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  • April 8, 2016 – SFSU Attendee at a Jewish Event on campus (Aaron) “…But, in a decision that should deeply disturb all who value a civil society, and one that I as a Jew find profoundly demoralizing, the police were instructed not to remove the disruptors and instead to stand by and watch the event be completely shut down. Please let that sink in. Public university administrators and police stood and watched as the Mayor of Jerusalem, the Jewish student organization that sponsored him, and all of us in attendance, were permanently bullied off the stage. …it would seem the spectacle was intended to send a message to campus Jews. Don’t invite Israeli dignitaries. They aren’t welcome. We won’t protect you, and we will humiliate you, your guests, and the Jewish community if you do. If this was the intended message, it was received.” Read more
  • May 2014, Hillel at SFSU Recounts Jewish Students in Tears – “A large group of pro-Palestinians entered the campus quad and held a counter-rally [to the Jewish students’ Israel Independence Day event]. They were extremely vocal and their chants extreme…it became very tense. [M]any [recanted] afterward…how intimidating it had been. A few [Jewish] students left in tears.” Read more
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    ClassificationDate-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT5/10/16 – A student filed a bias report and a police report alleging that he had been physically targeted on campus by a GUPS student in the month following Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s appearance on campus.  The student wrote, “He was either trying to provoke a physical confrontation or just flat‐out intimidate me.  He did not say anything.  I decided to walk away, but I feared for my safety at the time and afterwards.”
    SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
    VERBAL ASSAULT;
    CONDONING TERRORISM;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    4/6/16 – GUPS members and other protesters disrupted a Hillel event involving a speech by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat where a few minutes into the speech, about two dozen protesters , with the intent of shutting down the event, entered and loudly shouted, ““Get the hell off our campus!”…Long live the Intifada…Intifada, Intifada…From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free.” They succeeded in stopping the event due to the loud disruptions that occured for about an hour in a very clear willful, material and substantial disruption. Also during the disruption, Jweekly reported on protestors telling a Hillel staffer, “We don’t want you on this campus,” to which the Hiller staffer responded, “We’re part of this campus.”
    ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION:DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    9/26/16 – GUPS SFSU held a demonizing and delegitimizing event on campus to commemorate, “one of the hundreds of massacres committed on the Palestinian people: Sabra and Shatila.” A Facebook post about the event explained that GUPS SFSU accuses Israel of “ongoing genocide” and stressed, “we hold the United States and Israel [responsible] for the continue repressions among our communities from police killing black and brown men and women to the Assad regime slaughtering Syrians. If we were to commemorate every massacre in Palestinian history, having an event every single day of the year would still not be enough. Today was about showing that we will not forget what was done to our people in September of 1982, nor 2016.” Images from the event showed signs saying, “Ethnic Cleansing since 1948” and “End Settler-Colonialism.”
    DELEGITIMIZATION 5/5/16 – In a formal statement that GUPS published in support of SFSU Ethnic Studies, they referred to Israel as a “settler colonial state”
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    5/5/16 – In a statement published in Mondoweis explaining why they protested a talk by the Jerusalem mayor at SFSU, GUPS students falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “racism”.
    COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
    4/20/16 – AMED sponsored an event on campus entitled, “From Oakland to Palestine: A Delegation, Prisons, Repression and Resistance” where the majority of speakers engaged in antisemitic remarks. Panelists included Emory Douglas, Diana Block, Anna Henry, Rachel Herzing, Manuel La Fontaine, Claude Marks, Isaac Ontiveros, Jaime Veve, Nathaniel Moore and Michael Ritter. The event was moderated by Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. In his talk, Claude Marks demonized Israel with accusations that it is a country of colonialism, violence, sadism and genocide, including stating that genocide is normalized. Moderator Rabab Abdulhadi denied Jews self-determination by supporting the right to return which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish country stating, “Israel does not want the Palestinians to practice the right of return because to them the Palestinians…[have to be] erased and completely gotten rid of”. Diana Block demonized Israel as a Zionist, apartheid, land confiscating, terrorist state and additionally called for BDS. Isaac Ontiveros denied Jews self-determination saying that Israel practiced, “extremely violent orders of all different types into Palestine…into the historical 1948 territories that the State of Israel calls the State of Israel at this point” and further delegitimized and demonized Israel through accusations of “Israeli colonialism, settler colonialism, of apartheid, and the genocidal process…systematically [and] sadistically, to bring to bear the most technologically advanced methodology to do that…” Anna Henry delegitimized Israel by referring to Israel as the “so-called state of Israel”. Nathaniel Moore and Jaime Veve delegitimized Israel with defining remarks of colonialism and “a settler colonial project”. Manuel La Fontaine likened Jews to Nazis with a reference to Israelis as “Neo-Nazi”.
