The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel has called upon their colleagues in the international community to "comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions" as exemplified in the struggle to abolish apartheid in South Africa through diverse forms of boycott. The call was made at an international conference on "Resisting Israeli Apartheid Strategies and Principles" at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London on Sunday 5 December. llan Pappe, a professor at Haifa U and staunch supporter of a boycott of Israeli universities and colleges, noted at the conference: "The academics in Israel are closely and almost integrally associated with the army, the political system and the industry. Rather than being a critical agency vis-a-vis these pillars of the society it has become one of them -- culpable as they are in sustaining the occupation mainly by providing moral and 'scientific' explanations for the oppression in the occupied territories."
Glasgow Days Of Action,Report from 18/19th December
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