A desk with a poster reading "We support Palestine" and a book on the history of Palestine

UC faculty must have right to boycott Israeli academic partnerships

UC Berkeley faculty members have quite rightly taken the UC administration to task for a recent statement, signed by all the system’s chancellors, that condemns Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS. The statement was issued in the name of protecting academic freedom when, in our own view, the only freedom under threat is the bedrock right of faculty and students to engage in political speech.
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Faculty waving Palestinian flags with sign "we support Palestine" in front of Sather Gate

University of California must allow faculty to boycott Israel in academia

On Dec. 13, the 10 UC chancellors took the unusual step of signing a collective statement that opposed the “academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions and/or individual scholars” as being a “direct and serious” threat to academic freedom. When some faculty members expressed concerns that such a high-level collective statement
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Demonstrators stage mock military checkpoint by Sather Gate

About 15 demonstrators staged a mock military checkpoint by Sather Gate Monday afternoon in protest of Israeli soldiers’ presence on a main West Bank city thoroughfare. The checkpoint, which was in place around 1 p.m. for about half an hour, was part of a larger series of demonstrations to raise
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