Club Z Shuts Down Event Glorifying Terrorist Leila Khaled
October 7, 2020
Zoom Video Conferencing was the planned online platform for a San Francisco State University (SFSU) webinar with convicted terrorist Leila Khaled. Club Z, alongside The Lawfare Project and other partners, started the #EndJewHatred campaign and successfully pressured Zoom to remove itself from hosting the event.
Club Z members and other participants in the #EndJewHatred campaign took direct action in San Jose, California, staging a protest against Zoom and SFSU for knowingly supporting terrorism and enabling anti-Semitism. After intensive dialogue, Zoom agreed to cancel the event.
Zoom issued the following statement to The Lawfare Project: “Zoom is committed to supporting the open exchange of ideas and conversations, subject to certain limitations contained in our Terms of Service, including those related to user compliance with applicable U.S. export control, sanctions, and anti-terrorism laws. In light of the speaker’s reported affiliation or membership in a U.S. designated foreign terrorist organization, and SFSU’s inability to confirm otherwise, we determined the meeting is in violation of Zoom’s Terms of Service and told SFSU they may not use Zoom for this particular event.”
Read more: https://clubz.org/endjewhatred/