A joint project of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP); US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI); and the Association of Academics for the Respect of International Law in Palestine (AURDIP)

Open Letter on Behalf of Professor Imad Ahmad Barghouthi

Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister of Israel

Prime Minister’s Office

3 Kaplan St. Hakirya

Jerusalem 91950, Israel

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu:

We are writing to urge you to order the immediate release of Dr. Imad Ahmad Barghouthi from Israeli military custody. 

Dr. Barghouthi, a Palestinian resident of the West Bank, is an astrophysicist and professor of physics at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem.  He was reportedly arrested by Israeli soldiers at the military checkpoint at Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, northwest of Ramallah on 24 April 2016.  The Times of Israel reported that "neither the IDF nor Israel Police would comment on the matter, and it remains unclear which branch of the Israeli security forces was responsible for his arrest."  The Palestine Information Center reported that on 2 May 2016, "An Israeli court ... issued an administrative detention order against Professor Barghouthi " [1].  Professor Barghouthi is being held without charge [2],  a serious violation of human rights.

As described in the journal Nature, Professor Barghouthi was previously arrested without charge by Israeli Border Police on 6 December 2014 when he attempted to cross the border from the West Bank to Jordan to board a flight to the United Arab Emirates so that he could attend a meeting of the Arab Union of Astronomy and Space Sciences, an organization he helped to found [3]. 

Professor Barghouthi's attorney at that time, Jawad Boulos, alleged that Dr. Barghouthi was arrested because of his statements in support of Palestinian activities during Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip the previous summer, and that during  interrogations Dr. Barghouthi was asked what statements he wrote on Facebook and what he said on television in opposition to the Israeli occupation [3].  Following letters of protest from international scientific organizations, including the Committee of Concerned Scientists in the United States, Dr. Barghouthi was released on 22 January 2015 [4].

The re-arrest of Professor Barghouthi is part of a broader pattern of disruption and suppression of Palestinian educational systems. The University of Gaza has been bombed multiple times [5]. Birzeit University in the West Bank has been closed down at least 15 times by the Israeli military, and its former president, Dr. Hanna Nasir, a physicist, was deported and remained in exile for 19 years.  Arrests of faculty and students, in some cases because of Facebook posts in opposition to military occupation, have continued into 2016 [6].  Israel has destroyed or damaged hundreds of Palestinian schools, even kindergartens [7].

Article 26 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Israel is a signatory, grants all people the right to education.  We urge you henceforth to respect those principles and to order the immediate release of Professor Imad Barghouthi.


Organizers of this Letter (alphabetically listed):

Ahmed Abbes
Directeur de recherche au CNRS,
CNRS & IHES, Paris France

Chandler Davis
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
University of Toronto

Michael Harris
Professor, Mathematics
Columbia University

David Klein
Professor, Mathematics
California State University Northridge

Mario Martone, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral scholar, Department of Physics
University of Cincinnati

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Physics
University of Washington, Seattle

Other Signers (unordered)
David Palumbo-Liu
Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor
Stanford University

