Statement on Palestine from North Carolina Academics

We, faculty from 19 colleges and universities across NC, are writing to strongly condemn Israeli attacks on historic Palestine, from the bombing of the Gaza Strip to the forced evictions in East Jerusalem, and to express our solidarity with the Palestinian people in their just struggle for liberation. We view this struggle for liberation as closely entwined with many struggles for racial and Indigenous justice in America, from Ferguson to Standing Rock. We reaffirm our commitment to combating racism in all its forms, including anti-Blackness, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Asian racism.

Unfolding Tragedy in Gaza

Statement of a group of the Iranian professors of the American and European universities concerning the unfolding tragedy in Gaza The relentless bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military, now entering its 11th day, has left 214 Palestinians dead.  Many more are maimed, traumatized, and bereaved.  The world community has the right to ask: for how long must the inhabitants of this “largest prison on planet earth” suffer from callous blockade and periodic carnage?  The latest Israeli incursion has exacerbated the already dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza, forcing thousands to…