Press Coverage

San Francisco State students hold meeting over Islamophobia Concerns
CBS SF Bay Area
January 30, 2017

Students at San Francisco State University on Monday called an emergency discussion on Islamophobia, though the talk was not planned as a result of President Donald Trump’s most recent actions.

SDSU 2016: a year review of the top news stories
The Daily Aztec
December 14, 2016

San Diego State students protested regarding an email sent to the campus community by President Elliot Hirshman addressing posters made by the David Horowitz Center for Freedom.

Nazi flyers posted outside LGBTQ offices at U. of Chicago
NBC News
December 8, 2016

Students at the University of Chicago arrived at school on Monday to find Nazi imagery littering the campus. The flyers—featuring an image of Adolf Hitler on a background of swastikas—had been pasted to the doors of the university's Center for Identity + Inclusion, a building that houses both the LGBTQ Student Life Office and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. According to student Alex Shams, the Hitler posters were also plastered to the doors of the school's Center for Gender and Sexuality and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

Roger Waters takes stage at UCLA before controversial film screening
Jewish Journal
December 7, 2016

Roger Waters, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, had been scheduled to answer questions after last week’s screening of the documentary “The Occupation of the American Mind” at UCLA.

Editorial: New “Professor Watchlist” is a danger to academic freedom and privacy
Tufts Daily
December 1, 2016

In recent years, criticism of liberal academia as being too insular has ramped up considerably. Conservatives and liberals alike have chastised colleges for rejecting bipartisan discussion inclusive of conservatives. In 2014, Condoleezza Rice famously backed out of delivering a commencement address to Rutgers University in response to student and faculty protests of the upcoming event. 

David Horowitz takes on administrators bullying students at Tufts
​FrontPage Mag
November 30, 2016

The free speech movement has become the anti-free speech movement. And as the Freedom Center fights the anti-Semitic SJP hate group, its poster campaigns are touching nerves from GMU, where Oleg Atbashian was arrested and spent 14 hours in jail and has been threatened with years of prison time, to Tufts, where the administrators are bullying students.

Dispatches from the campus war against Israel and Jews
​FrontPage Mag
November 28, 2016

Amid daily examples of politically correct lunacy plaguing our college campuses, it’s easy to lose sight of a darker undercurrent sweeping the country’s institutions of higher learning – a hateful, malignant movement of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism.

Israel Bashing Profs Abdulhadi and Bazian Play the Victim at Berkeley
The Jewish Voice
November 23, 2016

Are University of California academics who engage in anti-Israel activism subject to "silencing"? Such were the strident cries on October 27, when about one hundred students gathered on a cloudy morning outside of Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley for the 3rd Annual International Day of Action for Palestine.

If America universities ignore attacks on Muslim students, who will defend them?
​Mondoweiss
November 22, 2016

This week, the University of Chicago released a climate survey “aimed at identifying ways the University can improve in regards to diversity and inclusion.” Strikingly, despite the fact that just weeks ago Muslim students and those advocating for Palestinian civil rights on this campus were targeted by an outside hate group, anti-Muslim or anti-Middle Eastern bigotry was nowhere to be found in the statement.

How academia in the U.S. self-censors on Israel and Palestine
​TRTWorld
November 22, 2016

Over the last few weeks, a right wing, anti-Muslim and anti-Black organization in the United States launched a massive smear campaign against faculty who teach about Israel-Palestine. Posters went up on a number of college campuses featuring negative cartoon portrayals of the faculty, and some students, next to charges that they support terrorism. They were emblazoned with the hashtag #JewHatred.

UChicago Fails to Properly Address Islamophobia
The Chicago Maroon
November 21, 2016

This week, the University of Chicago released a climate survey “aimed at identifying ways the University can improve in regards to diversity and inclusion.” Strikingly, despite the fact that just weeks ago Muslim students and those advocating for Palestinian civil rights on this campus were targeted by an outside hate group, mentions of anti-Muslim or anti–Middle Eastern bigotry were nowhere to be found in the statement.

The People’s Cube recognized as part of alt-media history
The People’s Cube
November 21, 2016

The relatively recent emergence of America's alternative media, which this year has snowballed into a victory for Donald Trump, is now a subject of close examination by puzzled experts from around the world. Analyzing alternative media's success story, this German-language articleacknowledges the part played in it by The People's Cube and its founder, Oleg Atbashian.

Why I was arrested and thrown in jail by George Mason U. police
Legal Insurrection
November 21, 2016

Oleg Atbashian is the creator of the satirical political website The People’s Cube, which eventually spawned the satirical political website iOwnTheWorld.

Inside the “War Room” as Breitbart CEO Claims “Smear Campaign from Mainstream”
The Business Feinberg Forecast
November 21, 2016

The walls of the waiting area in the West Los Angeles headquarters of Breitbart News Network are decorated with three TV screens, one each for Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. On the coffee table is a Ronald Reagan picture book and Donald Trump coloring book, where the president-elect is portrayed as various superheroes and historical figures.

Dispatches from the campus war against Israel and Jews’ (REVIEW)
The Algemeiner
November 20, 2016

Richard Cravatts is a man who knows his subject well. A former professor, former president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East(SPME) and author of Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel and Jews (2012), Cravatts has had his eye on the campus scene for many years now, and a discerning eye it is — one that does not much like what it sees.

Caroline Glick, Oleg Atbashian and the war on Israel on Campus
FrontPage Mag
November 20, 2016

Caroline Glick had her UT-Austin appearance aborted under pressure from the Jewish left that now controls much of campus life. Oleg Atbashian, a former Soviet dissident, was threatened with 5 years in jail at George Mason University, for putting up posters critical of an anti-Israel conference.

