- 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.
April 28, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Columbia University Apartheid Divest, a campaign launched by Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine and Barnard/Columbia Jewish Voice for Peace submitted a proposal to the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing asking the body to “divest its stocks, funds, and endowment from companies that profit from the State of Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian human rights through its ongoing system of settler colonialism, military occupation, and apartheid” in order to address, “the dissonance between Columbia’s ideals and and its current investment in Israeli settler colonialism.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
April 28, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE
The Student body voted on a divestment resolution that endoresed the right of return which would effectively eliminate Israel as well as a spending bill to boycott spending on Israeli products. The resolution was sponsord by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace. The BDS resolution was rejected 573 Against, 503 For. The spending resolution was defeated 601 Against, 475 For.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
April 27, 2016 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine hosted a video talk with Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In his talk, Barghouti alluded to historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish power/control and manipulation of media stating, “Israel relies on buying politicians, and its massive propaganda machine in the US media and Hollywood, to an extent.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION )
April 27, 2016 – WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
A student publishes an op-ed piece in the school paper that stated, “The Palestinian people have been living under the Israeli military occupation since 1948. They continue to face Israel’s ethnic cleansing, colonization, detention, intimidation, abuse, racial discrimination and military occupation.” The article further called for BDS.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))