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Boycott of Israeli Schools

Published: May 10, 2005

To the Editor:

Re "Professors in Britain Vote to Boycott 2 Israeli Schools" (news article, May 8):

I was looking forward to delivering the keynote talk to a coming scientific conference at an English university, but the Association of University Teachers' vote has made British academics members of an organization that boycotts my Israeli colleagues and, as far as I am concerned, me.

With the atmosphere thus poisoned, I have canceled my participation in this meeting, and suspect that others in positions similar to mine will do the same.

Edward H. Kaplan
New Haven, May 8, 2005
The writer is a professor of management sciences and public health, Yale School of Management.