Well-paid academics who enjoy sympathetic media treatment, fawning acolytes for students, and the freedom to state their beliefs as they please make unconvincing victims. In fact, San Francisco State's Rabab Abdulhadi's career has (naturally) thrived on her endless (and false) lamentations of her supposed suffering at the hands of her school's administrators, California legislators, and -- most of all -- Israelis. Writing at JNS, Campus Watch Fellow Andrew Harrod dissects a recent rant by Abdulhadi and other privileged professors.
Rabab Abdulhadi, the radical, Israel-hating San Francisco State University associate professor of ethnic studies. Throughout the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel's (USCACBI) June 30 webinar, she and other professors pilloried Israel as an outpost of Western colonial oppression.
Pitzer College anthropology professor and Zoom host Daniel Segal's introduction set the stage for the webinar's repetitive droning. He began with the now ubiquitous virtue-signaling land acknowledgement that California's Pitzer College "continues the project of settler-colonialism" with the "occupation of indigenous land." The wider "Claremont Colleges must seek to resist, disturb and work through this settler-colonial facet of racial-capitalism," as well as "its devaluing of black lives, to reach a future defined by restorative social justice." Pivoting via intersectionality to the webinar's topic, he asserted that Pitzer is "complicit also in Israeli state apartheid, occupation and ethnic cleansing" through an Israel study-abroad program. For good measure, Segal praised college chapters of JVP and its thuggish ally: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
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