155 lecturers in Israeli universities have signed a petition calling
for an academic boycott of the Ariel University Center. In the petition,
the lecturers state their “unwillingness to take part in any type
of academic activity taking place in the college operating in the settlement
of Ariel.” Furthermore, the petition states that “Ariel is
not part of the sovereign state of Israel, and therefore it is impossible
to require us to appear there.”

Among the signatories are three Israel Prize laureates – professors
Yehoshua Kolodny of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Benjamin Isaac
of Tel Aviv University and Itamar Procaccia of the Weizmann Institute
of Science.

Report in Ha’aretz
page supporting the Israeli academics