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Boycott bill comes before House

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill condemning the proposed British boycott of Israeli academics.

The measure, to be voted on Wednesday, censures the University and College Union of the United Kingdom for its proposal to boycott Israeli academic institutions. It also urges governments and educators to reaffirm the importance of academic freedom.

Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) proposed the bill, which has strong bipartisan support with 62 co-sponsors.

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