- 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.
October 11, 2016 – UCLA
An op-ed in the school newspaper referred to Israel as a “racist colonial network.” The article then called for BDS stating, “[n]ow, we will amplify our call to the University of California Board of Regents to hold true to its commitments of socially responsible investments and obey the nearly unanimous call by its undergraduate campuses to divest our tuition dollars from corporations that profit from the human rights abuses inflicted upon the Palestinian people.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
October 9, 2016 – SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
A swastika, which appears to have been drawn with blood on a flyer according to a person connected to the campus, was discovered in a residence hall elevator.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 6, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON
SJP held the event, “Pinkwashing: Israel-Palestine and Queer Issues” where the film, “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!” was screened. According to the advertisement for the event, the film involves “queer activists fighting against Israeli pinkwashing propaganda.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term that means malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)