Know the Professor: Yali Amit

  • Moderated a pro-BDS conference at the University of Chicago organized by “Students for Justice in Palestine” titled, “From South Africa to Israel: The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement.”[1]
  • During the Second intifada, Amit signed an open letter describing Palestinian violence as “a legitimate revolt against colonial occupation.”[2]
  • Lobbied the congressman representing his district not to participate in a trip to Israel.[3]
  • Signed a letter to the Dean of Students at Fordham University condemning the university’s decision to block the pro-BDS group “Students for Justice in Palestine” from forming. [4]
  • Signed a petition urging other academics and intellectuals to protest the “war crimes by the Israeli government.”[5]
  • Spoke out against arrest of Imad Ahmad Barghouti, a pro-Hamas professor who was charged with incitement.[6]

[1] https://imti.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Yali-Amit-BDS.png

[2]https://web.archive.org/web/20110721142849/http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/art.php?aid=592

[3] https://fpif.org/robbing_peter_to_pay_israel/

[4]https://static1.squarespace.com/static/548748b1e4b083fc03ebf70e/t/58c1994ba5790ae223fbbf81/1489082707248/JVP+letter+to+Fordham+University.pdf

[5] https://newsoftheworldnews.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/an-open-letter-to-israel-academics-july-13th-2014/

[6] https://www.facebook.com/watch/?t=10&v=10154190511739717

https://usacbi.org/2016/05/open-letter-on-behalf-of-professor-imad-ahmad-barghouthi/

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