[Marxism] Urgent: Call for Signatures to Oppose "Human Rights" Lecture By Genocidal Speaker in Vienna

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 16:21:50 MST 2017

Please use this link to sign the following statement, and forward it to
your contacts. Although the statement is aimed at academics and individuals
in the human rights field, it is open to all. Current signatories included


"We, the undersigned, condemn the invitation of Ayelet Shaked, minister of
Justice and member of far-right party HaBayit HaYehudi in Israel who openly
called for mass murder of Palestinians to hold a roundtable discussion at
the University of Vienna on the 15th of February, called "Protecting Human
Rights While Countering Terrorism - The Israeli Case".

In July 2014, Shaked, who is known for her radical incitements on social
media, publicly shared a quote from Uri Elitzur, who was a leading pro
settler journalist and a close adviser to prime minister Benjamin
Netanyahu. What follows are some excerpts of this quote from a translation
which appeared in the Washington Post:

"The Palestinian people has declared war on us, and we must respond with
war. Not an operation, not a slow-moving one, not low-intensity, not
controlled escalation, no destruction of terror infrastructure, no targeted
killings. Enough with the oblique references. This is a war. Words have
meanings. This is a war. This is not a war against terror, and not a war
against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority.
The reality is that this is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The
Palestinian people. Why? Ask them, they started it. (...) Behind every
terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage
in terrorism. (...) They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be
on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who
send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons,
nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in
which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised
there.” https://goo.gl/Q7CNnM

Shaked is founder of far-right advocacy group Yisrael Sheli and she is
known for her extreme, ultranationalist views. Shaked furthermore took a
clear anti-immigration stance, that explicitly targets African migrants in

We condemn the University of Vienna for inviting a far right politician who
has utilized her position at the top of the Israeli government,
perpetuating systematic human rights violations in the Palestinian
Territories, to espouse divisive rhetoric and policies. Inviting Shaked,
who was recently one of the main drivers of the widely criticized
legislation bill to legalize settlement outposts and who openly supports
the radical right settler movement, takes a clear stand against
international law.

Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have campaigned
for many years that "Israel’s settlement policy is inherently
discriminatory and has resulted in grave human rights violations including
destruction of homes, forced evictions, unlawful killings, arbitrary
detentions and collective punishment." https://goo.gl/usWCCo

In light of the growing popularity of hate speech and racism on a global
level, we believe that the University of Vienna has an ethical
responsibility for eliminating the perpetuation of these divisive
narratives within its grounds. Therefore, we demand a cancellation of the
event and we demand that the University of Vienna take a clear position
against the Israeli extreme right politician and justice minister who
stands for hate speech and racism."

