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Sundus Seif

Overview

Sundus Seif has defended terrorists and expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, as an activist with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Brooklyn College (Brooklyn) (Brooklyn SJP), part of City of New York University (CUNY).

Seif was reportedly Brooklyn SJP’s president in 2013 and the group’s outreach coordinator in 2015-2016. She has been an activist with Brooklyn SJP since 2012. 

As of August 2019, Seif’s LinkedIn page said she received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Brooklyn in 2015. However, as of June 4, 2016, Seif’s Facebook page indicated that she graduated in 2016.

In February 2013, Seif was listed as a press contact for Al-Awda New York, New York City’s local chapter of Al-Awda: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition. 

Defending Terrorists

On October 8, 2015, Seif participated in a “die-in,” which Brooklyn SJP claimed on Facebook was “in solidarity with Palestine’s call” for a “Day of Rage.” 

The “Days of Rage” in October of 2015 were heralded by Hamas as the advent of a new intifada. They directly resulted in the deaths of Israeli civilians by shootings, stabbings and car rammings.


Brooklyn SJP’s Facebook post also said that the “Day of Rage” was prompted by “...recent israeli aggression [sic.] against Palestinians, including the murder of ...19-year-old Fadi Alloun in cold blood, execution style.” 

Fadi Aloon was shot by Israeli security forces after he stabbed a 15-year-old Israeli boy. Several hours before the attack, Aloon posted “Either martyrdom or victory” on his Facebook page. 


In October 2015, there was an upsurge in violence across Israel incited by Palestinian political and religious leaders. The wave of stabbings, known as the “Knife Intifada,” was characterized by young Palestinians throughout the country stabbing and attempting to stab Israeli civilians.


On May 14, 2012, Seif posted on Facebook in support of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails participating in a hunger strike.

The 2012 prisoners’ hunger strike included convicted terrorists such as Tha'er Halahleh and Bilal Diab —  both members of the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

Also participating was Hamas military commander, Abdullah al-Barghouti who was sentenced to serve 67 life sentences for his significant role in multiple terrorist attacks, including the Sbarro Cafe Bombing of 2001, which murdered 15 people and wounded more than 120.

Another hunger striker was Palestinian terrorist Samer Issawi — who received a 26 year prison sentence for shooting at Hebrew University students and Israeli police in 2002, as well as for manufacturing and distributing pipe bombs. 

Also among the 2000 Palestinian hunger strikers was Khader Adnan, a senior member of PIJ. A 2007 YouTube video showed Adnan praising and encouraging suicide bombings: “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?”  

Supporting BDS

On May 15, 2013, Seif spoke on behalf of Brooklyn SJP on KBOO Radio in Portland Oregon, in an interview titled: “Nakba Special: The Boycott Divest Sanctions Show: No Retreat and No Surrender.” The segment was described as “Interviews with Boycott Divest Sanctions student activists Jenna and Sundus Seif on the Nakba.”

In the interview, Seif promoted the boycott of TIAA-CREF, a pension provider used by CUNY, due to TIAA-CREF’s investment in Israeli companies.

KBOO Radio wrote in the podcast description: “My East Coast guest today was Sundus Seif, with Students for Justice in Palestine, Brooklyn College: Here’s the kick0off, in her own words.”

The podcast description then quoted Seif: “‘On Feb. 7, more than 200 shareholders filed a resolution to divest from Veolia, a corporation that provides segregated transportation services to Israeli settlers living on Palestinian land in the West Bank. TIAA-CREF’s challenge of the resolution at the SEC contradicts its stated commitment to socially responsible investing and shareholder advocacy.’”

Seif’s quote continued: “‘Ultimately, we will remember if TIAA-CREF demonstrated a commitment to socially responsible investing in Israel-Palestine when we choose our retirement fund.’”

At the conclusion of the interview, Seif encouraged [-00:00:20] listeners to join SJP because of the organization’s support for the BDS movement “which was used to end the apartheid in South Africa.”

