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Hatem Bazian

“The Day of Judgment will not happen until the trees and stones will say, ‘Oh Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.’”
Hatem Bazian, 1999 / Hamas Charter, Article 7

Nablus born Hatem Bazian is probably the most antisemitic Professor in the United States. He started his career while studying at UC Berekely, when he headed the Muslim Student Association (MSA), an organization established by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Bazian is a strong advocate for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and a founder of several anti-Israel and antisemitic organizations such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), known as Hamas on campus, and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP).

Bazian spreads antisemitism, denies Jewish peoplehood, rewrites history, and compares Israel to Nazi Germany, which is defined as antisemitism by IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) and the U.S. Department of State.

In addition, Bazian supports terrorists with blood on their hands and spreads conspiracies about Jewish control in America. Here are a few examples of his hateful, antisemitic comments:

  • “Some say our Congress is the best money can buy. But we also say our Congress is an Israeli occupied territory.”
  • “There are a large number of Zionists who were engaged with Nazi Germany”
  • “The only language the slave master understands is the language of violence”
  • “How come we don’t have an intifada [violent uprising] in this country?”

In March 2014, Bazian published an article in the Harvard International Review, where he claimed that much of ancient Jewish history in the land of Israel is a “mythical past” and that Jews are a group that is a “historical passer-by in the land.”

Bazian’s student group, SJP, frequently intimidate and harass Jewish and pro-Israel students. SJP members have physically assaulted Jewish students, aggressively disrupted pro-Israel events and vandalized communal property. SJP rallies regularly include hate-speech and calls for violence against Jews and the destruction of Israel, such as “Long Live The Intifada” and “From the River to the Sea Palestine will be Free”.

SJP chapters regularly host individuals linked to terrorist organization and antisemitic speakers. Last year in November 2018, SJP held its national conference at UCLA. The announcement of the conference and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs‘ stomach – turning report on SJP members, that exposed their hateful nature against Jews, caused public outrage. StopAntisemisim.org ran a petition that was signed by over 60,000 calling UCLA to cancel the conference. Nonetheless, UCLA decided to allow SJP to hold their conference.

SJP’s next annual National Conference is planned to be held at the University of Minnesota on November 1-3rd and is causing outrage and condemnation among Jewish groups and communities.

The university is adamantly defending SJP’s right to hold this vile antisemitic summit on campus and justifies it by claiming that “they encourage their students to exercise freedom of expression and the University does not make decisions based on content.”

Universities such as UC Berkeley, that employees hateful professors like Hatem Bazian, George Mason University, Stanford University, University of Michigan, Columbia University, Tufts University, San Diego State University, University of Huston, UCLA and University of Minnesota that host SJP’s antisemitic conference must be held accountable! We encourage you to stop supporting these universities now!