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Student Voices

  • August 8, 2016 – Northwestern University Jewish Student (Lauren) – (She was told the following by march organizers at a march on campus to combat racism) – “You support Israel, so you cannot also support us…The first thing I saw was a sign that said, “From Mizzou to Palestine, all we have to lose are our chains.” I was visibly taken aback.” Read more
  • August 8, 2016 – Northwestern University Jewish Student (Lauren) – “I stayed to avoid having a label — racist or uncaring — unfairly attached to me. But I carry other labels — Jewish, supporter of Israel — that prohibit me from being allowed to care. Students on college campuses talk about creating “safe spaces” for people with all sorts of ideas, but increasingly the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, through the doctrine of intersectionality, is creating only two spaces: one for those that are “appropriately” liberal and caring, and one for those who are not. BDS does this by creating a false but unbreakable relationship between the plights of oppressed peoples throughout the world and the Palestinian cause…So where does that leave progressive Jews who want to fight racism in America and care about green issues but don’t want to renounce Israel to find their space in a campaigning student organization? The NU Divest campaign quoted approvingly on its Facebook page the response by Steven Salaita to the recent Black Lives Matter platform that accuses Israel of committing genocide: ‘That the endorsement has angered and alienated so many liberal Zionists is a good thing. No radical movement can achieve its goals under the influence of liberal Zionism, which by definition aims to preserve a racialized status quo.’ Not much room there for me…These groups have determined that mere support of Israel disqualifies admission into the groups that support blacks, immigrants and members of the LGBT community.”  Read more
  • August 8, 2016 – Northwestern University Jewish Student (Lauren) – “One Jewish senator born in Israel described the reaction by pro-divest supporters as “coercive and threatening to dissenting voices.” When he approached Unshackle leaders to explain he voted no on the resolution, he was told in no uncertain terms that he was guilty of “hating” black people.” Read more
  • March 8, 2016 – Northwestern Jewish Student (Tomer) – “I left the building feeling helpless. It is not the first time I have received hatred for being a Zionist, for being Jewish. I have been beaten up, verbally bullied and made to feel that my identity was something to be embarrassed of.” Read more
  • February 11, 2016 – Northwestern University Jewish Student (Ross) – “There is a “consistent pattern” of hateful messaging that comes from SJP chapters across the country.” Read more
  • October 15, 2015 – NORTHWESTERN JEWISH STUDENT (Inbal) “I know a lot of Israelis and Jews on campus feel so very uncomfortable with this event because they feel personally attacked.” Read more
  • Feb 24, 2015, Jewish Northwestern Student (Julia) “I am terrified knowing I may not be able to discuss my Judaism without taunts, or worse, violence.”  Read more
  • Feb 24, 2015, Jewish Northwestern Student (Julia) “ I am told when I try to talk about anti-Semitism in the West to “check my privilege,” or that we are part of the machine fueling inequality.”  Read more
  • January 29, 2014, Jewish Northwestern Student (Max) “I’m most unwilling to excuse how the SJP speakers occasionally used “Jew” and “Israeli” interchangeably, and “Palestinian” and “Arab” interchangeably. Distraught at the anti-Semitism conveyed through the images of what the speakers described as “Jewish-only roads,” I sent in a question on an index card during the Q-and-A session about this, which the speakers read aloud. Fully aware of the answer, I asked “Is it possible to be Palestinian, but not Arab, or Arab but not Palestinian?” And my question was answered correctly – yes it is possible. The speakers even listed a couple different ethnic and religious combinations that exist such as Palestinian-Jew, Palestinian-Muslim and Arab-Jew. However, they left out one incredibly important ethnic group, one that, without suitable context, punctures a hole through SJP’s narrative: Israeli-Arabs. Because SJP’s lecturers used “Israeli” and “Jew” synonymously, they painted the picture that certain roads in Israel can only be accessed by Jewish people, and that non-Jews were forced to use decrepit, unpaved motorways. The truth is that Israeli Arabs living in the West Bank are 100 percent allowed to use these “Jewish-only roads” despite the fact that none of them practice Judaism. A more accurate description with appropriate context would have been “Non-Palestinian” roads, which became necessary after the sheer number of suicide bomber attacks in Jerusalem during the Second Intifada.”  Read more
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    Classification Date-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HARASSMENT;
