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).
Join the protests
Manchester Tuesday March 3
From 10am at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester
Rally with speakers -1-2pm
London Thursday March 5
Meet at 9.30am, Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
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.
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.
Send us an e-mail to tell us you wish to add your name to this letter: signwaldegraveletter [at] bricup.org.uk
Please add your title, post and institution where appropriate.
The deadline for signing up is 21 February 21. BRICUP will then send the statement in to the Science Museum with a list of signatories and maximum publicity.
Letter published in the Guardian 16 February – but more signatures still needed.
Jonathan Rosenhead responds to critics of the museum protest