Know the Professor: David Harel

  • Serves on the Public Council of the New Israel Fund.[1]
  • Signed an open letter in The Irish Times urging the Government of Ireland to pass the “Occupied Territories Bill” that would ban and criminalize economic support and trade with Israeli businesses in Judea & Samaria.[2]
  • Signed a letter urging the British parliament to recognize a Palestinian state.[3]
  • Co-authored an article in The Guardian urging the international community to “intervene on behalf of Palestinians” and apply “substantive external pressure – political, economic and cultural” on Israel.[4]
  • Signed a petition congratulating the EU on its decision to label Israeli products from Judea & Samaria, and urged “the EU and other world governments to take further steps in this direction.”[5]
  • Signed a petition supporting EU guidelines that exclude funding of Israeli entities active in Judea and Samaria.[6]
  • Signed a petition calling on the UN to force Israel to surrender to Arab separatist demands.[7]
  • 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.” [8]
  • Signed a petition urging the Spanish parliament to recognize a Palestinian state.[9]
  • Sits on the advisory board of NoArielTies, an organization working to boycott Ariel University because of its location in Judea & Samaria.[10]
  • Signed a petition calling to lift the “siege” on Gaza.[11]

[1] https://nif.org.il/people/

[2] https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/the-occupied-territories-bill-1.4246708

[3] https://knowbdsinisrael.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Letter-to-British-parliament.pdf

[4] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/israelis-call-world-intervene-behalf-palestinians

[5] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2014_2019/documents/dpal/dv/israelipetition/israelipetitionen.pdf

[6] http://www.eccpalestine.org/israeli-petition-supporting-eu-guidelines-on-funding-of-israeli-entities/

[7] http://maki.org.il/%D7%A2%D7%A6%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%94-%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A2%D7%A6%D7%AA-%D7%94%D7%91%D7%99%D7%98/

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

[9] http://maki.org.il/%D7%99%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%A8-%D7%9E-500-%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%A4%D7%A0%D7%95-%D7%9C%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%98-%D7%94%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%93%D7%99-%D7%99%D7%A9-%D7%9C/

[10] https://noarielties.org/advisory-board/

[11] https://sites.google.com/site/verapetition/

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