Campus Monitor - California State University Long Beach

Student Voices

  • October 14, 2015 – JEWISH CSULB STUDENT & 49ERS FOR ISRAEL MEMBER (Kelsey) “We’re for peace and for co-existence, but on campuses we’re seeing anti-Semitism pop up,” said Kelsey Kimmes of 49ers for Israel, a student organization. “It’s hate speech. If educated students on campus only see one side, that’s what they’re going to believe.” Read more

  • October 14, 2015 – JEWISH CSULB STUDENT & 49ERS FOR ISRAEL MEMBER (Kelsey) “anti-Israel groups are casting Palestinians as victims only, and… terrorism has been glorified on social media. So much so, that when 49ers for Israel presented information in August during the campus Week of Welcome, some students threw trash at [our] table and hurled insults…this year it’s getting bad” Read more

 

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Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/16/17 – A handful of fliers containing a swastika and advertising a white supremacist website and group called “Aryan Underground” were found posted around campus on three separate buildings over two days. According to the article, the “Aryan Underground’ advertises itself as “a National Socialist and Fascist organization dedicated to absolute resistance against the Zionist Occupied Government.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – Three antisemitic fliers were distributed to networked printers on campus. The three fliers had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/13/17 – At least one flier was found on campus that featured a swastika and a phrase disparaging Jewish people which said “No Kikes, No Problems” and “Aryan Underground.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 11/7/16 – A flier for a Jewish Studies Department course titled, “Israel: Histories, Peoples, Cultures” that was posted in LA5-169 was defaced with “[n]ot a valid course. Israel is occupied territory,” and “[h]istory of occupation of Palestine.” Additionally, words “modern State of Israel” was crossed out and replaced with “occupation of Palestine.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/21/16 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “Apartheid Wall” which called for BDS.

 

In the News ?

April 25, 2017:
D49er – CSULB president voices opposition to ASI resolution

February 9, 2017:
The Washington Times – Cal State lecturer accused of hitting College Republicans member during protest

February 8, 2017:
The Los Angeles Loyolan – Fordham’s ban of Students for Justice in Palestine accused of violating free speech

April 1, 2016:
OC Weekly – Notorious Neo-Nazi Hacker Troll Boasts of Being Behind Long Beach State Hate Flier

March 29, 2016:
Gazzetes – CSULB Police Investigates Anti-Semitic Flyers

March 28, 2016:
Press-Telegram – Anti-Semitic flyers sent to Cal State Long Beach; FBI investigating

October 14, 2015:
Press-Telegram – Cal State Long Beach students stand for, against Israel; some allege anti-Semitism on campus (Description note, “ we’re seeing anti-Semitism pop up,” said Kelsey Kimmes of 49ers for Israel, a student organization. “It’s hate speech. If educated students on campus only see one side, that’s what they’re going to believe.”… Kimmes, who also serves as a senator in student government, said anti-Israel groups are casting Palestinians as victims only, and her group says terrorism has been glorified on social media. So much so, Kimmes said, that when 49ers for Israel presented information in August during the campus Week of Welcome, some students threw trash at their table and hurled insults. “This year it’s getting bad,” Kimmes said… One student referred to Israel as “a made-up country” while another said the group was protesting current oppression and the “oppression that happened historically” to Palestinians when Israel became a nation, just after the Holocaust… One student compared Israel to Christopher Columbus. “People are finally now realizing it’s not right for us to celebrate a man who came here and claimed (a land) as his own,” Juwairiah Syed said. “Israel came, and they’re acting as Christopher Columbus. They took over the land and are calling it their own.””)

April 20, 2015:
Long Beach Union Weekly – SJP and MSA host annual Palestine Awareness Week (Description note, “This past week, CSULB Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA), some of the most active clubs on campus, collaborated to host their annual Palestine Awareness Week. The week-long event seeks to bring attention to the human rights violations and economic crippling of the Palestinian people due to the Israeli military occupation and colonization of Palestine, by the state of Israel since its establishment 1948. One of the most prominent features of Palestine Awareness Week was a multi-paneled wall…the panels featured facts and statistics on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from reputable sources. It displayed maps showing Palestinian loss of land, info-graphics, quotes about the conflict, and even some wonderful artwork that invoked the desire for a free Palestine. Additionally, the hosts participated in mock checkpoints that attempted to simulate the conditions of real checkpoints. These checkpoints are manned by Israeli soldiers, and Palestinians must use them daily in order to travel only a few miles within their country. With many student onlookers at each enactment, students dressed up as Israeli soldiers harassed students, depicting Palestinians, with unrelenting questions, and then either detained them, or turned them away from crossing the checkpoints, something that happens quite frequently in reality.  Another significant part of the week was the opportunity to hear Estee Chandler speak. She is a representative from Jewish Voice for Peace…”)

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: SJP holds a protest in solidarity with “International Day of Action for Palestine”(October 14, 2015)

Source Credit: SJP holds a protest in solidarity with “International Day of Action for Palestine”(October 14, 2015)


Source Credit: CSULB students participate in Palestine Awareness  Week (April 20, 2015) 

Source Credit: CSULB students participate in Palestine Awareness Week (April 20, 2015)


Long Beach Hillel website hacked (source: http://beachhillel.org, 10/28/24)

Long Beach Hillel website hacked (source: http://beachhillel.org, 10/28/24)

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BDS Tracker

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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty

STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1

SJP

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 3

  1. Kaye Bruegel
  2. Dennis Kortheuer
  3. Judith Stevenson