Antisemitism Tracker
Organized by State

Updated: 4/24/17



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 Number of incidents in 2017: 234
Number of incidents in 2016: 632
Number of incidents in 2015: 469


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The incidents below have been compiled from media accounts, student testimonies and eyewitness reports, and organized into the following categories:

  1. Targeting Jewish Students and Staff – Incidents that directly target Jewish students or other Jewish
    members of the campus community for harmful or hateful action.
  2. Antisemitic Expression – Language, imagery or behavior deemed antisemitic by the U.S. State Department definition
    of antisemitism, or wholly consistent with that definition.
  3. BDS Activity (for more information about BDS and antisemitism, click HERE)– Petitions, statements, meetings, events and rallies in which the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, sanctions movement is promoted, supported, discussed, or voted on.

Each incident has been further classified according to its specific antisemitic content using criteria derived from the U.S. State Department definition of antisemitism. For more information on the subcategories of classification, click HERE.

Note for Students and Faculty: If you are aware of any antisemitic incidents from 2015, 2016, or 2017 that are not contained on this list, please let us know at “Report an Incident.” It is important to us to keep as complete a list as possible.

Recent Campus Antisemitic Activity

  • April 14th, 2017 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY
    Tufts JVP members published and promoted an article defending the recent BDS vote that occurred right before the Jewish holiday of Passover, which meant that many Jews couldn’t attend the vote.
    (BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
  • April 14, 2017 – GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE
    The description for Students for Justice in Palestine at Green Mountain College posted on the college’s website “Clubs & Activities” section explicitly called for an “end to Zionism” and stated, “Students for Justice in Palestine at Green Mountain College (SJP@GMC) is…focused on building solidarity with the Palestinian struggle…[t]hrough this work we uphold the right of return for Palestinian refugees everywhere and an end to Zionism, settler colonialism, racism, and apartheid in occupied Palestine.” Date of incidents is date discovered, the exact date it was posted to the College’s website is unknown.
    (ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
  • April 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
    The independent student newspaper of the university published a letter to the editor from UofC Divest that called for BDS, entitled “Administration Needs to Divest from Companies Supporting Israeli Occupation of Palestine.” The letter to the editor falsely claimed Israel was “a system of rule fully comparable to South African Apartheid” and accused Israel of “steal[ing] Palestinian land, bomb[ing] Palestinian homes, kidnap[ping] Palestinian children, deny[ing] Palestinians access to resources, harass[ing] Palestinians at checkpoints, and imprison[ing] Palestinians without charge.”
    (ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
  • April 13, 2017 – GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
    A new group on campus, GMU Muslim-Jewish Alliance, clarified their stance that “what is not up for debate (i.e. argument) are the three calls for justice from Palestinians: the right of return, an end to the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, and equal rights of Palestinians and Israelis.” These calls are the three tenets of the BDS movement, where the right of return would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state and deny Jewish self-determination.
    (ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
  • April 12, 2017 – HARVARD UNIVERSITY
    Palestine Solidarity Committee participated in the on-campus collaborative public art project #wallofresistance. One of the panels called for BDS.
    (BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)

Alabama


Total Antisemitic Activity:


Auburn University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
4/7/17 – A group calling itself the “Auburn White Student Union” posted antisemitic fliers on campus. The group was formerly called “Whites of the Alt-Right Educating Auburn Gentiles for Liberation and Empowerment,” or WAR EAGLE. One flier reads, “Will you disobey the anti-Christian, top secret, Noahide Laws?”, which refers to the seven Laws of Noah that are part of the Jewish faith. Another poster apparently shows propaganda images claiming to be from a “confidential, not for gentiles” handbook, claiming the Jewish faith seeks to oppress any “non-Jews.” The website of the Auburn White Student Union states that the group expects “to be able to find common ground with secular Arabs who oppose Zionism.”


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Arizona


Total Antisemitic Activity:


Arizona State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/14/17 – The campus library was defaced with swastikas. (Date of this incident is approximated from the article.)
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
1/27/17 – A Jewish student returned to her apartment near campus one evening to find her mezuzah “maliciously torn” from her door. (Date of this incident is approximated from the article.)
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 2/20/15 – SJP ASU hosted a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/16/15 – SJP ASU hosted a talk by Jeff Halper in which he called Israel “an apartheid regime that is able to sell itself as a democracy.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/5/15 – SJP ASU hosted a talk by independent journalist Dan Cohen, who demonized Israelis by falsely claiming that during the recent Gaza war Israel wanted to push out and crush completely the people of Gaza, and that Israel used Gaze as a “laboratory” for its weapons technology, and by showing selective video clips of Israeli teens dancing in the streets and laughing during the war, with the false implication being that they were celebrating Palestinian deaths. Cohen condoned terrorism by falsely asserting that the claim that Hamas used civilians as human shields was “ridiculous,” despite the established proof of this, and saying that he supports violent resistance on the part of Palestinians. Cohen also endorsed BDS has a justified measure.

University of Arizona


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/28/17 – SJP tabled in front of Marshall. A sheet on the table said, “Why do I boycott Israel?…Aparthied: We don’t buy it!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/3/16 – The School of Arts hosted Palestinian filmmaker/artist, Basma Alsharif for a presentation entitled, “Beyond the Ruins of Civilization.” During her presentation, Alsharif delegitimized Israel, accusing the state of implementing apartheid structures.
DEMONIZATION 3/27/15 – Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar delivered a lecture entitled “The ‘Right’ to Maim: Disablement, Gaza and Disaster Capitalism.” In her talk, Puar demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of achieving its goals of “settler colonialsim” through the intentional “maiming,” “stunting” and “debilitating” of Palestinians. An essay version of Puar’s talk included an acknowledgement that she considered her analysis “an anti-Zionist hermeneutic,” whose “ultimate purpose…is to labor in the service of a Free Palestine.” Puar’s talk was sponsored by IKON, LGBT Institute, GWS, MENAS, CMES, English Department, German Department, Anthropology, History, Geography, Journalism, SBS, AIMS, GPSC, Confluence Center, and Hassan Hijazi, Global Initiatives.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/27/15 – An event entitled “In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine” was sponsored by the SJP and featured BDS activist and journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman. Barrows-Friedman falsely accused Israel of “brutality” and “ethnic cleansing,” “racism,” “genocide,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid.” The speaker also vigorously promoted BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 4/29/15 – A panel discussion intended to promote BDS, entitled “University BDS and the Struggle for Justice in Palestine,” was sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Organization; Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Council; UA SJP; UA JVP; and the Southern Arizona BDS Network.


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California


Total Antisemitic Activity:

Biola University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/14/16 – A preexisting drawing was defaced with dry-erase marker to resemble a swastika on a community whiteboard.

California Community Colleges Student Senate


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 5/1/15 – Student representatives from California’s 112 community colleges rejected an anti-Israel divestment resolution by a vote of 44 – 24 at the general assembly meeting.

California Polytechnic State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/17/17 – A man handed out neo-Nazi fliers on campus. The fliers had Nazi symbols and the terms “American Nazi Party and Symbol of White Power.”

California State University, Fullerton


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/30/16 – SJP held a movie screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/9/16 – CSUF SJP erected a mock “Apartheid Wall” on campus. One panel on the wall delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid under the heading, “Apartheid is Real.” A second panel supported divestment initiatives at the University of California.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
4/10/16 – A letter by the President of the CSUF chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine published in the school newspaper condoned terrorism stating that the first and second intifadas were a “defensive reaction” and that “Palestinian resistance is a helpless reaction….[to the]… Israeli occupation of Palestine” and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of apartheid and “colonialist ideology.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – CSU Fullerton Students for Justice in Palestine was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BDS 4/6/16 – SJP erected a mock apartheid wall, where one of the panels was about supporting BDS, and another was specifically about UC Divestment.

California State University, Long Beach


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – Three antisemitic fliers were distributed to networked printers on campus. The three fliers had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 11/7/16 – A flier for a Jewish Studies Department course titled, “Israel: Histories, Peoples, Cultures” that was posted in LA5-169 was defaced with “[n]ot a valid course. Israel is occupied territory,” and “[h]istory of occupation of Palestine.” Additionally, words “modern State of Israel” was crossed out and replaced with “occupation of Palestine.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/21/16 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “Apartheid Wall” which called for BDS.

California State University, Northridge


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION
10/13/15 – A suspect wrote the word “Palestine” on a piece of tile artwork containing the Israeli flag.

Claremont Colleges – Claremont McKenna College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 3/10/16 – A Campus Safety alert was sent out to all students detailing mock eviction notices that were found at Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College on March 7th. Posting regulations at all three schools were violated. The alert stated that “students have reported that they felt they were being targeted specifically because they are Jewish.”

De Anza College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
3/15/17 – The DASB Senate discussed and then passed a divestment resolution advocating the Foothill-De Anza Foundation’s divestment from four companies doing business with Israel and allegedly “profiting from human rights violations,” including Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Motorola Solutions and G4S. The bill was brought by De Anza Students for Justice, and the co-chair gave a presentation to the senators in which she falsely accused Israel of “apartheid.” The vote passed 12-1 with four senators abstaining. The Student Government president was the single dissenter because he wanted those opposing the resolution to have time to prepare a presentation and explain their view.
HISTORICAL;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST
2/19/17 – Several posters and stickers espousing antisemitic messages were found in three locations, including the S Quad, two in the L Quad and one near the Campus Center. According to a letter by the President to the campus community, “A message on two of the posters repeated the historic lie that has long been the staple of white supremacists and anti-Semites: the astonishing claim that the Holocaust did not happen.”

Harvey Mudd College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
12/13/15 – An email from Campus Safety detailing an anti-Semitic death threat at the Claremont Colleges stated that a student was approached at a Harvey Mudd College holiday party and told, “I can tell you are Jewish because of your nose and your hair” before the suspect declared that he wanted to “fucking kill all of you people.” Jewish students expressed in an op-ed that they heard “many students express that the administration had only reacted so swiftly to the incident because ‘Jews are white.’”

Los Angeles Valley College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/8/15 – SJP at Los Angeles Valley College released a statement calling upon the Student Senate for the California Community Colleges to pass an anti-Israel divestment resolution, which falsely accused Israel of a “brutal” occupation, “apartheid,” and “colonialism.”

Mayfield College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/10/17 – A white supremacist group called “Aryan Underground” posted a flier containing a swastika on at least one wall on campus.

Mt. San Antonio College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/18/16 – The Muslim Student Association erected a mock “Israeli Apartheid Wall” on campus. The wall contained panels that condoned terrorism by referring to Hamas as “freedom fighters,” delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid, and called for BDS.

Mt. San Jacinto College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
4/3/15 – After arguing that a pro-Palestinian speaker (Miko Peled) was incendiary and should not be invited to speak on the campus of Mt. San Jacinto College, Dr. Denise Nussbaum, chairwoman of the MSJC Sociology Department, became the target of a four month long campaign of harassment by her colleagues and the college administration. In addition, she was the victim of a physical assault perpetuated by a junior faculty member.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/18/15 – A screening of the film “Roadmap to Apartheid” was shown at the Menifee Valley Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College. The film delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state. The Mt. San Jacinto Political Science Club, Amnesty International Club and Humanities and Menifee Valley Campus History Departments sponsored the event.
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENTS)
5/13/15 – Two Mt. San Jacinto College student groups and two academic departments sponsored a talk by Miko Peled, who falsely accused Israel of “racism,” “brutal oppression,” “colonialism,” “terrorism,” “ethnic cleansing,” and “killing whom ever they want whenever they want,” justified terrorism against Israel, argued that Israel has illegally occupied “Palestine” since 1948, promoted BDS and advocated for a “one-state” solution, which effectively means the elimination of the Jewish state. Peled also claimed that the “Zionist Lobby,” which he said was also known as the “Jewish Lobby,” had undue influence in America, and he called the Zionist and Jewish groups promoting Israel “racist.”

Occidental College


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/17/15 – Occidental SJP hosted a panel promoting BDS that included talks by BDS activists Nora Barrows-Friedman, David Lloyd

Claremont Colleges – Pitzer College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 3/10/16 – A Campus Safety alert was sent out to all students detailing mock eviction notices that were found at Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College on March 7th. Posting regulations at all three schools were violated. The alert stated that “students have reported that they felt they were being targeted specifically because they are Jewish.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 4/7/17 – An article in the school paper (for all the Claremont Colleges) promoted “Israeli Apartheid Week” by demonizing Zionism, stating, “Zionism does mean racism and should be treated as such.” It further described the week’s upcoming events by demonizing Israel, stating, “The events fall anywhere between a workshop on pinkwashing (a strategy employed by Israel that attempts to cover up the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by focusing on Israel’s seemingly open gay life) to a Shakedown Sounds about Borders and Walls.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/31/15 – The Pitzer SJP built a large “mock Israeli apartheid wall” on campus, that included panels falsely accusing Israel of stealing land and apartheid, and promoted BDS and anti-Zionism.

Claremont Colleges – Pomona


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
4/6/17 – A Zionist student and President of the Claremont Progressive Jewish Alliance went to SJP’s “apartheid wall” to take pictures. One SJP member took a Snapchat picture of the student at the wall and captioned it, ‘Her name is Kate ______ and she is a proud racist’ and posted the harassing message on Twitter, where it was favorited and retweeted by other members of Students for Justice in Palestine. SJP then continued their targeted harassment of the Zionist student by stealing one of her Facebook profile pictures that had a pro-Israel message and making it their intro slide in a Powerpoint presentation about imperialism, which was given publicly in a café on campus. SJP has also refused to submit opinion pieces to the school paper because the student who was harassed by SJP is an editor at the paper, as their club has an anti-normalization policy that forbids them from working with or speaking to Zionists.The student victim went on to outline a number of other acts of harassment of Jewish and/or Zionists students on campus during “Israeli Apartheid Week,” that included a member of SJP attempting to publish a “satire” piece for the student newspaper’s annual joke issue that attributed fake racist quotes to the harassed student, SJP tearing down college-approved CPJA pro-Israel posters within 24 hours of them being put up (publicly and right in front of members of CPJA) and replacing them with unapproved SJP posters, taking and then throwing out cupcakes given out by CPJA with Israeli flags on them, stealing one of the chairs from CPJA’s table and yelling, “Think of this as reparations!”, accusing a Jewish student in a class who couldn’t find a paper of stealing it, exclaiming, “You people steal land,” and making an obscene gesture with a middle finger to members of a Jewish fraternity while they conducted a Holocaust remembrance event. Additionally, an Israeli student was cornered by an individual wearing a “Nazi Hunter” shirt and called a “colonialist and occupier.” Finally, the harassed Zionist student mentioned earlier was told by a friend that the friend had overhead two students asking why the harassed student was a Zionist although she was not Jewish, and one of them pointed out that one of her grandparents was Jewish and the second student joked, “That’s enough for Nuremberg!”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/12/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP screened the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
12/12/16 – In response to backlash from Hillel and the Claremont Progressive Jewish Alliance about a mural with antisemitic imagery that SJP had painted on campus, SJP released a statement to support the mural. The statement demonized Israel by falsely accusing the state of committing “ethnic cleansing” and “perpetuating Zionist violence” and “literal genocide.” Jewish Voice for Peace likewise released their own statement to support SJP’s mural calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state and deny Jews self-determination if put into practice.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 11/29/16 – SJP painted a mural on Walker Wall in honor of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which denied Jewish self-determination by including an image of Israel overlaid with a Palestinian flag to indicate that Israel should be eliminated and replace by a Palestinian state.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/29/16 – Claremont SJP held the event “The Occupation of the American Mind Film Screening: IDS 2016,” at which the film “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War on the United States” was screened. In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”

Claremont Colleges – System


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/6/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus, where one panel called for BDS. In response, someone hung an Israeli flag from the roof of Pitzer’s McConnell. SJP released a statement in relation to the Israeli flag that demonized and delegitimized Israel and Zionism, stating, “The supporters of this action only stand to prove the point of Israeli Apartheid Week #IAW. This flag shows the ideological underpinnings of Zionism, a settler-colonial project to lay claim to Palestinian indigenous land without acknowledging the human rights abuses, the violence, the massacres, the apartheid, and the walls that are necessary to sustain this project…We hope that throughout the rest of IAW this year you attend our events, listen to our message, and think critically about this 20 foot flag that was hung in an attempt to cover up the horrors of Zionist violence.”

Sacramento State University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/6/17 – In support of SJP’s divestment campaign, SJP held a BDS event called “CSUS Divest: Workshop.” According to an article in the school paper, the next step in the divestment campaign is that “ASI will be putting out a student survey in which students will answer whether or not they are in favor of divestment” in the coming weeks.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/28/17 – SJP published a letter to the editor in the school paper that reiterated the club’s support for its divestment bill that “asked our institution to divest from CAT construction for their role in destroying Palestinian homes on native land and to boycott Sabra Hummus for having companies built on illegal settlements.”
BDS VOTE 3/16/17 – SJP released a divestment resolution targeting companies that do business with Israel as well as Sabra Dipping Co (for the Hummus being sold on the campus EcoGrounds) and included as well companies involved in private prisons and the Dakota Access pipeline. Student government asked SJP to take a student survey and hold a public forum on the issue prior to a vote.

San Diego State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/8/17 – During a student government debate about BDS, an unidentified person yelled a violent comment of “bomb them” at the time when an A.S. presidential candidate was asked about his position on BDS and he took a stand against the BDS movement, calling it an “unfair, unethical tactic.” The same anti-BDS candidate had drawn “boos” from the audience at times throughout the debate for his position against BDS.
DISCRIMINATION 11/23/15 – Members of SJP prohibited Students Supporting Israel (SSI) from participating in a rally against Islamophobia, stating that SSI’s participation “didn’t serve the interests of the community.”
DISCRIMINATION;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
4/5/15 – Antisemitic statements were made on Yik Yak during the week of the divestment referendum, including “Heil Hitler” and “SDSU divest so we can get rid of the Jews.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/20/17 – As part of “Palestine Solidarity Month,” SJP held the event “Understanding the BDS Movement.” Video footage of the event shows multiple slides depicting Israel as an apartheid state being used during the panel presentation, as well as a slide that had an image of signs saying, “Boycott Racist Israel,” “Israel: Apartheid Terrorist Regime” and “Isolate Apartheid Israel” repeatedly shown throughout the event.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/20/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” events. According to an article in the school paper, one panel on the wall read, “Zionism is a racist political ideology formed in 1897,” while another panel had a map of California universities that have voted to divest from Israeli companies. According to a video of the wall made by the school paper, a third panel explicitly called for BDS, and a fourth panel accused Israel of “apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/15/17 – SJP held the event “Settler Colonialism from America to Israel” as part of “Palestine Solidarity Month.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/2/17 – SJP’s Palestine Solidarity Month flier went up on all the digital displays in the student union. The poster listed two delegitimizing titles of events, including “Mock Israeli Apartheid Wall” and “Settler-Colonialism from America to Israel,” and included a “Free Palestine” banner.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/27/17 – The International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR) Department promoted SJP’s “Palestine Awareness Month” event schedule, which included events entitled “Settler Colonialism from America to Israel,” “Understanding the BDS Movement” and “Mock Israeli Apartheid Wall.”
DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS) 9/29/16 – SJP held the event, “SDSU SJP Presents: Children Behind Bars with Beth Miller.” The description for the event stated that Beth Miller will discuss how Palestinian children are “targeted for arrest and violence within the Israeli military detention system” which insinuates the demonizing notion that Israel’s intentions are to deliberately harm Palestinian children. According to the school newspaper, “the president of SJP ended the event with an announcement about the Divestment platform and its return this year.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/29/16 – SJP held a film-screening event, “SDSU SJP Presents: Roadmap to Apartheid” in place of a Miko Peled talk, where a video was watched that falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/19/15 – SDSU SJP endorsed a statement calling terrorism against Israeli Jews “resistance against the oppressive Zionist entity” and stating “LONG LIVE THE INTIFADA,” which, in the context of current events, is a call for violence against Israeli Jews.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/11/15 – Convicted terrorist Rasmeah Odeh was the keynote speaker at a national SJP conference hosted at SDSU; the conference also focused on promoting anti-Israel divestment resolutions.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 9/22/16 – SDSU Divest posted a message on Facebook stating, “We’re back. #SDSUdivest #FreePalestine” to express the re-launch of its campaign.
BDS VOTES 4/9/15 – A school-wide referendum on an anti-Israel divestment measure was held and divestment was defeated. 3,211 students participated in the vote, 53% in favor of divestment and 47% opposed. A 2/3 majority was required for the measure to pass.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/6/15 – A pro-divestment statement was endorsed by 11 students and community organizations.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/24/15 – SDSU SJP publish a video promoting anti-Israel divestment.
BDS EVENT 2/25/15 – The Olive Tree Initiative and numerous departments hosted a discussion on BDS with SJP participants. According to SJP, “almost all those who attended became proponents of SDSU Divest.”
CALLS FOR BDS 1/21/15 – SDSU Divest announced the launch of its anti-Israel divestment campaign.

San Francisco State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION 5/10/16 – A student filed a bias report and a police report alleging that he had been physically targeted on campus by a GUPS student in the month following Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s appearance on campus.  The student wrote, “He was either trying to provoke a physical confrontation or just flat‐out intimidate me.  He did not say anything.  I decided to walk away, but I feared for my safety at the time and afterwards.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/6/16 – GUPS members and other protesters disrupted a Hillel event involving a speech by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat where a few minutes into the speech, about two dozen protesters , with the intent of shutting down the event, entered and loudly shouted, ““Get the hell off our campus!”…Long live the Intifada…Intifada, Intifada…From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free.” They succeeded in stopping the event due to the loud disruptions that occured for about an hour in a very clear willful, material and substantial disruption. Also during the disruption, Jweekly reported on protestors telling a Hillel staffer, “We don’t want you on this campus,” to which the Hiller staffer responded, “We’re part of this campus.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/29/2017 – GUPS held an event as part of Palestine Awareness Week titled “Political Discussion and Film Screening.” A large banner at the event read, “Zionism is Racism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/26/16 – GUPS SFSU held a demonizing and delegitimizing event on campus to commemorate, “one of the hundreds of massacres committed on the Palestinian people: Sabra and Shatila.” A Facebook post about the event explained that GUPS SFSU accuses Israel of “ongoing genocide” and stressed, “we hold the United States and Israel [responsible] for the continue repressions among our communities from police killing black and brown men and women to the Assad regime slaughtering Syrians. If we were to commemorate every massacre in Palestinian history, having an event every single day of the year would still not be enough. Today was about showing that we will not forget what was done to our people in September of 1982, nor 2016.” Images from the event showed signs saying, “Ethnic Cleansing since 1948” and “End Settler-Colonialism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/5/16 – In a formal statement that GUPS published in support of SFSU Ethnic Studies, they referred to Israel as a “settler colonial state”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/5/16 – In a statement published in Mondoweis explaining why they protested a talk by the Jerusalem mayor at SFSU, GUPS students falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “racism.”
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/20/16 – AMED sponsored an event on campus entitled, “From Oakland to Palestine: A Delegation, Prisons, Repression and Resistance” where the majority of speakers engaged in antisemitic remarks. Panelists included Emory Douglas, Diana Block, Anna Henry, Rachel Herzing, Manuel La Fontaine, Claude Marks, Isaac Ontiveros, Jaime Veve, Nathaniel Moore and Michael Ritter. The event was moderated by Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. In his talk, Claude Marks demonized Israel with accusations that it is a country of colonialism, violence, sadism and genocide, including stating that genocide is normalized. Moderator Rabab Abdulhadi denied Jews self-determination by supporting the right to return which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish country stating, “Israel does not want the Palestinians to practice the right of return because to them the Palestinians…[have to be] erased and completely gotten rid of”. Diana Block demonized Israel as a Zionist, apartheid, land confiscating, terrorist state and additionally called for BDS. Isaac Ontiveros denied Jews self-determination saying that Israel practiced, “extremely violent orders of all different types into Palestine…into the historical 1948 territories that the State of Israel calls the State of Israel at this point” and further delegitimized and demonized Israel through accusations of “Israeli colonialism, settler colonialism, of apartheid, and the genocidal process…systematically [and] sadistically, to bring to bear the most technologically advanced methodology to do that…” Anna Henry delegitimized Israel by referring to Israel as the “so-called state of Israel”. Nathaniel Moore and Jaime Veve delegitimized Israel with defining remarks of colonialism and “a settler colonial project”. Manuel La Fontaine likened Jews to Nazis with a reference to Israelis as “Neo-Nazi”.
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/12/16 – As part of the National SJP’s tour, “Right 2 Education,” speakers came and spoke at SFSU, co-sponsored by AMED. During the event, speakers alluded to historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish power and control stating, “We all know that they have the money, they have the power” and media are “paid voices.” Speakers condoned terrorism saying that knife attacks and rock throwing is part of a right to resist to “bring attention.” Speakers made comparisons of Jews to Nazis or European antisemites stating, “This type of trauma was not only present in Europe, it’s also the same tactics that they still use today….It’s the same thing with Zionism, still use their atrocities that happened to their people to further support for injustice” and that Israeli Jews are not making the connection that they are doing to others what was done to them. Speakers additionally denied Jews self-determination saying Jews, “fabricate our history to make it look like they have a right to exist in our country” and referencing the result of “dissolv[ing] the state of Israel. Because the state of Israel was built to be a racist state.” Demonizing statements were prevalent throughout including accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing, executions, of wanting to attack whole communities, taking children away because they want to, that it is “their [Israelis] passion, to suppress us, to cease our right to exist,” and that it is, “a hunt for them, a game, a Hunger Game for them.” Finally, Speakers also delegitimized Israel referring to Israel as a “neosettler colonial power that’s inside of Palestine” and made numerous calls for BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/16 – AMED held the event, “Decolonizing Feminisms: Grounding Gender, Sexual and Gender Justice (Women’s Herstory Month)” with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, College of Ethnic Studies and Alisa Bierria, Associate Director of the Center for Race and Gender UC Berkeley. During the event, the focus of both participants revolved around BDS and intersectionality. During her talk, Abdulhadi further demonized with statements such as, “But it was not only white supremacy that was the hegemonic corrector of the feminist academy, but for our purposes it was also Zionism in the women’s movement” as well as saying that an individual mentioned was, “no dumb Zionist.” Bierria additionally demonized Israel by reading a statement that accused Israel of “one sided slaughter…massacre” and saying Israel is “killing children, thousands of children [and calling it] a defensive act.” Remarks in the Q & A section by audience members additionally denied Jews self-determination with statements calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, as well as that the “anti-pinkwashing movement needs to re-center [around] the dismantling of Zionism.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/29/16 – The Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED), which is under the College of Ethnic Studies, co-hosted an event with GUPS entitled, “GUPS 101 Series: Palestine with Dr. Abdulhadi.” During her talk, Abdulhadi denied Jewish self-determination by advocating for a one-state, which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish state as well as stating, “There can be peace only If Israel is defeated.” She further demonized Israel stating “Zionism is racism,” accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and claiming, “Israelis can come every single night, and they do, and rape people and harass people and take them and blow up homes every single day.” Abdulhadi delegitimized Israel calling it “settler colonialism” and saying Israel “is taking more land, what they call settlements, but actually it’s [all of Israel is] all settlements.” She additionally called for BDS.
CONDONDING TERRORISM;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/15/15 – An announcement of a demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate on the SFSU GUPS Facebook page stated: “General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS SFSU) supports the uprisings in Palestine! We Stand with our Brothers and Sisters in the streets, and we will find victory!…End to the Zionist State! End to the killings of our Men, Women and Children in cold blood! End to the colonist empire!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/21/15 – GUPS held a “die-in” in honor of “the fallen of Syria and Palestine” in Malcolm X Plaza, and at least one student held a sign that contained a large Jewish star with the words “End Settler Colonialism” superimposed on it.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/17/15 – GUPS advertised their Israeli Apartheid Week event with the words “Join us in cross-cultural resistance against apartheid” and accused the Israeli military of terrorism.

San Jose State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/20/16 – Two swastikas and antisemitic language were found in campus dorms. One swastika was formed using name tags from the room doors at Washburn Hall and had the words “Admit One Jew” near it, while the other swastika was drawn with a dry-erase marker on a white board in the common area of a suite at Campus Village.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/20/17 – SJP and MEChA held the event “From Mexico to Palestine: A Night of Solidarity.” The advertisement for the event falsely accused Israel of having an “Apartheid Wall separating Palestinians from their families.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 11/3/16 – SJP held a movie screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
DEMONIZATION 4/5/16 – SJP held an event titled, “Nakba Survivors coming to San Jose State University.” The Facebook description of the event demonized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of massacring Palestinians and being terrorists.
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
10/21/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by SJSU SJP.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/20/16 – SJP held the event, “A night with Remi Kanazi.” According to the advertisement for the event, “Remi Kanazi will be giving talks and workshops on the growing movement for a cultural boycott of Israel, the case for BDS, the case for divestment [and] combating campus normalization/dialogue efforts.”
BDS VOTES 11/18/15 – An anti-Israel divestment resolution vote of the Associated Students of San Jose State passed 10-5.

Santa Clara University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/9/16 – A swastika drawn with blood was discovered in a residence hall elevator.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 5/4/15 – SJP set up a “mock separation wall” that containg the words “Israeli Apartheid” in large letters.

Claremont Colleges – Scripps College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 3/10/16 – A Campus Safety alert was sent out to all students detailing mock eviction notices that were found at Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College on March 7th. Posting regulations at all three schools were violated. The alert stated that “students have reported that they felt they were being targeted specifically because they are Jewish.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/11/16 – SJP held the event, “Remi Kanazi Performing in Claremont: Before the Next Bomb Drops.” According to the school newspaper, during the event Kanazi delegitimized Israel with false claims of apartheid, exclaiming, “…fuck Israeli Apartheid” and denied Jews self-determination by advocating for Palestinians’ right of return, which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state. Kanazi additionally performed his poem, “This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings,” which calls for BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/21/15 – Claremont SJP hosed a talk at Scripps College by BDS activist Nada Elia, which was intended to promote BDS.

Stanford University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/14/17 – A panel event entitled “Solidarity: Fighting Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia Together” was hosted by the Muslim Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and J Street U, among others, although the Jewish groups Stanford Hillel and Chabad were not present, and the Jewish Students Association (JSA) was hesitant to attend. According to the Stanford Review Staff article covering the event, during the Q & A section, the JSA representative was assailed after he said that members of “the mainstream Jewish community” often perceive attacks on Israel as antisemitic. JVP used the event as a platform to reiterate support for the BDS movement and accused the Hillel at UCLA of exploiting a discriminatory incident against a Jewish student on campus in order to portray Jews as victims and further a pro-Israel political agenda.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/12/17 – According to a Campus Police report, “[b]etween 12:45 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 p.m. Feb. 12, someone used their finger to draw a swastika, “KKK” and the N-word on the condensation of the windows of a car parked outside of Wilbur Hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/31/17 – What appeared to be a swastika was drawn with black grease on a stop sign on Palm Drive near Campus Drive.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/27/17 – What appeared to be a swastika was drawn with a black grease pencil on the south exterior wall of Maples Pavilion.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/25/17 – What appeared to be a swastika was drawn on the entrance to Rains Apartments between Buildings 229 and 232.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/25/17 – Antisemitic fliers were printed to various networked printers located in offices throughout campus following an apparent cyber-attack. According to University police, the fliers contained a swastika.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/22/17 – Another rash of swastika-like symbols were discovered on campus (see previous entry 1/3/2017).
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/3/17 – Swastika-like symbols were reported to have been drawn sometime over the winter break in seven locations on campus. The graffiti was part of a spate of cases of antisemitic vandalism in the vicinity of the school. One of the symbols off-campus was accompanied with the words “No Jews allowed,” leading police to believe the swastika-like symbols were indeed meant to mimic the Nazi symbol.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT 5/12/16 – SJP members disrupted and held a “die-in” in the middle of a Stanford Israel Association & the Jewish Student Association sponsored “Israel Block Party.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/26/15 – The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house was painted with swastikas.
DISCRIMINATION 3/13/15 – A student senate candidate was allegedly asked by a SOCC Leadership member how her Jewish faith would impact her action in the Senate.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
4/27/16 – 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.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/6/16 – Two members of SJP told a visiting speaker at one of their events to “not say that Israel has a right to exist in her presentation,” which, according to a statement by SJP, was not “because we actually believe [saying] Israel has no right to exist is anti-Semitic” but because the student government was currently discussing an anti-Semitism bill so timing-wise they thought it unwise. In an interview with the speaker about why she then cancelled her talk, she said she had come to say “Israel has no right to exist, it’s our [Palestinian] land.”
HISTORICAL 4/5/16 – During a ASSU Senate meeting, a Stanford senator running for reelection argued that it is not anti-semitic to question whether Jewish people control the media and banks. Gabriel Knight ‘17, ASSU Senator said, “[The resolution] says: ‘Jews controlling the media, economy, government, and other societal institutions’ [is] a fixture of anti-semitism that we theoretically shouldn’t challenge. I think that that’s kind of irresponsibly foraying into another politically contentious conversation. Questioning these potential power dynamics, I think, is not anti-semitism. I think it’s a very valid discussion.” Many in the room responded with endorsing “snaps” of their fingers.
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/16/15 – SJP held a protest rally that included signs which delegitimized Israel by calling it a “settler colonial” and “apartheid” state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/19/15 – The Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity and The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Academic Freedom in the Context of the Israel-Palestine Conflict,” which was moderated by Stanford Professor David Palumbo-Liu and included Steven Salaita, and Stanford Professors Joel Beinin and Robert Crews. At the outset of his talk, Salaita praised the Stanford student government for recently passing an anti-Israel divesment resolution, saying “Stanford students should be remarkably proud…the student government did the correct and ethical thing.”
BDS VOTES 2/17/15 – A divestment vote in undergraduate student senate – resolution was defeated 9 – 1 on 2/10/15, and then passed 10-4-1 on revote on 2/17/15.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 2/17/15 – A divestment vote in undergraduate student senate – resolution was defeated 9 – 1 on 2/10/15, and then passed 10-4-1 on revote on 2/17/15.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/10/15 – Stanford faculty signed a petition in support of divestment.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/30/15 – Stanford SJP launched a divestment support petition.
BDS EVENTS 1/21/15 – Stanford Out of Occupied Palestine hosted a panel discussion to promote anti-Israel divestment.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/9/15 – Stanford Out Of Occupied Palestion published a Youtube video urging Stanford students to endorse their anti-Israel divestment campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/6/15 – Stanford Out of Occupied Palestine started an anti-Israel divestment petition.

University of California Berkeley


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/15/17 – Antisemitic fliers containing a swastika were printed via open source printers/fax machines that were legally accessed from the internet.
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/21/16 – Berkeley Law SJP tabled on campus to promote a pledge drive (which started with an open letter on November 16) to not go on a trip to Israel sponsored by Israel & Co, that was being promoted and facilitated by Boalt Jewish Student Association. According to an article in Electronic Intifada, “Copies of the letter were posted to law students’ social media groups and were handed out to individuals.” Nearly 90 students signed the pledge. A student held a demonizing sign on campus in support of the pledge drive during the November 21 tabling event that said, “I pledge not to go on the Israel trip because white supremacy here looks a lot like white supremacy there.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/16/16 – Berkeley Law SJP posted an open letter on Facebook to ask students to sign a pledge that they will not take a trip by Israel & Co to Israel, which was promoted and facilitated by Boalt Jewish Student Association. Berkeley Law SJP then tabled on November 16 to recruit student’s support to sign the pledge. A demonizing sign at the tabled event read, “I pledge not to go on the Israel trip because: pinkwashing (google it).” The term “pinkwashing” is a term that demonizes Israel by falsely accusing Israel of malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people solely in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
9/22/16 – A number of posters appeared on campus that included anti-Semitic rhetoric. The timing coincided with a controversial anti-Zionist DeCal course being taught called, “Palestine: A Settler-Colonial Analysis” whose purpose was designed to delegitimize Israel, and thus was protested by Jewish groups, including groups on campus. The posters said, “Jewish bullies smash free speech at Cal and are pledged $58 billion. Attention Non-Jews: PAY UP AND SHUT UP!”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, including the campus’s Bilder Lab and 16 other locations. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – Cal SJP hosted a rally on Sproul plaza in support of BDS, including the demands to shut down all academic exchange between UC Berkeley and Israel as well as all interaction with Zionist and Jewish organizations on and off campus. The rally included speeches and chants which condoned terrorism, demonized Israel and called for its elimination :”Let it be known that we here at Berkeley support the Intifada!,” “Netanyahu what do you say, how many kids have you killed today?,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
PHYSICAL ASSAULT 10/14/15 – At an SJP rally on Sproul Plaza, an SJP member grabbed a sign from, and then shoved, a pro-Israel Jewish student.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/2/15 – Graffiti was found in a campus restroom, which read: “Zionists should be sent to the gas chamber.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/4/15 – A swastika was found drawn on a university-owned building.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/23/17 – SJP re-enacted a “mock checkpoint” near an “apartheid wall” in the background that read in large letters, “Israeli Apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 3/21/17 – SJP held a “die-in” on campus. Two of the “dead” held posters saying, “Zionism is Racism,” and another held a sign saying, “Stop Israeli Occupation Forces from Killing Palestinian Children in Cold Blood.” A large banner read, “White men building walls, re-writing history, sound familiar?”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/1/17 – Bears for Palestine launched a “Nakba 2017” platform and hub for the campus community “in hopes of cementing awareness for the call of a free Palestine, challenging Zionist occupation and apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/29/16 – Berkeley Law SJP held the event “Film and Discussion with Noura Erakat ‘Gaza in Context.’” In the film, Erekat demonized Israel, falsely claiming that the state “directly targeted Palestinian civilians” and that “[Israel] is guided by two primary policies: 1) To obtain the maximum amount of Palestinian land with the minimum number of Palestinian people and 2) To concentrate a maximum number of Palestinians onto a minimum amount of land.” She further went on to state, “Even if Hamas were to disappear, Israel’s policies towards the tiny coastal enclave would go uninterrupted… The Gaza Strip represents the most vivid and grotesque form of Israel’s settler-colonial ambitions.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/27/16 – SJP held the “3rd Annual International Day of Action on University Campuses for Palestine.” The advertisement for the event called for BDS and represented actions consistent with the academic boycott of Israel, including, “Make this call of action part of campus education by holding teach-ins, rallies, sit-ins, civil disobedience, and push for BDS activities. No to Academic Complicity with Israeli Occupation, No to Study Abroad Programs in Israel, No Investments in Apartheid and Occupation Supporting Companies, No to University Presidents’ Visits to Israel, No Campus Police Training or Cooperation with Israeli Security, No Joint Research or Conferences with Israeli Institutions, No Cooperation with Hasbara Networks on College Campuses, No to Targeting Faculty for Speaking Against Israeli Crimes, No to Administrative Limits on Free Speech Rights of Palestine Activists, No to University Coordination and Strategizing with the ADL, JCRC, AJC, Stand With US, ZOA, Israeli Consulate to Limit Students Pro-Palestine Constitutionally Protected Activities.” A sign at the event demonized Israel stating, “Zionism is Racism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 8/29/16 – UC Berkeley offered a 1-unit decal course entitled, “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” with course facilitator Paul Hadweh and faculty sponsor Dr. Hatem Bazian. The course title and syllabus provided evidence that the course was designed to delegitimize Israel. The syllabus accuses Israel of being a “settler colonial state.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 6/28/16 – UC Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender offered students the opportunity to attend a “Palestine De-Colonial Summer School” trip to Turkey, which, according to an SJP post about the summer school, will be focused on delegitimizing Israel with accusations of settler-colonialism, looking at Zionism as a “colonial, racial and Euro-centric Project,” emphasizing “de-centering Zionism and Eurocentric knowledge production” and exploring “Palestinian resistance to colonization.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
4/8/16 – An op-ed piece in the student newspaper falsely referred to “Israel’s apartheid state” and “discriminatory apartheid regime” and called for BDS as a call for “Israel to end colonization of [all the land as] Palestinian land.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/29/16 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall,” which contained on one panel an image of all of Israel replaced with a Palestinian flag, insinuating that Israel as a Jewish state should cease to exist, Additionally, large letters on the wall read “Israeli Apartheid,” which falsely states that Israel is an apartheid state.
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
10/22/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, and co-sponsored by Cal SJP, Cal MSA, and Zaytuna College.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/24/15 – The Center for Race and Gender sponsored a talk by Ethnic Studies Professor Keith Feldman entitled “A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America.” In his talk, Feldman falsely accused Zionism of being “a symbolic storehouse for…colonial violence” and Israel of “settler colonialism,” racism and “white supremacy.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/25/15 – SJP erected wood barriers as a “faux security checkpoint” at the Sather Gate. The barriers were painted with messages that delegitimized Israel and condoned terror: “Israeli Apartheid” and “Resist state violence.” The SJP members also dressed up like Israeli soldiers with cardboard guns and mistreated “Palestinians” trying to pass through the “checkpoint.” The SJP issued a statement saying that the action was to promote BDS.
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/22/15 – SJP served fake eviction notices to students in a campus residence hall, in order to dramatize Israel’s alleged policy of expelling Palestinians. In a press release about the eviction notices, SJP said: “With this action, we are calling on the UC Regents to honor the consensus in favor of divestment.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
1/30/15 – The UC Berkeley Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity office posted an inflammatory article entitled, “Rhetoric of racism, from Ferguson to Palestine” by Nadia Barhoum, a researcher at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UCB. The article glorified Hamas and claimed that “Israel was founded after a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian population that continues until today.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/31/16 – SJP held a die-in and march, which started in downtown Berkeley and then went through campus. During the die-in, SJP leaders called on the UC Board of Regents to divest from Israeli businesses.
BDS EVENTS 9/18/15 – UC Berkeley Department of Near Eastern studies (NES) lecturer Hatem Bazian provided the introduction at an event featuring Omar Barghouti co-sponsored by NES and 4 other UCB department. In his introduction, Bazian urged audience members to “sign the mailing list” for the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI). Omar Barghouti’s lecture was called “BDS: Academia’s Role in the Struggle for Freedom and Justice in Palestine,” and he used his talk to urge academics to support the academic boycott of Israel.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 3 professors from UC Berkeley were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Rutie Adler, Hatem Bazian, and Samera Esmeir.

