National Library Hebrew University Al Jazeera Weapons Systems (BDS)

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For some reason this image appeared online at Al Jazeera’s article about the ASA. The photograph sits oddly with this bit cited in the article about the proposed academic boycott of Israel from an American Studies Association news release: “This complicity has been extensively documented, and manifests through direct research and production of military technologies — as with the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion)’s partnerships with Israeli weapons manufacturers … and Tel Aviv University’s development of weapons systems used by the occupation army in committing grave violations of human rights.” The off-juxtaposition of the image and the content tells a lot about the story, about the mangling up of ethics, politics, and scholarship. That it appears in Al-Jazeera makes it even more remarkable.  The article does a nice job telling the story, reporting as well the response by a director at the American Jewish Committee, who is actually given the last word.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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1 Response to National Library Hebrew University Al Jazeera Weapons Systems (BDS)

  1. dmfant says:

    this if off topic but while I’m thinking of it:

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