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Anti-Israel Petitions Supported by Israeli Academics
[Hebrew U, Classics] Amiel Vardi's petition in support of boycott calls and in opposition to the new law forbidding it òáøéú
Activists of Sheikh Jarah Solidarity movement, see with great concern the anti democratic law initiative which is being forwarded by the Israeli Knesset. We intend to fight against this law which harms the basic rights of freedom of expression, conscious and protest - as an example for the law which forbids Israeli citizen to call for financial sanctions against Israeli institutions in Israel and the occupied territories.
We insist on fighting against such fascist trends and therefore, as civil disobedience, we are calling for supporters and other citizens of Israel to join the following call
Signed by over 700 people including Israeli academics such as:
Dalit Baum, Amiel Vardi, Eyal Nir, Rachel Giora, Sarai Aharoni, Ran HaCohen, Efraim Davidi, Avner Cohen, Elad Orian, Amotz Agnon, Jerardo Liebner, Merav Amir, Ofer Kasif, Alla Shainskaya, Jacob Katriel, Ishai Menuhin, Ishai Rozen-Tsvi, Yehouda Shenhav, Anat Biletzki, Ronen Shamir, Eva Jablonka, Yossi Amitay, Haim Ganz, Dudi Tzfati, Moshe Zukermann, Iris Fry, Snait Gisis, Miri Eliav-Faldon, Yuval Yonay, Ben-Zion Munitz, Yossef Schwartz, Uri Ram, Dalia Sacks, Lev grinberg, Haggai Ram, Ron Kuzar, Micah Leshem, Ronit Lentin, Haim Bresheeth, Ephraim Nimni, Juli Neman-Arad, Idith Zertal, Ofra Goldstein-Givoni, Daniel Boyarin, Batya Roded, Tzvia Shapira, Jerry Haber, Daniel De-Malach, Yosefa Loshitzky, Moshe Machover, Joseph Zeira, Tzvi Mazeh, Calman Altman, Hanna Safran, Kobi Snitz, Betzalel Mankin,

Hannan Hever, Yeela Raanan, Eyal Nir and Hili Razinsky signed: Do Not Approve Israel's OECD Membership Until It Abides by International Law
As Israeli citizens, we wish to voice our strong support for the call issued to OECD countries by numerous Palestinian organizations, and numerous international organizations, including Palestinian solidarity campaigns around the world. Please note that the call also refers to the racist policies towards, and discrimination against, those Palestinians who are Israeli citizens.
Rewarding Israel for severe human rights violations will bring about neither peace nor justice !
Please Do Not Approve Israel's OECD Membership Until It Abides by International Law !

Israelis support UC Berkeley boycott: Prof. Rachel Giora, Prof. Lev Luis Grinberg, Dr. Anat Matar, Dr. Kobi Snitz
Two weeks ago news of the vote to divest UC Berkeley from companies that provide military support for the Israeli occupation has reached us here in Israel. Like many who have been working hard to liberate Palestine and restore justice to Palestinians, we were very happy to hear of your decision.
We witness the extent to which Israeli society becomes increasingly radicalized and indifferent to the systematic brutality it employs against Palestinians. As it does, the prospects for an internal change in Israeli society are almost nil. The efforts of friends like you stand the best chance to exert the necessary pressure to secure the full rights of Palestinians.

Open Letter to German Left Party: Israel doesn't deserve prizes for occupation, racist separation & war crimes
Gadi Algazi, Michal Givoni, Hanan Hever, Orly Lubin, Anat Matar, Yehuda Shenhav, Kobi Snitz, Roy Wagner, Moshe Zuckermann:
The ongoing occupation and dispossession are not an internal Israeli matter. The anti-democratic control of Israel over more than three million Palestinians, women and men, who lack the right to vote, and Israel’s war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory are concerns of everyone for whom human rights are dear – and particularly for citizens of Europe, who bear special historical responsibility for the conflict in light of Europe’s colonial intervention in the Middle East. This intervention continues in the present, such that there is no foundation for the policy of non-intervention in the “internal affairs” of Israel. The economic and political support enjoyed by Israel from the European Union, and from Germany in particular, through the preferred trade agreements, for example, and through financial investments and arms trade not only do not encourage the peace process, but further entrench the military occupation and oppression and result in a deepening of militarism and education for racism and intolerance in our society.
Beyond this, the weakness of the Palestinians requires strong pressure from the international community. The strong side never relinquishes its position without substantial pressure and indeed, Israel has proven time and time again that it is not ready to act for peace and an end to the occupation without intensive pressure from civil society or various governments abroad.


