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PFLP Mapping Project

A map of Jewish locations and individuals in Boston was praised by a Palestinian terror group. Now a think tank says it has “hallmarks of Iranian terror.”

By United with Israel Staff

In June 2022, a U.S.-designated terror group called the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) issued a statement in English and Arabic praising Boston’s local BDS group, which seeks the destruction of the world’s only Jewish state.

The organization has remained under fire for its so-called Mapping Project, which it claims exposes connections between “Zionist leaders and powerhouse NGOs” in the Boston area.

This week, a think tank called the the Zachor Legal Institute concluded that “the outsized focus placed on the American security apparatus indicates that the map is not domestic in origin, but might be a product of a foreign agenda and that the chief suspect is the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

“There is no logical explanation for why the map was published other than to serve as a kill list for extremists to use when targeting United States’ national security infrastructure and prominent Jews in America,” added Zachor president Marc Greendorfer in comments published by

“One only needs to look at the increasingly frequent violent attacks against law enforcement, homeland security and Jews in the United States to see that whoever is behind this project is trying to promulgate violence to promote an anti-American agenda,” he continued. “We believe that this has all the hallmarks of Iranian terror.”

The Mapping Project earned the ire of the local Jewish community when it was released over the summer.

A joint statement issued by the Jewish Community Relations Council, ADL-New England and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston said the Mapping Project’s “underlying messages are clear: Jews are responsible for the ills of our community and if you maintain your relationship with Jewish organizations, you will share that responsibility.”

While local Jews were outraged by the map, the PFLP terror group was delighted by it, expressing its support in an official statement.

The Anti-Defamation League also slammed the map, “In all, approximately 400 organizations are named. This BDS Boston-endorsed Project includes a disturbing and antisemitic call to ‘dismantle’ and ‘disrupt’ most of Boston’s Jewish community and concludes with a thinly veiled threat that ‘every entity has an address, every network can be disrupted.'”

“I have no question that, in this particular case, these radical anti-Zionist activists are deliberately choosing to put a target on the bodies of the Jewish community in Boston,” Jeremy Burton, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency after the map was disseminated online.

“This is just chilling to me. It is tapping into millennia-old antisemitic tropes about nefarious Jewish wealth, control, conspiracy, media connections and political string-pulling,” Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) told Jewish Insider. “To name names and keep lists, which has a very sinister history in Judaism, in terms of how we are targeted, is very irresponsible. [The group] needs to take this down and apologize.”

By way of background, PFLP is a murderous criminal group that has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S., Japan, the European Union, and Canada.

The PFLP is a brutal Marxist terror group, originally supported by the Soviet Union and China, which has been responsible for armed attacks, aircraft hijackings, bombings, assassinations, and the murder of countless innocent Israelis and citizens of other countries.

According to the U.S. Department of State, “The group was responsible for the November 1, 2004 suicide bombing at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, which killed three people and wounded 30.”