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Taher Herzallah

Taher Herzallah is the Director of Outreach for the Hamas-affiliated domestic organization ‘American Muslims for Palestine‘ (AMP). He is a rabid antisemite that endorses violence against Jews, calls for the erasure of the Jewish State, was arrested twice for disrupting Israeli speakers, and often spreads horrific antisemitic conspiracy theories.

AMP was founded by Hatem Bazian, also known as – ‘America’s Most Antisemitic Professor’ – to promote mainstream hatred against the Jewish nation and its people. The ADL has accused AMP of promoting “extreme anti-Israel views and has at times provided a platform for antisemitism under the guise of educating Americans” about Palestinians. AMP is also directly involved in campus-based anti-Israel activity through Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

Herzallah appeared in a YouTube video where he atrociously defended Hamas’ terror rockets shot at Israel and outrageously stated “Hamas’ rockets are an oppressed people’s audible cry for help”. In a 2018 social media post Herzallah wrote “The most beautiful site in my eyes” in regards to a photo of bloodied Israeli soldiers.

Herzallah’s preaches for the full dismantling of the State of Israel, stating “…we cannot envision a future for the Palestinian people as long as Zionism exists… the only language that the State of Israel understands is that of resistance”, greenlighting violence and terror.

In 2017, Herzallah disrupted a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on David Friedman’s nomination to be the United States Ambassador to Israel. He was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct and disrupting the U.S. Congress.

Herzallah was also arrested in 2010 after he heckled Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at the University of California Irvine. He was charged by federal prosecutors, found guilty and put on three years’ probation.

To add fuel to the fire, Herzallah also spreads false antisemitic conspiracy theories to provoke violence against the Jewish people and nation. In 2017 he penned an article in ‘Islamic Horizons’ threatening Israel was looking to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque, deemed holy in the Islam religion. Such false libel and propaganda serve as tools to incite riots and violence, often fatal, against the Jewish people. Such riots are occurring right now in Jerusalem as radical Palestinians attempt to ignite the flames of another war during this time period of Ramadan.

Despite his arrest records, violent rhetoric, and calls for the erasure of the Jewish nation (in which half of the world Jewry currently reside), Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine invited Taher Herzallah for a Ramadan event this past week.

We need YOUR help. Please email Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun to demand the school issue a statement condemning SJP’s invitation to Taher Herzallah and reiterate their commitment to ensuring the safety of their Jewish students.