With amazing and insensitive bad taste the Science Museum in London (and the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry) are allowing their premises to be used for an ‘Israel Day of Science’ sponsored by the Zionist Federation. The research of seven Israeli universities is to be showcased. The planned dates are March 3 (Manchester) and March 5 (London).
This cannot be allowed to happen. These universities are without exception complicit in the mechanisms and policies of the Israeli occupation, and in developing the military technology used in the massacre in Gaza. Protests
are rolling in from scientists and non-scientists alike.
BRICUP has drafted a statement to be sent to the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the London Science Museum Lord Waldegrave. We are collecting the names of those who wish to support this statement – and we will then send it in with publicity. Please look at it, and if you agree let us know.
Unless you tell us to the contrary we will take it that you equally oppose the Israel Science Day in Manchester, and are willing to support an equivalent statement to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.
Please circulate this message urgently and widely. Time is short – the deadline for signatures is 21 February 21st. We believe that this outrageous piece of PR for Israel can be stopped.
Mike Cushman for BRICUP