Envoyé le : Mardi, 1 Juin 2010 13:53
Sujet : Hebrew University to Remove Judge Goldstone from its Board of Governors

1 June 2010
Alternative Information Center (AIC)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem will remove Judge Goldstone from its
Board of Governors, for the “technical” reason that he has not
attended Board meetings. So reports the Hebrew-language news site

Substantial political pressure has been exerted by American and
European donors on Hebrew University President Professor Menachem Ben
Sasson and the university administration to remove Judge Goldstone
following the report issued by the United Nations Fact Finding Mission
on the Gaza Conflict, a mission which Goldstone led. The report, which
outlined grave human rights violations by Israel in its December 2008-
January 2009 military attack on the Gaza Strip, in addition to
possible war crimes and crimes against humanity, was categorically
rejected by the Israeli government, which commenced a campaign of
vilification against Judge Goldstone.

The Hebrew University did not respond to a request by the Alternative
Information Center (AIC) for clarification of why Judge Goldstone will
be removed by its Board of Governors.

The Hebrew University has a long history of directly and indirectly
supporting the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and
dispossession of the Palestinian people. This support includes the
confiscation of Palestinian lands; the hiring of former military and
intelligence officials, including the former head of the General
Security Services, Carmi Gilon, as Vice President for External
Relations; financial support to student-soldiers who served during
Israel’s military attacks on Gaza about which Judge Goldstone wrote;
and demanding police-issued ‘character references” from Palestinian
but not Jewish non-student visitors to its campuses.

The Alternative Information Center (AIC) calls on international
solidarity activists to contact Hebrew University and express your
support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
(BDS) campaign, including an academic boycott, due to actions such as
the removal of Judge Goldstone from the Board of Governors.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem media department may be contacted
here: http://www.huji.ac.il/cgi-bin/dovrut/dovrut_search_eng.pl?conct