Rachel Giora, Roni Hammermann, Iaroslav Youssim, Eyal Nir, Nurit Peled-Elhanan: Germany’s blanket support for Israel is 'harmful and immoral'
When President Shimon Peres lands in Berlin, an honest person should not lavish him with automatic praise, but ask, politely yet firmly, why he has been a member or a senior propagandist for Israeli governments which have used cluster munitions , flechette artillery shells and white phosphorus bombs in densely populated civilian areas in Gaza and Lebanon, have built more settlements in the OPT and have imposed separate legal systems for Israeli settlers in the OPT and their Palestinian neighbors. One can also ask him why he authorized the kidnapping and ill-treatment of an Israeli citizen in Rome (Mr. Mordechai Vanunu, September 1986), a clear violation of international law, and why it should be acceptable for one state in the Middle East to acquire nuclear weapons, a situation which necessarily brings about a dangerous arms race in this volatile region. One can ask him why he authorized, as Prime Minister in April 1996, the mass bombing of villages in Southern Lebanon, explicitly aimed at creating a wave of refugees flooding Beirut. We suspect that Mr. Peres has not learned that it is illegal to inflict lethal collective punishment on a civilian population.

"BOYCOTT! Supporting the Cairo Declaration" Israelis sign petition to Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions, to end Israeli crime of Apartheid & occupation
Tel Aviv University: Merav Amir, Dr. Anat Matar, Prof. Rachel Giora, Tirtza Tauber.
Marcelo Svirsky [Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy] , Dr. Dalit Baum [University of Haifa] , Prof. Uri Davis [Al Quds University]
As citizens and residents of Israel, we understand that acting from within Israel itself to end the criminal policy which is carried out in our name, is not enough. It is vital at this juncture that the international community and its civil society undertake the needed complementary actions of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. It is time to suspend ongoing international normalization with Israeli institutions until they end their complicity in the brutal military occupation of Palestine, in the crime of Apartheid and in daily violations of International Law and basic human rights.
In light of previous baseless attacks on supporters of BDS, it is important to stress that the Palestinian campaign, which we fully support, is neither anti-Semitic nor is it targeting individual Israelis. Rather, it calls on all of us to stop glossing over Israel's crimes, to cease lending a hand to normalization with those responsible, and instead to actively insist on the promotion of true democracy, equality and respect for human rights in this land, for the benefit of all.


Rachel Giora, Anat Matar, Kobi Snitz, Marcelo Svirsky, Uri Davis, and Aharon Shabtai stand with Dr. Neve Gordon for BDS and Against Oppression
BOYCOTT! would like to extend its support and appreciation to Dr. Neve Gordon of Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva for publishing his position in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in an LA Times Op-Ed . In an overwhelming assault on freedom of speech, Gordon has met with immediate condemnation in the Israeli media, coming from the Minister of Education and several right wing political parties. Even though he was writing on a subject directly within the scope of his academic expertise, he was attacked by his own university, whose President, Prof. Rivka Carmi, went as far as to say that "the university may no longer be interested in his services". The attempt to silence Gordon as well as the threats leveled against him illustrate how resistant Israeli society and institutions are to bringing about change, thus confirming the need for external pressure in an attempt to force Israel to end its colonial and apartheid policies and bring about justice for Palestinians.

[TAU] Rachel Giora, Anat Matar and [Technion] Kobi Snitz advance the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott against Israel
"By assisting Cohen in his ruse to bypass this boycott, Amnesty International is in fact taking a political stance, in violation of the premise of political neutrality with which it so regularly justifies its failure to side unambiguously with the oppressed. Amnesty is telling us: resistance is futile, the voice of the oppressed is irrelevant, international humanitarian law is a luxury."
Furthermore, the Israeli partners in the concert, the Peres Penter for Peace and Israel Discount Bank, actively hinder efforts to achieve a just peace. A columnist in Israel’s Ha’aretz Daily called the Peres Center for Peace patronizing and colonial organization that is in the business of training “the Palestinian population to accept its inferiority and prepare it to survive under the arbitrary constraints imposed by Israel.” According to research by Who Profits, a project of Israel’s Coalition of Women for Peace, Israel Discount Bank is deeply involved in supporting Israel’s settlement enterprise. Israeli settlements violate the very tenets of international law that Amnesty International works to uphold.

