On November 20, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) endorsed a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions:
As a community of scholars who study problems of power, oppression, and cultural hegemony, we have a moral responsibility to speak out and demand accountability from Israel and our own governments... Israel has maintained an illegal siege on the Gaza Strip for seven years, severely restricting the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory. Palestinians are also being dispossessed of their lands and livelihoods throughout the West Bank, where Israel’s separation barrier curtails Palestinian freedom of movement and education. These and other ongoing violations will continue unless people around the world act where their governments have failed.
Read the full statement here.
AAA’s call for "accountability from Israel and our own governments" comes just after a number of other pro-boycott resolutions from other scholarly groups, including the American Studies Association.
Read more information at Inside Higher Ed.