We express deep solidarity with Ukraine and convey a message of peace and support to all our friends.
First they came for Crimea, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Crimean.
Then they came for Ukraine, and I did not speak out— because I was not an Ukrainian.
Then they came for Georgia, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Georgian.
Then they came for Moldova, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Moldovian.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Inspired by Martin Niemöller
Current affairs in the Middle East are most troubling, and the prospects for relaxation, despite American presidents’ good will and initiatives, are still grim. The media are not doing a very good job in educating the public of all the aspects and facts of the present multifaceted conflicts. The coverage is insufficient and often biased. Since 2008, a study-group is convened in the university to discuss Middle Eastern affairs in general, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular.
We support the values of justice, peace, human rights, security for all, tolerance, academic freedom and freedom of speech.
Chair in Politics
The University of Hull
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