230 Israeli lecturers vow not to obey law banning Nakba commemoration
The current Knesset, to the chagrin of decent citizens everywhere, is considering the following three bills, all of them blatantly anti-democratic, all of them flagrant violations of the basic right to free expression, essential to democracy.
1) That citizens who do not sign an oath, pledging their loyalty to the State of Israel as a Jewish, Zionist and democratic state and declaring their willingness to do military or alternate national service, will be stripped of their citizenship.
2) That anyone publicly marking Israel's Independence Day as a day of mourning, i.e. as Nakba, will be punished by imprisonment for three years.
3) That anyone denying the identity of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, if there is a reasonable possibility this will generate hatred, scorn or disloyalty to the state or any of its entities, will be punished by imprisonment for one year.
Because we understand the meaning of democracy and the nature and responsibilities of a truly democratic state, as many members of the current government clearly do not, we the undersigned. hereby declare our intention to publicly defy some or all of the above prohibitions if they are passed into law.

Israeli academics join Jewish "Peace Activists" in a call for boycotting Israel: "Such calls are in no way discriminatory", in: On Anti-Semitism, Boycotts, and the Case of Hermann Dierkes
We signatories have differing views on the wisdom and efficacy of calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. Some of us believe that such a boycott is an essential component of a campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions that can end the four-decade-long Israeli occupation; others think the better way to pressure the Israeli government is with a more selective boycott focused on institutions and corporations supporting the occupation. But all of us agree that it is essential to apply pressure against the Israeli government if peace and justice are to prevail in the Middle East and all of us agree that a call for a boycott of Israel has nothing in common with the Nazi policy of "Don't buy from Jews." It is no more anti-Semitic to boycott Israel to end the occupation than it was anti-white to boycott South Africa to end apartheid. Social justice movements have often called for boycotts or divestment, whether against the military regime in Burma or the government of Sudan. Wise or not, such calls are in no way discriminatory.
Violence in the Middle East has indeed led to some acts of anti-Semitism in Europe. There was a call to boycott Jewish-owned stores in Rome that was widely and appropriately condemned. We deplore such bigotry. Israel's crimes cannot be attributed to Jews as a whole. But, at the same time, a boycott of Israel cannot be equated with a boycott of Jews as a whole.
Signatories:
Emmanuel FARJOUN, Professor of Mathematics, Hebrew University. Alon FRIEDMAN, MD, Departments of Physiology and Neurosurgery, Ben-Gurion University. Rachel GIORA, Tel Aviv University. Roni HAMMERMANN, Hebrew University. Idan LANDAU, Department of Foreign Literatures & Linguistics, Ben Gurion University. Adi OPHIR, Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University. Kobi SNITZ, Technion. Roy WAGNER, Tel Aviv University.

[Hebrew University, Math] Emmanuel Farjoun joins "The U.S. Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel"
Mission Statement:
Responding to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement against Israel, we are a U.S. campaign focused specifically on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, as delineated by PACBI (Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel):
“In light of Israel’s persistent violations of international law, and Given that, since 1948, hundreds of UN resolutions have condemned Israel’s colonial and discriminatory policies as illegal and called for immediate, adequate and effective remedies, and Given that all forms of international intervention and peace-making have until now failed to convince or force Israel to comply with humanitarian law, to respect fundamental human rights and to end its occupation and oppression of the people of Palestine, and In view of the fact that people of conscience in the international community have historically shouldered the moral responsibility to fight injustice, as exemplified in the struggle to abolish apartheid in South Africa through diverse forms of boycott, divestment and sanctions

ISRAELI ACADEMICS WRITE IN SUPPORT OF MANCHESTER STUDENTS' BOYCOTT CALL AGAINST ISRAEL
We wish to express our support for students at Manchester University and elsewhere, who are drawing attention to the gross violations of academic and human rights in Gaza. We have seen their list of demands and feel that it is in the interest of an established and reputable university such as
Manchester to address their concerns productively and to demonstrate that it is committed to upholding human rights. We strongly believe that without some pressure from outside Israel and without concrete support for Palestinians nothing will change in our part of the world. For us, Manchester students and students across Britain and the US are providing an inspiring example of commitment and decent human compassion, which others
should emulate.
We urge you to express solidarity with our beleaguered Palestinian colleagues and to recognize the legitimacy of the students’ concerns in Manchester and elsewhere.
Sincerely,
Matan Boord, M.A. student, Haifa University
Dr. Raya Cohen, Tel Aviv University
Adi Dagan, M.A., Historian
Prof. Rachel Giora, Tel-Aviv University
Prof. Eva Jablonka, Tel-Aviv University
Mor Kandlik Eltanani, M.A. student, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Orly Lubin, Tel-Aviv University
Eilat Maoz, B.A., Tel Aviv University
Dr. Anat Matar, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. David Nir, Physicist
Prof. Adi Ophir, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Kobi Snitz, Technion, Haifa

