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Sign The Petition – Keep Anti-Semitic Professor Out of The University of Toronto

October 6, 2020 | Active

Make sure a professor who is affiliated with terrorist organizations does not indoctrinate students and spread anti-Semitism at a leading Canadian university.

Please sign this petition, led by University of Toronto faculty and B’nai Brith Canada, 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 everyone 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 everyone to join the University of Toronto and B’nai Brith Canada to sign this petition and let the University of Toronto know that Azarova was not, and is not, fit to hold this position. Make sure your voice is heard!

Sign the petition: https://bit.ly/30FbEGO