The unspoken purpose of the academic boycott


Kramer, Martin. “The unspoken purpose of the academic boycott.” Israel Affairs 27, no. 1 (2021): 27-33.


The academic boycott of Israel, ostensibly targeting Israeli academe, is actually meant to isolate and stigmatise Jewish academics in America. It serves the aim of pushing Jewish academics out of shrinking disciplines, where Jews are believed to be ‘over-represented.’ That is how diehard supporters of the Palestinians find academic allies who have no professional interest in Palestine, in fields like American studies or English literature.


See also: Israel, academe
Last updated on 01/23/2021