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Canadian university presidents visit Israel

Should visit disputed territories, build relationships

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Six university presidents recently spent a week in Israel visiting institutions and signing agreements.

The trip was funded in part by the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy.

I do not object to the concept of university presidents traveling to Israel on a sponsored trip – these are academics capable of thinking for themselves after all.

I do believe they have a responsibility to balance their trip by visiting the disputed territories to form partnerships there as well.

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