State Bill Ill-Conceived
Israel’s policies toward its Palestinian residents is nothing short of outright racism (“Jewish Organizations Face Off,” Feb. 28). It humiliates men, women and children at checkpoints; its civilians beat, shoot and kill civilians; it steals their land to make room for those making Aliyah and all along screams “anti-Semitism” anytime people of conscience, Jews and non-Jews, challenge these practices.
The anti-boycott bill in the Maryland Senate will punish higher academic institutions that support a singular academic association — the American Studies Association — that showed courage by resolving to boycott Israel because it continually persecutes Palestinian scholars.
This bill should not be brought up even for a vote. It condones racism.