Backlash Against U.S. Academic Association for Israel Boycott Move

American Studies departments at Brandeis and Penn State Harrisburg sever links to American Studies Association, saying boycott curtails academic freedom.

In what could mark the start of a widespread retaliation campaign, the American studies departments at two United States universities announced Wednesday that they would sever their ties with the American Studies Association (ASA) in the wake of its announcement on Monday that it would boycott Israeli academic institutions.

The blog “Legal Insurrection” was first to report that the American...