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]






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