In case you need something to get angry about
​IMAO
November 18, 2016

Oleg Atbashian, of The People’s Cube, was arrested for putting up anti-terrorism posters on campus at George Mason University.

Why I was arrested and thrown in jail by @GeorgeMasonU police
The People’s Cube
November 18, 2016

On November 4th I was arrested, handcuffed, and taken to jail for posting anti-terror stickers on George Mason University campus. I was charged with "class 6 felony for destruction of property," threatened with five years in prison, and released 14 hours later on $8,000 bail posted by my wife.

Former Soviet dissident faces felony charges for posters targeting SPJ at George Mason U
FrontPage Mag
November 18, 2016

As students filed back to campus this Fall, the anti-Israel hatefests began. At the University of Michigan on Rosh Hashanah, Jewish students heading to services encountered a mock “apartheid wall” plastered with anti-Israel propaganda and a protestor garbed as an IDF soldier harassing passing students.

When Posters Target Pro-Palestinian Students, Campus Jews Speak Out
NewVoices.org
November 17, 2016

Islamophobic and anti-Palestinian posters appeared on college campuses across the country throughout the month of October, provoking condemnation from a variety of campus groups and administrators.

George Mason Univ. get their fascism on – Who knew it was a crime to hang anti-terrorism posters
Right Side News
November 17, 2016

My friend and compatriot Oleg Atbashian found that out the hard way. Imagine my surprise this morning to find out he had been roughed up and arrested in Fairfax, Virginia. His crime was hanging anti-terrorism posters on the university campus. Oh, and bonus… he wasn’t even read his rights.

Exclusive interview with People’s Cube director Oleg Atbashian who faces FIVE YEARS in jail for anti-terror posters
The Rebel
November 17, 2016

The artwork of Oleg Atbashian, a former Soviet dissident and now an American citizen, is familiar to many conservatives through the satirical website The People's Cube.

Soviet Dissident arrested at GMU for protesting against murderers of Jews
Western Free Press
November 16, 2016

It is one story among many detailing Barack Obama’s, Hillary Clinton’s, and Bernie Sanders’ America, where there are SAFE SPACES for prospective murderers of Jews and burners of American flags at every American university – but not for Jewish Americans who are assaulted daily by people who want them dead.

George Mason University creates a “safe space” for terror supporters: throws anti-jihad activist in jail
Counter Jihad
November 16, 2016

Oleg Atbashian—or “Red Square,” as he is known to fans at the popular satirical website The People’s Cube—knows what it looks like when dictators crackdown on freedom of speech. As a former Soviet dissident who once agitated for the release of Andrei Sakharov, Oleg notes that he doesn’t “scare easily.” But now he faces five years in prison for his latest poster campaign, a fate he never faced in the Soviet Union.

People’s cute artist faces 5 years in jail for hanging up anti-terror posters at GMU
PJ Media
November 16, 2016

The artistic genius behind the highly acclaimed conservative satirical site The People's Cube has been arrested and released on $8,000 bail for putting up pro-Israel posters to combat a pro-Islamist conference at George Mason University. He now faces the prospect of five years in jail for allegedly committing a "class 6 felony."

Israel-bashing profs at UC Berkley play victim
The Daily Caller
November 16, 2016

Are University of California academics who engage in anti-Israel activism subject to “silencing”? Such were the strident cries on October 27, when about one hundred students gathered on a cloudy morning outside of Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley for the 3rd Annual International Day of Action for Palestine.

The totalitarian impulse flourishes at George Mason University
American Thinker
November 16, 2016

When the Nazis took over Germany, one of their strongest bases of support was found in that country’s famous universities.  Many faculty members were delighted as Jews were purged, opening up career opportunities, while students, with their “skulls full of mush,” as the fictional Professor Kingsfield put it, were enthusiastic supporters of the radical transformation promised to them.

Pro-Israel artist threatened with 5 years in jail for campus anti-terror posters
The Gateway Pundit
November 15, 2016

It’s not a story out of the Soviet Union though Oleg Atbashian, an artist, activist and commentator, had gotten in trouble for defying the authorities there too.

Artist threatened with 5 years in jail for anti-terror posters at GMU
Pamela Geller
November 15, 2016

This is academia in the 21st century. I recently wrote up George Washington University for hiring a convicted jihadi who was sentenced in 2012 to more than 12 years in prison for making multiple death threats, recruiting for jihad, and plotting to kill the South Park creators. He was released after two short years and made a “counter terrorism expert” at GWU while activists in defense of human rights and freedom are being arrested.

Pro-Israel artist threatened with 5 years in jail for anti-terror posters at GMU
Jihad Watch
November 15, 2016

Oleg Atbashian grew up in the Soviet Union. He came to the free world. Now the Soviet Union has come to him, courtesy today’s authoritarian academic Left. Dissenting voices are absolutely unwelcome on college and university campuses today, and administrators increasingly enforce this authoritarian lockstep using their thuggish security personnel.

Oleg Atbashian arrested, faces five years in prison for supporting Israel
Dr. Rich Swier
November 15, 2016

Many of our readers are familiar with the political satire of artist and author of Shakedown Socialism Oleg Atbashian. We have had the privilege of having Oleg and his team at The Peoples Cube as contributors.

We stand with Oleg – Artist threatened with 5 years in jail for anti-terror posters
The Conservative Tree House
November 15, 2016

It’s not a story out of the Soviet Union though Oleg Atbashian, an artist, activist and commentator, had gotten in trouble for defying the authorities there too.

