Campus Monitor - Drexel University

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/8/17 – There were two separate bias incidents in a week during which swastikas were drawn in public areas of Race Hall. Date of incident recorded is date AMCHA was forwarded documentation of the incidents.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/6/17 – A Drexel staff member reported having noticed that someone had drawn a swastika on a wall in a common area.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/27/17 – According to a campus crime report, a Drexel staff member reported that someone drew a swastika on a notepad that was left in a common area.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
5/12/15 – A Jewish student at Drexel University, who was heavily involved in Jewish life, discovered a swastika and the word “Jew” written near an Israeli flag displayed outside his dorm room.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/28/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
10/12/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine posted on their Facebook page photographs of two dead and bloodied Palestinian youths with title “MURDER IN THE HOLY LAND” and “EXECUTED IN COLD BLOOD BY ‘ISRAEL’ TODAY! STOP THIS ZIONIST KILLING SPREE! RAISE YOUR VOICES!” Dragons for Palestine commented on the picture with the question: “How is an entity that executes children in cold blood allowed to exist?”
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS 9/10/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine posted on their Facebook page a picture of a religious Jew confronting a Palestinian, with the words “One Holocaust Does Not Justify Another” superimposed, and a Dragons for Palestine comment: “One holocause does not justify another.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
4/28/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine hosted a discussion about the book “The Israel Lobby” by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, an abridged version of which was provided in the announcement post. The book (and article) contains several antisemitic tropes, most prominently the antisemitic canards of Jewish power and Jewish control. Israel is also falsely accused of “ethnic cleansing,” “brutality,” “massacres and rapes.” Comments about the event by Dragons for Palestine made it clear that the group would be promoting the book’s antisemitic tropes at the event.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/19/15 – Drexel Dragons for Palestine hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”

 

In the News ?

March 17, 2017:
The Triangle – Crime Report from Feb. 25 to March 13
(Description note – According to a campus crime report, a “Drexel staff member reported that an unknown person(s) drew a swastika on a notepad that was left in a common area… March 6, 200 block of N. 34th Street , a Drexel staff member reported having noticed that unknown person(s) had drawn a swastika on a wall in a common area.”)

March 8, 2017:
AMCHA – Email from President Re: Swastikas on Campus

May 21, 2015:
UWIRE – Fry addresses on campus anti-Semitic incident

May 20, 2015:
PR Buzz – LDB commends Drexel President Fry for his strong response to anti-Semitic vandalism

May 18, 2015:
Truth Revolt – Jewish Student Who Displayed Israeli Flag Targeted For Vandalism

thumbs-up May 17, 2015:
Drexel University – UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – FURTHER REFLECTION ON LAST WEEK’S ANTISEMITIC INCIDENT (Description note, “The swastika is not a symbol of protest or provocation. It is a symbol of antisemitism. There is no circumstance in which its use in response to an expression of Jewish identity can be construed as anything but a reference to historical attempts to threaten and even destroy the Jewish people. There is no place in our Drexel community for any person who would make use of this antisemitic symbol, knowing its historical and cultural significance.”)

May 16, 2015:
CFCA – Jewish Drexel student finds swastika next to Israeli flag

May 15, 2015:
Hillel at Drexel University – Addressing this Week’s Anti-Semitic Incident on Campus, May 15, 2015
(Description note, “As you may have heard, on Tuesday evening, May 12, a Jewish Drexel student arrived home to his dormitory to find anti-semitic vandalism (a swastika and the word “Jew”) written out in duct tape on his interior room door in his suite. The incident was immediately reported to the police. The suspects (known to the victim) turned themselves in and the University is currently wrapping up its investigation of this incident. We expect disciplinary charges to follow shortly. As you will see in our student’s statement below, the University has handled this issue swiftly and with the utmost care. Though we are deeply dismayed and concerned that an act of antisemitism has occurred on our campus, we are proud of our University’s response. The student leadership of the Jewish community, with the support of our staff, has come together in response to this incident and have published the open letter which is copied below. They are working together to improve education and awareness around antisemitism and the broader issues of diversity and inclusivity on campus.”)

May 15, 2015:
Jewish Exponent – Jewish Drexel Student Finds Swastika Next to Israeli Flag
(Description note – “A Jewish student at Drexel discovered a swastika and the word “Jew” written near an Israeli flag displayed outside his dorm room earlier this week.”)

May 13, 2015:
Drexel University – UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – NO PLACE FOR INTOLERANCE AT DREXEL
(Description note, “Last evening I was deeply distressed to learn of an incident that occurred in one of our residence halls, in which a student was targeted on the basis of religion with the posting of a hate symbol. Whether this malicious act was a hate crime or just blatant ignorance, it is unacceptable and incompatible with the ethos of our University.”)

May 13, 2015:
Drexel University – PRESIDENT STATEMENT – NO PLACE FOR INTOLERANCE AT DREXEL
(Description note, “Last evening I was deeply distressed to learn of an incident that occurred in one of our residence halls, in which a student was targeted on the basis of religion with the posting of a hate symbol. Whether this malicious act was a hate crime or just blatant ignorance, it is unacceptable and incompatible with the ethos of our University. Upon learning of the incident, Drexel University Police immediately began an investigation, and the Office of Equality and Diversity has reached out to the victim and victim’s family to offer every resource we have to ensure this student is well supported and safe. Drexel has a zero tolerance policy toward harassment of any kind.”)

December 27, 2013: Drexel Statement on Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: CFCA (May 16, 2015)

Source Credit: CFCA Jewish Drexel student finds swastika next to Israeli flag (May 16, 2015)


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