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Suhair Nafal

Update November 3rd: Suahir Nafal’s award has been rescinded by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris and the California State Assembly. Thank you to Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris for taking a stand against antisemitism and bigotry.

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Suhair Nafal is a pro-Palestinian activist from Chicago. She’s involved with the terror affiliated antisemitic group Al-Awda which was started by notorious antisemite Abbas Hamideh. Nafal often spreads vicious antisemitic conspiracy theories, vilifies and calls for the destruction of the Jewish state, and defends terror groups like Hamas.

In 2020, she was sued for $6 million in California for defamation. According to the complaint, in June of 2018, Nafal shared a post on Facebook falsely causing American citizen Rebecca Rumshiskaya of killing a volunteer paramedic in Gaza during her service in the IDF. The post went viral and Rumshiskaya received thousands of death threats as a result.

Nafal also spreads horrific conspiracy theories stemming from false white supremacist canards about Jews running the media, controlling the government, and harvesting organs of Palestinians.

  • “If Muslims kill, the media (owned by racist zionists) calls it ‘terrorism’….”
  • “Whoever argues with the fact that American politics is controlled by Zionist Jews, is smoking crack.”
  • “So “israel” can harvest their organs”

According to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, which was adopted by the U.S. Department of State and dozens of countries globally, calls for the destruction of the world’s sole Jewish nation are antisemitic. This doesn’t stop Nafal, and other antisemites like her, from obsessively calling for Israel’s eradication. For example, she has tweeted:

  • “This is why ‘israel’ needs to be dismantled as a regime and it will.”
  • “#TAKING_BETS. Who wants to call the date of the #end of israel as we know it? I predict 2025 (10 years)… What’s your prediction?”
  • “#Breaking….Here we go…fingers crossed… Your time may finally up israhell.. I hope you pay dearly..”

Nafal also openly supports terrorists on social media:

  • In response to Zoom canceling a lecture by terrorist Leila Khaled at San Francisco State University Nafal posted: “TIME TO #BoycottZoom”
  • In support of terrorist Rasmea Odeh Nafal posted: “#HERE_SHE_IS.. #RASMEA_ODEH____OUR_HERO!!!! WE LOVE YOU RASMEA..”

And if that wasn’t enough, Nafal also expressed vile sentiment regarding the Holocaust, posting “they have been shoving the f*cking Holocaust down our throats for decades.”

Despite Suhair Nafal’s vile obsession with Jews and the State of Israel, despite her past antisemitic comments, despite her outrageous and offensive views, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and California State Assembly, honored Nafal with a leadership award which according to Nafal herself, whitewashes her Jew-hatred.

Update November 3rd: Suahir Nafal’s award has been rescinded by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris and the California State Assembly.