Breaking: Ex-Soviet dissident arrested, jailed and charged for 1st Amend. – Protected @GeorgeMasonU Anti-Terror Posters
Got News
November 15, 2016

Former Soviet dissident, artist, and activist Oleg Atbashian has been arrested, jailed, and charged with a felony for a first amendment-protected flier and poster campaign on the George Mason University campus near Washington, D.C. protesting international Islamic terrorism.

Bumped and updated by Oleg: Oleg from the People’s Cube threatened with 5 years in jail
​IOTW Report
November 15, 2016

Please help Oleg out by tweeting, facebooking, emailing or posting on your own blog about this ridiculous railroading and the outrageous specter of a 5 year sentence. This is pure crap.

Pro-Israel Artist Threatened with 5 years in jail for anti-terror posters at GMU
Front Page Mag
November 14, 2016

It's not a story out of the Soviet Union though Oleg Atbashian, an artist, activist and commentator, had gotten in trouble for defying the authorities there too.

BC President Michelle Anderson Issues response to David Horowitz Freedom Center
The Excelsior
November 9, 2016

On Tuesday November 1, Brooklyn College President Michelle Anderson sent an email to students in response to the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Sherman Oaks California publishing a catalogue for the ‘Top Ten Schools Who Support Terrorists’.

David Horowitz Freedom Center takes on Bklyn College President in growing controversy over student terror groups
The Jewish Voice
November 9, 2016

As part of its Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus program, the David Horowitz Freedom Center has been putting up anti-BDS, anti-terrorism posters at schools notorious for fostering groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) that support terrorism. One of those schools is Brooklyn College, where actions such as storming a faculty meeting with demands for “Zionists off campus” or support for anti-Israel terrorism are facts of everyday life.

Chris Campbell: Political vitriol must end with election
Daily Bruin
November 7, 2016

Yes, America’s bloodiest boxing match will finally come to a close Tuesday. After clocking in more than 500 rounds – one per day – with some punches connecting harder than others, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on their final stand. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are trembling in their seats knowing their match was little more than a chicken fight compared to this election cycle’s nightly entertainment.

"ISIS" SPRAY-PAINTED OVER MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION'S BRIDGE PANEL
November 3, 2016
The Minnesota Daily

The vandalism, which was discovered on Nov. 3, is the second defacement in a month on the University of Minnesota's Washington Avenue Bridge.

UMN leaders condemn anti-Muslim vandalism, poster campaign
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
November 3, 2016

The University of Minnesota has been hit by another incident of racially charged vandalism on its Washington Avenue Bridge.  A panel advertising the Muslim Students Association was discovered Thursday to have been painted over with the word “ISIS.” The panel later was painted white to cover the graffiti at the student group’s request.

Poster Campaign at University of Minnesota claims student group is a front for Hamas
Alpha News MN
November 2, 2016

Minneapolis, MN – On Wednesday The David Horowitz Freedom Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to American-Israeli causes, sent out a press release stating they are responsible for hanging posters all over the University of Minnesota campus that claim the University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group is a front for the terror group Hamas and the Hamas intermediary American Muslims for Palestine (AMP).

Jews and Muslims continue sparring at Brooklyn College
JP Updates
November 2, 2016

On Oct. 17, a Jewish organization, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, stoked more flames by putting incendiary posters all around campus against Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The posters singled out SJP as a terrorist group and read, “Do you want to show your support for Hamas terrorists, whose stated goal is the elimination of the Jewish people and the Jewish state?”

Redefining the line between terrorism and democracy
New University
November 1, 2016

On October 5, conservative political theorist and personality David Horowitz released a ranking of the “Top Ten Schools Supporting Terrorism” in his publication, FrontPage Magazine. This list ranked, in no particular order, the 10 U.S. campuses with the most prominent presence of a Students for Justice for Palestine organization, in Horowitz’s view. Included in this list were UC Berkeley, San Diego State University and UC Irvine.

 

Palestinian rights activists on American college campuses have become the target of posters that attempt to smear them as supporters of violence, with a new round of posters calling out students and teachers by name. “Do you want to show your support for HAMAS TERRORISTS whose stated goal is the elimination of the Jewish state?” one poster asks. Then, posing as the national Palestinian rights group, says “Join us! Students for Justice in Palestine.” The poster drives home its point with a cartoon of a man wearing a kaffiyeh, pointing at the viewer like Uncle Sam.

SJP at Bklyn College Takes Down Freedom Center Anti-Terrorism Posters
The Jewish Voice
October 27, 2016

As part of its Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus program, the David Horowitz Freedom Center has been putting up anti-BDS, anti-terrorism posters at schools notorious for fostering groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) that support terrorism. One of those schools is Brooklyn College, where actions such as storming a faculty meeting with demands for “Zionists off campus” or support for anti-Israel terrorism are facts of everyday life. Check out the Freedom Center's profile of the school's terrorist-supporting activities here.

Free speech under siege
The Daily World
​October 26, 2016

Last week, my email inbox and Twitter feeds were flooded with hateful messages impugning my integrity. The source of this invective was a shadowy organization called Canary Mission, which maintains what it hopes will function as a blacklist of professors and students it accuses of “promoting hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on college campuses.” My public criticism of Israel’s policies of military occupation and apartheid — its unequal treatment of Palestinians — has earned me a spot on the list, there being no distinction, apparently, between criticism of the policies of a foreign power and “hatred” of an entire ethnic group.