[Tel Aviv U] Rachel Giora, Anat Matar and [Technion] Kobi Snitz: "900 US, other Academians call for divestment and pressure against Israeli apartheid"
An impressive, unprecedented list of hundreds of academians, mostly US based, calling for the South Africa treatment to deal with what they identify as Israel's racism, colonialism and apartheid.
The following is the letter addressed to US President-elect Barack Obama calling for the United States to change its policies vis-a-vis the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, especially in light of Israel's current onslaught against the Gaza Strip

Israeli academics sign a petition against upgrading Israeli-EU agreement
Press Release - NO TO EU-ISRAEL UPGRADE
called for:
1. The UK Government to revoke its support for any new agreements with Israel and for this to be communicated forthwith to the Czech presidency of the EU and others.
2. The European Parliament to refuse to endorse any extension of existing agreements and prevent any upgrades of EU benefits to Israel until it abides by its international legal and humanitarian obligations.
Dr Deulle Luski Aim, Tel Aviv U
Dr Uri Davis, Durham U, U.K
Dr Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv U
Anat Matar, Tel-Aviv U
Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Sakharov Prize 2001, Hebrew U
Dr David Wesley, Tel Aviv U

Academic call of betrayal: "Israeli citizens calling upon international community to stop Israel"
Please find enclosed a petition signed by about 500 Israeli citizens, calling for urgent international intervention in order to stop Israel from continuing the war it has waged against the Palestinian people in Gaza.
It is the signatories' belief that Israel's atrocities will not cease without a massive intervention by the international community. In particular, they ask world leaders to implement the call by Palestinian human rights organizations
Professor Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University,
rachel.giora@gmail.com, +972 3 6418369
Dr. Kobi Snitz, Haifa
ksnitz@gmail.com, +972 54 2191547
Dr. Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University,
anatmatar@gmail.com, +972 72 2511135

Israeli academics sign a petition to EU and UN: In support of the Palestinian human rights community call for international action
260. Ronit Lentin [Department of Sociology, Trinity College, University of Dublin]
233. Hilla Dayan [ISHSS, The Netherlands]
232. Tal SHUVAL [Department of Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University]
223. Nura Resh [School of Education at Hebrew University]
212. Prof. Ben Tzion Munitz [FACULTY OF THE ARTS Tel Aviv University]
175. Judd Ne'eman [Department of Film and Television at Tel-Aviv University]
121. Dorit Naaman [Queen's University in Kingston, Canada]
119. Prof Uri Davis [University of Durham's Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies]
114. Professor Ghazi-Walid Falah [A Bedouin Israeli-Canadian geographer, a professor at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA]
95. Haim Bresheeth [Department of Cultural Studies, University of East London]
79. Tikva Honig-Parnass
12. adi ophir [Cohn Institute, Tel Aviv University]
9. Anat Matar [Tel-Aviv University, Philosophy Department]
5. Aim Deuelle Luski [Philosophy Department, Tel Aviv University]
2. Professor Rachel Giora [Department of Linguistics. Tel Aviv University]
1. Kobi Snitz [Mathematics Department Bar-Ilan University]
To: EU and UN
In support of the Palestinian human rights community call for international action
As if the occupation was not enough, the brutal ongoing repression of the Palestinian population, the construction of settlements and the siege of Gaza- now comes the bombardment of the civilian population: men, women, old folks and children. Hundreds of dead, hundreds of injured, overwhelmed hospitals, and the central medicine depot of Gaza bombed. The ship Dignity of the Free Gaza movement which brought emergency medical supplies and a number of physicians was also attacked. Israel has returned to openly committing war crimes, worse than what we have seen in a long time.
Israeli media do not expose their viewers to the horrors and to the voices of severe criticism of these crimes. The story told is uniform. Israeli dissidents are denounced as traitors. Public opinion including that of the Zionist left supports the Israeli policy uncritically and without reservation.
Israel's destructive criminal policy will not cease without a massive intervention by the international community. However, except for some rather weak official condemnation, the international community is reluctant to intervene,. The United States openly supports the Israeli violence and Europe, although voicing some condemnation, is unwilling to seriously consider withdrawing the “gift” it handed Israel by upgrading its relations with the European Union.
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural cooperation continue and intensify with diplomatic support.
This international backing must stop. That is the only way to stop the insatiable Israeli violence.
We are calling on the world to stop Israeli violence and not allow the continuation of the brutal occupation. We call on the world to Condemn and not become an accomplice in Israel's crimes.

