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Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A whiteboard in a classroom was marked up with a swastika accompanied by the phrase “Go Trump.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION3/23/16 – AU SJP hosted an event “Greenwashing: A Discussion with Students for Justice in Palestine and Fossil Free AU,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” i.e. promoting its “green” environment practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION2/26/15 – American University SJP held a discussion about how the Israeli government and Zionist organizations allegedly use “pinkwashing” — the portrayal of Israel as “a haven for the Queer community” — in order to distract “from Israel’s countless human rights violations.”
DEMONIZATION2/25/15 – American University SJP hosted a discussion with Professor Cathy Schneider and BDS activist Mai Abdul Rahman, in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” that is, using the promotion of its “green” environmental practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – American University Students for Justice in Palestine was one of the signatories of a statement entitled “Say No to Faithwashing: Boycott Muslim Leadership Initiative,” which falsely accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid,” and pledges commitment to “the BDS call.”
BDS ACTIVITY:CALLS FOR BDS11/10/15 – American University SJP issued a statement regarding the “sighting of inflammatory posters on the American University campus,” which promoted BDS.

 

In the News ?

November 11, 2016:
The Eagle – Swastika drawing found in Ward Circle Building

December 2, 2014:
Photojournalism/Activist Writing by Julia Rapp – Students for Justice In Palestine AU Chapter Hosts Walk Out At Pro-Israel Discussion

November 8, 2014:
aish – Campus Mezuzah Attacks

October 2014:
The Tower – On Many Campuses, Hate is Spelled SJP

October 9, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Two academicians challenge anti-Israel professor from CSUN

September 18, 2014:
J Weekly – Why I’m a campus Jewish activist

August 6, 2014:
Campus Reform – MSNBC: Professor claims anti-Semitism in the Middle East doesn’t exist

August 3, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Prof on MSNBC: There is No Anti-Semitism in Middle East

August 2, 2014:
Professor Hillary Mann Leverett states during an interview on MSNBC, “There’s not an anti-Semitism in the Middle East the way that there was in Europe, which is based on race; which is based on color; which is based on genes and biology. That doesn’t exist in the Middle East. There’s no history of that in the Middle East.”

May 21, 2014:
AU SJP TWEET – “Video from Sunday’s DMV SJP/SAIA presence at the Israel Street Festival”
 (Description Note –  SJP Harassed participants in video)

May 18, 2014:
ISRAEL EVENT DISRUPTED BY SJP – Description note: SJP planned and disrupted an off-campus Jewish event. Quote from article, “Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Against Israeli Apartheid from Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, (DMV-SJP & SAIA; George Washington SJP, American University SJP, George Mason SAIA and Georgetown SJP, University of Maryland SJP) decided to crash a pro-Israel street festival.”

April 17, 2014:
 ISRAEL EVENT DISRUPTED BY SJP – Description note: Fifteen minutes into an event where Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat, Ishmael Khaldi spoke, SJP members began screaming, unveiled a giant Palestinian flag, and stormed out.

March 2, 2014:
EVENT –  Boycott AIPAC 2014 Rally/Event (See Photos Below)

February 27, 2014:
EVENT – Panel on South African and Israeli Systems of Apartheid and the BDS Movements

February 26, 2015:
SJP EVENT – Pinkwashing 101
(Description note, “Come join SJP in a discussion on Israeli pink washing. Pinkwashing is a strategy used by the Israeli government and Zionist organizations to draw attention to Israel as a haven for the Queer community. This tactic distracts from Israel’s countless human rights violations.”)

February 26, 2014:
EVENT – Discussion on ASA Academic Boycott – Description: George Mason University professor and American Studies Association member Craig Willse at AU to discuss the ASA Academic Boycott.

