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June 04, 2007

New York Times Criticizes UK Boycotts

The New York Times has added its voice to the list of critics slamming recent boycott decisions by British unions:

The University and College Union, a newly formed British union of college teachers, shamefully called last week for a boycott on contacts and exchanges with Israeli academic institutions. That follows on the shameful call in April by the National Union of Journalists in Britain to boycott Israeli goods.

The editorial seems to hint that the boycott organizers might even be motivated by anti-Semitism, stating that the "the lack of similar 'solidarity' by these unions with any other oppressed or suffering people in the world, and there are plenty, reduces these gestures to an exercise in hypocrisy, or worse."

Read the piece here.

Posted by at June 4, 2007 11:07 AM


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