Professor Jasbir Puar serves as an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University and also directs the University’s Graduate Program for the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. Puar is notorious for promoting ancient blood libel tropes against the Jewish people, a form of anti-Semitism that dates back to the Middle Ages.
Among her ridiculous claims, Puar has accused Israelis of harvesting the organs of Palestinians, intentionally maiming them, and stunting the growth of Palestinians by limiting the availability of food and resources to them, a strategy that Puar describes as a “biopolitical tactic that seeks to render impotent any future resistance.”
In a speech at Vassar College in 2016, Puar claimed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) was responsible for “more than 120 deaths by field assassinations of young Palestinian men, largely between the ages of 12 to 16,” without mentioning how those young men perpetrated terrorist violence, including stabbings, against Israelis. She also claimed that the nation of Israel had “mined for organs for scientific research” from the Palestinian population.
Puar’s book, The Right to Maim, repeats these anti-Semitic and blatantly false accusations, accusing Israel of “creating injury and maintaining Palestinian populations as perpetually debilitated, and yet alive, in order to control them” and also claiming that children are a “prime target” of Israel, when in fact the IDF goes to extreme lengths to avoid injury to children and civilians despite Hamas’s use of civilians, and particularly children, as human shields.
Puar has repeatedly used her academic position to promote the Hamas-funded Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, an anti-Semitic plot to weaken and ultimately destroy the Jewish state. She also serves as an Advisory Board member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), which is directed at Israeli universities and cultural institutions.
Puar has defended violent acts of terrorism against Israelis, labeling them acts of “resistance” and stating that “we need BDS as part of organized resistance and armed resistance in Palestine as well.” She has also repeatedly praised anti-Israel terrorists.
In October 2020, Puar tweeted a video of a Zoom panel which featured a taped message from convicted terrorist Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who participated in two airplane hijackings in the 1970’s. In the video posted by Puar, Khaled promoted violence against Israel, stating: “We have used all means of struggle and we are still determined to continue using all means of struggle including armed struggle.”
While many anti-Israel advocates deceitfully insist that their demonization of Zionism is not anti-Semitic, Puar herself has conflated Zionists and Jews, referring to Jews as “Zios” in a Facebook exchange with another faculty member. That same term, “Zios,” was commonly used by former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke to refer to the Jews.
For her abhorrent record of promulgating Jew hatred and supporting anti-Israel terrorists, Professor Puar is among the worst Jew-hating professors in America.