California University President Suspended After Agreeing to Boycott Israel

California University President Suspended After Agreeing to Boycott Israel


A university president in California was placed on leave Wednesday after sending a controversial email to the campus community on Tuesday announcing an agreement to boycott Israeli institutions — apparently without authority.

Sonoma State University President Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee said Tuesday that he had agreed to a demand by pro-Palestinian activists to boycott Israeli institutions. The decision thrilled anti-Israel protesters — and distressed Jewish students.

A parent of a Jewish student at Sonoma State University, a public college in California, contacted me. He’s FURIOUS at President Ming-Tung Mike Lee for announcing an academic boycott of Israel and agreeing to other demands by pro-Hamas activists.

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On Wednesday, Lee was placed on leave

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