Antisemitism Tracker 2016
Organized in Reverse Chronological Order

Updated: 12/2/16


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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:


November 30, 2016 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE –
Palestine Solidarity Alliance at Hunter College announced the launch of its “Hunter College Apartheid Divest” campaign. The announcement for the divestment campaign demonized and delegitimized Israel with false claims of genocide and apartheid, stating, “We, a diverse group of students at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), launch our newest campaign Hunter College Apartheid Divest to call upon the Undergraduate Student Government to pass a resolution urging the university to financially divest from companies presently complicit in, or profiting off of, the State of Israel’s ongoing system of military occupation, apartheid, genocide, and other human rights violations in Palestine/Israel…we are proud to bring our resolution calling for divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid before our Student Government this spring semester.” Included in the statement was a call for students and supporters to sign a petition in support of the divestment campaign. The petition delegitimized Israel with false claims of apartheid, stating, “Sign this petition to call upon the Hunter College Undergraduate Student Government to support divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid!”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE); BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS TO BDS))
November 29, 2016 – CLAREMONT COLLEGES – POMONA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
November 29, 2016 – CUNY JOHN JAY –
SJP held the event “The Last Hope: Palestinian Resistance.” The advertisement for the event on Facebook condoned terrorism, showing the image of a stone-thrower with the text next to it, “Resistance is not Terrorism.” The purpose of the event was to hear Yousef Munayyer and Arun Kundnani “discuss the history of Palestinian Resistance and why/how israel [sic] and Allies portray it as terrorism.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM)
November 29, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
Fossil Free Northwestern, Northwestern Divest and Unshackle NU co-published a letter to the editor in the school newspaper that included support for the Investment Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees to divest from “corporations that profit off of human rights violations in Palestine.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
November 28, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA –
SJP held the event “BDS Movement: Freedom, Justice, & Equality.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 27, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
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…”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
November 27, 2016 – GETTYSBURG COLLEGE –
Gettysburg Anti-Capitalist Collective published an article in the school paper that supported BDS, including an academic boycott.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
November 22, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
November 22, 2016 – KEENE STATE COLLEGE –
The image of a swastika was burned into the ceiling of a third-floor bathroom at a dormitory.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 22, 2016 – HARVARD UNIVERISTY –
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!”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 22, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
The Facebook promotion for a campus SJP event, “American complicity in Israel-Palestine” contained antisemitic imagery and text. While the event was ultimately cancelled, the promotion for the event falsely accused Israel of “apartheid.” The advertisement also contained a demonizing image of an arm with a Jewish star (not “Israel”), and an arm saying “USA” performing a handshake which appears to be crushing a kefiyyah-clad man to death, suggesting that America and The Jews are colluding to crush Palestinians to death.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
November 21, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
November 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
UofCDivest and SJP held the event, “BDS 101.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 21, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION)
November 20, 2016 – SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 20, 2016 – SWARTHMORE COLLEGE –
A swastika was drawn in a bathroom stall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 20, 2016 – KENT STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
November 20, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
November 20, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE –
A swastika and anti-Trump graffiti were spray-painted on the gate of a fraternity house following an anti-Trump rally.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 20, 2016 – SUNY PURCHASE –
Swastikas were found on a bulletin board in a residence hall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 19, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 17, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
SUPER UW and two other anti-Israel divestment groups held a “UW Divestment Forum.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 17, 2016 – WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
November 17, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 16, 2016 – MARIST COLLEGE –
A swastika was drawn on a campus bathroom stall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 16, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
November 16, 2016 – MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DEMONIZATION)
November 16, 2016 – HAVERFORD COLLEGE –
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!”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 16, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
A Jewish professor found a note tucked behind a mezuzah on his door frame that read “GAS JEW DIE.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 16, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
OSU Divest held the event, “Humans of OSU Divest.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 16, 2016 – CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
November 15, 2016 – GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
November 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
The student government discusses a divestment resolution. The resolution fails, with a vote of 34 to 13 to reject the divestment resolution.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
November 14, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
SAFE held the event “Divestment Information Session” to discuss the BDS campaign.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 14, 2016 – WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DELEGITIMIZATION)
November 14, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
November 14, 2016 – WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY –
A student received a note under his door with a large swastika and the words, “Trump’s America.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 13, 2016 – EARLHAM COLLEGE –
A swastika was drawn on a white board outside a dorm room.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 13, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
November 12, 2016 – BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY –
A driver threw a cup of beer at a student and shouted an antisemitic slur at him on campus.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT; VERBAL ASSAULT)
November 12, 2016 – REED COLLEGE –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 12, 2016 – THE NEW SCHOOL –
A swastika was found in a bathroom.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 11, 2016 – SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY –
A swastika drawing was found on the bulletin board of a dorm room door.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 11, 2016 – CLAREMONT COLLEGES – SCRIPPS –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
November 11, 2016 – AMERICAN UNIVERSITY –
A whiteboard in a classroom was marked up with a swastika accompanied by the phrase “Go Trump.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI –
A swastika was drawn in a dormitory elevator.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 11, 2016 – SUNY GENESEO –
A swastika and the word “Trump” were discovered on a wall in a common area of a residence hall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 10, 2016 – FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE –
A swastika was drawn inside a Star of David in a classroom in the life sciences and philosophy building.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 10, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
SAFE held a “BDS Symposium,” following the launch of their divestment campaign.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 9, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 9, 2016 – CSU FULLERTON –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS) )
November 9, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 9, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO –
A swastika with the words “Sieg Heil,” a reference to the Nazi salute, were found on four buildings around campus, including the library.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 9, 2016 – UC SAN DIEGO –
A swastika and the words “Heil Trump” were painted on the sidewalk at a UC San Diego bus stop.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 9, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
November 9, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEW BRUNSWICK –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
November 9, 2016 – USC –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 8, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
SJP held the event “Palestine Awareness Week: Our Voice Matters,” whose stated goal was “educating those interested about BDS.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 7, 2016 – CSU LONG BEACH –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY)
November 7, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
 SAFE announced the launch of a divestment campaign, stating, “#UMDivest has officially launched!”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
November 6, 2016 – CSU LONG BEACH –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
