Antisemitism Tracker 2017
Organized in Reverse Chronological Order

Updated: 3/24/17

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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 or 2016 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:


March 23, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 23, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
SJP re-enacted a “mock checkpoint” near an “apartheid wall” in the background that read in large letters, “Israeli Apartheid.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 22, 2016 – KENT STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 22, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 22, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DENIGRATION; DISCRIMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 21, 2017 – UC BERKELEY –
 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?”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 21, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 21, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 20, 2017 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 20, 2017 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
 As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Palestine 101: A History of Colonialism and Apartheid” with Professor Eve Spangler.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 20, 2017 – SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 20, 2017 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 20, 2017 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE –
 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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 20, 2017 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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 “Boycott Apartheid Israel” repeatedly shown throughout the event.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 19, 2017 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 18, 2017 – VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
March 18, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL; COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST; DEMONIZATION)
March 17, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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”.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 17, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 16, 2017 – SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 16, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEARBORN –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 15, 2017 – DE ANZA COLLEGE –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
March 15, 2017 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 SJP held the event “Settler Colonialism from America to Israel” as part of “Palestine Solidarity Month.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 15, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION)
March 14, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 14, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT; DENIGRATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 14, 2017 – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
 A swastika was found carved into a wall of a bathroom in Bond Hall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEARBORN –
 An anti-Israel divestment resolution passed unanimously in the Student Government.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 13, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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?”

