Know the Professor: Neve Gordon

  • Previously taught at Ben-Gurion University.[1]
  • Wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times calling for a boycott of Israel.[2]
  • Wrote an op-ed in The Guardian titled, “Time to boycott Israel.”[3]
  • Wrote an open letter to IDF Chief of Staff, Aviv Kochavi, titled “How Did You Turn Into a War Criminal?”[4]
  • Wrote an article in The Guardian accusing Israel of perpetrating “ethnic cleansing in the Negev.[5]
  • Wrote an op-ed in Al Jazeera stating that “the Passover murder in Gaza is by no means an exception in the long history of Palestinian resistance.”[6]
  • Invited an activist from the anti-Israel NGO “Breaking the Silence” to present a lecture in one of his classes without advance notice.[7]
  • Called three Israeli draft-dodgers who were encouraging BDS “true heroes of Israel.[8]
  • Was one of the contributors to the pro-BDS book “The Case for Sanctions Against Israel.”[9]
  • 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.”[10]
  • 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.”[11]
  • 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.”[12]
  • Signed a petition threatening legal action against the decision to establish then Ariel College in Judea & Samaria into a university.[13]
  • Signed a petition in “support and appreciation” of students and lecturers who illegally refused to carry out their IDF service in Judea & Samaria.”[14]
  • Signed a petition against adding the Ariel University to the Israel Council for Higher Education.[15]
  • Signed a petition to boycott Ariel University because of its location in Judea & Samaria.[16]
  • Signed a petition advocating for the release of terrorist supporter Dareen Tatour, who was arrested and convicted for inciting violence and supporting a terrorist organization.[17]
  • Signed a petition in support of the anti-Zionist organization “Breaking the Silence.”[18]
  • Signed a petition calling to lift the “siege” on Gaza.[19]
  • Wrote multiple anti-Israel academic articles.[20]

[1] https://in.bgu.ac.il/humsos/politics/Documents/StaffCV/Neve_Gordon_CV_2016.pdf

[2] https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-aug-20-oe-gordon20-story.html

[3] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/aug/21/israel-international-boycott

[4] https://www.facebook.com/Smallanim/photos/a.664782513554121/2184489968250027/?type=1&theater

https://www.makorrishon.co.il/nrg/online/1/ART/924/733.html

[5] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/jul/28/ethnic-cleansing-israeli-negev

[6] https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/gaza-passover-massacre-180401075721153.html

[7] https://www.makorrishon.co.il/nrg/online/1/ART2/740/356.html

[8] https://news.walla.co.il/item/1584795

[9] https://www.amazon.com/Case-Sanctions-Against-Israel-ebook/dp/B007HXL1VK

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

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

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

[13] https://www.jpost.com/Israel/Academics-threaten-legal-action-against-university-process-for-Ariel-college

[14]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

[15] http://israeli-academics-for-peace.org.il/%D7%9E%D7%9B%D7%AA%D7%91-%D7%9C%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%A9%D7%99-%D7%94%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%98%D7%90%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%95%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%9B%D7%9C%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%94%D7%90/

[16] https://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/213840

[17] http://bit.ly/2W9Pwzc

[18] http://bit.ly/2m1l51W

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

[20] http://www.bgu.ac.il/~ngordon/Articles.htm

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