Professors from Tel Aviv University are Signatories in a Statement of Determination to Boycott Israel: Rachel Giora, Anat Matar, Ruchama Marton
The Israeli government is sending waves of F16 fighter jets to bomb the Palestinian population of Gaza, many of whom are already weak and sick from two years of siege and encirclement by Israel. Children, says an Israeli spokeswoman, are legitimate targets because if they inhabit a house allegedly being used to manufacture home-made rockets to fire into Israel, they are 'terrorists' themselves. On Saturday December 27, Israel says it dropped 100 tonnes of bombs on Gaza.
We say enough is enough. As long as the state of Israel continues to defy humanity and international law, we, the citizens of the world, commit ourselves to boycotting Israel.
When Nazi planes firebombed the Basque town of Guernica in 1937, to advance General Franco's revolt against the democratically elected Republican government, Britain, France and other European powers continued to refuse military and political support to the Republic, and Franco and his Nazi allies prevailed.
Since our governments decline to take action against Israel, we, as citizens, must act.
We declare that, in solidarity with the bombed, maimed, tortured and ethnically cleansed people of Palestine,

Irresponsible Israeli academics ignore security needs and blame Israel, not Palestine, for deterioration in the PT
The academic community of the State of Israel, which rightly demands academic freedom for its members both inside Israel and within the international academic community, has generally disregarded the demand for a similar freedom for Palestinian academics in the Occupied Territories for which the State of Israel is responsible. Because of this, and in view of the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Territories during the last couple of years, we approached all the senior faculty members in the major higher education and scientific research institutions in Israel: Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University, Haifa University, The Hebrew University, The Open University, the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Tel Aviv University, and the Weizmann Institute for Science.

Righteous Jews: To Commemorate Palestinians who have been depopulated, dispossessed, humiliated, tortured, and murdered by the Zionists
RighteousJews.org was begun in 2003 as a way to commemorate the memory of those Palestinians who have been, and continue to be depopulated, dispossessed, humiliated, tortured, and murdered in the name of political Zionism and its quest to create a Jewish state in the lands between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River. From its founding in 1897 the Zionist endeavors to "pump in" Jews and "pump out" Palestinians from this land have been the root cause of bloodshed and conflict. These racist endeavors have also been deeply problematic for those who believe in the basic tenets of Judaism of the prophets, namely justice and a duty to heal the world. RighteousJews.org was created to honor those who consider themselves to be Jewish and who have worked for the human rights of non-Jewish Palestinians.

Pro-Palestinian academics want to take archaeology in the City of David out of the hands of Jews
For nearly a decade, all archaeological work in the Wadi Hilwe area of Silwan in East Jerusalem—that is, the City of David, the core of ancient Jerusalem and one of the most sensitive archaeological sites in Israel—has been controlled by Elad, an organization of right-wing Israeli settlers. More precisely, the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority (INPA), which has legal responsibility for this area, has appointed Elad as its sub-contractor in Silwan; Elad, in turn, has commissioned the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) to carry out excavations in this neighborhood. What is more, permission to dig in Silwan has been granted by an internal process within the IAA, distinct from the usual norms for large-scale excavation applied to other sites in Israel. What this means is that Elad decides everything of consequence relating to the Wadi Hilwe sites—including the decision to expand and extend the digging as it sees fit, without reference to the needs and rights of Silwan's Palestinian residents. There is no precedent in Israel for handing over responsibility for serious archaeological work to a militant political organization with its own clear (extremist) agenda.
Elad also runs a visitor's center which offers a highly one-sided, nationalist version of the history of this neighborhood. Visitors to the site receive, along with the entry ticket they purchase, a propaganda pamphlet embodying this distorted historical narrative. Lavishly funded by foreign donors, Elad is engaged in a relentless process of turning Silwan into an area of Jewish settlement, at the same time dispossessing many of the Palestinian residents.
Professor Yaron Ezrahi, Hebrew University
Professor Idan Segev, Hebrew University
Professor David Shulman, Hebrew University