Ines Mahmoud, Political Scientist, Vienna
Ramin Taghian, Historian, Vienna
Klaudia Rottenschlager, University of Vienna
George Souvlis, European University Institute
Benjamin Opratko, University of Vienna
Tanzeen Rashed Doha, University of California-Davis
Selim Nadi Centre d’histoire, Sciences Po Paris
Katrin Gleirscher, University of Vienna
David Broder, London School of Economics
Norman Ajari, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
Mariya Ivancheva, University College Dublin
Paola Rivetti, Dublin City University
Erella Grassiani, University of Amsterdam
Sukhraj Singh, Greenwich University
David Landy, Trinity College Dublin
Shireen Cotto, City University London
Itamar Shachar, Ghent University
Eldad Zion, University of Amsterdam
Samia Malik, University of Arts, London
Valentina Becker, Free University of Berlin
Harry Browne, Dublin Institute of Technology
Firas Shehadeh, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Georg Layr, Central European University
Aurelien Mondon, University of Bath
Eva Kössner, University of Vienna
Sophie Coudray, Université Lyon 2
Neil Davidson, University of Glasgow
Raymond Deane, National University of Ireland
Shir Hever, Free University of Berlin
Dominique Doujenis, University of Vienna
Nour Shantout, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Alaa El-Mahrakawy, London School of Economics - Gender Institute
Flávio Jorge Tavares Zenun Almada, Center of International Studies,
ISCTE-UL, Lisbon
Dina Batshon, University College London
Marissa Lobo, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Nadeem Dawud, University of Oxford, London
Wiem Mahmoud, Paris-Sorbonne University
Dana Suffrin, University of Munich
Wilhelm Kempf, University of Konstanz
Sharri Plonski, SOAS, University of London
Enrico Bartolomei, University of Macerata
Lana Sirri, Maastricht University
Anthony Bale Birkbeck, University of London
Annick Suzor-Weiner, University Paris-Sud, emeritus
Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University
Nora Kamal, University of Vienna
Soraya El Kahlaoui, EHESS - Paris
Sylvia Finzi, University College, London
Sheer Ganor, UC Berkeley
Adam Baltner, University of Vienna
Herman De Ley, Ghent University
Martin Konecny, Political Scientist, University of Vienna
Laleh Khalili, SOAS, University of London
Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin, ret.
Professor Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London
Helmut Krieger, University of Vienna
Ahmed Abbes, Directeur de Recherche au Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France
Nada Pretnar, Gibanje za pravice Palestincev
Katerina Anastasiou, transform!europe
Nadia Chan, Resisters Reading Group
Barbara Vodopivec, Gibanje za pravice Palestincev
Kevin Squires, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Stephanie Westbrook, BDS Italy
Franz Sölkner, Steirische Friedensplattform
Peter Unterweger, International Metalworkers’ Secretariat, ret.
Paula Abrams-Hourani, Frauen in Schwarz, Vienna
Angela Waldegg, Frauen in Schwarz, Vienna
Waltraud Schauer, FiS, Vienna
Mary Pampalk, Frauen in Schwarz, Vienna
Matthias Reichl, Center for Encounter and Active Non-Violence, Bad Ischl
Claudia Karas, Aktionsbündnis für einen gerechten Frieden in Palästina
Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, European Jews for a Just Peace
Wilhelm Langthaler, Author, Vienna
Johann Zucali, Pax Christi Austria
Dr Maha Hilal, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
Ciarán O’Rourke, Students for Justice in Palestine - TCD
Nirit Sommerfeld, Artist, CEO of BIB e.V.
Penelope Lichtenecker, Writer and lecturer
Andreas Paul, Pax Christi Austria
Monika Schwarzenboeck, Pax Christi Austria
Martina Brand, Internationaler Versöhnungsbund Austria
Iris Hefets, Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost e.V. (Jewish
Voice of Peace Germany)
Ruth Orli Moshkovitz, Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost e.V.
(Jewish Voice for Peace Germany)
Michal Kaiser-Livne, Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost e.V.
(Jewish Voice for Peace Germany)
Dr Martin Adel, ORF, Publizist und Univ. Lektor
Helga Suleiman, Steirische Friedensplattform
Mohammad Abu-Rous, Austrian-Arab Cultural Centre (OKAZ), Vienna
Aneta Jerska, European Coordination of Committees and Associations for
Palestine (ECCP)
Maxime Benatouil, Co-Chair, French Jewish Union for Peace (UJFP)
Christine Schacht, Pax Christi Oberösterreich
Nada Pretnar, BDS Slovenia
Imad Sayrafi, University of Vienna
Bea Gomes, Universitiy of Vienna
Karim Zahidi, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Antwerp
Roswitha Al-Hussein, Palästina Solidarität
Fritz Edlinger, Society for Austro-Arab Relations
Doris Häflmayer, University Medical Center Hamburg
Jim Roche, School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology and
Treasurer, Academics for Palestine
Martin Birkner, Mandelbaum kritik & utopie
Gita Deneckere, Ghent University Belgium
Majlinda Gorqaj, University of Vienna
Dimitris Kousouris, University of Vienna
Michael Harris, Universitäz Paris-Diderot
Denice Bourbon, Artist and Writer, Vienna
Seppo Rinne, Finnish Arab Friendship Society
Roos Bollen, London School of Economics and Political Science
Ekkehart Drost, Bündnis zur Beendigung der israelischen Besatzung e.V.
Dr Les Levidow, Senior Research Fellow, Open University
Mike Cushman, London School of Economics
Catherine Goldstein, directrice de recherche au CNRS in France, member of
the Association des universitaires pour le respect des droits en Palestine
Julia Wais, University of Vienna
Frederico Zanettin, Università di Perugia
Dr Angelo Stefanini, University of Bologna
Mazen Masri, City, University of London
G. C. Spivak, Manojog Pathshala Samity
Dr Tomaso Ferrando, Warwick University School of Law
John Bunzl, Prof. Political Science, Emeritus
Rudolf Scholten, Deutsch Palästinensische Gesellschaft
Harald Molgaard B.Sc DPhil, ret,
Norman Paech, Prof. Internat. Law, University of Hamburg
Vasuki Nesiah, New York University
Valerie Forman , New York University
Mona Baker, University of Manchester
Sabah Alnasseri, York University
Walter Sauer, University of Vienna
Nick Prokesch, Filmmaker
Ofer Neiman, Freelance translator, Israeli citizen
Fatma Zisan Tokac, Columbia University
Syksy Räsänen, University of Helsinki
Michel Legrand, Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche-Orient, Luxembourg
Myriam Othman, Palestina Solidariteit, Belgium
Marie Cruz Soto, New York University
Ghassane Koumiya, Youth of the Democratic Way
Andrea Balduzzi, University of Genova
Tahiri Hamza, FSTT Limoges
Hajar El Fatihi, Human Rights Activist
Prof. Haim Bresheeth, SOAS, University of London
Fayrouz Yousfi, SOAS, University of London
Constanze Jeitler, Central European University Budapest, University of
Vienna Alumna
Paukstat, Adrian, Universität Augsburg, Jüdisch-Palästinensische
Dialoggruppe München
Simon McGuinness, School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology
Dede Gülten, Dar al Janub - Verein für antirassistische und
friedenspolitische Initiative
Francesca Biancani, Bologna University
Bernstein Judith, Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue Munich
Richard Seaford, University of Exeter
Dr Reiner Bernstein, Middle East historian
Dr Leo Gabriel, Institute for Intercultural Research and Cooperation,
Vienna, Austria
Ahmad Atatra, Al-Quds University
Yves Chilliard, INRA, France
Serafina Bytyqi, University of Vienna
Mike Cushman, London School of Economics
Luria Daniel, Industrial Technology Institute
Guy Perrier, Prof. Université de Lorraine
Clelia Resmerk, University of Vienna, Psychology
Belgzim Kamberi, Human Rights Activist
Chantal Meloni, Associate Professor of Criminal Law, International Criminal
Law, University of Milan
Garbaya Imad, Tunesisches Haus Wien
Maya Novi, Goldsmiths, University of London
Blerta Avdili, Co-Executive Director at SOL/BSEEDZ
Pary El-Qalqili, Filmmaker
Zachary Aldridge , Columbia University
Melanie Pichler, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt
Cynthia Franklin, Professor of English, University of Hawai'i
Stefan, Klatev, University of Vienna (alumni)
Sarah Hazem, Columbia University
Hannah Meszaros Martin, Goldsmiths, University of London
Stephanie Reiß, Technical University of Ilmena
Marco Van Jura, University of Vienna, BDS Austria
Hamid Dabashi, Professor, Columbia University
Charlotte Kates, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Rene Rauch, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Stanford University
Cornelia Mitter, BDS Austria
Shkodran Hoti, Levizja VETËVENDOSJE!, Kosovo
Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, London School of Economics
Fanny-Michaela Reisin, Jewish Voice f. a Just Peace Germany, International
League f. Human Rights
Viktoria Metschl, University of Vienna
Gabriele Bargehr, Institut Im Kontext, Vienna
Adriana Qubaia, Central European University
Gözde Taskaya, University of Vienna
Camille Sonderegger, SOAS, University of London
Naomi Günes-Schneider, University of Vienna
Rumeysa Dür, University of Vienna
Hümeyra Kestane, University of Vienna
Anahita Tasharofi, University of Vienna
Murat Hirsekorn, University of Vienna
Ika Dano, University of Leipzig
Esma Celik, University of Vienna
Sarah Winklehner, University of Vienna
Luca Guzzetti, University of Genoa
Sandra Madi, Film Director, Independent
Begüm Gördü, University of Vienna
Günter Schenk, University of Vienna
Hiba Odeh, An-Najah University, Palestine
Robert Boyce, London School of Economics and Political Science
Ruth Fruchtman, Writer, Berlin
Isabella Jandl, University of Applied Science Burgenland
Hamide Bayramoglu, University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Tony Greenstein, University of Sussex, Brighton & Hove Trades Council
Dr Edda Egerer, Frauen in Schwarz, Wien
Daniela Ortiz, Artist
Alexandra Kleinlercher, University of Surrey
Annick Suzor-Weiner, University Paris-Sud, emeritus
Sunanda Mesquita, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Janine Jembere, Artist
Lynne Segal, Birkbeck, University of London
Davide Gallo Lassere, Université Paris Ouest
Philippe Lewandowski, Université de Strasbourg, retraité
Premilla Nadasen, Barnard College
Beverly Guy Sheftall, Spelman College
Darren Roso, Socialist Alternative
Moshe Zuckermann,Tel Aviv University
Sunaina Maira, University of California-Davis
Dr Joshua Simon, Maayan Magazine
Samuel Welber, Ejjp, Austria
Neta Golan, International Solidarity Movement, Israel
Maya Ober, BFW, Tel Aviv
Daniel Jungmayer, FH bfi Wien, BDS Austria
Eszter Katalin, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Matan Kaminer, University of Michigan
Sara El-Madani, European University Flensburg
Detlev Quintern, FSMV University, Istanbul
Catherine Milkovitch-Rioux, Université Clermont Auvergne
Stadelmann Linda , University of Vienna
Bilal Barakat, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Benjamin Zucali, University of Vienna
Rana Asil, University of Vienna
Rabab El-Mahdi, Associate Professor of Political Science, American
University of Cairo
Duchrow Ulrich, University of Heidelberg
Uri Davis, University of Exeter
Magda Seewald, VIDC
Viktorija Ratkovic, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Gisela Ries, Psychologische Psychotherapeutin, Bonn
Johannes Korak, University of Vienna
Denis Flasse, University of Bonn
Christoph Glanz, BDS Initiative Oldenburg
Annette Groth, Abgeordnete Deutscher Bundestag
Dr Ernest Far, Deutsch-Palästinensische Gemeinde, Bonn
Daniel Fuchs, SOAS, University of London
Toni Frankenberg, University of Vienna
Angelika Schneider, IFOR
Isabelle Casel, Die Linke
Mihrican Topal, University of Vienna
Claus Walischewski, Israelisches Komitee gegen Hauszerstörungen
Mechthild Klingenburg-Vogel, IPPNW
Volker O'Barden, Aktion/Reaktion
Carina Maier, University of Vienna
Helga Dähne, German Palestinian Association