    HISTORICAL;
    CONDONING TERRORISM;
    COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
    4/12/16 – As part of the National SJP’s tour, “Right 2 Education,” speakers came and spoke at SFSU, co-sponsored by AMED. During the event, speakers alluded to historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish power and control stating, “We all know that they have the money, they have the power” and media are “paid voices.” Speakers condoned terrorism saying that knife attacks and rock throwing is part of a right to resist to “bring attention.” Speakers made comparisons of Jews to Nazis or European antisemites stating, “This type of trauma was not only present in Europe, it’s also the same tactics that they still use today….It’s the same thing with Zionism, still use their atrocities that happened to their people to further support for injustice” and that Israeli Jews are not making the connection that they are doing to others what was done to them. Speakers additionally denied Jews self-determination saying Jews, “fabricate our history to make it look like they have a right to exist in our country” and referencing the result of “dissolv[ing] the state of Israel. Because the state of Israel was built to be a racist state.” Demonizing statements were prevalent throughout including accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing, executions, of wanting to attack whole communities, taking children away because they want to, that it is “their [Israelis] passion, to suppress us, to cease our right to exist,” and that it is, “a hunt for them, a game, a Hunger Game for them.” Finally, Speakers also delegitimized Israel referring to Israel as a “neosettler colonial power that’s inside of Palestine” and made numerous calls for BDS.
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
    DEMONIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
    3/16/16 – AMED held the event, “Decolonizing Feminisms: Grounding Gender, Sexual and Gender Justice (Women’s Herstory Month)” with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, College of Ethnic Studies and Alisa Bierria, Associate Director of the Center for Race and Gender UC Berkeley. During the event, the focus of both participants revolved around BDS and intersectionality. During her talk, Abdulhadi further demonized with statements such as, “But it was not only white supremacy that was the hegemonic corrector of the feminist academy, but for our purposes it was also Zionism in the women’s movement” as well as saying that an individual mentioned was, “no dumb Zionist”. Bierria additionally demonized Israel by reading a statement that accused Israel of “one sided slaughter…massacre” and saying Israel is “killing children, thousands of children [and calling it] a defensive act”. Remarks in the Q & A section by audience members additionally denied Jews self-determination with statements calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, as well as that the “anti-pinkwashing movement needs to re-center [around] the dismantling of Zionism”.
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
    2/29/16 – The Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED), which is under the College of Ethnic Studies, co-hosted an event with GUPS entitled, “GUPS 101 Series: Palestine with Dr. Abdulhadi”. During her talk, Abdulhadi denied Jewish self-determination by advocating for a one-state, which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish state as well as stating, “There can be peace only If Israel is defeated”. She further demonized Israel stating “Zionism is racism”, accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and claiming, “Israelis can come every single night, and they do, and rape people and harass people and take them and blow up homes every single day.” Abdulhadi delegitimized Israel calling it “settler colonialism” and saying Israel “is taking more land, what they call settlements, but actually it’s [all of Israel is] all settlements.” She additionally called for BDS.
    CONDONDING TERRORISM;
    DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    10/15/15 – An announcement of a demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate on the SFSU GUPS Facebook page stated: “General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS SFSU) supports the uprisings in Palestine! We Stand with our Brothers and Sisters in the streets, and we will find victory!…End to the Zionist State! End to the killings of our Men, Women and Children in cold blood! End to the colonist empire!”
    DELEGITIMIZATION9/21/15 – GUPS held a “die-in” in honor of “the fallen of Syria and Palestine” in Malcolm X Plaza, and at least one student held a sign that contained a large Jewish star with the words “End Settler Colonialism” superimposed on it.
    DELEGITIMIZATION 4/17/15 – GUPS advertised their Israeli Apartheid Week event with the words “Join us in cross-cultural resistance against apartheid” and accused the Israeli military of terrorism.

