ZOA Warns Georgetown University on Palestine Solidarity conference
Says that the Palestine Solidarity Movement conference may violate U.S. anti-boycott laws and adds that it may violate GU's own hate speech policies
(From IsraPundit, used by permission)
ZOA Criticizes Georgetown University For Hosting Anti-Israel Conference
The ZOA Web page says in part,
In a detailed letter to the president of Georgetown, ZOA National President Morton A. Klein and CLJ Director Susan Tuchman described the hateful nature of the four previous PSM conferences, which almost certainly guarantee that the Georgetown event will be no different. Holding this conference would thus be a direct violation of Georgetown’s own Speech and Expression Policy, which explicitly provides that an event that “promotes hatred . . . would not be allowed to take place on campus.” The ZOA’s letter also points out that the PSM’s divestment and boycott activity against Israel may well be in violation of the federal antiboycott laws, and that Georgetown should not be aiding and abetting that potentially illegal conduct.
We add that Georgetown's administration and Directors (Trustees) are in no position to deny knowing in advance of the Palestine Solidarity Movement's track record. A detailed E-mail that describes the PSM's advocacy and facilitation of an anti-Israel boycott was sent to President DeGioia and other GU administrators on January 20.
This information package (plus additional information) was delivered to the Georgetown Directors' (Trustees) Office on January 23 and, although it does not discuss the boycott item, it contains detailed information on the Palestine Solidarity Movement's advocacy and facilitation of terrorism, vicious hate speech at the University of Michigan, and recruitment of college students (e.g. Rachel Corrie) as human shields.
Table of contents
ISM/PSM activities 1
Advocacy and Facilitation of Terroristic Violence 1
Advocacy of Terrorism 1
Safe House Assistance to Terrorists and Interference with Law Enforcement 3
Solicitation to bomb Hadassah Hospital and kill Prime Minister Sharon's visitors 3
Anti-Semitic hate speech 5
Recruitment of American college students as human shields 5
Promotion of religious intolerance and homophobic and sexist violence 6
Persecution of Christians (dhimmitude) 6
Violent persecution of homosexuals 7
Tolerance and promotion of domestic violence and murder 8
Appendix: ISM = PSM 9
The ISM/PSM's Tax Exempt Funding 12