Why does the BMJ even consider a poll on a boycott?
I am deeply concerned that a journal which has been highly respected
would even consider conducting a poll on a boycott of Israeli academic
institutions. The BMJ is a journal that should aim to advance the health
and well being of all people. Would a boycott achieve this? Is health and
well being something that is determined by political or religious
boundaries? If the answer is “no”, as surely it must be, then why does a
journal that should be concerned with health and well being even consider
a poll that is unrelated to that aim? No matter which way the poll goes,
what business does the BMJ have in even giving space to it?
I am a Jewish physician and professor concerned with the life, health and well-being of other people. This in no way competes with my opinions.
Competing interests: No competing interests