Posted by: r.m. | January 12, 2009

more academic-boycott support

“We, as scientists and members of universities, express our utmost concern and condemnation of the Israeli attacks in Gaza strip that start on 27th of December. This is a clear violaltion of international law, specifically the Fourth Geneva Convention “relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War” (1949) We cannot remain silent as we receive mails from our colleagues in Gaza. A specific petition from scientists and universities staff is available here.

This blog is dedicated to complement this petition. Its first purpose is to collect your own stories about collaborations you have settled from your university (for Palestinian researchers) or between your research center and Palestinian universities (for others).

You can send stories or comments to



  1. thanks for your effort, i support this effort

  2. After reading Mark Joyner’s ‘How to End the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict’ blog post I decided to create a global petition to rally support for his plan. Mark’s plan decidedly avoids pointing fingers at anyone – it only asks for 3rd party intervention to provide security for all of the innocent civilians in Gaza, the West Bank, and the surrounding Israeli towns – the vast majority of whom simply want to be left alone to live in peace. Please, sign our petition now!

  3. Jews speak out against the Gaza carnage

    We the undersigned are all of Jewish origin. When we see the dead and bloodied bodies of young children, the cutting off of water, electricity and food, we are reminded of the siege of the Warsaw Ghetto.

    When Dov Weisglass, an adviser to the Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, talked of putting Gazans “on a diet” and the deputy defence minister, Matan Vilnai, talked about the Palestinians experiencing “a bigger shoah” (holocaust), this reminds us of Governor General Hans Frank in Nazi-occupied Poland, who spoke of “death by hunger”.

    The real reason for the attack on Gaza is that Israel is only willing to deal with Palestinian quislings.

    The main crime of Hamas is not terrorism but its refusal to accept becoming a pawn in the hands of the Israeli occupation regime in Palestine.
    The decision last month by the EU council to upgrade relations with Israel, without any specific conditions on human rights, has encouraged further Israeli aggression.

    The time for appeasing Israel is long past. As a first step, Britain must withdraw the British ambassador to Israel and, as with apartheid South Africa, embark on a programme of boycott, divestment and sanctions.

    Ben Birnberg, Prof Haim Bresheeth, Deborah Fink, Bella Freud, Tony Greenstein, Abe Hayeem, Prof Adah Kay, Yehudit Keshet, Dr Les Levidow, Prof Yosefa Loshitzky, Prof Moshe Machover, Miriam Margolyes, Prof Jonathan Rosenhead and 65 others

  4. Thank you…

  5. Congratulations on being able to see through the dominant Israeli propaganda.

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