Posters targeted identity groups
The Miscellany News
October 26, 2016

On Oct. 18, politically charged posters slan­dering members of the Vassar community were found plastered throughout campus. Mere minutes after their discovery, the David Horow­itz Freedom Center claimed responsibility in an unsolicited statement emailed to The Miscellany News and various administrative offices. “Vassar College is the latest of several campuses targeted by the Freedom Center’s poster campaign,” read one particularly concerning excerpt, revealing that the effort was a part of a national movement to denounce sympathizers of the pro-Palestin­ian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement (BDS). Other targeted institutions ranged from the University of Chicago to San Francisco State University—all deemed “schools supporting ter­rorists” in a top-10 list published to the center’s website.

Inflammatory Pro-Israel Posters Pop Up on Campus — Are They Islamophobic?
Forward
October 26, 2016

A row over Israel on campus is as predictable as the fall of autumn leaves, and it’s no different this season. Fliers accusing pro-Palestinian students of being anti-Semitic have cropped at numerous colleges in October — including the University of Chicago, Tufts University, Brooklyn College and Berkeley — and have been claimed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a rightwing organization labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Right-Wing Group Targets University Of Chicago Students
​WBEZ
October 26, 2016

A conservative group is targeting students at the University of Chicago for their involvement in Palestinian rights activities.  Last week, flyers were posted on campus listing—by name—some student members of a group called Students for Justice in Palestine. It claimed that the organization supports Hamas terrorists. 

David Horowitz Freedom Center Attacks SJP With Flyers on Campus
The Excelsior
October 26, 2016

David Horowitz, of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, claimed responsibility for the posters spread throughout campus at around 5:15 a.m. on October 17. The controversial posters linked the student organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to HAMAS, a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist organization that is responsible for various attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.

Is The University Of Chicago A Safe Space?
The Daily Caller
October 25, 2016

There are many ways to suppress free speech, the right to which is the foundation of all our other rights, and our democracy as well. Many leftists would like to outright suppress the speech of those with whom they disagree. But given the fact that most Americans still believe that the First Amendment is important, they are forced to resort to other measures.

Racist group launches national offensive on US campuses
The Electronic Intfiada
October 25, 2016

A notorious anti-Black and Islamophobic group has launched a national offensive against students and professors associated with the movement for Palestinian rights. Beginning earlier this month, posters placed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center appeared at San Francisco State University, the University of Tennessee, Tufts University, Vassar College, the University of Chicago, the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, San Diego State University and the University of California’s Irvine, Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses.

Students named as ‘terrorists’ in campus posters by Horowitz center
Tufts Daily News
October 21, 2016

Posters naming Tufts students and one Tufts professor as terrorists connected to Hamas were put up across the Medford/Somerville campus on Oct. 19. The Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative group, claimed responsibility for the posters in an email received by a number of Tufts students on the same day.

Student Groups, Administration Condemn Posters Linking Divestment Activists to "Hamas Terrorists"
The Chicago Maroon

October 21, 2016

Posters were hung in campus buildings on Thursday morning listing students and faculty affiliated with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and U of C Divest and associating them with terrorism and anti-Semitism. The leading campus organizations on both sides of the divestment debate last spring and the administration have condemned the posters. 

Jewish groups slam ‘pro-Israel’ poster campaign on campus
JWeekly.com
October 20, 2016

Posters accusing an individual professor and students of having ties to the Palestinian terror organization Hamas were put up around the San Francisco State University and U.C. Berkeley campuses last week, triggering immediate condemnation from campus administrators and Jewish groups.

Brooklyn College posters attack pro-Palestinian student group
News 12 Brooklyn
October 19, 2016

BROOKLYN - A pro-Israel group posted controversial posters throughout the Brooklyn College campus attacking a pro-Palestinian student organization.

Office of equity, diversity and inclusion to host CrossCheck Live
Daily Bruin
October 18, 2016

UCLA doesn’t want discussions about diversity to revolve just around the talking heads of experts. Instead, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will invite the community to ask questions and give input in a new panel series.

Posters on SFSU campus accuse professor of condoning terrorism
KCBS SF Bay Area
October 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Officials at San Francisco State University are condemning a number of posters that have appeared on campus accusing a professor of condoning terrorism.

San Francisco University Slams Posters Attacking Professor
ASSOCIATED PRESS [published by over 25 media outlets]
Oct 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco State University officials are condemning posters accusing a professor specializing in Palestinian studies of collaborating with terrorists.

San Francisco University slam posters attacking professor
The Daily Progress
October 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco State University officials are condemning posters accusing a professor specializing in Palestinian studies of collaborating with terrorists.  The posters by the David Horowitz Freedom Center single out an ethnic studies associate professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2ebvQrG).

Gaza strip! “Hate group’ trolls Brooklyn College Muslim club with cartoon posters
Brooklyn Paper
October 18, 2016

A national anti-Muslim group plastered Brooklyn College with cartoonish posters on Monday claiming that a campus organization is a front for terror group Hamas, calling out students by name, and even showing a caricature of one with the hashtag “#JewHatred” beneath it. But it’s a bogus charge, according to the caricatured scholar, who said perpetrators are bullying him for criticizing Israel’s occupation of his homeland Palestine.

“Extremist Group’ targets pro-Palestine students, professor at SFSU
San Francisco Examiner
October 18, 2016

Tensions stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reappeared at San Francisco State University last week when a conservative group plastered posters around campus accusing students and a professor of supporting terrorism.

SFSU officials condemn posters targeting professor
​SFGate
October 18, 2016

A staunch pro-Israel conservative group plastered San Francisco State University with inflammatory posters accusing a professor who specializes in Palestinian studies of condoning terrorism, officials said Monday.

