UK: Support for passivism (but only in the UK)

The British academics union, the University and College Union, accepted two resolutions today.

The first is not to join in the "witch hunt" against Muslim students.

"Lecturers want to teach students," said Sally Hunt, general secretary of the union. "If they wanted to police them, they would have joined the force."

The second is to boycott Israeli Universities

The resolution condemned what it called "the complicity of Israeli academia" in the occupation of Palestinian lands and said "passivity or neutrality is unacceptable, and criticism of Israel cannot be construed as anti-Semitic."

Apparently, UK academics believe that their Israeli counterparts shouldn't be able to just teach their students.

Sources: Daily Mail (English), NY Times (English)

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