Last week I sent an email asking you to consider signing an open letter against the deportation of African refugees from Israel. Many of you did. ~470 faculty from our universities and colleges signed the open letter. Toda raba!
Attached is the final letter with all eligible signatories.
I made only one small but important revision to the letter. Rather than state that it is from faculty from universities in Israel, I now write more accurately that it is from faculty from universities and colleges in Israel – to better reflect our united academic community and the many that signed the letter from both our universities and colleges. There are no other changes to the letter.
1. As promised, I will work to publicize the letter in various media.
2. Please feel free to share and publicize the letter as well – in any way that you are interested and able (Facebook, within your university, etc.).
3. If you have an ability to get this letter into the hands of Knesset members or persons working in the Knesset, please reach out to them with the signed petition.
If you would like to talk about this, please feel free to send me an email.
p.s., There are a growing number of petitions and social actions being taken now to communicate to our government that we are united against the recent policy decision to deport African asylum seekers. Hopefully, this will gain steam across sectors of Israeli society. Together, I hope we will be successful.
best wishes and toda,
Prof. Amit Bernstein, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Haifa
Our Lab: https://irca-haifa-6h5e.squarespace.com/
IsraelFacultyUniteAgainstDeportation_Jan 18 2018pdf