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Rima Najjar – The Hateful Blogger

Rima Najjar [Merriman] is a retired history Professor from Indiana. She spends her free time espousing horrific antisemitic tropes and anti-Israel sentiments on the blogger site Medium.

In the past, Najjar has defended violence against Jews, expressed her support for terrorist group Hamas, spread antisemitic conspiracy theories, and compared Jews to Nazis.

  • After four men were fatally stabbed in November 2014 while praying in a synagogue, Najjar supported the attacker’s actions, claiming that these were “ACTS OF DESPERATION AGAINST INTOLERABLE AND PROLONGED OPPRESSION.”
  • After six people were massacred with guns, axes, and butcher knives while praying during another synagogue attack in 2014, Najjar once again supported the actions, posting that “All Palestinian violence against #Jewish #Zionist #Israel is a reaction to Jewish terror against Palestinians.”
  • After the brutal stabbing of an Orthodox Jewish man in Chabad Brooklyn, in 2018, Najjar posted: “DEVELOPING STORY: THE HEADQUARTERS OF A #RACIST #JEWISH #SECT SUFFERS ANOTHER ATTACK.”
  • In January 2019, Najjar claimed that the Jewish college campus organization Hillel is “Israel’s agent.”

In 2019, Najjar was banned from the question-and-answer website Quora for violating its hate speech policies by posting vile antisemitic content. She appealed the decision and threatened to sue but backed down after Quora refused to re-instate her.

Najjar is part of the organizing collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), a coordinating organization of the Boycott, Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Sadly, to this day Najjar continues her ongoing hate campaign against Jews on Medium.

  • In 2017, Najjar went after the show “The Good Wife” accusing it of having too much Israeli propaganda because one of the creators of the show was Jewish. She also falsely accused the scriptwriters of being paid by an Israeli PR agency to include Israeli propaganda in the show.
  • In 2018, Najjar authored an article titled “Do Jews Control the U.S.?” linking her post to an article of a white supremacist which shamefully states that “Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries” invoking vile antisemitic tropes of dual loyalty and world domination.
  • In 2020, Najjar penned “Why Jewish Supremacy in Palestine Must Be Called Out” alluding to a global Jewish power conspiracy frequently used by neo-Nazis and white supremacists to advocate for physical violence against Jews.

Rima Najjar’s writings on Medium are the purest form of antisemitism as defined by the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. It also bluntly violates Medium’s hate speech policies.

We need YOUR help to remove Rima Najjar’s account from Medium. Email Medium’s executive team and demand her hateful, antisemitic account is removed immediately.