10 Forms of Antisemitic Activity
- Denying Jews Their Right to Self-Determination
- Using Symbols and Images Associated with Historical Anti-Semitism
- Comparing Jews to Nazis
- Accusing Jews and Israel of Inventing or Exaggerating the Holocaust
- Demonizing Israel
- Delegitimizing Israel
- Holding Israel to a Double Standard
- Promoting Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Against Israel
- Condoning Terrorism Against Jews, Supporting Terrorist Organizations
- Targeting Jewish Students for Discrimination, Harassment, or Intimidation
For more information about identifying antisemitic behavior:
AMCHA in the News
To report antisemitic activity on a college or university campus:
Antisemitic Activity on U.S. Campuses
Focus On: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)
Campaigns Against Israel
Combatting Campus Antisemitism
Focus on: Faculty
Focus on: Students
Incident: Physical threats and harassment of three Jewish students at the University of California Davis occurred during an anti-Israel “occupation” of an administration building, November 19, 2012.
Five university officials stood outside the building and did nothing.
AMCHA’s Response: AMCHA Initiative and supporters wrote to UC Davis Chancellor Katehi urging specific steps to ensure the safety of Jewish students on her campus.
Chancellor’s Response: Chancellor Katehi agreed to investigate the incident.
You can see AMCHA’s correspondence with Chancellor Katehi, and other AMCHA efforts to fight student-initiated antisemitic behavior HERE.
BDS Campaigns and Campus Antisemitism
Although clothed in the language of human rights, Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns aim to harm, ostracize and eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. On college and university campuses, Muslim and pro-Palestinian student groups demand that their universities divest funds from Israeli companies and American companies that do business with Israel, while faculty members campaign to boycott Israeli scholars and universities.
In order to single out, demonize, and delegitimize Israel as a pariah nation and its supporters as racist, the campus-based BDS campaigns are often accompanied by talks, rallies and exhibits containing antisemitic imagery, rhetoric, and action, which in turn contribute to a hostile environment for Jewish students who identify with the Jewish state.
For a fuller discussion about the history and antisemitic nature of BDS campaigns:
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