Øystein Grønning, Board member, ARC-PEACE International Architects
Designers Planners for Social Responsibility
Paul Winter, University of Vienna
Andrea Tveeikrem Strømskag, The Palestine Committee of Norway
Kirsti Aarseth, The Norwegian Committee for Academic and Cultural Boycott
of Israel
Baard Thorkildssen, The Palestine Comitee of Norway
Ajla Rizvan, University of Vienna
Gisela Siebourg, German-Palestinian Associaton
Patrick Deboosere, University of Brussels, Belgium
Mariam Malik, University of Vienna
Ursula Mathern, Merxheim, Germany
Yasmin Hafedh, University of Vienna
Camilo Molina, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna
Dr Izzeddin Musa, G.H.U.P. e.V.
Doris Ghannam, BDS Berlin
Marta Cillero, European Alternatives
Ursula Sagmeister, Frauen in Schwarz, Vienna
Jan Hildebrandt, University of Göttingen, Medical department
Liv Thommesen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Victoria Reitter, University of Vienna
Anja Matar, BDS Berlin
Salwa Ismail, Professor of Politics, SOAS, University of London
Perrine Humblet, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Pierre Asisi, University of Vienna
Barbara Stefan, University of Vienna
Herta Nöbauer, University of Vienna
Muhammad Rovidad, University of Vienna
Felix Braun, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
Hermann Dierkes, ehem. Ratsmitglied der Stadt Duisburg
Liesa Kovacs, Filmmaker, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Winfried Belz, Palästina/Nahost-Initiative Heidelberg
Sebastian Hamp, University of Vienna
Yousef Mawry, Journalist, US
David Sagner, Initiative Anticapitalista
Felix W. Faerber, Aktionsbündnis against the NATO “Security” Conference
Mag Magdalena Richter, University of Vienna
Lieven Annemans, Ghent University
Signe Moe, University of Vienna
Ute Wannig, Sociologist, Frankfurt am Main
Jonathan Ofir, Conductor and journalist, Copenhagen
Ellen Breidert, Deutsch Palästinensische Gesellschaft
Caspar Thiel, University of Vienna
Selaedin Maksut, New York University
Franz Klein, Chromosome Biology, University of Vienna
Abboud Nabulsi, Artist
Renate Nahar, Gruppe Grundrisse, Vienna
Arne Andersen, BDS Hamburg
Gianfranco Rebucini, EHESS Paris
Tyma Kraitt, University of Vienna
John Holloway, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Imayna Caceres, Artist, Vienna
Tina Langhaeuser, BDS Germany
Walter Mignolo, Duke University
Iain Atack, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Regina Sharif, Researcher and Writer, Bonn, Germany
Fabian Unterberger, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Tina Salhi, Frauen in Schwarz, Vienna
Terri Ginsberg, American University of Cairo
Dario Azzellini, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Piotr Balcerowicz, University of Warsaw
Naye Idriss, Columbia University
Daria Davitti, University of Nottingham
Beata Kowalska, Jagiellonian University
Gertrud Nehls, Arbeitskreis Nahost
Wilhelm Andel, Journalist
Rudolf Knutti, Swiss-Palestine Association
Lukas Oberndorfer, University of Vienna
Spannring Hannah, University of Vienna
Helga Hvidsten, Palestine Committee of Norway
Angela Krause, Salam Shalom Arbeitskreis Palästina-Israel e.V.
Ibrahim Wisar, University of Nagoya
Laurent Vonwiller , Association Switzerland Palestine
Gianna Milano, Freelance Science Journalist, Pisa, Italy
Sarah Germann, Jurist, University of Vienna
Karin Hädicke, GPA, Vienna
Magdalena Augustin, Kultur for President
Lissy Pawelka, Psychologist, Munich
Polly Nash, University of The Arts, London
Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
Zahraa KB, Human Rights Researcher & Activist
Franz Ehn, Salam Shalom AK Palästina/ Israel
Sonia Zaafrani, IDB - Initiative für ein diskriminierungsfreies
Maria Dalhoff, Freelancer, Vienna
Zahre Rasiw, University of Vienna
Senida Alibegovic, Human Rights Activist, Graz
Johannes Kahlau, University of Hamburg
Coste Oliver, University of Munich
Nausicaa Torrubia, University of Vienna

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