Anti-Israel groups regularly bring anti-Israel and anti-Semitic speakers to campus. When this happens at your school, please feel free to distribute ZOA Campus’s fact sheets below about the appropriate speaker. If a speaker coming to your campus is not listed below, please contact us and we will create a fact sheet to help you combat the speaker’s dangerous messages.
Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian-American journalist who supports violence and delivers dangerous and hostile messages about Jews and Israel. He demonizes the only Jewish state by spreading lies about its actions and endorses views that fall under the U.S. government’s definition of anti- Semitism.
Amira Hass makes false claims about Israeli policy for the purpose of demonizing the only Jewish state. She justifies Palestinian-Arab terrorism — the killing of civilians — as a response to Israeli policy, thereby legitimizing and encouraging violence against civilians. This incitement harms both Jews and Arabs alike, as it promotes violence instead of peace.
Anna Baltzer is the National Organizer of the “U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation,” a coalition dedicated to the destruction of the only Jewish state. She supports the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, which causes damage to both sides, as it singles out the only Jewish state and directly harms Palestinian-Arabs. She has also supported internationally recognized terrorist organizations and has idolized individual terrorists.
Ben White is a freelance journalist who glorifies terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and defends Holocaust deniers. He spreads anti-peace and anti-coexistence propaganda filled with lies meant to demonize and delegitimize the only Jewish state.
Bassem Tamimi is a coordinator for the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and leads violent protests in his local village in Samaria (the “West Bank”). The IDF has detained him 11 times and has imprisoned him twice as a result of his violence. Tamimi uses rock-throwing in his “non-violent protests” (as he claims) and endorses putting children in harm’s way. Furthermore, he advocates for the separation of Jews and Arabs instead of peaceful coexistence.
Eve Spangler is an associate professor at Boston College who spreads lies about Israel, supports the destructive BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, attempts to rewrite history in the Middle East, and denies the indigenous rights of her people, the Jews.
Gideon Levy is a journalist who uses his work as a platform to promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, defend Palestinian-Arab terrorist organizations, and spread lies to demonize the Jewish state.
Hanin Zoabi is an Israeli Palestinian-Arab and a member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), serving in the Balad party, since 2009. Read about who she is in her own words.
Hatem Bazian has held leadership positions in groups with ties to terrorist organizations; founded a student group dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish state; seeks to harm both the Israeli and Palestinian-Arab economies; and spreads anti-Semitic biases.
Imam Amir Abdel Malik Ali is a campus speaker who supports U.S.-designated terrorist organizations, preaches violent anti-Semitism, and spreads lies about Israel.
Imam Muhammad Musri is the director of the Islamic Society of Central Florida (ISCF), which oversees ten mosques in the Central Florida area. While Musri claims to advocate for peace, his actions indicate otherwise. He has used mosques and Muslim community events to fundraise for Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. He has also argued that U.S. foreign policy is responsible for 9/11 and radical Islam.
Iyad Burnat is the head of the “Bil’in Popular Committee against the Wall,” a group that glorifies terrorism and organizes violent protests against Israelis and Jews. Burnat spreads anti-Semitic lies in attempt to demonize and delegitimize the only Jewish state.
Jeremy Ben-Ami founded J Street, an organization that claims to be “The Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-peace Americans.” However, Ben-Ami often contradicts the “pro-Israel” part of this slogan by twisting the truth and attempting to undermine Israel’s democratic system. Furthermore, before founding J Street, he worked as a director at a pro-BDS organization.
Jimmy Carter is a strong defender of Hamas, an internationally recognized terrorist organization. He befriends Hamas operatives and leaders, despite the U.S. State Department cautioning him that it would be harmful to peace prospects. Furthermore, Carter continuously insists that treating this terrorist organization, which calls for the annihilation for Israel, as a legitimate government is necessary for peace.
Josh Ruebner is the National Advocacy Director of the “U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation,” a coalition of anti-Israel groups dedicated to ending U.S. aid to Israel and the destruction of the only Jewish state. He defends U.S.-designated terrorist organizations and spreads lies to demonize Israel.
Judith Butler claims to be a feminist and LGBTQ activist. However, she defends terrorist organizations that persecute women and LGBTQ and she demonizes Israel, which is the only free country in the Middle East for both women and the LGBTQ community.
Khader Adnan is a former leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an internationally recognized terrorist organization that carries out attacks against civilians and calls for the genocide of Jews and the destruction of Israel.
Max Blumenthal spreads lies about Israel while supporting U.S.-designated terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas. He also uses anti-Semitic rhetoric to further his agenda of demonizing and delegitimizing the Jewish state.
Medea Benjamin advocates for anti-Israel and anti-Palestinian policies while also demonizing the only Jewish state. She has collaborated on issues with Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism against the United States and its allies.
Noam Chomsky supports U.S.-designated terrorist organizations and racist policies that hurt both Israelis and Palestinian-Arabs. He also spreads lies about the only Jewish state and is against cooperation between the two sides.
Neturei Karta is an offshoot sect of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism that publicly opposes Zionism and Jewish sovereignty in Israel. While it claims to represent “genuine Judaism,” it is a fringe minority that publicly sides with and has been funded by terrorists. The group also calls abortion a crime and claims that homosexuality leads to incest.
Norman Finkelstein is known as one of the most outspoken anti-Israel and anti-Semitic academics. Finkelstein expresses solidarity with the US-recognized terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Furthermore, despite being Jewish, he spreads dangerous anti-Semitic messages on campuses.
Omar Barghouti supports terrorism the destruction of the only Jewish state. He is the co-founder of BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction), a movement dedicated to the delegitimization of Israel and the prevention of cooperation between Israelis and Palestinian-Arabs.
Raja Abdulhaq supports terrorism and discourages peaceful dialogue between Israelis and Palestinian-Arabs. Abdulhaq blames the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Western powers rather than condemning al-Qaeda.
Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and anti-Israel activist. He uses his poetry to spread false and hateful messages about Jews, Zionism, and Israel.
Robin D.G. Kelley is an advisory board member of the “U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel” (USACBI), an anti-peace and anti-coexistence organization dedicated to the annihilation of the only Jewish state. He is a terrorist-sympathizer who spreads anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda to demonize and delegitimize Israel.
Sa’ed Atshan is a leading activist in the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, which spreads lies about Jews and Israel and seeks to destroy the only Jewish state. He also claims to advocate for LGBTQ rights; however, he demonizes the only country in the Middle East (Israel) that supports gay rights, while he ignores actual human rights abuses against the LGBTQ communities in Arab countries.
Sarah Schulman publicly calls for BDS, an anti-Palestinian and anti-Semitic movement dedicated to the delegitimization of Israel and the prevention of cooperation between Israelis and Palestinian-Arabs. She also sympathizes with U.S. designated terrorist organizations and those who persecute women, LGBTQ, and other minorities.
Steven Salaita supports U.S.-designated terrorist organizations and praises acts of terrorism against children. He also spreads anti-Semitism and claims that hatred of Jews is a logical response to Israel. Finally, he supports policies that seek to harm both Israelis and Palestinian-Arabs.
Eran Efrati and Maya Wind are activists who travel to universities and synagogues, advocating for the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and spreading lies about the only Jewish state.