TheAcademic Friends of Israel
Trade Union and Other Boycotts of Israel in Great Britain by Ronnie Fraser
The Academic Boycott of Israel: A Review of the Five-Year UK Campaign to Defeat it by Ronnie Fraser 
The Academic Boycott of Israel
Press Release 29 May 2011 - UCU condemned for passing illegal motion which promotes an academic boycott of Israel
Letter sent by A Julius to the UCU on 3 June 2008 on behalf on certain groups of members of the union
Meet Israeli Academia 
This document lists selected highlights of collaborative projects between Israeli, Palestinians and others
The Wilkie Affair - turning the accuser into the accused
Andrew Wilkie, provoked outrage in June 2003 when he rejected an application to work in his laboratory by Amit Duvshani a Tel Aviv University PhD student, solely on the basis of his nationality.The Academic Friends of Israel contacted the Sunday Telegraph in London at lunchtime on Friday 27th June 2003 who then phoned Oxford University and at seven o’clock that evening, the University had issued a press statement condemning Wilkie’s actions and announced an investigation into the matter. The result of the investigation was that Wilkie was suspended for two months without pay and had to undertake equal opportunities training. The penalty was the most serious short of dismissal that the University could impose.
As a consequence Wilkie had been turned within four days from the accuser into the accused, an event unparalleled in Israel activism. Here was the anti-Semitic academic who wanted to hurt Israel but has been hurt himself. Academics have only one reputation: once damaged it remains so for a long time if not for ever.
DocumentsProfessor Wilkie's email apology sent to people who contacted him after the story broke on Sunday 29th June
Oxford University Press release announcing the decision of their inquiry into the affair - 27 October 2003
In this statement the AUT supports the call by academics in the UK and elsewhere for a moratorium on EU and European Science Foundation funding of Israeli cultural and research institutions. Similar wording was used in the Guardian open letter of 2002 which quickly became known as the academic boycott of Israel.
In addition it also states that its recognises that "anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism." Yet two years later at the 2005 NATFHE annual conference the phrase "anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism" was deleted from a motion criticising Israel's actions before the debate on legal advice.
The AUT supports the call made recently by academics in the UK and elsewhere for a moratorium on EU and European Science Foundation funding of Israeli cultural and research institutions until Israel abides by UN resolutions and opens serious peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
Letter sent to NATFHE on behalf of NATFHE member Ronnie Fraser by Solictors Mishcon de Reya 24 May 2005
NATFHE delegates demonstrate against The Trade Union Friends of Israel prescence at annual conference
The Trade Union Friends of Israel had a stand 2003 at the NATFHE annual conference for the first time in 2003. At one point a 30-strong protest gathered round the stall chanting the Hamas slogan” Israel out of Palestine. Some delegates were warned by their region to boycott the stand. Later that day NATFHE President made this statement to conference