Ariel campus

Ariel campus
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Professor Uri Ram, the newly elected president
of the Israeli Sociological Society, has called for a boycott
Ariel University, located in a West Bank settlement. “We
will not cooperate with the institute known as Ariel University,
which is not located within the bounds of the State of Israel,”
he said in an interview with Army Radio.

The boycott initiative by Prof. Ram of the Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev will first need to pass a vote of the Israeli Sociological
Society, which includes some 1,000 researchers and academics.

The members are expected to discuss the initiative
at an upcoming Society meeting in April. Should the motion pass,
it would mark the first time that an Israeli academic association
would boycott an Israeli university.

Ariel University management denouced this call for a moral stance
as “semi-fascist” 
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Society calls for boycott of Ariel University
– Jerusalem