     

    In the News ?

    September 15, 2016:
    Connecticut Jewish Ledger – SF State president: University failed students in protest of J’lm mayor 

    September 12, 2016:
    The Algemeiner – Campus Watchdog: San Francisco State U’s ‘Deafening Silence’ Over Ties to Radical Palestinian Counterpart Reflects Complacency to Anti-Israel Behavior (INTERVIEW)

    September 10, 2016:
    Golden Gate Xpress – PETITION CRITICIZES SF STATE’S RELATIONSHIP TO PALESTINIAN UNIVERSITY

    September 9, 2016:
    Golden Gate Xpress – STUDENT PROTESTS RESULT IN NEW PROTOCOL

    September 8, 2016:
    J Weekly – Two Views | What’s missing in SFSU report on the April ‘shout-down’ of Jerusalem mayor?

    September 8, 2016:
    J Weekly – Editorial | SFSU report fails to lay blame where it belongs

    September 7, 2016:
    Change.org – End SFSU cooperation with An-Najah. Universities should not support glorifying terrorism.

    September 7, 2016:
    Golden Gate Express – INVESTIGATION OF BARKAT PROTEST LEADS TO NEW UNIVERSITY PROTOCOL

    September 7, 2016:
    The Times of Israel – SF State president: University failed students in protest of Jerusalem mayor

    September 6, 2016:
    Forward – San Francisco College Admits It Bungled Protest of Jerusalem Mayor

    September 2, 2016:
    Medium – GUPS Statement in response to SFSU’s Independent Review of Jerusalem Mayor Protest

    September 2, 2016:
    Inside Higher Ed – San Francisco State Releases Report on Mishandled Protest

    July 6, 2016:
    The Algemeiner – Campus Watchdog: San Francisco State U Hiding Partnership With Palestinian College Notorious for Jihadist Activity

    May 10, 2016:
    Breitbart – Report: Anti-Israel Week Clouds Holocaust Day at UC Irvine

    May 5, 2016:
    J Weekly – opinions | S.F. State and a teachable moment
    (Description note, “When I spoke with our Jewish students I heard repeated concerns about the climate on our campus. Their experiences, and the experiences of other student groups, reveal a large gap between S.F. State’s institutional values and the lived experiences of many of our students. One cannot learn in the context of fear, nor can learning prosper without exposure to the world of ideas. The Hillel event signaled that we have much to learn in this regard. But we will get better. I am committed to that goal.”)

    April 15, 2016:
    Long Island Exchange – Rep. Zeldin Statement Condemning Growing BDS Movement On College Campuses Across America

    April 14, 2016:
    J Weekly – editorial | Intimidating Jewish students is not ‘free speech’
    (Description note, “And the kind of bullying that has been increasing on our college campuses, especially in the Bay Area, targets one group: Jewish students, who are seen as representatives of Israel, proxies for the actions and policies of the country’s government and military. As such, they are considered fair game for insults, slurs, public humiliation and intimidation…It’s not a slippery slope. It’s a leap off a cliff, straight down. The University of California regents took an important step last month when they approved a resolution against intolerance. It states, among other things, that “anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism” will not be tolerated on any U.C. campus. That correctly distinguishes between political protest and hate speech. As detailed in our story this week, Jewish student groups are trying to pass a similar resolution at Stanford.”)

    April 14, 2016:
    The College Fix – Here’s one theory why SFSU cops didn’t stop protesters who shouted down Jerusalem mayor

    April 11, 2016:
    Examiner – Political debates heat up at SFSU

    April 8, 2016:
    The Times of Israel – Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in San Francisco
    (Description note, “…But, in a decision that should deeply disturb all who value a civil society, and one that I as a Jew find profoundly demoralizing, the police were instructed not to remove the disruptors and instead to stand by and watch the event be completely shut down. Please let that sink in. Public university administrators and police stood and watched as the Mayor of Jerusalem, the Jewish student organization that sponsored him, and all of us in attendance, were permanently bullied off the stage. …it would seem the spectacle was intended to send a message to campus Jews. Don’t invite Israeli dignitaries. They aren’t welcome. We won’t protect you, and we will humiliate you, your guests, and the Jewish community if you do. If this was the intended message, it was received.”)

    April 8, 2016:
    Fire – San Francisco State Student Protesters Disrupt Speech by Jerusalem Mayor
    (Description note, “President Wong pledged a “full investigation of this incident to determine if any violations of campus policy occurred.” Judging from the videos, this is not a difficult question. SFSU quite clearly prohibits the “[w]illful, material and substantial disruption or obstruction of a University-related activity,” which would presumably include indoor speeches hosted by student groups. It could not be credibly argued that almost an hour of continuous chanting was not intended to disrupt Barkat’s speech. In fact, that’s exactly what happened. Without a right to listen to another person speak, the right to free speech is a hollow promise, subject to the heckler’s veto.”)

    April 7, 2016:
    SF State News – Message from President Wong: Civil Discourse
    (Description note, “Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem was invited to speak yesterday on campus by SF Hillel, a student organization. The Mayor’s talk, held at Seven Hills, was disrupted by a small but loud group of protesters. Members of our community who attended the event were deprived of an opportunity to hear from the Mayor…While there is a right to dissent, we must also uphold the right to speak and to learn.”)

