Exposed: Lara Alqasem is not the only pro-BDS, anti-Israel activist in her family
Her father, Rafiq Alqasem, staunchly supports BDS and has posted anti-Semitic content on social media, such as conspiracy theories related to Jewish influence and comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.
(October 24, 2018 / JNS) Lara Alqasem, leader of BDS actions while an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, who was allowed last week to enter Israel for graduate work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem after initially being denied entry into the country earlier this month, is apparently not the only anti-Semite in her family.
Her father, Rafiq Alqasem, a lecturer at his daughter’s alma mater, the University of Miami, is a staunch supporter of BDS and Students for Justice in Palestine, for which his daughter served as president of its chapter while in Florida.
Rafiq’s daughter, whose grandparents are Palestinian, is starting her work on a master’s degree in Human Rights & Transitional Justice at Hebrew University.