Rabab Abdulhadi
Associate Professor, Race and Resistance Studies
San Francisco state University
S. Akshay
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mira Ariel
Professor, Linguistics
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Aiyalam Balachandran
Emeritus Professor, Physics
Syracuse University
Viviane Baladi
Directeur de recherche au CNRS,
NRS & UPMC, Paris, France
Suratno Basu
Research Scholar, Mathematics
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Rajendra Bhatia
Indian Statistical Institute
New Delhi, India
David Blanc
Professor, Mathamatics
University of Haifa, Israel
Felice Blake
Assistant Professor, English
UC Santa Barbara
Freeman Dyson
Professor, Physics
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Michael W. Busch
Research Scientist, SETI Institute, Mountain View California USA
Ana Cristina Cadavid
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University Northridge
Miguel Campiglia
Assistant Professor, Physics
Universidad de la Rep?blica, Uruguay
Peter Collas
Emeritus Professor, Physics
California State University Northridge
Noam Chomsky
Institute Professor, Emeritus,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Helen Cox
Director, Institute for Sustainability, Professor, Geography
California State University Northridge
Chandan Dalawat
Professor, Mathematics
Harish-Chandra Research Institute
Angela Y. Davis
Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz
Kisha Delain
Adjunct Faculty, Physics Department
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Jacobo Diaz-Polo
Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Rabia Djellouli
Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
California State University Northridge
Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Phyics
University of Colorado Boulder
Deepak D'Souza
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Indian Institute of Science
Madhumita Dutta
PhD Student, Human Geography
Durham University
Ivar Ekeland
Professor Emeritus & former President of Paris-Dauphine University, Mathematics
Paris-Dauphine University, France
Emmanuel Farjoun
Professor, Mathematics
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Johanna Fernandez
Assistant Professor, History
Baruch College, CUNY
Avner Giladi, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Islamic Studies, Department of Middle Eastern History
University of Haifa, Israel
Amit Gilutz
Visiting Professor, Music
University of New Orleans
Rachel Giora
Professor, Linguistics
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sherna Berger Gluck
Emerita Director, Oral History
California State University Long Beach
Catherine Goldstein
Directrice de recherch_,
CNRS & IMJ-PRG, Paris, France
Mary W. Gray
Professor, mathematics and statistics
American University, Washington DC
Christian Haesemeyer
Professor, Pure Mathematics
University of Melbourne
Harry Hellenbrand
Provost Emeritus,
California State University Northridge
Reuben Hersh
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
University of New Mexico
Renée Hlozek
Assistant Professor , Astrophysics
University of Toronto
Jennifer L. Hoffman
Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Denver
Hala Iqbal
Post-doctoral Fellow, Chemical Biology
Rockefeller University
Nabil Iqbal
Postdoctoral Scholar, Theoretical Physics
University of Amsterdam
Deepak Iyer
Assistant Professor, Physics
Bucknell University
Dileep Jatkar
Professor, Physics
Harish-Chandra Research Institute. Allahabad, India
Adam M. Jacobs
PhD Candidate, Physics
Stony Brook University
Nirmalya Kajuri
Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Physics
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Tamar Katriel
Professor, Department of Communication
University of Haifa, Israel
Neal Koblitz
Professor, Mathematics
University of Washington, Seattle
Scott Kurashige
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington, Bothell
Alok Laddha
Assistant faculty, Physics
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Kiese Laymon
Professor, English and Creative Writing
University of Mississippi
Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond
Emeritus Professor , Physics
Universit? de Nice, France
Say-Peng Lim
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University Northridge
Elena Long
Post Doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Physics
University of New Hampshire
Dr. Anat Matar
Philosophy Department,
Tel Aviv University, Israel
William Messing
Professor, School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
Jessica Metcalfe
Assistant Physicist, High Energy Physics Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Ralf Meyer
Professor, Mathematics
Universität Göttingen
R. James Milgram
Emeritus Professor, Mathematics
Stanford University
Elisabeth A.C. Mills
Jansky Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher
Steward Observatory and Department of Astronomy
University of Arizona
Chandra Kant Mishra
