- Targeting Jewish Students and Staff:
Incidents that directly target Jewish students on campus or other Jewish members of the campus community for harmful or hateful action based on their Jewishness or perceived support for Israel.
- Antisemitic Expression:
Language, imagery or behavior deemed antisemitic by the U.S. State Department definition of antisemitism, or wholly consistent with that definition.
- BDS Activity:
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- Kudos to NYU President Hamilton for his strong statement against the Grand Union Boycott vote stating, “A boycott of Israeli institutions…is at odds with the University’s position…NYU will not be closing its academic program in Tel Aviv, and divestment from Israeli-related investments is not under consideration.”
- Kudos to Rep. Zeldin for condemning “BDS…and other hurtful anti-Semitic rhetoric” on college campuses across America.
February 21, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
SJP staged a walkout of a Dawgs for Israel at UG event called, “Beyond the Headlines: Israeli Soldiers Tour” and placed images of dead children on the tables and around the room while walking out. SJP justified the disruption stating, “We will not allow justification of ethnic cleansing, occupation, and murder on UGA’s campus.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DEMONIZATION)
February 21, 2017 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
The USG Judicial Panel approved the petition signatures tallied by OSU Divest, and the divestment resolution entitled “An Initiative to Divest from Companies that Profit from Human Rights Violations” is scheduled for a campus-wide vote on March 6-8.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
February 21, 2017 – WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS
The Student Union president filed a report to the Office of Campus Life and the Constitutional Council regarding four members of the Student Union who allegedly made antisemitic and sexually inappropriate remarks.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
February 20, 2017 – PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Penn State Writers Organized to Represent Diverse Stories and Students for Justice in Palestine co-hosted the event “Voices of Resistance” with Remi Kenazi and other performers. According to the school newspaper, Kenazi held a “discussion on the massacre on Gaza” which demonized Israel with a false accusation of massacre.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)