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Academics for Palestine has secured the signatures of more than 250 Irish academics who have pledged to boycott Israeli academic institutions. This peaceful, voluntary action is part of the international BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement, which has answered the call from hundreds of Palestinian organisations to help pressure Israel to end its oppression and occupation in Palestine.
We share Dr Kevin McCarthy’s dismay (Letters, January 13) at Trinity College Dublin’s inquiry into its staff’s “formal and informal arrangements ... with universities, research institutions, NGOs and government bodies in Israel and Palestine”.
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