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[eccr] University Professors Call for European Boycott of Links with Israel

Mon Apr 08 11:18:01 GMT 2002

University Professors Call for European Boycott of Links with Israel
 Press Release - dateline Saturday 6th April

University Professors call for European boycott of research and cultural
links with Israel

As of noon on Friday, more than 120 university academics and researchers
from across Europe had signed during the course of three days, an open
letter, presented for publication in The Guardian, calling for a moratorium
on all future cultural and research links with Israel at European or
national level until such time as the Israeli government abide by UN
resolutions and open serious peace negotiations with the Palestinians along
the lines of the recent Saudi peace plan.
The signatories include more than 90 from the UK, amongst them 43 university
professors including some of the country's leading natural and social
scientists. The list includes one signatory from within Israel itself. Other
signatories are from Eire, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland,
Italy, Norway, Portugal,Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

For further information contact either:
Professor Hilary Rose ((h.rose /at/
or Professor Steven Rose ((s.p.r.rose /at/
telephone 0207 713 1709

The full text of the letter and list of signatories follows:


Despite widespread international condemnation for its policy of violent
repression against the Palestinian people in the Occupied Territories,
the Israeli government appears impervious to moral appeals from world
leaders. The major potential source of effective criticism, the United
States, seemsreluctant to act. However there are ways of exerting
pressure from within Europe. Odd though it may appear, many national and
European cultural and research institutions, including especially those
funded from the EU and the European Science Foundation, regard Israel as a
European state for the purposes of awarding grants and contracts.
(No other Middle Eastern state is so regarded). Would it not therefore
be timely if at both national and European level a moratorium was called
upon any further such support unless and until Israel abide by UN
resolutions and open serious peace negotiations with the Palestinians,
along the lines proposed in many peace plans including most recently
that sponsored by the Saudis and the Arab League.

Signatories (alphabetically by country as of 16.00 5th April)

Note all signatories are signing in a personal capacity; institutional
affiliations are given only for identification purposes


1- Ainley, Dr Patrick, ,University of Greenwich
2- Aleksander, Professor Igor, Imperial College London
3- Banks, Dr Sarah, University of Durham
4- Bateson, Professor Patrick FRS, Provost Kings College, Cambridge
5-  Beckford, Dr Jim, University of Warwick
6- Bendelow, Dr Gill, University of Warwick
7- Bennett, Professor Tony, Open University
8- Birke, Dr Lynda, University of Lancaster
9-Blakemore, Professor Colin FRS, Oxford University
10-Blankenburg, Dr Stephanie, SOAS, London
 11-Breugel, Professor Irene, Middlesex University
 12-Brunner, Dr Eric, University College London
13- Burton, Professor Emerita Leone, Birmingham University
14-  Caddel, Dr Richard, Durham University
15- Cockburn, Cynthia, City University
 16- Cohen, Professor Robin, Warwick, currently University of Cape Town
17-Crompton, Professor Rosemary, City University, London
18- David, Professor Miriam, Keele University
19- Dawkins, Professor Richard FRS, Oxford University
20- Dore, Dr Elizabeth, University of Southampton
21- Duckett, Professor Jeff, Queen Mary University of London
22- Ellison, Dr Nick, University of Durham
23- Edmondson, Linda, Birmingham University
24- Edmondson,  William, Birmingham University
25- Ettore, Professor Elizabeth,  Plymouth University
26- Fine, Dr Robert Warwick university
27-Fletcher, Dr John, Warwick University
28-Fonagy, Professor Peter, University College London
29-Fox, Edward London (writer)
30-Ginn, Dr Jay Surrey University
31- Glendinning, Victoria London (writer) >
32-Gregory, Professor Richard FRS, BristolUniversity
33- Hakimian, Dr Hassan, SOAS, London
34-Healey, Dr Peter SPSGLondon
35- Himmelweit, Dr Sue, Open University
36-Hobson, Professor Marian,London University
37-Honderich, Emeritus Professor Ted, University College, London
38-Humphrey, Professor Nicholas, London School ofEconomics
39- Hunter, Professor Lynette, Leeds University
40-Kamminga, Dr Harmke,Cambridge University
41-Karmiloff-Smith, Professor Annette, Institute of ChildHealth, London
42- Kuper, Richard, Hatfield University
43- Laven, Dr David,University of Reading
44-Lawler, Dr Stephanie, University of Durham
45- Law, Professor John, Lancaster University
46-Lister, Professor Ruth,Loughborough University
47-Macpherson, Rev. Duncan, St Mary's UniversityCollege,University of Surrey
48-McRobbie, Professor Angela, Goldsmith's College London
49-Merck, Professor Mandy, Royal Holloway and BedfordCollege
50-Messkoub, Dr Mahmood, University of Leeds
51-Midgley, Dr. Mary,retired Newcastle University (philosopher)
52-Mileusnic, Dr Radmila,OpenUniversity
53- Moon, Dr Claire, University of Kent
54-Moore, Professor Robert, Liverpool University
55-Murcott, > Professor Anne, Nottingham University
56-Murphy, > Professor Sean, Nottingham University
57-Orun, Dr Ahmed, BirminghamUniversity
58- Osborne, Professor Peter, Middlesex University
59-Phillips, Dr. Sarah, University of Durham Press,
60- Dr Ron (engineer, retired)
61-Preston,  Dr Rosemary, University of Warwick
62-Rangwala, Dr Glen, Trinity College,Cambridge
63-Rivera, Consuela, University of Lancaster
64-Rose,  Professor Hilary, City University London >
65-Rose, Professor Nikolas, Goldsmith's College London
66- Rose, Professor Steven, Open University
67- Rosen,Michael, London (writer and broadcaster)
68-Rowley, Professor Gwyn (retired)
 69-Russell, Professor Willie, FRSE, University of St Adrews
 70-Ryan, Dr Mark, Birmingham University
71-Salter, Professor Brian, University of East Anglia
72- Samuels, Professor Andrew, Essex University
73- Sassoon, Professor Anne Showstack, Kingston University
74- Savage, Dr Wendy, London Hospital (retired)
75-Scott, Professor Sue, Durham University
76- Segal, Professor Graeme, All Souls, Oxford
77-Segal, Professor Lynne, Birkbeck College,London
78-Shakespeare, Dr Tom, Life Centre, Newcastle
79Shackle,  Dr Emma, Plater College Oxford
80-Shire, Dr George, Open University
81-Shuker,  Professor David, Open University
82-Sinha, Professor Martin, Southampton University
83- Sloman, Professor Aaron,Birmingham
84- Smith, Dr Paul, University of Keele
85- Solomon, Professor Joan, Open University
86- Taylor, Dr Paul, Warburg Institute, London
87-Tozer, David, Peterborough, Cambridge University
88-Treacher, Dr Amal, Birkbeck College, London
89- Tudge, Dr Colin, London (writer and broadcaster)
90-Ward, Dr Helen, Imperial College London
91-Yao, Professor Xin, Birmingham University
92- Yuval-Davis, Professor Nira, University of Greenwich


