Tag: Shelly Fisher Fishkin

Are Israeli Universities Critics of or Collaborators with the Israeli Government?

Critics of the ASA academic boycott often claim that the boycott is illegitimate because it targets Israeli universities, which are the site of some of the greatest criticism of the Israeli government and support for the Palestinian cause. As prominent scholar and former ASA president Shelley Fisher Fishkin said: Israeli universities are often at the forefront of fostering dialogue between Arabs and Jews, of educating the future leaders of Arab universities, and of providing the next generation with the tools of critical thinking that can allow them to construct a society more equitable and just than that of their parents. It’s a little more complicated. Here are just some of the facts about the Israeli academy that Fishkin failed to […]