Post-doctoral fellow, Astrophysics
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Clément Mouhot
Professor, Mathematical physics
University of Cambridge
David Mumford
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Brown University, Fields Medal 1974
Chiara R. Nappi
Emeritus Professor, Physics
Princeton University
Gautham Narayan
Postdoctoral Scientist,
National Optical Astronomy Observatory & The University of Arizona
Raghavendra Nyshadham
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Harish-Chandra Research Institute
Andrew O'Bannon
Senior Researcher, Theoretical Physics
University of Southampton
Joseph Oesterle
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
University of Paris 6
Joseph Osmundson
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology
New York University
Avraham Oz
Professor, Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature
University of Haifa, Israel
Gina Passante
Assistant Professor, Physics
California State University Fullerton
Kobi Peterzil
Professor, Mathematics
University of Haifa, Israel
Edie Pistolesi
Professor, Art
California State University Northridge
Arnab Priya
Graduate student, Theoretical Physics
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Jaikumar Radhakrishnan
Professor, Computer Science
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Madhusudhan Raman
Graduate Student, Theoretical Physics
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Vijay Ravikumar
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Julie Rathbun
Professor, Physics
University of Redlands
Thomas Sean Rice
PhD student, Department of Astronomy
University of Michigan
William I. Robinson
Professor, Sociology, Global Studies, and Latin American Studies
University of California at Santa Barbara
Jerry Rosen
Professor, Mathematics
California State University Northridge
Rafael Sánchez
Visiting professor, Condensed Matter Physics
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Lionel Schwartz
Professor, Mathematics
Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France
Ananth Shankar
PhD student, Mathematics
Harvard University
Arul Shankar
Benjamin Pierce Fellow, Mathematics
Harvard University
Shiva Shankar
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Sundar Shanmugasundaram
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Kobi Snitz
Department of Neurobiology
Weizmann institute, Israel
Alessondra Springmann
Graduate Research Assistant,, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
Steven Sperber
Professor, Mathematics
University of Minnesota
Viakalathur Sunder
Professor, Mathematics
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
Joshua Tan
FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellow, Instituto de Astrof?sica, Pontificia
Universidad Cat?lica de Chile
Robert Trivers
Professor, Anthropology and Biological Sciences
Rutgers University
Sarah Tuttle
Researcher, McDonald Observatory
University of Texas at Austin
Bruno Vallette
Professor, Mathematics
Université Paris Nord XIII
Sushmita Venugopalan
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
Shirley Yap
Associate Professor, Mathematics
California State University East Bay
Eva Jablonka
Professor, Cohn Institute for the History of Philosophy of Science and Ideas
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Rima Najjar
Assistant Professor (retired), English
Al-Quds University
Orayb Najjar
Professor Emerita, Communication
Northern Illinois Univ. DeKalb
Peter Lake
Associate Professor , Rural Family Medicine
University of British Columbia
Adam Miyashiro
Assistant Professor of Literature , Literature
Stockton University
khader Abu Alia
Lec Lecturer , Language Center
Al quds university
Sunaina Maira
Professor, Asian American Studies
UC Davis
Diane Fujino
Professor, Asian American Studies, Director, Center for Black Studies Research
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Michael Ritter
Counselor Faculty, Health Promotion & Wellness
San Francisco State University
Philip Argyres
Professor, Physics
University of Cincinnati
Vincent Calvetti Jr
Graduate Student, Jewish Studies , Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Peter Spitzform
Associate Library Professor, Bailey-Howe Library
University of Vermont
Jonathan Graubart
Professor, Political Science
San Diego State University
Noam Perry
Lecturer, Justice Studies
San Jose State University
Marilyn Hacker
Professor Emerita, French
CUNY Graduate Cemter
T.M. Scruggs
Professor Emeritus, Music
University of Iowa
Susan Joseph Rack
Field Education Supervisor, Field Education
Princeton Theological Seminary
Elmer Tory
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Computer Science
Mount Allison University
Joan Scott
Professor Emerita, School of social acience
Institute for advanced Study
Miriam Lowi
Professor , Political Science
The College of New Jeraey
Lana Povitz
Doctoral Candidate, History
New York University
Marie Kennedy
Professor Emeritus, College of Public and Community Service
