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    Palestinian Feminist or Terrorist? Here’s Why Leila Khaled’s San Francisco University Lecture Stirs Uproar


    Giving a platform to anti-Jewish speakers is criminal, says 's former ambassador to the US, adding that some are using their freedom of expression to broadcast antisemitic beliefs that the Trump administration is trying to eradicate.

    On Wednesday, Francisco State University is set to hold a lecture in the framework of its “Teaching ” course, featuring Leila Khaled, promoted as “Palestinian feminist, militant and leader”.

    At first glance, it looks like an ordinary event, one of many organised by the university. But it has already drawn criticism from America's Jewish community, and some 80 organisations across the US have questioned the logic behind her inclusion and expressed their disapproval of the institution's decision to give her a platform.

    Feminist or a Terrorist?

    The reason for this is simple. Khaled,  a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, designated as a terror group by the US, has been involved in two plane hijackings, in 1969 and 1970, before she was arrested in for terrorism and later released in a prisoners' swap deal.

    Khaled still remains part of the PFLP and is constantly invited to give lectures, where she speaks out against israel and calls for the use of violent and non-violent means to confront it.

    That's why news of her lecture — that will take place via a video link because Khaled is ineligible for an American visa — has also made waves in Israel. Danny Ayalon, the Jewish state's former…

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