27 August 2012: InCACBI Statement on Science Camp being held in Israel
Boycott a state that deprives Palestinian youth of academic freedom!
We, a group of academics, activists and artists in India, came together in 2010 to campaign against yet another apartheid regime by extending support to the international campaign for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel. The Israeli state consistently and ruthlessly tramples on the academic freedom and cultural life of the Palestinian people; and a continued association with the instruments of such a state is unconscionable to any freedom loving person.
This is why we condemn India’s participation in the Asian Science Camp 2012 being held for the first time in Israel from August 26 to August 31, 2012. The Asian Science Camps aim at enlightening science talented youths (ages 17-21) through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world, and at promoting international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia, Australia and the Pacific. One of the larger delegations to the 2012 Camp is from India. …
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