Strenger is correct. But he overlooks one point. Butler and Khalidi (Butler as a Jew who maintains that she is concerned with Jewish values, Khalidi as a Palestinian, for obvious reasons)are concerned above all with their own prestige. Butler certainly has made her anti Israel stance part of her public and intellectual profile.Both know quite well that the majority of Israeli academics are against the occupation, though that majority is part of a minority in Israel. Therefore at best they are preaching to the converted, and at worst penalizing those who should be their colleagues. Quite reprehensible, on both counts.
PM: We'll surround ourselves with fences in defense against the wild beasts around us (Haaretz)
from the article: The problem with boycotting Israeli universities
While old-timers at Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim in northern Israel are racking their brains to recall Bernie Sanders from a volunteer stint in the 1960s, Haaretz tracked down a first cousin of the Democratic presidential hopeful at a moshav in the Negev.16:22 09.02.16 | 0 comments