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

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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 […]

New petition challenges Horowitz smear invoking Nazi holocaust to attack BDS

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network on

Recently the David Horowitz Freedom Foundation published a dangerous and slanderous ad in the New York Times. 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 justice for Palestinians and against such defilement and misuse of the holocaust.

‘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…

The spirit of ’68 lives on! Palestine advocacy and the indivisibility of justice

Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi on

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi responds to a lawsuit filed by a pro-Israel legal advocacy organization that claims San Francisco State University is rife with anti-Semitism after a 2016 visit from Jerusalem’s mayor was shut down by protesters, However, backers of the federal petition have a history of bullying universities.

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

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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

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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

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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’

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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…

Will President Wong do the right thing before he leaves SFSU?

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The president of San Francisco State University recently announced he will be stepping down, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi writes before he leaves office, “there is a real opportunity for President Wong and for SFSU and CSU to stand up for public education, to be accountable to the public, to reject and end complicity with right-wing pressures and donors.”

Death by 10,000 Cuts: The Zionist campaign to silence Palestine at SFSU

Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi on

Tomorrow, Professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi and her lawyers will appear before a Federal Court in San Francisco to once again challenge a frivolous lawsuit filed by the Lawfare Project, which describes itself as “an arm of the pro-Israel community.” In this article, Professor Abdulhadi offers an update and critical analysis on the ongoing lawsuit against her and the struggle for scholarship, pedagogy and advocacy on justice for/in Palestine as part and parcel of the indivisibility of justice.

Silencing pro-Palestinian professors – Israel’s academic army

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A small army of pro-Israeli watchdog organizations keeps a close eye on everything Palestinian academics do and say, every Tweet they post and group they join, ready to call these scholars out for alleged anti-Semitism. The groups include Hillel Int’l, which works with the Israeli ministry of education. Though critics of Israel are at last losing their fear of this army.

Jewish Historical Society channels Joe McCarthy, and cancels JVP event on Balfour

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The American Jewish Historical Society in New York was set to host a discussion later this month of the Balfour Declaration by civil rights lawyer Robert Herbst, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Palestinian lawyer Jonathan Kuttab. Then the event came under attack from far-right pro-Israel supporters and the history organization folded, canceling the discussion as well as a play reading on the US relationship to Israel.

The Spirit of ’68 Lives On: Zionism as racism, and the network of lies

Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi on

Part two in a series where Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi examines a federal complaint filed against her, the California State University Board of Trustees, and the San Francisco State University by the Lawfare Project, a self-described “legal arm for the pro-Israel community” whose executive director affirmed that its objective is to “make the enemy pay.”

Struggling for justice at San Francisco State University

Saliem Shehadeh on

Students, staff, and faculty at San Francisco State University are under investigation by the university on trumped up charges of anti-Semitism brought forth by San Francisco Hillel. This is the latest in a long history of accusations made against Palestinians and Palestinian advocates at SFSU by the pro-Israel organization. Saliem Shehadeh unpacks the latest accusations and writes, “Hillel’s baseless complaint, in this case, is intended to wash out the grievances that the Arab, Muslim and Palestinian community have made to SFSU. And the university’s misconduct of this investigation affirms that the university is not able to make an objective decision based on the facts.”

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

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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.”