Know the Professor: Gideon Freudenthal

  • 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.”[1]
  • Signed a petition in support of anti-Semitic British Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and of “end[ing] the occupation and the blockade of Gaza.”[2]
  • Signed a letter accusing Israel of subjecting Palestinians “to life in fearsome ghettos” and demanding international intervention against Israel.[3]
  • Signed a petition accusing Israel of harming the academic freedom of Palestinians. The petition was then used by a pro-boycott organization to “vindicate[e]…its campaign for the institutional boycott of the Israeli academy.”[4]
  • Signed a petition in “support and appreciation” of students and lecturers who illegally refused to carry out their IDF service in Judea & Samaria.”[5]
  • Signed a petition urging international pressure on Israel and accusing it of “killing and wounding of human beings who are exercising their elementary right to claim political freedom.”[6]

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

[2] https://www.jewishvoiceforlabour.org.uk/article/citizens-of-israel-send-letter-of-support-to-corbyn/

[3] http://www.israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=194&page_data%5Bid%5D=178&cookie_lang=en&the_session_id=194b34c1f068f1dd996cd84665abaa3d&BLUEWEBSESSIONSID=de5f0d6df25f0bc04d5fd8065a20aa36

[4] http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=792

[5]http://israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=3105&page_data%5Bid%5D=3841&cookie_lang=he&the_session_id=85626acf2f490e8ccab62531182e40b3&BLUEWEBSESSIONSID=59bb72759c315d82295dcd97e791afb4

[6] http://www.israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=6292

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