November 4, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
November 4, 2016 – GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
November 4, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
November 3, 2016 – FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
November 3, 2016 – BRAINDEIS UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
November 3, 2016 – KENYON COLLEGE –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 3, 2016 – BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY –
SJP held a movie screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
November 3, 2016 – SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY –
SJP held a movie screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
November 2, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
SJP held a movie screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
November 2, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
November 2, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL –
 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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
November 1, 2016 – KENT STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
October 31, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DEARBORN –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
October 30, 2016 – TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY)
October 28, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
October 27, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
October 26, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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” as well as called for divestment.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
October 25, 2016 – STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY –
SJP held the event “What is BDS?”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
October 25, 2016 – CUNY BROOKLYN COLLEGE –
 Four swastikas were carved into a women’s bathroom.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 24, 2016 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
October 23, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
October 23, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA –
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
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA –
 SPJP held the event, “SPJP Discussion – BDS” and discussed if “BDS is antisemitic.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
October 20, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
October 18, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
October 16, 2016 – DUKE UNIVERSITY –
Antisemitic graffiti stating “Gas the Kikes” was painted on the East Campus bridge along with homophobic and racist expressions.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 14, 2016 – FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
October 13, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
October 13, 2016 – UCLA –
 SJP held a film screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid” which falsely accuses Israel of apartheid.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
October 11, 2016 – UCLA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
October 10, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
OSU Divest held the event, “Divestment 101.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
October 9, 2016 – SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY –
A swastika drawn with blood was discovered in a residence hall elevator.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 6, 2016 – SEATTLE UNIVERSITY –
Three swastika drawings were found on white boards outside student rooms around the time of the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 6, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
SJP held the event, “Pinkwashing: Israel-Palestine and Queer Issues” where the film, “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!” was screened. According to the advertisement for the event, the film involves “queer activists fighting against Israeli pinkwashing propaganda.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term that means malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
October 6, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
October 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE –
 A Nazi flag with a swastika was hung from Laurel Hall, a freshman dorm on campus.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 4, 2016 – MACALESTER COLLEGE –
A swastika was carved into a desk in the DeWitt Wallace Library.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
October 4, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
October 3, 2016 – GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
 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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
September 30, 2016 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
September 29, 2016 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
September 29, 2016 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
September 29, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
 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!”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
September 28, 2016 – UCLA –
 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
September 28, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
 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.”(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
September 28, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
September 28, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
 Neonazi/ White Supremacist stickers were found on UW Campus and Around Greek Row.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HISTORICAL)
September 27, 2016 – GUILFORD UNIVERSITY –
 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.” (BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
September 26, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
September 26, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
September 22, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
September 22, 2016 – SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
September 22, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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!”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION)
September 22, 2016 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY –
SDSU Divest posted a message on Facebook stating, “We’re back. #SDSUdivest #FreePalestine” to express the re-launch of its campaign.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
September 22, 2016 – CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY –
 The day after CWRU Radical Student Union held a film screening that demonized Israel, chalking was found on campus that called for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
September 21, 2016 – CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
September 21, 2016 – REED COLLEGE –
 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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION)
September 21, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 A bathroom wall in a Georgetown University Medical Center building was defaced with the letters “KKK” and a swastika.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
September 21, 2016 – EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
September 21, 2016 – CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
SJP advertised their tabling event to promote an “anti-apartheid…Palestine.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
September 20, 2016 – SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
September 19, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEW BRUNSWICK –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
September 15, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
SJP held the event “BDS Teach-In.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
September 14, 2016 – INDIANA UNIVERSITY – PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
September 14, 2016 – GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY –
 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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
September 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
Swastikas were drawn on whiteboards on three different dormitory room doors.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
September 8, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
September 4, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY –
 A swastika was drawn on the door of a Jewish resident assistant.(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
September 2, 2016 – SWARTHMORE COLLEGE –
Another swastika was found on campus, this time at Crum Woods.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
August 31, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CALLS FOR BDS)
August 31, 2016 – SWARTHMORE COLLEGE –
Students found swastikas graffitied in the campus library.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
August 31, 2016 – SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION)
August 29, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
August 24, 2016 – TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY –
 A 13-foot blue and white Hillel welcome banner that said “Shalom Y’all” was stolen and then later returned.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY)
August 23, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
August 17, 2016 – UC SANTA CRUZ –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
August 16, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
Christians United for Palestine and Athens for Justice in Palestine tabled at the Student Involvement Fair. A display on the table called for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
August 8, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION; HARASSMENT)
August 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
August 1, 2016 – UC SANTA CRUZ –
Antisemitic fliers with swastikas were once again printed on networked campus printers that were similar to antisemitic fliers printed in March.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL )
July 19, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
July 14, 2016 – EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
July 12, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –
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).