Israeli academics endorse Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel
Palestinian Civil Society
Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel
Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights
9 July 2005
One year after the historic Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found Israel's Wall built on occupied Palestinian territory to be illegal, Israel continues its construction of the colonial Wall with total disregard to the Court's decision. Thirty eight years into Israel's occupation of the Palestinian West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights, Israel continues to expand Jewish colonies. It has unilaterally annexed occupied East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights
Tikva Honig-Parnass, Dalit Baum, Kobi Snitz, Moshe Machover, Haim Bresheeth, Hagit Borer, Dror Warschawski, Dorothy Naor

Israeli academics signs a petition encouraging the United Methodist Church to divest from "companies that enable the occupation to continue"
we the undersigned shall applaud your courageous initiative, and fervently hope that it will set an example for many others to follow...":
Ofer Neiman, Dalit Baum, Roman Vater, kobi snitz, Anat Matar, Yael Korin, Udi Adiv, Prof. Kobi Peterzil, Hannah Safran, Haim Bresheeth, Ur Shlonsky, Moshe Machover, Dana Ron, Yael Ronen and others.

Israeli Committee for Right of Residency demands that Israel stop Checking Palestinian Visas
Having addressed leading Israeli politicians (who ignored our repeated appeals), as well as leaders of Israeli academia (to whose response we are still waiting) and diplomatic missions in Israel, we are now appealing to you, women and men of good will in the international academic and civil community, to express your concern to the government of Israel. The issue we address is at the heart of any future hope for a peaceful solution of the Middle East crisis. Its adequate resolution will not require Israel to sacrifice any legitimate security interests, but would put an end to the ongoing policy of destroying Palestinian aspirations to a better future in their land.
Prof. Aharon Eviatar
Prof. Rachel Giora
Prof. Emeritus Jacob Katriel
Prof. Yehuda Kupferman
Dr. Ruchama Marton
Dorothy Naor
Israel Naor
Dr. Hannah Safran
Dr. Anne J. Sartiel

Noisy Petition demands: Help undermine 'Israeli silent transfer'
We, members of the Israel Committee for the Right of Residency (ICRR), have been calling upon the Israeli public to join us in demanding that our government desist from denying residency rights in the occupied Palestinian territory to Palestinians or persons of Palestinian descent with foreign passports as well as to foreign professionals contributing to the welfare of the Palestinian population. We have been meeting with staffs of foreign embassies in Israel and have called upon them to use their good offices to intercede with the Israeli authorities to change the imposed restrictions.
However, embassies do not make policy. They carry out the policies of their governments
Signed:
Prof. Daniel Amit, The Hebrew University
Prof. Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Snait Gissis, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Emeritus Aharon Eviatar, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi, The Hebrew University
Dr. Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University
ICRR

4GAZA Petition - Solidarity with the Hamas?
We know: War Crimes are perpetrated at this moment in the Gaza Strip

Israeli academics call upon their students to break the law, to refuse serving at the Palesinian's Territories during army service
We, faculty members from a number of Israeli universities, wish to express our appreciation and support for those of our students and lecturers who refuse to serve as soldiers in the occupied territories. Such service too often involves carrying out orders that have no place in a democratic society founded on the sanctity of human life.
For thirty five years an entire people, some three and a half million in number, have been held without basic human rights. The occupation and oppression of another people have brought the State of Israel to where it is today.
Without an Israeli declaration of an end to the occupation, accompanied by appropriate action--unilateral, if necessary--the present war is not being fought for our home but for the settlements beyond the green line and for the continued oppression of another people.
We hereby express our readiness to do our best to help students who encounter academic, administrative or economic difficulties as a result of their refusal to serve in the territories. We call on the University community at large to support them.
Faculty members who wish to join are welcome to contact Anat Biletzki (anatbi@post.tau.ac.il).

This letter is being updated. So far, 358 faculty members have signed it.


IWC CALL FOR STOPPING ISRAELI BRUTALITY AND OPPRESSION, signed by Israeli Academics
WE CALL on the government of Israel to immediately cease its war on the civilian population of Gaza and withdraw its armed forces. We demand the cessation of the irresponsible and totally unacceptable policy of deprivation and collective punishment. The destruction of power stations and infrastructure has denied access to water and electricity to over two-thirds of the population, which has aggravated an already deteriorating situation due to the long-standing siege imposed. Today the humanitarian crisis is reaching unprecedented proportions.
WE CALL on the international community to exercise its responsibility for the protection of human security, human rights, and the fundamental rights of all to live in an environment of peace and security, free from occupation, oppression and the arbitrary use of force as stipulated in international law and human rights conventions.

