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Mayor Bloomberg Says BDS Apostles Should Speak at Brooklyn College

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Times of Israel – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday spoke up for academic freedom amid controversy over an event at a public college, despite stressing his distaste for the cause at hand.

The speakers in question, Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti, are prominant members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates a commercial and academic boycott of Israel to try to influence its policy toward Palestinians.

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