By Brandon Gillespie
June 28, 2021
Scientific American removed an op-ed last week following criticism over its accusations that Israel was practicing “vaccine apartheid” and committing “war crimes” against the Palestinian people.
According to the New York Post, the June 2 op-ed called on academic and healthcare institutions in the U.S. to condemn “long-standing oppression” against Palestinians by Israel, and to adopt the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as policy against the long-time American ally.
The op-ed was retracted after three Nobel Prize winners and 100 other scientists sent a letter to the magazine expressing their disappointment with its decision to publish the article that they wrote was “unsupported by facts.”