University-Sponsored Speaking Tour of Ilan Pappe on 3 CSU Campuses
Incident: Prof. Ilan Pappe, an anti-Israel professor who has publicly called for the elimination of Israel was flown from London to speak on several CSU campuses in February 2012. This speaking tour was organized and promoted by CSU administrators and faculty members and used university resources to do so.
AMCHA’s Response: We wrote to the president of the CSU system as well as the presidents of the individual campuses where Pappe spoke, alerting them of Pappe’s animus towards the Jewish state, as well as the animus of the administrators and faculty members that organized the tour. We also produced a video explaining our concerns. See here.
AMCHA’s Letter to CSU Presidents and Chancellor Reed
On February 13th, AMCHA co-founders sent a letter to the Presidents of CSU Fresno, CSU Northridge, and Cal Poly, as well as Chancellor Reed, urging them to revoke administrative sponsorship of a speaking tour by Ilan Pappe.