Over the past week, I joined together with Stanford Professors David Palumbo-Liu and Joel Beinin to draft the following statement opposing Israel’s war against the people of Gaza. We circulated the statement widely among academics, writers, analysts and some cultural and artistic figures. Among those who signed are Tariq Ramadan, Avi Shlaim, Gabriel Pieterberg, Juan Cole, Gareth Porter, Dina Khoury, Richard Falk and Guy Davidi.
The ad was published today in Haaretz’s Hebrew and English editions. Below you’ll find the text and signers of the ad.
Originally we’d hoped to publish the ad in the NY Times or Washington Post, because it would have the greatest impact. But the expense of ads in those publications was prohibitive. We settled on Haaretz because we knew Israel’s political, military and intelligence officials, along with the professional elites, read it. Haaretz ads were a considerable expense as well. I am financing the ads along with financial support from the signers. Now, I’d like to turn to you readers for your assistance as well. It’s important to make such projects self-sustaining and only you can do that.
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Here is the statement: