An open Letter to Israeli academics

July, 2014

An open letter was sent today to Israel’s academics, who, on the whole, remained silent in the face of the deterioration over the last few weeks, and the slaughter of the innocents in Gaza by the IDF. We have received over 700 signatures over the last few hours, and this list is now CLOSED. We are unable to deal with the enormous flow, and ask for your understanding. We hope that this call may help to bring about a change in Israel’s public debate about this illegal and immoral use of the army in Gaza, constituting war crimes, according to the UN. Please forward this call for information ONLY, as we are now unable to add names to the list. The list of signatories speaks for itself, we feel. The number of emails from people wishing to be included in the call, is now approaching 1000, though we have asked people to refrain from sending in their names. This is clear evidence of the raw nerve struck by the action, and the widespread anger and frustration amongst academics and intellectuals everywhere about the Israeli continued slaghter, apparently immune to legal challenges and to pressure from all quarters. Let us hope that this list is only abegining of larger actions against the brutaliteis of the illegal occupation.

 We now have also signatures from academics working in Israeli universities. These are courageous people, who now face serious danger from attacks by right-wing extremists, as happened only yesterday (see: and those signing this take additional risks. They need your protection!


The Open Letter


Dear Friends,


These are desperately bad times. The government of Israel, having provoked the firing of rockets by its rampage through the West Bank, is now using that response as the pretext for an aerial assault on Gaza which has already cost scores of lives. An atmosphere of hysteria is being deliberately provoked in Israel, and whole communities are being subject to collective punishment, a war crime. People are dying, and for what? To prevent a unity government of Fatah and Hamas?

We have been asked by our academic colleagues in Gaza – whose universities have been destroyed a number of times in the last six years, who are unable to teach or study, and who are also in growing need of food and medicines, like the rest of the almost two million Palestinians living in Gaza – to urge you to act urgently, to make your voice heard in Israel and abroad against what the Israeli government is inflicting on the Gaza population. More than 123 people have been killed already in Gaza by the IDF since the start of the Israeli operation on Monday, and the number will be bigger by the time you read this message. Most of these people are children, women and the elderly. There could be no credible claim made that these people were involved in any military activity whatsoever. The Gaza infrastructure, already in tatters, is now further undermined, and the population is in the worst situation it has ever been, and this is getting worse by the minute. These atrocities, committed by Israel will bring neither peace nor security to the region, and can only lead to further deterioration of the already dangerous situation in Palestine/Israel.

We invite you, as fellow academics and intellectuals, to join your voices in an open and resounding protest about these war crimes by the Israeli government – your government. We urge you to stand up and be counted, to answer the call of your Gazan colleagues and make your voice heard. We hope that you will be able and willing to come together and voice your total opposition to the war crimes committed in your name! We realize you may feel worried and lonely, as dissent in Israel now carries a high price. We stand with you when you take this conscientious stand.

If you are an Israeli academic and agree with us on the urgent need to bring an immediate end to those atrocities, and to act to end the illegal occupation in Palestine, please sign the statement at the bottom of this letter by sending us a mail with your name, title and affiliation.