University of California Davis


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
5/20/16 – SJP and JVP protested the Artists 4 Israel Graffiti Art show hosted by campus Jewish societies by unfurling a large banner that read, “Stop Whitewashing Apartheid.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/7/16 – Students and others disrupted an Aggies for Israel event with loud chants during a walk out. Chants included, “Long live the Intifada,” “Intifada, intifada,” and “When Palestine is occupied, resistance is justified” which condoned terrorism. Chants also included the demonizing statements, “Israel is anti-Black,” and “Palestine will be free, fight white supremacy,” as well as the delegitimizing statement, “Israel is an apartheid state.” SJP followed the disruption with a press release that further accused Israel of genocide.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/10/15 – Vandals carved swastikas and “Fuck Jews” into 2 cars and slashed the tires of eight cars parked on the UC Davis campus.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/31/15 – A Jewish fraternity house was de-faced with swastikas the day after a contentious divestment vote.
HARASSMENT 1/29/15 – Jewish students at a student government vote on an anti-Israel divestment resolution were heckled by Muslim students chanting “Allahhu Akbar.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/22/15 – The words “grout out the Jews” were etched into the wall of a bathroom stall at the UC Davis Hillel House.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/30/15 – UC Davis Faculty for Justice in Palestine presented a symposium entitled “Thirsting for Justice: Native Resistance to Colonization of Water & Land,” that included a panel of three speakers. Two of the speaker falsely accused Israel of “settler colonialism” and theft of Palestinian water. The symposium was co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – SJP and JVP members held a protest rally in the quad and chanted slogans which condoned terrorism and denied Jews the right to self-determination: “From Davis to Gaza, long live the Intifada,”and “Free, Free Palestine.” One protest leader demonized Israel by accusing it of “ethnic cleansing,” and she called for UC Davis to divest from Israel.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 5/28/15 – The UC Davis passed a revised anti-Israel divestment resolution, after the previously passed resolution was deemed unconstitutional.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 22 professors from UC Davis were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Joshua Clover, Noha Radwan, Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Sunaina Maira, Caren Kaplan, Omnia El Shakry, Susy Zepeda, Susette Min, Neil Larsen, Eric Smoodin, Jeff Fort, Donald L. Donham, Flagg Miller, Marisol de la Cadena, Suzana Sawyer, Jocelyn Sharlet, Jesse Drew, Robin Hill, Tom Bills, May Wilson, Jaimey Fisher, Ali Anooshar.
BDS VOTES 1/29/15 – The UC Davis student senate passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution 8-2-2.

University of California Hastings


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
3/13/17 – A mezuzah (a Jewish object containing Hebrew verses from the Torah) on a Jewish student’s front door in McAllister Tower was partially set on fire by a vandal in an investigated hate-crime.

University of California Irvine


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
5/18/16 – A Students Supporting Israel event co-sponsored by Hillel was successfully disrupted by SJP and others. According to SSI, “The police had to escort attendees out of the event for their own safety.” Hillel released a statement elaborating that SJP and others, “made aggressive and threatening remarks to participants and physically intimidated and threatened one student attempting to enter the event.” A video of the event showed protesters shouting, “Intifada, Intifada/long live the Intifada,” “displacing people since ‘48/there’s nothing here to celebrate!” and “when people are occupied/resistance is justified.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 10/12/15 – According to sources from an attendee in the room & the Rose Project, retired Chief Justice Aharon Barak was speaking at an event at UC Irvine when police had to interrupt the event to escort him and attendees out. There was a large contingent of 20-30 protestors at the event. One student expressed, “SJP members disrupted Barak’s speech and would not allow the Q&A to proceed, leaving him no choice but to cut the event short and leave abruptly.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
4/23/15 – An Anteaters for Israel i-Fest event was disrupted by anti-Israel protestors, who chanted loudly to drown out the event and physically blocked a walkway.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 1/31/17 – At a campus anti-Trump rally, a speaker called for the denial of Jewish self-determination, asking protesters to be against Zionism by stating, “I want you guys to be about anti-Islamophobia; I want you guys to be anti-Zionism; and I want you guys to be anti-Israel because Trump didn’t come up with these things on his own, he got the idea of the wall from Israel.” She then led students in a chant of “from Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/17/16 – In a build-up to a planned disruption of a Jewish pro-Israel event on campus, SJP posted an image on Facebook that stated, “Boycott UCIsrael 2016. We refuse to celebrate settler-colonialism.” A second image stated, “IDF presence on campus normalizes Israeli settler-colonialism in the name of ‘Independence.’ Boycott UCIsrael 2016”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
5/4/16 – Neturei Karta Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss spoke as part of “Anti-Zionism Week” on “The difference between and anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.” The event was sponsored by the Muslim Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine, the American Indian Student Association, and Jewish Voice for Peace. During his talk, Weiss made several remarks about Zionism and Zionists that employed classic anti-Semitic tropes accusing Jews of mendacity, criminality and controlling the government and media, canards made popular in the fabricated anti-Semitic text, Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Weiss likened Zionism to “a Madoff scheme,” claimed Zionists have “billions and billions of dollars” and use their money to intimidate “the media” and “any politician who dares …to show too much sympathy for the Palestinian cause,” and stated that “newspapers are conglomerates that are owned or controlled by Zionist organizations.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/3/16 – An event on campus in support of “Anti-Zionist Week” involved, according to MSU, a “[m]ock funeral procession of a Palestinian martyr. #AZW2016″ where participants held a large banner saying, “End Apartheid” with another participant holding a sign saying “Long Live the Intifada.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/2/16 – On the first day of “Anti-Zionist Week” held by The Muslim Student Union, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the American Indian Student Association, an apartheid wall was erected on campus. One panel of the wall condoned terrorism with an image of convicted hijacker Leila Khaled with a gun under the caption, “Women Leading Resistance” and another panel showed a tank under the caption, “Expect Resistance.” A nearby sign read, “Resistance is justified when people are occupied.” A different panel of the wall showed all of Israel as, “occupied territory” and another panel called for BDS.
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS 2/19/16 – SJP held the event “UNLEARNING ZIONISM: A Workshop and Discussion” with the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. The Facebook promotion for the event included a picture of the Warsaw Ghetto with the caption “Warsaw 1944” next to an image from Gaza saying “Gaza 2009,” which insinuated a comparison between the Holocaust and Gaza.
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION 5/4/15 – UCI Muslim Student Union hosted a week long series of events entitled “Anti-Zionism Week”.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – A professor from UC Irvine, Rei Terad, was among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses.

University of California Los Angeles


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSUALT;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
12/9/15 – A UCLA student and worker in a UCLA-affiliated office posted vile antisemitic comments on social media in a conversation with at least one Jewish person, including, among other similar statements, “Fucking Jews. GTFOH with all your Zionist bullshit. Crazy ass fucking troglodyte albino monsters of cultural destruction. Fucking Jews. GTFOH with your whiny bullshit. Give the Palestinians back their land, go back to Poland or whatever freezer-state you’re from, and realize that faith does not constitute race.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
12/8/15 – A UCLA student posts vile antisemitic messages on a student group, Students Supporting Israel at UCLA’s Facebook page.
DISCRIMINATION;
HISTORICAL
2/12/15 – A UCLA student government candidate was challenged as a candidate for being Jewish and affiliated with Jewish organizations.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT);
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/9/17 – Students and staff at UCLA held a town hall meeting on campus in an effort to make the campus and its medical centers a sanctuary campus. At the meeting, a list of demands created by the UCLA Sanctuary Campus coalition were presented. Demand number 11, entitled “Ethical Investments,” states, “​Ensure that the University is not invested in corporations that profit from colonialism, occupation, violence and racism committed by Israel in Palestine; De-shelve products on campus belonging to corporations that profit from Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians; Make a public statement or press release condemning Israeli apartheid given that Palestinian students have a right to feel protected by the University.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
2/13/17 – A cartoon was published in the school newspaper, The Daily Bruin, that included demonization based on classic antisemitic tropes that Jews are inherently mendacious and blood thirsty and that suggested the Israeli government was willfully changing the tenets of the Jewish faith to promote its political agenda. The image said, “Israel passes law legalizing seizing any Palestinian land” over an image of the Ten Commandments with “6: Thou shalt not steal” having an “X” over the word “not” and “7: Thou shalt not kill” with a depiction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying, “#7 is next.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/1/17 – SJP held a kick off meeting that delegitimized Israel, discussing the “Apartheid Wall, its impact, and its global implications.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/30/16 – SJP held the event “Film Screening and Discussion With Roger Waters and Sut Jhally,” that included a screening of the film “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War on the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/13/16 – SJP held a film screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid” which falsely accuses Israel of apartheid.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/11/16 – An op-ed in the school newspaper referred to Israel as a “racist colonial network.” The article then called for BDS stating, “[n]ow, we will amplify our call to the University of California Board of Regents to hold true to its commitments of socially responsible investments and obey the nearly unanimous call by its undergraduate campuses to divest our tuition dollars from corporations that profit from the human rights abuses inflicted upon the Palestinian people.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/28/16 – SJP held the event, “Fall Kick-Off Meeting!” The introductory slide for the event stated, “How does SJP at UCLA respond to Israeli Apartheid.” Falsely accusing Israel of apartheid is a delegitimization tactic.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/16/16 – An SJP member and a UCLA staff member published a piece in the student newspaper that accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 4/14/16 – The Center for Near East Studies sponsored the talk, “Erased From Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948 – A book talk with Noga Kadman.” During her talk, Kadman demonized Israel, alluding to Israel’s “massacre” of Palestinians.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/3/16 – Planners of Color for Social Equity held the event, “Building an Occupation: Planning and Political Control in Palestine” with Rahim Kurwa and (Visiting Professor of Urban Planning) Marie Kennedy to discuss the “ramifications of Zionism on planning and social resistance in the occupied Palestinian territories.” In anticipation of the event, Kennedy shared materials she had written previously that falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/9/16 – SJP board members published an op-ed in the student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, that falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and apartheid as well as called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 1/28/16 – SJP at UCLA and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies held the event, “Palestine Through My Eyes: The Queer Movement and Oral Histories of Palestine” with Professors Ahlam Muthaseb and Sa’ed Atshan. According to the advertisement for the event, Sa’ed Atshan discussed Israeli pinkwashing, i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/27/16 – SJP and JVP held an event, “Jewish Voices for Palestine: Max Blumenthal and Miko Peled,” in which both speakers used multiple forms of antisemitic expression. Max Blumenthal engaged in historical antisemitism, accusing wealthy American Jews of being a “billionaire Israeli Lobby” that “controls Congress.” He condoned terrorism, claiming that Palestinian suicide bombing was perfectly justified by “the occupation” and calling Palestinians engaged in acts of terror against Israel, “young men who took up arms to fight their occupier.” Blumenthal stated that he opposed Zionism and the future of a Jewish state. He demonized Israel, accusing it of perpetrating “mass murder” and “the warehousing of surplus humanity,” and comparing Israel to ISIL by calling it “‘JSIL,’ the Jewish State in Israel and the Levant” and claiming Israel colludes with ISIL “to collapse Jewish life in the diaspora.” He delegitimized Israel, calling it “an apartheid state.” Finally, Blumenthal promoted the boycott of Israel as a way to “level the playing field.” Miko Peled accused wealthy American Jews who support Israel of “megalomania, the desire for power and influence, brute racism and hatred for others.” He condoned terrorism, calling it “a struggle for freedom and justice and equality” and those who engage in terror “very brave Palestinians who are engaged in fighting this brutal occupation,” and said that “any resistance, even armed resistance is legally and morally justifiable and perfectly understandable.” Peled accused Israel soldiers of being “young little Jewish gestapos,” and he claimed that Israel uses the Holocaust “to justify what it does to the Palestinians.” He opposed Israel’s right to exist, saying that he supported a “free Palestine, the entire country, from the river to the sea, free of the Israeli army, free from Zionism,” and that only people “who think it’s OK to murder children…would think that Israel has a right to exist.” Peled demonized Israel, accusing it of “massive, violent, brutal oppression,” “genocide,” “ethnic cleansing,” and of perpetrating “one big horrifying war crime.” He delegitimized Israel, calling it “a colonialist, apartheid, racist system.” Finally, Peled told the audience to “boycott everything Israeli” so that “Palestine will be free.”
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (EVENT)
11/6/15 – UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) held a conference entitled Palestine and Pedagogy. The third panel, moderated by CNES Director Susan Slyomovics, consisted of two talks, one by UC Irvine Professor and Director of the UC Institute for Humanities Research David Theo Goldberg, and the other by UC Riverside Professor David Lloyd. Both speakers used numerous antisemitic tropes in their talks. Theo Goldberg demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “exploitative racism” similar to South Africa, and “eliminationist racism” similar to the Nazis. He continued the Nazi analogy by falsely accusing Israelis of thinking of Palestinians as “vermin, cockroaches, rats, snakes…that take boots on the ground to get rid of,” and of having “a commitment to purification.” Theo Goldberg further demonized Israel with an illusion to the Biblical commandment of “an eye for an eye” by claiming that Israel’s “official policy” was “‘many lives for an eye, and multiple lives for a life.’” He also falsely accused Israelis of making “snuff films,” claiming that Israeli police kill innocent Palestinians “fairly randomly,” and then have ordinary Jewish Israeli citizens record the killing and post the recordings on line, which results in “an orgasm of feeling” for Israelis when the recordings go viral. Finally, Theo Goldberg falsely accused Israel of being an “apartheid” state. David Lloyd also falsely accused Israel of being an “apartheid” state, saying that Israel committed “inhumane acts…in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination,” and is “a colonial Zionist project that has become a…nightmare, ever more rigid and oppressive.” Lloyd falsely accused Zionism of “fascism” and Zionists who complain of antisemitism as being racist and “suppressing speech.” He said that the idea of “a Jewish state for a Jewish people” was “utter stupidity,” and he called for Israel to stop being a Jewish state. Finally, Lloyd said that Palestinians have the right to take up arms to fight Israel, and he also promoted BDS as another important way to achieve an end to the Jewish state, saying that “academic freedom” must afford activists protection to promote BDS at the university.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/29/15 – SJP publishes a blog post containing the names of 44 Palestinians that were killed since “the start of the third intifada” which included numerous terrorists who had murdered or injured Jews.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/14/15 – UCLA SJP reads a poem then a list of names of Palestinians who have died recently, and include a number of known terrorists who had died following the carrying out of terrorist actions including murdering or injuring Jews. The list of names read was then published in a SJP blog post.
DEMONIZATION 5/18/15 – In an op-ed promoting an upcoming series of events hosted by SJP entitled Nakba Week at UCLA, two SJP leaders falsely accuse Israel of “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 1/26/16 – SJP UCLA held an event, “The ABC’s of Palestine: Apartheid, BDS, and Campus Activism” where a discussion about BDS occurred.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 4 professors from UCLA were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Nouri Gana, Sondra Hale, Chris Tilly, and Marie Kennedy.
BDS EVENTS 3/4/15 – UCLA SJP hosted an event entitled “Fred Moten and David Shorter in Conversation.” According to promotional materials, the event would be a discussion of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, which both Moten and Shorter have endorsed.
BDS EVENT 2/24/15 – UCLA SJP hosted an event promoting BDS entitled “BDS in Action: The Changing Relationship Between the International Community and Palestine

University of California Merced


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/20/16 – The MSA authored a divestment resolution which passed the student government. The resolution called on the UC Board of Regents to divest from companies involved in “human rights abuses in Palestine…including Boeing, Caterpillar, CEMEX, Cement Roadstone Holdings, General Dynamics, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gunmann, Raytheon, and United technologies.”

University of California Riverside


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS VOTE
2/1/17 – The student senate discussed and voted on a bill to ban Sabra Hummus from campus. The bill passed 13-0 with one abstention. According to an attendee of the meeting, arguments made in favor of the resolution demonized and delegitimized Israel with false accusations including that “Israel was built on the ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Palestinian people, that Sabra funds the IDF, and that the sale of Sabra drives apartheid and murder.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/11/16 – As part of “Palestine Awareness Week,” SJP held a silent protest on campus with a demonizing sign saying, “Stop US funding of Genocide,” and delegitimizing signs saying “Stop Israeli Apartheid” and “UC is Complicit in Apartheid.”
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/22/15 – An academic conference entitled “Palestine, Israel and the Assault on Academic Freedom,” sponsored by the California Scholars for Academic Freedom, the UCR departments of Ethnic Studies and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, the UCR SJP and many other BDS-supporting organizations, was held at UC Riverside on Oct. 22 – 23. UCR Professor David Lloyd, who had organized the conference, gave the opening address, in which he praised the BDS movement. Many of the speakers spoke in support of BDS and utilized antisemitic expressions that demonized and delegitimized Israel. For example, UCR Professor Jeffrey Sachs falsely accused Zionism of being “racist” and based on “violence..congealed in the state’s form and its ongoing colonizing practice.” Nadia Elia claimed that Zionism is not only “a form of racism” but is a manifestation “of imperialist, expansionist, settler-colonialism” and “a form of institutionalized structuralized violence.” Elia also stated: “We are not in this only to free Palestine, we are in this to abolish Zionism, and the sooner the better.” UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid” and “settler colonialism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/30/15 – A one-credit student-taught course entitled “Palestine & Israel: Settler-Colonialism and Apartheid”was taught by the leader of UCR’s SJP. The course title and syllabus provided evidence that the course was designed to delegitimize Israel.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Riverside was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 1/18/17 – The student senate discussed a bill to ban Sabra Hummus (SR W17-007), which was tabled as it had not yet passed through the legislative review committee. After being tabled, the resolution was discussed on the floor.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/22/15 – UCR SJP issued a press release claiming that a letter they had written to the heads of the university’s dining services demanding that they stop serving Sabra humus resulted in that brand of humus being removed from the dining service’s shelves. On April 29 UCR officials deemed the decision a “mistake” and reversed it, ensuring that Sabra humus will continue to be served in university dining facilities.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 4 professors from UC Riverside were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: David Lloyd, Dylan Rodriguiz, Jeffrey Sachs, and Devra Weber.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/8/15 – The Vice-President of External Affairs of UCR’s Associated Students issued a press release in support of the anti-Israel divestment resolution passed by UCSA that day.

University of California San Diego


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/9/16 – A swastika and the words “Heil Trump” were painted on the sidewalk at a UC San Diego bus stop.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
5/9/16 – MSA and SJP held “Justice for Palestine, The Right to Return” Week, which involved an apartheid wall and events such as “The Right of Return” which called for the right of return which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country, and “To Resist is to Exist” which is a phrase that condones terrorism.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/19/15 – UCSD SJP endorsed a statement calling terrorism against Israeli Jews “resistance against the oppressive Zionist entity” and stating “LONG LIVE THE INTIFADA,” which, in the context of current events, is a call for violence against Israeli Jews.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 12/4/15 – UCSD SJP, MSA and Alpha Lambda Mu co-author lists of recommendations for UCSD administrators to make UCSD “more welcoming” to Muslim, Palestinian and Pro-Palestinian students, and included on the list is a call for the deshelving of Sabra hummus from all campus dining halls and markets by Spring 2016.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/26/15 – UCSD SJP started a Change.org petition demanding that UCSD deshelve Sabra Hummus from all campus markets.

University of California Santa Barbara


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/16/15 – The student government debated an anti-Israel divestment resolution for more than 8 hours and voted it down. According to one Jewish student at the meeting, “I am disgusted by the normalization of anti-Semitic language so casually thrown around at the meeting. In those 8 hours, I was told that Jews control the government, that all Jews are rich, that Zionism is racism.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/10/17 – An op-ed was published in the school paper entitled “The Role of Jewish Spaces,” in which the author delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of “apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 1/28/16 – SJP and A.S. Queer Commission held the event, “Film Screening of Oriented: A documentary about Palestinian Queers,” where, according to the advertisement for the event, a discussion about Israeli pinkwashing, i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes,” followed the movie.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/6/15 – UCSB SJP hosted slam poet Remi Kenazi, who falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state and promoted BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/6/15 – SJP erected a huge multi-panel mural wall on campus which contained panels saying “Zionism = Racism,” falsely accusing Israel of being an apartheid state, and promoting BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/26/15 – Associated Students Humyn Rights Board held a talk entitled “Occupation, Ethnic Cleansing, & Israeli Apartheid 101” in which the speaker, a second-year UCSB undergraduate, falsely accused Israel of apartheid and the IDF of training the police force active in Feguson in “‘the hatred and strategy of the Israeli army’… to abuse people from the lower class and encouraging the marginalization of these people.” Another student speaker falsely accused Israel of sterilizing African women in Israel so the government can control the population.
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/17/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Palestine, Academic Freedom, and the Demands of Civility,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was sponsored by the Departments of history and anthropology, The Center for New Racial Studies, Center for Research on Women & Social Justice, Hull Chair, and Carsey-Wolf Center.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 5/12/16 – UCSB’s chapter of the Olive Tree Initiative hosted a panel discussion on conflict resolution between Israel and Palestine. During the discussion, BDS was discussed relative to its effectiveness.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 3 professors from UCSB were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Adam Sabra, Howard Winant, Nancy Gallegher.

University of California Santa Cruz


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
8/17/16 – Antisemitic fliers with swastikas were printed on networked campus printers that were similar to antisemitic fliers printed earlier this same month and back in March. However, this flier differed in that it was extremely graphic and appeared to tell a fictional story of a man reveling in murdering and raping “filthy Jews” at a synagogue. The flier mentioned words and phrases such as “kike demon,” and “I know you f***ing Jews control the f***ing media anyway.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
8/1/16 – Antisemitic fliers with swastikas were once again printed on networked campus printers that were similar to antisemitic fliers printed in March.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/24/16 – A flier with swastikas on it was printed to several printers on campus including Housing Educational Services and Kresge. The flier said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 12/9/15 – A flyer with a large Star of David on the office door of a UCSC Jewish professor was intentionally ripped and defaced.
DISCRIMINATION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/17/15 – A Jewish member of the student government was warned to “abstain” from voting on an anti-Israel divestment resolution because he was the president of the school’s Jewish Student Union and was “elected with a Jewish agenda.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION;
CONDONING TERRORISM
11/6/15 – SJP members interrupted a Slugs for Israel tabling event showing solidarity with Israeli victims of terror by holding a die-in, in which several students dressed in black lay motionless on the ground, representing Palestinians killed by Israelis. In addition, the “dead” students put signs on themselves saying, “Resistance is Not Terrorism,” an expression which justifies violence against Jews.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION
4/21/15 – A talk by two Israeli soldiers promoted by Slugs for Israel was disrupted by anti-Israel protesters, who shouted down the speakers and demonized Israel by accusing Israel of terrorism. As the protesters left the room, they yelled “Free, Free Palestine.”
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZING
3/4/15 – SJP set up mock checkpoints on campus insisting that students show ID cards before entering the library during finals week. The event demonized Israel by portraying Israeli soldiers as brutal and barbaric. In addition, Jewish students complained about being targeted and harassed.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
INTIMIDATION;
DELEGITIMIZING
1/27/15 – At a Hillel-sponsored event, “Being Queer in Israel,” a group of anti-Israel protestors, both students and faculty, unsuccessfully attempted to use intimidation to cancel the Hillel-sponsored event, and several students later disrupted the program by entering the program bearing signs with slogans that demonized and delegitimized Israel, such as ”JEWS AGAINST APARTHEID” and “QUEERS AGAINST PINKWASHING” and disrupting the talk by reading a prepared statement “denounc[ing] this co-optation of queer struggles to support the Israeli apartheid state and the genocide of the Palestinian people” and declaring “Long live the intifada!”, expressions which demonize and delegitimze Israel and condone terrorism against it. Jewish students who had organized the event reported feeling “violated” and “attacked” by the protestors.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
1/25/15 – A flyer for an upcoming Hillel-sponsored event, “Being Queer in Israel,” was defaced with the phrase “Fuck Zionist Pink Washing,” which demonizes Israel and its supporters by accusing them of malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes,” and the phrase “Free Palestine.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/9/17 – SJP created a mock checkpoint on two locations on campus, one of them at the McCabe Library. One sign read, “UC Invests in Apartheid.” A statement outlining the reason for the mock checkpoint falsely referred to Israel as the “settler-colonial state of Israel,” as well as falsely accused Israel of “genocide” and “apartheid.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/27/16 – 5 UCSC departments including Anthropology, Politics, Sociology, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies co-sponsored an event with Students for Justice in Palestine titled, “Legacies of Ethnic Cleansing” as part of SJP’s “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The Q & A format of the event included speakers Lara Kiswani and Ilan Pappe, with Lisa Rofel asking the questions. According to an attendee, both speakers falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing, settler colonialism and apartheid and equated Zionism to racism/inhumanity. Kiswani justified violent resistence (ie: terrorism). She further stated that “dialogue [with Jewish Zionists] is not the solution,” that BDS is employed correctly if one is “disrupting the Zionist narrative everywhere ” as well as remarked that “BDS is the denormalization of Zionism.” Pappe stated “Zionism has manipulated Judaism for its own purposes”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/20/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Silencing Dissent: Palestine, Academic Freedom, and the New McCarthyism,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was presented by Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Labor and the IHR Cultures in the Crisis of Capitalism Research Cluster, Students for Justice in Palestine, UAW 2865, the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Non-Violence, and the Palestine-Israel Action Committee.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/28/15 – 15 UCSC faculty members affiliated with the Feminist Studies department, including the department chair, sent a letter to the head of the LGBTQ center protesting her partnering with Hillel to host the event “Being Queer in Israel.” The letter demonized Israel by accusing it of “genocide” and “racism,” and it urged the head of the LGBTQ center to host an event promoting BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
1/28/15 – Anti-Zionist Angela Davis was the keynote speaker at the UCSC Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, with a talk entitled, “Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine.” In her talk, Davis demonized Israel by accusing it of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”; Davis delegitimized Israel by accusing it of “settler colonialism”; and she condoned terrorism against Israel by claiming that Israel falsely labels Palestinians as terrorists.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/23/15 – UCSC SJP held a meeting to discuss anti-Israel divestment at UCSC as well as a presentation about the recent academic boycott vote of the American Anthropological Association.
BDS VOTES 11/17/15 – The student senate passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution 28 – 5.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 2 professors from UCSC were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Christine Hong and Lisa Rofel.

University of California System


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/26/17 – UC students who are members of SJP chapters within SJP West (the coalition of SJP groups on the West Coast) wrote an open letter to President Napolitano objecting to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the University of California and the Israel Innovation Authority. The letter included objections to a disregard for the “student, worker and faculty voices of dissent that have voted repeatedly to end all normalization with the Israeli state and its institutions,” and went on further to criticize Napolitano directly for “making deals with Israeli institutions that are the architects of global repression and represent all that is antithetical to public education…Democratic ideals mean nothing to you when it comes to your blinding allegiance to Israeli institutions and Zionist organizations in the US. We do not want to partner with Israeli institutions.” Finally, the letter accused Israel supporters of “[supporting] a settler-colonial project that has ethnically cleansed us from our homeland.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 40 professors from 6 UC campuses co-author an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses.
BDS EVENTS 2/23/15 – Student protesters disrupted a University of California investments planning meeting, with calls to divest from Israel.
BDS VOTES 2/8/15 – The University of California system-wide Student Council debated and passed a divestment resolution 9-1-6.

University of San Diego


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/24/17 – Swastikas were found in the Camino first floor bathroom and the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/20/17 – Swastikas were discovered throughout the week in Mother Rosalie Hill, Copley Library, and the Student Life Pavilion. All incidents occurred in male bathrooms.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/15/17 – A swastika was found in a first floor bathroom of Camino Hall. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/14/17 – A swastika was discovered in the male bathroom of Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A swastika was discovered in the restroom closest to a Jewish professor’s classroom in Camino Hall.
HARASSMENT 11/11/16 – A Jewish professor revealed that someone left human feces in front of his office a few days after the Nov. 8 election. It was first thought that whoever left the feces selected the location at random, but when a swastika was then discovered in the restroom closest to the professor’s classroom, he reported believing that the feces incident targeted him as a Jewish professor, stating, “I have never been faced with that kind of explicit anti-Semitism. I was shocked.”

University of Southern California


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/15/17 – A campus vendor on Trousdale Parkway was selling merchandise with swastika symbols.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 7/12/16 – 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).
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/27/16 – In a separate incident of a swastika drawn on the walls of USC campus buildings in a short period (The first was reported on March 16 in Pardee Tower, a freshman dorm), a swastika was reported in Hoffman Hall over the weekend, but the incident happened in February.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/16/16 – A student drew a swastika on a poster hanging in a hallway at the Pardee Tower.
DISCRIMINATION 4/1/15 – A student employed by USC’s Program Board reported that the Queer & Ally Student Association Director stated: “I feel that I was elected because my constituents believe in my political stance, and I honestly don’t want to use our funds for a Jew to speak.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 10/20/16 – SJP held the event, “Overlapping the Queer & Palestinian Identities.” The advertisement for the event accused Israel of pinkwashing, i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/4/16 – SJP created a digital pamphlet for the organization’s General Body Meeting. The pamphlet alluded to SJP’s support for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. It demonized Israel referring to “Israeli Pinkwashing” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” It further delegitimized Israel by referencing “Israeli Apartheid” and called for BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/9/16 – SJP held the event “Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine with Remi Kanazi.” According to an article in the Daily Trojan, supportive calls for anti-Israel divestment where made by Remi Kanazi at the event.


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Colorado


Total Antisemitic Activity:

University of Colorado Boulder


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BOYCOTT ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/5/15 – In an interview with Ali Abunimah in the CU student newspaper before his on campus, Abunimah denigrated the Jewish student Birthright organization at CU, calling it a “discriminatory, ethno-chauvinist program,” he called Israel an “apartheid state,” and he promoted BDS.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/7/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. In addition, during the Q & A, Abunimah confronted a student who had asked a question about the 11,000 Hamas rockets fired into Israel, and stated that they were completely justified by Israeli violence against the Palestinians. His talk was sponsored by the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, and Political Science, and by the Center for Asian Studies.


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Connecticut

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Connecticut College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
4/19/16 – A flier for a Hillel event entitled, “Jerusalem Food Tour” was defaced with “Jerusalem is occupied and falafel is appropriated.”
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/10/15 – A new student group, Conn Students in Solidarity with Palestine (CSSP), put up posters throughout campus which challenged Birthright, a program that sends Jewish students to Israel, and which demonized and delegitimized Israel and students who go on the Birthright trip, calling the trip “settler colonialism.”
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
2/25/15 – A campaign of defamation and harassment was launched by a student affiliated with SJP against Connecticut College professor Andrew Pessin, allegedly in response to his having posted on his Facebook page during the Gaza war, several months before, remarks critical of Hamas. In a coordinated series of op-eds, statements and petitions from students, faculty and community members, Pessin was accused of being racist and condoning genocide, and many demanded that the university take action against him, including by condemning him. At least one student had filed a bias complaint against Pessin for his remarks, which was being investigated by university administrators. Pessin also received a large volume of hate mail, that included death threats, after the allegations against him were made public. As a result of the harassment and defamation, Pessin took a leave of absence from his teaching.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/11/16 – Conn Students in Solidarity with Palestine (CSSP) posted mock eviction notices in a resident hall at Connecticut College. The notice stated,”Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes is RACIST, is part of a project of ETHNIC CLEANSING and COLONIZATION, and is ILLEGAL.”

Trinity College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/26/16 – SJP held a screening of the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”

University of Connecticut


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”

Wesleyan University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
11/14/16 – A student received a note under his door with a large swastika and the words, “Trump’s America.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION
2/17/15 – According to a student leader of Wesleyan United with Israel, flyers advertising that group’s Israeli Late Night were vandalized, by crossing out ‘Israeli’ and writing ‘Palestine’ on some flyers and crossing out ‘Israeli’ and writing ‘Fascism’ on others.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/6/17 – Wesleyan Students Against the Fossil Fuel Industry published an article in the school paper in support of SJP’s “Israeli Apartheid Week” that demonized and delegitimized Israel throughout the article. The article stated, “In its occupation, Israel also perpetuates an apartheid state that discriminates against Palestinians. Apartheid extends from decreased legal, political, and economic rights for Palestinians, to the denial of access to basic needs, such as land for agriculture and water. In this way, the Zionist state project may also be seen as enacting a type of climate colonialism, or the practice of organizing environmental and climate damage to happen in colonized places and to people affected by normalized colonial violence. Indeed, Israel’s climate colonialism includes the extraction and usage of coal in occupied lands; the overexploitation of water at the expense of Palestinians’ access to water for drinking and agricultural use; the taking or degradation of arable Palestinian lands; and the dumping of garbage and toxic industrial waste on Palestinian lands, contaminating both water and soil. Furthermore, the impacts of climate change exacerbate those of Israeli settler colonialism, and vice versa… In addition to eliminating Palestinians and dispossessing them of their lands, Israel enacts domination through the overexploitation and contamination of Palestinian water and lands.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/26/16 – SJP published an article in the student newspaper that falsely accused Israel of colonization and ethnic cleansing.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/15/16 – SJP erected an “apartheid wall” on campus. The top of the wall read, “Israeli Apartheid Week 2016” which falsely insinuates that Israel is an apartheid state.
DEMONIZATION 4/16/15 – Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar delivered a lecture entitled “The ‘Right’ to Maim: Inhumanist Biopolitics and Palestine.” In her talk, Puar demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of achieving its goals of “settler colonialsim” through the intentional “maiming,” “stunting” and “debilitating” of Palestinians. An essay version of Puar’s talk included an acknowledgement that she considered her analysis “an anti-Zionist hermeneutic,” whose “ultimate purpose…is to labor in the service of a Free Palestine.” Puar’s talk was sponsored by the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program..
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/2/15 – Members of the Wesleyan SJP published an op-ed in the student newspaper which falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “state terror,” and “apartheid.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 4/16/15 – 40 Weseleyan students from Wes, Divest! And SJP conducted a 10-hour sit-in in the office of the University President to demand that the university’s divestment from “fossil fuels, the prison industrial complex, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.”

Yale University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/1/15 – A sign saying “Yale is a Jew hole, let’s round them up” was found in New Haven near Yale University.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/1/16 – SJP held the event, “Why is Palestine Still the Issue in 2016? With Ilan Pappé.” During his talk, Pappé compared Jews to Nazis referring to Jews as a “persecuted people who quickly became the victimizers of others…dehumanizing Palestinians…dehumanizing those they exterminate” and accused Jews of manipulating the Holocaust to further the “Zionist project.” Throughout his talk, he denied Jews self-determination and demonized and delegitimized Israel, accusing Jews of making “their homeland in someone else’s homeland,” and referring to Israel as engaging in “settler-colonialism” where Jews “used the logic of elimination to take over Palestine” a logic which is “not just genocide but also expulsion.” Pappé further stated, “The Zionist logic of elimination has been emulated by other groups in the Middle East – such as the Islamic State” and “current Middle East violence is directly linked to the Zionist project of ethnic cleansing in 1948.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/5/15 – Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar delivered a lecture entitled “The ‘Right’ to Maim: Inhumanist Biopolitics and Palestine” as part of the Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloqium. In her talk, Puar demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of achieving its goals of “settler colonialsim” through the intentional “maiming,” “stunting” and “debilitating” of Palestinians. An essay version of Puar’s talk included an acknowledgement that she considered her analysis “an anti-Zionist hermeneutic,” whose “ultimate purpose…is to labor in the service of a Free Palestine.” Puar’s talk was sponsored by the Department of English.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/4/16 – SJP held the first meeting of the year, where the advertisement for the event stated, “Get ready for BDS activism.”
CALLS FOR BDS 8/18/15 – The Black Student Alliance at Yale signed a statement in support of BDS.


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Delaware

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Delaware


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/10/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Chris Hedges: Bringing Justice to Palestine” where, according to an article in the school newspaper, Hedges claimed, “Gaza has no army, navy or mechanized machinery…It is a civilian population. That’s not a war, that’s murder” implying Israel ruthlessly murdered Palestinians and its involvement in Gaza was without any context (ignoring rockets, etc).
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
9/25/15 – UD Professor David Colton, faculty advisor of the UD SJP group, published an op-ed falsely accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and promoting BDS. The article was promoted on the SJP’s Facebook page
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/10/15 – UD SJP published an op-ed in the student newspapre accusing Israel of being “an apartheid state.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/9/15 – UD SJP hosted an event that included a screening of the documentary “Have You Heard From Johannesburg.” According to an SJP op-ed published in the student newspaper, the goal of the event was to show that Israel was an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BOYCOTT 10/29/15 – UD SJP published a letter in delawareonline.com calling for BDS.


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District of Columbia

Total Antisemitic Activity:



American University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/17 – A student found a swastika etched into a desk. Date of incident is publicized date.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A whiteboard in a classroom was marked up with a swastika accompanied by the phrase “Go Trump.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/23/16 – AU SJP hosted an event “Greenwashing: A Discussion with Students for Justice in Palestine and Fossil Free AU,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” i.e. promoting its “green” environment practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/18/16 – JVP at American University held the event “Max Blumenthal: Legislating Speech – Whitewashing Apartheid: Israel’s Fight Against Democracy” to discuss BDS, alongside delegitimizing Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid, as the title suggests.
DEMONIZATION 2/26/15 – American University SJP held a discussion about how the Israeli government and Zionist organizations allegedly use “pinkwashing” — the portrayal of Israel as “a haven for the Queer community” — in order to distract “from Israel’s countless human rights violations.”
DEMONIZATION 2/25/15 – American University SJP hosted a discussion with Professor Cathy Schneider and BDS activist Mai Abdul Rahman, in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” that is, using the promotion of its “green” environmental practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – American University Students for Justice in Palestine was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 1/24/17 – SJP held the event, “AU Students for Justice in Palestine BDS Teach-In.”
CALLS FOR BDS 11/10/15 – American University SJP issued a statement regarding the “sighting of inflammatory posters on the American University campus,” which promoted BDS.

Georgetown University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/21/17 – Two swastikas were discovered scratched into the elevator of Village C West. A Jewish student found and reported one of the two swastikas and another swastika was then discovered in the elevator as well.
DENIGRATION 3/15/17 – SJP held an event to demonize “Birthright” entitled, “So You Wanna Go on Birthright?” Prior to the event, SJP promoted an op-ed from 2014 pulling quotes from it that stated, “To us, Birthright is the erasure of our right to our homeland, and it promises our homeland to one in four students at this university…. It offers tourists a chance to ‘reconnect’ with a country to which they have never been, and often times, to which they have no immediate familial ties.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/21/16 – A bathroom wall in a Georgetown University Medical Center building was defaced with the letters “KKK” and a swastika.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
9/8/16 – A group of students interrupted an event hosted by the Center for Jewish Civilization on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s career. The students held a banner that read “Netanyahu is a War Criminal” and chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” The demonstration occurred at the beginning of the question and answer time for the event, after a student referred Netanyahu’s policies toward Palestinians as imperial genocide. A prepared statement by the protesters stated, “We’re concerned that a conversation about the Israeli state took place without talking about it as an occupation and apartheid.” Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) officers immediately removed the protesters from Gaston Hall, as event organizers informed them that they were in violation of the university’s Speech and Expression Policy.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/21/17 – An article in the school paper demonized Zionism, stating that it is “an ideology rooted in hate through the displacement of a native people,” and called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 3/17/17 – The LGBTQ Center held an event entitled “Coffee Hour: Let’s Talk About Homonationalism” to discuss “pinkwashing” i.e., the notion that Israel malevolently represents itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/17/17 – G.U. FREE hung a large banner on a campus building that demonized Israel by including the message: “Divest from Violence…Funding Israel Funds Racism.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/13/17 – SJP erected a display on campus that falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” as part of the first event scheduled for “Israeli Apartheid Week,” which was called “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.” The advertisement for the Israeli Apartheid Week included the words “100 Years of Settler-Colonialism,” and had an image of a person holding a sign saying “BDS.” The advertisement for the ethnic cleansing event itself delegitimized and demonized Israel and called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, stating, “Since 1948, there has been an active Zionist mission of revisionism that has obscured the historical reality of Israel as a settler-colonial state predicated on the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians…Why is it important to center the founding of Israel, its creation of a mass class of refugees, and the right of return in our activism today?” According to an article in The Hoya, at the event itself, the speaker, Osama Abu Irshaid claimed that Jews are “an invented people” with no ancestral connection to the Biblical ancient Israelites and said that pro-Palestinian activists must help dismantle “this enterprise called Israel.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/13/17 – The students who had submitted an anti-Israel divestment proposal to the Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) published a delegitimizing and demonizing statement expressing their disappointment at CISR’s decision not to divest from companies who do business with Israel. In their statement, they defined Zionism as “support for an apartheid state built on the theft of Palestinian land and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people,” as well as accused Israel of “mass murder.” The statement also reiterated support for divestment.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/11/16 – Members of SJP published an article in the school newspaper that delegitimized and demonized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of, “racism, colonialism…and massacre.”
DEMONIZATION 3/16/16 – GU SJP hosted a panel discussion about Israel’s use of “faithwashing,” i.e. malevolently using religion to whitewash Israel’s “crimes,” by claiming that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a result of longstanding Jewish-Muslim enmity.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/15/16 – GU SJP hosted an event “Why We Use the Word Apartheid” featuring a talk by Josh Ruebner falsely accusing Israel of apartheid.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/24/15 – Georgetown SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/4/15 – Georgetown SJP hosted a screening of the movie “Roadmap to Apartheid,” which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/2/17 – The Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) discussed a proposal submitted by students and released a memo with their recommendations. The student proposal had stated, “We … propose to the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility and the executors of the endowment that they…divest from companies that knowingly and consistently enable and profit from the violent Israeli occupation of Palestine.” In the memo response, CISR replied, “Regarding the second item, CISR concluded that divestment would not be an effective tactic to end hostilities or promote a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In reaching this conclusion, the Committee took into consideration the views of University community members, many of whom are deeply concerned about this conflict and have many different perspectives and ideas on how to address it. CISR supports the goal of a peaceful resolution that ensures the safety of both peoples and respects the dignity and human rights of all. Moreover, CISR encourages the Georgetown community to use the resources of our university – academic research, teaching and learning, co-curricular programming, and community-based service – to create dialogue, foster understanding, and explore peaceful solutions to this conflict. For these reasons, the Committee has determined that the proposal does not merit further consideration by the Board of Directors.”
BDS EVENT 3/2/17 – SJP held the event, “The Case for An Academic Boycott: A Discussion with [Professor] Mark Lance.” The advertisement for the event stated, “Join Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine and Professor Mark Lance for a conversation on the merits and necessity of an academic boycott of Israeli institutions. Mark Lance is a professor of philosophy and professor of justice and peace at Georgetown University.”
BDS EVENT 2/1/17 – GU F.R.E.E held the event, “Get Free: GU Free Interest Meeting” to learn about their anti-Israel campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/25/17 – A new divestment campaign, The GU F.R.E.E (Georgetown Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment) Campaign officially launched on Facebook and with a petition students can sign. The campaign stated, “We condemn, and expect Georgetown to condemn, state violence as it occurs within the private prison industry and the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine by committing to divestment from companies involved in these forms of systemic injustice….We intend to disrupt business as usual at Georgetown until the University lives up to its commitment to faith as justice.”
CALLS FOR BDS 12/7/16 – A new student group on campus called Georgetown Students for a Radically Ethical Endowment (GU F.R.E.E.) held a rally in Red Square and presented demands to university President John DeGioia that included divestment from companies that contribute to the “occupation of Palestine.” The group distributed fliers that included information on their demands to divest from any holdings in the private prison industry as well as “companies involved in human rights violations stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” A poster at the event called for BDS.
BDS EVENT 9/15/16 – SJP held the event “BDS Teach-In.”
CALLS FOR BDS 4/14/16 – SJP released a statement in support of BDS initiatives.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/11/15 – Georgetown SJP issued a public statement promoting BDS and urging other students to ask candidates for executive leadership of GUSA to allow for campus-wide discussion of anti-Israel divestment campaigns.

George Washington University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/21/15 – Three swastikas were found drawn inside a campus dormitory where numerous sororities and fraternities are housed.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/29/17 – SJP staged a “die-in” on campus as part of their “Divest This Time” campaign, advertised as “GW failed South Africa. Don’t Fail Palestine.” Their promotion of the event called on the George Washington University “to divest from these corporations to end our complicity in this horrific violence, which the university failed to do during apartheid in South Africa.” One of the “dead” had a sign that said, “I could not visit my family in Jerusalem because of the apartheid wall created with cement produced by Cemex.”
DEMONIZATION 3/27/17 – SJP, the GW Black Student Union, and the GW Feminist Student Union held the event, “GWU SJP Palestine Awareness Week Keynote – Angela Davis.” During her talk, entitled “Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Why Movements for Social Justice Should Support Palestine,” Davis demonized Israel, stating, “We say no to Israel’s ethnic cleansing strategies…the racism of the state of Israel…This is supposed to be the dismantling of the era of Israeli occupation of Palestine…if we call the U.S. a prison nation Palestine under Israeli occupation is certainly the worst possible example of a carceral society. Palestine is the largest open air prison.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/10/17 – According to an article in the school paper, SJP sent a letter to President Knapp that included a list of 13 companies, including Hewlett-Packard, General Electric and Boeing, that SJP claims are “complicit in and profiting from apartheid policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.” The letter asked President Knapp to respond by March 22 to confirm that the University invests in any of the named companies. SJP also circulated a petition for students to sign in support of divestment.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/15/16 – Students protested President-elect Trump on campus and delivered a list of demands to administrators. The demands included the demonizing false accusation that Israel is perpetrating a genocide of Palestinians, stating that GWU must “increase the acceptance of Palestinian international students in order to protect its Palestinian students from the escalating [Israeli] state-sanctioned genocide” as well as the delegitimizing false accusation of apartheid in a BDS call, demanding that “the University must divest from unethical corporations that profit from human rights abuses against people of color…[including] colonialism and apartheid in Palestine.”
HISTORICAL 3/1/16 – A series of leaked Pi Kappa Phi chapter emails revealed many containing antisemitic statements calling members “Jewish” or “Jews” for not participating in philanthropy events. In March of this year, an email was sent that read, “Guys stop being so Jewish and donate some pennies for f*&^s sake.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/28/17 – SJP held the event “Why Divest?” to discuss the launch of their new “Divest This Time” campaign.
BDS EVENT 10/3/16 – SJP held the event, “SJP General Body Meeting: BDS” to discuss, according to the advertisement for the event, “the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Movement and how you can do your part to advocate for Palestinian rights through non-violent resistance.”
BDS EVENT 2/25/16 – SJP held the event, “Free Hummus Night and Teach-In about Sabra” where participants learned about boycotting Sabra Hummus as part of the boycott campaign launched.
CALL FOR BOYCOTT 2/17/16 – SJP launched a campaign to boycott Sabra Hummus on campus.


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Florida

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Florida Atlantic University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
1/22/15 – SJP sponsored a talk with Norman Finkelstein in which he utilized classic antisemitic tropes of Jewish money and control, saying “New York is a Jewish city with Jewish money,” and suggesting that New York Jews use their money to control politicians. He demonized Israel and Israelis throughout, remarking on Israel’s “maniacal massacres,” the “lust of Israeli society which enjoys the death of Palestinians” and that “Israelis rub their hands in glee at the thought of Palestinians looking around and seeing everything destroyed.” (See related videos: part I, part II, part III, part IV)
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/2/15 – SJP at FAU tabled on campus to promote a boycott of Coca-Cola “in response to Coca-Cola’s support of Israel.”

Florida Institute of Technology


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier with swastikas was printed on a networked printer.

Florida International University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/25/16 – The FIU SJP planned and carried out a disruption of a lecture by UN Ambassador to Israel Danny Danon, that included a group walk-out of the talk and shouting slogans such as “Hey hey! Ho ho! Occupation’s got to go!” outside of the hall. He also falsely accused the Israelis representatives who come to speak at FIU of being “pro-violence and pro-ethnic cleansing.” In a video that SJP made of about their walkout, they called Danon “a racist, extremist bigot.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/3/16 – SJP held the event, “Deconstructing Birthright.” The advertisement stated that one of the purposes of the event was to discuss “pink-washing [sic]” along with other “tactics toward non-Israelis that paint Israel positively…” The demonizing term “pinkwashing” implies that Israel malevolently represents itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine at Florida International University was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/2/15 – SJP at FIU held a meeting to promote the boycott of Sabra Hummus.

Florida State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/28/17 – A swastika was spray-painted on the sidewalk near the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Copeland Street, adjacent to Florida State’s campus.There was reportedly another drawn near the Fine Arts Building.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/16/17 – SJP disrupted a Hillel-sponsored event. During the event, a protester unfurled a large Palestinian flag, stood up and stated,”There are not many opportunities for me to look my colonizers in the eyes with their hands bare of weaponry to tell them [that] what they are doing to Palestine and Palestinians is wrong…and so Palestine will never be taken away, it will never disappear and Palestinians all across the world are ready to return. They will return one day…Free Free Palestine (chant).”
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
2/26/16 – SJP posted a Facebook message that denigrated Hillel-sponsored groups on campus stating, “The Noles for Israel and Gators for Israel unite together to normalize ethnocracy within Israel, the occupation of the West Bank, Israeli-Western hegemonic military industry, and ethnic cleansing, historically and contemporarily.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/29/17 – SJP tabled on campus with a sign that demonized Israeli leaders by taking their quotes out of context. SJP promoted the tabling, saying, “Did you know that Israel’s government harbors war criminals and genocidal politicians who are eugenically inclined? Come learn more at Market Wednesday every week at the FSU SJP table!”
DEMONIZATION 10/14/16 – SJP held the event “US-Israeli Imperialism: FSU SJP Lecture.” The advertisement for the event demonized Israel by falsely accusing the state of committing “ethnic cleansing.”
DENY SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
3/27/16 – SJP posted a photo on Facebook of a person holding a sign saying, “…I don’t support Israel…A state based on ethnic cleansing has no right to exist.”
CONDONING TERRORISM/td> 2/13/15 – FSU SJP hosted an event honoring convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh. In the announcement for the event, Odeh was called “the Rosa Parks of the liberation of Palestine.”

University of Central Florida


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/15/15 – A rash of antisemitic stickers and flyers swept through campus November 15 – November 18, 2015. On November 15, Central Florida Future newsstand near Tower IV was defaced with a sticker that showed the Star of David and the words “1%” and “Bankers” underneath, and a second sticker that had a swastika on a flag with a message calling for an Israel boycott. The same day, a residence assistant for on-campus housing reported antisemitic vandalism on her building’s bulletin board where one sticker had a swastika and the others contained the phrases “Muh Holocaust” and “Truth is Treason In the empire of lies.” Also that same day, an officer responded to a call about antisemitic stickers placed on a community mailbox on Libra Drive. Earlier that day, a sticker with a Star of David and the phrase “1 percenters” was found on a street sign near the intersection of East Plaza Drive and Gemini Boulevard.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/6/16 – In honor of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP hosted a forum entitled, “Palestinian Rights and the Impact of Occupation.” During the panel one speaker called for the one state solution which would deny Jews self-determination, stated Israel has created “the largest humanitarian crisis” and that “Palestinians are being ethnically cleansed,” and further claimed there is enormous Zionist political influence. Another speaker defined Zionism as racism. Three speakers additionally called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/24/15 – UCF SJP built a large “mock Separation Wall” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” An announcement of the event said that its purpose was “to shed light upon Israel’s apartheid policies towards Palestinians.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/24/15 – UCF SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/28/16 – SJP held the event “BDS Movement: Freedom, Justice, & Equality.”

University of Florida, Gainesville


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 4/5/17 – Pride Student Union of UF pulled support for an event with an Israeli gay speaker that was co-sponsored with the student group This is Israel UF, claiming that it was “out of respect for and support for the Palestinian community” and justifying it because “supporting a political agenda plagued with violence and racism is antisemitic. Choosing not to support such an agenda represents solidarity.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/27/17 – A second man was seen prominently displaying a swastika on his clothing on campus. In this case, the man wore a black leather jacket with a large swastika symbol painted on the back and walked around campus. He was seen the same day as the “Liberation Rally” event was taking place, which commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/26/17 – A man wearing a Nazi armband returned to campus and, after verbally assaulting a Rabbi and executing the Nazi salute at a Jewish student on his way to synagogue, stood on a bench in the center of campus at Turlington Plaza. While being surrounded by about 150 protesters shouting “no more Nazis ever again,” the man executed the Nazi salute another time.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/24/17 – As members of the Jewish Student Union were packing up following tabling to educate about Jewish Heritage Month, a man rode his bike nearby wearing a swastika armband reminiscent of the ones worn by the Nazi party.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/20/16 – A swastika and anti-Trump graffiti were spray-painted on the gate of a fraternity house following an anti-Trump rally.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
2/19/15 – A StandWithUs-sponsored event featuring two IDF Soldiers was disrupted by SJP members. In the middle of the talk, SJP members stood up in protest, wearing shirts that read “You’re the real terrorist.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 11/13/16 – Three fliers reading “Tired of anti-white propaganda in college? You aren’t alone” were reported on campus. According to the Alligator, “At the bottom of the fliers was a link to The Right Stuff, an anti-Semitic blog with an affiliated podcast that created the “parenthesis meme,” in which Jewish names are surrounded by parentheses, often in order to target them for online abuse on social media.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/18/16 – SJP held a “Boycott Sabra Demonstration” on campus where they had a cooking tutorial of the “ingredients” that goes into Sabra Hummus which includes “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid.” One attendee held a sign saying “Stop supporting ethnic cleansing and colonization of Palestine” and another attendee held a sign saying, “Don’t buy into Israeli human rights abuses, #BoycottSabra” and in a video explained this as part of the BDS movement.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/30/16 – An article in the school newspaper falsely accused Israel of apartheid and “probably even ethnic cleansing.” SJP’s facebook post that shared the article stated, “Let’s be clear: Palestinians have undergone apartheid, colonization, displacement, occupation and ethnic cleansing. Israel has continuously proven itself to be a racist apartheid state.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine University of Florida was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/31/16 – SJP tabled on campus, and included literature and materials to share about BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/29/16 – As part of “Palestinian Solidarity Week,” SJP held the event, “Confronting Occupation: A Conversation with International Peace Activist Dezeray Lyn.” Dezeray Lyn is the co-founder of BDS Block the Boat Tampa and STOP G4S in Tampa. The advertisement for the event claimed she would be discussing her experiences with occupation and her [BDS] activism.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/23/16 – SJP held the workshop, “Sabra what’s all the Hoopla” to discuss their Boycott Sabra campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/23/16 – SJP announced the launch of a “Boycott Sabra” campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/21/16 – An article in the school newspaper promoted and called for BDS.

University of South Florida


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT; DENIGRATION 2/24/16 – A group of about 25 BDS supporters waving Palestinian flags and banners disrupted a lecture by two Israeli students brought to USF by StandWithUs. According to one of the lecturers, “Two minutes after I started talking, the Palestinian activists got up and left, and then came in again, and left again. They tried to interrupt us in whatever way they could.” One of the protesters yelled that the speakers were “murderers and child killers, and he was removed by police. When the speakers left the hall and walked to their cars, the protesters were waiting outside and shouted at them: “Murders, immoral, terrorists, how do you sleep at night?” The speakers had to be escorted to their cars by police.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 2/11/16 – SJP at USF posts a SJP logo picture on Facebook of all of Israel, covered with a Palestinian flag.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – University of South Florida Muslim Student Association was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine University of South Florida was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/7/17 – A petition entitled “USF Divest From Fossil Fuels, Private Prison and Companies Complicit in Human Rights Violations,” that urges the USF Foundation to divest from “companies complicit in human rights violations,” among other issues,” was being pushed for placement as a referendum on the Student Government (SG) election ballot. The petition includes companies investing “in human rights violations in Palestine and Yemen” but doesn’t name specific companies. Last spring, the SG Supreme Court ruled that an SG Senate resolution specifically discussing divestment from companies investing in Israel was unconstitutional and not within the Senate’s jurisdiction.A similar referendum made it to the ballot in 2013, which only discussed divestment from companies that were allegedly complicit in human rights violations. Legal counsel at that time had advised that the referendum was inconsistent with Florida Statutes and USF policies.This appears to be an attempt to skirt around these rulings.
BDS VOTES 2/4/16 – Following the veto of the last divestment resolution by the Student Government President and Vice President, the Student Government Senate passed a new divestment resolution (with a vote of 32-15) under a different categorization, which does not require the signatures of the executive branch leader.
BDS VOTES 1/20/16 – The Student Government passes a divestment resolution 32-12 with 4 abstentions.
UPDATE 1/27/16: Student Body President and Vice President veto this divestment resolution in a memo.
BDS EVENT 8/20/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, and Political Science, and by the Center for Asian Studies.


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Georgia

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Emory University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
11/11/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by JVP-Atlanta Chapter, Joining Hands for Justice in Israel and Palestine, Interfaith Peace Builders, Presbyterian Peacemaking Partnership of Atlanta, SJP-Emory University, NAACP-Emory University, Black Student Alliance-Emory University.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/26/15 – Emory SJP hosted a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/22/15 – SJP set up a wall display on the Dobbs University Center Terraces that included the words “ISRAEL IS AN APARTHEID STATE” in large letters.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/23/15 – Emory SJP held a meeting to discuss BDS and ways to support it.

Georgia Institute of Technology


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
2/3/17 – A Jewish student found the “I <3 Israel” bumper sticker on the students' car covered by a sticker with the image of Hitler.

Morehouse College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM 4/10/16 – Participants at the U.S. Universities Debating Championship (USUDC) at Morehouse College were forced to justify the motion, “This House Believes That Violence By Palestinians Against Israeli Civilian Targets Is Justified.”

Oglethorpe University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 5/1/15 – After a lengthy campaign and weeks of petitioning, Oglethorpe University’s student government association (SGA) passed the anti-Israel divestment resolution proposed by SJP, with near unanimity.

University of Georgia


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/6/17 – UGA Progressive Action Coalition issued a public commendation of SJP’s and UGA’s purposeful disruption of a Dawgs for Israel event. The statement falsely accused Israel of “colonial violence and a system of apartheid” and stated that the Dawgs for Israel event was an “attempt at whitewashing and sugarcoating the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.” PAC stressed that the walkout disruption “marks the first direct action that PAC has officially endorsed and participated in,” and stated, “PAC and SJP disrupted this event because we do not believe in giving a platform to oppressors.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
2/21/17 – SJP staged a walkout of a Dawgs for Israel at UG event called, “Beyond the Headlines: Israeli Soldiers Tour.” A few minutes into the talk, a man hurried to the front of the room and yelled, “In 2014, Israel killed more than 500 Palestinian children!” Afterwards, 15 or so other students stood up, denounced Israel and walked out, distributing images of dead children on the tables and around the room while walking out. SJP justified the disruption stating, “We will not allow justification of ethnic cleansing, occupation, and murder on UGA’s campus.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
1/20/17 – UGA Progressive Action Coalition held a “Day of Inclusion” based on the coalition’s “Points of Unity.” The “Points of Unity” stated, “We stand against racism…colonialism, and settler-colonial ideologies such as Zionism…We stand for the rights and self-determination of indigenous peoples everywhere, including the right of indigenous peoples to resist against settler colonialism; from occupied Palestine to occupied Kashmir.” A Jewish student published an op-ed in the student newspaper to express how excluded she felt due to the inclusion of “Zionism” in the “Points of Unity.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 2/22/16 – An event sponsored by a Hillel-sponsored group, Dawgs for Israel, which featured two Israeli soldiers speaking about their experiences, was disrupted by an SJP member shouting, “as students of the University of Georgia, we do not support this!” Following the SJP member’s lead, a group of about 25 people got up and walked out of the program.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/19/15 – Athens for Justice in Palestine attempted to block a resolution providing for an increase in study abroad opportunities to Israel, which was passed by the Student Government Association’s senate. Blocking Israel Abroad programs is part of the academic boycott of Israel.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/7/17 – According to an article in the school paper, SJP protested the Dawgs for Israel event, “IsraelFest,” with demonizing and delegitimizing chants including, “stop the killing, stop the hate, Israel is a racist state” as well as responding “shut it down” to statements such as “the whole damn system,” “white supremacy” and “the apartheid laws.” The SJP President was quoted in the school paper defending the protest, stating, “I am here because IsraelFest is an attempt to celebrate Israel as a democratic state, when in reality, Israel is an apartheid state that was founded upon the ruin of the indigenous Palestinian people. We’re protesting to make the statement that we are not going to fall for it, that we’re going to make the student body know how deceptive it is to be celebrating a racist colonial apartheid state.” Another SJP member was quoted calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, claiming, “If these things [right of return] don’t happen, then we can’t really achieve equality in the end. Right now, as it is, Israel is a racist state, is a Zionist state, is oppressing Palestinians every day.” A video of the protest showed a speaker with a megaphone yelling, “they won’t tell you that Palestinians are killed by an apartheid system…they won’t tell you that Palestinian indigenous resistance is justified.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/16/17 – An article in the school paper written by the president of Students for Justice in Palestine to defend the anti-Zionist stance of the the Progressive Action Coalition’s “Points of Unity” denied Jews self-determination as well as demonized and delegitimized Israel with false accusations. The article, entitled “To support Zionism is to support apartheid,” stated that “PAC opposes Zionism because it is a nationalistic political ideology which called for the establishment of a European Jewish-majority state in Palestine in which indigenous Palestinians already resided. To establish Israel in 1948 and to ensure its Jewish demographic majority, the Zionist leadership ordered the ethnic cleansing of Palestine… Even many Jews oppose the false definition of Zionism as a liberation movement. Liberation movements do not colonize, occupy and expel other peoples… Moreover, the Israeli occupation of Palestine is characterized by the routine killing and mass imprisonment of Palestinians, including children… The only intersectional thing about Zionism is that it is intersectionally oppressive.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/27/16 – SJP at UGA published a statement in response to a Students Supporting Israel at UGA’s piece in the student newspaper on a recent UNESCO resolution. SJP’s statement delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “apartheid,” and called for support for the BDS movement, stating, “As called for by Palestinian civil society, we will continue to promote boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the settler-colonial apartheid state of Israel…”
DEMONIZATION 4/7/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” Athens for Justice in Palestine and Christians United for Palestine co-hosted “Christian Zionism and the Palestinian Christian Narrative” and discussed the implications of “faithwashing,” i.e. malevolently using religion to whitewash Israel’s “crimes,” by claiming that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a result of longstanding Jewish-Muslim enmity.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/6/16 – As part of Apartheid Week, Athens for Justice in Palestine hosted the event “Right to Education: The Impact of Colonization on Education in Palestine” which, according to the advertisement for the event, connected “indigenous persons actively experiencing Israeli occupation and apartheid to their allies in the United States.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/4/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” Athens for Justice in Palestine hosted the viewing of a documentary, “Roadmap to Apartheid,” in order to examine “the parallels between South Africa and Israel as apartheid nations.”
DEMONIZATION 2/24/16 – An Athens for Justice in Palestine member held a sign on campus accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/18/15 – Athens SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/15/17 – SJP held the event, “Taking Back the Narrative: Let’s Mobilize.” The description stated that the first half of the event was dedicated to “delv[ing] into the University of Georgia’s complicity in the Israeli Occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands, whether through investment in unethical companies & corporations or by appeasing Zionist organizations on campus.”
CALLS FOR BDS 8/16/16 – Christians United for Palestine and Athens for Justice in Palestine tabled at the Student Involvement Fair. A display on the table called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/7/16 – Athens for Justice in Palestine tabled on campus, where one of the posters (the same one that was used last year) called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/16/16 – A school newspaper’s article about an Athens for Justice in Palestine’s disruption of a Jewish event quotes a AJP member stating, “We hope we are planting the seeds for a divestment campaign on campus.”
BDS EVENT 2/11/16 – SJP at UGA held the event “General Body Meeting,” at which, according to the advertisement for the event, BDS was discussed.

Valdosta State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
11/17/15 – A swastika was drawn on a bathroom wall in Nevins Hall.


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Benedictine University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/8/17 – SJP held events for “Apartheid Awareness Week” consisting of an open-mic event, a scavenger hunt and a movie night. An article in the student publication highlighted the events and quoted the SJP President as saying, “There are a lot of people who personally have families who are going through the apartheid, so raising awareness about what’s going on is very important.” According to SJP, they “concluded Apartheid week with a short video and great discussion about the meaning of apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/14/16 – SJP held a series of events in honor of “Apartheid Awareness Week” to bring to light the false accusation that Israel is an apartheid state.

Bradley University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICA
2/20/16 – Swastikas were drawn on a bathroom wall in Michel Student Center.

Columbia College Chicago


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
12/2/16 – SJP screened the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”

DePaul University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/18/16 – SJP posted a press release that demonized and delegitimized Israel and called on DePaul University to, “stop welcoming zionism to our institutions.” The press release expressed anger at an Israeli art exhibit on campus stating that an exhibit on Israel, “disguises the active apartheid settler colonial state of Israel.” The press release further stated that there is “nothing Vincentian, humane or productive about showing the figure of Catholicism engaging with zionists.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM 2/3/15 – SJP organized a fundraiser for convicted terrorist Rasmea Yousef Odeh.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine, DePaul was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 1/20/15 – DePaul Divests announced that it was re-launching its divestment campaign at DePaul.

Loyola University Chicago


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT
3/24/15 – Tweets during and after the divestment vote targeted Jewish students for harassment. One student tweeted that during the vote there were a “handful of privileged white people on one side of room” and the “rest of humanity [was[ on [the] other.” Another student celebrated that the campus Hillel allegedly lost members “because #divestment made them uncomfortable and afraid,” stating that, “That’s a win for #LoyolaDivest no one should join Hillel.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 4/13/16 – SJP hosted a talk by Dr. Sa’ed Atshan entitled “Tel Aviv Night Clubs and West Bank Checkpoints: The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land,” in which he accused Israel of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/28/16 – SJP held the event, “Palestine 101” which denied Jews self-determination by calling for the “right of return” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country. Additionally, speakers demonized Israel by accusing the country of carrying out “massacres” and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of apartheid and colonization. Speakers also called for BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM 2/26/15 – The Middle Eastern Student Association hosted an event entitled “A Woman’s Intifada: The Story of Rasmea Odeh,” which included a talk by a member of the defense team of convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine Loyola University Chicago was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 3/3/16 – Loyola Divest re-launches a divestment campaign, calling on faculty to “rise up” at a rally on campus.
BDS EVENTS 11/4/15 – Loyola Black Voices held a protest in solidarity with the University of Missouri students and added the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the state of Israel to their list of demands.
BDS VOTES 3/24/15 – The Loyola student government discussed, then passed the Loyola Divest-promoted divestment resolution 16-15-2.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/22/15 – Several Loyola student groups wrote letters in support of the anti-Israel divestment resolution, including: Women in Leadership Loyola, Amnesty International Loyola, Broad Magazine, Muslim Students Association Red Cross at Loyola, The Brazilian Club, Students Organize for Syria, Mixed Heritage Union, French Club, Achieving College Excellence, and Middle Eastern Student Association.
BDS EVENTS 3/19/15 – Loyola Divest hosted a week of events promoting an anti-Israel divestment resolution, including “The Case for Divestment” (3/19), and an open forum to discuss the divestment resolution (3/23).

Northwestern University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
11/23/16 – A Jewish Studies lecturer at Northwestern reported that he was walking near Hillel when a man in a passing vehicle asked him if he was Jewish, then raised his right arm in a Nazi salute and said “Heil Hitler.”
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT
8/8/16 – A Jewish student writes about an experience at a recent march on campus to combat racism where she was told by march organizers, “You support Israel, so you cannot also support us.”
HARASSMENT;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/4/16 – About 30 students protested outside of President Shapiro’s home while he was hosting a dinner for members of Associated Student Government. The protesters shouted, “No justice, no peace!” and called on Shapiro to pressure the Board of Trustees to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/12/16 – A swastika and graphic imagery were painted in various parts of the chapel and religious center.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 2/21/16 – Palestinian activist Bassem Eid cancelled a speech at Hillel Sunday due to the presence of a man who had heckled him at previous engagements, and after a few men at the event verbally accosting Eid prior to the start of the speech.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
6/19/15 – Swastikas and other Nazi symbols were discovered in the dirt on the windows of Ryan Field stadium’s North Tower before a commencement ceremony.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
6/6/15 – Antisemitic graffiti was spray-painted at the construction site of the new Kellogg School of Management.
HARASSMENT 5/12/15 – A Jewish student claimed that he was harassed at an SJP “Israel Apartheid Week” event, and he filed a bias incident report with the university.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/15/15 – A swastika was drawn on the wall of a study room at the NU library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/11/15 – A swastika was found drawn on a wall of the men’s bathroom in the NU library.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
1/15/15 – A Wildcats for Israel banner was torn apart.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/7/17 – A letter to the editor published in the student newspaper demonized Israel with a false accusation that Israel committed “settler-colonial ethnic cleansing” as well as delegitimized Israel, falsely referring to the state as being based on an “apartheid system.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/1/17 – At a #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration on campus, two students crawled out of a second-floor window and unfurled a banner that covered other banners hanging from a campus building. This new banner stated, “If you support Israeli apartheid you support a Muslim ban.” When an assistant dean inquired about the event being co-opted, he was told it had been “planned from the beginning by the students who organized the demonstration.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/31/16 – In an op-ed in the “Daily Northwestern,” an NU senior called Zionism an “oppressive ideology” that is “directly involved in the perpetuation of the prison-industrial complex.”
DEMONIZATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/10/16 – Unshackle NU and NU Divest published an op-ed in the student newspaper that denied Jews the right to self-determination by falsely claiming that Zionism is not connected to Judaism but maliciously conflated with one another by Zionists in order “to garner support for [Israel’s] apartheid policies.” In addition, the authors falsely accused Israel of being a “white-supremacist settler-colonial” state, of continuing “to indiscriminately kill and shoot Palestinians with impunity,” and of “war crimes.” The op-ed also defended an anti-Israel divestment resolution.
DEMONIZATION 2/29/16 – SJP held the event “Open Air Prison: Gaza From The Inside With Wajeh Abuzarefah.” The advertisement for the event demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of utilizing a “policy of incremental genocide” and restricting the food and water of Palestinians in order to “put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/23/16 – NU Divest and Unshackle NU published an op-ed in the student newspaper which falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “colonialism, and promoted BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DOUBLE STANDARD
10/14/15 – SJP members demonized Israel by re-enacting in the campus plaza a viral video of a wounded Palestinian boy lying on the ground with Israeli bystanders yelling for the boy to die. By neglecting to mention the fact that the boy who was lying on the ground had just stabbed two Israelis, including a boy his age amid a rash of daily stabbings of Israelis by Palestinians, the re-enactment held Israelis to an unfair double standard.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/14/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” NU SJP hosted a talk by Wisconsin-Parkside sociology professor Seif Da’na, who demonized Israel by accusing it of committing “ethnic cleansing” and being “racist,” and delegitimized Israel by calling it “a settler-colonial state.”
DEMONIZATION 5/12/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” NU SJP held a mock checkpoint. The event demonized Israel by portraying Israeli soldiers as brutal and barbaric.
DEMONIZATION 5/10/15 – SJP published a letter in the school newspaper that demonized Israel by accusing it of “ethnic cleansing.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/21/15 – NU Divest published a video in which several students promoted the anti-Israel divestment campaign at Northwestern University. In addition Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and “settler colonialism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine Northwestern University was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 11/29/16 – 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.”
CALLS FOR BDS 1/13/16 – NU Divest launched a petition urging the NU Investement Committee of the Board of Trustess to “divest fully from G4S due to its profiting from human rights abuses and violations of international law in Palestine.”
BDS EVENT 1/11/16 – NU Divest held the event “Decolonize Your Mind: A Night With NU Divest” to discuss “a walk through last year’s [divestment] campaign highlights” and “an announcement about an upcoming Divest initiative.”
BDS EVENT 1/11/16 – NU Divest holds an event to launch a new divestment campaign focused on G4S to follow up on the divestment resolution that passed in the student government in February 2015. At the event, tables explaining the BDS movement were present.
BDS VOTES 2/19/15 – After more than 5 hours of debate, the NU student government narrowly passed the NU Divest resolution, which had been introduced on 2/12/15.
BDS EVENTS 2/5/15 – NU Divest held a workshop on BDS strategies to promote divestment.
BDS EVENTS 1/29/15 – NU Divest hosted a talk by Rabbi Brant Rosen, co-chairman of JVP rabbinical council, during which he promoted BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/22/15 – NU Divest published its anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Oakton Community College


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/1/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by Students for Social Justice; Peace and Social Justice Studies; Global Studies; Honors; Humanities and Philosophy; and the Diversity Council.

Saint Xavier University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/20/16 – The student newspaper, The Xavierite, published an article about Palestine Awareness Week (PAW), in which the President of SJP explained that, “the purpose of PAW is to dedicate a week to educate students on the plight of the Palestinian people under Apartheid by Israel.” He explained that time during the week was dedicated to countering the “ethnic cleansing that Israel has been doing for years” and further expressed that SJP is calling for sanctions on Israel.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/11/16 – A mock apartheid wall erected by SJP Saint Xavier in honor of “Israeli Apartheid Week” contained numerous panels, one of which used a common phrase to condone terrorism stating, “Existence is Resistance.” Another panel delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of apartheid, and a third panel called for BDS.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/1/15 – The SIUE SJP manned a booth “to memorialize the people killed in Palestine” and “in conjunction with the International Solidarity Wave BDS going on across the world.”

University of Chicago


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/17 – A man was caught putting up antisemitic and bigoted fliers on campus. The fliers depicted Nazi imagery and according to an article in the Chicago Maroon, “anti-Semitic slurs.” One posted flier image contained what appears to be a man in a Nazi uniform blended with a white American man with text, “White Revolution does not start a thousand miles away. It starts with you. The Atomwaffen Division. Find us at ironmarch.org.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/5/16 – Antisemitic stickers promoting the AtomWaffen Division that said “Hitler Disapproves,” with an image of Nazi-leader Adolf Hitler in front of multiple swastikas in the background and “No Degeneracy, No Tolerance, Hail Victory” on the bottom of the stickers, were found across the campus.
DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
5/3/16 – A student senator stated in the school newspaper that on, “the Friday before the vote, an individual who presented the BDS resolution to College Council told me that I should vote for her resolution because, in her words, any Jew who did not support BDS was ‘brainwashed.’ As someone who does not identify with Jewish culture, this immediately signaled a central sentiment of hatred.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
INTIMIDATION
2/21/16 – At an Israel Education Center event with Palestinian Human Rights Activist Bassem Tamid, protestors shouted down the speaker, to the point where the event ended early. One protestor even threatened the speaker physically. The young man is heard in a video of the event yelling in Arabic, “I’m going to destroy this place!” Later, he was heard saying, “I’m going to kill this motherf*****!” and “Wait until you go to your car!” He also said, “we” are going to be at Eid’s lecture at DePaul University in Chicago on Saturday evening, so he should be “ready for us.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
2/27/15 – Threatening antisemitic comments were posted on Yik Yak for the University of Chicago area. Some posts named specific students, while other expressed more general antisemitic sentiments such as, “Gas them, burn them and dismantle their power structure. Humanity cannot progress with the parasitic Jew.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/13/17 – The independent student newspaper of the university published a letter to the editor from UofC Divest that called for BDS, entitled “Administration Needs to Divest from Companies Supporting Israeli Occupation of Palestine.” The letter to the editor falsely claimed Israel was “a system of rule fully comparable to South African Apartheid” and accused Israel of “steal[ing] Palestinian land, bomb[ing] Palestinian homes, kidnap[ping] Palestinian children, deny[ing] Palestinians access to resources, harass[ing] Palestinians at checkpoints, and imprison[ing] Palestinians without charge.”
DEMONIZATION 5/23/16 – SJP held a week-long series of events for “2016 Palestinian Nakba Week,” where the advertisement for the week’s events included falsely accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/15/16 – The school newspaper published a quote by a UofC Divest member that said that the university administration, by rejecting BDS, reaffirmed “its dedication to apartheid,” which falsely implies that Israel is an apartheid state.
DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/12/16 – The student government discussed a divestment resolution, which passed 8-4-3. During debate about the resolution, a clause supporting the right of self-determination for the Jewish people and the continued existence of Israel was proposed .That amendment was voted down with four in favor, six against and five abstaining.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/7/16 – An open letter in the school newspaper by UofC Divest falsely accused Israel of apartheid and called for BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/16 – A press release by UofC Divest’s stated that it’s intention with BDS is to affirm the “right of return” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. The press release was quoted in an article in the school newspaper which further falsely accused Israel of apartheid and called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/28/16 – UofC Divest members held a rally in the main quad and shouted chants of, “Brick by brick, wall by wall, Israeli apartheid has to fall,” “Free free Palestine, viva viva Palestina,” “Hey hey, ho ho, Israeli apartheid’s got to go.” They futher hung banners around campus reading “End Apartheid,” “Free Palestine,” and “Divest Now.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
3/28/16 – UofC Divest launched a divestment campaign, “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, 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 College Council this spring quarter.” UofC also launched a petition to support divestment. They also unfurled a banner that read, “End Apartheid. UofC Divest. Free Palestine”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/29/15 – SJP at the University of Chicago hosted a talk by Omar Barghouti entitled “BDS and the Ethical Obligation to End Complicity in Oppression.” In his talk, Barghouti demonized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of being “racist,” “a regime of oppression,” a “savage, unrepairable society,” and of engaging in “ethnic cleansing.” He delegitimized Israel by falsely claiming that Israel is an “apartheid” state that engages in “settler colonialism.” In addition, Barghouti called for the return of all Palestinian refugees to Israel, which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state, and he condoned terrorism by arguing that violent “resistance” is a natural and reasonable reaction to “the violence of an oppressive system.” Finally, he strongly promoted BDS throughout his talk. Barghouti’s talk was co-sponsored by The Global Voices Program – University of Chicago International House, Pozen Center for Human Rights, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of International Studies.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/28/15 – UC SJP held a panel and discussion entitled “Jerusalem in Crisis: Insider Perspectives on the Violence in Palestine-Israel,” in which one of the speakers condoned terrorism against Israel by saying: “Palestinian violent resistance against the violent Israeli military is always justified; it is the equivalent of biting the hand that is trying to choke you to death.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – SJP hosted the #PalestineDayofAction as part of an international effort that includes promoting BDS. The SJP posted flyers with the names of Palestinian children allegedly killed by the Israeli military, such as “Ahmed Manasara, 13, MURDERED by the Israeli Military. He was shot in the neck and left to die while illegal Israeli settlers shouted profanities at him.” In fact, Mansara is alive. He was transported to an Israel hospital where he was reported to be in moderate to light condition.
DEMONIZATION 5/13/15 – SJP hosted a talk by Sa’ed Atshan entitled “Tel Aviv Nightclubs and West Bank Checkpoints: The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land.” According to the SJP announcement, Atshan spoke about “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” The talk was co-sponsored by The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 1/25/17 – SJP held the event, “BDS 101: Trump and Palestinian Human Rights” to “learn more about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement!”
BDS EVENT 11/21/16 – UofC Divest and SJP held the event, “BDS 101.”
BDS EVENT 4/11/16 – JVP UChicago held the event “Open Tea Time with Jews Supporting Divestment” to discuss “#UofCDivest’s proposed BDS resolution.”
BDS EVENT 4/11/16 – UofC Divest held the event, “Divestment: Why UChicago? Alumni Perspectives” to support divestment.
BDS VOTE 4/10/16 – UofC Divest held the event, “UofCDivest Study Break” to support divestment.
BDS EVENT 4/5/16 – UofC Divest and JVP UChicago held the event, “The Jewish Case for Divestment with Rabbi Brant Rosen.”
BDS VOTE 4/5/16 – UofC Divest presented a divestment resolution to the College Council which was discussed and ultimately tabled for the night in consideration of the late time the meeting went until.
BDS EVENT 3/30/16 – As part of the UofC Divestment campaign, SJP and UofC Divest co-hosted the event, “Narratives of Resistance: Stories and Performances of Joint Struggles” where divestment was discussed by performer Remi Kanazi, as well as others.