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY)
June 30, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
June 28, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
June 19, 2016 – THE NEW SCHOOL –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION)
June 6, 2016 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
June 1, 2016 – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
May 31, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
May 31, 2016 – EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
May 28, 2016 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
May 23, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
May 23, 2016 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
May 23, 2016 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
May 23, 2016 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
May 22, 2016 – CUNY JOHN JAY COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
May 20, 2016 – UC DAVIS –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; VERBAL ASSAULT; DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 20, 2016 – LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY –
A student published an op-ed in the paper that called for BDS, including the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. The student also admitted to “perpetrating micro-aggressions on Jewish students.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
May 19, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
During a two-week vote distributed to all union members, the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA/AFT Local 3220) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the oldest graduate student labor union in the United States representing over 9,000 graduate workers and students, voted (with 81% of voting members) in favor of adopting a resolution to divest from Israel. The resolution also called on the TAA’s employer, the University of Wisconsin System, and parent international, the AFLCIO, to divest from the state of Israel.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE )
May 18, 2016 – MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
May 18, 2016 – UC IRVINE –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT; CONDONED TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
May 18, 2016 – DEPAUL UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 17, 2016 – UC IRVINE –
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”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
May 16, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
May 16, 2016 – UCLA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
May 12, 2016 – UC SANTA BARBARA –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
May 12, 2016 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
A PSU student senate hearing discussed the SUPER divestment resolution.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
May 12, 2016 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
SJP members disrupted and held a “die-in” in the middle of a Stanford Israel Association & the Jewish Student Association sponsored “Israel Block Party.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT)
May 11, 2016 – CUNY THE GRADUATE CENTER –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
May 11, 2016 – UC RIVERSIDE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 11, 2016 – CONNECTICUT COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
May 10, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT)
May 9, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
May 9, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE –
SJP posted an image on instagram that demonized Israel, insinuating that Israel massacred Palestinians of Gaza against a wall while others watched.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
May 9, 2016 – UCSD –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
May 5, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 5, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
In a formal statement that GUPS published in support of SFSU Ethnic Studies, they referred to Israel as a “settler colonial state”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 5, 2016 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
May 5, 2016 – HAVERFORD COLLEGE –
In response to a YikYak post that said, “It’s Holocaust Remembrance day #Neverforget” a self-identified Haverford University 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT; COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST; DEMONIZATION)
May 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
In an event sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series and co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine-UW Madison and Jewish Voice for Peace – Madison, Jeff Halper spoke on campus and falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 4, 2016 – UC IRVINE –
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: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION)
May 4, 2016 – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
May 4, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 4, 2016 – EARLHAM COLLEGE –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
May 3, 2016 – UC IRVINE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM; DELEGITIMIZATION)
May 3, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
May 3, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: DENIGRATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS))
May 2, 2016 – STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
May 2, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
May 2, 2016 – UC IRVINE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS) )
May 1, 2016 – BRYN MAWR COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
May 1, 2016 – HAVERFORD UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 30, 2016 – DARTMOUTH COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 28, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 28, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
Columbia University Apartheid Divest, a campaign launched by Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine and Barnard/Columbia Jewish Voice for Peace submitted a proposal to the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing asking the body to “divest its stocks, funds, and endowment from companies that profit from the State of Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian human rights through its ongoing system of settler colonialism, military occupation, and apartheid” in order to address, “the dissonance between Columbia’s ideals and and its current investment in Israeli settler colonialism.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
April 28, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
The Student body voted on a divestment resolution that 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
April 27, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE –
As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP tabled on campus. A poster in front of the tables read, “Boycott Sabra Hummus. Free Hummus Here.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
April 27, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS )
April 27, 2016 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine hosted a video talk with Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In his talk, Barghouti alluded to historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish power/control and manipulation of media stating, “Israel relies on buying politicians, and its massive propaganda machine in the US media and Hollywood, to an extent.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION )
April 27, 2016 – WEBSTER UNIVERSITY –
A student publishes an op-ed piece in the school paper that stated, “The Palestinian people have been living under the Israeli military occupation since 1948. They continue to face Israel’s ethnic cleansing, colonization, detention, intimidation, abuse, racial discrimination and military occupation.” The article further called for BDS.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 27, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
More wolfsangel symbols are found throughout campus, bringing the total to nine antisemitic symbols found. Additional new sightings included a wolfsangel symbol on the back of Agriculture Hall, another outside of Walgreens on East Campus Mall and another near the Campus Village Apartments on Mills Street and one on a rock. Previously, three had been found in UW’s Greek life community, one on the University Bookstore and one near Engineering Hall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL )
April 27, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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!”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 27, 2016 – UC SANTA CRUZ –
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”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
April 27, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
SJP uploaded a photo on Facebook of an image of all of Israel in a Palestinian flag saying, “Je Suis One State.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
April 26, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 26, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
601 undergraduate students, 190 graduate students, 103 alumni, 75 faculty, and 12 staff members signed petitions in support of BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS )
April 26, 2016 – TRINITY COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
April 26, 2016 – WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY –
SJP published an article in the student newspaper that falsely accuses Israel of colonization and ethnic cleansing.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 26, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
SJP held the event, “Academic Freedom and the Case for BDS” with JVP’s Rebecca Vilkomerson to advocate support for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 25, 2016 – STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
April 25, 2016 – FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY –
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 por-ethnic cleansing.” In a video that SJP made of about their walkout, they called Danon “a racist, extremist bigot.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT; HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
Fliers advertising a Tuesday night event titled “Leftist Diversity: Excluding all Ideas except their own” were defaced. One flier was vandalized with the Wolfsangel, a symbol connected to the Nazi party.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
Three men vandalized two parking signs at a sorority house on Langdon Street with anti-Semitic symbols, according to an email sent to members of the UW-Madison chapter Kappa Alpha Theta. The symbols were described as “particularly hateful and anti-Semitic in nature,” according to the email.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 24, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 22, 2016 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 22, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
Two “wolfsangel” symbols (similar to a swastika in that it is also a Nazi symbol used to express genocidal intentions) were found on campus, one near Engineering Mall and another near the University bookstore.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 21, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
In a zine entitled “Whose Birthright” produced by Tufts JVP, Israel is falsely accused of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid,” and “settler colonialism.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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!”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 21, 2016 – BOSTON COLLEGE –
SJP held the event, “Remi Kanazi: Spoken Word Artist on BDS” in support of BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 21, 2016 – HARVARD UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION)
April 21, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE )
April 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA –
4/21/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected a mock apartheid wall and called it, “The Israeli Apartheid Wall.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 20, 2016 – UC MERCED –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 20, 2016 – ST. XAVIER UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 20, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
April 20, 2016 – TEMPLE UNIVERSITY –
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).
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 20, 2016 – HARVARD UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 20, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS) )
April 20, 2016 (Reported) – GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY –
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..
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 20, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: HARASSMENT)
April 20, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
Jewish Voice for Peace tabled on campus in support of BDS, and shared material supporting BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BDS)
April 19, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 19, 2016 – CONNECTICUT COLLEGE –
A flier for a Hillel event entitled, “Jerusalem Food Tour” was defaced with “Jerusalem is occupied and falafel is appropriated.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; HARASSMENT )
April 19, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
April 19, 2016 – CORNELL UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION )
April 19, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT; DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 18, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
SJP sponsored #Boycott Sabra event to protest the company’s involvement with IDF and ethnic cleansing.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 18, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
April 18, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 18, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 18, 2016 – SMITH COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 18, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
April 17, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: DENIGRATION; SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; CONDONING TERRORISM; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 17, 2016 – CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, SYSTEM –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME –
A letter in the school newspaper falsely accused Israel of apartheid and directed readers to the antisemitic site “IfAmericansKnew.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
April 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
April 15, 2016 – WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 14, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO –
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!”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DEMONIZATION)
April 14, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 14, 2016 – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 14, 2016 – BIOLA UNIVERSITY –
A preexisting drawing was defaced with dry-erase marker to resemble a swastika on a community whiteboard.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 14, 2016 – HARVARD SCHOOL OF LAW –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
April 14, 2016 – MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY –
A mock apartheid wall was set up by SJP on campus. The wall contained a common phrase that condones terrorism, “To exist is to resist” along with the phrase, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free,” which is a call to effectively eliminate Israel.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
April 14, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
SJP released a statement in support of BDS initiatives.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
April 14, 2016 – UCLA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 13, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS TO BDS))
April 13, 2016 – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO–
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 12, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 12, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; CONDONING TERRORISM; COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
April 12, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 12, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 12, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
April 11, 2016 – PACE UNIVERSITY- PLEASANTVILLE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 11, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS))
April 11, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
Members of SJP published an article in the school newspaper that delegitimized and demonized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of, “racism, colonialism…and massacre.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION, DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 11, 2016 –UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEARBORN –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
