While the British academic community begins its boycott against Israeli educational institutions – seen as unfair by Age commentator David Bernstein because, well, other countries are so much worse, as if that insulates Israel from criticism – civil opposition is growing:
The Ontario division of Canada’s largest union has voted to support an international campaign that is boycotting Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
Delegates to the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario convention in Ottawa voted overwhelmingly Saturday to support the campaign until it sees Israel recognizing the Palestinians’ right to self-determination. The Ontario group represents more than 200,000 workers.
The global campaign started last July and has been supported by many North American churches, 20 Quebec organizations, and others, Canadian Press said.