Dr. Taurean Webb has claimed to be an advocate for a “just peace in Israel-Palestine,” but his slurs against Jews and Israel, advocacy for a Hamas front group, and deliberate minimization of the Holocaust reveal the depth of his Jew hatred.
Webb is the author of “Journey Toward Justice: A Guide for Congregational Study,” which purports to be a “comprehensive curriculum study plan” that was “specifically designed to aid predominantly Black congregations as they become more aware of the Palestinian crisis and begin to take action on behalf of Palestinian freedom and justice.” Instead, the document is a 68-page screed which uses biblical passages and precepts to frame the founding of Israel as “evil” and a “structural sin.”
Webb demonizes the Jewish state when he writes that “Israel currently occupies Palestine… Conflict arises because native Palestinians are having their lands occupied, their homes destroyed, an extremely high number of political prisoners incarcerated for years on end and are resisting in numerous ways.” He further notes that, “Within the US, however, it is common for national media to portray the Israel/Palestine conflict as ‘tiny’ Israel constantly under the threat of violence from Arab-Muslim enemies,” but undermines this accurate description, claiming it “is largely informed by the rampant domestic culture of Islamophobia and strong US political allegiances with Israel.” Webb also repeatedly refers to the Holocaust as the “European Jewish Holocaust” in order to minimize it and portray it as just one among many “holocausts” that have occurred throughout history.
While some anti-Semites target Jews indirectly through their persecution of the Jewish homeland of Israel, Webb has no compunction about naming Jews as directly promoting white supremacy and portraying them as conspiring to consolidate their power in America, a classic anti-Semitic trope. Webb commented in a YouTube interview: “It’s also a historical fact that American Jewish immigrants have always been a foundational building block for the white supremacist infrastructure in this country…We know that from the data.”
In an academic article titled: “Troubling Idols: Black-Palestinian Solidarity in U.S. Afro-Christian Spaces,” Webb claimed that “U.S. Jews constituted an important base for the U.S. white supremacist structure.” He also extended these conspiracy theories to Israel, claiming that the Jewish state [uses “the idea of ‘chosenness’ and the European Jewish Holocaust as a tactic of racial control.”
Webb repeatedly demonizes and delegitimizes Israel, classic tactics of anti-Semitism. He derides the idea that Israel is the historic ancestral land of the Jews, claiming instead that the United Nations placed the Jewish state there arbitrarily. He repeatedly slurs Israel as racist and existing on occupied land, writing, “There is nothing in the world like living under simultaneous racial caste and military occupation, a condition of historic Palestine since the mid-twentieth century.”
Dr. Webb has also repeatedly expressed his support for Palestinian militants who have committed violent terrorism against Israel. He wrote an article citing the death of Ahmed Erekat as an example of “Israeli military killings of Palestinians” and dedicated the article to the Erekat Family among others. Erekat was in fact killed by Israeli security forces, but Webb leaves out the inconvenient fact that his death occurred after he deliberately drove his car into Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint, an incident that was captured on video.
In a Facebook post made in 2018, and since deleted, Webb referred to the “Holy Land Foundation Five” as “great men” and stated “May our lives forever be changed for the better b/c of their heroism, generosity, & great sacrifice.” The “Holy Land Foundation Five” were the five individuals who were convicted in U.S. federal court for the crime of illegally funneling millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas through their nonprofit group, the Holy Land Foundation.
Webb is also affiliated with the notorious Hamas front group American Muslims for Palestine and has repeatedly served as a featured speaker at the organization’s Annual Palestine Convention. AMP is headed by the notorious anti-Semite and jihad supporter, UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian, the co-founder of SJP. AMP’s board is dominated by former leaders of the Holy Land Foundation which was successfully prosecuted by the US government for funding Hamas.
For his blatant anti-Semitism and reprehensible praise for terrorists, Dr. Taurean Webb deserves his place among the worst Jew-hating professors.