My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The boycott is coming back....

Well, now they don't like to use the term......this is from the UK....
Academics are preparing to reignite an international row as they urge fellow lecturers to consider whether they should sever links with Israeli universities.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will highlight the "humanitarian catastrophe imposed on Gaza by Israel" at their annual congress in Manchester.

A motion passed by the union last year, obliging all branches to consult members on the issue, provoked outrage from academics and politicians in Britain and overseas.

Today's UCU meeting is likely to reopen the row, with a similarly worded call to members.

Tom Hickey, a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Brighton, stressed that the new motion stopped short of backing a full boycott.

"It is not a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions," said Mr Hickey, who is proposing the motion.

"We are urging people to reflect on whether it is appropriate for them to maintain their links with Israeli institutions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isreal didn't cause the Gaza problem the Arabs did.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that the UK is slowly becoming an islamic state, if only by pandering to the backward barbarians in their midst, why should anyone be surprised.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Islamic Republik of Britain

11:19 PM  

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