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Report exposes ‘students for justice in Palestine’ as terror affiliated antisemitic network

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Source: jcpa

Many students and university administrations
have treated Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) as a pro-Palestinian
equivalent to pro-Israel student groups such as StandWithUs, The Israel on
Campus Coalition or Hillel, says a new report (Students for Justice in Palestine Unmasked, by Dan Diker with
Jamie Berk, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs). But SJP is an extremist
organization that maintains affiliations with Arab and Islamic terror groups,
is overtly antisemitic, incites hatred and violence against Jewish students,
and rejects the existence of the state of Israel in any borders.

 

SJP is not as they claim, a “grassroots”
student organization; it is a terror affiliated antisemitic network that
currently operates with autonomy and impunity at colleges and universities
across the United States, according to the report. “SJP does not maintain
transparent donors and fundraising efforts. Instead, it operates under
mysterious auspices and receives monetary and material support from
organizations and individuals connected to Palestinian terror groups and
associates.”

 

SJP also regularly intimidates and harasses
Jewish and pro-Israel students, says the report, noting that “documented
incidents of antisemitism involving SJP members make the commonalities between
this organization and Palestinian extremists and terrorists more apparent.”
Indeed, Northeastern University’s SJP faculty adviser, Professor M. Shahid
Alam, has told SJP members that they should be proud to be called antisemites,
and should wear the title as a “badge of honor.”

 

Exposing the intensifying activity of Students
for Justice in Palestine at over nearly 200 American campuses is necessary to
neutralize SJP’s support for terror and political warfare against Israel, the
new report recommends. Combatting SJP is also important to counter the spread
of antisemitic and Nazi propaganda, incitement to terror, and the climate of
fear and hate speech, which are drivers of domestic terrorism in the United
States.

 

Here are a few more findings from the Diker
and Berk report:

• Students for Justice in Palestine is a
byproduct of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), an organization whose
leaders were former members of Palestinian and Islamist terror organizations.
AMP was founded in 2005 by the former leaders of three organizations;
Kindhearts, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and the Holy Land Foundation
for Relief and Development. All three organizations were implicated by the U.S.
government between 2001 and 2011 for financing Hamas.

 

• SJP has adopted a policy of
“anti-normalization” of relations with Zionist groups and most Jewish
organizations with the exception of the equally radical, anti-Zionist and
pro-BDS Jewish Voice for Peace. Students for Justice in Palestine advances
their proprietary view of Palestinian justice by undertaking initiatives to
isolate, demonize, and ultimately destroy the state of Israel.

 

• SJP has been linked to terror groups. Some
have defined SJP as a campus front for Hamas at University of California,
Berkeley. Principal backers of SJP include founders, financial patrons and
ideological supporters who have been connected to Islamist terror organizations
such as Hamas, Hizbullah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the marxist Popular
Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

 

Finally, the report concludes, there are means
to stop SJP’s violence, harassment, intimidation, and linkages to terror
groups. There are also strategies and initiatives to expose SJP’s boycott of
Jews, Israelis, and Zionists on campus, extremist propaganda regarding the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as its illegitimate funding. However,
without constant monitoring and diligence, SJP will continue to operate
unabated. Therefore, university donors and alumni would be advised to remain
well-informed and vigilant, and demand that campus communities and state
governments unmask, expose, investigate, prosecute, and sanction SJP to reign
in their extremist and antisemitic actions on U.S. campuses.