Galia Golan, Professor of Government, Hebrew University
Naava Eisin, Director, the Archives of Jewish Education, Tel-Aviv University
Naomi Chazan, Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University (emerita)
Sarai Aharoni, PhD Candidate, Bar-Ilan University
Anat Saragusti, Editor Channel 2 News and Humphrey Fellow, University of Maryland,

Statement in Solidarity with the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine signed by Israeli Academics (not a word about their terrorism and anti-Israel aggression)
The US-backed Israeli assault on Lebanon has left the country numb, smoldering and angry. The massacre in Qana and the loss of life is not simply “disproportionate.” It is, according to existing international laws, a war crime.
The deliberate and systematic destruction of Lebanon's social infrastructure by the Israeli air force was also a war crime, designed to reduce that country to the status of an Israeli-US protectorate.
The attempt has backfired, as people all over the world watch aghast. In Lebanon itself, 87 percent of the population now support Hezbollah's resistance, including 80 percent of Christian and Druze and 89 percent of Sunni Muslims, while 8 percent believe the US supports Lebanon.
But these actions will not be tried by any court set up by the “international community” since the United States and its allies that commit or are complicit in these appalling crimes will not permit it.
It has now become clear that the assault on Lebanon to wipe out Hezbollah had been prepared long before. Israel's crimes had been given a green light by the United States and its ever-loyal British ally, despite the overwhelming opposition to Blair in his own country.
Gadi Algazi (Tel Aviv) - Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv) - Yitzhak Laor (Tel Aviv) - Orly Lubin (Tel Aviv) - Moshe Machover - Anat Matar (Tel Aviv) - Ilan Pappe (Haifa) - Tanya Reinhart (Tel Aviv) - Dalia Sachs (Haifa) - Hannah Safran (Haifa) - Ronen Shamir (Tel Aviv) - Eyal Sivan -

31.July. 2004 - Israeli anti-Israel Academics Recognize "Palestinian Right of Return"
"...For Truth and Reconciliation, For Equality and Partnership
The State of Israel was supposed to provide security for Jews -- It created a death-trap in which residents live in a constant danger unknown to any other Jewish community;..."

Israeli Extremist Academics rally to support imprisoned Terrorist Accomplice Tali Fahima
Assisting an enemy in wartime; passing information to the enemy and for the latters benefit, contact with a foreign agent, illegal handling of a weapon, supporting a terrorist organization, and violating a legal order.

A Statement in Support of Open and Free Discussion about U.S. and Israeli Foreign Policy and Against Suppression of Speech
The following names are of Israeli academics participating in a petition calling for the freedom to bash Israel. Dr. Neve Gordon, Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University
Prof. Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv
Dorothy Naor PhD, Herzliah, Israel
Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, University of California, Berkeley
Rutie Adler, Coordinator Hebrew Language Program, Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley

Online Petition to the Irish Government demanding it Boycott Israel, signed by Israeli Academics
Text of petition
We the undersigned call upon the Irish Government to declare its strong and unequivocal opposition to the Israeli 'Separation Wall' currently under construction and to use its term of office as President of the European Union to encourage such opposition among the member states. We also call on the Irish Government to support the Campaign to end the special trade agreements which exist between the EU and Israel until such time as the State of Israel complies with the Geneva Convention and the many United Nations' Resolutions regarding the Palestinian people.
List of signatories
Name Email Street Address City Country Organization
Dorothy 15 Hapoel St. Nof Yam, Herzliah Nof Yam, Herzliah Israel Mas'ha Camp, New Profile, etc.
Dr. Alla Shainskaya alla.shainskaya@weizmann.ac.il Rehovot Israel
kobi tel aviv israel anarchists against the wall
Dan Goldenblatt Tel Aviv Israel
Patricia M. Carmeli Ha'Gefen 7 Caesarea Israel Women in Black
Elana Wesley Tel Aviv Israel
David Wesley Tel Aviv Israel
Avi Raz avi.raz@st-antonys.oxford.ac.uk 62 Woodstock Road Oxford United Kingdom University of Oxford
Teddy Katz te_katz@magal.org.il Magal, d.n. Heffer, 38845. Israel Gush Shalom
daphne Banai ybanai@netvision.net.il 5 Brazil st. Tel Aviv Israel
Anat Matar Ramat Hasharon Israel
Dr. Tikva Honig-Parnass tikva20@zahav.net.il 42 harlap Jerusalem Israe
Zeev Gorin gorin@bradley.edu Peoria U.S.A
Dr Uri Davis uridavis@actcom.co.il ? Sakhnin Israel AL-BEIT: Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Israel
David Nir d-nir@zahav.net.il Tel Aviv Israel Taayush
Baruch Mizrahi brokennn_hearttt@yahoo.com Jerusalem Israel
Danit Kulat Ramat-Gan Israel Tel-Aviv University
Ruth El-Raz root_ee@012.net.il Jerusalem Israel Bat Shalom
Angela Godfrey-Goldstein Jerusalem Israel
Racheli bar-or TEL-AVIV ISRAEL
Dorit Eliyahu Raleigh, NC USA
Dorothy Naor, PhD 15 Hapoel St. Nof Yam, Herzliah Israel Mas'ha Camp, New Profile, etc.
Rachel n. Beer Sheva Israel Machsomwatch
Abed Kanaaneh Gallile Israel The Communist Party
Tamar Almog Tel-Aviv Israel
Dani Grimblat da-gri@barak-online.net P.O.Box 5542 Haifa Israel Itamar Shachar ita_s@walla.co.il Haifa Israel
Keren Israeli Rishon le Zion Israel
Michael May Dallas USA
Kerstin Sodergren Givat Olga Hadera Israel
Rev. Professor Michael Prior, C.M. London England
Nomi Shir Beer Sheva Israel
Yigal Bronner Jerusalem Israel
Adi Dagan Tel Aviv Israel
noa hadar omer israel
livnat moran Herzelia israel
josef mekyton izaak sadeh 67 tel aviv israel www.animal.org.il
Tali Almi Tel Aviv Israel
Jonathan Sivan jsivan@netvision.net.il Haifa Israel
yishay yishayba@hotmail.com yiron yiron israel anarchists against fences
Haggai Katriel Haifa Israel
Victoria Buch Jerusalem Israel
Dina Goor Gan Haim Israel
Hulda Goor Jerusaelm Israel
Shai Carmeli Pollak Tel Aviv Israel
Ilan Gull Tel aviv Israel
Aviv Sela avivsela3@hotmail.com Ramat-Gan Israel

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Israeli Faculty Members endorse Lawbreaking and Refusal to Serve in the Military
We, faculty members from a number of Israeli universities, wish to express our appreciation and support for those of our students and lecturers who refuse to serve as soldiers in the occupied territories. Such service too often involves carrying out orders that have no place in a democratic society founded on the sanctity of human life. For thirty five years an entire people, some three and a half million in number, have been held without basic human rights. The occupation and oppression of another people have brought the State of Israel to where it is today.
Without an Israeli declaration of an end to the occupation, accompanied by appropriate action--unilateral, if necessary--the present war is not being fought for our home but for the settlements beyond the green line and for the continued oppression of another people. We hereby express our readiness to do our best to help students who encounter academic, administrative or economic difficulties as a result of their refusal to serve in the territories. We call on the University community at large to support them.
Faculty members who wish to join are welcome to contact Anat Biletzki.

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Israeli Academics Applaud and Endorse the anti-Israel Resolutions and Declarations of the Durban Conference
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Especially because we are citizens of this state, we see our struggle as no less than ending such apartheid and discrimination and attaining, simultaneously, political, social and economic equality for all. Your support from Durban is consistent with our view that the struggle to liberate Palestine from this regime and to return the Palestinian refugees to their homeland, is part of the global struggle to end racism, political and economic oppression and terminate the colonialist project in the Middle East. We call on you to continue your loyal solidarity with us, as we strive for freedom and dignity for every person in Palestine.

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We the undersigned, Palestinian and Israeli intellectuals and activists, view with grave concern the unbearable and inhuman situation imposed on the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza.
Such a situation has been brought about by the repression, blockades, and daily humiliation exercised by the military occupation and by the daily harassment that Jewish settlers inflict on the Palestinian Population. We cannot remain unmoved while the suffering of Palestinians and the violation of their human and political rights continues undeterred. The recent seizure of Palestinian institutions (including Orient House) in Jerusalem and environs can only exacerbate the situation and lead to more bloodshed and suffering of innocent people. We feel it is our duty to support the call for the immediate provision of an international force to protect the Palestinian people in its struggle for the exercise of its right to self-determination and freedom, and to put an end to the military occupation of its land.
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We, Israeli Jews resident in the UK, deplore the outrages perpetrated on the Palestinian population by the Israeli government. What we are witnessing is the true face of the 'Peace process': Israel, the occupying power, dictates and the Palestinians are left with the option: put up or shut up!

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