    April 7, 2016:
    Golden Gate Express – General Union of Palestine Students Storm Meeting With Jerusalem Mayor
    (Description note, “GUPS was joined by members of the Black Student Union, the League of Filipino Students, and Defend and Advance Ethnic Studies. The crowd of about 40 students quickly took up chants, clapping, waving Palestinian flags and thrusting their fists in the air.”)

    April 7, 2016:
    The Jerusalem Post – Watch: Anti-Israel protesters crash Jerusalem mayor Barkat’s speech in San Francisco

    February 23, 2016:
    Golden Gate Xpress – Vassar Through the Eyes of a Non-Jewish Zionist Professor
    (Description note, “The General Union of Palestine Students came together at Malcom X Plaza Tuesday afternoon in a demonstration of solidarity with Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq, who is being imprisoned without charges by the Israeli government and is currently on a hunger strike…GUPS rallied at the plaza and marched to the College of Ethnic Studies in opposition to potential loss of funding.”)

    November 7, 2015:
    Golden Gate Xpress – General Union of Palestine Students Honor Edward Said Mural Anniversary
    (Description note, “”SF State’s General Union of Palestine Students and Associated Students, Inc. honored English and comparative literature professor, author and Palestine nation advocate Edward Said Thursday. “Edward Said is a genius, essentially,” said GUPS general member Lubna Morrar. “I view him on the same level as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Angela Davis, as a person who was fighting for Palestinian people. The eighth-annual Edward Said Mural Celebration was held at noon in the Malcolm X Plaza and continued with a ceremonial banquet in Jack Adams Hall at 6 p.m. The mural has been the center of controversy and criticism since its inception, with some arguing that it promotes anti-Semitism, according to a 2013 story from the Golden Gate Xpress.”)

    October 14, 2015: During a USA speaking tour across college campuses, Bassem Tamimi posts a blood libel message on Facebook that included a photo of a boy with stitches across his torso, along with the message: “When Israelis arrest Palestinian CHILDREN, what is the purpose? To STEAL THEIR ORGANS. The same #Zionists doing this control the #media.”

    September 30, 2015:
    EVENT – Bassem Tamimi: Our Destiny is to Resist
    (Quotes from Tamimi during the event: “[supporting our cause] is your duty because we became the victims of the victims when the international community served the results of the holocaust. For that we are responsible for the problem and responsible for the solution as well.” “We need you, we need your struggle, we need you to go after your belief. We can’t continue if we see that nobody cares. It will push us to have more than ISIS in the region, because Israel is more worse than ISIS.” “The zionists occupied the Jewish suffering and the Jewish religion to use it for their own interests.” “The image of the Israeli in my mind is a settler or soldier destroying my land and killing my uncle or cousin.” “The Israeli society is sick because they are occupied by the zionist thought. They took the holocaust from the humanitarian level and they make it into ethnicity. They can’t see the suffering of others because they think that those who suffer less than their suffering, it is not suffering.”)

    June 24, 2015:
    TheJewishPress.com – A Tale of Two Professors in the Age of Obama (Part One)

    May 9, 2015:
    American Thinker – State-Funded University Promoting Alliances with Hamas-dominated Palestinian Universities?

    May 8, 2015:
    EVENT – Palestine: It’s Time To Go HOME!
    (Description note, “GUPS will be commemorating those who were internally and externally displaced as a result of the 1948 Zionist war on the Palestinians and their land. The memory of the catastrophe of 1948 is personal and communal in character. An Estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled and over 500 towns and villages were destroyed. For over six decades, Palestinians have been fighting for the right of return, but we are longer asking, we are demanding!”)

    May 9, 2015:
    Campus Watch – Rabab Abdulhadi Promotes Alliances with Hamas-dominated Palestinian Universities
    (Description note, “If SFSU President Leslie Wong truly supported Abdulhadi’s efforts, he would broadcast that one of his professors has succeeded in setting up a memorandum of understanding with a Hamas-dominated Palestinian university. We await his announcement with bated breath.”)

    April 21, 2015:
    Golden Gate Xpress – Palestinian community gather in rally of Israeli Apartheid Week
    (Description note, “A mock wall stood at the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza between the stage and the Cesar Chavez Student Center as a simulation of the barrier in West Bank in Israel to draw attention to the current affairs on that side of the world.)The General Union of Palestine Students hosted a rally to commemorate Israeli Apartheid Week April 17. The rally at SF State is part of a series of international events to draw attention to the global and political policies the state of Israel holds against Palestinians, according to GUPS president Lubna Morrar.”)

