This boycott will fail in isolating Israeli academics and hindering their relentless attempts to contribute to the progress and enhancement of our quality of life in every respect. It is IMMORAL since it punishes those who as Nusseibeh says are in fact quite sympathetic to the "palestinian cause", and it stymies development and knowledge creation. It is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE since Israeli academics can always head to the States or even stay in Israel, where the quality and scope for research and development is much more substantial. This boycott is an attempt to appease a nexus of far-leftists and arabs and pakistani islamists who have strong organizations and societies in unis across the country. It is a shame for the so called Union of Higher Education Teachers to acquiese to such hypocrites.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)