Subject: Re: CAV 2005: Call for Participation
To: sriram@microsoft.com (Sriram Rajamani),
        kousha@inf.ed.ac.uk (Kousha Etessami)
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 22:00:21 +0300 (IDT)

> 
> CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
> 
> COMPUTER AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV)
> 
> 17th International Conference
> 
> July 6 -- 12 , 2005, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Dear CAV'05 Program Chairs,

For more than 10 years I have been enjoying participation
in quite a few of CAV conferences.  This time I am truly sorry that I cannot.

Following the boycott of Israeli academics,
initiated by British academics a few years ago and culminating
in their latest boycott of two Israeli universities,
I find it absurd to travel to Britain for academic activity,
_unless_ the organizers of CAV'05 publicly and explicitly denounce this act.

For more info see
http://www.zuckermann.org/boycott.html
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/04/21/opinion/edfoxman.php
among many others.

In case you wondered, this is a pure academic response
to a politically oriented offense, based on evil and ignorance.

With all due respect
Yechiel

The introduction in this article (look for Defining New Anti-Semitism) explains why this boycott is anti-semitic (and not anti-Israeli)

More links (May 12, 2005 - Israel's 57th Independence Day)
English (general)
        (eye witnessing Oxford and Cambridge (July 9, 2005))
        Statistically connecting anti-Israelism with anti-semitism (from J. Conflict Resolution) (Feb. 19, 2007)
Hebrew (general)