    HISTORICAL
    11/23/16 – A Jewish Studies lecturer at Northwestern reported that he was walking near Hillel when a man in a passing vehicle asked him if he was Jewish, then raised his right arm in a Nazi salute and said “Heil Hitler.”
    DISCRIMINATION;
    HARASSMENT
    8/8/16 – A Jewish student writes about an experience at a recent march on campus to combat racism where she was told by march organizers, “You support Israel, so you cannot also support us.”
    HARASSMENT;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
    4/4/16 – About 30 students protested outside of President Shapiro’s home while he was hosting a dinner for members of Associated Student Government. The protesters shouted, “No justice, no peace!” and called on Shapiro to pressure the Board of Trustees to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    3/12/16 – A swastika and graphic imagery were painted in various parts of the chapel and religious center.
    SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 2/21/16 – Palestinian activist Bassem Eid cancelled a speech at Hillel Sunday due to the presence of a man who had heckled him at previous engagements, and after a few men at the event verbally accosting Eid prior to the start of the speech.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    6/19/15 – Swastikas and other Nazi symbols were discovered in the dirt on the windows of Ryan Field stadium’s North Tower before a commencement ceremony.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    INTIMIDATION;
    HISTORICAL
    6/6/15 – Antisemitic graffiti was spray-painted at the construction site of the new Kellogg School of Management.
    HARASSMENT 5/12/15 – A Jewish student claimed that he was harassed at an SJP “Israel Apartheid Week” event, and he filed a bias incident report with the university.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    INTIMIDATION;
    HISTORICAL
    4/15/15 – A swastika was drawn on the wall of a study room at the NU library.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    INTIMIDATION;
    HISTORICAL
    4/11/15 – A swastika was found drawn on a wall of the men’s bathroom in the NU library.
    DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
    INTIMIDATION
    1/15/15 – A Wildcats for Israel banner was torn apart.
    ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/17/17 – SJP held the event, “A Lens on Injustice” with Rebecca Pierce as part of “Israel Apartheid Week.” The event was co-sponsored by The Buffett Institute for Global Studies, African American Studies department, the Africa Seminar and the Ethnic Studies Graduate Colloquium. According to the Daily Northwestern, during the event, Pierce accused Israel of “brown washing” and “black washing” i.e., showcasing diverse individuals in order to hide Israel’s “racism.” Pierce additionally demonized Israel, stating, “Within the Jewish community is this question of, should we have a Jewish state or shouldn’t we? There also needs to be discussion of what kind of Jewish state is Israel, and right now, it’s a white supremacist one.”
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 5/15/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP invited convicted PFLP terrorist Rasmea Odeh to speak on campus for an event entitled, “When you come for Rasmea you come for all of us.” According to an article in the Forward, during the event, Odeh told audience members, “Aside from Israel, this is the main front in the battle for Palestinian rights. You must continue to fight American Zionism.” Odeh further called for the “right of return” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/4/17 – JVP Chicago held an event on campus titled, “Palestinian Right of Return: Why It Is Just, How It Can Happen” to advocate for the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
    DEMONIZATION 2/29/17 – SJP held the event, “Open Air Prison: Gaza From The Inside With Wajeh Abuzarefah,” which demonized Israel with false accusations of Israel having a “policy of incremental genocide” against Gazan citizens in the advertisement for the event.
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    2/7/17 – A letter to the editor published in the student newspaper demonized Israel with a false accusation that Israel committed “settler-colonial ethnic cleansing” as well as delegitimized Israel, falsely referring to the state as being based on an “apartheid system.”
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    2/1/17 – At a #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration on campus, two students crawled out of a second-floor window and unfurled a banner that covered other banners hanging from a campus building. This new banner stated, “If you support Israeli apartheid you support a Muslim ban.” When an assistant dean inquired about the event being co-opted, he was told it had been “planned from the beginning by the students who organized the demonstration.”
    DELEGITIMIZATION 2/1/17 – At a #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration on campus, two students crawled out of a second-floor window and unfurled a banner that covered other banners hanging from a campus building. This new banner stated, “If you support Israeli apartheid you support a Muslim ban.” When an assistant dean inquired about the event being co-opted, he was told it had been “planned from the beginning by the students who organized the demonstration.”
    DELEGITIMIZATION 3/31/16 – In an op-ed in the “Daily Northwestern,” an NU senior called Zionism an “oppressive ideology” that is “directly involved in the perpetuation of the prison-industrial complex.”
    DEMONIZATION;
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
    3/10/16 – Unshackle NU and NU Divest published an op-ed in the student newspaper that denied Jews the right to self-determination by falsely claiming that Zionism is not connected to Judaism but maliciously conflated with one another by Zionists in order “to garner support for [Israel’s] apartheid policies.” In addition, the authors falsely accused Israel of being a “white-supremacist settler-colonial” state, of continuing “to indiscriminately kill and shoot Palestinians with impunity,” and of “war crimes.” The op-ed also defended an anti-Israel divestment resolution.
    DEMONIZATION 2/29/16 – SJP held the event “Open Air Prison: Gaza From The Inside With Wajeh Abuzarefah.” The advertisement for the event demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of utilizing a “policy of incremental genocide” and restricting the food and water of Palestinians in order to “put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
    2/23/16 – NU Divest and Unshackle NU published an op-ed in the student newspaper which falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “colonialism, and promoted BDS.
    DEMONIZATION;
    DOUBLE STANDARD
    10/14/15 – SJP members demonized Israel by re-enacting in the campus plaza a viral video of a wounded Palestinian boy lying on the ground with Israeli bystanders yelling for the boy to die. By neglecting to mention the fact that the boy who was lying on the ground had just stabbed two Israelis, including a boy his age amid a rash of daily stabbings of Israelis by Palestinians, the re-enactment held Israelis to an unfair double standard.
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    5/14/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” NU SJP hosted a talk by Wisconsin-Parkside sociology professor Seif Da’na, who demonized Israel by accusing it of committing “ethnic cleansing” and being “racist”, and delegitimized Israel by calling it “a settler-colonial state”.
    DEMONIZATION 5/12/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” NU SJP held a mock checkpoint. The event demonized Israel by portraying Israeli soldiers as brutal and barbaric.
    DEMONIZATION 5/10/15 – SJP published a letter in the school newspaper that demonized Israel by accusing it of “ethnic cleansing”.
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
    1/21/15 – NU Divest published a video in which several students promoted the anti-Israel divestment campaign at Northwestern University. In addition Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and “settler colonialism.”
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
    1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine Northwestern University 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 BDS 11/29/16 – Fossil Free Northwestern, Northwestern Divest and Unshackle NU co-published a letter to the editor in the school newspaper that included support for the Investment Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees to divest from “corporations that profit off of human rights violations in Palestine.”
    CALLS FOR BDS 1/13/16 – NU Divest launched a petition urging the NU Investement Committee of the Board of Trustess to “divest fully from G4S due to its profiting from human rights abuses and violations of international law in Palestine”.
    BDS EVENT 1/11/16 – NU Divest held the event “Decolonize Your Mind: A Night With NU Divest” to discuss “a walk through last year’s [divestment] campaign highlights” and “an announcement about an upcoming Divest initiative.”
    BDS EVENT 1/11/16 – NU Divest holds an event to launch a new divestment campaign focused on G4S to follow up on the divestment resolution that passed in the student government in February 2015. At the event, tables explaining the BDS movement were present.
    BDS VOTES 2/19/15 – After more than 5 hours of debate, the NU student government narrowly passed the NU Divest resolution, which had been introduced on 2/12/15.
    BDS EVENTS 2/5/15 – NU Divest held a workshop on BDS strategies to promote divestment.
    BDS EVENTS 1/29/15 – NU Divest hosted a talk by Rabbi Brant Rosen, co-chairman of JVP rabbinical council, during which he promoted BDS.
    CALLS FOR BDS 1/22/15 – NU Divest published its anti-Israel divestment resolution.

     

    In the News ?

    July 6, 2017:
    The Daily Northwestern – Socially responsible investment committee hopes to create transparency, expand community access
    (Description note, “The Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility — made up of students, faculty, staff and alumni elected by their respective peers — will consider proposals the community submits regarding NU’s investment activities and, after assessing them based on a set of criteria agreed upon by committee members, make recommendations to the Board’s own investment committee…Members are creating a website that will include instructions for submitting a proposal, information on the committee’s guiding principles and links to investment committees at other universities, said Kellogg Prof. and ACIR chair Ravi Jagannathan…The ACIR — spearheaded by University President Morton Schapiro and chief investment officer Will McLean — was officially chartered in the 2016-17 academic year after almost three years of pushback from Fossil Free NU, Students for Justice in Palestine and Unshackle NU. The student groups, along with other community members, were unhappy with the lack of a direct avenue to the Board of Trustees and demanded the establishment of an ACIR committee to pass along proposals, student committee members said… Although the committee doesn’t have a set agenda, members anticipate the three student divestment groups will each submit proposals.”)

    May 18, 2017:
    The Daily Northwestern – Documentary filmmaker Rebecca Pierce discusses anti-black racism in Israel during SJP event
    (Description note, “Documentary maker Rebecca Pierce discussed the impacts and manifestations of anti-black racism in Israel and how it affects Palestinians during an event Wednesday evening. Pierce discussed the histories and current situations of several communities of color in Israel, including Mizrahi Jews, who are Arab Jews who immigrated to Israel; Ethiopian Jews; and non-Jewish refugees from sub-saharan African countries like Sudan and Eritrea. Using the terms “brown washing” and “black washing,” Pierce said the state of Israel often showcases people of color living in Israel to absolve itself of racism. The reality, she said, is that these people are largely discriminated against in Israeli society. “Often (Jews of color) are used as symbols of Israeli diversity, and they’re used to cover up abuses against Palestinians,” Pierce said. “In the process of this, our stories are erased, and so are our own histories of oppression when it comes to Israel.”)

    May 18, 2017:
    The Daily Northwestern – Students react following Rasmea Odeh’s talk on campus

    May 16, 2017:
    Forward – Jewish Students Mustered A Rare Unity To Protest This Palestinian

    May 16, 2017:
    The College Fix – Palestinian activist convicted of deadly bombing speaks at Northwestern University

    May 16, 2017:
    The Daily Northwestern – Organizer Rasmea Odeh speaks at Northwestern for SJP’s Israeli Apartheid Week

    May 16, 2017:
    The Daily Northwestern – Students for Justice in Palestine host controversial activist Rasmea Odeh

    May 16, 2017:
    North By Northwestern – Northwestern president joins vigil for victims outside convicted terrorist’s campus speech

    April 28, 2017:
    The Daily Northwestern – Trachtenberg: As Jewish community faces challenges, Holocaust-denying professor has no place at NU

    February 2, 2017:
    The Daily Northwestern – Letter to the Editor: The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment
    (Description note, “The demonstration was advertised as a protest in response to the Trump administration’s Muslim ban. This was the focus of the three banners that hung on the porch at the start of the demonstration. However, well after the crowd had assembled and speeches were underway, two students crawled out of a second-floor window and unfurled a banner that in good part covered the other banners. This new banner stated, ‘If you support Israeli apartheid you support Muslim ban.’…when I and another faculty member confronted the group about the new banner, we were told that this was planned from the beginning by the students who organized the demonstration.”)

    December 29, 2016:
    The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle – At Northwestern University, man makes Nazi salute

    December 7, 2016:
    The Algemeiner – Nazi Salute, ‘Heil Hitler’ Directed at Northwestern U Lecturer Near Campus Jewish Center

    December 4, 2016:
    Daily Northwestern – Jewish Studies lecturer reports man performing Nazi salute near Fiedler Hillel

    November 29, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Letter to the Editor: Divestment campaigns respond to Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility
    (Description note, “This committee, comprising faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and staff, will be a formal, University-sanctioned platform to make recommendations on investment matters. If ACIR recommendations are taken seriously, our alliance — student leaders and allied activists from the Fossil Free NU, NU Divest and Unshackle NU divestment campaigns — will finally see that our efforts toward a socially accountable University are being taken seriously…Even though the ACIR will be institutionally obliged to hear student voices, decisions of the committee are not final. The ACIR can be exploited by the Board or used as a way to evade interaction with student activists, like is the case at many of our peer institutions that Northwestern looks to as models. If this is the case here — if our committee fails to advance socially responsible investment policies — we will continue to mobilize our campus and fight for our values. The ACIR is not the end of our fight. It is the beginning”)

    November 21, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Former Northwestern students plead guilty in Alice Millar vandalism, avoid felony charges
    (Description note, “Former Northwestern students Matthew Kafker and Anthony Morales pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor charge for criminal damage to property, down from 24 felony charges, Kafker’s lawyer said. Kafker and Morales originally pleaded not guilty to two dozen felony charges, half of which were hate crime charges, related to the March 11 vandalism of Alice Millar Chapel. Kafker’s lawyer, Barry Spector, said the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office dismissed 23 of the charges and amended the final felony charge to a misdemeanor after taking into account the defendants’ records and the consequences they faced from NU…Kafker and Morales were arrested for the vandalism March 12. A grand jury indicted the two men on the 24 criminal charges in April. The criminal charges included four counts of burglary, four counts of institutional vandalism and two counts each of criminal damage and criminal defacement of property, in addition to the 12 charges of hate crime to a church, synagogue or place of worship.”)

    November 18, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Northwestern Jewish community challenges study that calls university an anti-Semitic ‘hotspot’

    November 16, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Mike Huckabee apologizes for comments made about students charged in Alice Millar vandalism
    (Description note, “Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee apologized in a Facebook post about comments he made about two former Northwestern students who were charged in connection with vandalism at Alice Millar Chapel in March. The two students, Matthew Kafker and Anthony Morales, were arrested in connection with homophobic, anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found by University Police in Alice Millar. The graffiti included a swastika, drawings of male genitalia and the word “Trump.” In his initial Facebook post, Huckabee said Kafker and Morales are ‘two liberal, Jewish Northwestern students who were trying to smear Trump and his supporters.’ Huckabee later wrote a second Facebook post saying his comments were not intended to be a ‘slur on Jews.’ ‘They’re two liberal, Jewish Northwestern students?’ University President Morton Schapiro told The Daily on Wednesday after reading Huckabee’s post. ‘The anti-semitism is extraordinary.’”)

    October 30, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Schwalb: American Jews should recommit to allyship for racial justice

    October 20, 2016:
    The Algemeiner – Brooklyn College, Northwestern, U of California Among Top ‘Hotspots’ of Campus Jew-Hatred, New Study Finds

    October 11, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Northwestern student activists and professors among those who oppose Canary Mission

    August 8, 2016:
    Haaretz – Want to Fight Racism? Renounce Israel. This Is My Campus Reality

    May 15, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Zilberstein: Untangling Jewish identity, Jewish nationalism

    May 11, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Israeli LGBT activist Imri Kalman speaks at NU for Israel Week

    May 11, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Intricacies of Zionism discussed at Israel Week panel

    May 10, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Israel Week event hopes to unpack the meaning of the word “Zionism”

    April 5, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Student activists protest outside Schapiro’s house
    (Description note, “Schapiro was hosting a dinner for members of Associated Student Government when roughly 30 student activists gathered outside his home at 2601 Orrington Ave., waving signs and shouting demands. The protesters — some of who chanted “Morty, come outside!” and “No justice, no peace!” — listed demands and called on Schapiro to pressure the Board of Trustees to “divest from corporations profiting off human rights violations,” especially those operating in Palestine.”)

    March 31, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Letter to the Editor: Zionism is not solidarity
    (Description note, “We Jews like to proudly display our social justice credentials. We have fought for LGBT rights in housing and employment. We were overrepresented among whites in the fight for civil rights. We were murdered in 1964 while registering black voters. Yet here many of us are, unable to comprehend the cries of oppression when they are directed at us. When the oppressed stand up and tell you that you are not welcome, it is not time to get defensive. It is time to reflect on how you became the oppressor.”)

    March 13, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Northwestern students charged in connection with Alice Millar vandalism released on bond

    March 10, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Letter: Black-Palestinian solidarity is logical and necessary
    (Description note, “Black-Palestinian solidarity is predicated on the acknowledgement that Israel is a white-supremacist settler-colony whose racism does not end with oppressing Palestinians. The U.S. and Israel’s relationship sheds light on their respective racist structures. The U.S. plays a huge role in oppressing Palestinians by funding Israel’s war crimes to the tune of $3.1 billion per year and unconditionally supporting Israeli apartheid policies despite the outcries of the international community. Likewise, the IDF exports its militarized and racist police tactics to the U.S., training police officers in Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore and many others. It is not a mere coincidence that those police departments deploy the IDF’s tactics. Hence, UnshackleNU’s particular focus entreats a focus on Israeli apartheid, much to the dismay of some ASG senators.”)

    March 8, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Letter: Why I voted no on Unshackle NU but support prison divestment
    (Description note, “I left the building feeling helpless. It is not the first time I have received hatred for being a Zionist, for being Jewish. I have been beaten up, verbally bullied and made to feel that my identity was something to be embarrassed of. “)

    March 2, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – ASG passes Unshackle NU resolution, urges private prison divestment
    (Description note, “However, mention of G4S’ involvement in Palestine and human rights violations in the resolution made some students uncomfortable with the resolution even though they supported divestment from private prisons, said Ross Krasner, a residential senator and co-president of Wildcats for Israel.”)

    February 26, 2016:
    JUF News – Anti-Israel protestors disrupt, threaten human rights speaker on local campuses
    (Description note – “Eid was confronted by hostile protestors at all three of his campus lectures. At University of Chicago, the lecture was shut down after police had to remove a protestor for hostile behavior; at DePaul University, activists were removed for shouting curse words at Eid in Arabic; and at Northwestern University, Eid cancelled the event after seeing the same protestors in the audience, saying that it would not be productive for him to speak.”)

    February 24, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Divestment campaigns unite for detained prisoners demonstration
    (Description note, “Essentially what we want to show is how our campaigns’ struggles are linked,” said Weinberg junior Marcel Hanna, a member of NU Divest and Unshackle NU. “We want to show how the inhumane treatment of the prison-industrial complex both here (in the U.S.) and in Israel and Palestine treats the detainees and how they’re stripped of their human rights.”)

    February 23, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Letter: Divestment and mass incarceration are inextricably linked
    (Description note, “Both of our resolutions call for the removal of University holdings in G4S, the world’s largest private security company. The company’s illicit activity worldwide is fundamentally attached to the policing of Black and Brown bodies, both in the United States and the occupied territories of Palestine. G4S spends millions of dollars lobbying for laws that help disenfranchise Black Americans and keep private prisons full. G4S administers inhumane conditions during the transportation of undocumented migrants at the Mexico-US Borderlands, en route to detention centers where they are indefinitely held before their deportation. In Palestine, G4S security technology is present at checkpoints and private prisons that maintain Israel’s apartheid policies. Security services are offered to illegal settlements built on seized Palestinian land.”)

    February 23, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Harassment concerns prompt Palestinian activist to leave Northwestern without speaking at event

    February 21, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Palestinian activist cancels Hillel speech due to heckling

    February 11, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Uncovering SJP Uncovered
     
    February 7, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – NU Divest: Then and now
    (Description note, “NU Divest partnered with multiple groups on campus, ranging from MEChA de Northwestern to Students for Justice in Palestine to For Members Only. Most recently, NU Divest has partnered with a new initiative on campus, Unshackle NU, a campaign striving to end the University’s investment in corporations linked with the prison-industrial complex.”)

    January 27, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Unshackle NU and NU Divest co-sponsor screening of film on Palestinian youth

    January 12, 2016:
    The Daily Northwestern – Northwestern Divest to focus on G4S in current campaign
    (Description note – ““The aim of this event was to go over the points of our resolution and the demands that NU Divest has made and that the NU community has agreed and signed onto and to announce our new campaign against G4S,” Haider said…Monday’s event included tables explaining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, an international campaign calling for the boycott of and divestment from corporations and academic institutions directly involved in the occupation of Palestine.”)

    January 10, 2016:
    North by Northwestern – Details emerge about Northwestern’s investments in companies targeted by NU Divest

    December 11, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Menorah vandalized outside north Evanston hospitality facility
    (Description note, “All of the bulbs and lighting fixtures on the menorah were broken off some time between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The menorah was outside a facility at 1022 Central St. run by Chicago Mitzvah Campaign, a Jewish community service organization. The facility, located near Evanston Hospital, provides accommodations for visitors during Shabbat and other Jewish holidays.”)

    November 20, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Northwestern says it will increase transparency on investments
    (Description note, “Northwestern plans to sign the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing to provide greater transparency on its investments, the University announced Friday. The principles address environmental, social and corporate governance issues for investors to consider. NU becomes only the third U.S. university to sign onto the principles, joining Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley…Cilento added the principles, which have a social justice component, could be helpful for other divestment campaigns at NU such as Northwestern Divest, which calls for the University to divest from six corporations the group says violate Palestinians’ human rights. NU Divest did not respond to requests for comment.”)

    November 20, 2015:
    North by Northwestern – SJP’s fall speaker addresses multiple narratives in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    (Description note, “Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted journalist Ali Abunimah for their fall speaker event, bringing in about 75 audience members, including NU students, Purdue’s SJP chapter and older community members. Abunimah founded the online publication Electronic Intifada and wrote the book One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.”)

    November 20, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Pro-Palestine activist denounces worsening tensions between Israel and Palestine
    (Description note, “Ali Abunimah, co-founder of online publication Electronic Intifada, and Northwestern Students for Justice in Palestine teamed up Thursday for a discussion on Israel’s occupation policies and the resulting retaliation from Palestinians in the area… Abunimah declared that the issue of apartheid between Israel and Palestine has escalated enough to merit international concern.”)

    November 7, 2015:
    Forward – When Anti-Israel Activist Blasts Renoir, Media Sits Up and Takes Notice
    (Description note, “Geller was president of the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at Northeastern University when the group was briefly suspended from campus over an action in which members distributed mock eviction notices meant to dramatize the Israeli practice of demolishing Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The protest outside the JNF’s convention, co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago and IJAN, among other groups, called for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel while condemning JNF policies toward the Palestinians, including the repeated destruction of the Bedouin village of al-Arakib in the Negev. Geller spoke into a bullhorn at the protest, standing in front of the massive blue box.”)

    November 7, 2015:
    North by Northwestern – NU Divest stages demonstration in Norris Friday
    (Description note, “Members of NU Divest staged their first demonstration of fall quarter on Friday, plastering Student Life Awards posters in the Norris lobby with the stories and photographs of people “persecuted by corporations” through living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, according to their posters….The demonstration began with students quietly setting up and preparing printouts. Then, in a coordinated flurry of action, they began taping them over the Student Life Awards posters. Within 10 minutes of the posters going up, a Norris administrator asked the students to remove the posters on the grounds that they violated Norris’ flyering policies. Assistant Director for Facilities Dan Foley said that flyering outside of designated areas is not allowed in the Student Center, and that typically Norris staff removes material they find on other walls and spaces.”)

    November 6, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – NUDivest demonstration at Norris shut down

    November 2, 2015:
    North by Northwestern –  Rashid Khalidi on the complexities of Middle Eastern politics
    (Description note, “He called on the United States to impose harsher and more critical policy on its main allies in the area: Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel. Saudi Arabia’s brutal treatment of Yemeni civilians, Turkey’s onslaught of the Kurdish population in order to sway elections, and Israel’s brutalities against Palestinians living in settlements are all things that should be highly criticized by the United States, according to Khalidi… Chanes said that because of the inner tension that exists on campus especially regarding the Israel-Palestine issue, Khalidi served as an “academic voice who can discuss these issues from a nuanced, technical, objective perspective.””) 

