Know the Professor: Uri Davis

  • Converted to Islam and is a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah.[1]
  • Defines himself as “a Palestinian Hebrew national of Jewish origin, anti-Zionist, registered as Muslim and a citizen of an apartheid state – the State of Israel.”[2]
  • Signed a petition urging the American Anthropological Association to convene a vote on boycotting Israeli academia.[3]
  • Spoke at “Israeli Apartheid Week” in South Africa.[4]
  • Signed a petition calling on the Irish government to put pressure on Israel and end trade agreements.[5]
  • 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.”[6]
  • Signed an anti-Israel letter addressed to then UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, accusing Israel of carrying out “ethnic cleansing.”[7]
  • Supported former Ben-Gurion University professor Neve Gordon’s public call to boycott Israel.[8]
  • 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.”[9]
  • Signed a petition accusing Israel of perpetrating “atrocities” in Gaza and urging the United Nations to impose sanctions on Israel.[10]











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