August 10, 2007
Peace Group's Online Petition Opposes Academic Boycott Against Israel
A Pennsylvania-based organization that campaigns for peace in the Middle East says it has drawn more than 10,000 signatures on an online petition opposing a proposed boycott of Israeli universities and academics by Britain's main faculty union.
"We all agree that singling out Israelis for an academic boycott is wrong," the group, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, states in its petition. "We, the undersigned, hereby declare ourselves to be Israeli academics for purposes of any