Efforts to engage academic associations in supporting punitive measures against Israel are led by the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement.
In June 2014, the full MLA membership rejected a measure to boycott Israel that was narrowly endorsed at its convention six months earlier.
Two leading academic associations, the American Association of Universities and the American Association of University Professors, have long opposed the BDS movement.
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee