Anti-Israel Organizations Urge UC President to Reject Jewish Student Campus Climate Report

 
Incident: The UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate released a report which found that, “Jewish students are confronting significant and difficult climate issues as a result of activities on campus…which project hostility, engender a feeling of isolation, and undermine Jewish students’ sense of belonging and engagement with outside communities.”  Unhappy with this report, several anti-Israel student and community organizations orchestrated a campaign to discredit the report and have UC President Yudof table it.

AMCHA’s Response: We voiced our support for many of the findings of the report and also alerted the UC Advisory Council of the true political intentions of those anti-Israel organizations that were working to have the report tabled.

 

AMCHA’s Letters to UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate

July 9, 2012  – UC Jewish Student Campus Climate Report

President Yudof’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, & Inclusion releases the, “University of California Jewish Student Campus Climate Fact-Finding Team Report & Recommendations.”

 

August 20th, 2012 – Letter to UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate regarding Jewish Student Campus Climate Report

On July 9, 2012 the University of California released a report, which found that, “Jewish students are confronting significant and difficult climate issues as a result of activities on campus which focus specifically on Israel, and that these activities, “engender a feeling of isolation, and undermine Jewish students’ sense of belonging and engagement….” The AMCHA Initiative sent a letter in support of these findings to President Yudof’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, & Inclusion, which produced the report. The AMCHA letter also questioned the motives of groups, such as Jewish Voice for Peace, which dispute the report and have asked President Yudof to table it.

 

August 23rd, 2012 – Addendum regarding JVP to AMCHA’s letter to UC Campus Climate Committee

The AMCHA Initiative sent a follow-up to their August 20, 2012 letter to the UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, & Inclusion that included additional information regarding Jewish Voice for Peace’s endorsement of campaigns to harm the Jewish state and their political motives for trying to discredit the Advisory Council’s Jewish Student Campus Climate report.

 

September 7th, 2012 – AMCHA Co-founders Send Jewish Community Responses to Jewish Student Campus Climate Report to UC Advisory Committee

The AMCHA Initiative sent a letter to the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, & Inclusion to bring to their attention two op-ed pieces that they feel represent how grateful the majority of the Jewish community is to the Council for commissioning the Jewish student campus climate report and for its findings.