The idea of an academic boycott of Israel emerged in 2002 and has since gained momentum worldwide, particularly in the aftermath of the December 2008 and January 2009 Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Academic Boycott of Israel and the Complicity of Israeli Academic Institutions in Occupation of Palestinian Territories
In his Economy of the Occupation report for the Alternative Information Center, Uri Yacobi Keller presents a thorough and comprehensive analysis of each Israeli academic institution and its complicity with the occupation of the Palestinian territories. He analyzes the movement on both a theoretical and a practical level, demonstrating that each Israeli institution has opted out of neutrality and has chosen to support the Israeli security forces’ occupation. Here, Uri Keller speaks about the history of the academic boycott movement, its motives, methods, and chances for success.