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/17 – A blue swastika was found drawn on an exterior wall of the Undergraduate Library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/7/17 – A university employee reported that someone had drawn a blue swastika on the exterior wall of the English Building.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/28/16 – Swastikas were found by a campus employee April 24 in an elevator and a wall in the Armory indoor track and field center. Three other similar swastikas were found in campus buildings on Thursday April 28, as 2-foot-tall symbols drawn with markers.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
4/4/16 – A student who attended the Program for Jewish Culture and Society at UIUC’s event on campus called “A Roundtable Discussion of Racism, Antisemitism….On Campus and Beyond” wrote a statement of critique shared by SJP UIUC, that stated that “thou shalt not…host a panel on anti-semitism and racism that welcomes Hillel International and/or campus Hillels” and “White supremacy is rampant in the Jewish community ” as well as accusing Israel of ” rampant ethnic cleansing.” The critique also referenced and linked to a statement by the President of SJP who spoke on the panel, whose statement alluded to historical allegations of Jewish control and power stating, “I have no will, no desire, and quite frankly no fucking time to deal with Zionist bullshit…Zionist privilege also exists and we need to recognize that. Hillel, IllinPAC, ISSI, Chabad, Mishelanu UIUC, JStreet U, SAIP, etc. etc. are either defunct and subject to the whims of stronger organizations or they (the stronger orgs) are actively supported by members of the Student Senate, powerful faculty members, wealthy outside donors, and especially University higher administration.”
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/31/16 – SJP posted a press release on their facebook page protesting an event at Hillel that was sponsored by Mishelanu, a “national campus program for Israeli-American students run by the Israeli American Council” which was an IDF-style boot camp for physical exercise. The press release accused Israel of apartheid and colonization and said that “such an event was created and promoted is a form of violence against Palestinian members of the campus.” It is unclear if the event was cancelled because of SJP’s protests, but the advertisement for the event was removed following the protests.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
2/7/16 – A large menorah in front of the Illini Chabad house was vandalized for the third time in a year when a woman (later identified as a UI softball player) broke off one of the arms.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
8/21/15 – A 9-foot menorah in front of the Illini Chabad house was knocked down for the second time this year.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
4/18/15 – A large menorah outside of the Illini Chabad House was knocked down at the beginning of National Israel Week.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/2/17 – UIUC Divest launched its divestment campaign at a UIUC Divest Launch Party event. This is a broad-based divestment platform to “withdraw the University’s investments from companies which violate human rights locally and globally–including companies which are complicit in, enable, or carry out the suppression of oppressed and marginalized communities,” including companies “that support the marginalization of Palestinians.” The campaign is sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, along with Black Students for Revolution, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA), Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support (CUTES), UIUC Beyond Coal, United Muslim Minority Advocates, Gharbzadegi Art Collective, Mixed Student Union, Students for an Arab Cultural Center, Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation–Central Illinois, Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC), Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), Arab Student Association, Illini Progressives, and Students Against Sexual Assault. According to an Algemeiner article, “In a video of the event posted on Facebook, MJ Oviatt — co-president of environmental justice group UIUC Beyond Coal, a sponsor of the BDS campaign — is seen describing Zionists as ‘murderers,’ accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ and mocking Jews’ claims to Israel as ‘their birthright’ as being ‘built on empty religious rhetoric.’…’This disgusting domination has never been about living on the land, and if it was, that would imply living as one with the Palestinians,’ he said.”
DEMONIZATION 2/1/17 – At a campus anti-Trump rally co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine along with other groups, an Israeli flag covered in bloody handprints was featured prominently behind a rally speaker.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/13/16 – SJP held the event “Palestine 101: An Introduction to the Conflict.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized and demonized Israel, stating that one speaker would discuss “Israeli apartheid,” and another would discuss “pinkwashing” i.e. Israel malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/12/16 – The Department of American Indian Studies (AIS) co-sponsored SJP’s “Israeli Apartheid Week 2016” which included a mock wall that falsely accused Israel of apartheid, mock checkpoints, and a “Café Intifada” event, among other events.
DEMONIZATION 3/14/16 – SJP held the event, “No Walls Between Us: A Panel on Building Muslim, Palestinian, and Queer/Trans” where the advertisement stated they will discuss pinkwashing, i.e malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/20/15 – UIUC SJP built an “apartheid wall” on the campus quad as part of “Israel Apartheid Week 2015.” Several of the panels that made up the display contained antisemitic content, includingby falsely accusing Israel of being an “apartheid” state, and promoting BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/20/15 – The UIUC SJP hosted a talk by Anna Baltzer entitled “BDS: The Movement to End Israeli Occupation.” In her talk, Baltzer denied Jews self-determination stating, “We hear so much of the necessity of a Jewish state to exist but what does that mean? …[It] requires perpetual oppression of the indigenous non-Jewish population…That’s what Israel is…[its] so-called right to exist.” She further repeatedly delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of “apartheid,” and cshe alled for BDS throughout saying, “BDS is great.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 3/11/17 – The student body voted on a student advisory referendum calling on the University of Illinois to divest from companies linked to human-rights violations (including divestment from companies that do business in Israel). The referendum failed with a vote of 56.8 to 43.2 percent.
BDS EVENT 3/2/17 – SJP and UIUC Divest held the event, “A Jewish Case for Divestment.”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/6/17 – UIUC Divest started the circulation of a BDS petition for UIUC students and advertised that 2,000 signatures would be needed to get the BDS referendum on the ballot in March.
CALLS FOR BDS 10/14/15 – UIUC SJP’s announcement of their 2015 International Day of Action included a video from Hatem Bazian, who called on SJP groups to hold an International Day of Action on their campuses on October 14, 2015, in order to “bring about a commitment to BDS.”
BDS EVENTS 4/9/15 – UIUC SJP hosted an event entitled “The Case for Boycotting Israel with Ali Abunimeh,” in which Abunimeh promoted BDS.

University of Illinois at Chicago


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
3/18/17 – More antisemitic fliers were found at the campus library for the second time in a week. The new fliers, while using the same font and type as the previous fliers, were different in messaging as they used language that denied the Holocaust, accused Jews of receiving preferential treatment at U.S. universities because of wealthy Jewish donors, and compared the Gaza Strip to Auschwitz, as well as included “#BlackLivesMatter,” “#WeAreAllMuslim” and “#StandWithPalestine.” Dozens of the posters were found. One poster with the headline of “Nazism versus Zionism” contained comparison images of a concentration camp and Gaza and the words: “The largest Concentration Camp in the world today is owned and operated by Zionists. Standing up for Palestine is not anti-semitic. It is not defamatory. It does not insult anyone. It is Social Justice. #BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllMuslim #StandWithPalestine.” Another poster said, “You are allowed to believe…We never went to the moon, the Queen is a shape shifting reptilian, and ‘the Globalists’ put chemicals in the water to make the frogs gay…But when you question the 6 million [referring to the number of Jewish deaths in the Holocaust] they put you in jail in 17 countries. Believing crazy things is not a crime. Expressing a dissenting opinion about history is not a crime either. It is a human right.” A third poster entitled “Who is Steven Salaita?…And why does the University of Illinois not want YOU to hear him? Steven Salaita was unhired from the University after Tweeting about the ongoing genocide in Palestine. He lost his tenure and his house. Chancellor Phyllis Wise met with a wealthy Jewish Donor in Chicago before the decision to dump Salaita….The University of Illinois payed $875,000 to settle the case…Maybe Jewish ‘donations’ to the University come at too high a price. Questioning the influence of the university donors is not anti-Semitic. It is not defamatory. It does not insult anyone. It is social justice.” The poster included the hashtags “#BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllMuslim #IStandWithSteven.” The last posterm, titled “Ending White Priviledge…”, contained the text: “Privilege is the special rights and advantages that are available only to a person or group or people. If Jewish Americans make up 2% of the Jewish population…Why do they get a special Privilege when it comes to top universities? [which is then followed by a graph showing the percentage of Jewish students at top universities.]…Ending White Privilege…Intersects Ending Jewish Privilege. Challenging White Privilege and Jewish Privilege is not anti-Semitic. It is not defamatory. It does not insult anyone. It is Social Justice #BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllMuslim #WhitePrivilege.”
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/14/17 – A poster found in multiple places throughout campus, including the library, said, “Ending White Privilege…Starts with Ending Jewish Privilege” and included a pyramid diagram with Jews at the top (identified with Jewish star icons). the poster read, “Is the 1% straight, white, male or is the 1% Jewish” and “If there were 1000 people in the United States…10 of them would be in the top 1%, 20 of them would be Jewish.” The pyramid also identified the “99%” as “*goyim not drawn to scale.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
2/15/16 – UIC’s Undergraduate Student Government Assembly voted on an anti-Israel divestment resolution, but after watering it down so it became merely a universal statement of principles, and not a condemnation of Israel specifically, it passed unanimously, 14-0. Following the resolution’s passage, anti-Israel students chanted “Free Palestine,” and, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” A UIC Jewish student said he and several friends “had to be escorted to another exit by campus police while they had jeering laughter and insults hurled at them by the mob.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/5/16 – JVP tabled in support of the upcoming “#UofCDivest” resolution in which BDS pamphlets and fliers were available.
BDS VOTES 2/8/16 – The coalition of students for the #UICDivest campaign proposed its divestment resolution to the Undergraduate Student Government Assembly at the SGA meeting.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/28/16 – SJP UIC announced the start of a divestment campaign in a FB post and fundraising drive.


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Indiana

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Earlham College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/13/16 – A swastika was drawn on a white board outside a dorm room.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 2/15/17 – SPJP held a film screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/16 – SJP put up a flier near Sabra Hummus in the dining area that stated, “Boycott Sabra Hummus…Show Earlham College you won’t buy into Occupation and Apartheid.” A separate sticker nearby said, “Free Palestine. Boycott Divestment Sanctions. Earlham College.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/1/15 – Earlham SJP and BDS Earlham hosted a week of events entitled “Israeli Apartheid Week.” According to promotional materials, the purpose of the week’s events was to “raise awareness about Israeli Apartheid policies” and to “build support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) global campaign.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/1/15 – BDS Earlham published a zine entitled “Earlham Beat: Israeli Apartheid Week,” which promotes the BDS movement and falsely accuses Israel of “apartheid,” “ethnic cleansing,” and “terror.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 5/4/16 – BDS Earlham announced in a Facebook post that following “a series of events organized by SPJP and BDS during Israeli Apartheid Week [that] emphasize[d] the injustices that Sabra Hummus is complicit in as a company” sales dried up. The university stated that, “…sales of Sabra products slowed down as demand dried up. We do not intend to reorder Sabra.” BDS Earlham claimed that, “After this recent success of Earlham’s boycott campaign, we now hope to focus our efforts on divesting from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and HP.”
CALLS FOR BDS 1/16/16 – SJP posted a Facebook message encouraging students to divest from Israeli products stating, “Welcome back to a new semester at Earlham! Find out how you can get involved in BDS Earlham by reading up on what products to boycott on campus here” then linked to the BDS Movement’s site.
BDS EVENTS 10/23/15 – BDS Earlham hosted an event to educate about and promote BDS.
BDS VOTES 4/22/15 – The Earlham Student Senate passed by consensus an anti-Israel divestment resolution presented by BDS Earlham after three weeks of deliberation.

Indiana University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/5/15 – 30 members of the Traditionalist Youth Network, an allegedly white supremacy organization, marched from the Sample Gates toward the Whittenberger while holding signs and wearing Nazi memorabilia.

Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 9/14/16 – The IUPUI Black Student Union, IUPUI Africana Studies Program, IUPUI Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, and the IUPUI Millennium Chair of Liberal Arts sponsored the talk, “Racialized States from America to Israel.” During his talk, Dr. Ray demonized Israel, accusing the state of only protecting the rights of “ideal citizens”, which he claimed are Ashkenazi Jews, in order to work towards enforcing the supremacy of the “dominant tribe.” A summary of his talk says that he declared “real peace begins with the recognition that modern nation-states such as America and Israel stole land from indigenous populations.”
DEMONIZATION 3/13/15 – Dr. Norman Finkelstein’s lecture, “Gaza’s Martyrdom and the Future of Palestine,” involved demonizing statements and was sponsored by IUPUI Department of Sociology, Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, IUPUI Millennium Chair of Liberal ArtsChristians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (CPJME), Indiana Palestine Solidarity, Jewish Voices for Peace- Indiana , Nur Allah Islamic Center, Students for Justice in Palestine IUPUI, Students for Justice in Palestine UIndy, and the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI).
DEMONIZATION 1/30/15 – “Dr. Ilan Pappé gave a talk, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: Past and Present,” sponsored by two departments – IU School of Liberal Arts Student Council and the IUPUI Political Science Dept – alongside Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, IUPUI Students for Justice in Palestine, IUPUI Muslim Student Association , Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP Earlham), and UIndy Students for Justice in Palestine. IUPUI Political Science Dept”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/8/16 – Interfaith Coalition for Palestine IUPUI held the event, “Why we support the boycott of Israel” on campus. The event featured three faculty speakers, Robert Aponte, Sociology; Edward Curtis, Religious Studies and Lindsay Littrell, Social Work and was supported by IUPUI Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine.
BDS EVENT;
DEMONIZATION
10/28/15 – A lecture and book signing event entitled, “Why boycotting Israeli Universities is the right thing to do,” by Prof. Rima Najjar Merriman, Al Quds University, and Prof. Bill Mullen, Purdue University. According to one attendee, during the session, Prof. Rima Najjar Merriman made several overtly anti-Semitic statements, including that Zionism has a “cult-like worship of ethno-racial purity,” that its goal is to “keep Jews racially and culturally pure,” that Jewish influence prevents the truth about the Palestinians’ plight from surfacing, and that Zionist influence has spread throughout the US government.

Purdue University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/7/16 – A swastika and an antisemitic slur written on a whiteboard in the American Studies Program.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/9/17 – SJP held the event, “Intro to BDS,” with Professor Bill Mullen. The advertisement for the event called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/15/16 – SJP held the event “Screening of Roadmap to Apartheid.” The film delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/4/17 – SJP held the event, “Palestine and the BDS Movement with Ali Abunimah and Wael Elsady.”

University Notre Dame


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/15/16 – A letter in the school newspaper falsely accused Israel of apartheid and directed readers to the antisemitic site “IfAmericansKnew.”

University of Indianapolis


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/8/16 – A swastika was scratched into the bust of a statue of Chinese artist Au Ho-nien, located in Schwitzer Student Center.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/2/16 – The student senate passed a BDS resolution on Saturday. The resolution passed by one vote.
BDS VOTE 2/27/16 – The Student Senate rejected a BDS measure. The measure required 41 votes to pass. Of the 62 student senators in attendance, 39 voted in favor, 3 against and 20 abstained.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/22 – 2/23/16 – SJP announced the launch of its divestment campaign and held a “UIndy Divest Week” to promote the student senate vote on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/30/16 – SJP launched an anti-Israel divestment resolution campaign that involved divesting from companies as well as de-shelving Sabra Hummus.


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Iowa

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Drake University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 2/22/17 – An antisemitic slur was carved into a wooden seat in Meredith Hall. (Date is reported date).

Mount Mercy University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/9/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS as part of the university’s Global Issues Speaker Series.

University of Iowa


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/9/16 – Jewish Voice for Peace sponsored the event, “Perspectives on Israel and Palestine.” During the event, one speaker referenced a pro-Israel lobby followed by a “pro-Jewish lobby” as possible controllers for Congress and Media policies/directions. Another speaker claimed Hamas tactics are “self-defense” and Hamas has the right to “take arms against an occupier.” The same speaker later denied Jewish self-determination claiming a solution is the “removal of the Jewishness of that land” as a “reasonable option.” Finally, Israel was delegitimized with false accusations of apartheid during the event and speakers called for BDS throughout.


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Kansas

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Kansas


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/23/15 – An event entitled “In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine” was sponsored by KU SJP, The Honors Program, and the Political Science Department, and featured BDS activist and journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman. Barrows-Friedman falsely accused Israel of “brutality” and “ethnic cleansing,” “racism,” “genocide,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid.” The speaker also vigorously promoted BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/4/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by KU Students for Justice in the Middle East (SJME), Political Science at KU Student Senate, University of Kansas KU Global Awareness Program (GAP), and the KU Honors Program. Students could receive GAP credit for attending the talk.


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Kentucky

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Louisville State University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/24/15 – A talk hosted by SJP as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” entitled “Experiences in Palestine,” ended with the speaker encouraging the audience to support BDS.


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Louisiana

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of New Orleans


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/11/16 – University of New Orleans SJP held the event, “Pinkwashing: What it is & Why it Matters.” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term that insinuates Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians. The advertisement for the event additionally delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “apartheid.”
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
11/9/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by University of New Orleans SJP.


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Maine

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Bates College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION
5/12/15 – SJP posted 500 mock eviction notices on student dorm room doors with the goal to “compel students to think empathetically about the violence that we are complicit in as Americans and as students at an academic institution invested in the state of Israel.”

Bowdoin College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/21/17 – An approximately three feet by three feet swastika and the satanic reference of “666” were stomped into the snow near Osher Quad.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 4/29/15 – A school-wide referendum on having the college participate in the academic boycott of Israel was held, and the proposal was defeated, with 71% voting against it, 14% for it and 15% abstaining.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/6/15 – SJP launched a petition calling for a school-wide referendum on having the college participate in an academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

University of Maine


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, and two fliers were discovered on printers in the Memorial Union. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”


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Maryland

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Anne Arundel Community College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/12/16 – A swastika was discovered carved in a bathroom.

Goucher College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
11/5/15 – Approximately 15 members of TALQ BIG, an anti-Israel LGBTQ student organization at Goucher, engaged in a pre-meditated and coordinated series of disruptive actions, which included brandishing anti-Israel posters, chanting anti-Israel slogans, and verbally disrupting and arguing with the speaker. One of the students who organized the event posted about the disruption on Facebook stating, “We were attacked and we were bullied.”

Johns Hopkins University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT, DENIGRATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/10/15 – About fifteen minutes into a talk by Alan Dershowitz at Johns Hopkins, a group of students from Hopkins Feminists stood up and held signs that read, “You Are Rape Culture.” The students were dressed in black and stuck duct tape over their mouths to show solidarity with victims of rape. Then, as a sign of protest, these students walked out of the event. Separately, SJP members held up signs which read “Stop Defending Occupation” and “Stop Supporting Apartheid,” and then walked out of the event.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/9/17 – Hopkins SJP defaced a statue on campus by painting “End Israeli Apartheid” over a Palestinian flag on the statue.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/21/16 – A statue on campus of the school’s mascot was defaced with paint that stated, “End Israeli Aparthied.”
DEMONIZATION 11/10/15 – More than 30 Johns Hopkins students and alumni signed a letter to the JHU President protesting an invitation to Alan Dershowitz to speak at the university. In their letter, the signatories demonize Israel by falsely accusing it of “war crimes.”

University of Maryland


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 2/12/17 – According to an article in the school’s independent Jewish newspaper, SJP “issued a letter to President Loh at the beginning of the semester, urging the discontinuation of particular Israel Fest activities.” Date of incident is approximated from article.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/19/16 – About two dozen protesters arrived at a Hillel and Jewish Student Union event called, “Israel Fest” and loudly disrupted the event for about an hour. A speaker with a megaphone stated, “The celebration of Israel is the celebration of apartheid and racism. Since it’s conception, Israel has been hellbent on ethnically cleansing the indigenous people.” Protesters chanted, “Fight the power; turn the tide; end Israeli apartheid” and held signs saying “Zionism kills.” The protesters blocked a pathway and were instructed to move by police. One Jewish student exclaimed, “This is a cultural event, and they have every right to protest but not to disrupt an event that we’ve put on.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/15 – A swastika and antisemitic language were drawn on the dry erase board of three female residents at LaPlata Hall. One of the three residents later wrote on the board: ““To whoever drew the swastika on our door — would you draw that if you knew one of our grandfathers was tied to a wall and shot at by Nazis in World War II just for being Jewish? 2/3 of us who live in here are Jewish. Think about it.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/31/15 – A swastika drawn in black marker was found on a dry erase board in Cumberland Hall, and residents reported additional swastikas on two fliers and a poster near the elevator.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/20/17 – An article in the school paper demonized Israel, stating that it was “a country established by the forceful grab of land and a brutal manner of conquer.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 10/25/15 – Two UMD students wrote an op-ed on behalf of SJP calling for “the right of return for the 5 million Palestinian refugees denied access to their homes,” which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/13/17 – According to an article in the school newspaper, SJP began circulating a petition and tabling on Fridays to promote the petition for students to sign in order to bring a BDS resolution to campus.
CALLS FOR BDS 12/14/16 – A group called “ProtectUMD” at the University of Maryland released a list of 64 demands in order to make the campus more amenable to “Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented” students. Demand #53 calls for “the active encouragement of faculty and students to engage in discourse and learning about the Palestinians’ struggles and the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement without fear of consequences by the university administration.”
BDS EVENTS 10/20/15 – University of Maryland’s SJP hosted an event entitled “Emergency Forum on Israel’s Escalation of Repression in Palestine,” at which BDS was promoted.
BDS EVENTS 9/23/15 – University of Maryland’s SJP held a meeting intended to promote BDS.

University of Maryland Baltimore County


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/14/2017 – Antisemitic slurs and drawings were found throughout the Information Technology and Engineering Building, where multiple surfaces in the building, along with posters and fliers containing images and names of faculty members, were covered with hate-speech and symbols directed at the Jewish faith. The word most frequently used by the perpetrator was “Jew,” including in the expression ‘Jew propaganda,’ and numerous Stars of David and a reverse swastika were drawn.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
9/4/2016 – A swastika was drawn on the door of a Jewish resident assistant.


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Massachusetts

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Boston College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/7/16 – SJP erected 8 foot tall walls, where one falsly accused Israel of apartheid stating, “Peace, Not Apartheid” and the other said, “Free Palestine.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/21/16 – SJP held the event, “Remi Kanazi: Spoken Word Artist on BDS” in support of BDS.

Boston University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/17/17 – Antisemitic fliers were printed out on campus networked printers. According to BU police logs, the letter head on the fliers contained ‘samiz.dat’ and was bracketed by two swastikas. The fliers made reference to Jews killing Christ. There were at least 8 separate reports of the printed fliers from Jan 17 to Jan 18.
DENIGRATION 5/3/16 – Nazi recruitment posters were found on campus. One poster said, “Join your local Nazis at ironmarch.org. The Nazis are coming! The Nazis are coming! The Atomwaffen Division Massachusetts” with an image of a swastika. Another poster said, “Boston University. You have been visited by the Atomwaffen Division. Join your local Nazis” with an image of a swastika.
DENIGRATION;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/17/16 – Approximately 30 members of Boston Students for Justice in Palestine protested a Boston University Hillel and BU Students for Israel event, “Israel Indie Freedom Fest.” One protester had a sign saying “Zionism = Racism” and another accused Israel of ethnic cleansing. Protesters condoned terrorism chanting, “Resistance is justified when people are occupied.” Protesters additionally accused Hillel of Islamophobia in printed pamphlets entitled, “Is Boston University Hillel Islamophobic?” which claimed that BU Hillel backs Islamophobic beliefs. The pamphlet stated, “One of several prime examples of BU Hillel’s Islamophobic connection is vis a vis … [Committee for Accuracy on Middle East Reporting], a known Islamophobic organization … that plans events through [BU’s] campus” where the pamphlet then cited a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/24/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout Boston University’s Charles River Campus. The flyer had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT 3/15/15 – According to an article in the Daily Free Press, “At BUSI’s [BU Students for Israel] Wednesday panel regarding Arabs volunteering in the Israeli army, about 20 of the 50 attending students staged a walkout to express disagreement with the presentation.” According to The Daily Free Press, a student who walked out says the reasons were, “we walked out to show disapproval of Yoav Levin’s presentation… we don’t agree with him presenting on our campus. More so, we don’t agree with him discussing the topic of Arabs in the IDF. And frankly, we are not trying to make it okay that an IDF soldier was here…”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/19/17 – BU’s student newspaper published an article interview and review of an event hosted near campus by the Greater Boston branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The article quoted the organizer as saying to the newspaper, “Palestine is occupied by a settler colonial parasite, the State of Israel, unjustly and illegally.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/28/16 – SJP and UMOJA: BU’s Black Student Union held the event, “Imprisonment of a People: From the U.S. to Palestine.” According to an op-ed in the school newspaper, support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement was openly expressed. A separate article mentioned that a panelist stated, “I think it is really easy to look at the U.S. and Israel, They are authoritative and fascist states.” The event was with Oren Nimni (The United People Of Color Caucus — National Lawyers Guild), Shaun King (Senior Justice Writer for the New York Daily News and a Black Lives Matter Activist), Yamila Hussein (Clinical Teacher Educator) and Carl Williams (ACLU Staff Attorney — National Lawyers Guild). According to video footage, during the event, Yamila Hussein accused Israel being a “settler-colonial state” that “sets out to eliminate [Palestinians],” which “tests its weapons on Palestinians and the way it sells them is saying these weapons have been tested…We [Palestinians] are Israel’s ground to test their weapons.” She further defined Israel as occupied stating, “Israel is officially and legally an occupation” and additionally called for the right of return and BDS. Williams accused Israel of “stealing water” and “white supremacy” and suggested that it’s impossible to tell whether “the Israeli lobby control[s] the United States government” or it’s the other way around. Nimni accused Israel of “genocide,” and “white supremacy.” King called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
7/19/16 – 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.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/19/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “apartheid wall” on campus, which had three panels, one that condoned terrorism with a phrase used to support violent resistance of “to exist is to resist,” one panel that denied Jews self-determination by calling for the “right of return” (which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state), and one panel that demonized with, “Zionism is Racism” and called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 4/9/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Darkmatter: Pinkwashing” that demonized Israel, accusing Israel of “Pinkwashing.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/7/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Apartheid: South Africa’s History, Palestine’s Reality” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/10/15 – BU SJP held a panel discussion entitled “Zionism & Judaism: Separating Political Ideology from Religion with Norman Finkelstein, Lina Morales and Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari. The three panelists are well-known or self-described anti-Zionist Jews, making it clear that the purpose of the event was to deny that Zionism is a core Jewish value held by most Jews. During the discussion, Morales said: “When I’m talking about Zionism I’m talking about a colonial ideology.”
DEMONIZATION;
CONDONING TERRORISM
10/22/15 – 18 members of BU SJP held a “die-in” in Marsh Plaza, holding signs and Palestinian flags. During the die-in, a BUSJP member continuously chanted, “Hey Israel, what do you say? How many kids have you killed today?” In response, SJP activists one by one dropped to the ground and were symbolically wrapped with caution tape to signify death. Posters held by BUSJP members read the names and ages of specific people who have died in the ongoing clash, many of whom had perpetrated acts of terror against Israelis, as well as statements such as, “We mourn all lives lost to state terrorism,” falsely implying that Israel is commiting state terrorism.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/20/15 – BU SJP published a statement condemning the BU Students for Israel (BUSI), and calling on others to condemn BUSI, for their use of the word “terrorism” to describe the recent spate of Palestinian attacks against Jewish Israelis.
JEWS EXAGGERATING HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
8/17/15 – BU SJP posts an antisemitic cartoon on their Facebook page which depicts an Israeli soldier pretending to be a Holocaust survivor and preparing to send a nuclear bomb “to Palestine,” while a smiling “Uncle Sam” presents a paper to a tearful “World” which reads: “Prevent Another Holocaust – Bomb Palestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – BU SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/25/15 – BU SJP kicked off a week of events entitled “Israel Apartehed Week 2015.” Organizers described the week as an opportunity to “meet and engage with other interested students, faculty, and speakers who devote their lives to try to…end the Israeli apartheid.”

Brandeis University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
VERBAL ASSAULT
11/12/16 – A driver threw a cup of beer at a student and shouted an antisemitic slur at him on campus.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/3/16 – A quarter-sized swastika was found on a door in the men’s bathroom of the campus library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/3/16 – A swastika was drawn on a house where several students live in the campus’ vicinity, and where an unofficial event hosted by a Jewish group was being held.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/3/16 – SJP held an event, “Apartheid is Not ‘Green’: Greenwashing and Palestine,” which falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “greenwashing,” a term implying that Israel is malevolently portraying itself as being progressive on environmental issues in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION 3/8/16 – Brandeis SJP held the event “Presentation & Discussion on Pinkwashing.” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term that insinuates Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
ACCUSING JEWS OF EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/24/15 – Brandeis SJP sponsored a talk by Gideon Levy and Suhalilieh at Brandeis. In his talk, Levy falsely accused Israelis of not thinking of Palestinians as human; of exploiting the Holocaust and a victimhood mentality to commit crimes against Palestinians; and of creating a “brutal,” “totalitarian,” “colonialistic,” and “apartheid” regime. Levy promoted BDS as a way to bring international pressure on Israel, as well as a “one-state” solution, which would necessitate an elimination of the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – Brandeis SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/26/15 – MIT Professor Noam Chomsky gave a talk entitled “Activism from Vietnam to Palestine.” In his talk, Chomsky demonized Israel, calling it “vicious, brutal and criminal” and accusing it of “shocking crimes.” In the Q & A after the talk, Chomsky said that he did not believe that Israel had the right to be a Jewish state. He also dismissed as out-dated the Hamas charter calling for the murder of Jews worldwide, and he justified Hamas’ terrorism as a reasonable response to Israeli violence. The event was hosted by the Brandeis Department of Sociology, and was sponsored by the Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP) Program and Brandeis’ Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program (PAX).
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/24/15 – Brandeis SJP and JVP at Brandeis hosted a talk by Professor Sa’ed Adel Atshan entitled “On Heroes and Hope: Nonviolence and Resilience in Israel/Palestine. In his talk, Atshan promoted BDS.

Clark University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
2/12/16 – Clark University Hillel was the target of genocidal expression when an individual posted a comment on Clark University Hillel’s Facebook page that called for “death to Israel and to all Jews.” The comment was reported to University Police and Clark’s Bias Incident Response Team.
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/18/15 – Clark University hosted a school-wide Forum on Race at which a Jewish student’s anonymously submitted comment expressing that Students for Justice in Palestine’s methods make her feel targeted, were booed by nearly everyone present, while an audience member’s loud disruptive screams that Israel was a “terrorist country,” were loudly cheered.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/30/15 – A swastika was drawn on the school library’s fourth-floor wall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/5/16 – SJP held the event, “Settler Colonialism: A Discussion” which delegitimized Israel and falsely accused Israel of settler-colonialism.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/22/15 – The Clark University SJP hosted a discussion about “putting pressure on the State of Israel to cease its apartheid system. We will specifically focus on the strategy of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/15 – Clark SJP sponsored a talk by Clark senior Amira Al-Dasouqi entitled “How Occupation Affects Palestinian Women: Looking at Sexual and Gender Based Violence.” In her talk, Al-Dasouqi demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely claiming that “sexual violence is embedded in the ‘Israeli settler-colonial project'” and falsely accusing Israelis of “violating and destroying” Palestinian women’s bodies to prevent them from reproducing, of “ethnic cleansing,” of “Israeli state crimes,” and of “apartheid.” She also promoted BDS and encouraged the audience to join in the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/30/15 – Clark University SJP hosted Professor Sami Hermiz to speak about BDS and how to “put pressure on the Israeli government to end its oppressive policies.”

College of the Holy Cross


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
11/16/16 – A three-inch swastika was found drawn in the bathroom of a dormitory.

Curry College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/29/16 – A swastika was discovered carved into a desk in the school’s library.

Framingham State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/2/15 – A swastika was keyed into the door of a student’s car, which was parked in a campus parking lot.

Hampshire College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/6/17 – A swastika was found carved into a couch on the third floor of the library.

Harvard University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/16 – A visiting Jewish professor from the University of Texas at Austin received an antisemitic postcard that stated, “You just got your kike ass kicked. Fuck you Hymie. We’re gonna drain the swamp at Harvard Law” and signed off with “Juden raus!”, which is a Nazi-era German phrase that means “Jews out!”
DENIGRATION 4/21/16 – In an article published in The Harvard Independent, a Harvard undergraduate student quotes an anonymous PhD student accusing Jewish professors of rejecting for a position at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies a well qualified tenure-track Palestinian scholar because he had “expressed views disagreeing with Israel’s actions and one or more people on his committee were Jewish and did not agree with his views.”
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
4/14/16 – At an event co-sponsored by the Jewish Law Students Association and Harvard Hillel entitled, “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & the U.S.,” during the the Q&A section, an HLS student (later identified as a SJP member and BDS activist) played on the historical association of a “smelly/dirty Jew” and denigrated the speaker by asking Jewish, Israeli dignitary Tzipi Livni: “How is it that you are so smelly? . . . A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I was just wondering.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/9/15 – A swastika was drawn on a classroom table at Harvard Law School several days after a controversial lecture by a former senior legal counsel of the Israeli military.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
10/15/15 – About 15 members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee staged a “die-in” near the entrance to Hillel, protesting an event inside the building that featured an officer in the Israel army. Jonah C. Steinberg, the executive director of Hillel, said: “this is the first time in my five years at Harvard that I have seen an effort to interfere with the event of another organization.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 4/20/16 – In an event organized by Harvard Law School Lambda, “When LGBT Rights Are used to Justify Occupation: How We Can Advocate Without Pinkwashing Oppression,” Israel was falsely accused Israel of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION 2/29/16 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee held the event “Gendered State Violence and the Case of Palestine: Why Palestine Is a Feminist Issue.” The description for the event demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of committing “ethnic cleansing.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/16/16 – Harvard Law School (HLS) Justice for Palestine published an article in The Harvard Law Record that delegitimized Israel with the statement, “we’ve got a lot more to say about Israeli apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/12/17 – Palestine Solidarity Committee participated in the on-campus collaborative public art project #wallofresistance. One of the panels called for BDS.
BDS EVENT 4/11/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” the Palestine Solidarity Committee held the event, “Women & Resistance: Lessons for Organizing in Palestine” to discuss “supporting grassroots action in the Middle East, local and international movements (Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions).”
BDS EVENT 4/6/16 – In an event sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Justice for Palestine entitled “Building Solidarity from Baltimore to Bethlehem,” BDS was promoted.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/13/15 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee and Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.
BDS EVENTS 2/24/15 – Dorothy Zellner, one of the speakers at a Harvard Hillel-sponsored event entitled “Selma to Ferguson: Religious Tradition as Solidarity,” expressed support for the BDS movement.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 4/20/15 – Palestine@MIT tried to cancel a celebration of Israeli Independence day organized by MIT Friends of Israel and MIT Hillel, by issuing a public letter to the MIT Community demanding that the student government rescind its support for the event because it makes some students feel “unsafe.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/8/15 – Palestine@MIT and the Arab Students Organization at MIT hosted a talk by Professor Noam Chomsky and Dr. Mads Gilbert. During the talk, Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and “colonialism.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS/td> 3/13/15 – Palestine@MIT signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Northeastern University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/7/16 – At a Northeastern SJP event which is part of the Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour, Remi Kanazi performed a poem he wrote titled “This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings,” where he claimed the piece is a response to pro-Israel campus groups that oppose BDS, effectively saying that Jewish student concerns surrounding BDS are unfounded and based only on sensitivity. Kenazi also accused Israel of ethnic cleansing.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/19/15 – A swastika was drawn on one of the stalls inside a men’s bathroom in Speare Hall, a university residence hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/29/15 – Swastikas were found drawn on a white board in a student common area of the university’s International Village dormitory.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
3/28/15 – A mezuzah, a Jewish religious door hanging, was vandalized at an off-campus apartment building popular with Northeastern students.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/20/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Palestine 101: A History of Colonialism and Apartheid” with Professor Eve Spangler.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
12/6/16 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus, which contained two antisemitic expressions, one which denied Jews self-determination by supporting Palestinians’ right of return, which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state, and the other calling for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 9/30/16 – SJP held the event, “Sa’ed Atshan: Pinkwashing.” The advertisement for the event claimed that Professor Atshan will be discussing pinkwashing, i.e malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/22/16 – In “An Open Letter to Northeastern University’s SGA From Palestinians on Campus,” Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and anti-Israel divestment was promoted.
DEMONIZATION 3/29/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” entitled “Wiping Away the Blood of Palestinians with The Rainbow Flag: Issues of Homonationalism and Pinkwashing,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION 3/25/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” entitled “Greenwashing: Israel’s Environmental Colonialism and Eco-Apartheid,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” i.e. promoting its “green” environment practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – NU SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/4/17 – SJP held the event, “Using BDS to Combat South African Apartheid” to “learn a lot about how to best apply the practices of BDS” towards “pressur[ing] the Israeli government to end its human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.”
BDS EVENT;
DEMONIZATION
3/2/17 – SJP held the event, “Northeastern SJP Presents: Hummus and BDS!” The description for the event stated that SJP “will be hosting an educational and food event about our campaign to remove Tribe and Sabra hummus from local grocery stores. Both of these companies profit off of the continued humanitarian crimes committed against the Palestinian people, particularly in the bulldozing of Palestinian homes and land to make way for farm space to grow chickpeas….With this in mind, SJP has decided to try and push grocery stores around campus, like Symphony Market, to take Tribe and Sabra off their shelves.”
BDS EVENT 2/2/17 – SJP held a BDS event with Mass Against HP, entitled “Teach In- Why are we Boycotting HP?”
BDS EVENT 4/5/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” featuring Remi Kanazi that, according to the event announcement, included the promotion of BDS.
BDS EVENT 4/1/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” entitled “Ask Me About Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions,” which promoted BDS.
BDS VOTES 3/17/15 – The Northeastern student government debated and voted against an anti-Israel divestment resolution, 25-9-14.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – Letter by former NEU Hillel Director in support of SJP and their anti-Israel divestment campaign was published.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/25/15 – NEU SJP launched a petition demanding that the Student Government Association’s ban on an anti-Israel divestment resolution be reversed.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/9/15 – NEU SJP promoted a petition to the New York City Council demanding that its members not go on a trip to Israel, in solidarity with Palestinian Civil Society’s call to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel.

Smith College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/18/16 – SJP posted a Facebook post advertising intent to protest a Smith Israel Alliance event that contained antisemitic expressions such as falsely accusing Israel of apartheid and ethnic cleansing,” colonialism, ethnic supremacism, and territorial expansionism” as well as “Zionism’s other victims,” and also called StandWithUs’ Israel Soldiers Tour a “whitewashing movement.”

Suffolk University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/13/15 – Suffolk University SJP signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Tufts University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION 3/4/16 – A Tufts SJP facebook post targeted the student organization, Students Supporting Israel, by stating, “Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is literally a hate group.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/28/15 – Members of Tufts SJP disrupted “Taste of Israel,” an annual event hosted by Friends of Israel to introduce students to Israel culture and food. SJP members distributed flyers and held signs that had language delegitimizing Israel, including: “Taste of Israeli Occupation, “Don’t dip into Israel apartheid.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/28/15 – A swastika was painted on a vehicle at the rear of a Tufts fraternity house.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/9/17 – A divestment resolution was discussed and voted on the night before the Jewish holiday of Passover. The resolution passed, 17-6-8. The resolution falsely accused Israel of being “an apartheid regime,” endorsed the full BDS movement call including the right of return which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, as well as cited four specific corporations that do business with Israel for divestment including Elbit Systems, G4S, Northrop Grumman and Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Prior to the vote, about 50 people associated with the Jewish community on campus had asked their Senators to postpone the vote, expressing to their senators that “they want the opportunity to have a voice on this issue.”
DEMONIZATION 11/4/16 – As part of a Palestine Advocacy Project campaign, large stickers appeared on campus that pulled quotes from Jews and Israeli leaders out of context in order to demonize Jews, Israeli leaders and Israel. One sticker contained an image and name of Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan next to the text “Palestinians ‘are beasts, they are not human.'” Another sticker is an image of Prime Minister Netanyahu next to the text, “beat them up not once, but repeatedly, beat them up so it hurts so badly, until it’s unbearable. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on how to deal with Palestinians.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/23/16 – Tufts SJP published a statement in the student newspaper that delegitimized Israel stating, “The only thing that will stop our work is the end of Israeli apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/26/16 – An op-ed in the school newspaper demonized and delegitimized the Jewish state and called for BDS stating, “Someday, Israeli apartheid will fall, just like the racist legal regimes in South Africa and the southern United States. When that happens…Jewish Israeli artists and scholars will be able to offer their talents and insights without their speaking engagements being deployed as weapons in the war for Israel’s legitimacy. Until then, we boycott.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/21/16 – In a zine entitled “Whose Birthright” produced by Tufts JVP, Israel is falsely accused of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid,” and “settler colonialism.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/2/16 – An article in the school newspaper called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country.
DEMONIZATION 3/10/16 – Tuft’s SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” titled “Greenwashing Displacement in Israel and the West Bank: Water Rights and the JNF,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” i.e. promoting its “green” environment practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
3/10/16 – SJP held a demonstration on campus as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” where a publication called “Zintifada” was also distributed. This publication condoned terrorism, stating that ‘violence is acted upon by the powerless by the powerful. Let us not only recognize the right of the oppressed to defy, but let us also stand as allies in their struggle.” The publication also accused Israel of carrying out “ongoing ethnic cleansing.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
8/18/15 – Two Tufts University student groups, Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts and Tufts Pan-African Alliance, were among the signatories to the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine, a statement which included language which demonizes and delegitimizes Israel, supports BDS, condones terrorism, and denies Jews the right to self-determination: The statement falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “brutality,” a “one-sided slaughter,” “injustice and cruelty,” “racism,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid”; the statement also endorsed the BDS movement, claims that terrorism is legitimate “resistance” to acts of “anti-Palestinian violence,” and called for the return of “7 million” Palestian refuguees to “their homeland in present-day Israel,” which is effectively a call for the elimination of the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/5/15 – Tufts SJP hosted a panel entitled “Faculty Perspectives on Gaza and Jerusalem.” Two Tufts professors spoke, one of them, Thomos Abowd, using language that deligitimized and demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “apartheid,” “colonialism” and “racism.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/14/17 – Tufts JVP members published and promoted an article defending the recent BDS vote that occurred right before the Jewish holiday of Passover, which meant that many Jews couldn’t attend the vote.
BDS EVENT 3/1/16 – Tufts SJP held the event, “Refusing to be Complicit: The Question of Palestine and Non-Violent Resistance with Prof Nada Elia.” The description page of the event stated that Prof Elia will discuss criticisms of BDS as well as, “connections between Palestine, settler colonialism, gendered violence, and non-violent resistance (BDS!)”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/2/16 – Tufts SJP held a GIM meeting where the advertisement for the event included support for BDS.
BDS EVENTS 3/3/15 – Tufts SJP host a talk entitled “History, Tactics and Future of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/3/15 – Tufts University SJP signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

University of Massachusetts Amherst


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at at least 26 locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/18/16 – Three swastikas were reported in one month on campus. One was found February 18, 2016 scratched into a metal bathroom door at Hasbrouck Laboratory near room 219. A swastika made out of snow left on the roof of a car parked in the Orchard Hill dorm area the week before. On Feb. 2, a swastika was reported etched into a bathroom stall in the Integrative Learning Center.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/2/16 – A swastika was found etched into the side of a men’s bathroom stall on the fourth floor of the Integrated Learning Center, which is mutually shared by the journalism, linguistics and film studies departments.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/28/17 – SJP kicked off “Israeli Apartheid Week” with an event titled “Deconstructing the David Project.” The advertisement for the event stated, “UMass SJP opposes such [David Project-sponsored] trips, as they normalize and whitewash the apartheid reality of life for Palestinians.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/15/16 – The Graduate Employee Organization – United Automobile Workers discussed and passed a divestment resolution with a vote of 156 – 8. According to an article, they also voted down a resolution condemning antisemitism and antisemitic forms of anti-Zionism, as well as, “voted not to vote on a measure calling for the recognition of the Jewish right to self-determination insofar as any people have a right to self-determination and for Israel’s right to exist insofar as any state or nation has a right to exist.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/11/16 – “In an article in the school newspaper regarding the “Right to Education” tour, the author delegitimized Israel stating that 30 people came to hear about the effect on education under “Israeli colonialism,” and the VP of SJP stated that the purpose of the event was to, “get the word out about what’s happening in Palestine so that next year we can run a campaign for BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/5/16 – The Media Education Foundation sponsored an event on campus for a film screening of “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/5/16 – SJP sponsored a screening of the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States” which was promoted by both the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Communication. In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.” The screening was followed by a Q&A with Sut Jhally of the Department of Communication.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/11/16 – “An event sponsored by UMass Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of Social Thought and Political Economy Program, American Studies Program, Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, and Students for Justice in Palestine titled, “Israel, Palestine, and the Global War Against the People” with Jeff Halper was held. In his talk, Halper utilized historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish control, power and evil throughout his talk. He referred to “Jewish money” and Jews, “playing on the whole Jewish Victim thing.” He further demonized Israel claiming the country’s export specialty is in “weapons of repression” and that the, “Israelization process is happening in the police force. This Israelization is tested on Palestinian guinea pigs” that, “Europe has better be concerned they are not nuked by Israel” and that, “War against the Palestinians is Israel’s external laboratory…Amherst students need to realize they are being Palestinianized (Essentially alluding to Israel’s control reaching into Amherst)” Harper additionally called for BDS. “
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/3/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” UMass SJP hosted the event, “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!” to screen the film with the same title. The film delegitimized Israel with speakers that falsely accused Israel of apartheid and colonialism. One speaker also accused Israel of being founded on the “genocide of the Palestinian people.” The film further promoted BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/3/16 – An advertisement for “Israeli Apartheid Week” falsely accused Israel of apartheid and supported BDS against Israel, stating that the purpose of the week’s events were ” to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards Palestinians and to build support for the growing nonviolent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/27/16 – Umass Professor Aline Gubrium publicly requested ‘Boycott Israeli Aparteid” stickers to distribute on Sabra products.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/27/15 – The University Union hosted a debate entitled “Opposing Views on Israel and Palestine,” which was sponsored by UMass SJP and Student Alliance for Israel. Two panelist members, Prof. Joseph Levine and Yousef Munayyer, engaged in antisemitic rhetoric. Professor Levine denied Jews self-determination, claiming “there is no right” to the “right of the Jewish people to settle in Palestine and set up a Jewish state,” “no legitimate right underpins the Zionist claim to a Jewish state in Palestine,” and that the Zionist enterprise…is not the right of self-determination of an oppressed people but European colonialism.” Yousef Munayyer denied Jews self-determination, stating that the “only way to peace is through dismantlement of exclusivist policies of the state of Israel,” and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of being an “apartheid system.” He further called for BDS, saying “BDS is necessary.”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/16/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk sponsored by UMASS SJP that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. Large signs at the front of the room falsely accused Israel of apartheid and promoted BDS. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. The talk was funded by the UMass Amherst Departments of English, History, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies, Amhers College Department of Anthropology and Sociology, the Native American Studies Certificate Program, the American Studies Program, Afro-American Studies, The Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program, The Western Massachusetts Coalition for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace and American Friends Service Committee.
DEMONIZATION 3/30/15 – Angela Davis gave a talk entitled “Sustaining Social Justice Movements and Intersectional Struggles,” sponsored by several UMass departments, administrative offices, and the student government. In her talk, Davis accused Israel of racism and antisemitism.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/27/16 – A group of professors wrote a letter in the school paper, The Daily Collegian, expressing support for the Graduate Employee Union’s adoption of a resolution to join BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 11/24/15 – In an op-ed in the student paper, SJP announced that it was campaigning to have Sabra products removed from campus retail stores.
BDS EVENTS 3/24/15 – UMass SJP hosted a talk by Yousef Munayyer entitled “The BDS Imperative: Why Imposing Costs on Israel is Necessary.” Munayyer argued that calling for BDS is important.

University of Massachusetts Boston


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/29/2016 – UMass Boston SJP held the event “UMB SJP Presents Iyad Burnat” to discuss “nonviolent resistance and the fight for human rights in Palestine.” During the event, Burnat said that Israel’s establishment in 1948 was “the Palestinian Holocaust,” that he and all Palestinians “believe that the American media is controlled by the Zionist media,” that Israel was “worse than apartheid in South Africa,” and he called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – UMass Boston SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 5/16/16 – In a statement from the Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine organization at the University of Massachusetts Boston (FSJP-UMB) organized by UMB American Studies professor Jeffrey Melnick, FSJP-UMB joined their University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty colleagues and expressed support and congratulations to the UMass Amherst Graduate Employee Organization (GEO/UAW Local 2322) for its adoption of a resolution to join the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel.

Wellesley College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/27/17 – Students from Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Justice for Palestine (JFP) and the Wellesley Arab Women Association (WAWA) held a silent demonstration of an event hosted by the Political Science Majors Council with speaker Miri Eisin, a former spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). One sign demonized the speaker, stating, “How many Palestinian Women had to die for you to be heard?” and “Chemical Weapon =War Crime. Womanhood does not excuse you.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – Wellesley SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
4/8/15 – Wellesley SJP launched a poster campaign featuring quotes of well-known political figures. These included a 1964 quote from Malcolm X denying the right of Jews to self-determination: “The Zionist argument to justify Israel’s present occupation of Arab Palestine [i.e. present-day Israel] has no intelligent or legal basis in history…not even in their own religion; a quote from Javier Berdem which demonizes Israel by falsely accusing it of waging a war of “extermination” and “barbarism”; quotes from Angela Davis and Roger Waters falsely accusing Israel of apartheid ; and a quote from Stephen Hawking promoting BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/15 – Wellesley SJP issued a statement which falsely accused Israel of apartheid and promoted BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/15 – SJP held the event, “Link for Palestine” as the culmination of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The advertisement for the event falsely accused Israel of apartheid and called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/9/15 – Wellesley SJP hosted a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BDS 3/21/15 – Wellesley SJP launched a a website which includes a webpage devoted to promoting BDS.
CALL FOR BDS 3/13/15 – Wellesley SJP signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Williams College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/4/16 – SJP held the event, “Palestine, the Global South, and Reacting to the Neoliberal Present with Vijay Prashad.” In his talk, Prashad condoned terrorism against Jews claiming that recent stabbings in Israel are a result of Palestinian frustration and that, “there is no real harm from the Palestinian with a kitchen knife.” He reiterated his support for the right of return of Palestinian refugees (which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state), hence denying Jews self-determination. He made numerous statements calling for BDS.

Worcester State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/11/16 – Jeff Halper was invited to speak on campus to talk about his recent book, “War Against the People”. He was introduced by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs AND the (Interim) Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Consistent with his past presentations, Halper presented Israel as a demonic power exporting weapons as a “war against the people” to suppress the poor and oppressed across the world and accused Israel of intentionally keeping Palestinians in a “lab” of “4 million people” as a use for Israelis to test their weapons before they are exported. He further demonized Israel claiming, “‘Israel demolishes homes – not for security reasons – for reasons of control – taking the land and displacing the people”. He delegitimized Israel stating, “We have one country that is an apartheid state. Israelis take civil rights for themselves and denies them to the Palestinian population”. He further condoned terrorism by suggesting that Hamas is not a terrorist organization as well as replying to a question about violence directed at Israelis by saying the “people of Gaza have no water to drink. What do you want them to do – just sit there? You would throw rockets after 10 minutes.” He further claimed the ultimate solution was to replace Israel with a one-state for all, which in practice, would result in the elimination of the Jewish state. Finally, the speaker intimated that anti-Semitism is occurring because the organized Jewish community does not condemn Israel, essentially blaming Jews for antisemitism.


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Calvin College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/15 – A swastika and the words “white power” were scrawled in the snow on a car windshield.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/26/16 – Calvin College sponsored the talk, “A Tough Calling: The Joys and Struggles of Pastoring in Palestine – Mitri Raheb.” During his talk, Raheb claimed that Israel is planning to destroy the Palestinian society in Bethlehem through social unrest, crime, and drugs, stating, “it’s something that actually the Israeli government is planning,” and expressed support for BDS.

Central Michigan University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/8/17 – A Valentines Day card with antisemitic messages was passed out to students during and following a College Republican Meeting. A former student printed out a meme from online, and put them into Valentine bags of candies and messages that were distributed to members. One member later gave his bag away to other students, who discovered the message. The card had an image of Adolf Hitler and read, “my love for u burns like 6,000 jews [sic]”

Grand Valley State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
(Reported) 4/20/16 – Six antisemitic related incidents have been reported on campus since Dec. 5, 2015. Two of these instances involved swastikas being drawn on walls or doors of residence halls. Two other incidents involved swastikas and additional messages, including “I am a Nazi” and “Hitler did nothing wrong.” An additional incident involved a faculty member making antisemitic gestures in a classroom, and the final report involved a Star of David with an “X” scratched into it on the window of a bus.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/14/16 – An open letter in the school newspaper delegitimized Israel throughout and also claimed that the “core of this unequal conflict is that Israel has never allowed Palestinian refugees to return to their homes” The practical implications of the right of return is the destruction of Israel and the denial of the self determination of Jews. After arguing that Israel is a colonial enterprise from the beginning, the letter called for an “end to…colonial rule.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/28/15 – An event entitled “In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine” was co-sponsored by the GVSU departments of English, History, Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies and featured BDS activist and journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman. Students in at least one English class were required to attend the lecture. One student in the class reported that Barrows-Friedman falsely accused Israel of “brutality” and “ethnic cleansing,” “unabashed racism,” “genocide,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid.” The speaker also vigorously promoted BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/4/16 – Student Senator Jewel Haji announced before the Student Senate that she was asking the University to replace Sabra Hummus with a different brand because “some of the company owners are supporting Israeli militant groups that are violating human rights and are hurting a lot of people.”

Marygrove College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
10/28/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by JVP-Detroit and Marygrove College’s Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement.

Michigan State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
11/16/16 – SJP members protested an MSU Hillel event, “Israel Fest: Blooming the Desert.” Protesters demonized an Israeli leader shouting, “Netanyahu what do you say, how many kids have you killed today.” According to an article in the school newspaper, protesters additionally handed out demonizing flyers that “claimed the Israeli Defense Force killed many Palestinian children and used poison gas.

Michigan Technological University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
9/15/15 – The Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsored a talk by Miko Peled, in which he called Israel an apartheid state and advocated for BDS.

Oakland University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/25/16 – An article in a school paper that promoted an SJP event, “OU SJP Palestine 101 Panel/Teach-In,” demonized Israel with false accusations of “ethnic cleansing.”

University of Michigan


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/7/17 – At least three antisemitic and racist emails went to students under a professor or his PhD student‘s name in an apparent hack. One email had the subject “Jewish Student Diversity” and read, “Hi you f—ing filthy jews, I just wanted to say the SS will rise again and kill all of your filthy souls. Die in a pit of eternal fire! Sincerely, Dr. Alex Halderman.” Another email titled “African American Student Diversity,” read: “Hi n*****s, I just wanted to say that I plan to kill all of you. White power! The KKK has returned!!! Heil Trump!!!!”
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT
11/30/15 – Members of pro-BDS group SAFE initiated a harassing ethics probe of a Jewish student senator because he criticized an anti-Israel wall display on campus, which could have resulted in his being removed from student government.
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
3/31/15 – Some hateful and antisemitic tweets were posted during and after the divestment vote, including: “Palestine is 4 Palestinians not 4 a sick cult fm anywhere but Palestine with a sense of entitlement 2 it. Need that in Yiddish?,” “Over 500 children were slaughtered in the name of Jews worldwide. Zionism is a crime against Judaism, humanity and nature,” Has anyone else noticed the zionazi trash talking on the #UMDivest thread this morning?”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/14/16 – SAFE launched a BDS petition for members of the campus community to sign in order to recruit support for its BDS resolution. The petition delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/13/16 – SAFE produced a petition for students to sign that delegitimized Israel with false accusations of apartheid as part of a divestment initiative. The petition was in support of the University of Michigan divesting from “any and all companies that presently, or in the future, profit off of the human rights violations against Israel and that aid in the occupation and apartheid system that Israel maintains against the Palestinians…Do not let the University of Michigan invest in oppression and apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/4/16 – SAFE held the event, “From Ferguson to Palestine: Structural Violence Teach-In.” During the event, a short film entitled “Israel-Palestine: A Very Short History,” which advocated for BDS was screened. The speaker at the event followed the film with a presentation that demonized and delegitimized Israel: He falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” implied a systemized structure of white supremacy stating that Israel wanted to “white-ify, make Jewish this land,” claimed Israel’s practices are the “definition of apartheid,” that Israeli lawmakers “legitimize the rape of Palestinian women,” that Israel enshrines “systematic discrimination against non-Jews,” and “forced [the] sterilization of Ethiopian woman…because they did not want the reproduction of black babies in the State of Israel…This is to the detriment of black bodies, [which] also provokes the Jewish superiority against [the] non-Jewish.” He also called for BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
10/20/16 – SAFE held the event “Gaza Teach In.” During the event, the speaker falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “mass slaughter.” The speaker sympathized with Hamas’ violent tactics, saying, “When you have an oppressed people they will turn to extremism. So I don’t condone Hamas’ policies but I totally understand why they’d be popular…And so it’s like who do you frame as a terrorist? It’s who has power who frames them as terrorist…What do you inevitably turn to? Violence…their only form of defense is essentially these homemade rockets.” He falsely claimed that Hamas “doesn’t target the entire [Israeli civilian population]. They discriminate targets.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
10/13/16 – SAFE held the event “Settler Colonialism Teach-In!,” in which the speaker falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “settler-colonialism,” and being a “textbook case of apartheid…Palestinians live in an apartheid system” as well as called for BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
10/4/16 – On Rosh Hashana, SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus and included a protester dressed as an IDF soldier yelling at passerby’s. According to an article in the school newspaper, “Michigan students felt that those dressed as IDF checkpoint guards were mocking Israeli culture and arguably engaging in cultural appropriation.” Jewish students authored a letter to the President of the university that said, “We speak on behalf of many students in the Jewish and pro-Israel campus communities when we write that yesterday we felt ostracized and excluded as many of us sat in synagogue, unable to share our stories.” The wall itself contained the expression, “to resist is to exist”, which is a popular expression used to condone terrorism as resistance.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
8/5/16 – SAFE held the event “Palestine 101.” The speaker demonized Israel throughout the event, falsely accusing the state of ethnic cleansing and claiming that the Palestinians “have been murdered…raped and massacred” by Israel. He also demonized former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, saying that he could be briefly described as “a murderer of Palestinians…the butcher of the Palestinians.” He finally demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “whitewashing” (i.e. according to the speaker, “making it seem as though there is a difference [between how Israel acts in relation to other countries] because relative to somebody else Israel is better), “greenwashing” (i.e. malevolently representing Israel as progressive on environmental issues in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”), and “pinkwashing” (i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”). The speaker delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of apartheid. He also condoned terrorism by presenting a film that claimed Hamas was not “a terrorist organization…[but] a legitimate resistance movement.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/21/16 – SAFE and JVP co-sponsored a workshop, “Jewish Anti-Zionism and Joint Struggle against Racism and Colonialism” presented by IJAN (International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network). The IJAN promotion for the event stated that discussion would center around “ending Zionism” and “hasten the end of Israeli colonialism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/15/16 – SAFE hosted the event, “DiscoveringISRAEL” in which, according to the advertisement for the event, participants were taught about the “fallacies of birthright” and how birthright “contributes to apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 11/19/15 – Students Allied for Freedom and Equality hosted a display that contained images demonizing Israel, including a dove with a sniper’s crosshair aimed at its chest and a mock checkpoint to dramatize the “brutality” of Israeli soldiers.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students Allied for Freedom and Equality at University of Michigan was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 11/20/16 – An op-ed in the school paper called for BDS, stating, “We, at Palestine Advocacy Project, believe that ending military aid to Israel is long overdue. In order to achieve this, public institutions must also remove their financial commitment and political support to the Zionist cause.”
BDS VOTE 11/15/16 – The student government discusses a divestment resolution. The resolution fails, with a vote of 34 to 13 to reject the divestment resolution.
BDS EVENT 11/14/16 – SAFE held the event “Divestment Information Session” to discuss the BDS campaign.
BDS EVENT 11/10/16 – SAFE held a “BDS Symposium,” following the launch of their divestment campaign.
BDS VOTE 11/7/16 – SAFE announced the launch of a divestment campaign, stating, “#UMDivest has officially launched!”
BDS EVENTS 11/3/15 – Two Palestinian-American students organized a vigil “to honor victims of violence in Israel and Palestine,” at which several of the speakers promoted BDS.
BDS VOTES 3/31/15 – A divestment resolution proposed by the Students Allied for Freedom and Equality was brought to a vote in the UM Central Student Government, and defeated 25 – 15.
BDS EVENT 3/30/15 – SAFE at UM sponsored a talk by Josh Ruebner entitled “Why the University of Michigan Should Divest” the day before Michigan’s Central Student Government was scheduled to vote on an anti-Israel divestment resolution.
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3/30/15 – An op-ed in support of BDS was published in the Michigan Daily.
BDS EVENT 3/17/15 – The Trotter Multicultural Center and Maize Pages Student Organizations sponsored a talk by Professor Sa’ed Atshan entitled “Coming out As Gay, Coming Out As Palestinian.” At the conclusion of his talk, Atshan praised BDS and the efforts of the UM Students Allied for Freedom and Equality to encourage the BDS movement on campus.
BDS EVENTS 2/24/15 – Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) held a Divestment and Sanctions Symposium at which they announced the launch of a divestment campaign.

University of Michigan Dearborn


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/17 – At a Board of Regents Meeting, Fiana Arbab, the UM-Dearborn Student Government President began an unscheduled discussion over a resolution to divest from Israeli companies. She noted that the student government had “unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to divest from businesses and companies that allegedly violate Palestinian rights.” Arbab said she would be following up with a packet of information about the resolutions the assembly has passed and she encouraged the regents to promote the “principles of equality and justice.” Regent Mark Bernstein (D) thanked Arbab, and then spoke out against BDS calling it an “intellectually bankrupt, morally repugnant expression of anti-Semitism.” In response, during the Public Comments section Dearborn junior Susan Jenin defended the student government’s resolution and asked the board to reconsider forming a divestment committee to investigate investments by the University that may violate Palestinian rights. She claimed, “When we asked to end this funding of human rights violations against our families, we are told we must consider the feelings of privileged student on campus whom this would have no impact on.” She then verbally accosted Bernstein for having said he would “never divest,” stating his “personal interest” and stakes in Israel are “well-documented.” Bernstein asked what “documentation” Jinen was referring to, claiming the meeting marked the first time he had spoken publicly on the matter. Bernstein suggested it seemed the speakers had made the inference that, because he was Jewish, he was unable to view the situation objectively.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/29/17 – The student paper published an opinion piece by SJP members that reiterated SJP support for a recent divestment bill that had passed, stating, “In the resolution we recently passed with the UM-Dearborn Student Government, we listed the corporations that invest in the subjugation of Palestinians through apartheid…As our word spreads, humanity becomes aware of the cruelties that occur by the hands of Israel…At SJP…We condemn the existence of the panoptic Israeli state in Palestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/22/17 – Mock parking tickets were placed on the windshields of cars in a campus lot, which threatened to tow and demolish the cars and accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing.” The mock ticket also advertised two campus events on “illegal settlements and Israeli apartheid,” hosted by SJP.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/8/17 – UM Divest promoted a divestment petition to the campus community. A delegitimizing sign at an on-campus table promoting the petition read: “Sign the Petition to Divest from Investing in Apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 10/31/16 – SJP held a themed bake sale entitled “Zionism is Scary,” that demonized Israel. A display at the event titled “From the Zionist Mind” contained quotes from notable Zionists that were pulled out of context in order to demonize Israeli leaders and Zionism.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 3/13/17 – An anti-Israel divestment resolution passed unanimously in the Student Government.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/22/17 – SJP held an event to create pro-divestment signs to display on campus.
BDS VOTE 4/11/16 – Two anti-Israel resolutions were discussed by the Faculty Senate, and ultimately, voted down. One, an academic boycott resolution, was defeated 31-6-1. The second resolution was a divestment resolution and was voted down 32-5.

Wayne State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
12/1/16 – The Middle East Speaker Series and SJP held a film screening of “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/10/16 – As part of “Palestine Awareness Week,” WSU SJP erected an “apartheid wall” and held signs on campus. The wall had panels which condoned terrorism with the inclusion of the phrase, “to exist is to resist,” denied Jews self-determination with an image that replaced Israel with Palestine, delegitimized Israel with, “If you repeat a lie enough times it becomes…Israel,” and calls to boycott including (on one poster), “Divest from Apartheid” and on the wall, “#BoycottIsrael.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/9/16 – In an article in the school newspaper, the President of SJP promoted Remi Kanazi’s support for BDS in his upcoming performance by stating that his, “satirical approach to Israel’s 68-year occupation in Palestine and his support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement is unlike any other poets’ message.”
BDS EVENT 3/7/16 – SJP held the event, “From Ferguson to Palestine: Black-Palestinian Solidarity,” where the promotion for the event contained an image with the words, “Resist US racism, Boycott Israel.”


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Mississippi

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Mississippi


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A swastika was drawn in a dormitory elevator.


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Minnesota

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Augsburg College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/12/15 – Save The Kids Augsburg College, Students for Racial Justice Augsburg College – SRJ, Anti-War Committee, and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN) hosted an event at Augsburg College entitled “Caging the Oppressed: Mass Incarceration from the US to Palestine” as part of SJP-UMN’s Palestine Awareness Week running from November 9th-13th. The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state” since 1948.

Macalester College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/4/16 – A swastika was carved into a desk in the DeWitt Wallace Library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/20/16 – A swastika was found in Turck Hall.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/19/17 – An antisemitic flier was found taped to at least three locations on campus. The flier, marked with two swastikas, read: “White man are you sick and tired of the Jews destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneration … join us in the struggle for global white supremacy at the Daily Stormer.” This is one of at least seven cases of antisemitic graffiti or propaganda reported to the university’s Bias Response and Referral Network since the beginning of December.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/16/2017 – A swastika was drawn on a desk in a public part of the 17th Avenue Residence Hall. It was reported by police to have been drawn by a university student.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
2/8/17 – A Jewish student at the University of Minnesota found an antisemitic message on a whiteboard inside his dorm room. The message read “Nazi’s Rule,” and was accompanied by a swastika and a drawing of a concentration camp.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/3/15 – UMN SJP and Anti-War Committee planned and successfully carried out a disruption of a talk by Israeli Professor Moshe Halbertal. In addition, outside of the lecture hall protesters held signs accusing Halbertal of being a war criminal and calling Israel an “apartheid state,” as well as featured a display of a woman holding a bloodied doll with a sign that read “Nothing to see here. Just another Dead Palestinian baby.” A protest organizer said that one of the purposes of the protest was to urge the university to honor the academic boycott of Israel.
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/2/15 – UMN SJP tabled for their “Birthright campaign” in the student union building. SJP members gave out information demonizing a Jewish student trip intended to strengthen Jewish identity and encouraging students not to participate in it.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/7/16 – At a SJP UMN event titled, “The Separation of Judaism and Zionism Panel,” panelists consistently demonized Israelis and Zionists. One speaker noted that, “Israel’s oppressive policies are part of imperialism and the doctrine of white supremacy.” A speaker vilified the Jewish National Fund accusing the organization of being an ethnically cleansing organization and claimed that, “BDS is a non violent means to stop the JNF.” Speakers additionally supported the right of return of Palestinian refugees which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country. One speaker accused Jews of relying on “victim mentality” in choosing which “elements serve” Jews. Additionally, during the Q & A period, one panelist remarked, “We need to give up the idea of a Jewish Palestine since we cant take away Arab Palestine.” One panelist referred to a “Zionist agenda” and made numerous statements alluding to Zionist control. Panelists additionally falsely accused Israel of “genocide,” “ethnic cleansing,” “institutional racism” and “apartheid,” and the JNF of “greenwashing.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – UMN SJP held activities as part of the International Campus Day of Action for Palestine. According to the group’s informational material, one of the purposes of the event was to “support the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.” As part of the event, SJP held a “Die-in on the West Bank” that included a narrator reading text that demonized Israel by accusing it of being brutal and inhumane and committing atrocities, called Israel and apartheid state and encouraged listeners to join the BDS movement.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/4/15 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP constructed the “Mock Apartheid Wall” in front of the student union building. SJP organizers stated that the wall’s purpose was to raise awareness about “Israeli Apartheid.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/19/16 – Anti-War Committee, SJP and SDS held an event with Iyad Burnat to discuss, “the popular resistance in Palestine.” A picture of the event showed a large banner by the speaker that called for BDS, stating, “End USAid to Israel.
BDS EVENT 11/9/16 – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led a public demonstration and teach-in on campus along with SJP and other groups. One of the demands called for was “the divestment of university funds from corporations profiting off of Palestinian occupation.”
BDS EVENT 4/12/16 – UMN Divest held the event, “UMN Divest 2.0” to bring a “a newer version of our [divestment] resolution to student government.”
BDS VOTE 4/12/16 – The student association discussed a divestment bill. After amending to make it a socially responsible bill, where the vote to amend was approved 37-30-7, the final resolution was modified to not target Israel and then passed 45-16-7.
CALL FOR BDS 4/5/16 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus. One panel said, “How you can help…Support BDS”
BDS VOTE 4/5/16 – SJP announced that they will be re-introducing a BDS resolution to the student government on April 12th.
CALL FOR BDS 4/5/16 – SJP unfurled a large banner in front of the mock apartheid wall on campus that said, “#UMNDIVEST”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/8/16 – SJP responded to President Kaler‘s rejection of the proposed BDS resolution by reiterating calls for BDS in a press release.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/5/16 – A JVP member called for BDS in the student newspaper.
BDS VOTE 3/1/16 – SJP members presented a divestment resolution to the Minnesota Student Association (MSA).
BDS EVENT 2/21/16 – SJP held the event “Why Divest” with Ahmad Hussam, a member of SJP at the University of South Florida in Tampa. A Facebook posting about it stated that he came to speak about “the impact of divestment, and why it is important that our student governments support divestment campaigns.”
BDS EVENT 2/18/16 – UMN Divest held the first event of the divestment campaign, “Caterpillar Info Session” to learn why Caterpillar is included in companies to divest from in relation to Israel.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/18/16 – The editorial board of the student paper, Minnesota Daily, wrote a piece entitled “U should listen to divestment calls,” which endorses SJP’s divestment resolution.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/15/16 – SJP at UMN announces the launch of their divestment campaign in a Facebook post and press release, and launches a petition.


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Missouri

Total Antisemitic Activity:



St. Louis University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 8/18/15 – The Black Student Alliance Executive Board – St. Louis University signed a statement in support of BDS.

University of Missouri – Columbia


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
2/28/17 – Two students harassed a Jewish student with antisemitic messages that were both oral statements and written notes, as well as an incident of physical assault. The harassment had been going on since August. According to an article in the Columbia Missourian, the Jewish student “was nicknamed ‘f—ing Jew’ by his roommate and another student and was harassed by them for months after asking them to stop…[the perpetrators] were arrested after posting anti-Semitic quotes in the room the victim shared…including on the ceiling [above the Jewish student’s bed]…in addition [the non-roommate perpetrator] is accused of throwing a water bottle from a vehicle at the [Jewish student’s] head as he was walking on a sidewalk on campus. The bottle hit the [Jewish student’s] head, and [the perpetrator] shouted a slur from the car window.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/29/16 – The words “Hitler rules” were found written on a bulletin board at Gateway residence hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
10/24/15 – Residential Life staff found feces smeared in the shape of a swastika on the floor and wall of a bathroom in Gateway Hall, a campus dormitory.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/10/15 – A swastika and the words “You’ve been warned” were discovered in the same area as antisemitic graffiti had been found the previous day.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/9/15 – A swastika, the Illuminati symbol, and the word “heil” were drawn in ash on the wall on April 9.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/26/16 – The Peace Studies Department and Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine cosponsored the screening of the anti-Israel film, “The Zionist Story.” MU professor George Smith introduced the film, and called for the replacement of Israel as a Jewish state. The film itself falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and apartheid, villified Zionists and painted Zionism as evil and racist. The film also accused Jews of using the Holocaust for personal gain and referenced historical tropes of Jewish power/control by stating, “The Holocaust allows Zionists to manipulate world public opinion and stifle open discussion. It is their biggest asset.”
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
11/9/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by MU Peace Studies program, MU Women’s and Gender Studies, Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.

Washington University St. Louis


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
3/15/17 – An antisemitic voicemail message was left for a librarian at the university. The message came after the librarian helped organize an exhibit on the Holocaust at a local museum. According to a transcript of the call in Huffington Post, the unidentified male caller accused the librarian of “white genocide,” called the Holocaust a “f*ck*ng lie” and said Jews “maybe better run for the exits because people are finding out you’ve been extorting money and extorting Palestine for a century” and accused Jews of running the “slave trade.” In the transcript the caller said there was “no evidence of gas chambers, no evidence of mass graves. The Nazis just wouldn’t have had the resources to dig up these mass graves, pound them into dust, and then scatter it everywhere. They were fighting a war on three fronts…It’s ridiculous…[inaudible]… you use [the Holocaust] as a club to bash white people over the head. You openly advocate for white genocide and you’re not silenced on that but any contradictions to the ‘Holohoax’ and you go apeshit. hey were fighting a war on three fronts. It’s ridiculous…[inaudible]… you use this as a club to bash white people over the head. You’re flipping your shit all over the cage and everything, screaming “anti-Semite” and “Nazi” and all this other f*ck*ng stupid shit. It’s all a f*ck*ng lie and it’s being exposed and I think maybe you guys maybe better run for the exits because people are finding out you’ve been extorting money and extorting Palestine for a century. So it’s all over. We need to get these Holocaust studies stopped because they’re f*ck*ng lies, just like Jews ran the slave trade. You said whites ran it but you’re not white, and Jews aren’t white, and you ran the slave trade. So it’s all coming to bare. So I would get really nervous if I was you.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/14/16 – A group of around 10 protesters affiliated with Students for Justice in Palestine disrupted a talk by an Israeli LGBTQIA activist by performing a planned walkout. Prior to the Q&A period, the protesters stood up wearing tape over their mouths and signs reading “No Pride in Apartheid” before leaving the room.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 2/21/17 – The Student Union president filed a report to the Office of Campus Life and the Constitutional Council regarding four members of the Student Union who allegedly made antisemitic and sexually inappropriate remarks.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 1/26/17 – SJP circulated a New Member Application which stated that the organization’s “purpose at Wash U is to demand accountability for institutional Zionism.” The application included SJP’s Points of Unity, which deny Jews self-determination by calling for an end to Israel’s “occupation and colonization of all Arab lands,” including current day Israel, and for the right of return to Israel of millions of Palestinians and their descendants, which would result in an end to the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 12/7/16 – SJP held the event “Film Screening: “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term that insinuates Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/17/16 – SJP published an op-ed in the student newspaper that demonized Israel, accusing a recent speaker on campus, and pro-Israel groups, of engaging in “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” The op-ed goes on to accuse Hillel, Nice Jewish Queers and Washington University Students for Israel of being “complicit in normalizing occupation, violence against (queer) Palestinians, and anti-Arab racism” for holding an event with an Israeli LGBTQIA activist. The op-ed ends with the delegitimizing hashtag, “#NoPrideInApartheid.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/7/16 – SJP posted a response on Facebook explaining why the organization had declined discussions on Israel-Palestine with pro-Israel groups on campus stating that doing so would mean they would then have to “accept Israel’s right to “defend itself” and exist as a (racist) Jewish State.” The post further called on others to support BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/30/15 – The president of WashU SJP issued a statement explaining why she was canceling a “Vigil for Israeli and Palestinian lives,” because of Israel’s “racism” and “settler colonialism.”

Webster University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/27/16 – 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.


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Montana

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Montana State University Billings


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/29/16 – A swastika was spray painted on the Rims (one of the rock faces), across from the Montana State University Billings Student Union building and dorms. The swastika was spray-painted above the rocky stairway that leads to the top of the Rims, in clear view of many university students, staff and faculty.


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Nebraska

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Nebraska, Omaha


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/1/16 – A University of Nebraska at Omaha faculty member discovered an antisemitic message calling for Jews to be gassed alongside a swastika carved into a bathroom wall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/10/16 – SJP held a meeting on campus. The promotion for the event delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid, as well as supported BDS.


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Nevada

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/28/17 – Swastikas and a threatening message against the Jewish community were found on a utility pole in an off-campus area where many students live, which is less than 2 miles from the AEPi Jewish fraternity. It was found by a student and fraternity member, and publicized by the fraternity.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/25/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Palestine, Civility, and the Demands of Academic Freedom,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was sponsored by UNLV Interdisciplinary Degree Programs, including Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Afro-American Studies.


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New Hampshire

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Dartmouth College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/30/16 – Jasbir Puar gave an April 30 presentation at a panel sponsored by the Gender Research Institute. The panel was entitled, “Inhumanist Biopolitics: How Palestine Matters.” During her talk, Puar demonized Israel by claiming that Israel deliberately maims Palestinians (especially noting youth and children) and delegitimized Israel by claiming this maiming was, “used to achieve the tactical aims of settler colonialism.”

Keene State College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/3/16 – A swastika was scratched into a men’s room bathroom stall divider of a dorm.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/16 – The image of a swastika was burned into the ceiling of a third-floor bathroom at a dormitory.

University of New Hampshire


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, including two of the university’s public printers in the Dimond Library and the Memorial Union Building. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”


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New Jersey

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Drew University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Drew University Students for Justice in Palestine was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”

Fairleigh Dickinson University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
INTIMIDATION
3/24/15 – The Israeli flag that hung in the university’s dining hall was found ripped down the middle.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
3/23/15 – Rabbi Ely Allen, Hillel Director at FDU, found a swastika that was drawn on the bulletin board outside his office in Bancroft Hall.

Montclair State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
11/4/15 – A swastika was drawn on a desk in Dickson Hall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/11/15 – SJP held a “Demonstration and Vigil in Solidarity with Palestine,” with several members holding signs which delegitimized and demonized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of apartheid and war crimes.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/13/15 – SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/2/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week.” SJP hosted an event entitled “The Activist & The Professor: A Discussion on Zionism and Israeli Apartheid Featuring Ms. Tavia Their and Professor Susan Hussein.” According to one account, “the goal of the event organizers was to give students an understanding of how Zionism can cause oppression and apartheid.”

Princeton University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/23/17 – An orange swastika about 10 to 14 inches long was spray-painted on a large sculpture on campus. Since 2015, there has been at least one other incident of swastika graffiti discovered on the statue.
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
5/4/16 – Antisemitic graffiti was found in a restroom in the Friend Center on Wednesday, the first evening of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. The graffiti implied that Jews are “ruling the United States.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at several locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/16/17 – At an event entitled “Is Zionism separable from Judaism?”, co-sponsored by the Project’s Board, the Program in American Studies and the Princeton Committee on Palestine, speaker Norman Finkelstein reportedly “equated Zionism with ethnic cleansing, called Zionism a denial of historical truth and compared Zionist endeavors to Stalin’s.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/8/16 – Princeton Committee on Palestine and Princeton DREAM Team erected a mock apartheid wall which falsely accused Israel of apartheid. The project received “generous support” from the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Davis International Center, and the American Studies Program.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/8/15 – The Princeton Divests Student Coalition organized an event at which 5 people spoke in support of anti-Israel divestment, including Princeton professor Cornel West, who accused Israel of commiting “a crime against humanity,”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/15 – The Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University students held the panel “Life and Loathing In Greater Israel Princeton University Panel Discussion,” which featured Max Blumenthal, Chris Hedges and Ronnie Barkan. During the panel and/or in the Q & A that followed, each speaker engaged in forms of antisemitic expression. Blumenthal denied Jewish self-determination exclaiming, “I want to challenge this idea that Zionism represents an authentic level of Judaism,” and he condoned terrorism, calling the violence of terrorist organizations such as Islamic Jihad “Palestinian resistance” to “their siege and occupation.” Both Hedges and Barkan delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of “apartheid.” Barkan denied Jewish self-determination, claiming that Zionism was “a nationalist movement of ingraining [the Jews] with…supremacist messianic thinking, and inherent to Zionism is…taking away of the land and the resources.” In addition, Barkan demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of “massacre,” “pre-meditated ethnic cleansing” and being “built on the basis of supremacy.” All three speakers promoted BDS in their talks. The event was sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary’s Seminarians for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land, the Association of Charismatic Theological Students (ACTS), the Student Government Association, the Religion and Society department, and the Office of Multicultural Relations, as well as Princeton University’s Committee on Palestine.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 4/29/15 – Graduate Student Government held a referendum on anti-Israel divestment, and divestment won with 56.3% voting yes, 39.3% no, and 4.5% abstaining.
BDS EVENTS 4/28/15 – The Graduate Student Government held a forum to discuss the divestment referendum that the graduate student body would be voting on.
BDS VOTES 4/24/15 – A school-wide referendum on an anti-Israel divestment measure was held and divestment was narrowly defeated, 47.5% in favor of divestment and 52.5% opposed.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/6/15 – The Princeton Divests Coalition submitted a petition for an anti-Israel divestment referendum with 229 signatures to the student government.

Rowan University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
12/11/15 – Several swastikas and other antisemitic markings were discovered carved into doors of Chestnut Hall, a university residence hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
12/3/15 – Swastikas and other antisemitic markings were carved into several doors in a freshman residence hall.

Rutgers University – Newark


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/4/16 – Rutgers University-Newark Student Governing Association discussed and passed a BDS resolution, 10-0 with 5 abstentions.

Rutgers University – New Brunswick


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/2/17 – A swastika was drawn on a dry erase board in the first-floor study lounge of the George Street residence hall, a widely visible public space.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
2/18/16 – A swastika was taped to the dorm room ceiling of a Jewish student.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
VERBAL ASSAULT
9/14/15 – On Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish Rutgers University student wearing a yarmulke was approached by two other students on campus, with one of whom stating, “Yeah, I’d wear a yarmulke too…If I wanted to burn in Auschwitz!”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/9/16 – SJP held the event “ISrael [sic]: A Manifestation of Imperialism & Colonialism.” The advertisement for the event demonized Zionism and delegitimized Israel, stating that the event’s purpose was to discuss “how ZIONISM embodied the 19th century ethos of the European Mission Civilisatrice, racism, supremacy, and utilitarian principles, to justify the creation of a settler colonialism project on the land of Palestine.”
DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/19/16 – SJP held an event with Miko Peled, where t-shirts were sold that showed an image of all of Israel replaced with Palestine. According to comments by an attendee, during his talk, Miko Peled claimed that there is not an “occupation in Gaza”, but rather that “all of Israel is occupied.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/8/16 – SJP Rutgers hosted their annual banquet, which included a talk by Neturei Karta member Dovid Yisroel Weiss. In his talk, Weiss said that Israel was “vile, it’s Satan,” he claimed that “the existence of a so-called Jewish state…is antithetical to Judaism,” and he called on members of the audience to “pray to God every day for the speedy and peaceful dismantlement…of the Zionist state of Israel.” In addition, t-shirts which featured a large picture with the outline of the state of Israel superimposed with the Palestinian flag, indicating the desire for eliminating the Jewish state, were being sold at the event.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/4/16 – SJP Rutgers hosted a fundraising event to sell “SJP solidarity shirts,” which featured a large picture with the outline of the state of Israel superimposed with the Palestinian flag, indicating the desire for eliminating the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 2/22/16 – In an announcement of an SJP-hosted event, Israel was falsely accused of pursuing the “genocide of innocent Palestinian people.”
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION 10/1/15 – During an SJP protest in October 2015, one of the signs suggests that there is no Jewish state, only “occupied Palestine.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/30/15 – SJP hosted the event, “Palestine 101 with Dr. Paul Heideman.” In his talk, Dr. Heiderman demonized Israelis saying that Israeli political parties, and Israelis themselves, are racist. He delegitimized Israel referring to the country as an “apartheid state” and a “colonial project.” He also promoted BDS as a “vehicle for change.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/30/16 – SJP Rutgers hosted a BDS information session to promote BDS on campus.
BDS EVENT 3/4/15 – Rutgers NB SJP hosted a talk by BDS activist J. Kehaulani Kauanui entitled “BDS & the Work of Anti-Normalization in Solidarity Activism with Palestine.”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/25/15 – Rutgers NB SJP posted a large sign at Browers Commons which called for BDS.

Seton Hall University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – SJP @Seton Hall University was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.

Stockton University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/30/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Academic Freedom and the Corporate University,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita expressed support for the BDS movement. Salaita’s talk was sponsored by DH@Stockton-The Center for Digital Humanities; Literature Program; School of Arts and Humanities; Unified Black Students Society; Political Engagement Program.

William Paterson University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 2/29/16 – SJP held it’s first Israel “Apartheid Week,” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid.


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New Mexico

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of New Mexico


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/9/16 – A swastika with the words “Sieg Heil,” a reference to the Nazi salute, were found on four buildings around campus, including the library.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
4/14/16 – Pro-Palestinian protestors successfully disrupted the “Israeli Soldiers Tour” that was hosted by Lobos for Israel by moving to the front of the room with a large sign saying, “Israel Out of Palestine.” Protestors chanted, “IDF, what do you say?” while students in the back of the room responded, “How many kids have you killed today!”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine – University of New Mexico was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/17/16 – SJP held the event, “Gaza from the Frontlines with Mohammed Omer.” During the event, audience members called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 5/9/16 – The school newspaper published a letter titled, “Letter: Abolishing racist seal a step toward fixing power dynamics,” where the author stated, “we call for divestment from companies that profit from the Zionist occupation of Palestine.”
BDS EVENT 12/4/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by the UNM SJP.
BDS VOTES 4/22/15 – The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico voted against an SJP-authored anti-Israel divestment resolution, 4-14-2, after 3 hours of heated discussion.
BDS EVENTS 4/20/15 – UNM SJP and Red Student Faction host a teach-in promoting the anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Western New Mexico University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
9/22/15 – A man entered the Center for Gender Equality building and wrote lewd antisemitic and other comments in chalk on the wall. As the SC Daily Press reported, “the center actually has to repaint the wall, because ‘the pressure the individual used was sufficient enough’ to remain after washing with soap and water.”


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New York

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Bard College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/2/15 – Bard College Students Without Borders issued a statement falsely accusing Israel of “state terrorism”and “ethnic cleansing,” supporting anti-Israel divestment, condoning terrorism, and calling for “Palestinian liberation until Palestine is free, from the river to the sea.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/16/16 – Bard Divest hosted the event, “An Informal Discussion on Palestine and BDS” with Ilana Feldman as speaker, who was active in the American Anthropological Association’s proposed academic boycott of Israel.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/31/15 – Bard Divest launches a petition demanding that the college divest from companies doing business with Israel.

Binghamton University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/22/17 – A swastika was found in a bathroom stall in the Bartle Library on campus. Date of incident is approximated from announcement.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/30/15 – A 4th-year PhD student published an op-ed in the student paper which called Israel an “apartheid regime” and promoted BDS.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/5/15 – SJP sponsored a talk with Alison Weir entitled, “Against Our Better Judgement – The Hidden History of How the U.S. was Used to Create Israel.” Her talk entailed classic antisemitic tropes of Jewish power when she alluding to the “Zionist Agenda,” Zionist political control, of Jewish/Zionist money “ target[ing] every sector of our society” and “Israel Partisans” controlling the media. She also claimed that violence started when Zionism began and “impacted the whole world dangerously.” She further demonized Israel by alluding to the recent Gaza war as a “massacre” and delegitimized Israel by stating Israel’s creation was a “massive human catastrophe.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 12/12/15 – A graduate student in social anthropology published an op-ed in the school paper urging her department to follow in the footsteps of the American Anthropology Association and join in the academic boycott of Israel.

City University of New York Brooklyn College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/25/16 – Four swastikas were carved into a women’s bathroom.
DISCRIMINATION;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION
2/17/16 – Nearly a dozen Brooklyn College students interrupted a faculty meeting, called one faculty member a Zionist slur and then called for “Zionists off campus” and an end to “racist” classes among its list of demands.
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – Brooklyn College SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to Israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
HISTORICAL 3/25/15 – Antisemitic graffiti that read “Jews – root of all evil” was scrawled on the wall of a men’s bathroom stall in the Brooklyn College library.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
11/5/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by Brooklyn College SJP.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/8/15 – SJP at BC posted a flyer promoting the “Third Intifada,” which is a campaign of terror against Israeli Jews.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/7/15 – SJP at Brooklyn College hosted a “die-in” to show that Israeli soldiers brutally murder Palestinian youths. The “corpses” wore signs that demonized and delegitimized Israel, including one that read “This is just of fraction of life under Israeli Apartheid,” and the words “Boycott Israel” were written in chalk on the sidewalk at the event.

City University of New York City College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
11/16/15 – City College SJP posted a message of solidarity with the University of Texas which included the message “Zionism out of our schools.”

City University of New York College of Staten Island


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – College of Staten Island SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occupation.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 3/1/16 – SJP members presented in support of a “one state solution” to eliminate Israel as a Jewish country.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine at the College of Staten Island was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”

City University of New York Hunter College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – Hunter College SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM
11/12/15 – Antisemitic slogans were chanted at a rally protesting tuition hikes, including: “Zionists out of CUNY” and “Long Live the Intifada.”
DENIGRATION;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
ACCUSING JEWS EXAGGERATE HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/10/15 – The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (RSCC), Students Without Borders, and NYC SJP protested a presentation of Iddo Netanyahu’s play about the Holocaust outside the building at Hunter College where the play was being presented, with Iddo Netanyahu present. The protest included signs reading “Zionism = Fascism” and “Zionism = Genocide.” In a video that protesters had made of the protest, they claimed that they were outraged “that Netanyahu could make a play about the terrible crimes that were committed against the Jewish people, while supporting the same things being done to Palestinians today.” An advertisement of the protest on the RSCC claimed that “Palestinians are being exterminated under the settler colonial ideology of the Israeli state,” and that Zionisits opportunistically use the Holocaust to promote Zionism and genocide.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/20/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College held the event “Divestment 101” to learn “about CUNY’s first divestment campaign from Israeli Apartheid.” The advertisement also falsely accused Israel’s military of “committing genocide.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/15/17 – Palestine Solidarity Committee released a press release to announce the re-launch of a divestment campaign stressing that the organization, “continue[s] 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…We look forward to bringing the resolution this semester…Just as there should be no Apartheid Wall to separate indigenous Palestinians from Israelis on stolen Palestinian land, there should be no separation wall on the U.S.-Mexico border…#HunterApartheidDivest #FreePalestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/15/17 – Palestine Solidarity Alliance at Hunter College held the event, “On Religious Solidarity: Interfaith Action for BDS.” During the event a panelist stated that Zionism was created on “racist…supremacist ethos…using their own people as subjects to create their own so-called state of Israel” and falsely accused Israel of apartheid, “ethnic cleansing,” and “genocide” and that “Israel as the Zionist movement have not given up on eliminating the natives of Palestine” as well as that the “plan is to take over the whole of Palestine.” He reiterated that BDS was the “first moral step in liberating Palestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/30/16 – SJP held the event “Indigenous Resistance: From Gaza to Standing Rock.” The advertisement for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of being a settler colonial state and committing genocide, claiming that Palestinians are “experiencing a genocide and ethnocide within our homelands from the settler-colonial state of Israel.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE);
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS TO BDS)
11/30/16 – 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!”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 5/5/16 – SJP held the event, “Hunter SJP Presents: From the River to the Sea, Rejecting Oslo” which denied Jewish self-determination and endorsed a “one state solution” which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. The image promoting the event was of a Palestinian throwing stones.
DEMONIZATION 3/8/16 – At a panel event, “Why Gender Matters for Justice in Palestine / Why Palestine Matters for International Women’s Day” co-sponsored by CUNY Hunter College – Women and Gender Studies Department and CUNY 4 Palestine, in conjunction with “Israeli Apartheid Week” and International Womens Day, demonizing antisemitic expressions were used. New York area SJP leader Nerdeen Kiswani spoke as a panelist and remarked that, “Israel is a state that is built on murder and mass rape of Palestinian women” as part of a campaign to “perpetrate genocide” on the Palestinian people. Also on the panel was Jasbir Puar, Faculty member of Rutgers University and Lisa Duggan, Faculty member of NYU. The event was moderated by CUNY Associate Professor Saadia Toor.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/8/15 – Hunter SJP, CUNY4Palestine, and International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network hosted a panel discussion entitled, “What does Palestine have to do with a Liberated CUNY?” At the talk, materials demonizing and delegitimizing Israel were displayed and distributed, including a pamphlet entitled “Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression,” in which Israel is falsely accused of being a “settler colonial state” based on “ethnic cleansing;” of “crimes against humanity;” and of being responsible “for massive state violence” in countries throughout the world.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/20/17 – Palestine Solidarity Alliance at Hunter College tabled on campus as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” A large tri-fold display on the table called for BDS.
BDS EVENT 12/9/16 – The Palestine Solidarity Alliance at Hunter College tabled on campus as part of a fundraising bake sale. A large tri-fold poster display on the table promoted BDS.
BDS EVENT 11/30/16 – Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College held a panel event promoting BDS, entitled “BDS: A Striving Initiative for Palestinian Liberation,” with Pauline Park (NYAGRA, Queens Pride House; New York City Queers Against Israeli Apartheid), Riham Barghouti (Adalah-NY), and Yousef Munayyer (US Campaign for Palestinian Rights), all representatives of groups supporting and promoting BDS.
BDS EVENTS 12/9/15 – Hunter SJP promoted a “twitter storm” organized by CUNY for Palestine, which asked people to send tweets to CUNY administrators that included the promotion of an anti-Israel divestment campaign.
BDS EVENT 4/14/15 – Hunter SJP and the Hunter College Women & Gender Studies Department co-sponsored an event entitled “Palestine and the Fight for Queer Liberation: A Conversation about Gender & Sexuality with Ghadir Shafie,” which promoted BDS

City University of New York John Jay College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – John Jay College SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
3/12/15 – Swastikas and other antisemitic messages were found in campus restrooms and classrooms.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM 11/29/16 – 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.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
5/22/16 – The Left Forum (affiliated with the Department of Sociology at CUNY Graduate Center) sponsored a talk on campus with Other Voices, Other Choices titled, “A Dialogue on Israel and Palestine with Tariq Ali and Norman Finkelstein.” During his talk, Tariq Ali delegitimized Israel, referencing all of Israel as occupied Palestine. He further supported BDS as one piece of ending Israel stating, “The BDS campaign is important. It’s important not because it will bring down the Israeli government that is an illusion that it will [on its own] bring down the Israeli government. The South African government was not brought down by sanctions…sanctions on their own are never decisive. I nonetheless support them… The only viable long term solution is a single…state.” Norman Finkelstein demonized Israelis and Israel saying that it is “a whole society that has just gone over the cliff” in terms of “brutalizing Palestinians,” accused Israel of committing “massacres,” and claimed the “Israeli army went around and systematically broke the bones of Palestinian children.” He additionally called for the right of return of Palestinians, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, when discussing his view that the right of return is a legally correct platform of BDS, yet not called for on college campuses in BDS resolutions at this time solely because of public opinion.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS) 5/21/16 – The Left Forum 2016 (affiliated with CUNY Graduate Center) was held at John Jay College with a number of panels. One panel, entitled “Silencing Dissent: False Accusations of Anti-Semitism Against Palestine Solidarity with David Letwin, moderator [Jews for Palestine]” contained antisemitic expressions. During the panel, Letwin called for the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. He additionally demonized and delegitimized Israel, calling it “an apartheid, racist, dispossessing, colonial regime,” demonized Zionists, stating that “they [Zionists] want a racially pure Israel” and that “the reality of Zionism [is that it is] an apartheid regime.” He blamed Israel and Zionism for antisemitism, stating, “If anyone today is responsible for stoking the flames of it [anti-Semitism] it’s Israel itself. It’s Zionism itself.” Finally, Letwin called for BDS. Panelist Mohammed Nabulsi, a law student at the University of Texas Austin, demonized Israel by falsely accusing the state of “ethnic cleansing” as well as stated that in the Jewish community it is “the most Islamophobic racist right-wing aspects of that community” who are bringing up issues of antisemitism. Nabulsi further called for BDS. Panelist Lamis Deek, a human rights attorney from Nablus, called Israel a “supremacist society” that was designed for “the purpose of establishing a Jewish supremacy and not just Jewish supremacy but specific kinds of Jewish people. Zionist Jewish supremacy.” She claimed Israel uses violence, “all for the purpose of subjugating the Palestinian people.” She accused “Zionist networks” of being “critical to building and proliferating and really empowering the Islamophobia and anti-Muslim movement.” She referred to Israel not as Israel but consistently as the “Zionist entity” or “an entity that calls itself Jewish.” She further claimed Zionists controlled and profited from the US court cases involving terrorism post-911.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 5/21/16 – SJP held the event “Rejecting Oslo: Self-Determination & the One State Solution.” The advertisement for the event contained an image that denied Jews self-determination as it showed an outline of all of Israel replaced with a Palestinian flag.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 5/31/15 – CUNY SJP hosted an event whose purpose was to promote a “One State” solution which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/4/15 – SJP hosts a screening of the movie “Roadmap to Apartheid,” which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.

City University of New York Kingsborough Community College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
3/25/16 – Professor of Business Jeffrey Lax filed a lawsuit alleging antisemitic behavior on the part of senior administrators. The complaint states administrators “actively limited the hiring and obstructed the promotion of Jews, and have ‘promoted and maintained a pervasively hostile work environment.’ This hostility…includes mocking religious head coverings worn by Jewish faculty members, referring to Jews as “the Devil” and “evil” and denigrating people for keeping kosher.'”

City University of New York Medgar Evers College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HISTORICAL
12/23/15 – An unidentified male assaulted an Orthodox Jewish student in a hallway of the science building at Medgar Evans College. The victim was punched twice in the face with a closed fist and once in the stomach by the assailant, who said: “I don’t like white boys. Leave the school, you Jew.”

City University of New York School of Law


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – CUNY School of Law SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”

City University of New York System


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – The advertisement for a rally at Hunter College demanding a freeze in tuition, which was endorsed by 10 local SJP chapters, contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration,” claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (EVENT)
11/16/15 – A member of Reveolutionary Student Coordinating Committee made remarks at a meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees, in which he falsely accused Israel of being a “settler colonial” state and of perpetrating “genocide” and “terrorism” against Palestinians, and he promoted an anti-Israel divestment resolution.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/23/15 – Several hundred CUNY faculty signed the statement “Affirming the Rights of Students to Organize, Protest, and Resist (CUNY),” which included a condemnation of the CUNY administration for not divesting from Israel and referred to “Israeli apartheid.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/17/16 – The Doctoral Student’s Council discussed and then passed a resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israel by a vote of 42-19 with 9 abstentions. The council represents nearly 5,000 graduate students.
CALLS FOR BDS 12/9/15 – CUNY for Palestine organized a “twitter storm,” asking people to send tweets to CUNY administrators that included the promotion of an anti-Israel divestment campaign.

City University of New York The Graduate Center


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 5/11/16 – The Center for Humanities sponsored a talk with Ariella Azoulay called, “The Imperial Condition of Photography in Palestine: Archives, Looting, and the Figure of the Infiltrator.” During her talk, Azoulay delegitimized Israel, explicitly stating that the archives “continue to reveal the illegitimacy of the Israeli regime.” Following Azoulay’s talk, Susan Buck-Morss, Professor of Political Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY joined Azoulay on stage and congratulated Azoulay for “questioning the sovereignty of a Zionist Israel.”

Columbia University/Barnard College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/13/17 – In response to an SSI event with Danny Danon, Columbia University Apartheid Divest held a protest entitled “Racists Not Welcome: Protest the Israeli Ambassador at Columbia.” The description for the protest demonized Israel with false accusations of “savage ethnic cleansing of the original inhabitants” that “besieged and bombed the Palestinian people since its inception” and stated, “We do not welcome virulent racists on our campus.” At the protest itself, demonizing and delegitimizing chants of “Stop your murder, stop your hate, Israel is an apartheid state!” and “No peace on stolen land! Justice is our demand!” were heard as some protesters tried to, and eventually succeeded in, breaking into the lecture hall. They were later removed. Additional chants included, “Racists not welcome,” “Danny Danon you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide” and “One, two, three, four, occupation’s gotta go. Five, six, seven, eight, Israel’s an apartheid state.” One sign at the protest called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. According to the Columbia Spectator, Danon was interrupted seven times by protesters in the audience. Protesters stood and chanted phrases such as, “From Palestine to Mexico, border walls have got to go,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” while holding signs reading similar statements. One group of protesters left the room with a large banner that read, “Boycott Israel.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
12/6/16 – Protesters at Columbia University staged a walkout of a Students Supporting Israel (SSI) event, right as a Jew addressed the room to describe his connection to the land of Israel. The protesters held demonizing signs stating, “Israel is built on land theft, displacement and ethnic cleansing” as well as “Settlers are not indigenous” and “Zionism is racism.”
DENIGRATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
12/6/16 – Columbia University Apartheid Divest and a collection of 24 other campus groups published a statement that denigrated a pro-Israel group on campus and demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “ethnic cleansing.” The statement accused the group Students Supporting Israel (SSI) of supporting, “Israel’s active project of ethnic cleansing” and “co-optation of indigeneity” for organizing an event entitled “Indigenous People Unite.” The statement then goes on to identify Palestinians as “indigenous people of Palestine since 1948,” in an attempt to deny Jews any historical connection to Israel before 1948, and to negate Zionism itself as the return of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland.
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – Columbia SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/24/15 – Columbia University Black Students’ Organization (BSO) issued a statement condemning a flyering campaign of Aryeh: Columbia Students Association for Israel, accusing them of using “the image and words of Martin Luther King, Jr. in favor of their Zionist views” and their “co-optation of Black liberation struggle for the purposes of genocide and oppression.” The statement also falsely accused Israel of apartheid and said that “zionism has no place in our solidarity.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/6/17 – JVP members published an op-ed in the student paper that falsely accused Israel of “apartheid’ and “ethnic cleansing” and stated that “Judaism could flourish without the need for ethnonationalism—the supremacy of Jewish ethnic identity in the State of Israel—or racist apartheid policies.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/2/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP and JVP erected an “apartheid carpet” due to wind issues (the “apartheid wall” was laid down this year instead of upright). One of the panels said, “END ISRAELI APARTHEID.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT);
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/1/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “50 Years of Occupation: The 1967 Nakba with Prof. Rashid Khalidi.” The description for the event demonized Israel with false accusations of “ethnic cleansing” and “regular civilian massacres by the occupation forces.” The description also called for BDS, stating, “Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel [is] a call we hope to honor by pressuring Columbia’s administration to divest its $10 billion endowment from companies that profit from the occupation.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/27/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Zionists are Racists.” The description for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating: “In November, 1975 the United Nations passed the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, a resolution that declared ‘Zionism is Racism.’ With the support of newly liberated African nations, the bill recognized the supremacist ideology of the Israeli nation-state that had predicated its settler colony upon racial apartheid and ethnic cleansing. Come learn about Israel’s racist and imperialist policies and…discuss what the BDS struggle looks from the perspective of South Africa.” According to SJP, speaker Barney Pityana from the Black Consciousness Movement and the South African Students’ Organisation delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of “apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/27/17 – SJP launched its “Israeli Apartheid Week” in order to promote BDS throughout the week and promote the delegitimizing notion that Israel is founded as a settler-colonial project marking “100 Years of Settler-Colonialism” since the Balfour Declaration, as well as educate on the “apartheid policies of Israel.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/27/17 – CU Apartheid Divest (a coalition of SJP and JVP) published an article in the school newspaper titled “No Neutrality in Apartheid,” that falsely stated that the status quo in Israel includes, “apartheid” and demonized Zionists stating, “‘Neutral’ silence has become a powerful tool wielded by Zionists in their effort to bolster the hegemony of Israeli apartheid and dissuade dissenting voices. From hard-right Zionist groups such as AIPAC to student Hillel chapters…” The article promoted a divestment petition, stating, “As part of our work this Israeli Apartheid Week, CUAD will present a resolution to CCSC calling for divestment…If 10 percent of the CC student body signs our petition supporting the resolution, CCSC will be obligated to put the resolution to a vote..This is our way of honoring the Palestinian call to BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions).”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/25/17 – The Center for Palestine Studies held the event, “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine – Ben Ehrenreich in conversation with Colm Tóibín,” which was co-sponsored by Columbia Journalism School and the Heyman Center for the Humanities. During the event, Mr. Ehrenreich demonized and delegitimized Israel with false accusations of Israel being “as clear an apartheid, an instance of apartheid, as one can find,” as well as stating, “Israel is a settler colonial society and the one thing a settler colonial societies have in common is that they follow a genocidal logic.” He also falsely accused Israel of “incremental genocide.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/17/17 – Columbia University Apartheid Divest held the event, “Yasser Qous: Afro-Palestinian Identity & Life Under Apartheid.” The description of the event delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of apartheid, stating, “Several members of the Afro-Palestinian community actively participated in defending Jerusalem from the Zionist occupation during the 1948 war and have historically played a large role in resisting Israeli apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 12/4/16 – Columbia University Apartheid Divest held the event, “Hear It From Your Peers.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/22/2016 – SJP held the event, “Incarceration & Apartheid.” The advertisement for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of “regular campaigns” of “gassing” Palestinians, and engaging in “Zionist supremacy” through the use of “apartheid laws.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/28/16 – SJP co-sponsored the event, “BOOM CLAP SHHH: Queer Anti-Zionist Performance.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/18/16 – Columbia University Apartheid Divest held the event, “Grassroots Jerusalem: Fayrouz Sharqawi” at Barnard College. The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of an apartheid system.
HISTORICAL 10/6/16 – An individual held a sign and walked around the campus gates that said, “Google it!!! Jews financed black slavery.” The same individual has appeared at Columbia numerous times in the past with antisemitic signs.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/28/16 – 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.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/20/16 – The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University held the event “Extraordinary Rendition American Writers on Palestine” with Bruce Robbins, Duranya Freeman, Marilyn Hacker, Nancy Kricorian, Lawrence Joseph and Eileen Miles. During the event, Robbins demonized Israel, accusing the state of “deliberately” bombing “densely populated areas” and called for BDS. Freeman demonized Israel, accusing it of “systematic destruction of [Palestinian] lives” and called for BDS. Kricorian and Hacker also called for BDS.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/13/16 – An event was held on campus entitled, “Palestine in Focus: Raji Sourani, Shawan Jabarin & Rashid Khalidi in Conversation,” sponsored by Columbia University Center for Palestine Studies; Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute; International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH); Institute for Policy Studies; CODEPINK; National Lawyers Guild, and the National Lawyers Guild-International Committee. In his talk, Raji Sourani demonized and delegitimized Israel accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid” and stating that Palestinians, “are killed in total inhuman unmerciful way by criminal gangsters that call themselves state.” Shawan Jabarin delegitimized Israel accusing the state of apartheid. Prof. Rashid Khalidi gave way to historical allegations of Jewish control explicitly remarking about the “political and financial muscle wielded by a lobby which is in the unique position of wielding this power and then of intimidating those who point out they have this power by smearing them as anti-Semitic. If you say there is a lobby that exercises influence on Capitol Hill you’re either a self-hating Jew you’re an anti-Semite. It’s a self-evident fact. These people write the legislation.” Khalidi also supported BDS. In the Q & A period, Sourani further demonized Israel claiming that Israel would “want” Gaza to turn into ISIS because it, “wants that to have more excuse to kill and destroy and to commit more crimes.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/11/16 – SJP and JVP co-sponsored the event, “The Palestine Exception to Free Speech and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement.” During the event, one speaker called on Columbia University to divest from Israeli “Apartheid.” Numerous calls for BDS, including supporting an academic boycott, were made by speakers.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/7/16 – Columbia University Apartheid Divest held the event “Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising” to discuss BDS and the justification of armed uprising (intifada) against Israelis.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/6/16 – The Center for Palestinan Studies hosted an event entitled “A Constitution for a Non-State: Or how to do things with law ( Palestine 1993 – 2015),” which consisted of a talk by Emilio Dabed that was introduced by Rashid Khalidi and responded to by Katherine Franke and Brinkley Messick. Three of the speakers delegitimized Israel: Dabed called Israel “a colonial regime,” Franke referred to “the colonial project of Zionism,” and Khalidi called Israel “a classic settler colonial system.” In addition, Dabed demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of “ethnic supremacy.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/4/16 – The Center for Palestine Studies hosted a lecture by Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh entitled “Palestine Re-Covered: Reading a Settler Colonial Landscape.” In his talk, al-Shaikh repeatedly referred to Israeli politicians Shimon Peres and Ariel Sharon as “war criminals,” and called a former Israeli minister of tourism a “fascist.” In order to illustrate “a Palestinian audio-visual response to the Zionist project,” al-Shaikh showed a music video that condoned terrorism against Israel and included the words, “Oh motherland, these are your sons. They rose to fight the occupiers…The resistance will win. And victory will come and Al-Aqsa will be free.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/4/16 – The Center for Palestine Studies held the event, “Being Palestinian Personal reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora: A book launch with Yasir Suliemon in conversation with Hamid Dabashi, with moderator, Rashid Khalidi.” During his talk, Suliemon delegitimized Israel by falsely referring to the “apartheid wall.” In addition, Hamid Dabashi advocated on behalf of BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/28/16 – The Center for Palestine Studies held the event, “’There is a Field’: Post Play Discussion.” The event was co-sponsored by the African American policy forum in Columbia and the Center for Intersectionality at the Law School, as well as Adallah. Brinkley Messick, a Professor of Anthropology and part of the Center for Palestine Studies introduced the event favorably mentioning that the Center for Palestine Studies has events on BDS. During the discussion, Abu Aseel demonized Israel stating, “We’ve fought against the racist Zionist regime with all the tools we have.”
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/4/16 – SJP hosted the event, “Why is Palestine Still the Issue in 2016? with Dr Ilan Pappé,” During his talk, Pappé denied Jewish self-determination, calling for the “one-state solution” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. He demonized Israelis and compared Israelis to Nazis by asking, “you have to ask yourself how come people who were victims of human brutality [in Europe] can become so brutal that they have no problem of eliminating another [the Palestinians]?” He delegitimized Israel calling it an apartheid state and a settler-colonial state. He further called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/6/16 – SJP erected a mock apartheid wall that falsly accused Israel of Apartheid stating, “End Israeli Apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/3/16 – A Barnard College freshman published an op-ed in the Columbia Spectator falsely accusing Israel of being an apartheid state and promoting the Columbia University anti-Israel divestment campaign and BDS more broadly.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/3/16 – No Red Tape, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Columbia University Apartheid Divest hosted the event, “Analyzing Violence, Demanding Accountability Feminist perspectives on Israeli Apartheid and the Campus Sexual Assault Crisis with Dr. Simona Sharoni” where Dr. Sharoni accused Israel of being an apartheid state and claimed US campus sexual assault had many similarities with “Israeli apartheid.” She also called for BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/1/16 – SJP erected a wall on campus that contained the phrase “Right of Return,” which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state.The wall also delegitimized Israel stating, “END ISRAELI APARTHEID.”
DEMONIZATION 2/19/16 – The Barnard Center for Research on Women posted a summary of a talk with Reina Gossett to its blog that demonized Israel. The blog post discussed pinkwashing and published a definition as “the branding strategies [sic] used by the Israeli government to market itself as LGBTQ-friendly and distract from its violent military occupation of Palestine” where the word pinkwashing was then hyperlinked to a pro-BDS site called pinkwashingIsrael.com.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
2/11/16 – The Center for Palestine Studies (CPS) at Columbia University held a lecture titled, “Palestine Re-Covered: Reading a Settler Colonial Landscape,” by Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh. In his talk, al-Shaikh falsly asserted that Palestinians were “ethnically cleansed,” as well as showed a music video that condoned and glorified violence & terrorism against the “occupiers” (in this context, Jews).
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
2/1/16 – CU Apartheid DIvest produced a pamphlet entitled, “BDS 101.” The pamphlet falsly accused Israel of apartheid, and reiterated support for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/1/16 – Columbia University SJP and Columbia/Barnard JVP teamed up to form “Columbia University Apartheid Divest” and announced the launch of an anti-Israel divestment campaign, as well as a petition in support of divestment entitled, “CU Apartheid Divest Petition,” which falsely accuses Israel of “apartheid.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
12/4/15 – The Center for Palestine Studies and the Institute for Research on African-American Studies sponsored a panel discussion entitled “The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement: Struggle and Solidarity,” which was moderated by Columbia Professor Nadia Abu El-Haj and included presentations from UCLA Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, and Birzeit University Professor Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh. All three professors used antsemitic tropes in their talks. In introducing the panel, El-Haj claimed that Zionism was racist from its inception and continuing through the establishment of Israel until today. She also claimed that BDS was an important tool in raising awareness of Israel’s racism. Kelley, introduced as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, falsely accused Israel of “racialized state violence,” of committing “one of the greatest colonial crimes of the 20th century,” of a massive theft of land, of “setter colonialism” and “apartheid.” He also called for the full right of return of Palestinian refugees, which effectively means an end to the Jewish state, and he said that “there is no future for a Jewish state in the region” and that he personally wanted “to overthrow the apartheid state [of Israel] and bring to bear a new society.” Rahim al-Shaikh said that Israel is “settler colonialism par excellence” and “evil;” he accused Israel of “invading the land, replacing the aboriginals with immigrant settlers, and constructing a fabricated history and culture to replace that of the native;” and he challenged “the Zionist idea of a Jewish state.” During the question and answer period Rahim al-Shaikh mocked a student’s question regarding Israel’s concerns about terrorist threats, saying “That question doesn’t deserve an answer…Israelis have the right to land but they do not have the right to colonize,” implying that terrorism against Israel was justified.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (EVENT)
12/4/15 – Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies sponsored a panel discussion entitled “The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement: Struggle and Solidarity.” Three speakers promoted BDS and used antisemitic tropes in their presentations. Nadia Abu El-Haj falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state and based on a racist ideology. Robin Kelley also falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state and committing “one of the greatest colonial crimes of the 20th century,” and he called for “giving all Palestinians a right of return,” which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state. Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh falsely accused Zionists of constructing “a fabricated history” and Israel of “war crimes,” and he said the “there’s no future for a Jewish state in that region.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/17/15 – SJP members held a rally protesting a pro-Israel event sponsored by the pro-Israel group Aryeh, by holding signs that accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and apartheid.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
8/18/15 – Columbia University Black Students’ Organization was among the signatories to the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine, a statement which included language which demonizes and delegitimizes Israel, supports BDS, condones terrorism, and denies Jews the right to self-determination: The statement falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “brutality,” a “one-sided slaughter,” “injustice and cruelty,” “racism,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid”; the statement also endorsed the BDS movement, claimed that terrorism is legitimate “resistance” to acts of “anti-Palestinian violence,” and called for the return of “7 million” Palestian refuguees to “their homeland in present-day Israel,” which is effectively a call for the elimination of the Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/23/15 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” during “Israeli Apartheid Week” in order “to raise awareness about the unjust apartheid policies of Israel and to bolster support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/2/17 – The student government discussed for four hours, and voted on, a motion to include a referendum in the ballot for the upcoming general elections, which would read, “Do you support Columbia University Apartheid Divest’s campaign as part of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement?” The motion failed with a vote of 26 against putting the question on the ballot, five for and one abstention.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/27/17 – CU Apartheid Divest published a petition to “demand that Columbia University end its investments in Israeli Apartheid….Sign our petition and demand Columbia divest from apartheid!”
CALLS FOR BDS 11/4/16 – The Center for Palestine Studies promoted an off-campus BDS event, “Palestine, BLM and Boycott in the Arts,” on the center’s University-hosted website, in tacit approval of the event and BDS. The advertisement stated, “In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has made significant headway in the United States despite intensive, and unconstitutional, efforts by pro-Israeli forces to stop its spread…the Movement for Black Lives declared its support for BDS in its official platform…provid[ing] a new level of moral legitimacy to BDS…How can we, as artists, cultural producers and workers, embrace boycott in the arts as an act of solidarity and revolutionary love?”
BDS EVENT 9/29/16 – Columbia University Apartheid Divest (formed by SJP and JVP) held the event, “BDS 101” for participants to “learn why we are demanding that the University divests from Israeli Apartheid and understand what that means!”
CALLS FOR BDS 8/31/16 – A “Disorientation Guide 2016” was produced by a new hub called Disorientation 2016, which was shared with students as a resource for activism on campus and progressive spaces. Pages 36 & 37 covered the campus organizations of Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine, both of whom called for BDS on their respective pages.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/26/16 – 601 undergraduate students, 190 graduate students, 103 alumni, 75 faculty, and 12 staff members signed petitions in support of BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/2/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP tabled near its apartheid wall structure with a large banner “Boycott Israel” and gave out handouts on BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/29/16 – 40 faculty signed a petition supporting Columbia University Apartheid Divest.
BDS EVENT 2/29/16 – In honor of Israeli Apartheid Week, SJP and JVP hosted the BDS event, “The Case for Academic Boycott: a panel conversation with Nadia Abu El-Haj, Katherine Franke, and Neferti Tadiar.”
BDS EVENT 2/18/16 – Columbia/Barnard JVP held the BDS event “Is BDS Anti-Semitic?”, which was co-sponsored by Columbia University Apartheid Divest and Students for Justice in Palestine.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/11/16 – A Barnard College senior and a core organizer of the Barnard/Columbia chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace published an op-ed in the Columbia Spectator promoting the Columbia University anti-Israel divestment campaign and BDS more broadly.
BDS EVENT 2/11/16 – Columbia University Apartheid Divest held a follow-up second event, “BDS 101” for only Colubmia students to learn about BDS.
BDS EVENT 2/4/16 – Columbia University held an event, “BDS 101” as the first event of “CU Apartheid Divest” to learn about BDS.
BDS EVENTS 12/4/15 – A panel entitled, “The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement: Struggle and Solidarity” included BDS calls, along with denying Jews self-determination, demonization and delegitimization comments such as Nadia Abu El-Haj implying that Zionism is a direct development of Nazi racial science and that “It is the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement which has framed its political struggle around the apartheid political struggle and in speaking of Israel as an apartheid state has been a key player in bringing the question of Israel as a racial state back into the open and onto the Euro-American stage” as well as Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh stating, ““Zionists constructed a fabricated history and a culture to replace that of the natives.”

Cornell University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION
11/19/15 – Cornell SJP held a teach-in about the academic collaboration of Cornell and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in order to advocate for the dissolution of the collaboration, in solidarity with the academic boycott of Israel.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/23/15 – Cornell SJP conducted a “die-in” and protest of Hillel’s Israel day, that included many SJP student lying in the grass next to Hillel’s tables and dramatizing the alleged murder of Palestinians by Israelis. Some SJP students sported signs falsely accusing Israel of genocide.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/19/16 – For a SJP event, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network held a workshop entitled, “The Business of Backlash: The Interests and Funding Behind the Backlash against the Palestinian and Palestine Solidarity Movements.” The promotion for the event on Cornell’s website included phrases such as “Movements for social and environmental justice need to address the ways the Israeli government and U.S. Zionist foundations perpetrate violence and repression in Palestine” and “understand Zionism as a threat to us all.”
DENYING JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/17/16 – In an op-ed in the Cornell Sun, three Cornell students falsely accuse Israel of apartheid and promote anti-Israel divestment efforts at Cornell.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
3/8/16 – A piece in the student newspaper delegitimized Israel by referring to “Israeli Apartheid” and promoted BDS.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/1/16 – Africana Studies, Jewish Voice for Peace, the Multicultural Resource Center, the Ithaca Committee for Justice in Palestine, Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine, American Studies, Institute for Comparative Modernities, and Comparative Muslim Societies sponsored a talk entitled, “From Baltimore to Palestine: Connecting the Dots” with Rev. Graylan Hagler. During his talk, Rev. Hagler used the classic antisemitic trop of Jewish mendacity to claim Jews are manipulating the word anti-Semitism and an event, the Holocaust, for their own advantage and to others’ detriment. He also demonized Israelis and Israel’s leader as racist saying that, “the core of [Israeli] conscience is racist.” Rev. Hagler also promoted BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/8/15 – Columbia University Professor Joseph Massad delivered a speech claiming that “Jewish are not a nation…the Jewish state is a racist state that does not have a right to exist,” and he called Israel “the Zionist colonial adventure.” Massad also promoted BDS in his talk, which was sponsored by the Cornell SJP.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/24/15 – Cornell SJP issued a statement in solidarity with the Ithaca Food Justice Campaign for Palestine, which calls for BDS against Israeli products.

Fordham University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/16 – A backwards swastika was drawn in the garbage room of 10th floor in McMahon Residential Hall. This is the third anti-semitic bias incident to occur on a Fordham campus this academic school year.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/15 – A swastika and white supremacist reference were found on a bathroom dispenser in Lowenstein Center.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/20/15 – A backwards swastika was found in Lalande Residence Hall at Rose Hill.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/14/16 – A sign featuring Uncle Sam with the caption “I’m Israel’s bitch. And so are you!” and the words “Palestinian apartheid” printed at the top was found on the Middle East Studies Department’s bulletin board.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/22/17 – An SJP group not sanctioned by the university, together with the Comparative Literature program, the English department, the Modern Languages department, the African and African American Studies department, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department, the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute, and the department of Sociology and Anthropology, all sponsored an event titled, “BDS at Universities”. Additional clubs that co-sponsored the event included The Law Coalition of Concerned Students, Feminist Alliance, SAGES, Fordham Students United, and the Muslim Student Association.

Hofstra University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/20/15 – Hofstra University SJP hosted a meeting to promote BDS.

Manhattanville College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
4/2/16 – At a Hillel event, an invited speaker was shouted down while talking about Israel and the BDS movement, and the heckler responsible screamed at the audience, “He is brainwashing you, don’t believe anything he tells you, it’s all lies.”

Marist College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/16/16 – A swastika was drawn on a campus bathroom stall.

Nassau Community College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/6/16 – Three swastikas were found drawn in black ink on a handrail and a wall on campus.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/29/16 – Multiple swastikas were found drawn in blue marker on the walls and urinals in both men’s rooms on the first and second floors of the E Building.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/28/16 – Cleaning staff found two swastikas and an antisemitic comment on the wall of the men’s room of the Cluster D Building.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/15/16 – Three swastikas were found drawn in green marker in the E Cluster building second floor men’s room.

New York University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/17/16 – Sticky notes, one containing a swastika, one saying, “Make America White Again,” another saying, “White Pride” and a fourth saying, “Trump” were found on the door of a dorm room housing at least one Jewish resident.
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – NYU SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/20/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” (in this case, a decorated sheet) on campus that called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. The wall display launched a week of “Israeli Apartheid Week” events, where the advertisement for the week’s events stated that, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and its apartheid system over the Palestinian people, and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement…This year’s IAW marks 100 years of Palestinian resistance against settler colonialism, as represented by the Balfour declaration.”
DEMONIZATION 2/22/17 – The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies held the panel event “When I See Them, I See Us: Black Palestinian Solidarity in an Age of Struggle,” which was co-sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study and the NYU Chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. According to an article about the event, speaker Noura Erakat demonized Zionism, saying that it “internalizes some of those Orientalizing tropes that exclude Jews from humanity.”
CONDONING TERRORISM 1/12/17 – NYC SJP held a “Palestine Winter School” on New York University’s campus which included a series of 5 events. At the first event, “Palestine 101,” participants endorsed a global campaign to “#Free Ahmad Saadat,” the former general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist organization for its role in deliberate attacks on civilians such as the 2014 killing of four Jewish worshippers while praying and a Druze police officer who rushed to the rescue at a Jerusalem synagogue.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
12/6/16 – SJP published an “ezine” that demonized Israel by linking white supremacy and Zionism and condoned terrorism by implying violent resistance is legitimate stating, “…we cannot fight against white supremacy in the U.S. without fighting against…Israeli zionsim [sic]….Now more than ever we must reaffirm the right of all oppressed people to resist by any means necessary. Until return.” The phrase, “Until return” alludes to the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 8/23/16 – SJP held the event “Frontlines of resistance: Bilal Kayed and the struggle for Palestine.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of “settler-colonialism from the river to the sea.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/4/16 – SJP and JVP hosted the event, “A Voice Against Israeli Apartheid: An evening with Palestinian Activist Issa Amro” whose title falsely accuses Israel of apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/2/16 – CODEPINK: Women For Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace, Christian Peacemaker Teams and NYU Students for Justice in Palestine sponsored an event entitled “A Voice Against Israeli Apartheid: An Evening with Isso Amro,” that delegitimized Israel with false accusations of apartheid.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 5/2/16 – SJP held the event, “In Our Own Words: Voices from the Nakba.” During the event, Umm Akram called for a return of Palestinian refugees and one state, which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/27/16 – SJP advertised its participation in a rallly by including the slogan, “1, 2, 3, 4 open up the prison door! 5, 6, 7, 8 smash the settler zionist state!”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/27/16 – SJP uploaded a photo on Facebook of an image of all of Israel in a Palestinian flag saying, “Je Suis One State.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/12/16 – NYU Law School held the event, “Palestine In Focus: Reports from the Ground” with speakers Raji Sourani, founder of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Shawan Jabarin, the founder and director of al-Haq in Ramalla and Amira Hass, a journalist. In his talk, Sourani condoned terrorism saying that Palestinians “have the right to resist occupation by any ways” and that the “freedom fighters…are seeking an end and right to self-determination.” He further insinuated that Jews are acting like Nazi’s stating that Palestinians “became the victim of the victim” after Israel was created as a safe haven for Jews following the Holocaust. Sourani demonized Israel claiming that the civilian population was the “target of the Israeli military forces in Gaza.” Shawan Jabarin delegitimized Israel in his talk claiming that the Israeli “apartheid system” is “worse then what it was in South Africa” and said to frame the occupation only in line “with the nature of colonialism and apartheid” because “that’s the case more than the other thing [occupation].” During her talk, Amira Hass demonized Israelis discussing the “Israeli average racist,” that “settlers are cunning…and criminals” and that she knows “every Palestinian I meet has been harmed by my state [Israel] or my people.” She further delegitimized Israel saying Israel is “settler-colonialism.” She additionally denied Jews self-determination effectively saying that Israel should not be a Jewish state by calling to abolish the law of [Jewish] return, which enables Jews to come to Israel and keeps Israel a safe haven for Jews. .
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/1/16 – NYU Law Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Law SJP and SJP held the conference, “The Palestinian Right of Return: A Legal and Political Analysis,” which argued for the right of return of millions of Palestinians to Israel, which would effectively eliminate Jewish self-determination. In addition to denying Jews self-determination by putting quotation marks around the words “Jewish State” while speaking and calling for the right of return, the first panelist additionally demonized Israel accusing the country of ethnic cleansing and systematic massacres, as well as called for BDS. Further panelists continued to call for the right of return.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/24/16 – NYU SJP planned and executed a silent protest of a talk by David Roet, Israel’s Deputy Representative to the United Nations. Protesters held up signs falsely accusing Israel of “apartheid” and “war crimes” and promoting BDS.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/3/16 – SJP held an event co-sponsored by the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. The event was entitled “1948MM in the US: Zochrot Film Festival on Nakba and the Right of Return.” Ilan Pappe spoke after the films were screened, and his talk was introduced by the Director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Helga Tawil-Souri. During his talk, Pappe denied Jews self-determination, stating that he wanted the “political project” of Zionism “to come to a peaceful end,” and arguing for an end to the Jewish state through “emigration, social justice, and re-building a whole structure of power.” He also demonized and delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of “ethnic cleansing” and “settler colonialism” and claiming that Zionism was “immoral” and responsible for “the carnage we see today in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.” Finally, Pappe promoted BDS several times during his talk, saying, for example: “We should enhance our efforts to strengthen the BDS efforts against Israel.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/9/17 – SJP and JVP held an event with Michael Sfard at NYU’s Law School. According to an article covering the event, Sfard indicated support for BDS, “which he thinks is of critical importance.”
BDS VOTE 4/21/16 – The graduate student union at New York University passed a BDS resolution with a 2/3 vote of the 600 members who participated (out of 2,000). The resolution called on the union and its parent union, the United Auto Workers, to divest from Israeli companies and for the boycott to remain in place until Israel “respects the right of return of Palestinian refugees and exiles.” It further called on NYU to close its program at Tel Aviv University. Fifty-seven percent of the voting union members also took a personal pledge to boycott Israeli government and academic institutions.
BDS VOTE 4/14/16 – An event promoting the academic boycott of Israel entitled “BDS: The Case for the Academic Boycott” was hosted by the GSOC for BDS caucus, the NYU International Socialist Organization, and NYU Students for Justice in Palestine.
BDS VOTE 3/30/16 – New York University’s Graduate School Organizing Committee (GSOC, a union for graduate employees) held a second “Town Hall on BDS” and discussed a draft referendum being put forward in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel that will be voted on in mid-April.
BDS VOTE 3/9/16 – Members of New York University’s Graduate School Organizing Committee (GSOC, a union for graduate employees) discussed a draft referendum being put forward in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel. GSOC’s 1,200 graduate workers will vote on this matter come mid-April.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/10/15 – NYU Out of Occupied Palestine released a petition signed by 130 NYU professors, in support anti-Israel divestment.

Pace University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – Pace University SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/5/15 – The Pace University football captain was caught on a Snapchat clip giving the Nazi Salute clad in a uniform of Confederate flags under the headline of “The Grand Wizard.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/3/16 – SJP held the event “South African Apartheid & Lessons for Palestine, Pace U SJP.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “Israeli apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/23/16 – An announcement for an event held by SJP at Pace University NYC, entitled “South African Apartheid & Lessons for Palestine,” falsely accused Israel of apartheid and promoted the boycott of Israel.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Pace University Students for Justice in Palestine was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”

Pace University – Pleasantville


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/11/16 – SJP at Pace University – Pleasantville set up a mock “apartheid wall” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid and promoted the Palestinian “right of return,” a measure which would result in the elimination of the Jewish state.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/10/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” SJP at Pace University – Pleasantville held a panel on “Revitalizing the One State Solution,” SJP members proposed replacing Israel with a “Palestinian National Democratic State” that would “integrate Israelis into Palestinian society,” and hence deny Jews self-determination. In addition, images from the event showed the SJP logo of all of Israel in a Palestinian Flag with the heading, “The One State Solution,” implying that this one state is the one state of Palestine and Israel should cease to exist. Panelists at the event also called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/7/16 – SJP at Pace University – Pleasantville hosted a screening of Roadmap to Apartheid as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week 2016”. The film falsely accuses Israel of “apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – SJP @Pace University Pleasantville was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/30/15 – Pace University-Pleasantville chapter of SJP held a panel event as part of Israeli Apartheid Week which included one panelist calling the creation of a Jewish state a catastrophe, and another, promoting BDS.

St. Joseph’s College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/12/15 – The St. Joseph’s College SJP was one of 10 local SJP chapters endorsing an advertisement for a rally that contained several classic and contemporary antisemitic tropes: it called CUNY’s leadership “the Zionist administration” and claimed that the administration “reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education”; it suggested that the administration’s ties to israel were responsible for tuition hikes; and it claimed that the birthright trips and study abroad programs in Israel were in “occupied Palestine,” effectively denying the existence of the Jewish state. In addition, one of the endorsers’ demands included on the advertisement was that CUNY “divests from Israel, companies that maintain the Zionist occuption.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/19/15 – An announcement of the SJP-hosted talk included the words: “Come learn about the racism inherent to Zionism!.. Extra Credit for Landracina’s intro to Soc. Class”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/14/15 – SJP held a Day of Action that included the making of signs accusing Israel of racism and murder and at least one saying “Long live the Intifada.” In addition, SJP’s announcement of the event falsely accused Israel of settler-colonialism and murdering Palestinian youths “in cold blood.”

State University of New York at Albany


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/14/15 – During the SUNY Albany “From Ferguson to Palestine” protest, a Jewish student who wished to join the protest wore an Israeli flag and held up a sign saying “Black Lives Matter.” The protestors forbade him from joining and according to one account, demonized Israel accusing the country of “hating Africans and not valuing Black lives.” Anti-Israel students then took a picture of the Jewish student and his sign and made a meme out of it saying “Zionists be like: We like Black people” which garnered numerous antisemitic statements.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 5/2/16 – The Palestinian Rights Committee- Upper Hudson Peace Action sponsored a talk by Jeff Halper entitled, “War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.” During his talk, Harper called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/25/16 – An email from Great Danes for Israel and Hillel, among other signers, to the University at Albany community expressed concern that the Anthropology Department sent an email on April 25th to the campus community promoting an upcoming Jeff Halper talk, and included in the email their own statement promoting the American Anthropology Association’s proposal for an academic boycott of Israel.
BDS EVENT 5/4/15 – UAlbany for BDS held a discussion on campus to talk about BDS.

State University of New York at Buffalo


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/23/16 – Anti-Semitic slurs were written on a men’s restroom stall in Capen Hall that said, “Kill all Kikes.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/3/15 – According to a member of UB Hillel, on the first day of Passover, members of UB SJP stood in front of a mock wall display and shouted “come learn about ethnic cleansing” and other anti-Israel and antisemitic comments that created concern about Jewish security on campus. One SJP sympathizer, when offered a pro-Israe flyer, refused to take it and explained that he didn’t want to become a Jew. In addition, SJP members called the campus police and asked them to remove those who questioned the validity of the mock wall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/10/17 – UB-Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted an event with Miko Peled on campus that was co-sponsored by the UB Student Association (UBSA). According to an article, during the event, Mr. Peled falsely accused Israel of “genocide” and “apartheid,” as well as wore a BDS pin in support of the BDS movement.

State University of New York at Cortland


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 2/8/17 – Antisemitic and racist graffiti was posted in a bathroom of an academic building.

State University of New York Geneseo


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A swastika and the word “Trump” were discovered on a wall in a common area of a residence hall.

State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/20/16 – Swastikas were found on a bulletin board in a residence hall.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
3/14/15 – Multiple swastikas were found drawn on the walls of 3 campus dormitories. At least one of the swastikas was etched on the door of a Jewish student.

SUNY Stony Brook


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/25/16 – SJP held the event “What is BDS?”

Syracuse University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION 8/31/16 – Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan was disinvited from showing his film at an upcoming conference on campus because, according to M. Gail Hamner, the professor who sent the disinvitation, “the BDS faction on campus will make matters very unpleasant for you and for me if you come” and “I will lose credibility with a number of film and Women/Gender studies colleagues.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/22/16 – The school newspaper published a letter signed by 35 Syracuse professors, alumni and students that delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid. The letter additionally called for BDS and claimed that the “institutional partnership with Tel Aviv University [is] in direct violation of the Palestinian call for boycott.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/25/15 – The Maxwell School hosted a talk by Norman Finkelstein entitled: “Current Realities of the Israel-Palestine Conflict.” During his talk, Finkelstein condoned terrorism, stating that Hamas has “the right to fire rockets” and demonized Israel by accusing it of “massacres” and “merciliess periodic assaults” on Palestinians.

The New School


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/12/16 – Swastikas were drawn on several doors in a residence hall. Three Jewish women live in the suite where one of the swastikas was drawn, according to a tweet from one of the students who lives there.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
6/19/16 – SJP shared a post on facebook that contained antisemitic content. SJP had commented on the shared post, “The U.S. political landscape in a nutshell:” where the video then shared contained classic antisemitic tropes of Jewish control of politics as well as the demonizing reference that Israel kills babies.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/26/16 – SJP at the New School and JVP-NY City co-sponsored an event with Jeff Halper entitled, “BDS for a Bi-national, Democratic State.” In his talk, Halper delegitimized Israel, accusing the state of apartheid, as well as of apartheid warehousing, claiming Israel’s intentions are worse than apartheid and are more aligned with the imprisonment of Palestinians, leading to “a new apartheid state in the world where the Jews, which is pretty chilling, become the Afrikanas.” He additionally denied Jews self-determination by falsely claiming that Israel has already created a “one-state” that eliminates “the possibility of Israel being a Jewish state” and should be replaced with a one-state structure. He further called for BDS stating, “we’ve always supported BDS, but it’s got to be linked to an endgame. What are we BDSing for?…Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions for a Bi-national Democratic State” where the endgame would result in denying Jews a Jewish state and self-determination.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/17/16 – SJP co-hosted a BDS promotional event with Jeff Halper entitled, “BDS 4 BDS Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions for a Bi-national, Democratic State.”

Tompkins Cortland Community College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM 9/18/15 – Anti-Israel activist Bassem Tibi justified terrorism against Israel in a talk sponsored by the College Sustainability Council, Office of Multicultural Services, Global Office, Social Science Program,and Intercultural Club.

University of Rochester


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/9/16 – A SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) member published an op-ed in the school paper to defend SDS’ role in bringing anti-Zionist events to campus, such as the recent film screening of an anti-Zionist film with antisemitic expressions, “The Occupation of the American Mind.” In her op-ed, she demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of committing “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” and “murder[ing] more innocent civilians than Hamas could ever hope to.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/2/16 – Students for a Democratic Society screened the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
PROMOTE BDS
9/24/15 – A talk by Rev. Graylan Hagler entitled “Connecting the dots: From Ferguson to Palestine” was sponsored by Student Association for the Development of Arab Cultural Awareness, The Association for the Development of Interest in the Indian Subcontinent, Black Students Union, Muslim Students Association, and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity. In his talk, he delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of being an “apartheid” state. He demonized Israel stating, “All through this experiment called Israel is laced with racism, racism.” Finally, he promoted BDS.
DEMONIZATION 3/23/15 – The University of Rochester Students for a Democratic Society hosteed a panel discussion which featured panelists who falsely accused Israel of “pinkwashing , i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”

Vassar College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 4/20/16 – The BDS Coalition publicized a Bias report by a J Street member that was supposed to remain anonymous to protect the student involved. By doing so, the BDS coalition resorted to an ad hominem attack on a Jewish student.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/6/16 – A swastika was found on a sign on a student’s door.
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
3/6/16 – Vassar Student Association (VSA) voted to pass the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution by a vote of 15 in favor and 7 opposed. The organization did not pass the concurrently submitted BDS amendment, which would have amended the student association bylaws to prohibit the use of student funds to purchase goods from Israeli companies or companies that support Israel. This amendment needed a 2/3 majority but failed by a vote of 12 in favor to 10 opposed. A Jewish student who attended the BDS vote outlined antisemitic activity by pro-BDS students during the meeting, stating, “One Jewish student talked about how the BDS campaign had invoked every anxiety nightmare she had ever had. She was crying as she spoke. Pro-BDS students laughed at her.” The student also remarked that at the meeting, “another Jewish student talked about Israel’s founding in the wake of the Holocaust. He was immediately accused of using the Holocaust as a political tool to justify the “genocide” of another people.” The student says that at the meeting’s conclusion, “one non-Jewish council member said she felt ‘very complicit in the anti-Semitism that was occurring tonight.'”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/18/16 – A carving of a swastika was found on a resident’s door in Noyes House.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DEMONIZATION;
HISTORICAL
2/5/16 – Statements posted on YikYak were antisemitic. One user commented “f*ck Jews” on a post defend­ing Israel. A Jewish student expressed in an op-ed that there were other statements said by users such as, “your just a retard and so are Zionists” and “Zionism is a plague of mankind. These Jews stand around throwing this is antise­mitic and that’s antisemitic” and “I’ve never met a Jew who didn’t think Israel is their home land. Jews through terrorism have kept Palestinians locked like animals in their home.” The Jewish student also said that the same commenter insinuated that the Jews, and the Jewish student personally for being a Jew, should evaluate what we “do wrong in Palestine and oth­er places.”
DENIGRATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
11/18/15 – An op-ed published in the student newspaper by a Vassar student denigrated the Taglit-Birthright program which Vassar Jewish students participate in by calling the trip “racist,” accused students who go on the trip of committing “a crime,” and encouraged students to sign an open statement entitled “Renounce Birthright,” which falsely accuses Israel of “apartheid” and racism, denies the relationship between Zionism and Judaism, rejects Zionism, and calls for the right of return of Palestinian refugees, which would effectively mean the end of the Jewish state.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 9/28/16 – Professor Joshua Schreier published an op-ed in the school paper that demonized Israel, accusing it of being an “oppressive and racist regime” and it’s supporters, including invited speaker Bret Stephens, of “pinkwashing.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term that means malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/22/16 – SJP held the event “Reflecting on Bret Stephens: A Talk Back with Professor Schreier.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of “state violence and apartheid.”
DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/28/16 – The Student body voted on a divestment resolution that endorsed the right of return which would effectively eliminate Israel as well as a spending bill to boycott spending on Israeli products. The resolution was sponsored 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.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
4/20/16 – Jewish Voice for Peace published an article in the school newspaper entitled, “BDS vital step toward colonial resistance.” In the article, the authors accused Israel of “ongoing colonization of Arab lands” and called for the right of return of Palestinians which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/16 – The BDS Coalition launched a referendum to reiterate their reasons for supporting BDS explaining “if Vassar students support BDS, then we should support it entirely: we should withhold VSA funding from companies and products that contribute to the expansion of settler-colonialism.” They published a petition for individuals to sign and show support for the referendum. The referendum stated, “VSA monies cannot be used to purchase items from Sabra, Tribe, Ben & Jerry’s, Hewlett-Packard Company, Ahava, General Electric, Eden Springs, Motorola, Caterpillar, G4S, and Elbit Systems.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/17/16 – SJP distributed pamphlets entitled, “Boycotts Work: An Interview with Omar Barghouti,” which contained an interview of Barghouti that appeared in Electronic Intifada. In the interview, Barghouti delegitimized Israel, calling it an “apartheid state” based on “settler colonialism,” and he endorsed the academic boycott of Israel.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
2/11/16 – SJP at Vassar adverstised in a Facebook post that they will be selling t-shirts with an image of convicted hijacker Leila Khaled holding a gun with the caption “Resistance is not Terrorism” among other apparel by a company called Existence is Resistance where all proceeds will go towards supporting “resistance.” The message of the SJP Vassar Facebook post stated, “Check out our friends at Existence is Resistance!!! They will be selling sweet fucking antiZionist gear at our events. 100% of profits goes towards organizing Palestinian resistance #ExistenceisResistance”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/11/16 – The Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP) released a statement endorsing BDS stating, “The Israeli State and its occupation of Palestinian homelands violates basic human rights such as the right to self-determination and nationality, perpetuates horrific violence on both state and interpersonal levels, and continues the historical tradition of racist imperialism (amongst other atrocities). We support BDS as a means to express our solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle against an oppressive force.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/3/16 – Women and Gender Studies Professor Jasbir Puar gave a lecture titled “Inhumanist Biopolitics: How Palestine Matters.” She began by encouraging the college to boycott Israel and saying, “We need BDS as part of organized resistance and armed resistance in Palestine as well.” She further expressed demonizing statements against Israel, including that it “assassinates” teenagers, harvests organs, and deliberately prevents resources from reaching Gaza in order to “maim” and “stunt” the growth of Palestinians. The talk was sponsored by a number of departments, including Jewish Studies, Political Science, and International Studies, as well as Africana Studies, English, and Women’s Studies.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINIATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/1/16 – SJP and JVP combined with other student groups to create a coalition, the Vassar Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Coalition, and launched a divestment resolution campaign that calls on Vassar “to boycott and divest from the main colonizing force in Israel/Palestine, Zionism, until such an agreement is reached.” By targeting Zionism for BDS, this resolution engages in denying Jews self-determination. Furthermore, the resolution states that no student funds shall be used in the puchase of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream because the company sells to Israeli Jewish settlement customers in the West Bank “while apartheid ensues in historic Palestine.” By falsly accusing Israel of apartheid, the resolution delegitimizes Israel.
DEMONIZATION 11/12/15 – Prof. Yehezkel Landau, Associate Professor of Interfaith Relations and Director of the Building Abrahamic Partnerships program at Hartford Seminary (CT), and Imam Abdullah Antepli, adjunct professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University, gave a joint presentation on November 12 described as a “Conversation about Israel/Palestine.” This event was sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL), the RSL Forum for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Africana Studies, Jewish Studies and the Department of Religion. At the event, according to one attendee, the Iman remarked that to Muslims, “Zionism is a painful form of racism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/5/15 – As part of the SJP-sponsored Israel Apartheid Week, students stood near an “End Israeli Apartheid” presentation and held up signs that read “Zionism is Racism” and “Another Jew Acknowledging Apartheid.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/3/15 – SJP hosted a talk by Professor Sa’ed Atshan, entitled “On Hope and Heroes: Nonviolence and Resilience in Israel/Palestine,” as part of Israeli Apartheid Week at Vassar. During his talk, Atshan falsely accused Israel of being an “apartheid” state, advocated for the elimination of the Jewish state and its replacement by an Arab state, and promoted the BDS movement, emphasizing it as “the most effective form of non-violence.” The talk was co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace at Vassar College, Middle Eastern Students Collective, Political Science Department, Religion Department, International Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, Asian Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, Middle East Crisis Response, and Mid-Hudson BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/12/17 – The Editorial Board of the school newspaper published an article in opposition to a student’s position against the Vassar Student Association becoming political and engaging in BDS. The editorial board piece argued that VSA is already, and should remain, a political entity, and BDS is justified because it “improves the lives of” students on campus, stating, “arguing that the VSA should be apolitical because of the possibility of a BDS debate resurfacing minimizes the experiences of people of color and other marginalized communities on this campus who need a political student government that can actually improve their lives on campus.”
CALL FOR BDS 4/20/16 – Jewish Voice for Peace tabled on campus in support of BDS, and shared material supporting BDS.
BDS EVENT 4/18/16 – SJP held the event, “Know Your Rights: Legal Workshop with Palestine Legal” where, according to the advertisement for the event, participants learned about the legalities of boycotts.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/5/16 – SJP held the event, “There is a Field.” The advertisement for the event stated that after the event SJP and JVP would host a talk-back to discuss, “the student body’s deliberations about endorsing the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel.”
BDS EVENT 3/2/16 – SJP, Poder Latinx de Vassar and MeChA held the event, “Understanding Colonial Occupation: POC Engaging with the BDS Resolution and Palestine” to learn about the “reasons for BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions)”
BDS EVENT 2/28/16 – Student government debates BDS resolution in anticipation of the March 6 vote.
BDS EVENT 2/23/16 – SJP held the event, “The Case for BDS” to learn about Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions from Israel.
CALL FOR BDS 2/17/16 – SJP and JVP hosted the event, “Concerning Violence: Resisting Occupation and Colonization” which involved a movie screening of the film “Concerning Violence.” The Facebook page advertisement for the event included a call to BDS stating to, “Read about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Coalition working toward decolonization at Vassar: http://vsa.vassar.edu/orgs/vassarsjp/”
BDS EVENT 2/4/16 – SJP held the event, “BDS and Pizza–FRESHMEN HANGOUT” to talk about BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 10/1/15 – Vassar SJP claimed victory after receiving an email from a Campus Dining official promising that the Retreat will stop selling Sabra Hummus. However, the university administration said that the ban on Sabra Hummus was “a mistake,” and that there would be no ban of that brand of hummus.
BDS EVENT 9/16/15 – Angela Davis delivered a talk at Vassar College, and at the end of her talk she promoted BDS and encouraged Jewish students to join Jewish Voice for Peace, an anti-Zionist organization which champions the BDS movement. Davis’ talk was sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, the Office of the President, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, English, Film, Greek and Roman Studies, Hispanic Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology; the Programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, International Studies, and Urban Studies; and by the ALANA, LGBTQ and Women’s Centers.
BDS EVENTS 4/30/15 – Vassar SJP and JVP hosted a panel promoting BDS. The event was co-sponsored by the departments of Africana Studies and Geography and several student groups.


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Total Antisemitic Activity:



Appalachian State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ABUSE 2/11/16 – Appalachian State University replaced the Israeli flag with the Palestinian flag in the Plemmons Student Union. A review of this incident claimed a Jewish student who called this into question was verbally abused by a staff member.

Duke University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/16/16 – Antisemitic graffiti stating “Gas the Kikes” was painted on the East Campus bridge along with homophobic and racist expressions.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 10/22/15 – Duke University Middle East Studies Center and Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) sponsored a talk by Rashid Khalidi entitled “The Hundred Year War in Palestine.” In his talk, Khalidi falsely called Zionism “a separatist project” and labeled Israel “a settler colonial regime” which “uses massive external support to oppress and try to supplant the other.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/4/15 – SJP hosted a screening of the movie “Roadmap to Apartheid,” which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/4/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Silent Dissent: Academic Freedom and Censorship,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter. He also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony acts of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was sponsored by: Duke Students for Justice in Palestine, AAAS, DISC, the Duke Romance Studies Department, and CGSH.

Guilford College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/18/16 – SJP hosted a talk by Dr. Sa’ed Atshan entitled “The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land,” in which he accused Israel of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/3/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Palestine and Academic Freedom in the American Imagination.” In her introduction to Salaita’s talk, Guilford Professor Diya Abdo demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “the murder, displacement, dispossession and depredation of countless Palestinians.” Salaita, too, demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of “barbarity,” “brutality” and depravity, and of perpetrating “war crimes” and an “abomination of violence and mass slaughter,” especially with regard to children, whom Salaita said were “blown to smithereens” and whose corpses were stuffed into ice cream freezers. He also delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of colonialism and apartheid, and he stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state. Furthermore, Salaita falsely accused Zionists of making “phony charges of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s “war crimes” and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. The talk was sponsored by: the Guilford Department of English; the Peace & Conflict Studies Program; Friends Center; the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program; and Students for Justice in Palestine.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 9/27/16 – A group called “The Guilfordians for Justice Coalition” published a letter in the school paper to announce The Guilford College Responsible Endowment Fund, or Guilford Justice Fund, a project organized in conjunction with The Responsible Endowment Coalition. Part of the Fund’s purpose is to have a socially responsible investment plan which includes support for divesting from the “occupation of Palestine.”

North Carolina State University/a>


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/6/16 – An article in the school paper delegitimized Israel by falsely claiming, “Israel, in its current form, is an apartheid state” and demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT 1/29/15 – Approximately 70 students walked out of a Christians United for Israel event of speaker Dumisani Washington. An article covering the walk out stated, “The students who organized a walk-out of Washington’s speech did so with the goal of showing their disapproval of his views.” The speaker, Washington, said, “You could cut this tension with a knife.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/23/17 – An open letter published in the student paper, the Daily Tarheel, which was written by an alumni, lauded SJP chapters that are “raising awareness of Israel’s criminality in maintaining the Occupation and Apartheid system, as well as [bringing] attention to the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement which (is) a peaceful program to send a message to the Israeli government that it must obey international law or consequences.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/18/15 – UNC SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION, BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/5/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Academic Freedom and the Corporate University,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita expressed support for the BDS movement. Salaita’s talk was organized by SJP-UNC and UNC Concerned Faculty for Palestine, and co-sponsored by the departments of Asian studies, Romance studies, anthropology, and sociology (which offers a “social and economic justice” minor), as well as Students for Justice in Palestine and Faculty for Palestine.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 11/2/16 – The school newspaper published a letter to the editor that supported BDS, claiming “if university students examine the real facts of this tragic situation, they will join this worthy cause.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/10/15 – UNC SJP advertised “Buycott” and BDS apps on their Facebook page to help consumers boycott Israeli products.

University of North Carolina Charlotte


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/5/16 – A Nazi flag with a swastika was hung from Laurel Hall, a freshman dorm on campus.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
1/13/17 – An article in the campus online paper Niner Times demonized Israel, stating that “Israeli retaliation is political, seeking to control, corral, and eliminate an occupied population” and accused Israel of settler-colonialism, remarking that “this ‘conflict’ is a heavily-tilted process of settler-colonialism. Settler-colonialism, according to Patrick Wolfe, necessarily seeks the elimination of the native – in this case, the Palestinian.”

University of North Carolina Greensboro


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 11/29/15 – Among the list of demands of a group of students, faculty, alumni and community at UNCG is a call for the university to divest “from companies and other financial entitites profiting from…the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.”

Warren Wilson College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS 3/24/16 – Convicted felon Iyad Burnat gave a talk at Warren Wilson College. According to an attendee present, during the Q&A period of his talk, Iyad stated, “Jews are doing the same thing to the Palestinians as the Nazis did to the Jews” in response to the question of his use of the phrase “Nazi Zionism.” Iyad’s presentation was sponsored by Just Peace for Israel/Palestine and the WWC Department of Religious Studies and Peace and Justice Studies program.


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Ohio

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Case Western Reserve University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
1/19/17 – CWRU Radical Student Union re-screened the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
9/21/16 – CWRU Radical Student Union held a screening of the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 9/22/16 – The day after CWRU Radical Student Union held a film screening that demonized Israel, chalking was found on campus that called for BDS.

Cleveland State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
2/10/15 – Two swastikas were found on the fourth floor of the university’s Main Classroom building.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 9/21/16 – SJP advertised their tabling event to promote an “anti-apartheid…Palestine.”

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/3/17 – A swastika was spray-painted on the HUC sign at the entrance to the Clifton Avenue campus.

Kent State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/22/17– As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “apartheid wall” where one panel had the delegitimizing heading, “End Israeli Apartheid,” and another panel said, “Join the Movement. BDS. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions.”
DEMONIZATION 11/20/16 – An Associate Professor in the department of Political Science, Joshua Stacher, published an op-ed in the school newspaper in defense of removing late prime minister Golda Meir’s picture and quote from a campus building. In his op-ed, Stacher demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “ethnic cleansing” and Meir of denying it.
DEMONIZATION 11/1/16 – An SJP member published an op-ed in the independent news site for Kent State University requesting that a picture and quote of Golda Meir be removed from campus. The op-ed demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Jewish state of “ethnic cleansing.”

Kenyon College


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/2/17 – Kenyon Solidarity Boycott held the event, “Why should you boycott Sabra Hummus and Hewlett-Packard?”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/17/17 – Posters hung around campus claimed that “Kenyon Boycotts” a number of products, listing products that the group of students who produced the poster, part of the “Solidarity Boycott,” feel should be boycotted because of labor practices (Starbucks, Driscoll’s, Wendy’s), climate change denial (Keystone Light, Koch Industries), or ties to Israel (Sabra and HP).
BDS EVENT 11/3/16 – SJP held the event “Spoken Word Poetry with Remi Kanazi” in which Kanazi performed his poem “This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings,” calling for BDS.

Miami University Ohio


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/4/15 – Two Miami University students wrote “profane, racist, sexist, anti-semitism and homophobic” graffiti, including a swastika, on a dormitory hallway information board.

Oberlin College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/16/16 – A Jewish professor found a note tucked behind a mezuzah on his door frame that read “GAS JEW DIE.”
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
3/6/16 – An anonymous, unsigned email was sent to many students on campus that utilized the classic antisemitic trope of “evil Jews” and demonized Israel saying, “Good Work to Oberlin College, to Professor Joy Karega & President Marvin Krislov!! The state of Israel, Zionist Jews are pure evil They did 9/11.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/8/16 – A letter by a student in the student newspaper delegitimized Israel, accusing Israel of “participating in colonialism and apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/6/16 – In an op-ed written by Students for a Free Palestine entitled “Why We Must Use Apartheid to Describe the Israeli Occupation,” that appeared in an Oberlin College paper, Israel was falsely accused of numerous “crimes of apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/1/16 – A lecture by Robin Kelley entitled “Fighting Apartheid Since 1948: Key Moments in Palestinian and Black Solidarity,” was sponsored by Students for a Free Palestine, Abusua, and the department of Africana studies. In his talk, Kelley falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “brutal apartheid,” and a “land grab” from the Palestinians, and he promoted BDS, calling it “the purest form of free-market expression you could come up with.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
2/25/16 – The Tower exposed the antisemitic Facebook postings of Oberlin Assistant Professor Joy Karega. These postings included claims that Israel and “Rothschild-led banksters” were behind 9/11, the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and ISIS. Karega also wrote underneath a classic antisemitic charicature of “Jacob Rothschild”: “Hello there, my name is Jacob Rothschild. My family is worth over 500 trillion dollars. We own nearly every central bank in the world. We financed both sides of every war since Napoleon. We own your news, the media, your oil, and your government.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/20/16 – The Black Student Union sent a list of demands to the Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov that included “immediate divestment from Israel who [sic] has exploited many African descencant peoples seeking refuge.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/8/15 – The Oberlin College Mellon Mays Undergraduate Followship classes of 2015 and 2016 issued an open letter in which they “vehemently condemn the apartheid state of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and proudly endorse the Students for a Free Palestine’s divestment proposal.”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/26/15 – Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine hosted a talk by Abbas Hamideh, chair of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition Cleveland Chapter. In his talk, Hamideh falsely accused Zionists of “ethnic cleansing” and called Zionism “a Jewish supremacy ideology” and “racist.” He also claimed that his and other Palestinians’ “main fight” was against Zionism, i.e. against the existence of the Jewish state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/8/16 – Students for a Free Palestine held the event, “How to Organize for BDS and Against Anti-BDS Legislation.”
CALLS FOR BDS 5/6/15 – The Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine submitted a new anti-Israel divestment application to the Oberlin Investment Office.
BDS EVENTS 4/23/15 – Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine hosted a teach-in entitled “Environmental Nakba & Pinkwashing in Palestine,” that included a discussion of carrying out BDS campaigns.
BDS EVENTS 4/16/15 – Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine held a workshop promoting BDS entitled: “BDS Basics & Unpacking the Conflict.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/9/15 – Members of Students for a Free Palestine gave out a pamphlet urging students to join the BDS movement at a display of rocks dumped in front of Mudd Library in protest of Israel’s imprisonment of a Palestinian activist.
BDS EVENTS 3/8/15 – Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine held a workshop promoting BDS.

Ohio State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION 11/21/16 – In a promotional Facebook posting of an event, “But, I am Palestinian,” SJP/JVP intimidated student government officials stating that if they do not come to the SJP/JVP event before embarking on a trip to Israel, they would have “no right in representing us.” Additionally, a student senator affiliated with SJP threatened to track which student senators attended the SJP/JVP event and attempt to impeach any student senator that doesn’t attend the event.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION
3/22/16 – An Ohio State University student threatened to murder every person on his campus if the college did not join the BDS movement. Cailin Pitt posted on his twitter account prior to a BDS vote:”Yo if USG messes this up tomorrow I’m coming for everyone’s life tomorrow. Every one. Every single, blessed life. Every one.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
7/30/15 – A report revealed that a book of parody songs by OSU’s marching band, most recently updated in 2012, included an antisemitic song with jokes referencing the Holocaust and Nazi concentration campus.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/2/17 – An article in the school paper argued in favor of an upcoming divestment resolution by demonizing and delegitimizing Israel stating, “If you find personal stake in the fight against racism, imperialism and settler-colonialism, voting “Yes” on Issue 2 is in your best interest…If you are​ against racism, you must be anti-occupation.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
OSU Divest held the teach-in event “A New Generation of Jewish Students: Divestment on Campus.” The advertisement for the event stated, “Jewish students can and should unapologetically support OSU Divest.” During the event, two of the speakers demonized Israel by falsely accusing the state of “genocide.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/16/16 – SJP, OSU Divest and OSU Coalition for Black Liberation co-held the event “BLM, Palestine & Global Solidarity Ft. Kristian Davis Bailey.” During the event, the first presenter called for BDS. The main speaker, Kristian Davis Bailey, demonized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of committing a massacre in Gaza, and called for BDS. She additionally called for the right of return, which would deny Jews self-determination and effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/26/16 – OSU Divest held the event, “Why Feminists Should Support OSU Divest.” During the event, the speaker delegitimized Israel, claiming that Israel was an illegitimate state due to its “violent and militaristic claims,” that it is a “settler-colonial” state, as well as called for divestment.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/22/16 – Committee for Justice in Palestine held the event, “BDS Workshop: Learn More About Divest!” The advertisement for the event read, “End Occupation, End Apartheid, Refugees Right of Return”
DEMONIZATION 11/6/15 – Committee for Justice in Palestine published a demonizing Facebook Post that accuses Israel of harvesting organ of dead Palestinians.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 3/9/17 – A divestment initiative drafted by OSU Divest: Buckeyes for Human Rights (including anti-Israel divestment with Human Rights issues) went to a campus wide vote. The initiative failed with 4,084 votes against and 3,843 votes in favor.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/27/17 – The President of JVP published an article in the school paper entitled “Opinion: The Jewish case for Ohio State divestment.”
BDS VOTE 2/21/17 – The USG Judicial Panel approved the petition signatures tallied by OSU Divest, and the divestment resolution entitled “An Initiative to Divest from Companies that Profit from Human Rights Violations” is scheduled for a campus-wide vote on March 6-8.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/17/17 – OSU Divest collected 2,391 signatures – more than the required amount – to put their divestment initiative on the upcoming election ballot. The petition signatures were submitted to the Undergraduate Student Government for verification.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/21/17 – OSU Divest began collecting undergraduate student signatures in order to put a BDS initiative on the ballot so that the undergraduate student body at large will be able to vote on the issue later in the semester.
BDS EVENT 11/16/16 – OSU Divest held the event, “Humans of OSU Divest.”
BDS EVENT 11/8/16 – SJP held the event “Palestine Awareness Week: Our Voice Matters,” whose stated goal was “educating those interested about BDS.”
BDS EVENT 11/2/16 – OSU Divest held the event, “The Christian Case for OSU Divest.”
BDS EVENT 10/10/16 – OSU Divest held the event, “Divestment 101.”
CALL FOR BDS 4/6/16 – Members of Committee for Justice in Palestine (who spearheaded OSU Divest) participated in a sit-in in front of President Drake’s office demanding OSU provide full access to the annual budget and a financial adviser to detail exactly where those funds are being spent and what corporations OSU is supporting. OSU Divest reiterated that they want to divest from companies doing business with Israel, and seeing where the money is being spent will help build their divest campaign.
BDS VOTE 3/23/16 – The university’s student government discussed a BDS resolution, and voted against the resolution with nine in favor, 21 opposed and 15 abstaining.
BDS EVENT 3/21/16 – OSU Divest hosted a “Divestment Town Hall” in which an anti-Israel divestment resolution was promoted.
BDS EVENT 3/3/16 – OSU Divest held the event, “Why Divest? An Open Forum for Divestment.”
CALLS FOR BDS 12/6/15 – “Stop the Sellout” sent a list of demands to OSU President Drake that included a demand for the university to divest from Israel.
BDS VOTES 2/25/15 – OSU Divest submitted a petition to the undergraduate student government to put an anti-Israel divestment initiative on the Spring elections ballot.

Towson University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/11/15 – Antisemitic graffiti including a Jewish star with a cross through it and slurs of “Hitler was right,” “With Jews you lose” and “Fascism Just Do It” were written on a chalkboard in the middle of campus.

University of Dayton


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/11/17 – SJP erected a mock wall on campus in the Kennedy Union Ball Room. Large letters at the top of the wall delegitimized Israel with the words “End Israeli Apartheid.”

University of Toledo


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/27/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the film screening event, “Pinkwashing Exposed.” “Pinkwashing” is the notion that Israel malevolently represents itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/22/17 – SJP created a large banner for display during the upcoming “Israeli Apartheid Week” that said, “Israeli Apartheid Week March 27 – 31”
DEMONIZATION 4/24/16 – SJP held the event, “Water as a Weapon” with Nidal Al-Azraq where he expanded onto his claims previously expressed in the promotion for the event that, “Israel restricts the amount of water Palestinians can have for their needs, because the Israelis want Palestinians to move out of Area C.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/29/16 – SJP held an “Israeli Apartheid Week” Teach-In event with Robbie Abdelhoq and Derek Ide that included a discussion on falsely accusing Israel of Apartheid and the links to that of South Africa.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/5/16 – SJP held the event “Know Your Rights Student Activism Workshop with Palestine Legal” which, according to the promotion for the event, entailed discussing, “legal issues related to BDS campaigns.”
BDS VOTES 4/26/15 – A campus-wide divestment referendum was voted on. The vote failed as the threshold for approval was not met.
BDS VOTES 3/3/15 – The student government passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution 21 – 4. A proposal had been debated on Feb. 17, but it was thrown out after being deemed “unconstitutional.”


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Oregon

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Oregon State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”

Portland State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/20/17 – According to an article in the school newspaper, the second key speaker at a campus anti-Trump rally expressed support for BDS as well as delegitimized Israel calling it an “apartheid regime.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
10/24/16 – The student senate passed a divestment resolution (with a majority vote 22-2-1) that called for divestment from HP, Motorola, Caterpillar, and G4S. The resolution referred to the right of return as one of the reasons for divesting, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. The resolution additionally stated, “the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land has been entrenched since 1948.” Speakers delegitimized Israel, referring to Israel as apartheid during public comments explicitly remarking, “Israel is apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/28/16 – Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) held the event, “Vegan-Washing the Occupation: Resisting Brand Israel.” The description for the event called for BDS, and claimed “Brand Israel” was trying to, “undermine the momentum of the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid.” A table for the event had a sign that delegitimized Israel saying, “Stop Israeli…Apartheid.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
5/23/16 – The student senate talked about a divestment resolution where it was decided the vote would occur in two weeks time, on June 6, 2016. A Jewish student present claimed that at the meeting, “there was a lot of hate. They clearly didn’t want to hear the other side. They came with signs with very antisemitic remarks that read ‘Only one state, a Palestinian State.’ They even said that terrorist attacks are understandable because it’s a form of resistance.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
5/23/16 – SUPER held the event, “The Violence of Occupation, Colonization, Borders, and Police.” During the event, one of the speakers, Dr. Nada Elia, demonized Israel throughout, including remarking on Israelis raping Palestinian children frequently in detention and falsely claiming IDF soldiers receive violent shirts on graduation, among others. She also made supportive statements of understanding the “need to resist” and had a slide referring to “Israeli apartheid.” She ended her presentation with a call to BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/23/16 – Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) tabled to distribute literature in support of the event, “The Violence of Occupation, Colonization, Borders, and Police.” A sign on the table read, “STOP Israeli Occupation and Apartheid” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid. A book on the table supported BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 6/6/16 – The Associated Students of Portland State University discusses and then tables a divestment resolution until the fall term with a vote of 21-0-2.
BDS VOTE 5/12/16 – A PSU student senate hearing discussed the SUPER divestment resolution.
BDS EVENT 2/24/15 – Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights organized a talk by BDS founder Omar Barhgouti which was intended “to promote awareness and student engagement”in BDS.

Reed College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/12/16 – A swastika was found in a bathroom.
DENIGRATION 9/21/16 – The student body president sent an email to Reed’s nearly 1400 students titled “SB Info: ‘Hasidic Jews are like the Jewish version of ISIS.'” The college has a sizable Hasidic population.

University of Oregon


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
INTIMIDATION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
10/30/15 – A Jewish fraternity member noticed the suspect in the bed of his pick-up truck, which was parked on the side of the fraternity house. Police say the victim told the suspect to get out of his truck and the suspect responded by using antisemitic terms regarding Jewish people and the victim in particular. The suspect reportedly got out of the truck and made a comment about getting a firearm, as he went to his home nearby. He then came out of his home, holding something in his hand. The victim couldn’t tell what it was.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
CONDONING TERRORISM
5/15/15 – A University of Oregon graduate student organized a rally in remembrance of the “Nakba,” which included a sign that demonized Israel with the words “End racist delusions of supremacy and entitlement” and another which condoned acts of violence against Israelis with the words “It’s only nature to resist!”.

