The war in Gaza has spurred a flurry of statements and letters on the part of concerned academics -- and many expect debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to grow on U.S. campuses in the year ahead.
Among the recent statements, the executive committee of the American Studies Association, whose members voted to back the boycott of Israeli universities in December, issued a statement condemning Israeli attacks on Palestinian universities and calling upon the United States to withdraw its political, financial and military support for Israel. The executive committee of the Cultural Studies Association released a similar statement, while the Middle East Caucus of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies issued a letter condemning Israeli military actions in Gaza as "having reached genocidal proportions" and expressing its support for the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
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