Linguistics conference planned for Israel moved over West Bank policies

A conference of an international linguistics society that had been set to take place in Israel next year has been moved to another country, Haaretz reports, after its leadership was pressured to do so over Israel’s policies toward Palestinians.

The GLOW summit was to be held at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba.

Other considerations were Israel’s lack of diplomatic relations with certain countries, which would make it difficult for some members of the society to attend, as well as concerns of how members who have publicly spoken out against Israel would be treated at the border upon entry.

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