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Anti-Israel Petitions Signed by Israeli Academics

The usual Leftist cronies sign a petition in support of Neve Gordon & BDS; join the call for “external pressure” on Israel

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-Edi. In an overwhelming assault on freedom of speech, Gordon has met with immediate condemnation in the Israeli media, coming from the Minister of Educationii and several 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".iii 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.

Signed:
1. Prof. Rachel Giora - Tel Aviv University
2. Dr. Anat Matar - Tel Aviv University
3. Dr. Kobi Snitz - Technion
6. Prof. Emmanuel Farjoun, Hebrew University – Dept of Math
8. Dr. Marcelo Svirsky – Cardiff University (previously from University of Haifa)
9. Prof. Zvi Razi - Tel Aviv University – Dept of History
13. Haggai Matar, Tel Aviv
16. Prof. Uri Davis, Ramle
19. Dr. Dorothy Naor, Hertzliya
21. Dr. Eyal Nir, Tel Aviv
22. Dr. David Nir, Hebrew
University – Dept of Math
26. Dr. Aharon Shabtai – T
el Aviv University – Dept of Literature
27. Dr. Haim Yacobi, Ben Gurion University - (Dept of Politics)
30. Dr. Aim Deuelle Luski Tel Aviv University (Dept of General Studies) & Bezalel (Dept of History)
31. Dr. Ruchama Marton Tel Aviv University (Dept of Mid East Studies)
33. Dr. Orly Lubin - Tel Aviv University (Dept of Comparitive Literature)
35. Iris Bar, University of Haifa
37. Ofer Neiman, Hebrew University (Dept of Computer Science)

 

http://www.boycottisrael.info/content/boycott-stands-dr-neve-gordon-bds-and-against-oppression

BOYCOTT! Stands 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-Edi. In an overwhelming assault on freedom of speech, Gordon has met with immediate condemnation in the Israeli media, coming from the Minister of Educationii and several 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".iii 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.

The Palestinian civil society Call for global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, launched in July 2005 by over 170 Palestinian political parties, unions and organizationsiv offers an opportunity to join the collective effort for justice for the Palestinian people, based on the successful South African model. It is noteworthy that the Palestinian call for boycott is aimed at institutions rather than an inclusive and personal boycott of Israelis as individuals.

Reiterating the Palestinian call, we urge civil society institutions as well as concerned citizens around the world to find inspiration in the strength and effectiveness of the anti-apartheid movement of the 1980s:

1.      Integrate BDS in every struggle for justice and human rights by adopting wide, context-sensitive and sustainable boycotts of Israeli products, companies, academic and cultural institutions, and sports groups, similar to the actions taken against apartheid South Africa;

2.      Ensure that national and multinational corporations are held accountable and sanctioned accordingly for profiteering from Israel’s occupation and other Israeli violations of human rights and international law;

3.      Work towards canceling and blocking free trade and other preferential agreements with Israel;

4.      Pressure governments to impose a direct and indirect arms embargo on Israel, which will guarantee end-user compliance with international law and human rights principles.

As citizens and residents of the State of Israel, we stand with Dr. Neve Gordon in echoing the Palestinian call for boycott, divestments, and sanctions, and in saying NO to the persecution of those who strive for freedom.

1. Prof. Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv
2. Dr. Anat Matar, Tel Aviv
3. Dr. Kobi Snitz, Haifa
4. Jonathan Pollak, Jaffa
5. Yael Lerer, Tel Aviv
6. Prof. Emmanuel Farjoun, Jerusalem
7. Adi Dagan, Tel Aviv
8. Dr. Marcelo Svirsky
9. Prof. Zvi Razi Tel Aviv
10. Adv. Emily Schaeffer, Tel Aviv
11. Sergio N. Yahni, Jerusalem
12. Tal Shapira, Omer
13. Haggai Matar, Tel Aviv
14. Sonya Soloviov
15. Ronnie Barkan, Tel Aviv
16. Prof. Uri Davis, Ramle
17. Naama Farjoun
18. Israel Naor, Hertzliya
19. Dr. Dorothy Naor, Hertzliya
20. Bekah Bloom
21. Dr. Eyal Nir, Tel Aviv
22. Dr. David Nir, Jaffa
23. Yana Knopova
24. Jonathan Stanczak
25. Yossef Lubovsky, Tel Aviv
26. Dr. Aharon Shabtai
27. Dr. Haim Yacobi, Jerusalem
28. Shir Hever, Jerusalem
29. Connie Hackbarth, Jerusalem
30. Dr. Aim Deuelle Luski
31. Dr. Ruchama Marton
32. Ya'acov Manor, Kfar-Saba
33. Dr. Orly Lubin, Tel Aviv
34. Bryan Atinsky, Nes Tsiona
35. Iris Bar, Haifa
36. Michal Zak, Neve Shalom
37. Ofer Neiman, Jerusalem

On behalf of

BOYCOTT!

Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within

and supporters of this particular statement.

i http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-gordon20-2009aug20,0,1126906.story

ii http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/1/1542281

iii http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1249418674692&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

iv http://www.bdsmovement.net/?q=node/126

 

 

 

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