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Letter in Support of Dr. Anna Younes

Published on Mon Apr 04 2022 - modified on Fri Aug 19 2022

The ELSC published a letter signed by over 500 scholars, artists, activists, organisations and human rights defenders to support Dr. Anna Younes and other scholars, activists and journalists against censorship and unlawful surveillance in Germany.

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Support scholars, activists and journalists against censorship and unlawful surveillance

We the undersigned scholars, artists, activists and organizations, stand in solidarity with Dr. Anna-Esther Younes, a German-Palestinian critical race and post-colonial scholar, who has already faced several misinformation media campaigns in Germany due to her academic and policy related work on anti-Jewish racism and Palestinian rights. In November 2019, a secret file about her was leaked to her, which had already led to professional exclusions based on unlawful secret data collection and surveillance research by state-funded civil society organizations that purport to investigate anti-Semitism in German society. As signatories we support her struggle against all forms of racism, including anti-Muslim racism and anti-Jewish racism, everywhere. We condemn repression in Germany that targets Critical Race theorists, advocates of Palestinian human rights, and supporters of BDS. We therefore endorse Dr. Younes’s campaign for data protection and the release of secret files on her and potential other decolonial and anti-racist scholars and activists.

We are alarmed by recent efforts to exclude Dr. Anna-Esther Younes from academia and from the public debate in Germany. In November 2019, the Berlin Department for Research and Information on Antisemitism (RIAS) prepared a secret file that patches together distorted selections of Dr. Younes’s writings to defame her distorting her scholarly work as allegedly supporting Islamism, Sexism, and by extension anti-Semitism. This file appears to have been circulated to politicians and event organizers in order to exclude her from a public debate on racism and right-wing extremism in Germany. Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East (JVP), Germany, has unequivocally defended Dr. Younes’s scholarship and condemned allegations on the “basis of decontextualized information, hearsay, and guilt by association.” JVP has reminded us that: “We need more, not less, critical analyses that shed light on the phenomenon of Islamophobia and its connection to antisemitism, as do those of Younes.” The purpose and method of information collection and sharing by RIAS did not respect Dr. Younes’s fundamental right to privacy and resembles State surveillance through a state-funded civil society organization.

We, the undersigned, believe that surveillance and secretly circulating defamatory documentation has no place in a democratic society. Attempts to silence critical and particularly minority voices in Germany have a common denominator: anti-Palestinian racism cloaked in anti-BDS positions. The German Parliament made such discrimination state doctrine when it adopted an anti-BDS resolution in 2019.

Dr. Younes’s RIAS file also features a public letter addressed to the German parliament and government signed by her and other international scholars. That letter is supposedly proof of her anti-Semitism. In anticipation of the proliferation of such fraudulent charges, hundreds of German, international,  Jewish and Israeli scholars, among them world authorities on anti-Jewish racism and the history of the Holocaust, had earlier condemned the German Parliament’s anti-BDS declaration as an “unreasonable, disproportionate and unlawful limitation of the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly of human rights defenders.” They have pledged not to serve on juries or prize committees or in academic hiring consultations in Germany whenever there are “convincing indicators that their decisions may be subject to ideological or political interference or litmus tests.” Last year, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rejected the criminalization of boycotts directed against Israel in support of Palestinian rights and affirmed BDS as a legitimate exercise of freedom of expression.

Based on the above, and irrespective of our diverse positions on supporting BDS, we demand RIAS release all documentation it has assembled on Dr. Younes and potential other decolonial and anti-racist scholars and activists. We, the signatories, also urge German institutions to rein in anti-Palestinian racism. There must be no Palestine exception to academic freedom and freedom of expression. 

