A group called the AMCHA Initiative, founded by University of California faculty, launched a campaign against three California professors over an upcoming Ilan Pappe speaking tour. The organization currently has two campaigns, one against Cal State Northridge professor David Klein (also highlighted in the latest video), and one against the University of California system, both over charges of anti-Semitism.
The video details an upcoming three-stop Cal State lecture tour with historian Ilan Pappe this spring. The AMCHA Initiative asserts in the video that Pappe’s scholarship violates “state department” restrictions against anti-Semitism, as well as university policies over political endorsements.
From university promotional material for the Pappe events, it is unclear whether the three professors targeted in the video, all affiliated with the U.S. Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, are event “organizers,” as stated in the clip. The video targets David Klein of Cal State Northridge, Manzar Foroohar of Cal Poly, and Vida Samiian of Cal State Fresno.