University of Massachusetts Boston
Steve Breyman
Professor, STS
Anna Watts
Associate Professor, Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy
University of Amsterdam
Amy Hagopian
Associate Professor, Public Health
Univ of Washington Seattle
Edward Curtis
Millennium Chair of Liberal Arts & Professor, Religious Studies
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Isaac Christiansen
Adjunct Instructor , Sociology
Grand View University
Hilarie Ashton
Graduate Teaching Fellow, English
CUNY Graduate Center
Lynne Joyrich
Professor, Modern Culture and Media
Brown University
Ken Olum
Research Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Tufts University
Joel Weisberg
Stark Professor of Physics & Astronomy & Natural Sciences
Carleton College
Bluma Goldstein
professor emerita, Germanic Studies
univ. of California, Berkeley
David Dubnau
Professor, Public Health Research Institute
New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
Celine Grenier
Instructor, ESL
Evergreen Valley
Laura De Vos
graduate student, English
University of Washington
Professor David Chadwick
Professor of Information Systems Security, School of Computing
University of Kent
Marcia Davitt
Postdoc Researcher, Science, Technology & Society
Virginia Tech
Andrew Gutierrez
Professor Emeritus, Ecosystem Science
University of California
Victoria Scowcroft
Senior Research Analyst, The Observatories
Carnegie Institution for Science
Marina Krikorian
Project Coordinator, Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
Elsa Auerbach
Professor , Liberal Arts
UMass Boston
Eve Spangler
Associate Professor, Sociology
Boston COllege
baruch boxer
Professor Emeritus, uman Ecology/Environmental Science/Geography
Rutgers University
Ellen Oxfeld
Professor of Anthropology , Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Middlebury College
Rico Chenyek
PhD Candidate, Institute of Communications Research
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Karakashian
Research Associate (retired), Animal Behavior
The Rockefeller Uviversity
Alejo Stark
PhD student, Astronomy
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Bryan Terrazas
Graduate Student, Astronomy
Darlene May
Full Professor, Romance Languages
Wake Forest University
Jodi Melamed
Associate Professor, English
Marquette University
Yali Amit
Professor, Statistics
University of Chicago
Joanna Rankin
Professor, Physics and Astronomy
University of Vermont USA
Amit Gilutz
Visiting Professor, Music
University of New Orleans
Clea McNeely
Associate Professor, Public Health
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ammiel Alcalay
Professor, Classical, Middle Eastern & Asian Languages & Cultures
Queens College/CUNY
Laura Goldblatt
Postdoctoral Fellow , Global Studies
University of Virginia
Ronald Santoni
Maria Theresa Barney Chair Emeritus, Philosophy
Denison University,and Clare Hall,Cambridge U
Manzar Foroohar
Professor, History
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Dan Sinykin
Assistant Professor, English
Grinnell College
Ivan Huber
Pro. Eemeritus, Biology
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., New Jersey, USA
Michael Thaddeus
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Columbia University
Judith Norman
Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy
Trinity University
Valentino Bianco
Doctor, Physics
University of Vienna
Eugenie Dubnau
Dr, Microbiology
Rutgers University
E. James Lieberman
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
Geo. Washington U. School of Medicine
Willie van Peer
Full Professor, Languages and Literatures
University of Munich
Rosaura Sanchez
Professor, Literature
University of California, San Diego
Fred Dallmayr
Professor Emeritus, Politica Science
University of Notre Dame
Jonathan Rosenhead
Emeritus Professor, Management
London School of Economics
Scott Trager
Professor , Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
University of Groningen
Ann Sætnan
Professor, Dept of Sociology and Political Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Tom and Sara Mayer
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
University of Colorado at Boulder
Wendilyn Emrys
Graduate Student, Mythological Studies/Depth Psychology
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Brinkley Messick
Professor, Anthropology
Columbia University
Adriana Ponce
Associate professor, School of music
Illinois Wesleyan University
Lawrence Moss
Professor, Mathematics
Indiana University, Bloomington USA
Marit Stromberg
PhD Student, Geography, Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Birkbeck College, University of London
Alicia Ostriker
Professor, English
Rutgers University
Mark LeVine
Professor, History
UC Irvine
Peter Meyer
Professor emeritus, Urban and Public Affairs
University of Louisville
Roshni Rustomji-Kerns
Professor Emerita, Hutchins School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sonoma State University
