the U.K. teacher's association NAFTHE has voted to boycott all Israeli academics.
The backlash against their McCarthyite policy has started. I've taken this off of the Engage site: "From the comments section at Professor John Palmer's (The University of Western Ontario) blog:
1) Any idea on how I can get an honorary afiliation with an Israeli univerersity?
2) Henceforth I will require any UK journal that asks me to referee an article (something that happens about once a year) to give me a signed affidavit that the journal does not honor the NATFHE boycott and that the author(s) do not either."
"EclectEcon (mail) (www):
I strongly support both your points.
1. Those who want to join the IAB should e-mail Professor Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. I, too, will require such an affidavit and urge everyone else to do so, as well."
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East have issued a strong condemnation: read it here
Me, myself, I'm utterly disgusted. My mantra today is "I will not rant, I will not rave." So consider yourselves spared --at least until tomorrow :)