#RESIST: Florida State Drops Middle East Studies Association Membership As Group Moves Towards Israel Boycott. “The FSU Middle East Center did not renew its annual membership in MESA for the 2022 calendar year. Membership expired Dec. 31, 2021.” Good. MESA has been a focal point of academic antisemitism for a long time, and deserves this pushback. There are a lot of ostensibly professional organizations that have been captured by lefty political activists and they all deserve the kind of treatment the National School Boards Association is getting.