Scholars launch counter-measures against MLA’s moves toward boycott

09.01.2014                      08.Schwat.5774

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Scholars launch counter-measures against MLA’s moves toward boycott

30,000-member group to vote on resolution asking State Department to condemn Israel.

On Thursday in Chicago, the 30,000-member Modern Language Association of America will hold its annual conference that will include a panel discussion featuring supporters of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement against Israel. At the same conference, the MLA Delegate Assembly, its governing body, will consider a resolution that would ask the State Department to condemn Israel for several incidents in which Israel denied US academics entry into Gaza or the West Bank….