Lisa Stampnitzky
Dr., Politics
University of Sheffield
Deborah Wood
Dept Chair, History
Westtown School
Rana Bishara
Visual artist , Visual art department
Dal al kalima university college
Shari Stone-Mediatore
Professor , Philosophy
Ohio Wesleyan University
Susy Zepeda
Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies
UC Davis
george salem
Associate Professor, biokinesiology
university southern california
Joel Beinin
Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, History
Stanford University
Gary Brooks
Professor of Practice (retired), Political Science
Tulane University
Corinne Sutter-Brown
Independent Scholar, History
Rochster, NY
Jose Martinez Torrejon
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Queens College/CUNY
Philip Metres
Professor , English
John Carroll University
Eva Cherniavsky
Professor, English
University of Washington
mohib Durrani
Professor, Engineering, Physics, Astronomy
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Leslie Patrick
Associate Professor, History
Bucknell University
Lorraine Malcoe
Associate Professor, Zilber School of Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Simona Sawhney
Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
IIT-Delhi, New Delhi
Adam Koranyi
Distinguished Professor, Mathematics
CUNY, Lehman College
Alan Wald
Professor Emeritus, English
University of Michigan
Jenn Olejarczyk
PhD Student, Psychology
University of South Carolina
Adrian Lucy
Graduate Research Fellow, Dept. of Astronomy
Columbia University
James Deutsch
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Ken Ross
Prof. Emeritus, Political Science
Adrian Colleege MI
Gordon Beeferman
PhD graduate fellow/teaching assistant, Music
New York University
Gillian Rodgers
Graduate research assistant, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Richard Wahl
Professor, Pediatrics
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Kolo Wamba
Visiting professor , Liberal Arts and Sciences
DeVry University
Marwan Rashed
Professor, Philosophy
Sorbonne, Paris
roshdi rashed
Directeur de recherche CNRS, philosophie
CNRS Paris
Carol Murry
Doctor, Public Health
University of Hawai'i, retired
Francine Mazière
professeur émérite, linguistique
Université Paris 13
Sonya Rose
Professor Emerita, History
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Richard Seaford
Professor, Classics and Ancinet History
Unversity of Exeter
Ingo Dr. Roer
Prof. emerit., Department 4 (Gesundheit und Soziale Arbeit)
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Viktoria Metschl
Mag.phil., Department for Film and Media Studies
University of Vienna
Michel Habib
Professor, Banking and Finance
University of Zurich
Martin Billeter
Emeritus Professor Molecular Biology, Inst. of Mol Life Sc.
Miriam Ben Baruch
BEd, Education
Seminar Hakibutsim
James Dickins
Prof., Dept. of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Easter Studies
University of Leeds
David Comedi
Professor, Physics Department
National University of Tucumán
Elyse Crystall
Senior Lecturer, English & Comp Lit
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Marilyn Neimark
Professor Emerita, Accountancy
Baruch College,The City University of New York
Mohamad Issa
Professor, Physics
Yael Ben-zvi
Senior lecturer, Foreign Literatures
Ben-Gurion University
Rebecca Subar
Adjunct Professor (RPT), Peace and Conflict Studies
West Chester University
Natalie Zemon Davis
Professor Emeritus, History
Princeton University
Robert Riehemann
Professor, Mathematics and Physics
Thomas More College
Adrian Carmona
Post-doctoral fellow, Theoretical Physics Department
Erik T Karlson
Professor emeritus, Astronomy and Space Physics
Uppsala University, Sweden
Rela Mazali
Independent Scholar, Independent Scholar
Independent Scholar
Harry Ramirez
Dr., Physics
Coulumbia Univercity
Steven Sperber
Professor, Mathematics
University of Minnesota
Michel Gros
Chargé de Recherche , Mathematics
Université de Rennes I
Catriona Esquibel
Associate Professor, Race and Resistance Studies
San Francisco State University
David Rohrlich
Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
Boston University
henry bucher
Assoc. Prof Emeritus, Humanities
Austin College
Glen Melanson
Sessional Lecturer, Philosophy/ Political Science
University of Prince Edward Island
Philip Regal
Professor Emeritus, EEB - Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota
Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun
Professor emerita, Social Sciences
Paris Diderot
Adrian Liu
Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astronomy
University of California Berkeley
Amy Seslowsky
Graduate Student, Clinical Social Work
New York University
Zahra Ali
Dr, Theology and Religious Studied
Kadri Aissa
Professeur émérite , Méditerranée /Monde Maghrébin
Universite Paris8
Natalie Nesvaderani
PhD Student, Anthropology
Cornell University
Josefina Mena Abraham
Master in Sciences, Regional Planning
Universitario College London
Dr. Edwin Daniel