UofCDivest held the event, “Divestment: Why UChicago? Alumni Perspectives” to support divestment.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
“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)”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION : DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 11, 2016 – ST. XAVIER UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 10, 2016 – MOREHOUSE COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM)
April 10, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
UofCDivest held the event, “UofCDivest Study Break” to support divestment.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 10, 2016 – CSU FULLERTON–
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 9, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Darkmatter: Pinkwashing” that demonized Israel, accusing Israel of “Pinkwashing.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 8, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
April 8, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
A letter by a student in the student newspaper delegitimized Israel, accusing Israel of “participating in colonialism and apartheid.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 8, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
Students for a Free Palestine held the event, “How to Organize for BDS and Against Anti-BDS Legislation.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 8, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS))
April 8, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
TAA-Palestine Solidarity Caucus held a demonizing event on campus with SJP members speaking titled, “Pinkwashing Israel.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel falsely referred to Israel as containing an “Apartheid wall.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 7, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 7, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
Athens for Justice in Palestine tabled on campus, where one of the posters (the same one that was used last year) called for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
April 7, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
An open letter in the school newspaper by UofC Divest falsely accused Israel of apartheid and called for BDS.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 7, 2016 – VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY –
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
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
April 7, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Apartheid: South Africa’s History, Palestine’s Reality” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 7, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: DENIGRATION; DEMONIZATION )
April 7, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
April 7, 2016 – BOSTON COLLEGE –
SJP erected 8 foot tall walls, where one falsly accused Israel of apartheid stating, “Peace, Not Apartheid” and the other said, “Free Palestine.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 6, 2016 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
April 6, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 6, 2016 – HARVARD UNIVERSITY –
In an event sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Justice for Palestine entitled “Building Solidarity from Baltimore to Bethlehem,” BDS was promoted.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT )
April 6, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
April 6, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; VERBAL ASSAULT; CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 6, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
A swastika was found on a sign on a student’s door.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 6, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BDS )
April 6, 2016 – CSU FULLERTON –
SJP erected a mock apartheid wall, where one of the panels was about supporting BDS, and another was specifically about UC Divestment.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BDS)
April 5, 2016 – CLARK UNIVERSITY –
SJP held the event, “Settler Colonialism: A Discussion” which delegitimized Israel and falsely accused Israel of settler-colonialism.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
April 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 5, 2016 – SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
April 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus. One panel said, “How you can help…Support BDS”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
SJP announced that they will be re-introducing a BDS resolution to the student government on April 12th.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
SJP unfurled a large banner in front of the mock apartheid wall on campus that said, “#UMNDIVEST”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 5, 2016 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
April 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO –
JVP tabled in support of the upcoming “#UofCDivest” resolution in which BDS pamphlets and fliers were available.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 5, 2016 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 4, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
April 4, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
April 4, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
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: VERBAL ASSAULT; HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION)
April 4, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
April 4, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
April 4, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 4, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEWARK –
Rutgers University-Newark Student Governing Association discussed and passed a BDS resolution, 10-0 with 5 abstentions.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
April 3, 2016 – BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
April 2, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
An article in the school newspaper called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
April 2, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS –
The student senate passed a BDS resolution on Saturday. The resolution passed by one vote.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE )
April 2, 2016 – MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; HARASSMENT )
April 1, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 1, 2016 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” entitled “Ask Me About Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions,” which promoted BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
April 1, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 1, 2016 – EARLHAM COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
April 1, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 31, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
SJP tabled on campus, and included literature and materials to share about BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 31, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT; HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION)
March 31, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 31, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 30, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 30, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
March 30, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 30, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” The Palestine Solidarity Committee planned/a> 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 30, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 30, 2016 – TEMPLE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 29, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
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. At the event, according to the advertisement, she discussed her experiences with occupation and her [BDS] activism.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 29, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 29, 2016 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 29, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 28, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 28, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS) )
March 28, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 28, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
March 28, 2016 – OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 27, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 27, 2016 – FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)
March 27, 2016 – HOLLINS UNIVERSITY –
A swastika was painted on “the Rock,” a campus landmark that students regularly paint with various messages.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 26, 2016 – THE NEW SCHOOL –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
Antisemitic fliers were distributed to networked printers on campus. It was reported that the flier was the same as was seen at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Princeton University, Brown University and the University of Southern California, among others. 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF FOR HARM: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY –
An antisemitic flier was printed on a networked printer.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 25, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers throughout campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE –
An antisemitic flyer 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 flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers throughout campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF OREGON –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers throughout campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UC BERKELEY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, including the campus’s Bilder Lab and 16 other locations. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MAINE –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, and two fliers were discovered on printers in the Memorial Union. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UC DAVIS –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at at least 26 locations on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – CLARK UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – DEPAUL UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL )
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at several locations on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – SMITH COLLEGE –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – CUNY KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE –
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.'”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE –
An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at two 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND –
An antisemitic flyer was found at a printer in the library. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 25, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 24, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
SJP responded to President Kaler‘s rejection of the proposed BDS resolution by reiterating calls for BDS in a press release.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 24, 2016 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY –
An antisemitic flyer was distributed to networked printers throughout Boston University’s Charles River Campus. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL )
March 24, 2016 – SWARTHMORE COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 24, 2016 – WARREN WILSON COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS)
March 24, 2016 – UC SANTA CRUZ –
A flyer was printed to several printers on campus including Housing Educational Services and Kresge. The flyer 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL)
March 23, 2016 – AMERICAN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 23, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
SJP held the workshop, “Sabra what’s all the Hoopla” to discuss their Boycott Sabra campaign.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 23, 2016 – STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO –
Anti-Semitic slurs were written on a men’s restroom stall in Capen Hall that said, “Kill all Kikes.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 23, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
The university’s student government discussed a BDS resolution, and voted against the resolution with nine in favor, 21 opposed and 15 abstaining.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 22, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 22, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; INTIMIDATION)
March 21, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
OSU Divest hosted a “Divestment Town Hall” in which an anti-Israel divestment resolution was promoted.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 21, 2016 – LEHIGH UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 21, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 21, 2016 – CSU LONG BEACH –
As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “Apartheid Wall” which called for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 21, 2016 – JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY –
A statue on campus of the school’s mascot was defaced with paint that stated, “End Israeli Aparthied..”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITMIZATION)
March 21, 2016 – HAVERFORD UNIVERSITY –
SJP posted a photo on Facebook that promoted BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 20, 2016 – MACALESTER COLLEGE –
A swastika was found in Turck Hall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 19, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
Three students publish a piece in the student newspaper calling on Cornell to divest its endowment from Israeli companies.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BDS)
March 19, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
Antisemitic messages 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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION, HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
March 18, 2016 – SWARTHMORE COLLEGE –
A Swarthmore resident came across antisemitic chalk graffiti in front of and inside the Sparrow House, a wooden treehouse near the Swarthmore Rutledge School playground. The graffiti depicted swastikas, racial and religious slurs, people’s names, and phone numbers in addition to a number of other offensive images.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF FOR HARM: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 17, 2016 – THE NEW SCHOOL –
SJP co-hosted a BDS promotional event with Jeff Halper entitled, “BDS 4 BDS Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions for a Bi-national, Democratic State.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 17, 2016 – CORNELL UNIVERSITY –
In an op-ed in the Cornell Sun, three Cornell students falsely accuse Israel of apartheid and promote anti-Israel divestment efforts at Cornell.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 16, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 16, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 16, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –
A student drew a swastika on a poster hanging in a hallway at the Pardee Tower.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 16, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
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?”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION; SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 16, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
GU 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 15, 2016 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
GU SJP hosted an event “Why We Use the Word Apartheid” featuring a talk by Josh Ruebner falsely accusing Israel of apartheid.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 14, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
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”.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 14, 2016 – BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 12, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
A swastika and graphic imagery were painted in various parts of the chapel and religious center.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 11, 2016 – WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
“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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 10, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
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
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 10, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE –
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).
