Jonathan Rosenhead and Sue Blackwell of BRICUP debated BDS at Leeds
University on 19 March against Hugh Hubbard (Leeds UNiversity) and Robert
Fine (Warwick University). The motion “This house believes that
UK academics should join the movement for academic boycott by refusing
to engage with any Israeli academic institutions until Israel ends the
occupation and abides by international law.” was supported
53:37 before the speeches and by 68:23 after the debate. Over a third
of the opponents of BDS changed their minds after hearing the arguments.

Read Jonathan Rosenhead’s speech
Report
on organising the debate