San Francisco State University has been a hotbed of anti-Semitism for decades.
In 2014 at San Francisco State University, Mohammad Hammad, the president of GUPS (General Union of Palestinian Students) an offshoot of SJP, posted a photo on his Tumblr page in which he was holding a knife. In a caption to the photo, Hammad openly threatened murder: “I seriously can not get over how much I love this blade. It is the sharpest thing I own and cuts through everything like butter and just holding it makes me want to stab an Israeli soldier.” Remember that almost all Israelis are mandated to serve in the Israeli army. Therefore, any Israelis studying at SFSU (and there are many) were directly threatened with this message.
lso in 2014, outspoken anti-Israel SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi received $7,000 from the University—taxpayer money— to travel on a “political solidarity tour” to the Middle East to meet with the most famous member of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), a recognized terrorist organization responsible for 159 terrorist attacks, including the murder of 20 U.S. citizens. If you think this is acceptable, imagine if a professor was given $7,000 to travel to a KKK rally to show support to David Duke. Get the problem?
Most recently, an SFSU Hillel event featuring Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was shouted down by anti-Israel students, and had to be cancelled. The school administration did not punish any of the perpetrators.
There are many other examples of anti-Semitism at SFSU, but you get the picture.Many in the Jewish community have been saying enough is enough regarding the terrible situation at SFSU. That's why we are thrilled to report that the Lawfare Project is spearheading a lawsuit against SFSU for discrimination against Jewish students, and cultivating a culture of anti-Semitism. You can read about the lawsuit here.
This lawsuit is a precedent setting opportunity to let every university around the U.S. know that the Jewish community will fight back. The days of anti-Semitic students interrupting pro-Israel events, and facing no consequences, is hopefully coming to an end. If the lawsuit is successful, campus administrators will take notice.This lawsuit will cost a lot of money. If you would like to help, please consider contributing to the Lawfare Project.