Lawyer who says Palestinians don’t exist sues San Francisco university

Palestinian man stands with his son on the rubble of his house after it was demolished by Israeli municipality diggers that the authorities believe without municipal permission in the neighborhood of 'Wade advent' of the town of Silwan in Jerusalem on February 10, 2014. Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It has demolished at least 27,000 Palestinian homes and structures since occupying the West Bank in 1967, according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Photo by Saeed Qaq

A lawyer who denies that Palestinians exist is suing San Francisco State University, alleging the administration there fosters a hostile environment for Jewish students. But faculty and civil rights lawyers say the lawsuit, filed on behalf of six plaintiffs, is yet another attempt at censorship by conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism. The complaint, filed in federal court in Northern California on 19 June, was prepared by The Lawfare Project, a group that describes itself as “the legal arm of the pro-Israel community.”
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