Khaled was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which hijacked El Al Flight 219 on September 6, 1970.
A speech due to be given by the former PFLP terrorist and "poster girl for Palestinian terrorism" at San Francisco State University has drawn much criticism.
Plane hijacker Leila Khaled is due to address San Francisco State University's Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas study program on September 23.
The PLFP was heavily involved in terrorist attacks and suicide bombings during the Second Intifada from 2000 to 2005.
The Marxist-Leninist party, according to German media reports, formed a joint campaign list with The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has in recent years embarked on global speaking tours in support of the BDS movement.