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A BDS group to meet HUJ & TAU academics in an "Educational Tour/Delegation To Palestine/Israel" June 15–21, 2012

Editorial Note:

Israeli academics meet with Faculty For Israeli-Palestinian Peace, a group that advocates for BDS, under the guise of "educational tours". Its mission statement includes:

"We strongly believe that no justice and no peace can be achieved without Israeli withdrawal from all occupied territories, and that anybody truly and honestly favoring peaceful coexistence must support such withdrawal." 

The Israeli academics are HUJ Daphna Golan, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Yonathan Mizrachi, Amos Goldberg and TAU Yehouda Shenhav.

Educational Tour/Delegation To Palestine/Israel June 15 – June 21, 2012 For international students.

Participate on a daily basis or for a whole tour of 7 days. The precise itinerary will be determined at a later date and will be
similar to previous tours.
Cost: $175 per day.
FFIPP will provide transportation, guides, lodging, and arrange all meetings. Airfare, and food are NOT covered by FFIPP.
Example: Itinerary of Summer 2010
Educational Tour/Delegation
* Meeting with Johara Baker, MIFTAH
* Hebrew University meetings with Professor Daphna Golan, Professor
Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Yonathan Mizrachi, an archaeologist
* Yad Vashem with Amos Goldberg, Professor of History, Hebrew University
* Ayn Karim, and the destroyed village of Suba
* Briefing at International Peace and Cooperation Center (IPCC) in Jerusalem
* Tour of "Greater Jerusalem" with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
* Ramallah, Meeting with Omar Barghouti, a founding member of the BDS campaign
* Workshop and meeting with students at the Al Quds University in East Jerusalem
* Briefing at the Ibdaa Community Center at Dheieshe refugee camp
* The village of Bilin
* The village of Beit Omar
* Hebron
* Tent of Nations, Nahalin
* Tel-Aviv University, meeting with Professor Yehouda Shenhav and with students
* A meeting with Dr. Jad Isaac, Applied Research Institute Jerusalem
* Jaffa and Tel-Aviv
* Ramallah, meeting at the Palestinian Hydrology Group and the Palestinian Working Women Society
* Birzeit University meeting with Professor Salah Jawad
* Um al Faham, Israel
How to apply for the internship or the tour?
Go to: www.ffipp.org
Call: 413-992-7355
Email: info@ffipp.org
Address: P.O. Box 2091 Amherst, MA 01004 USA

European Union students:
Every university student anywhere in the world is welcome to apply to the program via FFIPP-USA. It is recommended that European Union students should apply to the program via FFIPP-France: www.ffippfrance.com
Faculty and Students For Israeli-Palestinian Peace International (FFIPP-I) A network of Palestinian, Israeli, and
International faculty and students working in solidarity for a complete end of the occupation and for just peace in Palestine/Israel

Summer Semester in Palestine/Israel
Internship for Human Rights and Just Peace
June 15-July 20 2012
Educational Tour to Palestine/Israel
June 15 – June 21 2012
Sponsored by Faculty and Students for Israeli-Palestinian Peace International (FFIPP-I)
(413) 992-7355
for Human Rights and Just Peace
June15 – July 20, 2012

For University/College Students
 A weeklong orientation course, which includes an educational tour of Palestine/Israel. Past tours visited and held meetings in Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bilin, Ramallah, Tel-Aviv, Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot, al-Ghabisiyya (destroyed 1948 village), Nazareth, Dheisheh refugee camp, Anata, Sakhnin, Isha L'Isha in Haifa, the destroyed village of Kafr Bir'im. This year tour will be
 One month of volunteer work in a grassroots organization, a research organization, or a human rights organization in Palestine/Israel
 Meetings with Palestinian and Israeli faculty and student activists for justice and peace
Some Participating Organizations in Palestine/Israel
 Kayan, Haifa
 The Freedom Theatre, Jenin
 Ibdaa Center, Dheisheh Refugee Camp
 Rabbis for Human Rights, Jerusalem
 Project Hope, Nablus
 The Alternative Information Center, Jerusalem, Bethlehem
 B’Tselem, Israel
 Gaza Community Mental Health
Programme (GCMHP), Gaza City
 The United Nations Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
(OCHA), Jerusalem.
 The Latin Patriarchate Society of St
Yves Catholic Human Rights Center for
Resources and Development,
 MIFTAH, Ramallah
 Israeli Committee Against House
Demolitions (ICAHD), Jerusalem
 The Minerva Center for Human Rights,
Hebrew University
 Al Quds University Human Rights
Clinic, Jerusalem
 Who Profits, Tel Aviv
 Palestinian Farmers Union, Ramallah
 Sindyanna of Galilee
 Tent of Nations, Nahalin
 Baladna - Arab youth organization, Haifa
 The Regional Council for the
Unrecognized Arab Bedouin Villages in the Negev
 Palestinian Hydrology Group, Ramallah
 Union of Cooperative Association for
Saving and Credit, Ramallah
 Enfants, Jeux ET Education, Jalazon refugee camp, Ramallah, Arub refugee camp
Program fee: $1700.
The fee includes: Tuition, fees and housing for the entire duration of the program.
The fee does not include: airfare, food and transportation during the internship period, domestic and international phone calls.
Application process will start in January 2012. More information will be posted on
the FFIPP website.


FFIPP: Internationals Palestinians and Israelis Working in Solidarity for a Complete End of Occupation and Just Peace

Who is FFIPP?

FFIPP, the Faculty For Israeli-Palestinian Peace, is a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty, and students, working in solidarity for a complete end of the occupation and just peace.

FFIPP-International Board | FFIPP-USA Board|

Guiding Principles | Statement on Academia|

Our Objectives

To build an effective faculty network that educates the academic community about the situation in Israel/Palestine and the region and advocates policies conducive to reaching a just peace;
To educate policy and opinion makers around the world to help stop the violations of human rights and international law and their cause, the occupation;
To cooperate with those who work for a just peace and assist conscientious Palestinian and Israeli faculty and students.

Statement of Purpose

Peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine is the resolution to the conflict supported by virtually all interested parties. Future cooperation between the two peoples and the enormous resulting regional benefits expected, make the pursuit of such a goal imperative.

We have no doubt that it is possible to reach such a brighter future, and we strongly believe that actions and policies moving in that direction are not only crucially needed, but that they can and must be pursued NOW.

We strongly believe that no justice and no peace can be achieved without Israeli withdrawal from all occupied territories, and that anybody truly and honestly favoring peaceful coexistence must support such withdrawal.

Furthermore, we are certain that any delay in beginning this process will result in increasing suffering and loss of human life. We, therefore, urge all faculty, and others, who care about the two peoples and the Middle East to support such efforts.

Guiding Principles

FFIPP- I Guiding Principles
Israelis, Palestinians and Internationals Working in Solidarity for a Complete End of Occupation and Just Peace

1. FFIPP-I recognizes and insists on the potential of peace and cooperation to transform the future of Israelis and Palestinians

2. Universal humanistic values, mutual respect and recognizing the humanity in each other are the starting points of FFIPP-I work. These key values include freedom, equality, justice and compassion for those who suffer.

3. FFIPP-I regards academic freedom for Palestinians as a key issue, focusing on the human right of the Palestinians to study free of hardships. This entails a struggle for the immediate alleviation of the conditions of the vast majority of the Palestinians, i.e., an end to checkpoints, dismantling of the Wall, and a complete end of occupation.

4. FFIPP-I's work is rooted in Academia/Universities. It focuses on faculty, and incorporates students, thus magnifying the objective significance of academia/campuses.

5. The end of the occupation is FFIPP-I's focal issue, but this does not preclude support and involvement with other issues.

6. FFIPP-I's decisions are (and have always been) made jointly by Palestinians, Israelis and internationals.

7. FFIPP-I advocates an international effort, which cannot and must not wait for policy makers to 'change their mind'.

8. FFIPP-I is a main arena for FFIPP's activities. The relation between local and international FFIPP work must be understood as dialectical: Internationals reinforce-and-reinforced by Palestinians and Israelis.

9. FFIPP-I views the struggle for justice and the support of Palestinian rights as simultaneously a struggle for the security and moral status of Israelis and world Jewry.

10. While FFIPP-I's major efforts are aimed to end the occupation in Palestine, it recognizes the suffering under occupation of the Iraqi people and supports an end to all occupations in the region.

11. FFIPP-I's actions and words reflect a commitment to humanism, non-aggression and non-violence.

Statement on Academia

Israeli Academia, Palestinian Higher Education and the International Community

FFIPPI is an international network of academics and students that support a complete end to the illegal Israeli occupation of lands seized in the 1967 war and removal of all the settlements and the separation wall built on occupied land.
We call on Israeli, Palestinian and international academics everywhere to take a stand in support of ending the occupation, as well as against the extreme violence to which it has subjected both Palestinians and Israelis. Academics worldwide must also stand firm in support of the basic human right for free education in both Palestine and Israel, a right that has been compromised, continually in Palestine, due to the continued occupation.

