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British academia’s Israel problem.

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British academics have identified the enemy—and once again, it’s the Jews, said The Jerusalem Post in an editorial. The biggest union of university professors voted last week to consider a boycott against Israeli professors and colleges. The move is “so blatantly unprofessional, misinformed, and misguided that it is more of a mark of shame on the institutions that promulgated it than on the Jewish state.” Of all nations in the world, why single out democratic Israel for censure, rather than a repressive society such as Sudan or China or Turkmenistan? A boycott against Israel alone “is obviously anti-Semitic in effect, if not necessarily in motivation.” Fortunately, Israelis aren’t the only ones appalled at Britain’s bigotry. A kind of “counter-boycott” has already sprung up among American Jews. Nobel-winning physicist Steven Weinberg turned down an invitation to speak at the Imperial College in London because of what he called “a widespread anti-Israel and anti-Semitic current in British opinion.” Let’s hope such bold stands will make British professors question why they support “the side engaging in suicide bombings.”

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