Americans for Peace Now opposes boycotts of Israel and of Israeli institutions, such as the American Studies
Association's decision to boycott Israeli universities.
We believe such campaigns are misguided and counterproductive. They target the average, innocent Israeli citizen --
who may well support an end to the occupation and a two-state solution -- rather than objectionable Israeli
The ASA's boycott of Israeli universities underscores the merits of our position. Israeli universities are the
ultimate Israeli environment in which dissent and critical thinking flourishes. Boycotting them only damages
efforts to encourage internal Israeli opposition to objectionable Israeli government policies.