Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities

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by Ali Abunimah

Edited by Bill Mullen and Ashley Dawson

Haymarket Books

2016, paperback

SKU: 9781608465262

 

Focusing on the complicity of Israeli universities in maintaining the occupation of Palestine, and on the repression of academic and political freedom for Palestinians, Against Apartheid powerfully explains why scholars and students throughout the world should refuse to do business with Israeli institutions. This rich collection of essays is a handbook for scholars and activists.

Reviews:

"Voices resound through this book with the reasoned argument that Israeli apartheid must be ended - and the way for intellectuals and artists to participate in this struggle is to boycott Israeli institutions that participate in and benefit from the occupation of Palestinian lands. This is an intellectual guidebook for the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) movement."  -- Vijay Prashad, editor, Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation

"This book is a tour de force: a must read that belongs on the nightstand of every decent human being on this earth concerned with peace and justice. Superbly edited, it brings together the most powerful and cogent cases ever made for BDS: the now widely global, non-violent civil disobedience that Palestinians and their supporters have launched against the vicious monstrosity of Zionist theft of their homeland. BDS is the civilized people's response to the barbarity of Israeli colonial occupation of Palestine and Against Apartheid provides a relentlessly persuasive body of brilliant scholarship to prove the point. Do not miss it!" --Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York

About the Authors:

Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian-American, is the co-creator and editor of the Electronic Intifada Web site. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago, he has written for the "Chicago Tribune", among other publications.

Ashley Dawson is a professor of English at CUNY's Graduate Center and at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He is also the former editor of the AAUP's "Journal of Academic Freedom."

Bill V. Mullen is a professor of American Studies at Purdue University and a member of the advisory board of USACBI (United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel).