Campus Monitor - Haverford College

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/28/17 – Several students found in their first-year dorm anonymously-posted messages on small scraps of paper, folded and placed behind construction paper covering a quote board. One of the scraps contained a drawing of a left-facing swastika. It was unclear to the dorm residents how long the messages had been there. Date of incident is reported date.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
5/5/16 – In response to a YikYak post that said, “It’s Holocaust Rememberance day #Neverforget” a self-identified Haverford College 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.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/1/16 – 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.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/22/17 – Bi-Co held the event, “Poetic Injustice: Bi-Co SJP Presents Remi Kanazi” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” According to an article in the school paper, at the event, Kanazi, “informed his audience that colleges often invest in companies that support Israel, and he stated that students have a right to know where their tuition dollars go. and the goal of the [SJP] club will be to inform the student body of Haverford’s investments in these companies.”
BDS EVENT 11/16/16 – 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!”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/21/16 – SJP posted a photo on Facebook that promoted BDS.

 

In the News ?

March 27, 2017:
The Clerk – Students for Justice in Palestine Holds Israeli Apartheid Week
(Description note, “Rosemary Cohen ’18 was a main organizer of the week’s events. A student at Haverford, Cohen stressed the importance of ‘recognizing Apartheid in Israel and American financial complicity in that Apartheid.’ On Monday, March 20th, Bi-Co Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) launched Israeli Apartheid Week, with the goal of spreading a message of solidarity with Palestine in its longstanding conflict with Israel.”)

February 28, 2017:
AMCHA – Email from Dean of the College Re: Swastika

December 2013: Statement on the ASA Boycott of Israel

November 26, 2013: US College Sponsored Speakers: Israelis Kidnap, Torture Arab Children

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: Haverford SJP Facebook Page (May 1, 2016)

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.” Source Credit: Haverford SJP Facebook Page (May 1, 2016)


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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty

STUDENT BDS

N/A

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 2

  1. Benjamin Parris
  2. Gustavus Stadler

AMCHA Activism

There are currently no AMCHA Initiative campaigns for this campus.