British feminist historian declines $330,000 Israeli prize after BDS activists talk to herHistorians in the News
Acclaimed British historian and feminist Catherine Hall announced Sunday that she will withdraw her acceptance of an award allocated by Tel Aviv University for political reasons, 972 magazine reported on Sunday.
Hall was supposed to accept the $330,000 award by the Dan David Foundation at the university on Sunday. However, mounting pressure by the BDS movement on Hall and other recipients aided in Hall's refusal of the prize.
Hall, who was awarded for her research on the history of gender, race, and slavery, is a well known feminist and political activist. A statement published Friday by the British Committee for Universities of Palestine (BRICUP), which supports Israel boycotts, said that Hall declined the prize after "many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel and Palestine.”
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