Its not war
Its not war


List of Signatories to the letter


Dr. Ahdaf Sueif, Cairo and UK


Dr. (Baroness) Jenny Tonge, House of Lords, UK


Prof. Richard Falk, Princeton University, USA


Prof. Etienne Balibar, Paris-Nanterre, France and Kingston University, UK


Prof. Noam Chomsky, MIT, USA


Prof. Michael Rosen, Goldsmiths, UK


Prof. Haim Bresheeth, SOAS, UK


Prof. Moshé Machover, KCL, UK


Yasmin Alibhai-Brown MBE, UK


Prof. Marina Warner, Essex University, UK


Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky, SOAS, UK


Prof. Hagit Borer, QMU, UK


Prof. Sir Patrick Bateson, UK


Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis, UEL, UK


Prof. Jonathan Rosenhead, LSE, UK


Prof. Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Prof. Nur Masalha, UK


Prof. Yigal Arens, USA


Prof. Laura Mulvey, Birkbeck College, UK


Prof. Andrew Ross, NYU, USA


Prof. Terri Ginsberg, USA


Prof. Hamid Dabashi, USA


Dr. Ghada Karmi, Exeter University, London, UK


Prof. Stephen Deutsch, University of Bournemouth, UK


Prof. Robert Lang, USA


Prof. Marian Hobson CBE, FBA, Cambridge University, UK


Dr. Dina Matar, SOAS, UK


Prof. Florence Martin, USA


Prof. Jim Al-Khalili, University of Surrey, UK


Prof. Michael Chanan, University of Roehampton, UK


Prof. Susan Hayward, University of Exeter, UK


Prof. Des Freeman, Goldsmiths College, UK


Prof. Barbara Harrell-Bond, University of Oxford, UK


Dr. Julian Vigo, UK


Prof. Martha Mundy, LSE, UK


Prof. Karma Nabulsi, University of Oxford, UK


Dr. Carlos Prieto del Campo, Spain


Prof. Noha Mellor, University of Bedfordshire, UK


Prof. Ghazi-Walid Falah, Akron, USA


Prof. David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University, USA


Prof. Bill V. Mullen, Perdue University, USA


Prof. Sherna Berger-Gluck, USA


Prof. Rosalyn Baxandall, CUNY, USA


Dr. Staughton Lynd, independent scholar, USA


Prof. David Klein, USA


Prof. Stephen Rose, Open University, UK


Prof. Hilary Rose, Open University, UK


Dr. Michael Witt, University of Roehampton, UK


Prof. Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley, USA


Prof. Yvonne Haddad, Georgetown University, USA


Prof. William Robinson, UCSB, USA


Prof. Cynthia Franklin, USA


Prof. Ammiel Alcalay, CUNY, USA


Prof, Sarah Schulman, CUNY, USA


Prof. Maurizio Viano, Wellesley College, USA


Dr. Jonathan Hardy, UEL, UK


Dr. Valentina Anastasi, Italy


Prof. Nicoletta Vallorani Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Prof. William Messing, University of Minnesota, USA


Prof. Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun,Université Paris, France


