Know the Professor: Rachel Giora

  • Promotes the boycott of Israel.[1][2]
  • A member of the “BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within” movement.[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 a petition to boycott Ariel University because of its location in Judea & Samaria.[5]
  • Signed a petition in “support and appreciation” of students and lecturers who illegally refused to carry out their IDF service in Judea & Samaria.”[6]
  • Signed a letter accusing Israel of subjecting Palestinians “to life in fearsome ghettos” and demanding international intervention against Israel.[7]
  • Signed a petition accusing Israel of the “slaughter of large numbers of wholly innocent people” in Gaza.[8]
  • Signed a petition calling on the UN to pressure Israel into surrendering to Hamas’ demands.[9]
  • 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.”[10]
  • Signed a letter congratulating the Canadian Union of Public Employees for boycotting Israel.[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 advocating for the release of terrorist supporter Dareen Tatour, who was arrested and convicted for inciting violence and supporting a terrorist organization.[13]
  • Signed a petition urging “massive intervention by the international community” against “Israel’s atrocities.”[14]
  • Signed a petition urging Duke University to cancel a talk by former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who they labeled a war criminal.[15]
  • Signed a petition calling to lift the “siege” on Gaza.[16]
  • Petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court to force the government to disclose the identities of the foreign law firms hired by the state to fight BDS.[17]
  • Signed an open letter denouncing Boston’s Museum of Science for co-sponsoring and hosting an exhibit on Israeli innovation, calling it an attempt to “deflect attention from [Israel’s] atrocious human rights record and fundamentally discriminatory policies.” The letter also accused the Technion of developing “technologies of death” used against Palestinians.”[18]

[1] http://www.israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=7741&page_data[id]=7825&userid=&cookie_lang=en%20&BLUEWEBSESSIONSID=cb43f292a08c62d7c01cc1bafb69fe4b

[2] https://www.maariv.co.il/news/politics/Article-480425

[3] http://boycottisrael.info/content/israel-must-change-or-collapse-impact-bds

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

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

[6]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

[7] 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

[8] http://haimbresheeth.com/gaza/an-open-letter-to-israel-academics-july-13th-2014/statement-by-israeli-academics-july-2014/

[9] http://www.eccpalestine.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Ceasefire-Petition-by-Israeli-Citizens-to-the-EU-1.pdf

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

[11] http://www.israel-academia-monitor.com/index.php?type=large_advic&advice_id=3263&page_data%5Bid%5D=178&cookie_lang=en&the_session_id=650ab1362d2bb5127114baf9cf37a7ee

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

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

[14] http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=917

[15] https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/cancel-livni

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

[17] https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190923-israelis-petition-court-to-force-government-disclosure-of-law-firms-hired-to-fight-bds/

[18] https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3886094,00.html

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