- 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.
July 19, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY
SJP posted a cover photo on Facebook of a protest that occurred on BU’s campus, which included visible signs that demonized and delegitimized Israel such as “Zionism = Racism”, “AIPAC promotes Ethnic Cleansing”and “No Conversation Under Israeli Apartheid” near a larger sign of “Hey Terriers! Free Palestine”. The caption SJP included with the picture was the demonizing and delegitimizing chant, “Displacing lives since ’48, there’s nothing here to celebrate” and tagged the image with the location of Boston University.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
July 14, 2016 – EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
SJP published an open letter to the Evergreen administration to demand that the administration, “take strong actions in support of…the BDS movement”. The letter was in response to the administration not boycotting Caterpillar machinery on campus. The administration had agreed to remove Sabra Hummus from dining following the vote on this issue previously and SJP noted that they were “informed that Sabra…products will be removed from the shelves at Evergreen by Fall Quarter. We will continue to follow up with the work group to ensure that the vote is respected.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
July 12, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center of USC was robbed. The burglar stole thousands of dollars in computers, video projectors and three pairs of tefillin (Jewish religious item used in prayer).
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY)