Steven Rose, a founder member of BRICUP has written an article on ‘Academic
freedom in Israel and Palestine’ in EMBO (European Molecular Biology
Organization) Reports

Professor Rose says: “T he ultimate test of a boycott must be
the role it has in changing the policies of those boycotted. The vociferousness
of the opponents of the boycott, their ad hominem accusations against
its signatories, and the mobilisation of the Israel lobby in the USA
to challenge the legality of what is above all an individual moral decision,
makes it clear that it has touched a sensitive nerve. For Israel, its
academy is second only to the military in national prestige. Being part
of the European Research Area symbolizes Israel’s aspirations
to be regarded more as a part of Europe than of the Middle East.”

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