Emergency Committee of Universities in Gaza

On May 20, 2024, “over 150 Palestinian academics and staff from Gaza universities issued a statement affirming their existence and collective determination to resume teaching and study in Gaza, at their own institutions, despite the destruction of the higher education sector by Israeli military forces. In order to resist the ongoing scholasticide, they called on international support in order to reopen the universities in Gaza at the earliest opportunity.”

The Emergency Committee for Universities in Gaza formed to respond to this urgent call and includes representatives of Al Aqsa University, Al Azhar University and the Islamic University of Gaza.

Open Letter by Gaza Academics and University Administrators to the World & Zine

“We call on our supporters to help us resist the Israeli campaign of scholasticide and rebuild our universities. We have come together as Palestinian academics and staff of Gaza universities to affirm our existence, the existence of our colleagues and our students, and the insistence on our future, in the face of all current attempts to erase us.”

Read the full letter published by Al Jazeera.

View and download the printable zine version of the letter below.

The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism

The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism is a tool to identify, confront and raise awareness about antisemitism as it manifests in countries around the world today. It includes a preambledefinition, and a set of 15 guidelines that provide detailed guidance for those seeking to recognize antisemitism in order to craft responses. It was developed by a group of scholars in the fields of Holocaust history, Jewish studies, and Middle East studies to meet what has become a growing challenge: providing clear guidance to identify and fight antisemitism while protecting free expression. Initially signed by 210 scholars, it has now around 350 signatories.

Bombing Knowledge Zine

An illustrated zine that looks at the “systemic obliteration of education through the arrest, detention or killing of teachers, students and staff, and the destruction of educational infrastructure” in Gaza.