Rabab Adulhadi and other anti-Israel activists are in a panic as they face opposition. During a recent San Francisco State University (SFSU) conference, there was a lot of hand-wringing over a petition to end SFSU’s partnership with the terrorist-friendly An-Najah University in the West Bank.
Click here to sign a petition calling for San Francisco State University (SFSU) to end its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with An-Najah University in the West Bank. I
Rabab Abdulhadi is a SFSU professor, founding member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (BDS), and behind the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between her school and terrorist-friendly An-Najah University in the West Bank.
No longer will activists posing as academics to push an illiberal agenda go unopposed.
In the fevered imagination of the academic left, these are dark days at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Speakers at a two-day conference, “Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution and Citizenship Day Conference at San Francisco State University,” described a campus where a “corporatist” administration is at war with its faculty; Arab-American professors are afraid to walk alone on campus; ethnic student organizations are consigned to the dank student center basement; “Zionists” lie in wait to pounce on innocent, beleaguered proponents of “Palestine”; and “white supremacy” rules. All at one of the most radical universities in the nation.
Leading these lamentations was the director of SFSU’s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED), Rabab Abdulhadi, whose anti-Israel activism is coming back to haunt her. In addition to being named in a Lawfare Project (LP) lawsuit against SFSU alleging “anti-Semitism and overt discrimination against Jewish students,” she is at the heart of a Middle East Forum/Campus Watch campaign to end the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) she brokered between SFSU and An-Najah University, a hotbed of anti-Semitism and radicalism in the West Bank.
The conference was held on the top floor of the bustling Cesar Chavez Student Center—adorned by murals of Malcolm X and Edward Said—in spacious, light-filled Jack Adams Hall. A bulletin board near the entrance displayed a flyer calling for the removal of San Francisco’s Pioneer Monument, which it dubbed a “monument to white supremacy!” Conference programs featured a graphic of President Donald Trump’s silhouette balanced with a white fist on a scale of justice.
The audience of mostly students and small clusters of faculty ranged from a sparse fifty to sixty for the panel “Academic Freedom for Whom? Islamophobia, Palestine, and Campus Politics,” to around 250—many sitting on the floor after the seats quickly filled up—for “Muslims, Mexicans, and the Politics of Exclusion.”Full article at MEForum