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In the weeks following the campus-wide apology email February 23 from SF State President Leslie E. Wong to the Jewish community, the long-standing political and ideological tensions on campus reignited, tearing into the fabric of campus life.
The two major
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The trial for the lawsuit filed by Jewish San Francisco State University students and alumni is this week, Nov. 8, and the University has yet to be transparent with the position they are going
Last Thursday posters slandering Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi and other Palestinian community figures were scattered around campus two days after Abdulhadi hosted an Islamophobia panel for SF State’s Constitution Day, on Sept. 18 and 19.
The posters, distributed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an
Some Palestinian students and faculty do not feel safe at SF State.
A two-day informational panel lead by Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, SF State Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora studies, for SF State’s Constitution Day, featured a discussion on academic freedom for professors who
Additional reporting by Ian Sumner
Tensions are rising between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters on campus, as both groups speak out against the unsettling climate they feel the University administration has created.
President Leslie E. Wong’s rocky history with the local Jewish community, including the two attempts to
The SF State community experienced an especially trying past week. The surprising announcement and sudden cancellation of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s speech Thursday stirred controversy and invoked emotional response among multitudes of individuals and organizations — reactions rippled out from our campus and into the
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Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem canceled his upcoming visit to SF State due to dissatisfaction with the event’s organization and lack of publicity.
“The university offered a ticketed, limited event, and no legitimate effort was made on the part of the university to
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative activist group, took responsibility for posting fliers around the SF State campus on Friday that depicted a professor as a terrorist sympathizer, according to a press release issued by the center.
“Our goal in placing these posters on
The University has introduced new and more effective protocol for dealing with protests after a heavily criticized handling of a visit by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
“We failed our students,” President Leslie E. Wong said in a statement released about a five-step protocol that will
“The Middle East, Israel in particular, have always been hot topics for this campus,” Assistant Director to San Francisco Hillel Rachel Nilson said before introducing Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat for an open dialogue with SF State students and community members. Her statement turned out
The General Union of Palestine Students came together at Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon in a demonstration of solidarity with Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq, who is being imprisoned without charges by the Israeli government and is currently on a hunger strike.
Rabab Abdulhadi, associate professor of
SF State’s Student Union organized the event Mobilize for Change at The Depot April 16.
The event allowed for students and student organizations to discuss the issues and problems that the campus community faces and featured spoken-word poetry from Reza “Dregs One” Harris, Larica Fantasia Jacko and DeMareon
[caption id="attachment_61488" align="alignleft" width="160"] Dr. Hatem Bazian, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder of Zaytuna College, speaks at the 7th Annual Edward Said Mural Celebration in the SF State Student Event Center on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Eric Gorman/Xpress.[/caption]
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Last spring, a controversial Santa Cruz-based group called the AMCHA Initiative alerted SF State officials about some threatening Tumblr posts by a then-current student. The posts were genuinely disturbing. In them, the student posed with a knife and ranted about wanting to kill Israelis. Needless
The General Union of Palestine Students paid tribute to victims of the 1982 Sabra and the Shatila massacre, an act they hold Israel responsible for, as Israeli student groups stood steps away on campus Tuesday.
“We’re here to commemorate the loss of life,” said GUPS President
Pro-Palestinian protesters delayed an Israeli ship for four consecutive days at the Port of Oakland, until it moved to a gate momentarily free of picket lines and began unloading Tuesday night.
Thousands kicked off the block with a march Saturday and prevented Zim Integrated Shipping Services
SF State students joined hundreds of protesters yesterday at the San Francisco Ferry Building to bring attention to the Palestinian struggle for liberation and to demand an end of Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Organizations from all over the Bay Area, including the General Union of Palestine
Ahmina J. talks with two attendees holding up Palestinian flags at a rally to celebrate the Palestinian Cultural Mural: Honoring Dr. Edward Said on the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The first part of the rally was held at Malcolm X Plaza after which a
At the "State of Emergency" rally Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, the phrase "My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers" was written with chalk onto the stage in Malcolm X Plaza. Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress
SF State President Leslie E. Wong sent out a mass
A group of student organizations held a “State of Emergency” rally Thursday in Malcolm X Plaza. The students said they wanted to raise awareness of different proposed administrative decisions on campus.
More than 40 people were at the plaza where the organizations addressed the proposed use
Two walls stood as a blockade to the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza. Students were asked to show their SF State identification before passing through to the Cesar Chavez Student Center to convey the eerie feeling of a borderland territory.
This demonstration was brought about by