Background on the Boycott

Against the Current, No. 200, May/June 2019

THE BOYCOTT OF Israeli academic institutions is a subject of controversy, in terms of both principle and application. We refer our readers to two sources in particular. The website of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is now located at For a detailed discussion of the argument in the U.S. academic context and some of the nuances involved, see Alan Wald’s article in ATC 169, “A Political Witch-Hunt in the Name of ‘Academic Freedom:’ In Defense of the American Studies Association,”

May-June 2019, ATC 200