Last Thursday, March 24, 2022, Brandeis University announced it was leaving the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). Sometime between Friday, March 25, and Monday morning, March 28, MESA removed its list of institutional members from its website. Coincidence?
As we've previously reported, MESA passed a resolution at its annual business meeting endorsing the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, the world's sole Jewish nation-state; and ratified it by an institutional membership vote that ended March 22.
LIF's prior coverage of MESA's BDS vote has included the following:
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