    April 7, 2015:
    The Elder of Ziyon – SFSU partnering with terror supporting An Najah University (Mike Lumish)
    (Description note, “The ADL has this to say about An-Najah National University: …Today the student council of An-Najah is known for its advocacy of anti-Israel violence and its recruitment of Palestinian college students into terrorist groups. The council, almost completely controlled by factions loyal to Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah, glorifies suicide bombings and propagandizes for jihad against Israel. Hamas has described An-Najah as a “greenhouse for martyrs.”… The truth is that Jewish parents should feel confident sending their kids to SFSU, because the chances of actual anti-Semitic violence are low. As long as the kid keeps his head down, does not in any way stand up for the Jewish people or the Jewish state of Israel, he or she should be just fine.”)

    April 5, 2015:
    Blogger – San Francisco State University proud of new relationship with An-Najah University, the “greenhouse for martyrs.”

    March 11, 2015:
    Golden Gate Xpress – Campus Community Responds to Anti-Semitic Title
    (Description note: “Astren, who has taught at SF State for 19 years, said past incidents between Palestinian and Jewish students may have been considered anti-Semitic, but he believes the administration has been receptive and reactive in order to fix those issues.”)

    February 26, 2015:
    NBC Bay Area – San Francisco State University Responds to Conservative Group’s List Naming It a Top Anti-Semitic College

    November 21, 2014:
    Frontpage Mag – Judeophobia on Full Display at UCLA

    November 6, 2014:
    Golden Gate Xpress – Palestinian students embrace the power of culture, celebrate activist mural

    October 13, 2014:
    Jews Down Under – San Francisco University & the Strange Case of Dr Rabab Abdulhadi

    October 9, 2014:
    EVENT – AMED presents: Repression, Resilience, Resistance: From Gaza and Jerusalem to Ferguson and Oakland

    October 2014:
    The Tower – On Many Campuses, Hate is Spelled SJP

    September 30, 2014:
    Golden Gate Xpress – GUPS remembers lives lost in 1980s Shatila massacre

    September 30, 2014:
    EVENT – From Sabra to Shajayah: We Will Never Forget!

    September 22, 2014:
    Times of Israel – Reservists called up for next Hamas frontline — US campuses

    August 25, 2014:
     Israel Thrives- SFSU and the Abdulhadi Embarrasment

    August 16, 2014:
     EVENT- Block The Boat for Gaza!
     (Description note -SJP at UC Berkeley, SJP at Stanford and GUPS at SFSU are all involved. Text includes – “Stop Israel at the Port. Zionism isn’t welcome on our Coast! West Coast Blockade of the Israeli Zim Ship. Port of Oakland. STOP THE SIEGE ON GAZA! END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE! RIGHT OF RETURN FOR ALL PALESTINIAN REFUGEES! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION!.. We should always remember that the Palestinian resistance did not begin with Israel’s latest bombardment, nor did it begin during the last bombardment. It has been going on since 1948, since Israel came into existence. And it will not cease until Israeli apartheid falls. We refuse to allow Israel to conduct its business as usual, here in the Bay and everywhere!” Every Saturday, the Israeli owned Zim shipping line docks and unloads its cargo at the Port of Oakland. Let this action be the beginning of a sustained campaign to stop the Israeli ship from ever unloading in our town. From Seattle to Oakland to Los Angeles – turn the Israeli ship around! We encourage all of our allies on the West Coast to join us in ensuring that Zim ships are not welcome anywhere.”)

    August 7, 2014:
     J Weekly – Eight locals among Mideast scholars calling for Israel academic boycott

    July 22, 2014:
    Truth Revolt – CA Taxpayers And Professors Express Outrage Over State-Funded Professor Meeting With Terrorists

    July 22, 2014:
    SD Jewish World – Protests mount against SFSU professor’s trip

    July 16, 2014:
    Legal Insurrection – Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall

    July 2, 2014:
    PJ Media – Why You Should Be Outraged at San Francisco State University

    July 2, 2014:
    Brandeis Center – The Worst Campus Anti-Semitic Incidents of 2013-2014

    June 27, 2014:
    Watchdog.org – Professors fear taxpayer abuse at San Francisco State University

    June 27, 2014:
    JNS – One professor’s twisted definition of ‘scholarship’

    June 27, 2014:
    Jewish Press – SFSU: Supporting Terrorists is Legitimate University-Funded ‘Research’

    June 27, 2014:
    Times of Israel – Dear Professor Fred Astren, Why Does San Francisco State University Support Violence Against Jews?

