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"NYU rejects and is deeply disappointed by the Middle East Studies Association's (MESA) recently passed resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel. NYU's opposition to academic boycotts is longstanding (for example: here, here, here) and is grounded in the belief that academic boycotts are at odds with the principles of academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas.

"NYU thinks it is deeply unfortunate for a scholarly organization to take this position. For the sake of academic freedom, we urge MESA to reconsider its ill-advised resolution."

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