While the boycotts of Israeli institutions of higher learning by scholarly organizations, university departments, and individual faculty members are ostensibly intended to “end the occupation” or avoid “complicity in apartheid,” they have so far proved to have only a minimal impact on Israeli academia, and the chances that they will in any way contribute to changes in the Jewish state’s policies are negligible. What then, asks Martin Kramer, do their proponents seek to accomplish?
The Real Target of Academic Boycotts of Israel? Jewish Scholars
The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction
Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents: