"If we are to look at Israeli society, it is within the academic community that we've had the most progressive pro-peace views and views that have come out in favor of seeing us as equals..If you want to punish any sector, this is the last one to approach." - S. Nussibeh Notice that there is no principled rejection of a boycott, only the order of groups to be boycotted. What can you do, Nusseibeh. Academics in general are more progressive, more thoughtful, and more open-minded than the general public. This is true also in Britain. So the first British group to see a reason for boycotting are the academics. Now whom can they boycott, taxi-drivers? Academics boycott academics; financial institutions boycott financial institutions, and so on. P.S. Boycott is a proper response to an endless occupation, as it was proper in South Africa. I myself think the present boycott is ill-timed due to the "convergence" and further withdral that are facing us in the near future.
200 residents of Western Iraq held by ISIS (AP)