    June 26, 2014:
    The Blaze – California University President Backs Professor’s Terrorist Junket Paid for With Taxpayer Cash

    June 26, 2014:
    J Weekly – SFSU challenged for funding professor’s trip

    June 26, 2014:
    Truth Revolt – CA Professors: State Money Should Not Be Used For Personal Political Agendas And Meetings with Terrorists

    June 24, 2014:

    JNS – San Francisco State University challenged for funding meetings with terrorists

    June 24, 2014:
    JNS – SFSU challenged again for funding terrorist meeting

    June 24, 2014:
    San Diego Jewish World – State Controller asked to probe professor’s expenses

    June 24, 2014:
    Truth Revolt – SFSU: We’ll Fight ‘Censorship’ of Taxpayer-Funded Pro-Terror Trips by Professors

    June 24, 2014:
    Independent Sentinel – SFSU Is Okay With Funding Anti-Semitic Pro-Terror Trips

    June 20, 2014:
    Breitbart – SFSU Israel-Bashing Professor’s Partisans Strike Back

    thumbs-downJune 19, 2014 –
    UNIVERSITY RESPONSE
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      SFSU President Wong issued a public statement saying that “the allegations against Professor Abdulhadi have no merit,” and that Abdulhadi’s trip was relevant to her research

    June 18, 2014:
    AMCHA – Public Statement Response by Prof. Abdulhadi

    June 18, 2014:
    Jewish Voice NY – SFSU Money Funded Terrorist Meeting

    June 18, 2014:
    Israel National News – Op-Ed: Californians, You are Paying for Bash-Israel Events

    June 18, 2014:
    Israel and Stuff – Why is California Paying for Bash-Israel Events?

    June 18, 2014:
    National Review – Anti-Semites Rock Colleges: Students for Justice in Palestine has a long record of Jew-hatred.

    June 16, 2014:
     Campus Reform – San Francisco State Univ. funds professors’ Middle East meeting with terrorists

    June 6, 2014:
     Times of Israel – San Francisco State University Funds Hatred

    June 1, 2014:
     Washington Times – Calif. taxpayers funded professors’ meeting with terrorists

    May 28, 2014:
     Truth Revolt – Wiesenthal Center on SFSU: Why is Taxpayer Money ‘Being Spent to Visit People Affiliated with Terrorism?’ 

    May 28, 2014:
     Truth Revolt – SFSU Students: ‘Not Surprised’ Professors Used US Taxpayer Money to Meet with Terrorists

    May 27, 2014:
     San Diego Jewish World – SFSU professor accused of using state funds to meet with terrorists; pro-Israel groups demand probe 

    May 27, 2014:
    Truth Revolt – SFSU Professors Met with Terrorists Tied to American Deaths on Taxpayer’s Dime

    May 27, 2014: 
     AMCHA – INCIDENT -Evidence indicates Professor Rabab Abdulhadi’s self-described Political Solidary Tour titled “Labor Delegation to Palestine 2014” involved an egregious misuse of University and taxpayer funds, including meetings with known terrorists

    May 15, 2014:
    San Francisco State Unbecoming blog – San Francisco State GUPS attempts to disrupt Jewish students celebration

    April 28, 2014:
    Watchdog.org – Taxpayer-funded anti-Semitism on California’s campuses

    April 2, 2014:
    Jewish Voice NY – Jewish Groups Ask SFSU President to Investigate Professor Who Promotes Terrorism

    April 2, 2014:
    Front Page Magazine – Terrorists on Campus

    March 6, 2014:
     Campus Watch – SFSU Prof Advocates Violence against Israel

    March 6, 2014:
    EVENT:SFSU professors, including Professor Rahab Abdulhadi hosted an event about their trip to the “West Bank” and “the 1948 areas of Palestine” (i.e. Israel)

    March 5, 2014:
    The Algemeiner – Jewish Groups Express Concern About Anti-Semitism at California State Colleges

    March 5, 2014:
     San Diego Jewish World – 5 Pro-Israel groups protest SFSU gathering

    February 21, 2014:
     CBS San Francisco – Terror Investigators Probe Former SFSU Student Over Online Posts Threatening Violence

    February 20, 2014:
    The Algemeiner – Watchdog: FBI, San Francisco Police Investigating Student Leader After Violent Posts About IDF, Hillel

    February 20, 2014:
     J Weekly – Palestinian student in knife photo no longer at SFSU

    February 20, 2014:
    San Francisco State Unbecoming – From KTVU: SFSU student under fire for anti-Semitic online posts

    February 20, 2014:
    San Francisco State Unbecoming – Documentation of Mohammad G. Hammad’s threats.

