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: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.604697) 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

 

 

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