Tel Aviv University academics hold first BDS discussion

About 30 Tel Aviv University students, mostly graduates and PhD candidates, took part recently in a discussion about the boycott movement against Israel, particularly the academic boycott. The very fact that a discussion was held that did not completely condemn the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or BDS, movement and included some expressions of support, is considered unusual, writes Or Kashti for Haaretz.

The discussion was held under the auspices of the university’s sociology and anthropology department. It was the first such event held by the department, and apparently the first at Tel Aviv University.

One of the speakers was Dr Hila Dayan of Amsterdam University College in Amsterdam, one of a group of about 40 anthropologists who oppose the attempt by the Israeli Anthropological Association to ban discussion on Israel at an upcoming international conference.
Full report on the Haaretz site