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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: (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:124

Rapid Response:

If you boycott Israel, I will never read BMJ again

What business does the BMJ have in developing international policy
without an overt health outcome? Why don't you use the weight of such a
journal to improve access to healthcare, clean water, HIV medication or
other notable health related outcomes throughout the world? It makes no
sense to me why BMJ would choose this as their effort to improve the
world. It appears to be a racist motion by the journal. You have
tarnished what was a shining reputation as an unbiased source of health
care research and information. If BMJ does this, I will strongly lobby my
university's medical library to stop subscribing to BMJ and its associated

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 July 2007
Jane M. Liebschutz
Associate Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118