200 Brazilian Academics Pledge Support For Academic Boycott Of Israel

Brasilia, 12 Rabi’ul Akhir 1437/22 January 2016 (MINA) – It has taken just three days for 200 Brazilian academics to sign a letter in support for the academic boycott of Israeli institutions, in protest against Israel’s ongoing policies of occupation and discrimination.

Professor and former UN rapporteur Paulo Sergio Pinheiro and physician and pharmacologist B. Boris Vargaftig are among the signatories.

In a statement released today the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PACBI) “salute” their solidarity.

“Through these campaigns Brazilians continue to demonstrate that solidarity with the oppressed is the most politically and morally sound contribution to the struggle to end oppression.”

According to PACBI Brazilian movements, individuals and unions have long been committed to isolating Israeli academic institutions as part of the struggle against the Israeli settler colonial and apartheid regime. (T/P002/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)