British academic rejects Israeli prize in "political choice"

May 26, 2016 8:58 AM

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JERUSALEM – A prominent British academic says she has turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons.

Catherine Hall, a history professor at University College London, says her rejection of $300,000 in prize money from The Dan David Foundation was "an independent political choice." She declined to elaborate Thursday, but the move appears to be inspired by the international BDS movement, which calls ...

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