Boycotting Israel goes against basic principles of academia, says Secretary of Smithsonian

“The idea of academic boycotting goes against the most basic principle of academia, period,” David Skorton, head of the Smithsonian Institution, told The Jerusalem Post.

Visiting Israel this past week to receive an honorary doctorate from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Skorton noted that “Many people who have not visited Israel don’t really understand the multi-dimensional nature of Israeli society.


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