Posters Found on Campus Linked to Conservative Activist Group
Golden Gate XPress
October 14, 2016

Bklyn College Garners Dubious Spot on “Terrorist-Supporting Colleges” List
The Jewish Voice
October 12, 2016

Submission:  SPJ  Unfazed By Hate Posters, Will Continue to Educate Students
Daily Bruin
October 12, 2016

Horowitz Poster Campaign Ignites Controversy
New University
October 11, 2016

 

Posters Critical Of BDS Movement Found Again At San Diego State
KPBS.org
October 07, 2016

ADL Urges Respectful Dialogue As Antidote To Hateful Speech
Anti-Defamation League
October 06, 2016

Posters Targeting SJP, Jerry Kang Resurface on Campus
The Daily Bruin
October 06, 2016

Watchdog Seeks to ‘Stigmatize Individual Members of Anti-Israel Groups’ With UCLA Poster Campaign
Algemeiner.com
October 06, 2016

 

Dozens of San Diego State University faculty recently signed an open letter chastising President Elliot Hirshman for refusing to condemn a message on posters distributed in April that linked Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campus activists with Palestinian terrorists.
 

Abhishek Shetty: Kang must reach more students if he wants to improve campus equity
The Daily Bruin
June 5, 2016

If Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang was a presidential candidate, he would be John Kasich. They’re both voices of relative sanity among the politically divisive and unconstructive noise around them that we should all make an attempt to listen to, regardless of our own views. But one difference between the two is that you know far more about Kasich than Kang and his office.
 

SDSU Faculty Send Letter Condemning Hirshman's Handling Of Horowitz Fliers
​KPBS
May 30, 2016

The controversy over fliers posted this month at San Diego State University is echoing way. Those fliers distributed by the Horowitz freedom Center of creation right wing David Horowitz named several students allied with Palestinian terror groups.Late last week STS staff signed a letter to the president criticizing the University's response to the suppliers. Calls on the president to denounce not just the naming of students cop at the allegations made in the fliers. Joining me is Anne-Marie Depp in a hot she is a professor at San Diego State University and one of the signers of the letter.
 

SDSU faculty, staff blast Hirshman in open letter
The San Diego Tribune
May 26, 2016

Dozens of faculty and staff members at San Diego State University have signed an open letter demanding SDSU President Elliot Hirshman to issue a statement denouncing posters on campus that linked some students to terrorists. The letter, signed by 78 SDSU employees, was highly critical of how Hirshman handled the controversy around fliers posted on campus that accused seven students by name of having “allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists” and perpetrating “Jew Hatred on this campus.”

 

The vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and the outgoing USAC president will be speaking on a cultural discussion panel. Jerry Kang and Heather Rosen will participate in the event, titled “Challenges and Opportunities facing Jewish and Asian American College Students.” It will be hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that aims to prevent bigotry and discrimination, according to their mission statement.
 

Muslim students to unveil truth behind stigmas at the Hijab Monologues
Daily Bruin
May 24, 2016

Damali Stennette was wearing her hijab when a Christian preacher singled her out from the Bruin Walk crowd. The preacher said, “You are evil, and everything that will come out of your womb is evil because you are Muslim.” Stennette, a fourth-year anthropology student, said she chooses to continue wearing the hijab despite occasional harassment because Islam, like her race and gender, is an integral part of her identity.


Hillel Int’l Blasts Anti-Israel Protesters for Threatening Jewish Students at UC Irvine
The Tower
May 23, 2016

The head of the Jewish campus organization Hillel International condemned anti-Israel protesters who “aggressively confronted and threatened” students attending a film screening at the University of California, Irvine last week.
 

Anti-Israel Week Overshadows Holocaust Remembrance Day at UC-Irvine
​thealgemeiner
May 16, 2016

University of California-Irvine (UCI) student Kevin Brum is not Jewish. But that didn’t matter to the northern California native after he saw the film “Schindler’s List.”

In response: San Diego State controversy
The San Diego Union Tribune
May 13, 2016
* David Horowitz response

Regarding “Israel, Palestine debate intensifies at SDSU” (May 12): Our poster campaign at San Diego State has caused quite a stir among the left-wing extremists they identified as leaders of a Hamas-financed boycott campaign on the SDSU campus to strangle the Jewish state. Liberals like Larry Summers, Alan Dershowitz and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have condemned the Boycott Divest and Sanction campaign as anti-Semitic. So did our posters. Even Hillary Clinton opposes the boycott campaign.
 

Several groups of students at the University of California Irvine held anti-Israel events last week, upstaging Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah), the annual memorial of the genocide of 6 million Jews during the Second World War. This year, Yom Hashoah was held on May 4. Anti-Zionism week was held between May 2 through 5.

Anti-Israel Week Overshadows Holocaust Remembrance Day at UC-Irvine
Observer
May 9, 2016

University of California-Irvine (UCI) student Kevin Brum is not Jewish. But that didn’t matter to the northern California native after he saw the film “Schindler’s List.” In the scene that replays in Mr. Brum’s mind, a Jew asks a Soviet soldier where to go, now that he was just liberated from the concentration camp—only to realize that no matter where he goes, he will be hated because he is a Jew.

 

What’s behind the SDSU poster controversy?
The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 8, 2016

The past several weeks have been tense at San Diego State University, where posters linking some students to terrorist groups have sparked a campus protest, a lengthy meeting between students and administrators and an organized call for the school’s president to resign. It began last month when the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Sherman Oaks placed around SDSU posters naming seven students who allegedly have allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists to perpetuate the boycott, divest and sanctions — commonly known as BDS — campaign against Israel and promote “Jew Hatred” on campus.

