Julia Mearsheimer, Daughter of John, Leads BDS Group at U. of Chicago

Dad coauthor of ‘The Israel Lobby’

The daughter of John Mearsheimer, a University of Chicago professor and coauthor of The Israel Lobby, has become an activist in the BDS movement and the Hamas-linked group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

Julia Mearsheimer, an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, is a leader of her campus’ SJP chapter and interns at the American Friends Service Committee, a far-left activist group.

As disclosed by Canary Mission, a human rights watchdog that tracks anti-Israel activists, Mearsheimer has become a regular at campus and local Chicago anti-Israel events and regularly expresses admiration for terrorists.

She posted a picture of herself in April 2015 with her arm around Rasmea Odeh and wrote in the caption, "No words can describe the honor of meeting Rasmea Odeh. … She was love and light and wonder and everything amazing. Ahhh!!"

Odeh is a notorious Palestinian terrorist who was convicted of the 1969 bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket that killed two Israelis. She was also convicted of attempting to bomb the British consulate. Years after being freed from jail in a 1979 prisoner swap, Odeh came to the United States and lied on both her visa and citizenship applications, claiming she had never violated any laws. Last year, she was convicted in federal court of lying to obtain citizenship and was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by deportation. Since then, she has since become a hero of the BDS movement.

Mearsheimer ended her Facebook post about the unrepentant murderer: "Thank you, Rasmea."


In another Facebook picture, Mearsheimer appears wearing a Palestine Children’s Relief Fund t-shirt. PCRF was funded by the Holy Land Foundation, a Hamas front group that was shut down by the FBI in the biggest terror finance case in US history.

Julia Mearsheimer’s father, John Mearsheimer, co-wrote a book with Stephen Walt in 2006 arguing that American Jews exercise a secretive and nefarious influence over U.S. foreign policy. That book, The Israel Lobby, was described as "an anti-Jewish screed" by the Anti-Defamation League.

In the years since the book’s publication, Mearsheimer has become a prominent anti-Semitic activist, promoting the work of a Holocaust denier and Hitler apologist.

In 2013, Julia Mearsheimer appeared in a Youtube video declaring, "I live for the end of all stigma, because nobody deserves to feel bad about themselves."