Anthony promised free legal assistance to any academic affected by the threatened boycott, and wrote the union’s general secretary that he considered the union’s motion -- to “consider the moral and political implications of educational links with Israeli institutions, and to discuss the occupation with individuals and institutions concerned, including Israeli colleagues” -- to be both a boycott motion and anti-Semitic.
Last week the union, known by as the UCU, dropped its latest boycott call.Anthony took this action despite the fact that many people -- including some within the UK Jewish community -- opposed it. He knew it was the right thing to do.
I am not the least bit surprised. He took the same stance in my case.
The rest, as is said, is history.
Bravo Anthony [and also to his cohort James Libson who played an equally important role here, as he did in my case].