Intended for healthcare professionals

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

Re: Israel Boycott

1- International aid to Palestinians is less than 15% of the aid to
Israel.

2- 60% of the American aid to Israel is officially directed to military
uses. No one tried to stop Israel building what is supposed to be the
fourth most powerful army in the world.

3- I wonder what would have happened in South Africa if academics,
artists, athletics, .. have refused boycotting the apartheid state in the
1980's? It may be true that Israel is not the same model as South Africa,
but still it's a state founded on absolute rights for one cultural-ethnic
group.

Competing interests:
I am Egyptian

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 July 2007
Hany M. El-Hosseiny
Mathematician, Cairo University, Egypt
Cairo University, 126311 Egypt