Dr. Les Levidow, OU, UK


Dr. Yerach Gover, USA


Prof. Ahmed Abbes, CNRS, France


Prof. George Bisharat, UC Hastings, College of Law, USA


Prof Russell Pickford, Cornell University, USA


Prof. John L. Esposito, Georgetown University, USA


Prof. Anton Shammas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA


Prof. Johnny E. Williams, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA


Prof. David Comedi, UNT, Argentina


Prof. Maria-Jose Lera, USA


Prof. Manzar Foroohar, Cal Poly, USA


Prof. Leslie Salzinger, UC Berkeley, USA


Michael Harris, University Paris-Diderot, France


Prof. Deborah Gould, UCSC, USA


Hector Grad, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain


Patricia CAILLE, Université de Strasbourg, France


Prof. Paige Sarlin, SUNY-Buffalo, USA


Prof. Gary Kinsman, Laurentian U


Prof. Evelyne Accad, University of Illinois, USA


Prof. Willie van Peer, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany


Dr. Leonardo Schiocchet, CAPES, Brazil


Prof. David Kelly, UCLA, USA


Prof. Sondra hale, UCLA, USA


Prof. Miriam David, UK


Prof. Jeff G. Duckett, UK


Prof. Chuck Kleinhans, Northwestern University, USA


Prof. Maurice L. Wade, Trinity College Hartford, USA


Prof Nadia Yaqub, University of Noty Caro


Dr. Dennis Kortheuer, California State university, Long Beach, USA


Dr. Karima Laachir, SOAS, UK


Prof. Dina Iordanova, St. Andrews University, UK


Dr. Grace Kyungwon Hong, UCLA, USA


Prof. Nicholas Knouf, Wellesley College, USA


Prof. John Gianvito, Emerson College, USA


Prof. Susan Slyomovics, UCLA, USA


Prof. Nancy Gallagher, UCSB, USA


Prof. Targol Mesbah, CIIS, USA


Prof. Norma Michi, Universidad Nacional de Luján, Argentina


Dr. Gérard Toulouse, ENS, Paris, France


Dr. Agnieszka Piotrowska, UK


Prof. J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University, USA


Prof. Joel Beinin, Stanford University, USA


Dr. Fatou Sow, Senegal


Dr. Ghada Ageel, Canada


Dr. Kate Hodgkin, UEL, UK


Prof. Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA, USA


Dr. Yves Chilliard, INRA, France


Prof. Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA


Prof. Javier Barreda Sureda, University of Alicante, Spain


Prof. Miriam Cooke, Duke University, USA


Prof. Giorgio Forti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Prof. Luz Gomez García, UAM, Spain


Assoc. Prof. Deborah Elise White, Emory University, USA


Dr. Carol Mann, Women in War, Paris, France


Prof. Karen Brodkin, UCLA, USA


Prof. Devra Weber, UC Riverside, USA


Carlos Taibo, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain


Prof. Annabelle Sreberny, SOAS, UK


Prof. Giorgio Gallo, Università di Pisa, Italy


Prof. Thomas C. Patterson, UC Riverside, USA


Prof. Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS, UK


Prof. Vida Samiian, CSU, USA


Dr. Patrick Wolfe, La Trobe University, Australia


Dr. Gary Grossman, Arizona State U, USA


Prof. Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University, USA


Dr. Adam Hanieh, SOAS, UK


Prof. Richard Seaford, University of Exeter, UK


Dr. Adrian Grima, University of Malta, Malta


Prof. Judith Stevenson, CSU, USA


Prof. Irene Siegel, Hofstra University, USA


Prof. Jalal Quinn, USA


Jennifer Heath, independent scholar, USA


Dr. Babacar Camara, Independent Scholar, USA


Prof. Yali Amit, University of Chicago, USA


Prof. Musa Budeiri, Jerusalem


Prof. Salem Nasser, Fundação getulio Vargas, Brazil


Dr. Hilla Dayan, Amsterdam University College, Holland


Prof. Melvin H King, MIT, USA


Prof. Mona Baker, University of Manchester, UK


Prof. Ariella Azoulay, Brown University, USA


Prof. David Lloyd, UC Riverside, USA


Prof. Elia Zureik, Queens University, Canada


Prof. Nigel Harris, Open University, UK


Dr. Ashraf Zahedi, Independent Scholar, USA


Prof. Kamran Rastegar, Tufts University, USA


Prof. Oliver Taplin, Oxford University, UK


Prof Daphne Hampson, St Andrews University, UK


Prof. Julian Townsend, Manchester University, UK


Prof. Marie Kennedy, University of ,, USA


Prof. Dick Hudson, FBA, UK


Prof. Barbara Aswad, Wayne State University, USA


Dr. Ali Zarrin, Poet & Independent Scholar, USA


Prof. David Slater, Loughborogh University, UK


Prof. Alisa Land, LSE, UK


Prof. Frank Land, LSE, UK


Prof. Masae Yuasa, Hiroshima City University, Japan


Prof. Graham Dawson, University of Brighton, UK


Prof. Shireen Mahdavi, University of Utah, USA


Zeina Sayegh, Hofstra Univesity, NY, USA


Prof. Sasan Fayazmanesh, CSU, USA


Prof. Lyn Hejinian, Univ of California Berkeley, USA


Dr. Jonathan House, Columbia University, USA


Shira Havkin, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre, France


Prof. Samer Alatout, University of Wisconsin, USA


Prof. Nahla Abdo, Ottawa, Canada


Prof. Cristiana Fiamingo, State University of Milan, Italy


Dr. Eleanor Doumato, Newport University, USA


Prof. Jeffrey Sacks, University of California, Riverside, USA


Prof. Justin Stearns, NYU, Abu Dhabi


Prof. Marame Gueyee, University of East Carolina, USA


Dr. Cindy Rosenthal, Hofstra University, NY, USA


Prof. Mary Ann Doane, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Prof. Kimberly Katz, Towson University, USA