Willamette University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/19/15 – In support of a petition to boycott Sabra Hummus and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, SJP taped a flier to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the dining area that stated, “Boycott Israeli Apartheid. Boycott Ben & Jerry’s.”


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Pennsylvania

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Bryn Mawr College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/1/16 – A photo on Bryn Mawr Voices for Palestine Facebook page read, “’Israeli Independence Day’ celebrates Al-Nakba: the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland and the destruction of 531 Palestinian villages by the Zionist Israeli Occupation in 1948. GENOCIDE is nothing to celebrate.” Text that accompanied the photo upload stated, “Al-Nakba, literally “the catastrophe,” refers to the Zionist occupying forces’ violent expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, when over 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed and the state of Israel was established in May 1948. Tomorrow, Bi-Co Friends of Israel will have an Israeli Independence Day party, which purports to celebrate independence but does not recognize the ethnic cleansing behind it. Haverford Students for Justice in Palestine and Bryn Mawr College Voices for Palestine condemn the celebration of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Our groups stand in solidarity with Palestinians around the world and with students in the Bi-Co who have been affected by al-Nakba. We support the Right of Return for Palestinians to their homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories. (1 May 2016).”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/22/17 – According to an article in Haverford College’s student paper (Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College access the same paper, as well as have a joint SJP called Bi-Co SJP), “The next major project for SJP will be a Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) campaign against Israel. This movement is currently underway at Bryn Mawr…This undertaking will also include an attempt to remove Sabra Hummus, an Israeli company, from The Coop and Uncommon Grounds.”

Bucknell University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/2/16 – A swastika was found carved into a bathroom stall wall.

Carnegie Mellon University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 11/16/16 – The student newspaper published an op-ed that called for the state of Pennsylvania to support BDS, stating that, “Pennsylvania should join the ranks of the BDS movement, divesting all state funds from any Israeli businesses and boycotting all Israeli products, especially those made in illegal Israeli settlements.”

Delaware Valley College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
3/23/15 – Twitter users brought to the attention of College administrators an antisemitic tweet that was made by a female student athelete: “Can I kill all the [expletive deleted] Jews in Lakewood pleeeasse?!?!!”

Drexel University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/8/17 – There were two separate bias incidents in a week during which swastikas were drawn in public areas of Race Hall. Date of incident recorded is date AMCHA was forwarded documentation of the incidents.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/6/17 – A Drexel staff member reported having noticed that someone had drawn a swastika on a wall in a common area.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/27/17 – According to a campus crime report, a Drexel staff member reported that someone drew a swastika on a notepad that was left in a common area.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
5/12/15 – A Jewish student at Drexel University, who was heavily involved in Jewish life, discovered a swastika and the word “Jew” written near an Israeli flag displayed outside his dorm room.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/28/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
10/12/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine posted on their Facebook page photographs of two dead and bloodied Palestinian youths with title “MURDER IN THE HOLY LAND” and “EXECUTED IN COLD BLOOD BY ‘ISRAEL’ TODAY! STOP THIS ZIONIST KILLING SPREE! RAISE YOUR VOICES!” Dragons for Palestine commented on the picture with the question: “How is an entity that executes children in cold blood allowed to exist?”
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS 9/10/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine posted on their Facebook page a picture of a religious Jew confronting a Palestinian, with the words “One Holocaust Does Not Justify Another” superimposed, and a Dragons for Palestine comment: “One holocause does not justify another.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
4/28/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine hosted a discussion about the book “The Israel Lobby” by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, an abridged version of which was provided in the announcement post. The book (and article) contains several antisemitic tropes, most prominently the antisemitic canards of Jewish power and Jewish control. Israel is also falsely accused of “ethnic cleansing,” “brutality,” “massacres and rapes.” Comments about the event by Dragons for Palestine made it clear that the group would be promoting the book’s antisemitic tropes at the event.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/19/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”

Elizabethtown College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/28/16 – Swastikas and messages were found on the whiteboard of every student living in a Royer dorm who had a whiteboard.

Franklin and Marshall College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/10/16 – A swastika was drawn inside a Star of David in a classroom in the life sciences and philosophy building.

Gettysburg College


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 11/27/16 – Gettysburg Anti-Capitalist Collective published an article in the school paper that supported BDS, including an academic boycott.

Haverford College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/28/17 – Several students found in their first-year dorm anonymously-posted messages on small scraps of paper, folded and placed behind construction paper covering a quote board. One of the scraps contained a drawing of a left-facing swastika. It was unclear to the dorm residents how long the messages had been there. Date of incident is reported date.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
5/5/16 – In response to a YikYak post that said, “It’s Holocaust Rememberance day #Neverforget” a self-identified Haverford College student posted, “Couldn’t forget even if I wanted to. Those jews are milking it for all it’s worth all while committing worse atrocities.” The student followed in conversation on YikYak with, “‘That’s antisemitic’ you guys say all while slaughtering Palestinians by the thousands” and “…Netanyahu is a worse guy than Hitler. He loves using terms like ‘antisemitic’ and ‘but the Holocaust’ but tbh [to be honest] the Holocaust has very little lasting effects on the Jewish people.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/1/16 – A photo on Haverford SJP’s Facebook Page read, “’Israeli Independence Day’ celebrates Al-Nakba: the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland and the destruction of 531 Palestinian villages by the Zionist Israeli Occupation in 1948. GENOCIDE is nothing to celebrate.” Text that accompanied the photo upload stated, “Al-Nakba, literally “catastrophe,” refers to May 15th, 1948, the beginning of the Zionist occupying forces’ violent expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, when over 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed, and the state of Israel was established. Tomorrow Bi-Co Friends of Israel celebrates Israeli Independence Day, which purports to celebrate independence without recognizing the ethnic cleansing behind it. Haverford Students for Justice in Palestine and Bryn Mawr Voices for Palestine condemn the celebration of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Our groups stand in solidarity with Palestinians around the world and with students in the Bi-Co who have been affected by al-Nakba. We support the Right of Return for Palestinians to their homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Haverford Students for Justice in Palestine & Bryn Mawr College Voices for Palestine.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/22/17 – Bi-Co held the event, “Poetic Injustice: Bi-Co SJP Presents Remi Kanazi” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” According to an article in the school paper, at the event, Kanazi, “informed his audience that colleges often invest in companies that support Israel, and he stated that students have a right to know where their tuition dollars go. and the goal of the [SJP] club will be to inform the student body of Haverford’s investments in these companies.”
BDS EVENT 11/16/16 – Bi-Co SJP held the event, “Apartheid-Free Free Hummus” so students could “learn about the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement and concrete ways to support Palestinian liberation from Israeli occupation…Instead of snacking on Sabra at the Coop or Uncommon, come try Manakeesh’s apartheid-free free hummus!”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/21/16 – SJP posted a photo on Facebook that promoted BDS.

Lehigh University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/21/16 – As part of a conference hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, keynote speaker Jasbir Puar gave a talk entitled “Inhumanist Biopolitics Prehensive Gendering in Palestine,” in which she accused Israel of willfully “maiming and stunting” the Palestinian population.

Pennsylvania State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/20/17 – Penn State Writers Organized to Represent Diverse Stories and Students for Justice in Palestine co-hosted the event “Voices of Resistance” with Remi Kenazi and other performers. According to the school newspaper, Kenazi held a “discussion on the massacre on Gaza” which demonized Israel with a false accusation of massacre.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Penn State Students for Justice in Palestine was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 1/26/17 – SJP held the event, “The World in One Room: Capitalism and You.” According to a promoter of the event, SJP gave a presentation on BDS.

Susquehanna University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A swastika drawing was found on the bulletin board of a dorm room door.

Swarthmore College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/9/17 – A swastika was found drawn on the wall inside a bathroom stall of McCabe.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/20/16 – A swastika was drawn in a bathroom stall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/2/16 – Another swastika was found on campus, this time at Crum Woods.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
8/31/16 – Students found swastikas graffitied in the campus library.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
2/3/15 – Students who attended a lecture by Hussein Aboubakr sponsored by the Swarthmore Students for Israel interrupted and scoffed at the speaker and yelled at the organizers of the event for bringing Aboubakr to campus.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/24/16 – During a Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) event with Remi Kenazi, according to an article by an attendee, Kenazi stated, “Do not even think to engage with the other side… You [Israel] deserve nothing, nothing. Zionism is the real threat, infecting the minds of millions with racism.”

Temple University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/30/16 – A hockey player tweeted an antisemitic message in anticipation of an upcoming game with Jewish fraternity AEPi. The tweet stated, “Playoff (intramural) hockey tonight as the [Ghost Bears] take on the losers of AEPi. I’ll be damned if we lose to a bunch of Jewish frat kids.#Heil” Utilization of the reference to “Heil” indicates sympathy with the genocidal Nazi regime whose slogan was “Heil Hitler.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/5/16 – A swastika was found carved out of snow on a car outside a Temple University student housing building.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/20/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “apartheid wall” on campus. The advertisement for the wall falsely accused Israel of apartheid, and stated that its purpose was to “protest the apartheid and colonialism of the Israeli state against the Palestinian people.”A speaker stood outside the mock “apartheid wall” and shouted that Jews are using their privilege to “become the oppressors,” the “same privilege that…kept Jews in concentration camps” (alluding that Jews have now become Nazis).
CONDONING TERRORISM 1/27/16 – Four temple SJP members held up signs in support of convicted terrorist, Rasmea Odeh. One sign read, “Support Palestinian Right to Resist.” In the context of Rasmea Odeh, this sign in particular condones violence.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/25/15 – Temple SJP held a flash mob event in which Israel is falsely accused of being apartheid and BDS is promoted.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/12/15 – Temple SJP SJP attended the “million student march” rally and brought forth the issue of divestment, demanding Temple sever all ties with companies that support or benefit from the “illegal military occupation of Palestine.” They also called for the university to involve itself in endeavors to support Palestinians and to criticize U.S. Foreign Policy.

University of Pennsylvania


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/30/16 – The Chair of SJP published an article in the school paper which demonized Israel, accusing Israel of using house demolitions as “a tactic of ethnic cleansing used against Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, which indiscriminately affect children and civilians” as part of “underhanded land-grabs.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/21/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected a mock apartheid wall and called it, “The Israeli Apartheid Wall.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/19/16 – As part of “Israeli Aparthied Week,” SJP held a screening of the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/10/16 – An article in the student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/30/15 – Penn Divest from Displacement, made up of Penn SJP and 7 other student groups, announced the launching of a divestment proposal that will target “corporations that profit through practices that displace people,” but is seen by Jewish student groups as an anti-Israel divestment proposal.

University of Pittsburgh


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/15/15 – SJP and JVP hosted Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor, to speak on Yom Hasho’ah. According to one attendee, in her talk Bell claimed that Hamas was not a terrorist organization. According to another, Bell promoted BDS. Students could receive Outside of the Classroom Curriculum credit for attending the talk.


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Rhode Island

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Brown University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/21/16 – Brown SJP published an op-ed in the student newspaper stating, “How can Hillel claim to speak against oppression and for intersectionality while supporting a state that sterilizes African Jewish refugees, collectively punishes entire communities with bombings and arrests en masse and imprisons them behind an apartheid wall: There is no pink door in the apartheid wall. Trans liberation, racial justice and intersectional feminism — the topics which Mock’s talk was to cover — cannot be discussed without considering the violence of the Israeli regime, which is supported by organizations like Hillel International…it supports Israel and its colonial project. ….So long as Hillel continues to practice these policies, it cannot serve as a space for social justice work.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
3/19/16 – Antisemitic messages such as “Holocaust 2.0” were scrawled on Beta Rho Pi (a Jewish fraternity) and Zeta Delta Xi fraternities on the building’s interior halls and bathrooms. A resident posted on Facebook that “One message was directly across from my door, apparently reacting to the Hebrew writing and mezuzah on my door.”
DENIGRATION;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/16/16 – Bestselling author Janet Mock cancelled a speech at Hillel in response to a petition stating it was inappropriate for her to appear at Hillel because the group has defended, “racial apartheid” and was “complicit in pinkwashing.” The petition stated they were not against Mock speaking on campus, so long as she did not do so at Hillel. The organizers, Moral Voices, criticized her cancellation stating, “given that Hillel is the center for Jewish life on this campus — with a mandate to support the interests and meet the needs of a very diverse constituency of Jewish students on College Hill (ranging widely in their political, religious, and cultural inclinations) — does simply engaging in a Jewish space render one unfit to do justice work?”
DISCRIMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/13/15 – The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) condemned a symposium on Israel/Palestine hosted by Brown University’s Cogut Center for Humanities as being a violation of PACBI’s boycott guidelines because one of the symposium’s organizers, Adi Ophir, is a professor at both Brown University and Tel Aviv University. PACBI wrote letters to all of the events participants asking them to withdraw from the symposium in solidarity with the academic boycott of Israel, and at least one participant — Brown University Middle East Studies Director Beshara Doumani — withdrew from participating in the event in solidarity with the academic boycott of Israel.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
1/28/16 – SJP at Brown University announced a protest event, “Protesting the Sharansky and Douglas Talk: End Zionist Whitewashing of Apartheid” and stated, “Join us at 7pm outside of Brown University’s Salomon Hall to protest this egregious display of Settler Colonial apologism.” During the protest of the event itself, about 30 protestors shouted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” which is effectively a call for the elimination of the Jewish state, and handed out fliers that accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” while falsely representing the flier as a “program addition.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/7/16 – Department of Middle East Studies sponsored a talk with Haneen Zoabi entitled, “Critical Conversations: Suffering Embrace? The Futures of Palestinians in Israel.” During her talk, Zoabi called Israel a “colonialist project.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/3/16 – Middle East Studies held a symposium entitled “Critical Conversations #6: Suffocating Embrace? The Futures of Palestinians in Israel,” which featured 5 panelists: Beshara Doumani, Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, Shira Robinson, Gershon Shafir, and keynote speaker Haneen Zoabi. All 5 speaker falsely accused Israel of being a “settler colonial” state, and symposium organizer Doumani said that considering Israel a “settler colonial state” was the starting assumption of the entire “Critical Conversations” series. Keynote speaker Zoabi falsely accused Israel of “daily killing” and “assassinating” of Palestinian children and “fascist racism,” she called for an end to Israel as a Jewish state, and she promoted BDS as “a very efficient tool for getting Israel to pay the price for its crimes.”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/17/15 – Brown SJP hosted Steven Salaita in a talk entitled, “The New McCarthyism,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita expressed support for the BDS movement.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/10/15 – A conference on “Sexualities and Queer Imaginaries in the Middle East/North Africa” was sponsored by Brown University’s Pembroke Center, the Brown LGBTQ Center, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, the Watson Institute, and The Open Society Foundations. During the second panel focusing on Palestine, Sarah Shulman delivered a talk entitled “To Be in Solidarity with Palestine,” in which she promoted BDS as an important way of working in solidarity with Palestinians to “bring an end to the occupation,” and she discussed how to build a solidarity campaign with BDS at its core and the best strategies for carrying out successful BDS campaigns. Ghadir Shafi gave a talk entitled “Queer Feminism in the Context of Israel-Palestine,” in which she falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid” and “pink-washing” — the portrayal of Israel as a haven for the Queer community — allegedly in order to distract from Israel’s countless human rights violations. Shafi strongly promoted BDS and called on academics to support BDS, saying “Now is the time to take action.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/5/15 – Brown Universty’s Middle East Studies program hosted a panel discussion entitled “Critical Conversations on Palestine and Israel,” which included presentations by Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, Brown Chancellor Emeritus Stephen Robert, and director general of the Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies. Hani Masri. Both Ashrawi and Mashri promoted BDS, Ashrawi saying it was the Palestinian’s “strongest strategy,” and Mashri saying it was one way to “change the balance of power.” Mashri also stated that “Israel is a colonial settler and apartheid project…we need to defeat and dismantile the colonial settler project, because Israel is not a normal state.” Roberts accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” and he said, “Israel today is no longer a democratic state. Israel is an apartheid state.” During the Q & A, Robert also said that he would be comfortable with the elimination of the Jewish state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/26/16 – SJP held the event, “Academic Freedom and the Case for BDS” with JVP’s Rebecca Vilkomerson to advocate support for BDS.
BDS EVENT 3/10/16 – The Watson Institute at Brown University sponsored the talk, “Gaza: Cast Backwards, A Way Forward with Sara Roy.” In the question and answer period of her talk, Roy called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 11/18/15 – Brown SJP started a petition to get the university to remove Sabra hummus from its dining facilities.

Rhode Island School of Design


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/19/17 – A swastika made of human feces was found in a dormitory bathroom.

University of Rhode Island


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was found at a printer in the library. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”


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South Carolina

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of South Carolina


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/22/17 – SJP held the event, “Sjp@IRIS: Queer Palestinian Activism and Solidarity TeachIn.” The advertisement for the event was the image of a banner that delegitimized Israel, stating, “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/4/16 – SJP held a Palestinian Cultural Night where there was a mock wall containing the words “love under apartheid,” insinuating that Israel is an apartheid state, and a poster that read, “Is this ethnic cleansing?” with discredited maps to insinuate Israel is perpetrating ethnic cleansing.
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/18/16 – SJP held a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.


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South Dakota

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of South Dakota


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH;
MOVEMENT;
ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
10/20/15 – Chalkings of the Students Supporting Israel, including a Jewish star and the words “Support Israel,” were variously erased and adorned with spiteful comments, inluding one that accused Israel of being a “fascist state.”


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Tennessee

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Tennessee Knoxville


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/22/16 – An event hosted by the Judaic Studies program that featured a talk by Prof. Michael Brenner entitled “The Idea of A Jewish State from Herzl to Netanyahu,” was disrupted by 15 student protestors, who stood up at various places in the audience and held delegitimizing signs that read, “Israel is an apartheid state.” They also gave out fliers that “pointed out the difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and highlighted the undertones of ethnic cleansing inherent in the history of the state of Israel.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONES TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/2/16 – SJP erected a wall that included the phrase, “To Exist is to Resist” which condones terrorism, and delegitimized Israel by falsely stating “Israel is an Apartheid State.” The wall further contained a call for BDS to “Deshelve Sabra Hummus.”

Vanderbilt University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/16/17 – Printers in some offices throughout campus printed out antisemitic fliers that were similar to the rash of fliers in March 2016 printed on dozens of campuses after being hacked. The fliers in March 2016 contained a swastika and antisemitic messages. According to police, these fliers “appear[ed] similar.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/14/15 – Two swastikas were spray-painted in the elevator of a Jewish fraternity house, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and another swastika was painted on a basement door.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/24/16 – SJP held the event, “When I Think of Palestine [photo campaign].” One student’s comments falsely accused Israel of apartheid, while another accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and another of “pinkwashing.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/7/16 – SJP held the event, “Teach-in on Justice in Palestine” where, according to the advertisement for the event, divestment was discussed. The event was co-sponsored by the Middle Eastern Students Association


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Texas

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Rice University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/3/17 – A swastika and the word “Trump” were scrawled in chalk on a statue commemorating the founder of the University.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
2/26/15 – Members of the student group Rice Left staged a walkout and disrupted a talk by Israeli soldiers sponsored by Houston Hillel.

Texas A & M University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 10/30/16 – A sign identifying the campus Chabad Jewish student center was vandalized and then stolen. The vandal was caught on a surveillance camera kicking and knocking down the sign, and then returning to steal it.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 8/24/16 – A 13-foot blue and white Hillel welcome banner that said “Shalom Y’all” was stolen and then later returned.

Texas Christian University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
12/7/15 – A Jewish student finds Nazi-era identification Stars of David made out of felt glued to the walls leading up to his room and one outside his room after decorating his doorway for Hanukkah. The student moved out of his first semester dorm at Moncreif Hall following this incident.

Texas State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/3/17 – A handful of antisemitic posters were found on campus that contained two swastikas and text that read: “White man are you sick and tired of the Jews destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneration … join us in the struggle for global white supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”

University of Houston


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/27/17 – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted a discussion at the University of Houston (UH) called “The Black Radical Tradition and Palestine” with Dr. Gerald Horne, chair of African-American Studies at UH as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” During the event, Dr. Home called for BDS, stating, “Just as we enlist more black organizations into the BDS movement, boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement..it would…give a direct boost to BDS if we had the Palestinian forces and their allies internationally speak out more on police terrorism.” An article covering the event boasted how “Zionists were driven away.” The article detailed how a group of Zionist students spoke during the question and answer session and were trying to speak to students outside the auditorium. “When this was discovered, all the students left the lecture hall and shouted them down with ‘Free, free Palestine! Occupation is a crime.’ The Zionists tried to have a confrontation, but their words were drowned in a sea of loud chanting. This continued for over ten minutes, until the students finally drove them out of the building and off campus.” A student who attended the event said, “I couldn’t believe the Zionists in the discussion who were defending Israel. It reminded me of people who deny the existence of racism and then find all sorts of ways to justify it.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/3/17 – SJP released a “Statement on Bigotry & Anti-Semitism” that denied Jews self-determination and delegitimized Israel while purporting to be against antisemitism, stating, “We are committed to building a world that values justice and equality, not oppression and apartheid…we oppose Zionism and Israel’s discriminatory policies, and we condemn anti-Semitism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/29/16 – SJP hosted “Israeli Apartheid Week 2016” in order to, according to the advertisement for the event, “raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/31/15 – UH SJP and BDS Houston co-sponsored an event with Remi Kanazi entitled “Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine.” During the event, Kenazi utilized historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish power saying Jewish students who stand up for Israel want “domination not dialogue.” He demonized Israel saying Israel is “carrying out ethnic cleansing.” He delegitimized by referring to “Israeli apartheid” and that there should be “no normalization with a settler/colonial state.” He also promoted BDS saying “F*&! Zionists, Boycott Israel!”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/19/16 – SJP held the event “Palestine and #BlackLivesMatter,” at which BDS was discussed, according to the advertisement for the event.
BDS EVENT 3/3/16 – SJP hosted the event, “Spoken Word with Remi Kanazi: Resistance and Palestine,” in which Remi Kanazi advocated for BDS.
BDS EVENTS 11/5/15 – HU SJP hosted a meeting to discuss BDS and how to promote it on campus.
BDS EVENTS 2/12/15 – The UH SJP chapter announced plans to initiate a BDS campaign. The group sponsored a pro-BDS demonstration on their campus that day when the campaign was announced.

University of Texas Arlington


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for a Democratic Society – UT Arlington was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/16/15 – UTA SJP put up a plaza banner at the University Center Dining area which encourages the boycotting of ‘Sabra Hummus’.

University of Texas Austin


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DENIGRATION;
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/22/17 – Palestine Solidarity Committee planned and executed a protest of the student organization Texans for Israel’s event, “Israel Block Party.” The advertisement for the protest stated: “The Israel Block Party normalizes ethnic cleansing, military occupation, apartheid, and settler colonialism and whitewashes Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people…Every year, the Palestine Solidarity Committee leads a protest across from the East Mall in order to hold the campus Zionists accountable for their erasure of the Palestinian experience.” According to an article and image in the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, protesters held demonizing and delegitimizing signs of “Zionism is Racism,” and “Why Are You Celebrating Apartheid?” as well as “A Proud Zionist? Yikes,” “Israeli Death Forces,” and “Gaza is a Concentration Camp.” One student and self-identified Zionist, Daniel, who attended the protest was “told by several PSC members that he was unwelcome.” One student protester was quoted in the student newspaper saying, “If you’re supporting Zionism, you’re supporting racism and engaging in a racist ideology…Certain ideas, like racism…are not up for discussion.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/17 – A professor on campus paused during his delivery of a calculus lecture to share “his favorite way they murdered Jews (during the Holocaust).” Other students in the class later attempted to justify his behavior. Date of this incident is when publicized. Article notes the incident happened in recent weeks.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
3/9/17 – Jewish students attempted to table to raise funds for an Israeli non-profit called “Save a Child’s Heart” but were unable to do so effectively when two other student groups moved their tables to flank them. They began to yell, chant and wave a flag over the Jewish student’s heads, drowning out their calls for donations. The Jewish students relocated to another part of West Mall, but their pursuers followed them and continued to prevent them from tabling. This pursuit continued for a period of two days. Date of this incident is when publicized. Article notes the incident happened in recent weeks.
VERBAL ASSAULT 3/9/17 – According to Texas Hillel, “While walking up the West Mall, a student wearing a T-shirt identifying a Jewish fraternity was called a ‘baby-killing Jew’ by a student who was tabling. Another student at the table admonished his colleague — not for engaging in a hateful verbal attack but because he should ‘not say those things in public'”. Date of this incident is when publicized. Article notes this incident happened in recent weeks.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 2/25/17 – An individual broke a window at the Texas Hillel in West Campus, and the police investigated it as a case of vandalism.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION
11/13/15 – Twelve members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) disrupted a public event hosted by Professor Ami Pedahzur of UT’s Institute for Israeli Studies titled “The Origin of a Species: The Birth of the Israeli Defense Forces’ Military Culture.” The students not only disrupted the speech, when Prof. Pedahzur and another professor tried to get them to stop, they increased the volume of their chants calling for the destruction of Israel and “Long Live the Intifada.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 3/29/17 – Palestine Solidarity Committee erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus. One of the panels called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/21/17 – Palestine Solidarity Committee screened numerous parts of the film “Roadmap to Apartheid,” which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state, in order to “compar[e]the many similar laws and tools used by both Israel and apartheid-era South Africa…[to form] a complete picture as to why the [apartheid] analogy is being used with increasing frequency and potency.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/30/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” The Palestine Solidarity Committee planned and then protested the Israel Block Party sponsored by Texans for Israel. The advertisement for the protest falsely accused Israel of apartheid. This accusation was further utilized during the protest at the event itself.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/28/16 – The Palestine Solidarity Committee held a week long series of events for “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The advertisement for the week delegitimized Israel stating that the week’s purpose was to, “raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people.” It also, “aims to build support for the…Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.”
CONDONING TERRORISM 11/1/15 – UT’s Palestine Solidarity Committee posted a Facebook page entitled “Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Call to Action!” to “defend the Palestinian homeland,” stating, “We affirm support for the Palestinian resistance..Long Live the Resistance! Long Live the Intifada!”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/25/15 – The Palestine Solidarity Committee held a rally protesting the Israel Block Party, an event organized by Texas Hillel and Texans for Israel. Protesters held signs that promoted BDS and called Israel an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 1/20/17 – At an anti-Trump protest with 400 students, a speaker, Andie Flores, listed a set of demands for UT. Among the demands was, “UT divestment in companies complicit in the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.”
BDS VOTES 4/21/15 – The Student Government Assembly voted against an anti-Israel divestment resolution, 11-23-1.
BDS EVENTS 4/15/15 – The Palestine Solidarity Committee held a public forum promoting BDS.
BDS VOTES 4/14/15 – The UT Student Government began debating an anti-Israel divestment resolution introduced by the Palestine Solidarity Committee. The resolution will be debated for weeks.


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Utah

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Utah


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/8/17 – A swastika was drawn on the wall of one of the stalls in the men’s bathroom near the Living Room of the Sharwan Smith Student Center.

University of Utah


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/21/16 – Talib Kweli gave a talk on campus in honor of Martin Luther King day. During the Q & A portion, an SJP member asked about solidarity, two which, according to SJP, Kweli’s reply “noted the impact the BDS has on curbing the apartheid.”


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Vermont

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Green Mountain College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/14/17 – The description for Students for Justice in Palestine at Green Mountain College posted on the college’s website “Clubs & Activities” section explicitly called for an “end to Zionism” and stated, “Students for Justice in Palestine at Green Mountain College (SJP@GMC) is…focused on building solidarity with the Palestinian struggle…[t]hrough this work we uphold the right of return for Palestinian refugees everywhere and an end to Zionism, settler colonialism, racism, and apartheid in occupied Palestine.” Date of incidents is date discovered, the exact date it was posted to the College’s website is unknown.

University of Vermont


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/9/16 – A swastika was found spray painted over a Donald Trump campaign sign. A Hillel engagement intern found the sign and swastika, as it was located on the lawn of a house a few doors down from the campus Hillel.


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Virginia

Total Antisemitic Activity:



College of William and Mary


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/15/16 – Graffiti containing the words, “Go Trump” where the letter “T” was replaced with a swastika was found in a residence hall bathroom.

George Mason University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION;
DENIGRATION;
DENY SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/4/16 – SJP National held its 6th annual conference, hosted by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) on the GMU campus. The conference program for the event detailed panel events that delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid, as well as at least one panel event that denied Jews self-determination by calling for the right of return for all Palestinians, which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state. There was also a BDS panel event to help participants mobilize for their own campus BDS campaigns. The conference was met by about 30 protesters who peacefully assembled with signs. According to the Free Beacon, some SJP members denigrated the protesters. One SJP member called the protestors “Zionist terrorists” and others remarked that “Zionists are so ugly.” An SJP member also intimidated members of the campus community, threatening in a tweet that she would “f*** up a Zionist.” On a recording later obtained of one of the panels titled, “Syrian-Palestinian Liberation,” panelist Wael Elasady, co-founder of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights can be heard demonizing Israel with false accusations saying that the world is the world to turning a blind eye to Israel’s “ethnic cleansing of Palestine, increas[ing] its Judaization of Jerusalem.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/13/17 – A new group on campus, GMU Muslim-Jewish Alliance, clarified their stance that “what is not up for debate (i.e. argument) are the three calls for justice from Palestinians: the right of return, an end to the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, and equal rights of Palestinians and Israelis.” These calls are the three tenets of the BDS movement, where the right of return would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state and deny Jewish self-determination.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/29/2017 – GMU Students Against Israeli Apartheid held the film screening event, “Gaza In Context Discussion.” In the film, Erekat demonized Israel, falsely claiming that “[Israel] is guided by two primary policies: 1) To obtain the maximum amount of Palestinian land with the minimum number of Palestinian people and 2) To concentrate a maximum number of Palestinians onto a minimum amount of land.” She further went on to state, “Even if Hamas were to disappear, Israel’s policies towards the tiny coastal enclave would go uninterrupted… The Gaza Strip represents the most vivid and grotesque form of Israel’s settler-colonial ambitions.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/27/17 – GMU Students Against Israeli Apartheid held the event “BDS 101.”

Hollins University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/27/16 – A swastika was painted on “the Rock,” a campus landmark that students regularly paint with various messages.

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/21/17 – A white supremacist group called “Aryan Underground,” (a spin-off group founded by disgruntled members of Vanguard America), posted fliers containing a swastika on tables and around campus.

Old Dominion University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/28/16 – Multiple fliers depicting a Nazi-supporting message and a swastika were posted on the monorail poles between the Engineering Systems and Education Building. With a background image of a swastika, the fliers said, “Old Dominion University. You have been visited by The AtomWaffen Division. Join our Local Nazis.”

University of Mary Washington


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/5/17 – A handwritten message containing a swastika and “Attention fa**ots!! We could live next door” was found on the bulletin board in front of Madison Hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/27/17 – A small swastika was drawn in a residence hall. (Date is approximated from article.)

University of Virginia


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/23/16 – An orange Star of David with the word “Juden” underneath it was spray painted on an off-campus student housing building. “Juden” is the German word for Jews, and the graffiti is direct Holocaust imagery
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/21/16 – Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine held a series of events for “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The advertisement for this week falsely accused Israel of apartheid and settler colonialism.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/22/15 – UVA Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine put up a “wall” on campus that falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/21/16 – SPJP held the event, “SPJP Discussion – BDS” and discussed if “BDS is antisemitic.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/24/16 – UVA SPJP held the event “SPJP Presents: Remi Kanazi.” The advertisement for the event linked to a video poem of Remi Kanazi that promotes divestment.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
3/18/17 – About 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were found strewn across the lawn of the campus Chabad Jewish Student Center on Saturday by the center’s co-Director, Rabbi Zvi Zweibel. The incident came a day after the center announced it would bring Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel to campus for an event April 24 designed to honor professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor killed in the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, when he blocked the door of his classroom so students could escape.


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Washington

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Evergreen State College


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 9/21/16 – Evergreen SJP launches a petition demanding the TESC administration “honor the votes to ban all CAT equipment on campus and publicly take action in support of Palestinian sovereignty, human rights and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.”
CALLS FOR BDS 7/14/16 – 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 VOTE 5/31/16 – In a student-wide vote, students voted to endorse two anti-Israel resolutions, the first to condemn the presence of Caterpillar equipment on campus and the second to de-shelve Sabra hummus. 67.4% of participating students voted for the Caterpillar resolution while 73.9% voted for de-shelving Sabra.

Seattle University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/6/17 – A drawing of a swastika was slipped under the door of an undocumented immigrant’s student housing unit.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/6/16 – Three swastika drawings were found on white boards outside student rooms around the time of the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana.

University of Puget Sound


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION 1/24/16 – A student reported that members of a fraternity engaged in antisemitic actions directed at a Jewish member of their house. According to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University, it was during a card game where a number of racist remarks were also made, of which there were two that were antisemitic. In response, the University investigated the incident and worked to produce a series of educational programs for the fraternity aimed at increasing awareness about antisemitism and its impact on members of the campus community.
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
12/2/15 – A student reported finding antisemitic graffiti in the men’s bathroom in the basement of the library.

University of Washington


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/17/17 – Neo-Nazi fliers with swastikas promoting the AtomWaffen Division were found in several spots on campus. One of the posters said, “Look out! The Nazis have come to town!” and another said, “Where will you be when the race war begins? When the world burns? Join your local Nazis. Congregating near you.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
2/17/17 – A pro-Israel education display promoting peace that was set up by the Coalition of Husky Allies for Israel (CHAI-UW) was vandalized when an individual with a hoodie on ran up to the display, yelled “F*** you guys” at the Jewish students, ripped the poster and then ran off. The vandalism occurred the same week that an attempt to have the display removed from campus failed.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
2/13/17 – SUPER-UW unsuccessfully tried to have a pro-Israel education display promoting peace that was set up by the Coalition of Husky Allies for Israel (CHAI-UW) removed from campus. SUPER-UW members complained repeatedly that the pro-Israel display was “too close to SUPER-UW’s display,” despite being set up prior to SUPER-UW’s display, as well as that the pro-Israel display was offensive and “triggers” them. A representative of the UW Student Activities Office arrived and told the Jewish students to pack up and move, stating that they had been inundated with dozens of complaints by SUPER-UW and allies. The Jewish students refused citing, free speech and spreading a message of co-existence. The Office of Student Activities then backed down.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/13/17 – A swastika was painted on the building of The Wesley Club, a LGBTQ-affirming campus ministry. Date of incident is approximated from the article.
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
6/30/16 – Neo-Nazi hate messages were chalked on UW’s campus targeting Jews with the words “Stop the (((Bankers))).” The triple parentheses are an antisemitic symbol used to identify and target Jews for harassment.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
5/31/16 – Burned pages from a book by a famous nineteenth-century German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine, who wrote in his 1820-1821 play Almansor the famous line, “Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people” were scattered outside the University of Washington’s Hillel building. The burning of Jewish books is reminiscent of Jewish books burned during the Inquisition and Holocaust.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/16/17 – A student found an antisemitic flier in front of Magnuson Health Sciences Building that said “WE MUST BOYCOTT (((KOSHER TAXATION))). Avoid food brands with these labels [shows all Kosher symbols]. Should 98% of the population pay tribute to an overrepresented, elitist (((2%))) ?”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/13/17 – SUPER held the eventIsraeli Apartheid 101 Lecture” as part of Palestine Awareness Week to “introduce us to the idea of Israeli Apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/13/17 – SUPER erected a mock “apartheid wall” in honor of Palestine Awareness Week. Painted at the top in large letters were the words “Israeli Apartheid Wall” with explanatory text stating: “This wall represents the Israeli Apartheid wall built by Israel in order to restrict the movement of Palestinians from the West Bank and separate them from their land and families.” Lettering at the bottom of the middle panel said: “THIS IS APARTHEID.” Another panel asked, “What is BDS?” with explanatory text calling for BDS and noting the University’s refusal to comply. At the bottom were large letters spelling, “TO EXIST IS TO RESIST.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/6/17 – An article in the school paper focused on the upcoming Palestine Awareness Week, previously known as Israeli Apartheid Week. The article covered a delegitimizing SUPER UW event, “Israeli Apartheid 101,” and quoted from SUPER leaders who called for BDS and falsely “likened the segregation of Israelis and Palestinians by Israeli government to the past apartheid in South Africa.”
DEMONIZATION 5/16/16 – A SUPER UW Nakba event on campus contained a sign saying, “Nakba, the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine.” Another sign read “Stolen Land” and a third sign said, “Until the British left [May 15, 1948] no Jewish settlement, however remote, was entered or seized by Arabs, while [Jewish forces] captured many Arab positions…” Taken all together, the signs demonize both Israel and Jews.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/11/16 – SUPER UW participated in a “Decolonize UW” protest event on campus and held signs calling for divestment, one of which falsely accused Israel of apartheid stating, “#DivestfromIsraeliApartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/21/16 – In honor of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SUPER UW held the event, “Israeli Apartheid Week: Palestine Cultural Festival.” The discussion on the event’s Facebook page stated that there will be a Dabke dance performance to celebrate, “cultural resistance to apartheid!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/18/16 – SUPER UW erected a mock “apartheid wall” with a sign in front saying, “Israeli Apartheid Week” to falsely insinuate that Israel is an apartheid state.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/18/16 – SUPER UW held a panel entitled, “Racism, State Repression, and Empire: Palestine and International Solidarity” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” During the panel, remarks by panelists falsely accused Israel of apartheid including that the, “Israeli working class benefits from the exploitation and colonization of the apartheid.” Panelists also called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/15/16 – An article in the school newspaper falsely accused Israel of apartheid stating that “Israeli Apartheid Week” aimed to, “raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies over the Palestinian people and build support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.”
DENYING JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/2/16 – In an event sponsored by Super UW, Remi Kenazi performed his poem, “Normalize This!,” in which he falsely accused Zionism of “infecting the mind of millions with racism,” and Israel of being a “settler colonial state with appropriated culture…a racist, exclusivist, supremacist state” that was guilty of “apartheid, ethnic cleansing,” and he promoted the elimination of the Jewish state. Additional poems were read, which, according to an article in the school paper, entailed calling for divestment.
DEMONIZATION 5/13/15 – SUPER UW organized a “die in” at Red Square on campus to commemorate the 1948 exodus, after learning that a pro-Israel event was going to take place there the same day.
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/6/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Indigenous Peoples and Academic Freedom in the New Era of Civility: A Talk by Steven Salaita,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, especially with regard to children, whom Salaita said were “blown to smithereens” and whose corpses were stuffed into ice cream freezers, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was co-sponsored by American Indian Studies; American Ethnic Studies; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; History; the Simpson Center for the Humanities; the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights; the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW); the Graduate & Professional Student Senate; and the American Association of University Professors UW chapter.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/2/15 – UW SUPER hosted Israeli Apartheid Week, which included a wall installation and signs that falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/26/15 – UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities hosted a talk by BDS-founder Omar Barghouti, in which he promoted BDS, denied that Jews have an indigenous connection to Israel, called for the dissolution of the Jewish state, and accused Israel of being an “apartheid” state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/8/15 – Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) hosted a talk by Alice Rothchild. According to one eye-witness Rothchild advocated for BDS, and she described Israel as “the embodiment of evil; a racist, colonialist enterprise, with a government dominated by fascistic, militaristic, rabidly right-wing settlers who routinely deprive Palestinians of their human rights.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/17/16 – SUPER UW and two other anti-Israel divestment groups held a “UW Divestment Forum.”
BDS VOTES 2/12/16 – Members of UAW Local 4121, which represents academic student workers at the University of Washington, unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with University of California student workers represented by UAW Local 2865 who recently voted to support Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). The resolution was submitted by UAW rank-and-file members and endorsed by Academic Workers for a Democratic Union (AWDU), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Atzlan (MEChA), Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS). The resolution urged the UAW International to reverse its initial ruling against UAW Local 2865’s BDS resolution during the Public Review Board process.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/11/16 – SUPER UW hosted a “New Member Meeting” where participants could be introduced to SUPER UW, which in the announcement for the meeting, specifies that SUPER UW supports BDS.

Western Washington University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/14/17 – A swastika was found carved into a wall of a bathroom in Bond Hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/14/16 – A Fairhaven resident told the resident director that a swastika had been drawn next to their name on a sign-up sheet posted on their door.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION 2/2/16 – Resident advisers making rounds in Ridgeway Beta found a headless porcelain doll with a note that said “Death to all Jews” attached.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/31/16 – A Jewish student living in Fairhaven Complex reported to their resident adviser that a swastika had been drawn on a whiteboard attached to their door.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
6/1/16 – Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies held the event, “Shirley Osterhaus: Coordinator of World Issues Forum; Senior Instructor, Fairhaven College – Beyond Borders, Walls and Marginalities: Solidarity Forever.” During her talk, Shirley Osterhaus demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “massacring” Palestinians and “ethnic cleansing.” She further delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of apartheid, as well as called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT) 2/25/15 – WWU Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights and the Fairhaven World Issues Forum hosted a talk by BDS founder Omar Barghouti. According to an announcement of the event, Barghouti was to speak about BDS and “breaking the links of complicity with Israel’s regime of occupation, colonization and apartheid.” The event was co-sponsored by the WWU Political Science Department, Human Services, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, and