The fallout over San Francisco State University professor Rabab Abdulhadi's guest lecture last month at UCLA---in which she likened Zionists to white supremacists, leading to student complaints---has culminated in the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and UCLA Hillel accusing the University of failing "to provide an environment where it is safe to be Zionist or Jewish" due to "aggressive, ill-informed and often academically devoid anti-Israel bias." Citing a number of anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist incidents over the past five years, their joint letter to UCLA's administration concludes that "Taken together, the May 14 guest lecture . . . highlight[s] the need for proactive measures."
Likewise, UCLA professor Judea Pearl has called upon UCLA Chancellor Eugene Block to issue a "post-lecture condemnation," as he did following the 2018 cancellation of a Milo Yiannopoulos lecture, stating that "Abdulhadi's tactics and rhetoric are . . . contrary to our values."
Perhaps now UC professors will think twice before subjecting their students to Abdulhadi's vitriol.