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Re: Union Calls For Ban On Israeli Professors, Jan. 6

As a university professor and a Jewish-Canadian, I commend CUPE for initiating a boycott of Israeli academics. As I recall, the boycott of South Africa, and notably the boycott of South African academics, helped focus world attention against apartheid. While Israeli academics who speak against the massacre in Gaza should be exempt from a boycott, the many silent professors in Israel who refuse to criticize their own government for human rights violations and for murdering Arab civilians should not be welcomed.

Judy Haiven, Halifax.
opinion letter National Post January 9, 2009

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