Via bdsmovement.net —
In an historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern StudiesÂ joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israelâ€™s grave violations of international law.
We warmly salute the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) forÂ voting overwhelminglyÂ to support the Palestinian call for a boycott of complicit Israeli academic institutions.
BRISMES joins aÂ growing numberÂ of academic societies that are taking a stand for Palestinian rights by refusing to be complicit in Israelâ€™s grave violations of international law. Israeli academic institutions play aÂ well-documentedÂ role in not only justifying but also planning, implementing and maintaining Israelâ€™s system of oppression that denies Palestiniansâ€™ basic human rights, including theÂ right to education.
This historic vote gives us hope. It is aÂ beautiful act of meaningful solidarityÂ with Palestinian students and faculty who face Israelâ€™s institutionalised racism, armed raids on campus, military checkpoints and systemic attempts to undermine Palestiniansâ€™ basic right to education.
We urge international academic societies worldwide to take similar, effective measures in academiaÂ against racism and oppression.
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