Saturday, October 18, 2008
I love the law
An excellent article in Al Akhbar (3 articles in fact) on how some branches of foreign universities in the Gulf are acting as Trojan horses for normalizing with Israel by inviting Israeli students and Academic. The writers, founders of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli (PACBI) make an excellent case. Please visit their excellent website. But what a terrible situation we find ourselves in: we have to fight inside the Arab World for boycotting Israel, and the most important victories of PACBI are with non Arab institutions rather than with Arab ones. This makes me so glad to be living in Lebanon: we subscribe to the boycott BY LAW. I love the law.