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The first signatories:

  1. European Legal Support Center (ELSC), The Netherlands
  2. Room 4 Resistance, queer DJs and nightlife activists collective, Germany
  3. Ronnie Kasrils, Former South African Government Minister and Author, South Africa
  4. The Jewish Antifascist Bund, Berlin, Germany
  5. Prof. Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  6. Bundestag 3 for Palestine (BT3P), Germany
  7. Palästina Spricht / Palestine Speaks, Germany
  8. Dirk Moses, Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History, Department of History, University of North Carolina, USA
  9. Prof. Ella Shohat, Author, USA
  10. Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University; Co-Editor, Journal of Palestine Studies, USA
  11. Prof. Amos Goldberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  12. Ken Loach, Film Director, UK
  13. Achille Mbembe, Research Professor in History and Politics University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
  14. Prof. Noam Chomsky, University of Arizona, USA
  15. Omar Barghouti, human rights defender, Palestine
  16. Houria Bouteldja, decolonial activist, France
  17. Professor Alana Lentin, Western Sydney University, Australia
  18. Dr. Yassir Morsi, Writer and Academic, Australia
  19. Françoise Vergès, Antiracist Decolonial Feminist, Writer, France
  20. Prof. Emeritus Dr. Fanny-Michaela Reisin, former president of the International League for Human Rights – FIDH Germany, Germany 
  21. Aviad Albert, PhD candidate, University of Cologne, Germany
  22. Prof. Emeritus John Dugard, Universities of Leiden and the Witwatersrand, The Netherlands and South Africa
  23. Dr. Fatima El-Tayeb, Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration, Yale University, USA
  24. Nacira Guénif, Sociologist and Anthropologist Professor, University of Paris 8, France
  25. Prof. Emeritus Avner Ben-Amos, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  26. Dr. Sami Khatib, Interim Professor, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Karlsruhe, Germany
  27. Dr. Hilla Dayan, Lecturer, Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands and co-founder Academic for Equality, Israel
  28. Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Sociologist, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  29. Prof. Roy Wagner, GESS department, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  30. Prof. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Hebrew university (rtd) and David Yellin Academic College Laureate of the EU Parliament Sakharov award for human rights and the freedom of thought, Israel
  31. Dr. Ofer Shinar Levanon, Hebrew University and Ruppin Academic College, Israel
  32. Dr. Itamar Shachar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium
  33. Prof. James Dickins, University of Leeds, UK
  34. Dr. Robert Boyce, Emeritus Reader, London School of Economics, UK
  35. E. Natalie Rothman, Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto, Canada
  36. Ronit Lentin, Associate Professor, Sociology (retired), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  37. Prof. Hagit Borer, FBA, FLSA, Department of Linguistics, SLLF, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  38. Prof. Haim Bresheeth, Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London, UK
  39. Dr. Shir Hever, Manager of BIP e.V., Germany
  40. Dr. Samir Abed-Rabbo, Professor of Political Science, Mansfield, USA
  41. Prof. em. Dr. Norman Paech, University of Hamburg, Germany
  42. Paul Mendes-Flohr, Professor Emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  43. Thomas Perroud, Professor of Public Law, Pantheon-Assas University, France
  44. Mark LeVine, Professor of History, Chair, Program in Global Middle East Studies, UC Irvine, USA
  45. Paul Aarts, Dept. of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  46. 7amleh, Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, Palestine
  47. British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP), UK
  48. Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost (Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East), Germany
  49. UK-Palestine Mental Health Network, UK
  50. AURDIP (Association des Universitaires pour le respect du droit international en Palestine), France
  51. Another Jewish Voice, Belgium
  52. Independent Jewish Voices Canada
  53. Comité Pour Une Paix Juste Au Proche-Orient, Luxembourg 
  54. Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK
  55. The Rights Forum, The Netherlands
  56. Jewish Network for Palestine, UK
  57. Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Ireland
  58. Academics for Palestine, Ireland
  59. Dutch Higher Education in Solidarity with Palestine, The Netherlands
  60. Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies, Australia
  61. California Scholars for Academic Freedom, USA 
  62. Jewish Voice for Peace, Milwaukee Chapter, USA
  63. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions – Germany, Germany
  64. Aydoun Holland, The Netherlands
  65. Finnish-Arab Friendship Society, Finland
  66. North Herts Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK
  67. BACBI, Belgian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, Belgium
  68. International Fellowship of Reconciliation-France, France
  69. Free Palestine Maastricht, The Netherlands
  70. Institut für Palästinakunde (reg. assoc.) – Institute for the Study of Palestine (reg. assoc.), Germany
  71. BDS Berlin, Germany
  72. Bündnis gegen Rassismus Berlin, Germany
  73. Die LINKE Berlin LAG Internationals, Germany
  74. Dance with Pride, Germany and The Netherlands
  75. Antifascist Music Alliance, Germany and The Netherlands
  76. Decolonial International Network, The Netherlands
  77. Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (docP), The Netherlands
  78. Europeans Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP), UK
  79. Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJFP), UK
  80. Een Ander Joods Geluid (EAJG), The Netherlands
  81. British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), UK
  82. Artists for Palestine, UK
  83. Palestine Legal, USA
