Know the Professor: Avi Shlaim

  • Supports and promotes BDS.[1]
  • Vilified Israel at an Oxford Union debate as an “apartheid” state and argued that it is a greater obstacle to peace than Hamas.[2]
  • Signed a petition calling on the Irish government to put pressure on Israel and end trade agreements.[3]
  • Signed an open letter calling on the German government to reject a resolution equating BDS with anti-Semitism. The letter also urged Germany to continue funding organizations, including pro-BDS NGOs, that “peacefully challenge the Israeli occupation” and “expose severe violations of international law.” [4]
  • Signed an open letter accusing Israel of “systematic oppression of the Palestinian people.”[5]

[1] https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/34642

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeRrQihIvxk

[3] http://www.israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=5677&page_data[id]=3840&cookie_lang=en&the_session_id=cb9bee46a1af927d1b3d759257e17cd3

[4] https://bdsmovement.net/news/240-jewish-and-israeli-scholars-german-government-boycotts-are-legitimate-and-non-violent-tool

[5] https://www.juedische-stimme.de/2019/01/17/open-letter-supporting-human-rights-is-not-antisemitic/

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