 

In the past few months, issues relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict and the broader issue of anti-Semitism have come to the forefront of administrative discourse on campuses across California. Citing recent incidences of anti-Semitism — a swastika painted onto a Jewish fraternity house at UC Davis and a UCLA student questioned about her ability to stay unbiased based on her religion — the UC Board of Regents took it upon itself to draft a set of Principles Against Intolerance, approved back in March.


SDSU president’s ouster sought for defending free speech, making Muslim students feel unsafe
The College Fix
May 5, 2016

Muslim students and civil rights groups on Wednesday demanded San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman’s resignation for allegedly failing to make students feel safe after a handful of students involved in the Boycott, Divest and Sanction effort were called terrorist supporters on fliers found on campus.
 

Students Call For SDSU President’s Resignation
​KPBS
May 4, 2016

The San Diego State University Muslim Student Association and several other student and off-campus groups this week are asking university President Elliot Hirshman to quit. Hirshman has been under fire for his response to fliers connecting students to "Palestinian terrorists" that were posted on campus last month.

 

Students, civil-rights groups want to oust Hirshman
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 4, 2016

“You could not use your muscle, and now we will use ours,” he said. “Today is the first day of a national movement.” SDSU spokesman Greg Block said the university had no comment. The push for Hirshman’s resignation was sparked after posters found on campus identified seven students by name and linked them with groups that allegedly support terrorism because of their involvement in the “boycott, divest and sanctions” campaign against Israel.
 

David Horowitz to visit SDSU College Republicans club
The Daily Aztec
May 4, 2016

The San Diego State College Republicans club will be hosting a speaking engagement with David Horowitz onThursday, May 5. This event comes after recent campus protests regarding fliers put up by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The fliers named student and faculty activists and said they were “allied with Palestinean terrorists.”

 

Demands Made on SFSU Pres to Condemn DHFC Anti-BDS Posters
The Jewish Voice
May 4, 2016

A series of posters created by the David Horowitz Freedom Center targeting proponents of the Hamas-inspired and funded Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Jewish state have incited a storm of controversy on the San Diego State University campus where hundreds of students swarmed University President Elliot Hirshman to claim that he did not condemn the posters forcefully enough and demanded an apology.

 

Editorial: We stand by our decision to run the David Horowitz ad
The Daily Aztec
May 4, 2016

Recently, several students and members of the media have criticized The Daily Aztec’s decision to run an advertisement purchased by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The advertisement in question ran in our April 20 issue, shortly before protests erupted regarding anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanction posters on campus from the same organization. 
 

SDSU pledges to curtail speech in the name of safety
Campus Reform
May 4, 2016

San Diego State University has agreed to review its speech policies to ensure they are in “balance” with anti-harassment policies following protests over posters critical of Palestinian student groups. The posters, which were hung as part of a campaign by the David Horowitz Center for Freedom, assert that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is “a Hamas-inspired genocidal campaign to destroy Israel, the world’s only Jewish state,” and also identify the names of students and faculty members who are associated with the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

 

SDSU controversy: In defense of free speech
San Diego Union Tribune
May 4, 2016

Are students who support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) effort to isolate Israel — on the grounds that it is an apartheid state that persecutes Palestinians — de facto terrorists? That is an absurd statement. We sympathize with the Muslim students at San Diego State University who were labeled terrorists by people opposed to BDS who used online templates supplied by conservative provocateur David Horowitz to print inflammatory posters. Their targeting is awful. They had ample cause to stage a protest last week.

David Horowitz issued the following response:

This editorial begins with a bald-faced lie - neither I nor my posters claimed that SJP activists or any SDSU students were terrorists - the claim was they conducted campaigns to support Hamas terrorists and spearheaded the Boycott Divest movement which is funded by Hamas. The editorial goes downhill from there. I have threatened no one's free speech. In fact the only people whose free speech is threatened are those who oppose SJP's genocidal goal - the destruction of the Jewish state. It is I who will have to have security officers present at my speech to see 1) that I can deliver it without obstruction and 2) that I can deliver it without suffering physical harm. Shame on the Union Tribune for lending moral support to activists whose goal is the destruction of the only democracy in the Middle East.

 

San Diego State Jewish Students Face Disciplinary Action over Anti-BDS Flyer
JewishPress.com
May 3, 2016

A series of posters created and disseminated by the David Horowitz Freedom Center in April identified by name a number of prominent student and faculty Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists on the San Diego State University campus.

 

Anti-Israel Protesters Ambush, Trap San Diego State U President in Cop Car for Defending Flier Exposing Students Supporting Terrorism
​Algemeiner
May 3, 2016

Dozens of anti-Israel students trapped the president of San Diego State University (SDSU) inside a police vehicle on Wednesday for what they say is his inadequate response to a campus poster naming specific students as supporters of terrorism, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
 

SDSU Protesters Meet With University President
NBC San Diego
May 3, 2016

Protesters who surrounded San Diego State University's president as he left his office last week met Monday with administrators. Students from SDSU’s Justice in Palestine and Muslim Student Association met with university leaders, including President Elliot Hirshman, to discuss signs that were posted throughout campus.

Also published in: CW6
 

Conservative Speaker David Horowitz to Visit UCI During Anti-Zionism Week
New University
May 3, 2016

During the Muslim Student Union and Students for Justice in Palestine’s annual Anti-Zionism week taking place this week, College Republicans at UCI have invited conservative writer David Horowitz to present a rebuttal to the pro-Palestinian viewpoint. MSU and SJP hold their Anti-Zionism week each year to present to the campus and community the situation and struggles of Palestinians living in occupied territories under the state of Israel. 
 