  84. Association France Palestine Solidarité (AFPS), France
  85. Comité pour le respect des libertés et des droits de l’homme en Tunisie (CRLDHT), France
  86. Fédération des tunisiens citoyens des deux rives (FTCR), France
  87. Palestina Solidariteit, Belgium
  88. Palästinensischen Studenten Verein Berlin – Brandenburg PSV e.V., Germany
  89. Collectif Judéo Arabe et Citoyen pour la Palestine (CJACP), France
  90. CAGE, UK
  91. Coalition of Anti-Racist Educators (CARE), No More Exclusions, UK
  92. Women in Black (Vienna), Austria
  93. Plateforme des ONG françaises pour la Palestine, France
  94. UCL Students for Justice in Palestine, UK
  95. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  96. Border Violence Monitoring Network
  97. Islamic Human Rights Commission, UK
  98. Africa 4 Palestine, South Africa
  99. Na’eem Jeenah, Executive Director, Afro-Middle East Centre, South Africa
  100. Dr. Leena Dallasheh, Associate Professor of History, Humboldt State University, USA
  101. Dr. Maria Elena Indelicato, CEEC Individual FCT Researcher, University of Coimbra, Centre for Social Studies, Portugal
  102. Livnat Konopny Decleve, PhD candidate, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  103. Bob Brecher, Professor Emeritus of Moral Philosophy, University of Brighton, UK
  104. Richard Seaford, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Greek, University of Exeter, UK
  105. Prof. Greg Philo (emeritus), Glasgow University, UK
  106. Dr. Derek Summerfield, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College, University of London, UK
  107. Herman De Ley, Emeritus Professor, Ghent University, Belgian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (BACBI), member of the Coordination Committee, Belgium
  108. Dr. Sai Englert, Lecturer, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  109. Prof. Yonathan (jon) Anson, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (retired), Israel
  110. Lucia Admiraal, Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  111. Dr. Lana Sirri, Project manager BIWOC Rising, Germany
  112. Prof. Joseph Levine, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  113. Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University*, USA. (*For purposes of identification only. The position taken here should not be attributed to the University)
  114. Prof.dr.em Annelies Moors, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  115.  Professor Emerita, Lisa Rofel, University of California, Santa Cruz, National Board, Member, Jewish Voice for Peace, USA
  116. Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Law and Political Science, Emeritur, Yale University, USA
  117. Dr. Lila Abu-Lughod, Professor at Columbia University, USA
  118. Ghislain Poissonnier, French magistrate, France
  119. Prof. Paola Bacchetta, University of California, Berkeley, Turtle Island, USA
  120. Prof. Rebecca Ruth Gould, Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, University of Birmingham, UK
  121. Dr. Noa Roei, Assistant Professor, Department of Literary and Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  122. Dr. Jeff Handmaker, Associate Professor in Legal Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  123. Ms Sarah Sheriff, Lecturer, Adult & Community Education, London, UK
  124. Dr. Jens Hanssen, Assoc. Prof., Arab Civilization, Mediterranean Studies and Middle Eastern History, University of Toronto, Canada
  125. Dr. Jess Bier, Assistant professor of urban sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  126. Dr. Lieke Smits, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  127. Dr. Lisa Stampnitzky, Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield, UK
  128. Dr. David Kattenburg, University science instructor & journalist, Breda, The Netherlands
  129. Dr. Nicola Perugini, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Edinburgh, UK
  130. Irene van Oorschot, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, The Netherlands
  131. Prof. Neve Gordon, International Law, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  132. Dr. Brooke Maddux, France Palestine Mental Health Network, doctoral scholar in Philosophy, Université de Reims, France
  133. Dr. Polly Pallister-Wilkins, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  134. Dr. Tamar Berger, Bezalel academy of art and design, Jerusalem, Israel
  135. Prof. Esther Peeren, Professor of Cultural Analysis & Academic Director, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  136. Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  137. Dr. Tammy Razi, Sapir College, Israel
  138. Dr. Lori A. Allen, Reader in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, SOAS, University of London, UK
  139. Prof. Laleh Khalili, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  140. Prof. Goldie Osuri, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK
  141. Assoz. Prof. Dr. Birgit Englert, University of Vienna, Austria
  142. Shmuel Groag, Senior lecturer, Bezalel academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
  143. Dr. Anat Matar, The Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Israel and co-founder, Academia for Equality, Israel
  144. Prof. Carole H Browner, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
  145. Nahla Abdo, Professor (Sociology and Anthropology), Carleton University, Canada
  146. PhD fellow, Udi Raz, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Germany
  147. Dr. Anne de Jong, Associate Professor Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  148. Ismail Poonawala, Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, UCLA, USA
  149. Dr. Eloe Kingma, Managing Director Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, The Netherlands
  150. Professor Emeritus, Raymond Bush, African Studies and Development Politics, POLIS, University of Leeds, UK
  151. Dr. Michiel Bot, Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  152. Christian Henderson, PhD Assistant Professor, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden University, The Netherlands
  153. Prof. Salman Sayyid, Professor of Social Theory & Decolonial Thought, University of Leeds, UK