    February 20, 2014:
    San Francisco State Unbecoming – The Nightmare is Over at San Francisco State University

    February 20, 2014:
    Golden Gate Express – UPDATE: Zionist group pushes for legal action against Palestinian student group and its members

    February 19, 2014:
    Simon Wiesenthal Center – Wiesenthal Center Commends SFSU for Actions Taken Against Student Group Leader for Threats Against Jews

     February 19, 2014:
    Jewish Journal – INCIDENT -Palestinian SFSU Student No Longer Enrolled at School

    February 19, 2014:
    Jewish Press – SFSU Student Continued Posting Violent Threats Against IDF, Jews

    February 18, 2014:
    KTVU – Group calls for investigation into student’s offensive online posts

    February 18, 2014:
    KTVU – SFSU student under fire for anti-Semitic online posts

    February 6, 2014:
    Times of Israel – Arab Anti-Zionists Call for Murder at San Francisco State University

     January 2014 – 
    UNIVERSITY RESPONSE
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     President Wong position on the ASA Boycott

    December 18, 2013:
    Jewish Voice NY – President of Campus Palestinian Group Wants to Stab Israeli Soldiers ‎‎

    December 12, 2013:
    J Weekly – SFSU student allegedly threatens Israeli soldier

    December 11, 2013:
    Golden Gate Express – Non-student groups force President Wong to address student rights of free speech

    December 11, 2013:
    Mercury News – Thomas D. Elias: Whitewashing anti-Semitism leads to more hate

    thumbs-down December 10, 2013 – 
    UNIVERSITY RESPONSE
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      President Wong issues a statement asking that we all stay committed to free speech in light of campus event and GUPS President Mr. Hammad’s direct and public threats to behead all who support the IDF 

    December 5, 2013 – 
    AMCHA Initiative – Violent Public Postings Uncovered of the President of SFSU-Funded Student Group (General Union of Palestine Students)

    December 3, 2013:
    Jewish Journal – Palestinian SFSU student’s photo condemned as ‘potential threat’

    December 3, 2013:
    Jewish Press – Did SFSU Student Post Selfie with Knife: ‘I Want to Stab an Israeli Soldier’

    December 2, 2013:
    KRON 4 – Photo of Knief-Wielding SFSU Student Prompts Warning on ‘Potential Threat to Jewish Students’

    November 26, 2013:
    The Algemeiner – As Legislators Congratulate SF State University President for Standing up to Anti-Semitism, Student Group Hate Speech Exposed

    November 25, 2013: 
    California State Legislators sign a letter to President Wong thanking him for denouncing the senseless acts of intolerance that occurred in the event

    November 22, 2013:
    San Francisco Examiner – Anti-Semitic writing alleged at S.F. State event

    November 21, 2013:
    J Weekly – Outcry over anti-Semitism at mural event at S.F. State

     November 19, 2013 – UNIVERSITY RESPONSE:
    AMCHA – President Wong’s statement condemning the stencils, promising to investigate the matter further and to take appropriate action

    thumbs-down November 7, 2013 –EVENT:
    AMCHA – SFSU-Funded Student Group (General Union of Palestine Students) Event Calls on the Murder of Jews in Stencils Used

    April 18, 2013:
    Indybay – SF: Pinkwashing apartheid

    November 22, 2011:
    The New York Times – Israel and ‘Pinkwashing’

     

    Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

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    GUPS SFSU held a demonizing and delegitimizing event on campus to commemorate, “one of the hundreds of massacres committed on the Palestinian people: Sabra and Shatila.” A Facebook post about the event explained that GUPS SFSU accuses Israel of “ongoing genocide” and stressed, “we hold the United States and Israel [responsible] for the continue repressions among our communities from police killing black and brown men and women to the Assad regime slaughtering Syrians. If we were to commemorate every massacre in Palestinian history, having an event every single day of the year would still not be enough. Today was about showing that we will not forget what was done to our people in September of 1982, nor 2016.” Images from the event showed signs saying, “Ethnic Cleansing since 1948” and “End Settler-Colonialism.” Source credit: GUPS SFSU Facebook Page (September 26, 2016) 


     



    “The Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, tried to give a speech at San Francisco State University, April 6, 2016, but was shouted down and constantly interrupted by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). SJP is linked to Hamas, which to some, SJP is known as Hamas on Campus. ” (April 6, 2016)

     



    “Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s speech at the University of San Francisco” Credit: Jerusalem Municipality (April 6, 2016)


     

    Source Credit: GUPS event commemorating the 67th Nakba on campus  (May 8, 2015) 

    Source Credit: GUPS event commemorating the 67th Nakba on campus (May 8, 2015) 

    Source Credit: GUPS member Awwad Yasin waives the Palestinian flag during the Israeli Apartheid Week Rally (April 17, 2015) 

    Source Credit: GUPS member Awwad Yasin waives the Palestinian flag during the Israeli Apartheid Week Rally (April 17, 2015) 

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    To report antisemitic activity at this or any other campus, you may:

    BDS Tracker

    No divestment vote has taken place.


