Monday, June 26, 2017

Lawyer who says Palestinians don’t exist sues San Francisco university

A Palestinian man and his son stand on the rubble of their home in Silwan, after it was demolished by the Jerusalem municipality run by Israeli official Nir Barkat in February 2014. A protest against Barkat in April 2016 is at the center of an Israel lobby “anti-Semitism” lawsuit against San Francisco State Univeristy.Saeed QaqAPA images

Charlotte Silver-23 June 2017

A lawyer who denies that Palestinians exist is suing San Francisco State University, alleging the administration there fosters a hostile environment for Jewish students.

But faculty and civil rights lawyers say the lawsuit, filed on behalf of six plaintiffs, is yet another attempt at censorship by conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.