  154. Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Sociologist, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  155. Dr. Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  156. Dr.Melanie Richter-Montpetit, Senior Lecturer in International Security and Director of the Centre for Advanced International Theory, University of Sussex, UK
  157. Mudar Kassis, Birzeit University, Palestine
  158. Prof. Riccardo Bocco, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
  159. Dr. Kobi Kabalek, Penn State University, USA
  160. Prof. Dr. Henning Melber, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  161. Prof. Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  162. Dr. Paniz Musawi Natanzi, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, SOAS, University of London, UK
  163. Prof. Dr. emeritus Moshe Zuckermann, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  164. Miss Akudo McGee, PhD Researcher, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  165. Law Professor Xavier Dupré de Boulois, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  166. Dr. Rasha Soliman, Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics, University of Leeds, UK
  167. Dr. Inna Michaeli, Sociologist, Germany
  168. Prof. em. dr. Marc David Dep. Wiskunde, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
  169. Prof. Eva Brems, Head of the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium
  170. Prof. Kanishka Goonewardena, University of Toronto, Canada
  171. Dr. Nozomi Takahashi, Ghent University, Belgium
  172. Prof. Dr. Reinhart Kößler, Germany
  173. Dr. Maya Mikdashi, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, USA
  174. Dr. Jacques Englebert, Lawyer and Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  175. Associate Professor (retired) Robert Kirchner, University of Alberta Linguistics Dept (retired), Independent Jewish Voices Canada, steering committee, Temple Beth Ora Reform Jewish synagogue, board member, Canada
  176. Gordon Doctorow, Ed.D. (adjunct faculty member, Nova Southeastern University—identification purposes only), Canada
  177. Prof. em. Vincent Wertz, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, Belgium
  178. Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Director and Senior Scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies San Francisco State University, USA
  179. Prof. Geert van Loo, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation research Gent, Belgium
  180. Prof. Farid Esack, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  181. Prof. Dr. Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London, UK
  182. Jessica Elias, Tutor in Politics and Culture of the Middle East, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  183. Dr. Helmut Krieger, University of Vienna, Austria
  184. Marc Mormont, Professor, University of Liege, Belgium
  185. Dr. Leander Meuris, Staff scientist, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, Belgium
  186. Dr. Beatriz de Abreu Fialho Gomes, retired Senior Lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria
  187. Stef Craps, Professor of English Literature, Ghent University, Belgium
  188. Prof. em. Dr. Wolf Linder University of Bern, Switzerland
  189. Dr. Hanan Toukan, Bard College Berlin, Germany
  190. Norma Rantisi Professor, Dept. of Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University, Canada
  191.  Marjolein De Pau, PhD Candidate at Ghent University, Belgium
  192. Dr. Dror Warschawski, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
  193. Layal Ftouni, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Critical Theory Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  194. PhD researcher Brigitte Herremans, Law Faculty, Ghent University, Belgium
  195. Dr. Anya Topolski, Associate Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy, Radboud University, The Netherlands
  196. Eric Shragge, Associate Professor (retired) School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University, Montreal Quebec, Canada
  197. Dr. Terri Ginsberg, Assistant Professor of Cinema, Concordia University, Canada
  198. Dr. Ardi Imseis, Assistant Professor of Law Academic Director, International Law Programs Faculty of Law Queen’s University, UK
  199. Mark Ayyash, Associate Professor of Sociology, Mount Royal University, Canada
  200. John King, Associate Adjunct Professor, New York University, USA
  201. Denis Kosseim Philosophy Department CEGEP André-Laurendeau Montréal, Canada
  202. Dr. Todd May, Philosopher, USA
  203. Randa Farah, Associate Professor University of Western Ontario, Canada
  204. Dr. Alexis Merlaud, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium
  205. Michael Rothberg, Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Holocaust Studies, UCLA, USA
  206. Prof. Mark Lance, Department of philosophy, program on justice and peace Georgetown University, USA
  207. Dr. Les Levidow Senior Research Fellow Open University, UK
  208. Dr. Imad Mustafa, University Erfurt, Germany
  209. Dr. Chiara De Cesari, Associate Professor, European and Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  210. Dr. Susan Blackwell Lecturer, Dept of Languages, Literature and Communication, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  211. Dr. Kathrin Thiele, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  212. Prof. Nitzan Shoshan, Centro de Estudios Sociológicos, El Colegio de México, Mexico
  213. Prof. Mandy Turner Professor of Conflict and Peace Studies, University of Manchester, UK
  214. Prof. Dr. Yolande Jansen Socrates Professor for Humanism in Relation to Religion and Secularity at the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the Free University Amsterdam, and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  215. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Peyman Jafari, Princeton University, USA
  216. Dr. Giovanni Picker, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Glasgow, UK
  217. Prof. Adam Hanieh Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies University of Exeter, UK
  218. Dr. Bashir Abu-Manneh Head of English University of Kent, UK
  219. PhD(c) Nadia Silhi Chahin Researcher, University of Edinburgh, UK
