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Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Slams Academic Boycott of Israel

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Ynet – Israel dismissed as “radical leftist” a group of American scholars that has decided to boycott it but worries that other academic forums in the United States could take similar action, the deputy Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday.

The American Studies Association (ASA) on Sunday became the largest US academic group to back an anti-Israel boycott in solidarity with the Palestinians. Its vote was mostly symbolic as the group has no power to compel its some 5,000 members or any US institution to heed the resolution.

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