US language association adds to Israel's boycott woes

Israel is facing yet another boycott from a US organization in what seems to be a growing trend.

US language association adds to Israel's boycott woes

World Bulletin / News Desk

It was reported in Israel’s Maariv newspaper that the Modern Languages Association in New York had agreed to boycott the Zionist state due to discriminatory behavior towards Palestinian students in higher education in the occupied West Bank territories.

The association declared that their decision was based on Israel's denial of entry to the West Bank by US academics who have been invited to teach, confer or conduct research at Palestinian universities.

This comes after a union of academics decided to boycott Israeli educational institutions because of their illegal occupation of the West Bank, as well as Dutch pension giant PGGM’s decision to boycott Israeli banks for the same reason.

In a recent report, Jewish settlers living in occupied territories in the West Bank complained of a significant decrease in income from export in 2013 due to western supermarkets, particularly in Scandinavia and the UK, abandoning their products.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ocak 2014, 17:40