  220. Prof. Nicola Pratt, Professor of the International Politics of the Middle East University of Warwick, UK
  221. Daniel A. Segal, Jean M. Pitzer Professor of Anthropology & Professor of History, Pitzer College, Claremont, USA
  222. Dr. Martijn de Koning, Associate Professor Islam Studies Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  223. Mauricio Amar, Professor at the Eugenio Chahuan Center for Arab Studies, University of Chile, Chile
  224. PhD Lina Meruane, Writer and Associate Clinical Professor at New York University, Chile/USA
  225. Omar Jabary Salamanca, FNRS Research Fellow, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  226. Mr. Barry Finnegan, Senior Lecturer & Programme Director at the Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications, Griffith College, Ireland
  227. Suad Joseph Distinguished Research Professor University of California Davis, USA
  228. Professor Karen Till, Maynooth University, Ireland
  229. Prof. dr. Sarah Bracke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  230. Ivan Huber, PhD Prof Emeritus of Biology Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison, NJ, USA
  231. Dr. Nick Riemer, Senior Lecturer, English and Linguistics departments, University of Sydney, Australia
  232. Professor Victor Wallis, Berklee College of Music, USA
  233. William I. Robinson, Distinguished Professor, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA
  234. Sherene Seikaly, Associate Professor, Department of History, Director, Center for Middle East Studies, University of California, Santa BarbaraAuthor, Co-Editor, Journal of Palestine Studies, Co-Editor, Jadaliyya, USA
  235. Dr. Robert Austin Henry, Honorary Associate, Dept. of History University of Sydney, Australia
  236. Viviana Ramírez, BA (Hons), Dip. Ed. Senior Teacher of Spanish & Home Economics (retired) NSW & Queensland Depts. of Education (1980-2016), Australia
  237. David Mond, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Warwick, UK
  238. (Dr) Michael Leonard Furtado, BA(Hons), CertEd(Lond), GradDipRE(ECU), DipSoc(Oxon), MA(WA), PhD(QLD), CertFour (Disability Studies)
  239. Professor Dr. Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University Vienna, Austria
  240. David Klein, Professor of Mathematics California State University Northridge, USA
  241. Dr. Sharae Deckard, Associate Professor in World Literature University College Dublin, Ireland
  242. Ximena de la Barra Mac Donald, Independent scholar UN retiree, Spain
  243. Dr. Larry Haiven, Professor Emeritus, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  244. Howard Winant, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Department of Sociology University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  245. Frances M. Clarke, Associate Professor Frances M Clarke Department of History, University of Sydney, Australia
  246. David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Stanford University, USA
  247. Prof. Gerry Kearns, Professor of Geography Maynooth University, Ireland
  248. David Barkin, Profesor Distinguido, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana – Unidad Xochimilco, Mexico
  249. Sophia Hoffinger, PhD Researcher University of Edinburgh, UK
  250. Dr. Sheryl Nestel, Lecturer in Sociology (retired), University of Toronto, Canada
  251. Assistant Professor Jillian Rogin, University of Windsor, Windsor ON, Canada
  252. Dr. Erella Grassiani University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  253. Margaret Ferguson, Distinguished Professor of English Emerita University of California, Davis, USA
  254. Deborah Cowen, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
  255. Dr. Lamia Moghnieh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  256. Dr. Pepijn Brandon, Assistant Professor Global Economic and Social History Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
  257. Julio Yao, Professor of International Law, International Analyst, Panama
  258. Shahla Razavi, Associate Professor, Mathematics (Retired) Mt. San Jacinto Community College California, USA
  259. Prof. Rami Salameh, Birzeit University, Palestine
  260. Lisa Baraitser, Professor of Psychosocial Theory, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  261. Dr. Sarah El Bulbeisi, Researcher, Lebanon
  262. Leah Galant, Fulbright Scholar, USA
  263. Professor Stephen Frosh, Professor of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  264. Professor Ruba Salih, SOAS, University of London, UK
  265. Prof.  Yosefa Loshitzky, SOAS, University of London, UK
  266. Professor emeritus Moshé Machover, Department of Philosophy, King’s College, London UK
  267. Prof. Daniel Boyarin Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, UC Berkeley (emeritus) and Grus Visiting Professor of Jewish Law, Harvard Law School (2021-2022), USA
  268. Mike Cushman, Research Fellow LSE (rtd), UK
  269. Dr. Lila Sharif, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies. The University of Illinois, USA
  270. Prof. Jonathan Rosenhead, Emeritus Professor of Operational Research, London School of Economics, UK
  271. Esther Romeyn, Senior Lecturer, Center for European Studies, University of Florida, USA
  272. Prof. Candice Breitz, HBK Braunschweig, Germany
  273. Dr. Alyosxa Tudor, Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK
  274. Prof. Yael Politi, B CUBE – Center for Molecular Bioengineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  275. Michael Harris, Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University, USA
  276. Prof. Dina Matar, SOAS, University of London, UK
  277. Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kempf, University of Konstanz Department of Psychology, Germany
  278. Professor Ilan Pappe, Historian, University of Exeter, UK
  279. Professor Jodi Melamed, Marquette University, USA
  280. Dr. Alborz Ghandehari, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies University of Utah, USA
  281. Karma R. Chávez, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, The University of Texas, USA
  282. Eithne Luibhéid, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies University of Arizona, USA
  283. Professor (of American Studies and Anthropology) J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Ph.D. Wesleyan University, USA