February 24 -March 2, 2014:
EVENT – Israeli Apartheid Week at American University

February 24, 2015:
SJP EVENT – A Peoples in Resistance: From Ferguson to Palestine
(Description note, “Come join AU’s Students for Justice in Palestine in a conversation exploring the similarities and connections between solidarity movements in Ferguson and Palestine, drawing upon themes of repression and race. Ever since the events this past summer in both Ferguson, Missouri & the Gaza Strip there have been a lot of statements linking the two events. The trial surrounding Michael Brown’s death and the latest Israeli operation, coined Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, both produced massive public objections in the form of worldwide protests. Help us bridge the gap between these two distinct struggles to unite against oppression.”)

February 14, 2014:
AU SJP TWEET – Check out this petition! (Petition for Neil Young to Cancel Concert in Israel in July)

February 3, 2014:
AU SJP TWEET – “Positive signs that BDS is gaining ground!”

January 30, 2014:
AU SJP TWEET – “For those following the Scarlett Johansson SodaStream/Oxfam controversy..”

January 7, 2014:
AU SJP TWEET – “Students for Justice in Palestine–American University to the members of the American Studies Association (ASA)” 

December 23, 2013:
AU SJP TWEET – “From the talented Raffoul, a Palestinian hip-hop artist and a graduate of Georgetown University  (Description Note: ***Compares the Jewish Holocaust to the Palestinian struggle – Calls it the Palestinian Holocaust***)

December 4, 2013:
EVENT – Boycott from Within: A Talk with Eran Efrati and Maya Wind

November 7, 2013:
AU SJP TWEET – “SIGN THE PETITION: American University Stop Sales of Sabra Hummus! #AUBoycottSabra #BDS #SJP #AU”

November 4, 2013:
AU SJP TWEET – “6 Things You Buy That Help Support Israeli Brutality. Sabra Hummus is one of them! #AUBoycottSabra”

November 4, 2013:
AU SJP TWEET – “Why boycott #SabraHummus?”

November 4, 2013:
AU SJP TWEET – “We are excited to announce that today we are launching our Boycott Sabra Hummus campaign on campus! Follow #AUBoycottSabra for updates!”

October 28, 2013:
AU SJP TWEET – “Don’t miss our weekly meeting tomorrow at 8:30 pm in Ward 107! As we discuss the first two chapters of the book #BDS #SJP”

October 23, 2013:
AU SJP TWEET – “We are happy to announce that last night our group voted against normalization! Check our FB page to learn more!”

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

*Source note: Photos culled from American University SJP Facebook page, American University SJP Twitter account or American University SJP Blog.

Source Credit: Haaretz, Dec 8 2014

Source Credit: Haaretz, Dec 8 2014



 

Source Credit: American SJP Facebook Page

Source Credit: SF Pirg, August 5, 2014



 

AU SJP - Feb 24 2014

Source Credit: February 24, 2014



 

AU SJP Pic 9

Source Credit: July 2014



 

Au Pic 3 - March 3 2014 - Boycott AIPAC

Source Credit: March 3, 2014



 

AU Pic 2 - Boycott AIPAC

Source Credit: July 2014



 

AU pic 1 - ethnic cleansing thou shall not steal

Source Credit: July 2014



 

AU pic 5 - March 3 2014 - Boycott AIPAC

Source Credit: March 3, 2014



 

AU Pic 6 March 3 2014 - Boycott AIPAC

Source Credit: March 3, 2014 – Boycott AIPAC



 

AU Pic 8 - March 3 2014 - Boycott AIPAC

Source Credit: March 3, 2014



 

AU pic 7 - March 3 2014 - Boycott AIPAC

Source Credit: March 3, 2014



 

AU - Pic 4 March 3 2014 - Boycott AIPAC

Source Credit: March 3, 2014

 

Source Credit: SJP – November 6, 2013



 

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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty

STUDENT BDS

Student Groups Promoting BDS: 2
SJP
JVP

BDS Campaign Results:
Petition for Sabra Hummus Boycott – 408 signatures

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 4

  1. Eileen Findlay
  2. Patricia Foxen
  3. Adrienne Pine
  4. Susan Shepler

Academic Boycott


AMCHA Activism

There are currently no AMCHA Initiative campaigns for this campus.