Statements by University Leaders and Faculty

Statements by University Leaders

Below are selected statements, letters, petitions, and special initiatives by senior campus administrators and faculty against academic boycotts of Israel and other BDS campaigns, and in defense of free speech and academic freedom:


Statements by Faculty

The following are select letters and petitions by university faculty opposing BDS, anti-Zionism, and antisemitism on campus.


University of Haifa Affiliations

There is a standing invitation for all AEN members to become Affiliated Professors at the University of Haifa, part of a movement to oppose attempts to boycott Israeli institutions. By becoming affiliated with an Israeli university, affiliated professors convey this message to would-be boycotters: “If you boycott Israeli academia, you are boycotting me.”



Israel and the Academy

Israel and the Academy is a resource seeking to combat the delegitimization of Israel through education and information. It provides academic content written by faculty members on a diverse variety of topics, including Israeli history and culture, Jewish studies, and the conflict in the Middle East. Its Advisory Board includes 14 AEN members.

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