By Dan Rabinowitz, Professor of Anthropology at Tel-Aviv University, and currently the head of the University’s Porter School of Environmental Studies. Served as President of the Israeli Anthropological Association from 1998 to 2001.
December 1st 2014
“I, an Israeli anthropologist, support these four demands. In fact I am on record making similar suggestions. I am troubled however by the impasse the petition, and BDS’s strategy at large, create here. It makes me wonder whether this movement might damage reconciliation rather than enhance it.”
“Clicking support for an online petition is easy, and emotionally gratifying. But people of good will watching Israel/Palestine from afar should act responsibly, and carefully consider the consequences their support might have. They certainly must not endorse a ploy designed to neutralize Israeli academics, a group consistently committed to the Herculean effort to forge some common ground.”
Read Rabinowitz’s piece here.