Sunday, May 28, 2006

I think any academic boycott against Israel is wrong ( at least as long as Iran, Sudan, China and all other countries that have far less democratic regimes than Israel and/or that are not less unjust occupiers than the Jewish state are not boycotted as well ), but I also believe that the Hebrew University and Israel's General Security Service made a serious mistake when they started a very public cooperation program. All over the free world security services and academic institutions cooperate, but there was and is no reason to turn such a cooperation into a highly publicized program. That is particularly true when you already have trouble with people abroad who will do all that they can to smother academic freedom by turning your country's brightest into academic lepers.

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