David Horowitz Freedom Center Releases Report on “The Top Ten University Leaders Who Are Supporters of Terror”

SHERMAN OAKS, CA – University leaders from prestigious American campuses including UCLA, Columbia University, Kent State University, Tufts University, and the University of Chicago are among those cited by the David Horowitz Freedom Center as the “Top Ten University Leaders Who Are Supporters of Terror” in a report released today.

SJP receives university funding and institutional support from America’s preeminent universities. It derives credibility from this collegiate sponsorship, and it is common for university departments and academic centers to co-sponsor its events and speakers and for college professors to participate in its programs. Even when SJP chapters repeatedly violate campus rules prohibiting the disruption of campus events (usually pro-Israel events) or when its members chant genocidal slogans, use hateful slurs, and commit violence against Jewish students on campus, university presidents and administrations repeatedly ignore or forgive these hostile, discriminatory, and unlawful acts. 

The report exposes ten presidents and chancellors of prominent American universities who have “renounced their duty to protect the welfare of all students on their campus by allowing the hateful, pro-terrorist rhetoric and actions of Students for Justice in Palestine to proceed unchecked.”

In alphabetical order by institution, the ten university leaders and campuses are: Lee Bollinger, Columbia University; Angel Cabrera, George Mason University; Beverly Warren, Kent State University; Leslie Wong, San Francisco State University; Anthony Monaco, Tufts University; Carol T. Christ, University of California-Berkeley; Howard Gillman, University of California-Irvine; Gene Block, University of California Los Angeles; Robert Zimmer, University of Chicago; and Renu Khator, University of Houston.

As has been revealed in congressional testimony, Students for Justice in Palestine is a campus front for Hamas terrorists. SJP’s propaganda activities are orchestrated and funded by a Hamas front group, American Muslims for Palestine, whose chairman is Hatem Bazian and whose principals are former officers of the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic “charities” previously convicted of funneling money to Hamas. Hamas is a State Department-designated terrorist organization whose explicit goals, as stated in its charter, are the destruction of the Jewish state, and the extermination of its Jews.

The release of the Top Ten report was timed to coincide with the National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference which is taking place this weekend at UCLA.  UCLA Chancellor Gene Block is among the campus leaders named to the list.

“For nearly two decades, SJP has promoted Hamas lies and propaganda in order to establish a beachhead of support for anti-Israel terrorists on American campuses, resulting in a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents and the harassment of Jewish students,” said David Horowitz, founder of the Freedom Center. “

“American universities like the University of California allow these terrorist allies to use their authority and prestige to lend this genocidal offensive an aura of respectability,” Horowitz continued. “Our campaign intends to expose SJP and other supporters of BDS as fronts for Hamas and to press universities to cease their funding and support of these organizations.”

Visit https://stopuniversitysupportforterrorists.org/ for more information on SJP’s links to Hamas and to read our new report on the Top Ten University Leaders Who Are Supporters of Terror.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, founded in 1988, is a not-for-profit organization located in Sherman Oaks, California. The Center’s mission is to defend free societies like America and Israel, which are under attack by totalitarians both religious and secular, domestic and foreign.

For Immediate Release
November 16, 2018
David Horowitz Freedom Center
Contact: Elizabeth Ruiz
818-849-3470, ext. 202