(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 13, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; HARASSMENT)
March 11, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 11, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
 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 ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 10, 2017 – SUNY AT BUFFALO –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 10, 2017 – UC SANTA BARBARA –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 9, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 9, 2017 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
 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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 9, 2017 – UCLA –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT); BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 9, 2017 – UC SANTA CRUZ –
  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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 9, 2017 – JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY –
  Hopkins SJP defaced a statue on campus by painting “End Israeli Apartheid” over a Palestinian flag on the statue.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 9, 2017 – AMERICAN UNIVERSITY –
  A student found a swastika etched into a desk. Date of incident is publicized date.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 9, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
  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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 9, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
  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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT)
March 9, 2017 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 9, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
  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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; VERBAL ASSAULT; HARASSMENT)
March 8, 2017 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; VERBAL ASSAULT; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 8, 2017 – BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 8, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
 A blue swastika was found drawn on an exterior wall of the Undergraduate Library.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 8, 2017 – DREXEL UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 7, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
 A university employee reported that someone had drawn a blue swastika on the exterior wall of the English Building.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 6, 2017 – DREXEL UNIVERSITY –
 A Drexel staff member reported having noticed that someone had drawn a swastika on a wall in a common area.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 6, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
  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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 6, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
  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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 3, 2017 – TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY –
  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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 3, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 2, 2017 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 2, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 2, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 2, 2017 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 2, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
 SJP and UIUC Divest held the event, “A Jewish Case for Divestment.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 2, 2017 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
 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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT; DEMONIZATION)
March 2, 2017 – KENYON COLLEGE –
 Kenyon Solidarity Boycott held the event, “Why should you boycott Sabra Hummus and Hewlett-Packard?”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 2, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 1, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT); BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 1, 2017 – UC BERKELEY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 28, 2017 – HAVERFORD COLLEGE –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 28, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 28, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLUMBIA –
  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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT; HARASSMENT)
February 28, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA –
SJP tabled in front of Marshall. A sheet on the table said, “Why do I boycott Israel?…Aparthied: We don’t buy it!”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 27, 2017 – DREXEL UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 27, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
February 27, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
February 27, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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).”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 27, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
 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!”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 27, 2017 – GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY –
GMU Students Against Israeli Apartheid held the event “BDS 101.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 27, 2017 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
The President of JVP published an article in the school paper entitled “Opinion: The Jewish case for Ohio State divestment.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 27, 2017 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 27, 2017 – WELLESLEY COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 25, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
  An individual broke a window at the Texas Hillel in West Campus, and the police investigated it as a case of vandalism.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY)
Febryary 25, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 24, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO –
  Swastikas were found in the Camino first floor bathroom and the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice. Date of incident is approximated from article.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 22, 2017 – DRAKE UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic slur was carved into a wooden seat in Meredith Hall. (Date is reported date).
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
February 22, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEARBORN –
SJP held an event to create pro-divestment signs to display on campus.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 22, 2017 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 21, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DEMONIZATION)
February 21, 2017 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
February 21, 2017 – WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
February 20, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO –
  Swastikas were discovered throughout the week in Mother Rosalie Hill, Copley Library, and the Student Life Pavilion. All incidents occurred in male bathrooms.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 20, 2017 – PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 20, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 19, 2017 – RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN –
A swastika made of human feces was found in a dormitory bathroom.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 19, 2017 – DE ANZA COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST)
February 19, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 17, 2017 – KENYON COLLEGE –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 17, 2017 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 17, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 17, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; HARASSMENT)
February 17, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 17, 2017 – CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 16, 2017 – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 16, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 16, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
  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).”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 16, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 16, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 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%))) ?”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 15, 2017 – EARLHAM COLLEGE –
 SPJP held a film screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 15, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
 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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 15, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –
 A campus vendor on Trousdale Parkway was selling merchandise with swastika symbols.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 15, 2017 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 15, 2017 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
February 15, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO –
  A swastika was found in a first floor bathroom of Camino Hall. Date of incident is approximated from article.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 14, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO –
  A swastika was discovered in the male bathroom of Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 14, 2017 – ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY –
The campus library was defaced with swastikas. (Date of this incident is approximated from the article.)
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; HARASSMENT)
February 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 SUPER held the eventIsraeli Apartheid 101 Lecture” as part of Palestine Awareness Week to “introduce us to the idea of Israeli Apartheid.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 13, 2017 – UCLA –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION)
February 13, 2017 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND –
 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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 12, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 9, 2017 – PURDUE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
February 8, 2017 – SUNY AT CORTLAND –
 Antisemitic and racist graffiti was posted in a bathroom of an academic building.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
February 8, 2017 – SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 8, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
February 8, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEARBORN –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 8, 2017 – CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY –
 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]”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 7, 2017 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 7, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
 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!!!!”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 7, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA –
 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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 6, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 6, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
 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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 5, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 3, 2017 – RICE UNIVERSITY –
 A swastika and the word “Trump” were scrawled in chalk on a statue commemorating the founder of the University.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 3, 2017 – GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY –
 A Jewish student found the “I <3 Israel” bumper sticker on the students' car covered by a sticker with the image of Hitler.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
February 2, 2017 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEW BRUNSWICK –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 2, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 2, 2017 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
 SJP held a BDS event with Mass Against HP, entitled “Teach In- Why are we Boycotting HP?”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 1, 2017 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 1, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS VOTE)
February 1, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 1, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 GU F.R.E.E held the event, “Get Free: GU Free Interest Meeting” to learn about their anti-Israel campaign.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 1, 2017 – UCLA –
 SJP held a kick off meeting that delegitimized Israel, discussing the “Apartheid Wall, its impact, and its global implications.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
January 31, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 What appeared to be a swastika was drawn with black grease on a stop sign on Palm Drive near Campus Drive.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 31, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
January 30, 2017 – BELOIT COLLEGE –
 A swastika was painted on a campus wall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 27, 2017 – ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY –
A small swastika was drawn in a residence hall. (Date is approximated from article.)
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 27, 2017 – ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.) (Date of this incident is approximated from the article.)
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; HARASSMENT)
January 27, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 What appeared to be a swastika was drawn with a black grease pencil on the south exterior wall of Maples Pavilion.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 27, 2017 – BELOIT COLLEGE –
 An antisemitic note was placed under the same student’s door who had a swastika drawn on the dry erase board of the students’ dorm two days earlier. The note read, “Kike, You should be gassed for what you say & do on this campus. Be worried CUNT.” A large swastika was drawn alongside the note’s text. The act coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 27, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 26, 2017 – WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
January 26, 2017 – PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
January 26, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 25, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 What appeared to be a swastika was drawn on the entrance to Rains Apartments between Buildings 229 and 232.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL )
January 25, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
 SJP held the event, “BDS 101: Trump and Palestinian Human Rights” to “learn more about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement!”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
January 25, 2017 – BELOIT COLLEGE –
 A swastika was drawn on the dry erase board on the door of a student.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 25, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 25, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 24, 2017 – AMERICAN UNIVERSITY –
 SJP held the event, “AU Students for Justice in Palestine BDS Teach-In.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
January 24, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 23, 2017 – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY –
  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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 22, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 Another rash of swastika-like symbols were discovered on campus (see previous entry 1/3/2017).
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 21, 2017 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 21, 2017 – BOWDOIN COLLEGE –
 SJP held the event, “BDS 101: Trump and Palestinian Human Rights” to “learn more about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement!”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 20, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
January 20, 2017 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
January 20, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
 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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 19, 2017 – CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
January 18, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE –
 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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
January 17, 2017 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 16, 2017 – VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 15, 2017 – UC BERKELEY –
Antisemitic fliers containing a swastika were printed via open source printers/fax machines that were legally accessed from the internet.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 14, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 A swastika was painted on the building of The Wesley Club, a LGBTQ-affirming campus ministry. Date of incident is approximated from the article.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
January 12, 2017 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM)
January 9, 2017 – SWARTHMORE COLLEGE –
 A swastika was found drawn on the wall inside a bathroom stall of McCabe.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 3, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 3, 2017 – HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION –
A swastika was spray-painted on the HUC sign at the entrance to the Clifton Avenue campus.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)