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NO Implementation of an Academic Boycott of Israel on U.S. Campuses

More than 2,500 people have signed this petition as of April 7, 2022.

"I didn't think it would happen again...This is an epidemic that's starting."
- Jake, a University of Michigan student denied a letter of recommendation to study abroad in Israel due to the academic boycott.

In 2018, alarming reports of faculty members at the University of Michigan, Pitzer College and elsewhere surfaced of faculty intentionally undermining the ability of students to study in and about Israel.

Now, in 2022, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) has voted to endorse an academic boycott of Israel. MESA's 3,000 members are the primary purveyors of Israel-related courses and departmentally-sponsored events about Israel on campus. The organization's endorsement of academic BDS will directly harm the academic freedom and educational rights of students and faculty on U.S. campuses.

We urge academic leaders to prevent the implementation of an academic boycott of Israel on their campuses and to sign the University Leaders Statement Against the Implementation of an Academic Boycott of Israel or draft their own statements recognizing the harms posed by the implementation of an academic boycott to their own students and faculty.
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