Thu 28 May 2009, The Guardian

Lecturers vote to boycott Israel but are warned off

By Jessica Shepherd
Lecturers voted overwhelmingly yesterday to boycott Israeli universities and colleges. The vote was held at the University and College Union (UCU) congress in Bournemouth. Delegates had said that Israeli academics were complicit in their government's acts against the Palestinian people. However, the leadership of the UCU then immediately declared the vote as void, after lawyers advised them that any kind of boycott could prompt legal action against the union. The union's general secretary, Sally Hunt, said she "formally and personally commended" having the debate.
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