Tithi Bhattacharya, Purdue University, USA


Prof. Antonia Darder, Loyola Marymount University, LA, USA


Dr. Alisa Lebow, University of Sussex, UK


Dr. Michel Gros, France


Prof. Michael Harris, University Paris-Diderot, France


Dr. Lisa Maya Knauer, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA


Prof. Ulrike Woehr, HCU, Japan


Prof. Catriona Hanley, Loyola University, Maryland, USA


Dr. Yael Korin, UCLA, USA


Dr. Camilo Perez Bustillo, NMSU, New Mexico, USA


Prof. Takayuki Kodera, Kyoto Tachibana University, Japan


Prof. Masaki Uno, Hiroshima City University, Japan


Prof. Ilan Pappe, Exeter University, UK


Prof. Sunaina Maira, UC Davis, USA


Prof. James Bowen, UCC, Cork, Ireland


Maylei Blackwell, UCLA, USA


Prof. Gil Hochberg, UCLA, USA


Dr. Angelo Stefanini MD, University of Bologna, Italy


Prof. Paul Eid, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada


Dr. Gianni Tognoni, Scientific Director, Fondazione Mario Negri Sud, Italy


Prof. Claudio Fogu, UC Santa Barbara, USA


Dr. Laure Guirguis, University of Montreal, Canada


Prof. Francesco Orilia, University of Macerata, Italy


Prof. Chris Berry, KCL, UK


Prof. Toshikazu Arai, Soai University, Osaka, Japan


Prof. Dale Hudson, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Prof. Christina Civantos, USA


Dr. Ana Pérez Vega, University of Seville, Spain


Dr. Françoise Caira, Université Blaise Pascal, France


Prof. Dorit Naaman, Queen’s University, Canada


Prof. Tony Platt, San Jose State University, USA


Prof. Clifford Weber, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, U.S.A


Prof. Eric David, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


Prof. Marie-Claire Caloz-Tschopp, Collège International de Philosophie (CIPH), Paris, France


Prof. Roshdi Rashed, Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS Paris, France


Dr. Cathy Bergin, Brighton University, UK


Dr Ken Macnab, University of Sydney, Audtralia


Dr Véronique Altglas, Queen’s University Belfast, UK


Professor Joanna Bornat, The Open University, UK


Dr. Ramom Lôpez-Suevos Fernandez, Universidade Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Dr. Marcial Gondar, Universidade Santiago de Compstela, Spain


Prof. Elvira Souto, Universidade da Corunha, Spain


Prof. Raymond William Baker, Trinity College, USA


Prof. Emerita Martha Mundy, LSE, UK


Prof. Christian Laval, Nanterre, France


Prof. Nicole Brenez, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France


Viviane Baladi, ENS, Paris, France


Prof. Stéphane Pujol, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre, France


Prof. Suad Joseph, UC Davis, USA


Prof. Tomas Persson, Lund University, Sweden


Prof. Eric Cheyfitz, Cornell University, USA


Prof. Anna Grichting, Qatar University, Qatar


Dr. Hab. Nora Lafi, Berlin, Germany


Prof. John Downing, Southern Illinois University, USA


Prof. Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University, Coventry, UK


Prof. Reza Tavakol, Queen Mary University, UK


Prof. Christian Christensen, Stockholm University, Sweden


Dr. Jerise Fogel, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA


Prof. Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University, UK


Dr. Véronique Altglas, Queen’s University Belfast, UK


Dr Felix Diaz, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain


Prof. Rick Burkhardt, Harvard University, USA


Prof. Rosalind Petchesky, Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY, USA


Dr Grietje Baars, Lecturer, City University, UK


Dr. Rasheed Araeen, UK


Prof. Marian Hobson, CBE, FBA, UK


Prof. Elsa Dorlin, Vincennes/St. Denis Univ., France


Dr. Ron Naiweld, CNRS, France


Dr Lorna Finlayson, King’s College, Cambridge, UK


Prof. Dr. Johan Mertens, Ghent University, Belgium


Prof. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University East Bay, USA


