The Problem With Boycotting Israeli Universities

Scholars Rashid Khalidi and Judith Butler don't want their own ideas stifled, but see no problem with urging academic boycott of Israel.

The movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel as a means of pressuring it to end the occupation of the West Bank has gained momentum. One of the forms BDS has taken is an academic boycott that can include refusing to cooperate with Israeli universities or preventing Israeli academics from participating in conferences. A number of U.S. institutions have recently countered by...