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The ASA’s Guide to World Peace

The organization voted to boycott Israel. Here’s who they’re not boycotting.

by
Liel Leibovitz
December 16, 2013
Angela Davis, who warmly supported the ASA boycott, with Erich Honecker, the leader of a nation which, unlike Israel, has never done anything bad.(German Federal Archives)

Angela Davis, who warmly supported the ASA boycott, with Erich Honecker, the leader of a nation which, unlike Israel, has never done anything bad.(German Federal Archives)

Earlier today, members of the American Studies Association voted to confirm the organization’s decision to boycott Israel. As far as we can tell, this is an historic occasion—with the exception of South Africa, no other country has been deemed so vile by American academics as to warrant banning all collaboration with its universities and scholars. In the spirit of public service, then, and to commemorate this occasion, we offer the following chart, the ASA’s Guide to World Peace.

Liel Leibovitz is editor at large for Tablet Magazine and a host of its weekly culture podcast Unorthodox and daily Talmud podcast Take One.

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