Following our coverage on Tuesday of Professor Bruce Duthu, Dean of the Faculty at Dartmouth College, and his support for the BDS campaign, new details have emerged.
CAMERA’s students on the ground at Dartmouth met with Duthu himself, to confront him about his public support for the BDS campaign and his new position as Dean of Faculty. During the meeting, Duthu responded by claiming that he in fact does not support the BDS campaign, but rather has supported an academic boycott of Israel.
When our students challenged his support for an academic boycott of Israel, he agreed with our students that “academic boycotts are not helpful”.
After our students met with Duthu, he published the following letter in response:
Responding to these developments, Gilad Skolnick, CAMERA’s Director of Campus Programming, made the following statement:
“It is outrageous that the Dean of Faculty at Dartmouth would have supported an academic boycott of Israel. Professor Duthu should either publicly apologize for his past efforts to prevent Israeli academics from cooperating with Dartmouth Faculty, or he should resign immediately. It isn’t enough that he now conveniently acknowledges that boycotts are “not helpful.” Professor Duthu needs to condemn in no uncertain terms the rationale behind discriminating against the Jewish state and its intellectuals.”