- 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.
November 30, 2016 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE
Palestine Solidarity Alliance at Hunter College announced the launch of its “Hunter College Apartheid Divest” campaign. The announcement for the divestment campaign demonized and delegitimized Israel with false claims of genocide and apartheid, stating, “We, a diverse group of students at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), launch our newest campaign Hunter College Apartheid Divest to call upon the Undergraduate Student Government to pass a resolution urging the university to financially divest from companies presently complicit in, or profiting off of, the State of Israel’s ongoing system of military occupation, apartheid, genocide, and other human rights violations in Palestine/Israel…we are proud to bring our resolution calling for divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid before our Student Government this spring semester.” Included in the statement was a call for students and supporters to sign a petition in support of the divestment campaign. The petition delegitimized Israel with false claims of apartheid, stating, “Sign this petition to call upon the Hunter College Undergraduate Student Government to support divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid!”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE); BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS TO BDS))
November 29, 2016 – CUNY JOHN JAY
SJP held the event “The Last Hope: Palestinian Resistance.” The advertisement for the event on Facebook condoned terrorism, showing the image of a stone-thrower with the text next to it, “Resistance is not Terrorism.” The purpose of the event was to hear Yousef Munayyer and Arun Kundnani “discuss the history of Palestinian Resistance and why/how israel [sic] and Allies portray it as terrorism.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM)
November 29, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Fossil Free Northwestern, Northwestern Divest and Unshackle NU co-published a letter to the editor in the school newspaper that included support for the Investment Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees to divest from “corporations that profit off of human rights violations in Palestine.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)