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Boycott is speech

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Boycotts are usually controversial, and the one directed at Israel’s academic institutions is no exception. But they are a legitimate form of political speech and protest, and governments, whether federal or state, shouldn’t be using their power to punish those who would undertake them. This is what the New York State Legislature was close to doing last week, with a bill in the Assembly that would have cut state funding to schools which give money ...

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