I totally reject the false and appalling allegations published today in the New York Times advertisement by the World Values Network. This is the price you pay for defending Palestinian human rights against an Israeli government whose actions in Palestine accuse both Human Rights Watch and Israeli human rights group B’Tselem of persecution and discrimination. I take this stance because I believe that everyone – Jews, Muslims and Christians – has the right to live in peace as equal citizens of any state they have chosen. The World Values Network shamelessly uses my name to drive its ugly campaign of falsehoods and blatant misrepresentations of who I am and what I stand for. I stand in solidarity with all oppressed and reject all forms of racism.