  284. Dr. Jacqueline Ismael, Professor Emerita, University of Calgary, Canada
  285. Max Weiss, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies Princeton University, USA
  286. Prof. Caroline Rooney, University of Kent, UK
  287. Anne Meneley, Professor of Anthropology Trent University, Canada
  288. Bárbara Azaola Piazza, Researcher, GRESAM, Spain
  289. Professor James A. Reilly, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations University of Toronto, Canada
  290. Dr. Mazen Masri, Senior Lecturer in Law, City University of London, UK
  291. Michael Taussig, Class of 1933 professor Emeritus of the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, USA
  292. Dr. Angelo Stefanini, Retired Faculty, University of Bologna, Italy
  293. Walid Kazziha, Professor of Political Science, American University in Cairo, Egypt
  294. Anthony Alessandrini, Professor of English & Middle Eastern Studies City University of New York, USA
  295. Prof. Janet C.E. Watson, FBA Co-director of Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems University of Leeds, UK
  296. Prof. Laura Guazzone, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  297. Susan Slyomovics, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures University of California Los Angeles, USA
  298. Nada Moumtaz, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
  299. Dr. Farid Hafez, Researcher, Georgetown University, The Bridge Initiative, USA
  300. Dr. Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, Assistant Professor American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  301. Leila Pourtavaf, Assistant Professor of Global Public History Department of History York University, Canada
  302. Charles E. Butterworth, Emeritus Professor Department of Government & Politics University of Maryland College Park, MD USA
  303. Catherine Cobham, Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Persian, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
  304. Stephen Marmura PhD (he/him) Associate Professor Department of Sociology, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  305. Dr. Paul Kelemen retired academic (formerly of Manchester University UK)
  306. Leonardo Capezzone Associate Professor Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  307. Francesco Zappa Associate Professor, Islamic Studies Sapienza University, Italy
  308. Dr. James Deutsch Faculty, Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  309. Dr. Raz Segal, Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University, USA
  310. Dr. Elaine C. Hagopian, Professor Emerita of Sociology Simmons University (Boston), USA
  311. Dr. Ruth Marshall Associate Professor Departments of Political Science, Study of Religion University of Toronto, Canada
  312. Michael Lambek, FRSC. Professor, University of Toronto Canada
  313. Atalia Omer, Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Keough School of Global Affairs, The University of Notre Dame, USA
  314. Cynthia Franklin, Professor of English, University of Hawai’i, USA
  315. Dr. Claudia Prestel, Professor emerita, Germany
  316. Yasser Munif Associate Professor/ Emerson College, USA
  317. Elsa Wiehe, ED. D. Boston University African Studies Center K-16 Education Program Manager Boston, Ma, USA
  318. Dr. Bram Wispelwey, Instructor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
  319. Nigel C. Gibson Professor, Marlboro Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. Emerson College Boston, USA
  320. Jason A. Springs, Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Peace Studies University of Notre Dame, USA
  321. Dr. Ada Barbaro, Senior lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  322. Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Director, Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability Bethlehem University, Palestine
  323. Mohammad Fadel, Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Canada
  324. Prof. Jawed Siddiqi, Emeritus Professor Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  325. Lora Wildenthal, John Antony Weir Professor of History, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  326. Najat Rahman, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal, Canada
  327. Dr. Sara Roy, Senior Research Scholar Center for Middle Eastern Studies Harvard University, USA
  328. Lawrence Davidson, Professor Emeritus of History, West Chester University, USA
  329. Tareq Y. Ismael, Professor of Political Science and Co-editor of Journal of Contemporary Iraq & the Arab World, University of Calgary, Canada
  330. Prof. Michelle Hartman, McGill University, Québec, Canada
  331. Jane Mchan, retired professor, USA
  332. Vincent Romani, Professor, Department of Political science, UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal), Canada
  333. Prof. Ferhat Kentel, “We Shall Live Together” – Foundation of Education and Social Researches (BAYETAV), General Coordinator, Turkey
  334. Ivar Ekeland, Professor emeritus, former President, the University of Paris-Dauphine Member of the Academia Europea, foreign member of the Academies of Norway and Austria
  335. Ira Dworkin, Associate Professor Texas A&M University, USA
  336. Dr. Ellen Fleischmann, Professor Emerita, University of Dayton, USA
  337. Prof. Nakayike Musisi, History Department, University of Toronto, Canada
  338. Prof. Dr. Karin Kulow Near and Middle East Scientist, Germany
  339. Dr. Hana Masri Fellow Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), USA
  340. Prof. em. Dr. Georg Meggle Analytical Philosopher, Philosophy Department, University Leipzig, Germany
  341. Dr. Hab. Nora Lafi, Historian, Germany
  342. Dr. Sigrid Vertommen, postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University, Belgium
  343. Kate Korycki, Phd Assistant Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Western University, London Ontario, Canada
  344. Amber Jamilla Musser, Professor of English, CUNY/ The Graduate Center, USA
  345. Dr. Katherine Blouin, Associate Professor of History and Classics, University of Toronto, Canada
  346. Prof. John Chalcraft, London School of Economics, UK
