Know the Professor: Daniel Boyarin

  • Supports and promotes BDS.[1]
  • Urged the student senate at his university, UC Berkeley, to adopt a bill to divest from Israel.[2]
  • Repeatedly compared Israel to Nazi Germany and likened Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the Nazi’s treatment of Jews during the Holocaust.[3]
  • A self-defined “anti-Zionist.”[4]
  • 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.”[5]
  • Signed an open letter accusing Israel of “systematic oppression of the Palestinian people.”[6]
  • Signed a letter asserting that “the ‘fog of war’ [against Iraq] could be exploited by the Israeli government to commit further crimes against the Palestinian people, up to full- fledged ethnic cleansing.”[7]
  • Signed a petition in support of Hermann Dierkes, a leader of the Left Wing Party in Germany, who called to boycott Israel.[8]
  • Signed a petition to Barak Obama calling on the United States to divest from Israel and to cease providing it with financial, diplomatic and military support.[9]

[1] http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210749

[2] https://electronicintifada.net/content/berkeley-moral-victory-despite-divestment-vote-loss/8809

[3] http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210749

[4] https://13news.co.il/item/news/magazine/ntr-1183995/

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

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

[7] https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/01/30/15682691.php

[8] http://israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=7003&page_data%5Bid%5D=3840&cookie_lang=en

[9] http://www.israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=6864&page_data[id]=3840&cookie_lang=en&the_session_id=cb9bee46a1af927d1b3d759257e17cd3

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