Dr. Lynda Beladjal, Ghent University, Belgium


Prof. Afshin Matin-asgari, California State University, LA, USA


Prof. Sirma Bilge, University of Montreal, Canada


Prof. Karem A. Sakallah, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Prof. Mohammed El-Gomati, York University, UK


Dr. Elena Loizidou, Birkbeck, University of London, UK


Dr. Emel Akçali, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary


Ramona Wadi, Independent Scholar, Malta


Dr. Phil Hutchinson, IDS, MMU Cheshire, Crewe, UK


Dr Priyamvada Gopal, University of Cambridge, UK


Prof. Maite Solas, University of Zaragoza, Spain


Prof. Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico, USA


Prof. Peter Mayo, Malta


Dr. Mirko Colleoni, Italy


Dr. Máire Noonan, Canada, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Prof. Victor Wallis, Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA


Dr Jason Toynbee, The Open University, UK


Prof. Bill Skidmore – Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada


Dr. Jonathan Neale, Bath Spa University, UK


Dr. Nancy Lindisfare, SOAS, UK


Haifa Rashed, independent scholar, UK


Prof. Deepa Kumar, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA


Dr. Gina Velasco, Keene State College, New Hampshire, USA


Dr. Martina Censi, University of Catane, Italy


Professor Darryl Jones, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


Gabriella Gribaudi, Naples University, Italy


Prof. Joanne Rappaport, Georgetown University, USA


Dr. Rebecca L. Stein, Duke University, USA


Prof. Gabriella Paolucci, University of Florence, Italy


Prof. Judith E. Tucker, Georgetown University, USA


Prof Laleh Khalili, SOAS, UK


May Seikaly , Wayne State University, USA


Ivar Ekeland, University of Paris-Dauphine, France


Prof. Laura Marks, SFU, USA


Prof. Mica Nava, UEL, UK


Dr. Robin L. Turner, Butler University, USA


Prof. Ajantha Subramanian, Harvard, USA


Dr. Ali Zarrin, USA


Prof. Rosemary Dayigh, Beirut University, Lebanon


Dr. Shira Robinson, The George Washington University, USA


Dr. Raffaele Carbone, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, France


Dr. Luisa Martín Rojo, Univerisity Autónoma of Madrid, Spain


Dr. Lucy noakes, Reader in History, university of brighton, UK


Prof. Yeongho Kim, Hiroshima City University, Japan


Dr. Raya Cohen, Rome, Italy


Prof. Jorge Riechmann, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain


Prof. Mary Tuma, UNC Charlotte, USA


Prof. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University, USA


Prof. Rosalie G. Riegle, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, USA


Dr. Kamala Viswesaran, University of Texas, USA


Dr. Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


Dr. Dora Carpenter-Latiri, University of Brighton, UK


Dr. Carol Rinnert, Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima, Japan


Dr. Brenna Bhandar, SOAS, UK


Uriel Orlow, University of Westminster, London


Prof. Isabelle Favre, University of Nevada, Reno, USA


Prof. Avery F. Gordon, UC Santa Barbara, USA


Dr Anthony Leaker, University of Brighton, UK


Professor Hoda Elsadda, Cairo University, Egypt


Prof. Patrick Williams, Nottingham Trent university, UK


Prof Malcolm Povey, Leeds University, UK


Dr. Kenneth Brown, France


Dr. Rosa María Cid López, Oviedo, Spain


Dr. Francisco Erice Sebares, Oviedo, Spain


Prof. Antonio Castellanos, Seville University, Spain


Dr. Carlos Gómez Gil, Universidad de Alicante, Spain


Prof. Tadashi Okanouchi, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan


Dr. Francisco Moscoso García, Autonomus University of Madrid, Spain


Dr. Diane Kirby, La Trobe University, Australia


Dr. Lori Allen, University of Cambridge, UK


Prof. Eleni Varikas, University of Paris 8, France


Dr. Noriko Iijima, Hiroshima City University, Japan


Prof. Luz Ara Andres, Universidade de Valencia, Spain


Abigail Burnyeat, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


Prof Heinz Hurwitz, Universite Libre Bruxelles, Belgium


Dr. Maya Issam Kesrouany, American University of Beirut, Lebanon


Dr. Hela Yousfi, Dauphine University, Paris, France


Dr. Stephanie Cronin, University of Oxford, UK


Dr. Gavan Titley National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland


