Movement to Protest Israel's Policies Triggers Bitter Fights Over U.S. Scholars' Speech

The movement to economically isolate Israel to protest its treatment of Palestinians has led to heavy trading in recriminations among American scholars and sparked debate over the limits of free speech and academic freedom.

Among recent developments, four public universities in California are resisting demands from a pro-Israel advocacy group, the Amcha Initiative, that they block academics from using publicly financed university resources to promote what is commonly known as the