Official SFS College FB web page posts ‘Zionism = racism,” 80 org’s protes – Israel Information

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On an official college Fb web page, an admin posted an image of a poster that states “Zionism = racism; silence = demise; Palestine is a Queer challenge; Boycott! Divest! Sanction!”

The image was posted on the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Research at San Francisco State College web page in early July. The identical image was posted by a senior scholar of the initiative’s, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, private web page.

In response, eighty organizations wrote to the California State College (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White to alert him and the college of the “hateful” posting.

“Whereas Prof. Abdulhadi has the correct to specific spiritual, ethnic or political hatred on her private platform, it’s a flagrant breach of educational conduct for her to make use of her administrative place and the Fb web page bearing her tutorial unit’s emblem — which incorporates the identify “San Francisco State College” — to take action,” the letter mentioned. “Prof. Abdulhadi’s flagrant and illegal conduct requires your rapid consideration.”

The letter was organized by the AMCHA Initiative, a corporation with the main target of investigating and condemning antisemitic incidents. Among the organizations that signed the letter embrace Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alumns for Campus Equity, California Affiliation of Students, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, ACTA, B’nai B’rith Worldwide, Iranian American Jewish Federation, NCSY, Rabbinical Alliance of America, Students for Peace within the Center East and the Simon Wiesenthal Middle.

Many of those organizations have written letters earlier than about Abdulhadi. Final yr, she wrote on Fb publish a college web page saying, “welcoming Zionists to campus, equating Jewishness with Zionism, and giving Hillel possession of campus Jewishness to be a declaration of conflict in opposition to Arabs, Muslims, [and] Palestinians.”

Whereas the group acquired a response that the publish was unacceptable, the publish stays on the Fb web page.

Abdulhadi has additionally come to a head with the Lawfare Challenge, an NGO centered on defending civil rights, with a emphasis on antisemitism. In 2017, the group introduced a lawsuit in opposition to Abdulhadi for contributing “to a pervasively hostile setting on the faculty that violated the civil rights of Jewish college students.”

Supporters of Abdulhadi got here to her help and raised USD $51,259 for her authorized funds. Ultimately, the lawsuit was dismissed.

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