Renowned Scientists Oppose Conference in Israeli Settlement, Call for Boycott

Ariel University in occupied Palestine is the wrong venue for an international conference on cosmology and particle physics, a group of science experts said Friday in a letter rejecting whitewashing of Israeli colonial activities in Palestine. In an open letter published in the Guardian this weekend, 15 of the world’s top academics and science professionals wrote that holding a three-day science convention in West Bank would be an outright violation of international law.
“The settlements are illegal under international law and have been denounced by the international court of justice and numerous UN resolutions,” the scientists said. The academics noted that Ariel University has a history of conflict to both native and foreign observers due to its location.
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