SDSU president has car blocked after supporting free expression
Campus Reform
May 2, 2016

San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman had his car blocked Wednesday evening by students upset over his response to posters put up by a conservative group that named specific Muslim students terrorist sympathizers.

 

Students meet with Hirshman regarding ‘terrorist’ fliers
The Daily Aztec
May 2, 2016

After a protest last week regarding President Elliot Hirshman’s failure to condemn anti-BDS fliers on campus, students met with him this morning to discuss what will happen next. Osama Alkhawaja and Rachel Beck were two of the students who met with Hirshman, his administration and Associated Students President Jamie Miller. 

 

SDSU head, students meet following protest
The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 2, 2016

Following a protest about posters on campus that linked some Muslim students with terrorist groups, San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman agreed during a meeting Mondaythat school policies should be reviewed to ensure a balance between free speech and safety. However, some students who attended the meeting said they’re still disappointed that Hirshman has not strongly condemned the posters, which were created by conservative activist David Horowitz.

 

Students, SDSU officials to review free-speech policy in wake of anti-Muslim fliers
Fox 5
May 2, 2016

The controversy over anti-Muslim fliers posted at San Diego State University resulted in a meeting Monday between students and school officials, in which they agreed to review university policies to ensure a balance between freedom of expression and protection from harassment.

 

San Diego State officials agree to review free-speech policies after outcry over anti-Muslim fliers
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2016

After a protest over posters on campus that linked Muslim students to terrorism, San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman on Monday agreed that school policies should be reviewed to ensure a balance between free speech and safety. But some students who met with Hirshman said they were disappointed that he has not strongly condemned the fliers.

 

Naming Names
Inside Higher Ed
May 2, 2016
Editor: scott.jaschik@insidehighered.com

David Horowitz is known for incendiary campaigns against what he sees as political correctness or anti-Israel activity on campus. His latest campaign features a typically unsubtle name: Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus. The effort is setting off debates over whether what he calls free speech is intimidation (and some say it could be both).
 

SDSU president meets with Muslim students over "terrorism" flyers
CBS 8
May 2, 2016

The controversy over anti-Muslim fliers posted at San Diego State University resulted in a meeting Monday morning between students and school officials, in which they agreed to review university policies to ensure a balance between freedom of expression and protection from harassment.

Also published in: KPBS

 

Hundreds Swarm SDSU President To Protest Freedom Center Anti-BDS Posters
Front Page Mag
April 29, 2016

A series of posters created by the David Horowitz Freedom Center targeting proponents of the Hamas-inspired and funded Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Jewish state have incited a storm of controversy on the San Diego State University campus where hundreds of students swarmed University President Elliot Hirshman to claim that he did not condemn the posters forcefully enough and demanding an apology.

 

ISIS or Islam: Which breeds terrorism?
Heritage Florida Jewish News
April 29, 2016

A lie conceals the truth. And ugly but hidden truths never have a chance of being acknowledged, addressed, and ultimately ameliorated. Because of this simple truism, one of the greatest lies of our age—that violence committed in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam—has made an intrinsically weak Islam the scourge of the modern world, with no signs of relief on the horizon.
 

Mizzou Officials Silent on Anti-Semitism Complaints– Spoke Out For Black Students
Heatstreet
May 1, 2016

Last fall, as a handful of racist incidents and subsequent protests sent the University of Missouri into chaos, the members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity reached out to police about a possible hate crime. Their window had been kicked in, the fraternity reported, and they feared it was because they are a Jewish fraternity.
 

Pro-Islam Students Trap, Bully San Diego State’s Jewish President
Breitbart
April 28, 2016

San Diego State University’s Jewish President Elliot Hirshman was hounded, bullied and trapped in a police car on Wednesday by pro-Islam student protesters who accused him of not doing enough to protect Muslim students on campus.

 

Anti-Israel Students Trap California University President to Prove They Aren’t ‘Terrorists’
The Blaze
April 28, 2016

Following the posting of a controversial flier at San Diego State University that listed names of anti-Israel students, alleging they had connections to terrorist groups, dozens of protesters trapped the college president in a car for about two hours.

 

SDSU Protest Brings Light to Controversial Anti-BDS Activism on College Campuses
San Diego Jewish Journal
April 28, 2016

Two weeks ago, a series of posters calling to “Stop the Jew Hatred” on college campuses were spread throughout San Diego State University. Listed on the posters were the names of local student activists who were noted as BDS supporters or members of Students for Justice in Palestine. These posters appeared simultaneously on the campuses of  SDSU, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, and UC Berkeley without the support or knowledge of these school’s groups. 

 

SDSU President to meet with protesters
Fox 5
April 28, 2016

University President, Elliot Hirshman, has agreed to meet with the students who organized a protest Wednesday. The meeting is set for Monday, May 2. "As small as it is it is a victory because up until now he hasn’t even been willing to communicate with us," said Osama Alkawaja of the Students for Justice in Palestine.

 

SDSU students protest against ‘terrorism’ fliers
San Diego Union Tribune
April 27, 2016

San Diego State University students upset over fliers posted on campus that identified some students as terrorists supporters confronted President Elliot Hirshman Wednesday, briefly preventing him from leaving in a police car. Protestors were upset over Hirshman’s delayed response to the fliers, which claim that the seven students named “have allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists to perpetrate” hatred against Jewish students on campus.

