Wiesenthal Center Calls for UK Government action against Academic Boycott, noting PNGOs central role

In the wake of the motion passed by Britain’s largest teachers’ union, NATFHE, to boycott Israeli academics and institutions, the Wiesenthal Center sent a letter to British Secretary of State for Education, Alan Johnson and Universities UK President Drummond Bone calling for their action against this boycott. The Wiesenthal Center said that the boycott was "a propaganda instrument of the PNGO – a network of Palestinian NGOs that includes groups associated with the European Union blacklisted terrorist organization Hamas, and those which glorify suicide terrorism, as perpetrated last July in London." PNGO is an umbrella organization for ninety-two Palestinian NGOs which has indeed been very active in promoting an academic boycott of Israel as can be seen by this list of organizations advocating the boycott of Israeli academia.

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