  347. Prof. Tim Jacoby, Global Development Institute, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute Treasurer, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, UK
  348. James Godfrey, PhD Researcher, UK
  349. Paul Allies, Professeur Emérite, Université Montpellier, France
  350. Dr. Rinella Cere, College of Social Sciences and Art, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  351. Michael Allan, Associate Professor, University of Oregon, USA
  352. Prof., Dr. iur., Dr. h.c., Stefan Trechsel, Former President, European Commission of Human Rights, former Judge of the ICTY, Switzerland
  353. Dr. Peter E Jones, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  354. Prof. Gadi Algazi Tel Aviv University, Department of History & Minerva Institute for German History, Director, Israel
  355. Dr. Jana Cattien, Assistant Professor in Political and Social Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  356. Dr. Markha Valenta Assistant Professor, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  357. Dr. Grietje Baars, Reader in Law and Social Change, The City Law School, City, University of London, UK
  358. Dr. Leandros Fischer, Assistant Professor for International Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark/Germany
  359. Dr. Sharri Plonski, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  360. Marco Balboni, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy
  361. Dr. Philippe Enclos, Associate professor in law, retired, University of Lille, France
  362. Fabio Marcelli, Research Director of the Institute of International Legal Studies of the National Research Council, Italy
  363. Dr. Max Haiven, Canada Research Chair in the Radical Imagination, Lakehead University, Canada
  364. Dr. Kylie Thomas Researcher, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  365. Hazem Jamjoum, Doctoral Candidate, New York University, UK
  366. Prof. Emerita Marie Kennedy, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  367. Dr. Zvi Bekerman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  368. Dr. Grietje Baars, Reader in Law and Social Change, The City Law School, City, University of London, UK
  369. Rush Rehm, Professor, Theater and Performance Studies, and Classics, Stanford University, Artistic Director, Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT), USA
  370. Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Anthropology & Middle East Studies, Brown University, USA
  371. Prof. Emerita Joan W. Scott, Institute for Advanced Study, USA
  372. Prof. Louise Bethlehem, Associate Professor, Department of English & Chair of Program in Cultural Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  373. Dr. Chris Tilly, Professor of Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles (organization for identification purposes only), USA
  374. Howard Rechavia-Taylor, PhD Candidate at Columbia University in the City of New York, Berlin, Germany
  375. Dr. (EdD), Gordon Doctorow, Retired (Adjunct Nova Southeastern University), Canada
  376. Dr. Mikki Stelder, Marie Sklowdowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, The Netherlands
  377. Prof. Pablo Idahosa, York University, Canada
  378. Prof. Dr. Matthias Haase, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago, USA
  379. Dr. Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Music, University of Birmingham, UK
  380. Dr. Kirsten L. Scheid, Associate Professor, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  381. Prof. Dr. Helga Baumgarten (retired professor at Birzeit University, Palestine), Germany
  382. Andrea Reyes Elizondo, Researcher and PhD candidate, Leiden University, The Netherlands/Mexico
  383.  George Bisharat, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, USA
  384. Dominique Vidal, journalist and historian, France
  385. Alain Gresh, journalist, France
  386. Marlène Tuininga, Activist journalist, France
  387. Pary El-Qalqili, Filmmaker, Germany
  388. Jan Ralske, Filmmaker, Germany
  389. Canan Turan, Film Scholar, Filmmaker and Activist
  390. Lili Sommerfeld, Musician and Activist, Germany
  391. Monika Vykoukal, Accountant, Vienna, Austria
  392. Teresa Bailey, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, UK
  393. Noor Blaas, Research Master’s student in Cultural Anthropology University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  394. Dr. Martin Kemp, Psychoanalyst, UK
  395. Ms Eliana Pinto, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, UK-Palestine Mental Health Network, UK
  396. Annette Feld, Practising Analyst, New Lacanian School, World Association of Psychoanalysis, Israel
  397. Helen Marks, member of Jewish Voice for Labour and Liverpool Friends of Palestine, retired Psychotherapist, UK 
  398. Ruth Orli Moshkovitz, activist, mother and project manager, Vienna, Austria
  399. Fenya Fischler, Another Jewish Voice, Belgium
  400. Dipl.-Psych., Psychoanalyst, Michal Kaiser-Livne, Germany
  401. Iris Hefets, psychoanalyst, Germany
  402. Wieland Hoban, composer and translator, chairman of Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Germany
  403. Raphael Van Laere, Former President of the Académie Royale d’Archéologie de Belgique, Belgium
  404. Suzanne Berliner Weiss, Author and social justice activist, Canada
  405. Kamal Aranki, Finnish Arab Friendship Society, Finland
  406. Sid Shniad, Founding member, Independent Jewish Voices, Canada
  407. Jay Murphy, writer & author, New Orleans, USA
  408. Elizabeth Block, Member of Independent Jewish Voices Canada, Canada
  409. Dr.  Egbert Harmsen, Board member of docP-BDS Netherlands, The Netherlands
  410. Ms Erica Lang, Secretary, North Herts Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK
  411. Laura Prevedello, Assopace Palestina Italia, Italy
  412. Bruce H. Lofquist M.A. Human Rights Advocate, Canada
  413. Peter Leuenberger, Historian, Switzerland
  414. Rachida Lamrabet, Writer and legal practitioner, Belgium
  415. Charlotte Kates, international coordinator, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Canada
  416. Sam Bahour, Writer, businessperson, activist, Palestine
  417. Michael Letwin, Former President, Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW 2325 and Member of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Labor for Palestine, USA