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 10, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 10, 2016 – WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 10, 2016 – PACE UNIVERSITY- PLEASANTVILLE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 10, 2016 – MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY –
Palestine Legal released a statement that targeted the Marquette Jewish Student Union, falsely claiming that it was one of the two “hostile” groups that the university consulted with in order to base its decision to take SJP’s apartheid wall down. Jewish Student Union President Anna Goldstein stated in response, “Palestine Legal’s statement in regard to our organization is targeting, defaming and utterly false.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION )
March 10, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 10, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONED TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION )
March 10, 2016 – CLAREMONT COLLEGES – SCRIPPS –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT)
March 10, 2016 – CLAREMONT COLLEGES – PITZER –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT)
March 10, 2016 – CLAREMONT COLLEGES – CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT)
March 9, 2016 – WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 9, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF IOWA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; CONDONED TERRORISM; DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 9, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 9, 2016 – FORDHAM UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 8, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
SJP responded to President Kaler‘s rejection of the proposed BDS resolution by reiterating calls for BDS in a press release.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 8, 2016 – INDIANA UNIVERSITY, PURDUE UNIVERSITY AT INDIANAPOLIS –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 8, 2016 – CUNY HUNTER COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
March 8, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS –
A swastika was scratched into the bust of a statue of Chinese artist Au Ho-nien, located in Schwitzer Student Center.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 8, 2016 – CORNELL UNIVERSITY –
A piece in the student newspaper delegitimized Israel by referring to “Israeli Apartheid” and promoted BDS.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS))
March 7, 2016 – WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 7, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 7, 2016 – PACE UNIVERSITY- PLEASANTVILLE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 7, 2016 – PURDUE UNIVERSITY –
A swastika and an antisemitic slur written on a whiteboard in the American Studies Program.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
March 7, 2016 – UC DAVIS –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 6, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 6, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
SJP erected a mock apartheid wall that falsly accused Israel of Apartheid stating, “End Israeli Apartheid.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 6, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.'”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
March 6, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION )
March 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS)
March 5, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
A JVP member called for BDS in the student newspaper.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 4, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY)
March 4, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
A Tufts SJP facebook post targeted the student organization, Students Supporting Israel, by stating, “Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is literally a hate group.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION)
March 3, 2016 – OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY –
OSU Divest held the event, “Why Divest? An Open Forum for Divestment.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 3, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 3, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 3, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON –
SJP hosted the event, “Spoken Word with Remi Kanazi: Resistance and Palestine,” in which Remi Kanazi advocated for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 3, 2016 – UCLA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 3, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS) )
March 3, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 3, 2016 – CUNY STATEN ISLAND –
SJP members presented in support of a “one state solution” to eliminate Israel as a Jewish country.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
March 3, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 3, 2016 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
Ilan Pappé gave a talk entitled “Why is Palestine Still the Issue in 2016?” During his talk, in which he blamed Jews, perceived historically as evil, for antisemitism stating, “The [Jewish] Israelis…are responsible for bringing antisemitism back.” He denied Jews self-determination and demonized Israel stating, “evil Zionism will come to an end – all immoral regimes do” as well as suggested rich Jews should leave Israel as a process of “decolonization.” He further demonized Israel throughout accusing Israel of carrying out “ethnic cleansing” multiple times. Pappé delegitimized Israel consistently referring to Israel as a “settler colonialist project,” stating, “We need to change the way we think and start from the premise that Israel is a settler colonial state.” He also promoted BDS. This talk was co-sponsored by Zochrot; Students for Justice in Palestine at Columbia, Brooklyn College, NYU and NYU Law; Jewish Voice for Peace NYC, Columbia/Barnard, and Brown University; Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; Jews Say No!; Facing the Nakba; Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition; Middle East Crisis Response; Tree of Life Educational Fund; NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 3, 2016 – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO –
Loyola Divest re-launches a divestment campaign, calling on faculty to “rise up” at a rally on campus.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES)
March 2, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
In an eventsponsored 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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 2, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONES TERRORISM; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
March 2, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
March 1, 2016 – GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL)
March 1, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
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!)”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
March 1, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 1, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
SJP members presented a divestment resolution to the Minnesota Student Association (MSA).
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
March 1, 2016 – YALE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
March 1, 2016 – CORNELL UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
March 1, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 29, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 29, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS OR BDS) )
February 29, 2016 – HARVARD UNIVERSITY –
An announcement for a talk by Nada Elia sponsored by Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee falsely implied that Israel is a “settler colonial” state that engages in “ethnic cleansing” and “gendered state violence.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 29, 2016 – WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY –
SJP held it’s first Israel “Apartheid Week,” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 29, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLUMBIA –
The words “Hitler rules” were found written on a bulletin board at Gateway residence hall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 29, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
40 faculty signed a petition supporting Columbia University Apartheid Divest.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 29, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 28, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
Student government debates BDS resolution in anticipation of the March 6 vote.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 27, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE)
February 26, 2016 – FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION; DEMONIZATION)
February 25, 2016 – GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT )
February 25, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL; DEMONIZATION)
February 24, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
An Athens for Justice in Palestine member held a sign on campus accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 24, 2016 – VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 24, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT; DENIGRATION)
February 22 – 23, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 23, 2016 – PACE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 23, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
NU Divest and Unshackle NU published an op-ed in the student newspaper which falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “colonialism, and promoted BDS.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 23, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
SJP held the event, “The Case for BDS” to learn about Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions from Israel.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 22, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK –
In an announcement of an SJP-hosted event, Israel was falsely accused of pursuing the “genocide of innocent Palestinian people.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 22, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE –
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 flyer,” 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 flyers 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: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY)
February 22, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY)
February 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; INTIMIDATION)
February 21, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY)
February 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 20, 2016 – BRADLEY UNIVERSITY –
Swastikas were drawn on a bathroom wall in Michel Student Center.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL )
February 19, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 19, 2016 – UC IRVINE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS)
February 18, 2016 – GUILFORD UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
February 18, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 18, 2016 – RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK –
A swastika was taped to the dorm room ceiling of a Jewish student.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; INTIMIDATION; HISTORICAL)
February 18, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
A carving of a swastika was found on a resident’s door in Noyes House.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS & STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 18, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 18, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 17, 2016 – GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
SJP launched a campaign to boycott Sabra Hummus on campus.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BOYCOTT )
February 17, 2016 [day exposed, but occurred two weeks prior] – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON –
Five swastikas and multiple images of Adolf Hitler were deliberately taped over the dorm room of a Jewish student.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
February 17, 2016 – CUNY BROOKLYN COLLEGE –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION; VERBAL ASSAULT; DENIGRATION)
February 17, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 17, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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 ACTIVITY: CALL FOR BDS)
February 16, 2016 – HARVARD UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 16, 2016 – BARD COLLEGE –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE))
February 15, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA –
SJP at UMN announces the launch of their divestment campaign in a Facebook post and press release, and launches a petition.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 14, 2016 – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 12, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES)
February 12, 2016 – CLARK UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; INTIMIDATION; HISTORICAL; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION )
February 11, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ BARNARD COLLEGE –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS )
February 11, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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).
