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Israeli universities unite against boycott

The American supporters of seven major Israeli universities are uniting to fight a major British trade union’s vote to consider a boycott of Israeli academics.The American friends associations of the
universities will launch an advertising campaign in the U.S. media, including The
New York Times, to highlight the contributions of Israeli universities to
society.For example, the ad will note that Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev prevented millions in Africa and China from going blind or even dying by creating a biological
control for mosquitoes and black flies that cause malaria and river
blindness.The
boycott, proposed by the University and College Union, would prohibit Israeli scholars from working at
British universities, presenting their work at international
conferences, engaging in cross-border research and publishing their
research in scholarly journals.

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