We, Nobel Laureates, deplore the shameful decision by the University and College Union to boycott contact and exchanges with Israeli educators and academic institutions. We also deplore a similar move by Unison and its 1.3 million public service employees, as well as the boycott of Israeli goods by Britainís National Union of Journalists. Not only do such boycotts pander to hardliners. They also glorify prejudice and bigotry. The cherished principle of academic freedom must not be undermined.
list of signatories here.
The Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, amongst other Nobel Laureates, oppose the boycott
Added by David Zarnett on July 01, 2007 06:46:55 PM.