Oct 11, 2010

#BDS: Ford Foundation Funds Anti-Israel Event

The Ford Foundation is paying to send at least eight anti-Israeli scholars to a conference at an Italian villa.

A total of 21 scholars will meet in the villa in Bellagio, on the banks of Lake Como, to discuss academic boycotts and their relation to academic freedom.

More than a third of the participants publicly support boycotts of Israeli universities out of opposition to the Jewish state, according to the New York Sun.

The foundation is contributing $70,000 to fund the meeting and publish the conference’s proceedings.

The move comes less than three years after reports of Ford Foundation funding of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity led to an international uproar. In November 2003, The foundation apologized for some of its funding and announced policies requiring grant recipients not to engage in bigotry.

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  1. http://www.nif.org/programs-and-partners/ford-israel-fund/