AMCHA’s Responses to Antisemitic Activity at San Jose State University

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1. San Jose State University professor who promotes the academic boycott of Israel organized a workshop on how to teach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to high school students

  • INCIDENT: SJSU Professor Persis Karim, who has publicly declared her animosity towards the Jewish state of Israel and participated in efforts to harm it, organized a workshop through the SJSU Middle East Studies Program for teachers and professors on “how to educate students about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”
  • 4/16/13 – AMCHA’s RESPONSE: AMCHA Initiative sent a letter to SJSU President Mohammad Qayoumi urging him to ensure that a workshop on how to teach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to high school and college students, organized by a Middle East Studies professor who has endorsed the academic boycott of Israel, will not have an anti-Israel bias.