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David Horowitz threatens to sue student for op-ed condemning ‘hate’ posters

Annie Robbins on

Robert Gardner, a UCLA senior active in Palestinian solidarity, described David Horowitz’s Freedom Center as a “hate organization” because of posters it has put up smearing Students for Justice in Palestine as anti-Semitic. Horowitz has now threatened to sue the student. Palestine Legal has defended Gardner’s statement.

Right-wing bomb thrower David Horowitz behind anti-SJP posters

Alex Kane on

Right-wing activist David Horowitz is the man behind the posters on college campuses that called Students for Justice in Palestine anti-Semitic and akin to Hamas. The posters are the first salvo in a Horowitz-run campaign against Palestine solidarity activism on campus. The campaign, called “Jew Hatred on Campus Awareness Week,” represents the latest pro-Israel tactic to try to squelch Palestine solidarity activism. But it is perhaps the most extreme campaign, suggesting things like staging mock hangings on campus to highlight Israel’s “stellar record on human rights.”

Noted expert on Israel/Palestine, David Horowitz has never been there

Philip Weiss on

This is hard to watch, David Horowitz spewing venom at Palestinians at Brooklyn College two nights back (which Zoe Zenowich reported on yesterday). Right at the start is his quote: “I actually have never been to Israel, the state of Israel.” Then he starts describing the Palestinians as “Nazis,” and “morally sick,” and “Jew haters.”

Hamid Dabashi is misrepresented by David Horowitz

Philip Weiss on

David Horowitz, the overwrought Israel lobbyist who made a career out of being a former leftist, 3 years ago wrote a book called One Hundred and OneThe Professors that attacked prominent campus opponents of the American special relationship with the Jewish state. Hamid Dabashi is a professor of Iranian studies at Columbia who made the […]

David Brooks says ‘people from around the world’ can serve in Israeli military

James North and Philip Weiss on

In a column extolling the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, David Brooks says ‘people from around the world’ can serve in Israeli military (n but the IDF says you have to be Jewish. Brooks is simply misleading New York Times readers because he loves Israel and knows ethnic discrimination would be offensive to American readers.

New petition challenges Horowitz smear invoking Nazi holocaust to attack BDS

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network on

(Photo: Electronic Intifada)   Recently the David Horowitz Freedom Foundation published a dangerous and slanderous ad in the New York Times (right). The ad invokes the Nazi holocaust in order to attack supporters of BDS including several professors. Jews of conscience and others who share a similar commitment to justice must speak out in defense of […]

‘Horowitz Lambastes Islam in Near-Empty Hall at Brown U.’

Philip Weiss on

Here is a very beautiful headline in the Brown Daily Herald. The event was David Horowitz saying that the Palestinians were completely wrong, with no justice on their side at all, and Jimmy Carter is a Jew-hater, and Zionism is…

DNC chair tweets from Islamophobic gathering in Florida

Philip Weiss on

Over the weekend Interim Democratic boss Donna Brazile, attended a conference organized by the David Horowitz’s Islamophobic think tank Freedom Center. It featured rightwing intolerants, Mike Huckabee, Steve Bannon, Robert Spencer and Caroline Glick, the Israeli who denies the Nakba and the existence of Palestinian refugees. Brazile may think that she can hold the party together with Islamophobic elements, but the party is moving on. Sen. Chuck Schumer has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison, a Muslim, to fill the position Brazile holds in a nod to the party’s left wing.

New campaign uses racist posters to target Palestinian campus activists by name

Wilson Dizard on

Palestinian rights activists on American college campuses have become the target of posters that attempt to smear them as supporters of violence, with a new round of posters calling out students and teachers by name. The posters are the work of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a pro-Israel group that has a history of attempting to intimidate Palestinian activists, especially those in academia.

The right to educate

Nada Elia on

A campaign against education continues. Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University says: “The McCarthyist attack by Campus Watch/Middle East Forum, led by Daniel Pipes and David Horowitz, named as leading Islamophobes by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is no more than a witch hunt campaign aimed at silencing me and our commitment to justice-centered knowledge production.”

Posters linking Muslim students and BDS activists to terrorism appear on college campuses in California and Washington, DC

Bill Simonds on

Last week inflammatory posters linking Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association to terrorism and anti-Semitism appeared on several college campuses in California and in Washington, DC. Another poster smeared the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights as anti-Semitic. Right-wing activist David Horowitz, and his Los Angeles-based Freedom Center, took credit for the posters.

‘the last silly gasp of Jewish nationalism in America’

Jack Ross on

Jack Ross riffs on the recent post about Jewcy: The who is at least as significant as the what. Phyllis Chesler, feminist who became a David Horowitz cultist on said basis. Noah Pollak of Commentary. Andrew Bostom, collaborator of anti-Muslim…

Anonymous attacks on American Muslims for Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace signals ‘escalation’ against Palestine solidarity movement

Jesse Rubin on

On Wednesday morning, two leaders of the Palestine solidarity movement in the US awoke to find they had been brazenly targeted by anonymous pro-Israel operatives who sought to paint American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) as supporters of terrorism. Hundreds of color-print flyers with the headline “A Sketchy Alliance—America at Stake” were found littered outside the California home of Hatem Bazian, AMP chairman and UC Berkeley professor as well as outside the New York home of JVP executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson. “I felt that I was being targeted and violated,” said Bazian, likening the tactic to that used by the Ku Klux Klan. “My home and my family [were] subject to intimidation.”

William Blum: the dissident and the style

Theodore Sayeed on

Since the end of World War 2, the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of them democratically-elected. And other sharp observations from a great wit of the left, William Blum.

If American universities ignore attacks on Muslim students, who will defend them?

Alex Shams on

Alex Shams writes, “The failure of the University of Chicago – and other universities like it – to vocally defend the rights of its students to free speech, political activism, and to live in an environment free of racial and religious hatred is particularly disconcerting given the wave of Islamophobia that has overtaken the country in the last year, particularly in light of Donald Trump’s electoral victory.”

Donald Trump picks anti-Muslim intel officer to be national security adviser

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President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced today that Senator Jeff Sessions, a right-wing hardliner on immigration, will be his attorney general, and that Michael Flynn, the anti-Muslim former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, will be his national security adviser. The moves signal that Trump is rewarding those who remained loyal to him during his tumultuous presidential campaign–and that he has no intention of backing down from his hardline positions on Muslims and immigrants.

Over 1,000 faculty members sign statement condemning ‘Canary Mission’ blacklist

Nada Elia on

Over the past few years, as support for Palestinian rights has grown across the United States, student members of SJP chapters nationally have been facing intense online harassment for speaking up for Palestinian rights. One particular organization, the Canary Mission, has led multiple concerted attacks against students and faculty, tweeting about them as “Jew haters” and “terrorists” to potential employers. Over 1000 professors, representing a variety of viewpoints on Israel/Palestine, signed a statement insisting that the Canary Mission has no place on university campuses, and should not be taken seriously by university departments when evaluating prospective students for admission.

‘Everything that we have done since 9/11 is wrong’ — the worldview of Major Todd Pierce (Retired)

Philip Weiss on

Guantanamo defense lawyer Todd Pierce was an army computer technician when he witnessed the U.S. implant itself in Saudi Arabia in 1990, and an Army lawyer when he saw the hysteria following 9/11. He says Americans have no idea why Arabs and Muslims hate us, and meantime we are losing our historic legitimacy by conducting drone warfare on civilians and sacrificing our tradition of civil rights.