What is FFIPP?
FFIPP is an educational network for Human Rights in Palestine/Israel. It is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization.
It is comprised of international students and faculties, working in solidarity for a complete end of occupation and just peace in the region.
The network is expanded throughout the world including chapters in Brazil, Canada, France (Bordeaux, Grenoble and Paris), Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.
To build an effective faculty and students network to educate an international academic community about the realities in Palestine/Israel;
To raise awareness locally through our various international chapters based on student experiences on the ground;
To cooperate with those who work for just peace and work in solidarity with conscientious Palestinian and Israeli academics and activists.
FFIPP-Europe Position and Guiding Principles 2017
FFIPP is grounded in International Law.
As such, it recognizes the injustices committed since 1948. It condemns settlements and their expansions. It stands for the complete withdrawal of Israel from all occupied territories.
1. FFIPP supports the end of all forms of occupation. This encompasses both material (land, resources) and immaterial (history, language, education) forms of occupation.
2. FFIPP stands against the concept and process of normalization. It acknowledges that there can be no peace without substantive justice.
3. FFIPP is committed to intersectionality and inclusivity. It condemns all forms of discrimination including anti-semitism, islamophobia, racism, and gender based violence.
4. FFIPP maintains equitable policies with partner organizations and upholds transparency within its work.
5. FFIPP acknowledges its position of privilege as an international organization on the ground. It is actively critical of ethnocentrism and embraces open mindedness.
FFIPP-International Guiding Principles 2005
1. FFIPP-I recognizes and insists on the potential of peace and cooperation to transform the future of Israelis and Palestinians.
2. Universal humanistic values, mutual respect and recognizing the humanity in each other are the starting points of FFIPP-I work.These key values include freedom, equality, justice and compassion for those who suffer.
3. FFIPP-I regards academic freedom for Palestinians as a key issue, focusing on the human right of the Palestinians to study free of hardships. This entails a struggle for the immediate alleviation of the conditions of the vast majority of the Palestinians, i.e., an end to checkpoints, dismantling of the Wall, and a complete end of occupation.
4. FFIPP-I’s work is rooted in Academia/Universities. It focuses on faculty, and students, thus magnifying the objective significance of academia/campuses.
5. FFIPP-I’s actions and words reflect a commitment to humanism, non-aggression and non-violence.
Board of Directors
Judith Butler, Yoav Elani, Arnon Hadar, and John Womack
FFIPP-USA Advisory Board
Pranab Bardhan, UC Berkeley
Khalil Barhoum ,Stanford
Joel Beinin , Stanford
Judith Butler, UC Berkeley
Joshua Cohen, MIT
Ahmad Dallal, Stanford
Beshara Doumani, UC Berkeley
Richard Falk , UCSB & Princeton
Gordon Fellman , Brandeis
Stanley Katz , Princeton
Evelyn Fox Keller , MIT
Jeffry Frieden, Harvard
Dimitri Gutas, Yale
Mary Katzenstein Cornell
Herbert Kelman ,Harvard
Clovis Maksoud, American University
Seymour Melman, Columbia
Everett Mendelsohn, Harvard
Zia Mian, Princeton
Sidney Mintz, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Nagler, UC Berkeley
Peter Singer, Princeton
Susan Slyomovics, MIT
Catherine Snow, Harvard
Sidney Tarrow, Cornell
Richard Thomas , Harvard
Robert Tignor ,Princeton
Elise G. Young, Westfield State College
Michael Watts, UC Berkeley
John Womack ,Harvard
FFIPP-International Board of Directors:
Dr. Eyad Sarraj, President, Palestine (Deceased)
Prof. Arnon Hadar, Chair of the Executive Board, USA
Board of Directors:
Anat Biletzki, Israel *
Yoav Elinevsky, USA
Lily Feidy, Palestine *
Arnon Hadar, USA *
Bassma Kodmani, France
Eyad Sarraj, Palestine * (Deceased)
Lynne Segal, UK
Simone Susskind, Belgium
Salim Tamari, Palestine *
Oren Yiftachel, Israel *
* Member of the Executive Board
FFIPP-International Advisory Board
Hanan Ashrawi*, MIFTAH, Jerusalem
Zygmunt Bauman, Leeds University
Sydney Brenner, Kings College, Cambridge University, UK, Nobel Prize, Physiology/Medicine, 2002
Harvey Cox, Harvard University
Jacques Derrida (Deceased), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Yehuda Elkana*, President and Rector, Central European University, Budapest
Arun Gandhi, Founder, President, M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Stuart Hall (Deceased), Birmingham University, The Open University
Albert Hirschman, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Eric Hobsbawm (Deceased), University of London
Stanley Hoffmann (Deceased), Harvard University
Edvard Hauff, University of Oslo
Tony Judt (Deceased), New York University
Robert Jay Lifton, Yale University, City University of New York, John Jay College
Abdelwahab Mahjoub, Université Tunis El Manar
Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis
Ahmed Okasha, President, World Psychiatric Association, Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Training and Research, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University – Cairo
Frances Fox Piven, City University of New York
Hilary Putnam, Harvard University
Jacqueline Rose, University of London
Joseph Rotblat (Deceased), University of London, Founder, President, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Nobel Prize, Peace, 1995
Jack Steinberger, Centre Européen de Recherche Nucléaire, Nobel Prize, Physics, 1988
Edriss Titi, Weizmann Institute of Science
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa, Nobel Prize, Peace, 1984