NATFHE members had voted last year to impose a boycott on two
Unlike the previous boycott, which targeted two specific institutions, the current motion relates to all lecturers and academic institutions in Israel. Now that the University of Haifa has threatened the AUT with a lawsuit, the NATFHE motion is more cautious: instead of recommending the lecturers union boycott Israeli institutions, it calls on the union to suggest its members carry out the boycott.And here's a fun fact:
"The conference invites members to consider their own responsibility for ensuring equity and non-discrimination in contacts with Israeli educational institutions or individuals, and to consider the appropriateness of the boycott of those that do not publicly dissociate themselves from such policies," the NATFHE motion states. It also encourages lecturers to hold meetings on the issue on campus.
The motion explicitly says NATFHE will recognize Israeli policies, while at the same time denigrating them as "apartheid policies, including construction of the exclusion wall and discriminatory educational practices."
In the past decade, the only country whose academia NATFHE has considered boycotting is Israel.Yep. No boycott of the state-controlled institutions of Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iran, or Syria. Only the policies of the
The union appears to be calling for a boycott of reality, as well:
In addition to the boycott motion, the annual conference will also discuss a motion condemning the "outrageous bias" of the British government in opposing Hamas' victory in the Palestinian elections and stating that NATFHE will "continue to help protect and support Palestinian colleges and universities in the face of the continual attack by Israel's government."Arab terrorist organization, good:
And don't you dare call them anti-Semitic. This has nothing to do with the Jews. Nothing at all...nothing at all....nothing...nothing...you are gettin sleepy...
What these not-very-intelligent academics fail to realize is that by holding