Professoy Emeritus of Pharmacology, University of Alberta, Phramacology
University of Alberta
Rachad Antonius
Full Professor, Sociology
Université du Québec à Montréal
Linvva DePass
Part time lecturer, Toxicology
UC Davis, UC Berkeley Extension, San Jose State
Le Cour Grandmaison Olivier
Professor, Political sciences
Université Paris-Saclay
Stephanie Reiss
M. Sc., Technical Physics
Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany
Lukas Saul
Dr., Applied Mathematics
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Orian Zakai
Visiting Assistant Professor , Modern Hebrew
Middlebury College
Ernst Mecke
Dr. rer. nat., Dep. of Physiology /Biomedicum
Helsinki University
Paula Ioanide
Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race & Ethnicity
Ithaca College
Laura Haber
Program and Academic Director, Unit One
University of Illinois
Tyler Cohen
Mr., Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
Sarah Spitzer Saul
alumna, History of religion
Bryn Mawr College
Carolyn Rosenstein
PH.D. - alumni, Sociology
Alice Rothschild
MD, Retired Assistant Professor , Obstetrics and Gynecology
Harvard University
Dina Ezzeddine
MD, gastroenterology
sutter health
Ferdinando Giacco
PhD, Physics
Second University of Naples
Bertrand Badie
University Professor, Political science and international relations
Sciences Po Paris
Penny Rosenwasser
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies
City College of San Francisco
Kawthar Moussaoui
Senator of Political Activism, ASU
East Los Angeles College
Adam Becker
Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, Classics/Religious Studies
New York University
Don Goldstein
Emeritus Professor, Economics
Allegheny College
Harriet Malinowitz
Lecturer, Writing
Ithaca College
henry lesnick
professor, language and cognition
city university of ny/ hostos
Joe Auslander
Professor Emeritus , Mathematics
University of Maryland
Katharina Nahlbom
Ph.D., Deapartment of Languages and Literatures
University of Gothenburg
doug Thorpe
professor, english
seattle pacific university
John Willoughby
Professor, Economics
American University
Joseph Levine
Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lawrence Davidson
Professor, Emeritus, History
West Chester University
Carl Gelderloos
Assistant Professor, German and Russian Studies
Binghamton University
Peter Rosenthal
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
James C Faris
Professor Emeritus, Anthropology
University of Connecticut (Emeritus)
Adam Izak-Sunna
Professor, Philosophy
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Cyrus Bina
Distinguished Research Professor, Economics and Management
University of Minnesota (Morris Campus)
Jane Killgore
clinical professor, On/gyn
Univ North Dakota
Michael Keefer
Professor Emeritus, School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph
David Lloyd
Distinguished Professor of English, English
University of California, Riverside
Benjamin deLee
Assistant Professor, History
SUNY Cortland
Rebecca Scheckler
assistant professor, Nursing
Radford University
Judith Berlowitz
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spanish and Spanish-American Studies
Mills College
Erica Dodd
Prof., History in Art
University of Victoria, B.C.
Dean Spade
Associate Professor, Law
Seattle University
Beth Harris
Associate Professor (retired), Politics
Ithaca College
Lis Gilager
Candidate of English and Paedagogics, Retired
Paedagocical University of Copenhagen
Angela Miller
Professor, Art History
Washington University
Herman De Ley
Emeritus Professor, Philosophy and Moral Science
Ghent University (Belgium)
Richard Marcuse
Lecturer, Anthropology
U. of Victoria (ret.)
Nada Elia
Professor (retired), Global Studies
Antioch University
Erica Sigmon
Faculty, Public health
Terri Ginsberg
Assistant Professor of Film, Department of the Arts
The American University in Cairo
Claire Gallien
Dr, English
Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
Claude Zurbach
Ingénieur de recherche, Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier
Université Montpellier
Eric Cheyfitz
Professor, English
Barbara Chasin
Professor Emerita, Sociology
Montclair State University
Paul McDermott
Adjunct Professor of Classics, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
California State University Northridge
Amy Kaplan
Professor, English
University of Pennsylvania
Fuad Saleh
PhD Student, Arabic Studies
Georgetown Univeristy
Rachel Rubin
Professor, American Studies Department
University of Massachusetts Boston
Nagwa Bekir
Professor, ECE
California state university
Kai-Lit Phua
Associate Professor, Medical Sociology (Public Health), School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Monash University Malaysia
May Seikaly
Associate Professor , CMLLC
Wayne State University
Jamal Nassar
Dean emeritus, Social and Behavioral Sciences
California State University San Bernardino
Arif Dirlik
Knight Professor of Social Science, retired, History/Anthropology
