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Rapid response to:

Feature Head to head

Should we consider a boycott of Israeli academic institutions? Yes

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39266.495567.AD (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:124

Rapid Response:

An absolute disgrace--does the BMJ support terrorism?

I think it is an absolute disgrace that the BMJ - a medical journal
firstly feels the need to enter politics and then show support for
terrorism. Israel, like any other country, has a right to defend its
borders and people, they are under constant attack, most of which is not
reported, by terrorists. They will and should defend themselves. I feel
the BMJ is showing an antisemetic stand and this is unnecessary and
uncalled for. Put your energy into looking after you own professions -
defend our doctors, find them jobs and save the sinking NHS - leave
politics alone unless you have something constructive and useful to say.
It is merely displaying ignorance.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 July 2007
louise Troostwyk
physiotherapist
UCLH