Trump’s Executive Order Targets Federal Funding to Universities in Suppression of Speech on Palestinian Rights – International Middle East Media…

Posted: December 21, 2019 at 10:47 am

(photo: A classroom in Gaza destroyed in Israels 2014 attacks. Credit: Active Stills, Basel Yazouri)

U.S. President Donald Trumps recently announced executive order would continue his dangerous attackson hard-fought democratic rights.

Abusing federal funding tobully universitiesinto suppressing academic freedom and freedom of speech in support of Palestinian rights under international law isanti-democratic and anti-Palestinian.

Palestinians call for cutting institutional ties with Israeli universities because they are partners in Israels apartheid regime and its crimes against Palestinians.Israeli universities are complicitin designing, implementing, justifying and whitewashing Israels system of racial oppression.

This order is not about combating antisemitism, but rather stifling criticism of Israel and ebbing the steady growth of accountability measures coming out of US campuses that give Palestinians hope.

We have no doubt that principled academics and students will continue to stand up to attacks on the rights to education and academic freedom,wherever they may occur.

~ Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / United States

Read more from the original source:
Trump's Executive Order Targets Federal Funding to Universities in Suppression of Speech on Palestinian Rights - International Middle East Media...

Related Post