  1. We call upon international academics visiting Israeli institutions of higher education, and Israeli academics visiting foreign institutions, to make clear their support of ending the Israeli occupation and the removal of the separation wall built on occupied land.
  2. Academics invited to speak at Israeli educational institutions should try to visit and speak at equivalent Palestinian institutions.
  3. FFIPPI supports the call to sanction faculty and institutions, which clearly support the occupation.
  4. FFIPPI calls on professional associations of academics, in Israel and internationally, to take a stand against the occupation and to issue guidelines regarding the use of academic connections to promote the end of Israeli occupation.
  5. FFIPPI expresses its strong support for and encouragement of individuals in the Israeli and Palestinian academy whose actions against the occupation and in support of peace and justice have resulted in personal hardship. Notable cases include Israelis refusing IDF military service in the occupied territories; those publicly condemning the violation of civil and human rights in the occupied territories; and those Palestinians who have called for an end to suicide bombing and the use of arms against Civilian targets. FFIPPI will act to publicize their actions.
  6. FFIPPI views the College of Judea and Samaria in the West Bank as a part of the machinery of Israeli occupation and calls upon academics worldwide to refuse to collaborate with it in any way.
  7. FFIPPI calls for all possible assistance for Palestinian institution of higher education. It urges international academics:
    -to collaborate with and teach in Palestinian institutions of higher education; 
    -to invite Palestinian staff to conferences abroad and to work to secure their invitation to conferences within Israel;
    -to sponsor the exchange of students from and to Palestinian campuses;
    -to maximize the sharing of research, and the exchange of books and other resources with such Palestinian institutions.
  8. FFIPPI will publicize infringements of academic freedom, urging action against Israeli violations of freedom of movement of academics and students at checkpoints, for example, and any related harassment that routinely obstructs the free functioning of Palestinian academic institutions.

This statement is appended to the FFIPP-International statement of purpose and is understood in its context.

Board of Directors

Judith Butler, UC Berkeley
Yoav Elinevsky, Mount Wachusett Community College
Arnon Hadar, Dominican University of California
John Womack, Harvard University
Raef Zreik, Tel-Aviv University

FFIPP-USA Advisory Board

Pranab Bardhan, UC Berkeley
Khalil Barhoum ,Stanford
Joel Beinin , Stanford
Judith Butler, UC Berkeley
Joshua Cohen, MIT
Ahmad Dallal, Stanford
Beshara Doumani, UC Berkeley
Richard Falk , UCSB & Princeton
Gordon Fellman , Brandeis
Stanley Katz , Princeton
Evelyn Fox Keller , MIT
Jeffry Frieden, Harvard
Dimitri Gutas, Yale
Mary Katzenstein Cornell
Herbert Kelman ,Harvard
Ian Lustick, University of Pennsylvania
Clovis Maksoud, American University
Seymour Melman, Columbia
Everett Mendelsohn, Harvard
Zia Mian, Princeton
Sidney Mintz, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Nagler, UC Berkeley
Peter Singer, Princeton
Susan Slyomovics, MIT
Catherine Snow, Harvard
Sidney Tarrow, Cornell
Richard Thomas , Harvard
Robert Tignor ,Princeton
Elise G. Young, Westfield State College
Michael Watts, UC Berkeley
John Womack ,Harvard 

Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-International, FFIPP-I 

Board of Directors:

Dr. Eyad Sarraj, President, Palestine
Prof. Arnon Hadar, Chair of the Executive Board, USA
Board of Directors:
Anat Biletzki, Israel *
Yoav Elinevsky, USA
Lily Feidy, Palestine *
Arnon Hadar, USA *
Bassma Kodmani, France
Eyad Sarraj, Palestine *
Lynne Segal, UK
Simone Susskind, Belgium
Salim Tamari, Palestine *
Oren Yiftachel, Israel *
* Member of the Executive Board

FFIPP-I Advisory Board

Hanan Ashrawi*
MIFTAH, Jerusalem

Zygmunt Bauman
Leeds University

Sydney Brenner
Kings College, Cambridge University, UK
Nobel Prize, Physiology/Medicine, 2002

Harvey Cox
Harvard University

Jacques Derrida (Deceased)
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Freeman Dyson
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Yehuda Elkana*
President and Rector, Central European University, Budapest

Arun Gandhi
Founder, President, M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

Stuart Hall
Birmingham University
The Open University

Albert Hirschman
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Eric Hobsbawm
University of London

Stanley Hoffmann
Harvard University

Edvard Hauff
University of Oslo

Tony Judt
New York University

Robert Jay Lifton
Yale University
City University of New York, John Jay College

Abdelwahab Mahjoub
Université Tunis El Manar
Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis

Ahmed Okasha
President, World Psychiatric Association
Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Training and Research
Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University - Cairo

Frances Fox Piven
City University of New York

Hilary Putnam
Harvard University

Jacqueline Rose
University of London

Joseph Rotblat (Deceased)
University of London
Founder, President, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
Nobel Prize, Peace, 1995

Jack Steinberger
Centre Européen de Recherche Nucléaire
Nobel Prize, Physics, 1988

Edriss Titi
Weizmann Institute of Science

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
South Africa
Nobel Prize, Peace, 1984

* Co-Chairs of the Advisory Board

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