- Lynch, Dr Marina, Trinity College Dublin
 - Regan, Professor Ciaran, University College Dublin


-Sinha, Dr Chris,Technical University, Copenhagen
- Hearn. Professor Jeff, School of Economics, Helsinki


- Levy-Leblond, Professor Jean-Marc, Nice University
- Cobb, Dr Matthew, Laboratoire d'Ecologie, Paris
 -Ohlsson-Malek, Dr Fairouz, CNRS, Paris

- Reymann, Professor Klaus, Magdeburg
- Frey, Professor Julietta, Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg


- Vilhjalmsson, Professor Thorsteinn, University of Iceland
- Sigurdsson, Dr Skuli, University of Iceland

- Frontali, Professor Nora, ISS, Rome
- Mengheri, Elena, INRAN, Rome
- Minicozzi, Dr Velia, University of Tor Vergata, Rome
- Murgia, Dr Chiara, INRAN, Rome
- Ranaldi, Dr Giulia, INRAN, Rome
- Turrini, Dr Aida, INRAN, Rome
- Vladikas, Dr Anastassios, INFN, Rome


- Jablonka, Professor Eva, Tel-Aviv University

- Andersen Professor Per, Oslo University
- Fjelland, Professor Ragnar, Bergen University
- Waerness, Professor Kari, Bergen University


- Matos, Dr Augusta, Instituto Nacional de Engenharia, Lisbon
- Queiroz, Professor Clara, ( retired)University of Lisbon


- Ferrus, Professor Alberto, Cajal Institute, Madrid


- Elzinger, Professor Aant, University of Goteborg
- Esseveld, Professor Johanna, University of Lund
- Holmquist, Associate Professor, Ingrid, University of Goteborg
- Karfve, Professor Eva, University of Malmo
-  Nilsson, Professor Arne, University of Goteborg
- Therborn, Professor Goran, Swedish Collegium for Advanced  Study in the
Social Sciences, Uppsala
- Wellin, Professor Stellan,  University of  Goteborg


- Lipp, Professor Hans-Peter, Zurich University Maranta, Dr Alessandro, ETH,

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