Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics

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Nathan J. Brown, president of the Middle East Studies Association, says the group will not be considering at its annual meeting this weekend any formal motion to boycott Israeli academic institutions, but it will be voting on a member-proposed “resolution asking for a discussion of the issue.”
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With tensions between Israelis and Palestinians escalating after this week’s terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, one scholarly group, the Middle East Studies Association, appears unlikely to escape conflict anytime soon.

Yet, after a year in...

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