On March 13, 2013, Seif published an article promoting BDS at Brooklyn in which she said the “boycott, divest and sanction Israel in hope that the campaign will help pressure Israel to end the human rights abuses, apartheid policies.”

Seif also wrote that BDS would “allow for ‘the protection of Palestinian refugees’ right of return to their homes and properties as stipulated in U.N. resolution 194,’” as noted in the July 2005 BDS statement.

The “right of return” is a Palestinian demand discredited as a means to eliminate Israel. International law mandates no absolute right of return and UN Resolution 194, which defined principles for “refugees wishing to return to their homes,” was unanimously rejected by Arab nations following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Anti-Israel Activism

On September 2, 2014, Seif participated in Brooklyn SJP-hosted: “Die-In for Gaza.”

The event’s Facebook description said: “Join BC SJPers and allies from across the NY-NJ area on September 2nd for a Die-in to raise awareness about israel's latest massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.”

Israel commenced Operation Protective Edge (OPE) in July 2014, to stop rocket fire targeting Israeli civilians and to destroy Hamas attack tunnels.  


On March 5, 2014, Seif appeared in a photo posted by Brooklyn SJP on Facebook, during Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2014 at Brooklyn. The photo showed Seif adjusting a fellow activist’s costume that was painted with text demonizing Israel.

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is presented internationally as a “series of events that seeks to raise awareness of…Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people.” One of its goals is to build support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. IAW has been renamed Palestine Awareness Week.

On March 17, 2013, Seif was featured in a photo posted to Facebook by Brooklyn SJP, standing in front of posters demonizing Israel. The posters were erected on campus as part of the IAW 2013 at Brooklyn and included a series of misleading maps, known as the “Map that lies.” 

The maps claim that lands once controlled by Britain, Egypt and Jordan as autonomous “Palestinian land” were purportedly stolen by Israel. In February 2016, publisher McGraw-Hill Education recalled copies of a college textbook containing the fraudulent maps. In October 2015, American cable news network MSNBC apologized for airing a similar series of maps and retracted them.


On November 12, 2012, Seif appeared in a photo posted to Facebook by Brooklyn SJP, tabling for a film screening event that featured the film: “The People and The Olive by Aaron Dennis - The Story of The Run Across Palestine.”   

The event’s Facebook description said that the film was “an inspiring documentary about the daily struggles and joys of Palestinian olive farmers.”

The table in front of Seif was covered in fliers from The Veritas Papers. The Veritas Papers, published in January 2012, are a series of pamphlets written by a “former campus activists,” which claim to “cover a wide range of issues from the ethnic cleansing of Palestine to the boycott movement to celebrities who support the cause.” 

The Veritas Papers, in a video on their YouTube account, has defended [00:01:26] Hamas, demonized [00:00:37] Israel and claimed [00:01:43] “Israel has killed...more innocent civilians than any so-called terrorist group has.”

Brooklyn SJP - Supporting Terrorism  

On April 28, 2016, Brooklyn SJP shared an AJ+ video on Facebook about Dima Al-Wawi. 

12-year-old Al-Wawi was imprisoned for attempting to stab a security guard at the Israeli community Karmei Tzur. Al-Wawi later claimed she intended to kill the guard and hoped she would be killed in the process. “I was dreaming that I was going to be martyred,” she said.  


On November 2, 2015, Brooklyn SJP co-sponsoreda vigil to support former officers of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) — who were found guilty of funneling $12 million dollars to Hamas.

The Holy Land Five (HL5) were five individuals associated with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) indicted for funneling funds to Hamas in the guise of humanitarian aid. The men were all convicted and sentenced in 2009 to federal prison terms ranging from 15 to 65 years.


On October 8, 2015, Brooklyn SJP staged an anti-Israel “die-in.” On Facebook, the group claimed the event was in solidarity with an international Palestinian “Day of Rage” called “In light of... israeli aggression against Palestinians, including the murder of 17-year old Hadeel Al Hashlamoun, and 19-year-old Fadi Alloun in cold blood, execution style.”  

