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80% of MESA’s participating members voted in favor of resolution in solidarity with Palestinians seeking education rights

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The MESA membership voted by 80%  to endorse the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israeli apartheid.

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These trips serve to present Israel in a positive light, whitewashing its regime of military occupation, apartheid, and settler-colonialism and its decades-long denial of Palestinian rights, including the right to education.

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The scholars from 14 countries refuse to participate in academic exchanges, collaborate with or receive funding from complicit Israeli institutions in a stand for Palestinian rights.

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Académicos y académicas de 14 países de América Latina se niegan a participar en intercambios académicos, colaborar o recibir fondos de instituciones israelíes cómplices del apartheid, como un acto de defensa de los derechos del pueblo palestino.

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As Israel’s apartheid regime escalated its violent oppression of Palestinians, scholars, academic departments, artists, cultural institutions, star athletes, sports teams, unions, queer filmmakers, LGBTQIA+ collectives, students and other grassroots groups responded with unprecedented solidarity.

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The 2800-member strong association voted to advance a motion to the full MESA membership supporting the Palestinian-led BDS movement and the institutional boycott of complicit Israeli universities following a thorough process of engagement over many years.

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Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) and the Academic Alliance Against Antisemitism, Racism, Colonialism & Censorship in Canada (ARC) applaud the Canadian Association of University Teachers (

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is refusing to grant visas for Israeli players to participate in a major squash tournament next month, the sport's governing body says, sparking anger in the Jewish state.

November 25, 2021
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