Letter to Israeli Government On Katherine Franke

Today the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure has released a letter sent to the Israeli government in regard to the interrogation, subsequent expulsion, and apparent banning from Israel of Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke in April. Franke, a supporter of the movement known as boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), was expelled from Israel when attempting to visiting the country in her capacity as a scholar and civil rights leader, not as a supporter of BDS. The letter urges the government of Israel to "reconsider your immigration officer’s decision and to revoke any further ban on Professor Franke’s entry for purposes of collaborative academic and scholarly work in Israel."

The full letter can be read here.
 

 

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018