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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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Links to Reports, Analysis, and Op-Eds on the Case

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

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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.

A broad base of groups in civil society have issued multiple public statements, open letters, and resolutions in support of Prof. Abdulhadi and academic freedom.

Below is a compilation of these statements & resolutions for further study.

Statements and Resolutions Issued By Other Organizations in Support of Dr. Abdulhadi, AMED, the College of Ethnic Studies, and Academic Freedom

Regarding the Lawsuit
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From Academic Associations & Networks
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Middle East Studies Association
http://mesana.org/committees/academic-freedom/intervention/letters-north-america.html#US20170629_B

Palestinian Sociological & Anthropological Association
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19679334_10154813296478123_7725725156337754927_o.jpg?oh=af195a1a9c2c902f1e06af894594cbc3&oe=5A0BA2B5

Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine
http://www.aurdip.fr/defend-academic-freedom-at-san.html?lang=fr

Historians for Peace and Democracy
https://www.historiansforpeace.org/2017/07/31/message-in-support-of-professor-rabab-abdul-hadi/


Communities of Color
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American Muslims for Palestine
https://www.ampalestine.org/action-alerts/support-defense-fund-for-palestinian-american-professor-under-attack

Black Solidarity with Palestine
http://www.blackforpalestine.com/blog/letter-to-president-wong-and-cal-state-board-of-trustees-protect-the-general-union-of-palestine-students-arab-and-muslim-ethnicities-and-diasporas-program-and-professor-rabab-abdulhadi


Faculty Advocacy Groups
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California Scholars for Academic Freedom (Letter)
https://cascholars4academicfreedom.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/letter-to-dr-leslie-wong-president-of-sfsu-about-suit-against-professor-rabab-abdulhadi-and-others/

SFSU Faculty Statement & Petition - Defend Academic Freedom at San Francisco State
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeArXzfd9MNbGqCIqNGnz3y_yFwYo34Gj1AZEdBiJsW_hizw/viewform?fbzx=-3593671221057308000

California Faculty Association Resolution in Defense of Academic Freedom for Professor Abdulhadi
https://www.calfac.org/item/resolution-defense-academic-freedom-professor-abdulhadi-0


Jewish Communities
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Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish Caucus Statement in Support of Professor Rabab Abdulhadi Against Censorship Campaigns
http://jocsm.org/statement-in-support-of-professor-rabab-abdulhadi-against-censorship-campaigns/

Jewish Community Statement Support for Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, Students & Advocates at SFSU under attack by anti-Arab, anti-Muslim group
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZkjMKLUi4KQVs7IbZeUiWNqC9MT2gpJu2hu74A6oIsagClA/viewform?c=0&w=1

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
http://mondoweiss.net/2017/09/statement-professor-abdulhadi/


Labor Organizations
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San Francisco Labor Council’s Resolution in Defense of Academic Freedom for Professor Abdulhadi
http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/02-12-18RESOLUTION-IN-DEFENSE-OF-ACADEMIC-FREEDOM-FOR-PROFESSOR-ABDULHADI.pdf

UAW Local 2865 - UC Student-Workers Union
http://www.uaw2865.org/letter-support-professor-rabab-abdulhadi-campus-advocates-justice-palestine-academic-freedom-san-francisco-state-university/


Palestinian Advocacy Organizations
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US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
http://www.usacbi.org/2017/07/usacbi-stands-with-professor-rabab-abdulhadi-against-racist-and-islamophobic-attacks-and-intimidation/

Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
http://samidoun.net/2017/09/samidoun-statement-of-solidarity-with-dr-rabab-abdulhadi-against-racist-lawfare-attacks/


Professional Associations
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National Lawyers Guild International Committee
http://www.nlginternational.org/2017/08/national-lawyers-guild-statement-in-support-of-palestinian-professor-rabab-abdulhadi/


Regarding the Defaming Posters on Campus
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SFSU Associated Students’ President and Board of Directors
http://cognitiveliberty.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Letter-in-Solidarity-to-SFSUs-Palestinian-Community-2.pdf

Veterans of the 1967 Student Strike
http://cognitiveliberty.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Letter-from-Veterans-of-the-1968-69-Striker-.pdf

San Francisco Labor Council Resolution on Hate Fliers at SFSU
http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/01-09-17Resolution-on-Hate-Fliers-at-San-Francisco-State-University.pdf


Regarding SFSU President Wong’s Email Welcoming Zionists on Campus
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From Faculty Groups
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SFSU’s Women and Gender Studies’ Response to President Wong’s Feb 23, 2018 Email
https://wgsdept.sfsu.edu/news-all/25404

California Scholars for Academic Freedom
https://cascholars4academicfreedom.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/letter-to-dr-leslie-wong-president-of-san-francisco-state-university-re-contrition-re-unspecified-states-concerning-zionists-asking-for-clarification-of-the-statement/


From Student Groups
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Black Student Union, African Student Association, Black Residents United in Housing, Black Business Student Association
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18zCJIPeiSQddSLZEtsa_h28gDYyO0-E1vo0ayKDokIs

Jews Against zionism (JAz) at (SFSU student group)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PtY7PoYq1msGqnioYq-nDA0iZMDtJgU2o9lzQo7RiAI/edit


From Community Groups
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Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area
https://www.facebook.com/JVPBayArea/posts/1982712675300370