Elisa Giunchi, università degli studi di Milano, Italy


Prof. Ferran Izquierdo Brichs, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


Prof. Stefania Fortuna, Italy


Prof. Pierre Schapira, Univ of Paris 6, France


Prof. John Bunzl, Vienna, Austria


Dr. Omnia El Shakry, UC Davis, USA


Prof. Michael Principe, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), USA


Prof. Jonathan Nitzan, York University, Canada


Prof. Lisa Duggan,New York University, USA


Dr. Susan Blackwell, UK


Dr. Willem Meijs, UK


Dr Linda Tabar, University of Toronto, Canada


Dr. Ettore Zerbino, Catholic University Policlinico A. Gemelli, Rome,Italy


Dr. Diana Allan, Cornell University, USA


Prof. Angelo Arioli, Sapienza University, Italy


Prof. Samuel Farber, Brooklyn College of CUNY, USA


Dr. Yasmeen Narayan, Birkbeck, UK


Pedro López López, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


Prof. Alessandro Bianchi PhD University of Bari, Italy


Prof. Tekla Lewin, Syracuse University, USA


Prof. Carole Nagengast, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, USA


Dr. Subir Sinha, SOAS, UK


Dr. Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick, UK


Dr. Sami Al-Kilani, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine


Prof. Judith Whitehead, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada


Prof. Ian Mason, Herriot Watt University, UK


Dr. John O’ Brennan, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland


Dr Erez Levon, Queen Mary University of London, UK


Dr. Maire Noonan, McGill University, Canada


Dr. David Heap, Western Ontario University, Canada


Prof. Laurice Tuller, Tours University, France


Prof. Philippe Prévost Tours University, France


Prof. Norbert Hornstein, University of Maryland, USA


Prof. Greg Albo, Dept of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada


Jay Arena, College of Staten Island, USA


Dr. Aidan O’Malley, University of Rijeka, Croatia


Prof. Dr. Gie van den Berghe, Belgium


Prof. Olivier Durand, Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy


Dr. David Leonard, Washington State University, USA


Dr. Francine Mestrum, ULB, Brussels, Belgium


Prof. Dr. Tania Das Gupta, York University, Canada


Dr. Karim Zahidi, Department of Philosophy, University of Antwerp, Belgium


Prof. Aamir Mufti, UCLA, USA


Prof. Luisa Martín Rojo, Univerisity Autónoma of Madrid, Spain


Dr. Ico Maly, RITS, Brussels, Belgium


Professor Premilla Nadasen, CUNY, USA


Prof. Angelo Baracca, University of Florence, Italy


Dr. Mary King, Portland State University, USA


Prof. Anna Siniscalchi, Università di Ferrara, Italy


Prof. Kevin A Gould, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Prof. Adrienne Hurley, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Prof. Mike Michael, Uniuversity of Sydney, Australia


Jim Roche, School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology, Irelan