Al Hashlamoun (18-years-old) was carrying a knife through a checkpoint and did not respond to orders to step back before she was shot by Israeli soldiers.

Fadi Aloon was shot by Israeli security forces after he stabbed a 15-year-old Israeli boy. Several hours before the attack, Aloon posted “Either martyrdom or victory” on his Facebook page. 


The Brooklyn SJP Facebook post featured a photo album of its “die-in” and referred to another “Day of Rage” event on October 6th — co-hosted by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), NYC SJP and others who supported a “Day of Rage” called by “Palestinian forces.” 

The “Days of Rage” in October of 2015 were heralded by Hamas as the advent of a new intifada. They directly resulted in the deaths of Israeli civilians by shootings, stabbings and car rammings.


On October 8, 2015, Brooklyn SJP posted a graphic showing its support for a “third intifada” and called the wave of terror a “spike” in Palestinian “resistance to Israeli oppression.”

Brooklyn SJP - Demonizing Israel

On November 27, 2015, Brooklyn SJP shared on Facebook a misleading series of maps.

The maps claim that lands once controlled by Britain, Egypt and Jordan as autonomous “Palestinian land” were purportedly stolen by Israel. In February 2016, publisher McGraw-Hill Education recalled copies of a college textbook containing the fraudulent maps. In October 2015, American cable news network MSNBC apologized for airing a similar series of maps and retracted them.


  
On October 27, 2015, Brooklyn SJP shared an article on Facebook promoting a Palestinian Prisoners Club libel that “40% of Palestinian Children Detained by Israel Sexually Abused; Virtually All Tortured.”

The Facebook photo album of Brooklyn SJP’s October 8, 2015 “die-in” featured a placard claiming Israel’s security fence was an “Apartheid Wall” that was “30 times the length of Manhattan!” and “Twice as high as the Berlin wall!”  

SJP

SJP is a student organization engaged in anti-Israel activity on North American college and university campuses.


The first chapter of SJP was founded in 2001 at the University of California at Berkeley by Professor Hatem Bazian. Bazian has spread classic anti-Semitism, reportedly promoted religious anti-Semitism and defended the Hamas terror group. In 2004, Bazian called for “intifada” in America.


SJP organizes anti-Israel campaigns, including running annual Israel Apartheid Weeks, often in collaboration with Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Muslim Students Association (MSA) campus chapters.


SJP has been a major force in pushing the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement on campuses. Chapters have initiated dozens of BDS resolutions in student governments, which have been proposed on or around Jewish holidays, a time when many Jewish students are off-campus.


SJP activists have reportedly physically assaulted, intimidated and harassed Jewish students, disrupted pro-Israel campus events and demonized pro-Israel campus organizations.


Chapters have often endorsed and campaigned for numerous terrorists and whitewashed terrorism.


BDS

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement was founded by Omar Barghouti in 2005 to challenge “international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism.” BDS is an allegedly “Palestinian-led movement,” although leading BDS activists have admitted [00:01:01] this is not true. 

One of the demands of BDS includes [point 3] what is generally known as the “right of return,” a demand discredited as a way to eliminate Israel. Barghouti said the “right of return” is a means to “end Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.”  

Barghouti has said that BDS “aims to turn Israel into a pariah state, as South Africa once was.”

In his activism, Barghouti has also said [00:05:55] regarding Israel: “Definitely, most definitely, we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine. No…rational Palestinian, not a sellout Palestinian, will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”

The movement has been linked to numerous terrorist organizations and received a public endorsement from Hamas in 2017.

BDS initiatives include calling on institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, promoting academic and cultural boycotts of Israel, and organizing anti-Israel rallies, protests and campaigns.

The movement’s most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for “BDS resolutions.” In these cases, student governments and student groups, backed by their own anti-Israel members and affiliates, have proposed resolutions on some form of boycott of, or divestment from, Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities.

Boycott resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses.


BDS activity is often aggressive and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on campus. On one campus, when the student government debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats against those opposing it.


Social Media and Weblinks

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Twitter: https://twicial.com/madeinpali414 [Private]

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