Why Sayed Kashua Is Rejecting His Honorary Doctorate From Ben-Gurion University

I don't support a boycott of Israeli academia. But Ben-Gurion University's decision not to honor Breaking the Silence, an NGO whose crime is to remind people of the occupation, leaves me no choice: To decline the honorary doctorate it has offered me.

It’s a tough decision. For the past few days, I’ve been busy consulting good friends whose opinions I trust, many of them academics...