Dr. Rosemary E. Galli, Independent scholar,


Prof. Marie Kennedy, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA


Prof. Erik Swyngedouw, Manchester University, UK


Prof.Dr.Herman De Ley, Ghent University, Belgium


Dr. Mariam Motamedi Fraser, Goldsmiths University, UK


Dr. Annie Pfingst, University of London, UK


Prof. Kisa Rofel, UC Santa Cruz, USA


Prof. Barbara Aswad Wayne State University USA


Prof. Katherine King, UCLA, USA


Prof. Michael Gasser, Indiana University, USA


Dr. Cosimo Zene, SOAS, UK


Prof. Jeff Coulter, College of Arts & Sciences, Boston University, USA


Prof. Aissa Kadri, Paris 8, France


Naresh Dadhich, IUCAA, Pune and New Delhi, India


Dr. Chris Cramer, SOAS, UK


Professor Alessandro Triulzi, Università L’Orientale di Napoli, Italy


Dr. Samia Bano. SOAS, UK


Dr. Feyzi Ismail, SOAS, UK


Prof. Tina Gharavi, Newcastle University, UK


Mike Cushman, LSE, UK


Prof. Amy Kesselman, SUNY, USA


Prof. Glenn Bowman, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK


Prof. David McNally, York University, Toronto, Canada


Prof. Felix Pirani, KCL,UK


Prof. Emilia Perassi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Prof. Assaf Kfoury, USA


Dr. Anne Garcia, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Prof. Caroline Rooney, University of Kent, UK


Dr. Donna M. Joss, Worcester State University, USA


Dr. Rickie Solinger, Independent Scholar, USA


Prof. Pilar Domínguez Prats, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España


Prof. Maggie Humm, UEL, UK


Prof. Phil Marfleet, UEL, UK


Dr.Şafak Taner, Ege University, Turkey


Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University, USA


Dr Denis Condon, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland


Andrew Zimmerman, Professor of History, George Washington University, USA


Dr Julia Borossa, Middlesex University, UK


Prof. Anna Munster, University of New South Wales, Australia


Professor Mustafa Koc, Toronto, Canada


Prof. Mark A. Lause, USA


Prof. Nora Hamilton, University of Southern California, USA


Dr. Roser Zaurin, UAB, Spain


Prof. Dr. Eduardo Missoni, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy


Prof. Johanna Brenner, Portland State University, USA


Prof. Aritz García Gómez, University of Rio Negro, Argentina


Prof. Barbara Katz Rothman, CUNY, USA


Prof. Josefina Saldaña, NYU, USA


Prof. William Gaver Professor of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK




Statement by Israeli academics:




The signatories to this statement, all academics at Israeli universities, wish it to be known that they utterly deplore the aggressive military strategy being deployed by the Israeli government. The slaughter of large numbers of wholly innocent people, is placing yet more barriers of blood in the way of the negotiated agreement which is the only alternative to the occupation and endless oppression of the Palestinian people. Israel must agree to an immediate cease-fire, and start negotiating in good faith for the end of the occupation and settlements, through a just peace agreement.




If you are an Israeli academic, working in Israel, who would like to sign this statement, please send an email to Prof. Rachel Giora This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, title and affiliation.






Academics in Israeli universities who have signed the statement above:




Prof. Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University


Prof. Emmanuel Farjoun, Hebrew University


Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Hebrew University


Dr. Kobi Snitz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


Dr. Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University


Dr Efrat Ben-Zeev, Ruppin Academic Center


Prof. As’ad Ghanem, Haifa University


Prof. Anat Biletzki, Tel Aviv University


Prof. Adi Ophir, Tel Aviv University


Dr. Ovadia Ezra, Tel Aviv University


Prof. Zvi Tauber, Tel Aviv University


Prof. Vered Kraus, Haifa University


Dr. Yuval Yonay, Haifa University


Prof. Oded Goldreich, Weizman Institute


Prof. Dana Ron, Tel Aviv University


Prof. Gadi Algazi, Tel Aviv University


Professor Mira Ariel, Tel Aviv University


Professor Idan Landau, Ben Gurion University


Professor As’ad Ghanem, Haifa University


Dr. Ayelet Ben-Yishai, Haifa University


Prof. Micah Leshem, Haifa University


Dr. Ilan Saban, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa


Dr. Avishai Ehrlich, TAU


Dr. Ivy Sichel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem


Prof. Yehuda Shenhav, Sociology, TAU


Dr. Hannah Safran, The Academic College for Society and the Arts