TTN Action Alert: Oppose Academic Boycott of Israeli Anthropologists
The Third Narrative has been working actively with Anthropologists for Dialogue on Israel and Palestine (ADIP) to oppose both academic boycotts of Israel and Israel’s continued occupation that helps prevent the creation of a Palestinian State. ADIP is a strong proponent of the core philosophy of The Third Narrative and is leading this fight in the field of Anthropology.
Much to TTN’s dismay, in December the American Anthropological Association business meeting passed an academic boycott of Israel and rejected a balanced alternative resolution developed by ADIP. More information on the issues and ADIP can be found at: www.anthrodialogue.org.
We are currently joining ADIP in calling on all members of the AAA to vote against the boycott. Our friends at ADIP have produced a series of excellent videos explaining their anti-Boycott/anti- Occupation approach to Israel, Palestine, the discipline of Anthropology and international academic collaboration.
TTN will be posting each of these videos [housed on the Ameinu site] over the course of the next month as voting continues on AAA academic boycott resolution.
More will be posted each week. Additionally, each video will be shared on TTN and Ameinu’s Facebook pages and on Twitter. Please help by:
1. Sharing each video widely through your own social networks on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere.
2. Encourage friends to share the videos as well tp get the greatest possible distribution of these excellent pieces.
3. If you are a AAA member, vote before the May 31 deadline.
4. Let TTN know about potential AAA members who could be approached to vote on this resolution as well.
Many thanks for supporting this effort.
The Third Narrative (TTN) seeks to play an important role in the debate over peace in the Middle East by helping to counter false and delegitimizing claims made against Israel by activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. This program also develops key relationships with domestic progressive constituencies to gain their constructive support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Our TTN booklet responds to some of the most common and inaccurate accusations made against Israel from the far left by activists trying to appeal to those who are committed to human rights and social justice.
Scholars for Israel & Palestine (SIP) Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, Pro-Peace Scholars for Israel and Palestine comprises progressive academics who are pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, and pro-peace. We are committed to advancing a two-state solution to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine, bringing peace, justice and dignity to both sides. Click here for background, statements by the SIP and an application to join.
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