The University of San Francisco has invited the bomber to a conference where she was to be the keynote guest • Society: "US rules include non-dissemination of terrorist ideas" • Israeli Embassy: "Shows the importance of condemning violence and respecting the memories of victims of terrorism"
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ZOOM has announced that it will not allow its platform to be used for a conference of the University of San Francisco that was scheduled to take place yesterday (Tuesday) and was to host the terrorist Leila Khaled - who is considered one of the main instigators around the world against the State of Israel.
"Zoom as a company is fully committed to freedom of expression but this charge is under relevant U.S. rules that also include non-dissemination of terrorist ideas," said Lynn Halland, the company's deputy adviser, adding: "In light of the spokeswoman's membership in the United States and the university "We did not prove or try to justify this lecture, we as a company prevented the use of our platform for the lecture."
In recent weeks, Jewish organizations from the San Francisco area - including legal organizations fighting the BDS and terrorist distribution organizations, have approached ZOOM's management, along with Israeli and international entities incorporated under the Act-il project.
In the application, they asked the company to ban the lecture on the platform, since "such a thing is contrary to federal law and therefore the lecture on U.S. soil is in fact a cause for lawsuits and legal action against the company."
The person who invited the terrorist, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who took part in serious terrorist acts in the 1960s and 1970s - including the hijacking of planes, is Professor Rabab Abduladi, from the university known as a key anti-Israel activist.
It is important to note that Laila Khaled has never expressed remorse for the killings and terrorist acts she has supported and that some countries, such as Italy, have banned her from entering them.
In addition, more than 90 Jewish organizations in the United States and around the world approached ZOOM ahead of the lecture and expressed their anger. On the other hand, the university insists on implementing the lecture and is currently looking for other video platforms.
The Israeli embassy in San Francisco commented on the decision, writing on its Twitter account that "Congratulations ZOOM! On stopping the spread of hatred and anti-Semitism. This important decision shows the importance of condemning violence and respecting the memories of victims of terrorism."