  418. Kathy Bergen, Board member of Canadian Friends of Sabeel and Coordinator of MCEC PIN (Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada Palestine Israel Network), Canada
  419.  Michel Legrand, President of Comité Pour Une Paix Juste Au Proche-Orient, Luxembourg 
  420. Ahmed Abbes, mathematician, Director of research in Paris, France
  421. Drs. Jakob de Jonge, Visual Artist, The Netherlands
  422. Dr. Enrico De Angelis, independent researcher, Italy
  423. Deb Reich Author, No More Enemies Writer/translator Israel
  424. Ms Katherine Priestley, Treasurer, Lewisham Friends of Palestine, UK
  425. Dr. Leonov Hadas, Board member of the Juedische Stimme, Germany 
  426. Michèle Sibony, French Jewish Union for Peace, France
  427. Maha Abdallah, Legal Researcher and Human Rights Advocate, Palestine
  428. Luz Diaz, DJ / Curator/ Community organiser, Room 4 Resistance, Germany
  429. Nicholas Morris Member, Global Network on the Question of Palestine, UK
  430. Doris Ghannam, Activist, Germany
  431. Seth Aubrey Pyenson, Activist, Germany
  432. Solveig Qu Suess, Filmmaker, Researcher and PhD Candidate, Basel University, Switzerland
  433. Ahmed Abed, Lawyer of the BT3P (, Germany
  434. Omar Ashour, Medical intern, University of Maastricht; founding chair, Free Palestine Maastricht, The Netherlands
  435. Franklin Ledezma Candanedo, Journalist, writer and member of the COPASOLPA (Panamanian Committee of Solidarity with the Palestinian People), Panama
  436. Danna Marshall, Student Activist, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  437. Jumana Manna, Artist, Germany
  438. Katharine Halls, Translator, UK
  439. Heiko Schmidt, Bookseller, Germany
  440. David Morgan, Consultant Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, UK
  441. Mohammad Braiwish, Managing Director, TrafQuest Engineering Consulting, United Arab Emirates 
  442. Alisa Gayle-Deutsch, Musician Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
  443. Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, Canada
  444. Deena R. Hurwitz, Independent human rights lawyer, USA
  445. Maj Britt Jensen, Visual Artist and PhD student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia Germany/Canada
  446. Dr. Clemens Messerschmid, independent hydrogeologist, Palestine
  447. Gabi Bieberstein, Spokesperson for the Regional Working Group on Peace and International Politics in North Rhine-Westphalia of DIE LINKE, Member of the National Council of Attac, Germany
  448. Dr. Detlef Griesche, Vice-President of the German-Palestinian Society, Germany
  449. Phil Butland, Commissioning Editor,, Germany
  450. Ursula Mathern, Disarmament and Peace Activist, Germany
  451. Naoual Belakhdar, Political scientist, Germany
  452. Peter Leuenberger, Historian, Switzerland
  453. Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, Black in Berlin, Curator, Norway
  454. Gabriela (Nin) Solis Gutiérrez, Photographer, Mexico
  455. Dror Feiler, Chair, European Jews for a Just Peace, Sweden
  456. Arthur Goodman Diplomatic and Parliamentary Officer, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, UK
  457. Jowan Safadi, Musician, writer and activist, Palestine (AKA Israel)
  458. Michael Warschawski, Activist and Journalist, Chairman of the Alternative Information Center, Jerusalem
  459. Mr Craig Murray, Journalist, former British Ambassador and Rector of the University of Dundee Scotland, UK
  460. Yuval Gal Cohen, Part of JID.Le – Jüdisch Israelischer Dissens Leipzig, Germany
  461. Berna Toprak, PhD Candidate Political Sociology University of Amsterdam, Co-Founder of Muslim women’s collective S.P.E.A.K., The Netherlands
  462. Maria Fernanda Caceres, Lawyer, Chile
  463. Yara Kayyali, Palestine
  464. Jaap Hamburger, Chair for Een Ander Joods Geluid, The Netherlands
  465. Frances Webber, Vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations, London, UK
  466. Michael Sappir, Writer, Germany
  467. Marwa Fatafta, Al-Shabaka, Germany
  468. Esra Ozyurek, UK
  469. Kiefah Muhaisen, Palestinian in Germany
  470. Yehudit Yinhar, Artist, Germany
  471. R. Goossens, Project manager, The Netherlands
  472. Dr. Jennifer Petzen, Social Scientist, Germany
  473. Dr. Kerem Schamberger, political activist, Germany
  474. Dr. Dror Dayan, Senior Lecturer in Media Production, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  475. Roger Waters, Musician/Activist
  476. Dr. Eik Doedtmann, Postdoctoral researcher, Filmuniversity Babelsberg, Germany
  477. John Smith, Artist, Emeritus Professor of Fine Art, University of East London, UK
  478. Lynne Segal, Professor Emerita, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  479. Laura Mulvey, Professor of Film Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  480. Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  481. Miriam Margolyes, actor, UK
  482. Kika Markham, actor, UK
  483. Roy Battersby, television director, UK
  484. Penny Woolcock, screenwriter, director, UK
  485. David Farr, writer, director, UK
  486. Alexei Sayle, comedian, writer, broadcaster, UK
  487. Gillian Slovo, author, UK
  488. Hanan Al-Shaykh, writer, UK
  489. Victoria Brittain, writer, UK
  490. Carmen Callil, publisher, writer, UK
  491. Selma Dabbagh, writer, UK
  492. April De Angelis, playwright, UK
  493. Dr. Rachel Holmes, writer, UK
  494. Brigid Keenan, author, United Kingdom
  495. Dr. Dana Mills, writer, Israel 
  496. Dr. Maggie Gee, novelist, UK
  497. Omar Al-Qattan, Chair, AM Qattan Foundation, UK
  498. Charlotte Prodger, artist, Scotland
  499. Saeed Taji Farouky, filmmaker and educator, UK
  500. Dr. Miranda Pennell, artist, filmmaker, UK
  501. Dr. Daniel O’Gorman, Vice Chancellor Research Fellow in English Literature, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  502. Angela Davis, scholar, activist, US
  503. Dr. Kristina Kolbe, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  504. Dr. Ladan Rahbari, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  505. China Miéville, writer, UK
  506. Sabrina Mahfouz, writer, UK
  507. Gemma Jackson, Production Designer, UK

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