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THE UCU mo­tion: NO 25: Pales­tine and the oc­cu­pa­tion (com­pos­ite mo­tion pro­posed by the Univer­sity of Brighton, East­bourne; Univer­sity of Brighton, Grand Pa­rade; Univer­sity of East Lon­don Dock­lands; Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee)

Congress notes the 1. Con­tin­u­a­tion of il­le­gal set­tle­ment, killing of civil­ians and the im­pos­si­bil­ity of civil life, in­clud­ing ed­u­ca­tion 2. Hu­man­i­tar­ian catas­tro­phe im­posed on Gaza by Is­rael and the EU 3. Ap­par­ent com­plic­ity of most of the Is­raeli academy 4. Le­gal at­tempts to pre­vent UCU de­bat­ing a boy­cott of Is­raeli aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions; and le­gal ad­vice that such de­bates are law­ful

Congress af­firms that 5. Crit­i­cism of Is­rael or Is­raeli pol­icy are not, as such, an­tisemitic; 6. Pur­suit and dis­sem­i­na­tion of knowl­edge are not uniquely im­mune from their moral and po­lit­i­cal con­se­quences;

Congress re­solves that 7. Col­leagues be asked to con­sider the moral and po­lit­i­cal im­pli­ca­tions of ed­u­ca­tional links with Is­raeli in­sti­tu­tions, and to dis­cuss the oc­cu­pa­tion with in­di­vid­u­als and in­sti­tu­tions con­cerned, in­clud­ing Is­raeli col­leagues with whom they are col­lab­o­rat­ing; 8. UCU widely dis­sem­i­nate the per­sonal tes­ti­monies of UCU and PFUUPE del­e­ga­tions to Pales­tine and the UK, re­spec­tively; 9. The tes­ti­monies will be used to pro­mote a wide dis­cus­sion by col­leagues of the ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tional links with Is­raeli aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions; 10. UCU fa­cil­i­tate and en­cour­age twin­ning ar­range­ments and other di­rect sol­i­dar­ity with Pales­tinian in­sti­tu­tions; 11. Ariel Col­lege, an ex­plic­itly colonis­ing in­sti­tu­tion in the West Bank, be in­ves­ti­gated un­der the for­mal Greylist­ing Pro­ce­dure.

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