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December 13, 2012

Disturbing Messages about Female IDF Soldier Circulated Widely on Facebook, Twitter

Update, December 17, 2012: After ADL urged Columbia University President Lee Bollinger to take action regarding the disturbing picture of an IDF soldier, the picture was subsequently removed and no longer appears on the Facebook page of the Columbia University employee mentioned below.

The program director of Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies, Maryam Zohny, shared a picture on Facebook earlier today of a female Israel Defense Forces soldier that describes the soldier as a “terrorist” and “killer” and claims that she is “WANTED by the RESISTANCE.” The image contains the logos of various Palestinian terrorist groups, including Al Qassam Brigades Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Other versions of the image that have been posted by others on Facebook and Twitter have also included a picture of the soldier with a gun being pointed at her head and a message claiming that she’s “Wanted” by Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing.

These images have generated an outpouring of comments from individuals across the Middle East calling for her death; one commenter, for example, wrote, “May Allah make 60 bullets emptied in her head.” Others wrote, “God willing they will shoot you and they will leave no spot in your body without a bullet” and “ a soul for a soul… punishment, punishment.”

The soldier is allegedly responsible for shooting and killing a Palestinian teenager in Hebron earlier this week after he pointed what turned out to be a toy gun at another Israeli soldier standing near her.

The Center for Palestine Studies was created in October 2010 as an academic program dedicated to Palestinian history and writings. Since its inception, however, the Center has hosted numerous anti-Israel events, including “Debunking the Myth of Israeli Democracy,” “Someone Please Call 911: Israel’s Failure to Protect Palestinians and their Property” and “Gaza: Israel’s War and the Goldstone Report,” which featured Norman Finkelstein, an anti-Israel speaker who has accused Israel of committing a “Holocaust” in Gaza, expressed support for Hezbollah and described Israel as a “satanic state.”

The Center also co-sponsored a panel discussion last year at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. The event featured three speakers who claimed that Israel “pinkwashes” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by promoting its progressive record on LGBT issues in an effort to distract attention from the occupation.

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October 26, 2012

Member Of Islamic Jihad To Address Students At American University

Khader Adnan, a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is scheduled to speak at American University via Skype next Tuesday, October 30. Adnan was invited by several student groups at American, including Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, Amnesty International, Justice not Jails, and the Community Action & Social Justice Coalition.

Adnan, who has been arrested by the Israeli authorities on several occasions, was most recently arrested in the West Bank in December 2011 and immediately began a hunger strike during his detention. After 66 days, Israel granted his early release. He is planning to speak about his experience as a hunger striker at next week’s event.

Adnan is widely described in the media as a “spokesperson,” “leader” or “member” of PIJ. A December 17, 2011 news article on Al-Arabiya, a pan-Arab television channel, about Adnan’s then recent arrest described him as “one of the main leaders of the Palestinian militant movement Islamic Jihad” and as “a former spokesman” for PIJ.  The New York Times, Al Jazeera and CNN further characterize him as a “member” or “spokesperson” of PIJ in the West Bank, where Adnan resides.

Andan has also previously expressed support for terrorism. In a video that has been widely circulated on YouTube and other video-sharing websites, Adnan can be seen shouting, “O Quds Brigades, Strike a blow! O Quds Brigades, Shake the earth! Who among you is Hasan Abu Zeid? Who among you is the next suicide bomber? Who among you will carry the next explosive belt? Who among you will fire the next bullets? Who among you will have his body parts blown all over?” The raw footage of Adnan was reportedly taken at a 2007 funeral of a fellow PIJ member.

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