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)
February 11, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
Columbia University Apartheid Divest held a follow-up second event, “BDS 101” for only Colubmia students to learn about BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 11, 2016 – APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ABUSE)
February 11, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
February 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA –
SJP at USF posts a SJP logo picture on Facebook of all of Israel, covered with a Palestinian flag.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)
February 11, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 10, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, OMAHA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 10, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA –
An article in the student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 10, 2016 – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
A departmental event presented by Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies entitled, “The Stark Similarities between the Black and Palestinian Struggle for Human Rights” with Aaron Dixon, an activist and former captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party, occured on campus. The event was co-sponsored by Ethnic Student Center, the Sociology Department, the Political Science Department and the Women, Sexuality and Gender Studies program. During his talk, Dixon equated Zionism to racism, and called for BDS.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)<)
February 9, 2016 – UCLA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 8, 2016 – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION)
February 8, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO –
The coalition of students for the #UICDivest campaign proposed its divestment resolution to the Undergraduate Student Government Assembly at the SGA meeting.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES)
February 7, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)
February 5, 2016 – TEMPLE UNIVERSITY –
A swastika was found carved out of snow on a car outside a Temple University student housing building.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL )
February 5, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT; HISTORICAL)
February 4, 2016 – USC –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 4, 2016 – YALE UNIVERSITY –
SJP held the first meeting of the year, where the advertisement for the event stated, “Get ready for BDS activism.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT )
February 4, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
SJP held the event, “BDS and Pizza–FRESHMEN HANGOUT” to talk about BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 4, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES)
February 4, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
Columbia University held an event, “BDS 101” as the first event of “CU Apartheid Divest” to learn about BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
February 4, 2016 – WILLIAMS COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
February 4, 2016 – GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 3, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
February 2, 2016 – TUFTS UNIVERSITY –
Tufts SJP held a GIM meeting where the advertisement for the event included support for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
February 2, 2016 – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
Resident advisers making rounds in Ridgeway Beta found a headless porcelain doll with a note that said “Death to all Jews” attached.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION)
February 2, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
February 1, 2016 – VASSAR COLLEGE –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINIATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
February 1, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
CU Apartheid DIvest produced a pamphlet entitled, “BDS 101.” The pamphlet falsly accused Israel of apartheid, and reiterated support for BDS.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS))
February 1, 2016 – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/BARNARD COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
January 31, 2016 – WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 30, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS –
SJP launched an anti-Israel divestment resolution campaign that involved divesting from companies as well as de-shelving Sabra Hummus.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 28, 2016 – UC SANTA BARBARA –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
January 28, 2016 – UCLA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)
January 28, 2016 – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT))
January 28, 2016 – ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE –
Swastikas and messages were found on the whiteboard of every student living in a Royer dorm who had a whiteboard.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)
January 28, 2016 – BROWN UNIVERSITY –
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.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)
January 28, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO –
SJP UIC announced the start of a divestment campaign in a FB post and fundraising drive.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 27, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST –
Umass Professor Aline Gubrium publicly requested ‘Boycott Israeli Aparteid” stickers to distribute on Sabra products.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
January 27, 2016 – TEMPLE UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM)
January 27, 2016 – UCLA –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: 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))
January 26, 2016 – UCLA –
SJP UCLA holds an event, “The ABC’s of Palestine: Apartheid, BDS, and Campus Activism” where a discussion about BDS occurred.
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
January 23, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
SJP announced the launch of a “Boycott Sabra” campaign.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF UTAH –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
January 21, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE –
An article in the school newspaper promoted and called for BDS.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 20, 2016 – OBERLIN COLLEGE –
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.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))
January 20, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA –
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 ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES)
January 16, 2016 – EARLHAM COLLEGE –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 13, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
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 ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 11, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
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.
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)
January 11, 2016 – NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY –
NU Divest held 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 ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)
January 7, 2016 – WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY –
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.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))