Vote ‘yes’ to boycotting Israeli academic institutions

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 1
BDS Working Group   SOAS is buzzing with conversation about the academic boycott of Israel referendum, which is to be held on campus from 23-27 February. The referendum will be school-wide and will call on students, academics, and other staff members to vote in favour of boycotting Israeli academic institutions. The campaign aims to raise Read More

Vote ‘no’ to boycotting Israeli academic institutions

3 years ago SOAS Spirit Comments Off on Vote ‘no’ to boycotting Israeli academic institutions
Kay Lees, LLB Law The BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), calls for international support to help achieve its goals of boycotting Israeli academic institutions and academics in order to chastise Israeli treatment of Palestinians— from human rights violations to the marginalisation of academics and activists. Taking into account the conflicts over the past year and Read More

Ex-Foreign Office official calls for pressure on Israel-Palestine solution

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish “I believe firmly in the two-state solution,” began Sir Vincent Fean, ex-Consul General to Jerusalem, although, he continued, it “is in very severe danger of disappearing before our eyes.” The London Middle East Institute holds talks every Tuesday evening that seem to attract people from all ranks, both within Read More

Israeli and Palestinian professors back SOAS boycott calls

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 2
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Launching its campaign for an academic boycott of Israel, SOAS Palestine Society yesterday hosted distinguished Israeli historian Ilan Pappe and Palestinian-American Oxford professor Karma Nabulsi to debate the issue amongst the student body. From 23rd to 27th February, SOAS students will have the opportunity to vote on whether to call Read More

Boycotts ‘costs Israel $8 billion’

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Tom King, BA Politics Israel has incurred losses of up to $8 billion as a result of the campaign to boycott illegal settlements, according to Mustafa Barghouti, the secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative movement.   The claim comes as the European Union issued demands for Israel to label poultry, dairy and meat products to Read More