[Marxism] Israelis furious at British boycott call

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Wed Mar 4 01:21:25 MST 2009

Israeli scientists and officials reacted angrily yesterday to calls by more  
than 400 British academics for the Science Museum to cancel educational  
workshops planned to promote Israeli science tomorrow. 
The cancellation call and claims that Israeli universities are "complicit" in 
 the occupation of Palestinian territories and this year's "disastrous" 
offensive  in Gaza, reported in The Independent yesterday, were condemned as 
"absurd" by  the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Its spokesman, Yigal Palmor, said: "These 
calls  cannot but be motivated by extreme blindness and silly ideology. This 
of course  does not promote the good causes which the boycotters are presumed 
to promote –  not peace, understanding, nor compromise."  

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