    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty

    STUDENT BDS

    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS:
    General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)

    FACULTY BDS

    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 13

    1. Rabab Abdulhadi*
    2. Joanne Barker
    3. Andy Chung
    4. Andreana Clay
    5. C. Rueda Esquibel
    6. Dina Ibrahim
    7. Marie-Marcelle Kardush
    8. Felix Salvador Kury
    9. Mira Nabulsi
    10. Juliane Perez
    11. James Quesada
    12. Kasturi Ray
    13. Anantha Sudhakar

    * Organizer of US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

     


    AMCHA Activism

    July 22, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds of CA Taxpayers and Professors Express Outrage Over SFSU-Funded Terrorist Meetings – 7 Groups Demand State Governing Board Investigate

    June 26, 2014 – VOICES: Outraged Community Members Appalled at SFSU’s Defense of Pro-Terror Trip

    June 26, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: Professors to CA Controller: State Money Should Not Be Used For Personal Political Agendas And Meetings with Terrorists

    June 25, 2014 – VOICES: 12 UCSD Professors Write CA Controller Chiange RE: SFSU Supoprt of Political, Pro-Terror Trip

    June 24, 2014 – BULLETIN: SFSU Defends Taxpayer-Funded Pro-Terror Trips by Professors

    June 24, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: 8 Groups to CA Controller: Audit SFSU-Funded Terrorist Meetings

    June 19, 2014 – Public Statement by SFSU President Wong

    June 18, 2014 – Public Statement Response by Prof. Abdulhadi

    May 27, 2014 – AMCHA and 7 Other Organizations Write SFSU President Leslie Wong Regarding SFSU Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi’s Egregious Misuse of University and Taxpayer Funds and Meetings with Terrorists in University-Funded Trip “Labor Delegation to Palestine 2014″

    May 27, 2014 – BULLETIN: SFSU Funded Terrorist Meetings: Public Records Inquiry Indicates Professor Lied to University Check Signers About Middle East Trip – 8 Groups Demand Action

    May 27, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: SFSU $$$ Funded Terrorist Meetings

    April 30, 2014 – BULLETIN: University Administrators to Blame for Tsunami of Campus Antisemitism

    April 23, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: 1,000 Californians Sign Petition to Senator Liu and Assemblymember Williams

    March 31, 2014 – Insider’s guide to campus bias faced by Jews

    March 27, 2014 – California Students Testify About Anti-Semitism on Campus

    March 26, 2014 – BULLETIN: Jewish Groups to Pres. Wong: SFSU Prof Promoting Terrorism; Investigate

    March 26, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: Four Jewish Groups to President Wong: SFSU Prof Promoting Terrorism; Investigate

    March 26, 2014 – AMCHA and Jewish Organizations Write President Wong about Professor Abdulhadi and SFSU Faculty Event Condoning Terrorism

    March 24, 2014 – BULLETIN: Students and AMCHA Share Campus Antisemitism Experiences with Assembly Members of the Newly Formed Campus Climate Committee

    March 21, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: Amcha Urges New Select Committee on Campus Climate to Acknowledge and Address Antisemitism

    March 5, 2014 – BULLETIN: SFSU Faculty Holding Event Exclusively to Promote Antisemitic Boycott of Israel

    March 5, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: SFSU Faculty Holding Event Exclusively to Promote Antisemitic Boycott of Israel

    March 5, 2014 – AMCHA Initiative’s letter President Wong and the CSU Trustees

    February 20, 2014 – BULLETIN: Violent SFSU Student Update: Mohammad Hammad No Longer Enrolled or Living on Campus

    February 18, 2014 – LIST OF VIOLENT POSTINGS -Mohammad G. Hammad’s Postings 8/7/10 – 11/22/13

    February 18, 2014 – BULLETIN: SFSU Safety Alert: Violent Postings from Student Turned Over to Local Law Enforcement

    February 18, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: AMCHA Initiative Uncovers Violent Postings from SFSU Student and Turns Over to Law Enforcement

    December 16, 2013 – AMCHA Asks President Wong if Jewish Students are Safe at SFSU

    December 10, 2013 – AMCHA Contacts Ethnic Studies Dean Regarding Professor Who Incites Students to Violence

    December 10, 2013 – President Wong Responds – Threats as “Respectful Disagreement”

    December 5, 2013 – AMCHA Seeks Plan for the Protection of Jewish Students

    November 27, 2013 – AMCHA Thanks California State Legislators for Letter to SFSU President

    November 25, 2013 – Letter from California State Legislators to SFSU President

    November 21, 2013 – AMCHA Calls On Dean Monteiro to Condemn On-Campus Event

    November 20, 2013 – AMCHA Thanks President Wong for Taking a Stand

    November 19, 2013 – President Wong Responds

    November 18, 2013 – AMCHA Asks President Wong to Condemn On-Campus Event