University of Oregon, USA
Peter Hawxhurst
retired Research Associate V, Geology
Louisiana State University
Lucia Quaresma
Professor, Psychology
PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Orlando White
English Faculty, English
Diné College
Aneil Rallin
Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
Soka University of America
Anthony Ashbolt
Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Studies
University of Wollongong, Australia
Charles Thorpe
Associate Professor, Sociology
University of California, San Diego
Ahlam Muhtaseb
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
California State University, San Bernardino
Roberta Ahlquist
Professor, Teacher Education
San Jose State University
Ian Barnard
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, English
Chapman University, USA
Howard Winant
Professor, Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Anand Pillay
Professor, Mathematics
Notre Dame
Neel Ahuja
Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Judith Allen
Dr., Kelly Writers House
University of Pennsylvania
Naazneen Diwan
Lecturer, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
California State University, Los Angeles
Shireen Khazeni
Dr professor, History
University of Utah
Barbars Aswad
Professor Emeritus, Anthropology
Wayne.state university
Tania Eldin
Instructor, Film
American University of Cairo
Ronit Lentin
Associate Professor (retired), Sociology
Trinity College Dublin
Jeffrey Marck
Jeffrey C. Marck, Linguistics, retired
Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National U.
Judith Butler
Maxine Elliot Professor, Comparative Literature/Critical Theory
University of California at Berkeley
Déborah Berman Santana
Professor, Ethnic Studies
Mills Collegw
mehdi husaini
Physics Lecturer, School of Science & Technology
Teesside University UCU
Daniel Segal
Professor, History
Pitzer College
Ellen Tremper
Professor, English
Brooklyn College/CUNY
Allan Christensen
Professor Emeritus, English Literature
John Cabot University, Rome
Carolyne J. White
Professor, Urban Education
Rutgers University
sylvat aziz
assoc professor, visual art
Queens University, Kingston On
Christopher Stone
Associate Professor, Classical and Oriental Studies
Hunter College (CUNY)
Norman Jemison
Retired - Head of Department, Fabrication and Welding
Teeside Tertiary College
Jamila Horabin
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Florida State Univ.
<>Lynn Comerford
Professor, Human Development & Women's Studies
California State University, East Bay
Robert Cressy
Emeritus Professor of Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Business School
University of Birmingham, UK
Jan Nespor
Professor, Department of Educational Studies
The Ohio State University, USA
Tomis Kapitan
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
Northern Illinois University
Paul Biran
Professor of Mathematics
ETH Zurich
Ayesha Gill
Assistant Professor (retired), Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
Erin Breault
Teacher, Social Studies
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Lynn Powell
Director, WITS Program, Creative Writing
Oberlin College
Avery Gordon
Professor, Sociology
University of California
Marcy Newman
Associate Professor, Independent scholar
Independent scholar
Philip Gasper
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
Notre Dame de Namur University
Stéphanie LATTE
Research Fellow , CNRS
Institut Français du Proche-Orient
Carol Lang
Adjunct Professor , History
Bronx Community College
Iña Martinez
Teacher, Science
Escuela de Magisterio
Francesca Arici
Postdoctoral Researcher, Mathematical Physics
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Francesca Arici
Postdoctoral Researcher, Mathematical Physics
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Shelby Tucker
Author, None
Yale University, Oxford University
Yukako Kawanaka
Phd student, Theology
Uppsala University
Jocelyn Hermoso
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
San Francisco State University
Jean-Louis LELEU
Professeur des Universités, Arts
Université de Nice, France
Yasar Zaben
Graduate Researcher, Construction Engineering & Managment
Michael Reagan
instructor, History
University of Washington
Jim Roche
Lecturer, Architecture
Dublin Institute of Technology
Laurence Davis
College Lecturer , Government
University College Cork
Valeria Montano
PhD, Life Sciencies
École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne
Ronit Lentin
Associate Professor (retired), Sociology
Trinity College Dublin
LOSCOS Martine
Université Lyon 2, Rhône
Kholood Altassan
Dr, Public health
University of Washington
Phil Abbot
PSE tutor, ISLI
University of Reading
Mariel Gruszko
Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
University of California, Irvine
James Cohen
Professor , American Studies
Université de Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
Antonio Uras
PhD, High-Energy Physics
Bac Lettres Philo 1961, Love

