Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The petition against the Israel academic boycott

The boycott against Israeli academics and academic institutions is as morally appalling as it is counterproductive to the cause of long term peace, and I am certainly pleased to join the petition below, and encourage other academics to do the same. Follow the links to the sign-up page:

An International Call To Academics and Professionals From Nobel Laureates and University Presidents To Stand In Solidarity With Our Israeli Academic and Professional Colleagues

To: To Academic and Professional Colleagues

Please Join Us By Signing and Circulating The Following Solidarity Statement With Our Israeli Academic and Professional ColleaguesAs we approach 8000 signatures, please help us raise 10,000 signatures by signing and circulating it. Thank you.

We are academics, scholars, researchers and professionals of differing religious and political perspectives. We all agree that singling out Israelis for an academic boycott is wrong. To show our solidarity with our Israeli academics in this matter, we, the undersigned, hereby declare ourselves to be Israeli academics for purposes of any academic boycott. We will regard ourselves as Israeli academics and decline to participate in any activity from which Israeli academics are excluded.

To Sign This Statement:

Click Here

Please sign with both first and last names, as well as identify your professional title and institutional affiliation. Incomplete signatures may be deleted. )

To View All Signatories:

Click Here

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