Antisemite of the Week: Nerdeen Kiswani – Schoolyard Bigot

Nerdeen Mohsen Kiswani is a rabid antisemite and a terrorism sympathizer that attempts to conceal her vile Jew-hatred as an anti-Israel activism. Kiswani is involved with the antisemitic, Hamas on Campus group – Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on a regional and national level.

Nerdeen served as both President and VP of SJP at Hunter College and the City of New York University (CUNY). She co-founded NYC SJP but after turmoil erupted and the group deemed her too radical, she left and formed Within Our Lifetime (WOL) in early 2018. 

Kiswani doesn’t hide under a politically correct façade like most SJP activists. She often teeters on the brink of violence. Just this week, she was the center of a social media firestorm for threatening to set a Black man on fire. 

In a self-published TikTok post, Kiswani tells a Black man wearing an IDF sweatshirt “I hate your shirt. I’ma set it on fire. I’m serious”. In the video, the man appears shocked as Nerdeen lights a flame in his direction

Violence is not a new pastime for this antisemitic bigot. She often posts on social media about killing Jews, calls for the erasure of the Jewish state, and believes violence is the only means to achieve a Palestinian state. 

  • During a July 2020 ‘Palestinian Day of Rage’ Protest in Brooklyn where calls for death to both America and Israel were heard throughout, Kiswani took center stage telling the group “we don’t want our homes in Gaza and the West Bank, we want ALL OF IT!” and chanting “we don’t want your two State!”

  • February 2018, Kiswani tweeted: “I was boutta kill a couple settler colonies But they did it to themselves Everybody suicidal They don’t even need my help” – me whenever Israel announces a new policy that backs itself further Into isolation and exposes its crimes to the world .”

  • May 2016, Kiswani shared an album on Facebook from a co-sponsored NYC SJP “Nakba Day March for Resistance and Return.” The rally also called for violence — as the “one solution.”

Nerdeen Mohsen Kiswani seems to also have an odd obsession with glorifying convicted terrorists. 

  • In June 2019, Kiswani postedin a now deleted Instagram photo of her posing with deported terrorist Rasmieh Odeh, adding: “What an amazing woman with an inspiring revolutionary spirit.”

  • In March 2017, Kiswani posted a photo of a book printed by the Marxist terrorist organization, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), entitled “A Strategy for the Liberation of Israel” and added the hashtag “#pflp.” The U.S. Department of State has designated the PLFP as a foreign terror organization

  • In December 2016, Kiswani posted another now deleted Instagram photo of her in her room, with pictures of convicted PFLP terrorist Leila Khaled hanging on her wall.

Kiswani openly celebrates terrorism and the murder of Jews. In a January 2017 Facebook post, she praised the Palestinian celebrations of a vehicular ramming attack that killed four people and injured 17 others. She encouraged celebrations, writing: “While Palestinians in the west scramble to condemn, apologize, explain, hide, rationalize, etc. what happened this morning, Palestinians in Palestine are giving out sweets in celebration. I will not hide from this. I will not be ashamed or embarrassed by this. These celebratory actions are what keep the resistance moving forward, they are what keep it alive.”

Kiswani is also one of the students allegedly involved in the horrifying antisemitic bullying and harassment of a CUNY law student who ultimately left the school after complaints were ignored by the administration and faculty. 

Nerdeen Mohsen Kiswani is not just a schoolyard bully. She is a bigot who is motivated by violence with a deadly stance on Israel. This behavior threatens the safety of all students and community members who don’t agree with her notorious views.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to call for the expulsion of Nerdeen Mosen Kiswani from CUNY Law School!

Please email CUNY Board of Directors and Chancellor HERE and DEMAND Jewish students and their allies have the right to a safe environment.