[1] Israel arrests pro-Hamas Palestinian astrophysics professor, Dov Lieber, The Times of Israel, April 26, 2016
Israeli Court Jails Prof. Imad Barghouti administratively, Palestine Information Center

[2] Prominent Palestinian astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi detained by Israeli occupation forces, Samidoun

[3] Scientists protest detention of Palestinian physicist, Michele Catanzaro, Nature, International weekly journal of science, Nature News, 21 January 2015, Updated: 23 January 2015, Corrected: 22 January 2015

[4] Letter on behalf of the Committee of Concerned Scientists: Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Astronomer Traveling to Conference Violates Human Rights, Joel L. Lebowitz, Paul H. Plotz, Walter Reich, Eugene M. Chudnovsky, Alexander Greer,
17 January  2015

[5] Israel-Gaza conflict: University hit as Palestinians endure more than 200 strikes in 24 hours, Lizzie Dearden, The Indenpendent, 2 August 2014

[6] History of Birzeit University, Birzeit University website: www.Birzeit.edu
Birzeit University rises up against Israel's arrests, Mariam Barghouti, Aljazeera, 11 January 2016

[7] Suffocating the Gaza Strip under Israeli Blockade, Amnesty International report, January 2010
https://www.amnesty.ie/reports/failing-gaza-no-rebuilding-no-recovery-no-more excuses-0
Gaza crisis: a closer look at Israeli strikes on UNRWA schools, Raya Jalabi, Tom McCarthy and Nadja Popovich, Guardian UK, 8 August 2014
Israeli attack on Gaza damaged 75 kindergartens and day-care centers, Mondoweiss, September 22, 2014