One professor’s twisted definition of ‘Scholarship’

The Israeli security fence in Bethlehem is pictured here painted with graffiti depicting Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist Leila Khaled. Rabab Abdulhadi, a professor at San Francisco State University, met with Khaled on a trip funded by the state of California.

Like many others in the Jewish community, I first became aware of the dire situation facing Jewish students at San Francisco State University (SFSU) back in May 2002, when John Podhoretz published an op-ed in the New York Post exposing the anti-Semitic activism plaguing the campus.

Podhoretz quoted from an email written by Professor Laurie Zoloth, then the chair of the SFSU’s Jewish Studies department, in which she confessed, “I cannot fully express what it feels like to have to walk across campus daily, past posters of cans of soup with labels on them of drops of blood and dead babies, labeled ‘canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites.’”

Twelve years on, not much appears to have changed at the university that revived the ancient and despicable “blood libel” against the Jewish people…