CAEF is joining the campaign initiated by B’nai Brith to gather signatures to the letter below, telling the University of Toronto administration to stand strong in its decision NOT to hire the candidate recommended by a committee due to her history of association with terrorist groups, anti-Israel focus of her teaching and writing, and clear evidence of antisemitism according to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism.
See CAEF’s posted statement sent to the Dean of the Law Faculty and U of T President and sign the petition—stand strong against antiZionism! Share this with all of your contacts.
Anita Bromberg, President Shirley Anne Haber, Founder Andria Spindel, Executive Director
PETITION: Maintain U of T's Academic Integrity
University of Toronto's Jackman Law Building (U of T)
October 2, 2020
TORONTO – Please sign this petition, led by University of Toronto faculty, encouraging the university to stand strong in refusing to hire Valentina Azarova to head its Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP).
The petition is open to all and draws attention to Azarova’s worrying associations with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are closely affiliated with listed terrorist entities in Canada, particularly the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
This concern, among others, was outlined in a recent op-ed by Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada. B'nai Brith's concerns should invalidate any prospective candidacy of Azarova to head a program intended to enhance “the legal protection of existing and emerging international human rights obligations” through a variety of means.
Working on behalf of organizations so closely affiliated with listed terrorist entities, including being led by and employing former PFLP operatives, by definition runs contrary to a commitment to human rights. Hiring Azarova would undoubtedly be a severe blemish on the University of Toronto’s reputation.
We urge all to sign and let the University of Toronto know that Azarova was not, and is not, fit to hold this position.
Make your voice heard.