Friday, July 12, 2002

European boycott targets Israeli universities



Hundreds of European academics have called for a boycott of Israeli universities to protest treatment of the Palestinians ? a move that has led to the firing of two Israelis from British publications and prompted charges of discrimination and intellectual censorship.

Boycott supporters say they are exerting political pressure on the Israeli government. But Miriam Shlesinger says she is a victim of academic discrimination. Miss Shlesinger, a lecturer in translation studies at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, was fired from the journal Translator by an editor who supports the boycott.
"I was appointed as a scholar," Miss Shlesinger said Wednesday. "But I was dismissed as an Israeli."

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