 

SDSU students protest against President Hirshman's response to anti-Islamic flyers
ABC 10
April 27, 2016

San Diego State University's president was hiding in a police car Wednesday after protesters surrounded him. Students are protesting SDSU President Elliot Hirshman because they say he is not doing enough to protect Muslims on campus.

 

Hundreds of students protest President Hirshman regarding BDS posters
The Daily Aztec
April 27, 2016

Following a silent protest of San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman during a ceremony to swear in incoming Associated Students President Jamie Miller, protesters surrounded an SDSU Police cruiser containing Hirshman Wednesday evening and demanded an apology. The protesters were critical of an email Hirshman sent out to all students on Tuesday regarding a number of posters made by the David Horowitz Center for Freedom, which named specific SDSU students and said they “have allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists to perpetuate BDS and Jew Hatred on this campus.”

 

Freedom Center's Poster Campaign Hits Campus Jew-Haters
FrontPageMag
April 22, 2016

The David Horowitz Freedom Center recently launched its newest campus poster campaign challenging the atmosphere of rampant Jew-hatred rising on American campuses. The posters appeared on five campuses — UC Santa Barbra, San Diego State University, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA and UC Berkeley — and targeted the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which the posters identify as a “Hamas-inspired genocidal campaign to destroy Israel, the world’s only Jewish state.” Several posters also named a number of prominent BDS activists on each campus and exposed their alliance with the Palestinian war of annihilation against Israel. A selection of the posters are featured below. 
 

Hate speech posters found at various sites on campus Monday
Daily Californian
April 21, 2016

At least five hate speech posters — with at least two naming six current and former UC Berkeley students for their involvement in either the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement or Students for Justice in Palestine — were found plastered at various sites around campus Monday.
 

The War on BDS in Indiana Heats Up
Truth-Out
April 21, 2016

The war in Indiana against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement and the broader Palestinian freedom struggle reached a fever pitch in mid-April when a Muslim student leader of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) was targeted by fliers on campus naming her a "terrorist." Some bloggers added to the hysteria by branding her a "national security threat."

 

Horowitz Defends Anti-BDS Poster Campaign From Charges Of Racism And Intimidation
FrontPageMag
April 21, 2016

In a fiery rebuttal issued Wednesday, David Horowitz defended his reputation and that of his organization, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, from charges by a UCLA administrator that posters hung by the Freedom Center on UCLA’s campus targeting supporters of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel are “hateful” and “thuggish” and use  the “tactic of guilt by association, of using blacklists, of ethnic slander, and sensationalized images engineered to trigger racially tinged fear.”
 

Reply To Slander
Front Page Magazine 
April 20, 2016

Today a letter attacking me was sent to all members of the UCLA community – that would be nearly 50,000 people I think – by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Jerry Kang. The Vice Chancellor’s letter attacked me as a “provocateur” who last year “put up hostile posters accusing two student organizations — the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) — of being murderers and terrorists.” This is a lie.
 

Conservatives accused of ‘hate speech’ for posters criticizing ‘#Jewhaters’
Campus Reform
April 20, 2016

A conservative group is being accused of “hate speech” and “Islamophobia” for putting up posters accusing Palestinian activists of advocating violent “Jew hatred.”

UCLA officials denounce David Horowitz posters as intimidation
The Daily Bruin
April 19, 2016

UCLA officials accused conservative writer David Horowitz Tuesday of using intimidation tactics after he posted flyers around campus Friday that named students and faculty members as supporters of terrorism against Israel.
 

SJP calls for better handling of hate speech following Horowitz posters
The Daily Bruin
April 19, 2016

Students for Justice in Palestine called for UCLA administrators to create a comprehensive plan that anticipates hate-speech posters, among other demands, in response to another wave of posters that link SJP to terrorist groups.
 

USC Students Protest David Horowitz's Speech By Silencing Themselves
Truth Revolt
March 26, 2016

Could there be any better representation of the college generation's anti-free speech obsession with suppressive speech codes and forbidden microaggressions than the image of students with their mouths taped shut?

Editor’s Note: David Horowitz has disputed some of the assertions made in this column, which he believes are defamatory. In the interest of presenting all viewpoints, an agreement was reached with Mr. Horowitz where he was allowed to respond with equal space in a letter to the editor which printed in the March 28 edition […]
 

Conservative writer David Horowitz visits campus
Daily Trojan
March 24, 2016

The event, organized by the USC College Republicans, was protested by students who disagree with his views.

 

Guilty Until Proven Innocent
March 27, 2016 
Daily Trojan
Letter to the Editor by David Horowitz

On the day I was scheduled to speak at USC this week, a column appeared in the Daily Trojan, titled “David Horowitz Does Not Belong On Campus.” The author, an Iranian student named Lida Dianti, justified her desire to ban me from speaking by claiming that I was a racist and anti-Muslim, and that I “vilified Palestinians.”

This editorial begins with a bald-faced lie - neither I nor my posters claimed that SJP activists or any SDSU students were terrorists - the claim was they conducted campaigns to support Hamas terrorists and spearheaded the Boycott Divest movement which is funded by Hamas. The editorial goes downhill from there. I have threatened no one's free speech. In fact the only people whose free speech is threatened are those who oppose SJP's genocidal goal - the destruction of the Jewish state. It is I who will have to have security officers present at my speech to see 1) that I can deliver it without obstruction and 2) that I can deliver it without suffering physical harm. Shame on the Union Tribune for lending moral support to activists whose goal is the destruction of the only democracy in the Middle East.