Jun 23, 2012

#BDS: #AUB staff condemn award for friend of #Israel , #Beirut #Lebanon

"Dozens of academics at Lebanon's leading university have signed a letter condemning the decision to give an award to a pro-Israeli American.
49 members of staff at the American University of Beirut (AUB) called on the university's management to rescind the honorary doctorate offered to Donna Shalala – an American citizen of Lebanese descent who was Secretary of Health and Human Services under former President Bill Clinton.
Shalala has long made clear her admiration for Israel, and has strong links with pro-Israeli academic institutions, such as Bar-Ilan University, which are involved in the research and development of military technology used against Palestinian and Lebanese civilians."
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