BDS,’ Israeli academics complain,” The Electronic Intifada 27 Dec 2012: http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ben-white/tel-aviv-universitys-role-settler-run-archaeological-dig-playing-hands-bds-israeli.

[6] Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland, trans. Geremy Forman (London:Verso, 2012).

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