Italian scholars boycott Israeli academic institutions

The academic boycott against Israel continues to grow 168 academics and researchers in Italy calling for the suspension of all agreements with Israeli universities.

Italian scholars boycott Israeli academic institutions

World Bulletin / News Desk

A group of Italian professors and researchers are now planning to boycott Israeli academic institutions, who have voiced their outrage saying that the schools are complicit in "violations of international law and human rights".

Around 170 scholars from more than 50 Italian universities and research organisations have signed a pledge committing to the boycott. The signatories described themselves as "a solid critical block of scholars" who were "no longer willing to tolerate Israeli academic complicity with Israel's state violence".

"The utter lack of any serious condemnation on their part since the foundation of the state of Israel led to the initiative," the authors said in a statement.

The Italian academics who teach and work at many prominent universities, including the University of Bologna, the University of Rome and the University of Milan have said that they were part of a growing global trend of scholars taking a stand for Palestinian rights.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ocak 2016, 09:30