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3 Sep, 2012

Students at S. African university boycott Israel – Yahoo! News


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Students at South Africa‘s University of the Witwatersrand say they are adopting an academic and cultural boycott of Israel in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

A statement Monday says the school’s student representative council is calling for an immediate investigation into any academic, financial and cultural relations with Israeli institutions.

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  • Jan Polatschek

    This attitude is so misguided, in my opinion. Surely the university students must know how much Israeli scientists and engineers have contributed to the culture and well-being of so many people in the world. And have the university students forgotten how their own fellow Jewish citizens risked their own livelihoods and security when they were leaders in the fight against Apartheid in their own country? I recommend that the University at Witwatersrand add a course in Jewish Studies to their curriculum.