Thousands of university professors worldwide have joined Nobel Laureates Alexi Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Claude Cohen- Tannoudji, David Gross, Avram Hershko, Roald Hoffman, Daniel Kahneman, Eric Kandel, Arthur Kornberg, Roger Kornberg, Leon Lederman, Marshall Nirenberg, David Politzer, Steven Weinberg, Elie Wiesel and Frank Wilczek as well as Alan Dershowitz in endorsing the following solidarity statement with Israeli academics.
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.
The petition which has gained over 3000 signatures in 3 days hopes to gather over 10,ooo academic signatures with the knowledge that if every academic receiving the SPME Faculty Forum signed, that goal would be reached immediately with over 12,000 on the subscription roles. If you haven’t signed the petition, please do so immediately by clicking here.
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Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is not-for-profit [501 (C) (3)], grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest, fact-based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines, and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.
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