B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith applauds the American Historical Association (AHA) for renouncing an anti-Israel motion claiming that Israel limits Palestinian academic opportunities. This resolution was proposed at the AHA annual summit in Atlanta, and was beaten by a vote of 111 to 50.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) proposal unfairly tags Israel with biased, one-sided accusations. This is the second time AHA voted down this dangerous resolution against Israel.
B’nai B’rith praises AHA for understanding that monitoring Israel in this capacity would be a perilous decision, as BDS targets Israel’s cultural and economic sectors in order to eventually isolate the country from the world. This BDS measure represents another unjust attack on Israel, even as human rights violations committed by other countries go largely ignored.
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