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47 GROUPS TO UC: Regents Principles Against Intolerance Remedy to Increasingly Polarized Campus. SIGN THE PETITION to show support.

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47 Groups Write to UC: The Regents Principles Against Intolerance is the Remedy to Increasingly Polarized Campuses


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Addressing the sharply rising levels of antisemitic activity and other acts of hate and intolerance on campuses across the country, including at the University of California, AMCHA Initiative Director Tammi Rossman-Benjamin spoke in front of the UC Board of Regents last week and delivered a letter from 47 Jewish, Christian, civil rights, legal and education groups. The letter calls on the Regents to urge all UC Chancellors to fully implement the Regents’ Principles Against Intolerance as a “relevant, timely and important” remedy for the serious and growing problem of intolerance affecting not only Jewish students, but many other students as well.

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Antisemitic Activity in January 2017

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Swastikas at the University of Florida, Hebrew Union College, and again at the University of Florida in January 2017.

January 30, 2017 – BELOIT COLLEGE –
 A swastika was painted on a campus wall.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 27, 2017 – BELOIT COLLEGE –
 An antisemitic note was placed under the same student’s door who had a swastika drawn on the dry erase board of the students’ dorm two days earlier. The note read, “Kike, You should be gassed for what you say & do on this campus. Be worried CUNT.” A large swastika was drawn alongside the note’s text. The act coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 27, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE –
 A second man was seen prominently displaying a swastika on his clothing on campus. In this case, the man wore a black leather jacket with a large swastika symbol painted on the back and walked around campus. He was seen the same day as the “Liberation Rally” event was taking place, which commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 26, 2017 – WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS –
 SJP circulated a New Member Application which stated that the organization’s “purpose at Wash U is to demand accountability for institutional Zionism.” The application included SJP’s Points of Unity, which deny Jews self-determination by calling for an end to Israel’s “occupation and colonization of all Arab lands,” including current day Israel, and for the right of return to Israel of millions of Palestinians and their descendants, which would result in an end to the Jewish state.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION)

January 26, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE –
 A man wearing a Nazi armband returned to campus and, after verbally assaulting a Rabbi and executing the Nazi salute at a Jewish student on his way to synagogue, stood on a bench in the center of campus at Turlington Plaza. While being surrounded by about 150 protesters shouting “no more Nazis ever again,” the man executed the Nazi salute another time.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSAULT; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 25, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO –
 SJP held the event, “BDS 101: Trump and Palestinian Human Rights” to “learn more about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement!”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)

January 25, 2017 – BELOIT COLLEGE –
 A swastika was drawn on the dry erase board on the door of a student.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 25, 2017 – GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –
 A new divestment campaign, The GU F.R.E.E (Georgetown Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment) Campaign officially launched on Facebook and with a petition students can sign. The campaign stated, “We condemn, and expect Georgetown to condemn, state violence as it occurs within the private prison industry and the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine by committing to divestment from companies involved in these forms of systemic injustice….We intend to disrupt business as usual at Georgetown until the University lives up to its commitment to faith as justice.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)

January 25, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 Antisemitic fliers were printed to various networked printers located in offices throughout campus following an apparent cyber-attack. According to University police, the fliers contained a swastika.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 24, 2017 – AMERICAN UNIVERSITY –
 SJP held the event, “AU Students for Justice in Palestine BDS Teach-In.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT)

January 24, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE –
 As members of the Jewish Student Union were packing up following tabling to educate about Jewish Heritage Month, a man rode his bike nearby wearing a swastika armband reminiscent of the ones worn by the Nazi party.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 22, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
 Another rash of swastika-like symbols were discovered on campus (see previous entry 1/3/2017).
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 21, 2017 – BOWDOIN COLLEGE –
 SJP held the event, “BDS 101: Trump and Palestinian Human Rights” to “learn more about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement!”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 20, 2017 – PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY –
 According to an article in the school newspaper, the second key speaker at a campus anti-Trump rally expressed support for BDS as well as delegitimized Israel calling it an “apartheid regime.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS))

January 20, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN –
 At an anti-Trump protest with 400 students, a speaker, Andie Flores, listed a set of demands for UT. Among the demands was, “UT divestment in companies complicit in the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.”
(BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS)

January 19, 2017 – CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY –
 CWRU Radical Student Union re-screened the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION)

January 16, 2017 – VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY –
 Printers in some offices throughout campus printed out antisemitic fliers that were similar to the rash of fliers in March 2016 printed on dozens of campuses after being hacked. The fliers in March 2016 contained a swastika and antisemitic messages. According to police, these fliers “appear[ed] similar.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 15, 2017 – UC BERKELEY –
Antisemitic fliers containing a swastika were printed via open source printers/fax machines that were legally accessed from the internet.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON –
 A swastika was painted on the building of The Wesley Club, a LGBTQ-affirming campus ministry. Date of incident is approximated from the article.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 13, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE –
 An article in the campus online paper Niner Times demonized Israel, stating that “Israeli retaliation is political, seeking to control, corral, and eliminate an occupied population” and accused Israel of settler-colonialism, remarking that “this ‘conflict’ is a heavily-tilted process of settler-colonialism. Settler-colonialism, according to Patrick Wolfe, necessarily seeks the elimination of the native – in this case, the Palestinian.”
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)

January 12, 2017 – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY –
 NYC SJP held a “Palestine Winter School” on New York University’s campus which included a series of 5 events. At the first event, “Palestine 101,” participants endorsed a global campaign to “#Free Ahmad Saadat,” the former general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist organization for its role in deliberate attacks on civilians such as the 2014 killing of four Jewish worshippers while praying and a Druze police officer who rushed to the rescue at a Jerusalem synagogue.
(ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM)

January 9, 2017 – SWARTHMORE COLLEGE –
 A swastika was found drawn on the wall inside a bathroom stall of McCabe.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 3, 2017 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY –
Swastika-like symbols were reported to have been drawn sometime over the winter break in seven locations on campus. The graffiti was part of a spate of cases of antisemitic vandalism in the vicinity of the school. One of the symbols off-campus was accompanied with the words “No Jews allowed,” leading police to believe the swastika-like symbols were indeed meant to mimic the Nazi symbol.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

January 3, 2017 – HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION –
A swastika was spray-painted on the HUC sign at the entrance to the Clifton Avenue campus.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; HISTORICAL)

HERE with over 1000 antisemitic incidents recorded from 2015 to present.
 


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