The Technion is complicit in crimes committed by Israel on many levels, including its development of weapons used during the 2008/9 assault on Gaza, and its close ties with Elbit Systems which provides key components of the Separation Wall in the West Bank which is a violation of international law. For more information please see our fully referenced document (http://nyact.net/about-the-technion/), based on previous articles by Tadamon! in Montréal, the Alternative Information Center, and the British Committee for Universities for Palestine (BRICUP).
Only the first building of the Roosevelt Island campus is scheduled to be complete by 2017, the entire campus won’t be finished till 2037. This means that the residents of Roosevelt Island will live next door to a building site for over twenty years. Transportation on and off the island consists of an aerial tram from Manhattan, the F-train subway from Manhattan/Queens, and one roadway from Queens. These means of transport are already stretched to their limit and so the new development will likely have a huge effect on movement on/off Roosevelt Island.