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US District Court allows professors to sue American Studies Association for Israel boycott


#BDSfail: United States District Court for the District of Columbia has allowed four college professors to sue the ASA over its academic boycott policies of Israel.

By Ben Ariel


A U.S. federal court has ruled that four college professors can sue the American Studies Association (ASA) over its academic boycott of Israel, JTA reported on Tuesday.

The ruling was handed down on Friday by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, according to the report.

The ASA asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit, but the court rejected ASA’s argument that going forward with the lawsuit infringes on its First Amendment rights. Continue Reading »

NY Bill to Withdraw Public Funding to Schools Supporting ASA Boycott

New York State politicians are proposing a bill that will withdraw public financial assistance from colleges & universities supporting the ASA boycott of Israel because it only targeted discrimination against Israel and betrays the values of academic freedom that are held dear.

By Tova Dvorin


Two New York lawmakers are fighting an anti-Israel boycott with a campaign of their own: to stop the flow of public funds to schools involved in the scandal.

The New York Daily News reported Friday that Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein and Assemblyman Dov Hikind are proposing a bill that would give colleges and universities in the state of New York 30 days to withdraw their support from groups boycotting Israel – or lose state funding. Continue Reading »