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Compilation of Links to Reports, Analyses, and Op-eds Regarding the Lawsuit Against SFSU
by Fulano de Tal
Thursday May 17th, 2018 9:55 PM
The Lawfare Project, self-described as “the legal arm of the pro-Israel community”, filed a frivolous lawsuit against SFSU, the College of Ethnic Studies, and Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi.

The following is a compilation of links to reports, analyses, and op-eds on the case so people can study and learn more.

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Regarding Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi
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Student Testimonials about Prof. Abdulhadi (Vimeo video)
https://vimeo.com/224859076


Accusations of Anti-Semitism to Silence Critique
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“FAQ: What to Know About Efforts to Re-define Anti-Semitism to Silence Criticism of Israel” by Palestine Legal
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/548748b1e4b083fc03ebf70e/t/556490f5e4b0658666cfe867/1432654069359/6.+FAQ-onDefinition-of-Anti-Semitism-3-9-15.pdf

“Accusations of Anti-Semitism Used to Deter Advocacy for Palestinian Rights” by Palestine Legal
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/548748b1e4b083fc03ebf70e/t/55648c3ae4b0f1f96237977b/1432652858544/1.+PSLS-CCR_Findings_May2015_Final-2-1.pdf

“The Palestine Exception to Free Speech” by Palestine Legal
http://palestinelegal.org/the-palestine-exception


Repression of Israel’s Critics on University Campuses
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“We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics” an interview featuring William I. Robinson by Sonali Kolhatkar on Rising Up with Sonali (Pacifica Radio)
http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/we-will-not-be-silenced-the-academic-repression-of-israels-critics/

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics - A book edited by Maryam S. Griffin and William I. Robinson.
https://www.akpress.org/we-will-not-be-silenced.html


Regarding the Repression of Palestinian Scholarship and Activism at SFSU
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International Solidarity Campaign to Defend Professor Rabab Abdulhadi by Debra Ellis at Cognitive Liberty
http://cognitiveliberty.net/2017/the-international-solidarity-campaign-to-defend-rabab-abdulhadi/

“No Sanctuary for Palestinian Scholarship” by Diana Block in Counterpunch
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/10/no-sanctuary-for-palestinian-scholarship/


The Frivolousness Nature of the Lawsuit by Lawfare
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“Lawyer who says Palestinians don’t exist sues San Francisco university” by Charlotte Silver in Electronic Intifada
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/charlotte-silver/lawyer-who-says-palestinians-dont-exist-sues-san-francisco-university

“Unfounded Charges of anti-Semitism at SF State Protect No One” by David Spero in the SF Examiner
http://www.sfexaminer.com/unfounded-charges-anti-semitism-sf-state-protect-no-one/

“SFSU’s Motion To Dismiss and Strike “Lawfare” Suit Are Worth the Read” by Palestine Legal
https://palestinelegal.org/news/2017/8/24/sfsus-motion-to-dismiss-and-strike-lawfare-suit-are-worth-the-read-1


Historical/Contextual Analysis of the Lawsuit
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“Lawsuit Against SFSU is Culmination of Years-Long Suppression Campaign Targeting Palestine Advocacy” by Palestine Legal
http://palestinelegal.org/news/lawsuit-against-sfsu-culmination-years-long-suppression-campaign

“Struggling for justice at San Francisco State University” by Saliem Shehadeh in Mondoweiss
http://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/struggling-francisco-university/

“The Spirit of ’68 Lives On: Zionism as racism, and the network of lies” by Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi in Mondoweiss
http://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/spirit-zionism-network/

“The spirit of ’68 lives on! Palestine advocacy and the indivisibility of justice” by Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi in Mondoweiss
http://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/palestine-advocacy-indivisibility/

“Under Attack at San Francisco State University” by Saliem Shehadeh in Solidarity
http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/5084


Previous Events Referred to by the Lawsuit
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“SFSU Concludes Protest Targeted Israeli Policies, Not Jewish Students” by Palestine Legal
http://palestinelegal.org/news/2016/9/2/sfsu-concludes-protest-targeted-israeli-policies-not-jewish-students

“Students explain why they protested Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat at San Francisco State University” in Mondoweiss
http://mondoweiss.net/2016/05/protested-jerusalem-university/

“SFSU Finds No Religious Discrimination, Hillel Claim ‘Unsubstantiated’” by Palestine Legal
http://palestinelegal.org/news/2017/7/21/sfsu

“Hillel’s Actions to Exclude, Target, Censor, and Criminalize Students Who Disagree” by Palestine Legal
http://palestinelegal.org/hillels-actions

“San Francisco State Students Appeal Retaliation Decision Against Know Your Rights Fair Organizers” by Palestine Legal
https://palestinelegal.org/news/san-francisco-state-students-appeal-retaliation?rq=SFSU


Lawsuit’s First Dismissal by a Federal Judge (11/2017)
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“Prominent Jewish Studies Scholars File Amicus in Support of SFSU and Dr. Abdulhadi” by Palestine Legal
https://palestinelegal.org/news/2017/11/7/jewish-studies-scholars-file-amicus

“Israel lobby lawsuit against San Francisco State University collapses” by Nora Barrows-Friedman in Electronic Intifada
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman/israel-lobby-lawsuit-against-san-francisco-state-university-collapses

Lawsuit’s Second Dismissal by a Federal Judge (03/2019)
“SF State: Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Research, Advocacy on Palestine” by Palestine Legal
https://palestinelegal.org/case-studies/2017/11/3/years-long-suppression-campaign-sfsu?rq=SFSU

“Victory: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Targeting Research, Palestine Advocacy at SF State” by Palestine Legal
https://palestinelegal.org/news/2018/3/13/victory-judge-dismisses-lawsuit-targeting-research-palestine-advocacy-at-sf-state


Regarding the Posters Defaming Faculty, Students, and Alumni
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“Despite claims, it’s Arab students under attack at SFSU” by David Spero in J-Weekly
https://www.jweekly.com/2017/06/23/despite-claims-its-arab-students-under-attack-at-sfsu/

“‘Extremist group’ targets pro-Palestine students, professor at SFSU” by Michael Barba in The San Francisco Examiner
http://www.sfexaminer.com/extremist-group-targets-pro-palestine-students-professor-sfsu/

“‘Islamophobia at Home at San Francisco State University” by Jamal Dajani in The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/islamophobia-at-home-at-san-francisco-state-university_us_59c83c0be4b0b7022a646bb0?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

“Israeli-Palestinian conflict playing out on San Francisco State campus” by Jackson Richman in the Washington Post
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/israeli-palestinian-conflict-playing-out-on-san-francisco-state-campus/article/2650453