Elsewhere: Anti-academic boycott, Jordan Valley contention, Palestinian comic’s overture

Jordan Valley at issue: The issue of Israeli security needs in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley has emerged as a contentious issue in peace talks. (N.Y. Jewish Week)

An anti-academic boycott: The American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli educational institutions is “a repugnant attack on academic freedom,” writes Michael Roth, the president of Wesleyan University. (L.A. Times)

Israel’s demographic cushion: Jews have a secure demographic majority in Israel and the West Bank, writes Uri Sadot. (Foreign Policy)

Comic’s intimate peace process: A Palestinian-American comic’s film about an Israeli-Palestinian marriage is screened in Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi. (N.Y. Times)