    October 27, 2015:
    The Times Of Israel – Jewish students deserve a break from BDS

    October 22, 2015:
    North by Northwestern – Unlikely Partners for Peace Event brings multiple perspectives on Israel-Palestine Conflict
    (Description note, “Ali Abu Awwad, a Palestinian living in the West Bank, and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Israeli settler in the West Bank, came together for a dialogue at Harris Hall Wednesday evening as a part of the Roots Project…Weinberg senior Laila Hayani reacted differently, calling the dialogue “a bit idealistic.” Hayani’s previous engagement with the conflict on campus included her supporting the divestment campaign that passed a resolution in the Associative Student Government last February. “I thought it was interesting to hear their stories and how they tried to see the conflict from the other person’s perspective,” Hayani said. “At the same time, it kind of felt like the idea of dialogue between Muslims and Jews here in the U.S. might be normalizing the situation.”)

    October 15, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Students reenact violence in Israel during demonstration at The Rock 
    (Description note, “Sounds of students crying “Die, son of a bitch, die!” filled the plaza by The Rock on Wednesday during a demonstration held in honor of the International Day of Action for Palestine. Northwestern Students for Justice in Palestine members spent the afternoon reenacting a viral video of a wounded Palestinian teenager lying on the ground amid Israeli bystanders. The demonstration was put on for the International Day of Action, which serves as an annual day of solidarity for Palestinians on college campuses.”… There are conflicting reports about events leading up to the video. The viral video reenacted at the event depicts 13-year-old Ahmed Manasra sprawled bent-legged on the pavement of Jerusalem according to The New York TimesNBC News and USA Today. In the video filmed Monday, Israeli police officers circle the boy’s body, occasionally nudging him and shooing away spectators, including at least one who yells for his death, the three news sites reported. Israeli police said the boy had stabbed two Israeli citizens prior to being shot, according to NBC News, which also reported officials have confirmed Manasra is still alive.”)

    October 14, 2015:
    North by Northwestern – SJP holds demonstration at the Rock

    October 13, 2015:
    The College Fix – Students for Justice in Palestine hold campus reeducation sessions
    (SJP EVENT – “Palestine 101 teach-in” event to discuss the “history of the nation”. Students Omar Shanti and Marcel Hanna “explained” Palestine’s “historic origins and the gradual chipping away of its statehood that culminated with the Israeli occupation that began in 1967.”)

    October 8, 2015:
    North by Northwestern – Students for Justice in Palestine host Palestine 101 teach-in

    September 23, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – NUDivest continues push for investment reform, dialogue
    (Description note, “As it enters its second year on campus, Northwestern Divest hopes to codify the demands made in its resolution: that the University pursue socially responsible investment, and that it divest from six corporations the group says violate Palestinian human rights. But administrators haven’t shown much support for the group’s ideas, and no investment policy has changed since the group formed during Winter Quarter 2015. Shanti, a McCormick junior who is a member of NUDivest, said members have met with administrators to discuss the collective’s goals, but progress is slow…Speaking to The Daily in May, University President Morton Schapiro showed no support for NUDivest, nor any intention to comply with its resolution. “The students of Northwestern, the elected representatives did a vote that I might not agree with — don’t agree with,” he told The Daily. Still, the collective might find progress elsewhere. William McLean, the University’s chief investment officer, has expressed some openness to a socially-responsible investment committee, one of NUDivest’s recommendations. “There’s an argument for having a central place where some of these (investment issues) get vetted,” McLean said in April. “We’re interested in hearing student voices, and maybe a committee is a better way to do it.”)

    July 2, 2015:
    Ynetnews.com – Northwestern University faces 3rd anti-Semitic incident this year

    June 30, 2015:
    Shalom Life – Northwestern University Faces Third anti-Semitic Attack this Year

    June 29, 2015:
    CLTV – FBI investigates anti-Semitic graffiti on Northwestern campus

    June 29, 2015:
    NBC Chicago – FBI Agents Meet With Northwestern University Over Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti

    June 29, 2015:
    Chicago Tribune – Northwestern seeks FBI help after more anti-Semitic, racist graffiti found

    June 24, 2015:
    Campus Reform – More swastikas found at Northwestern

    June 24, 2015:
    The Algemeiner – Northwestern Rabbi Decries ‘Anger Toward Jews’ on Campus After 3rd Antisemitic Graffiti Discovered This Year

    June 24, 2015:
    Campus Reform – More swastikas found at Northwestern

    June 22, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Ryan Field on graduation day

    June 14, 2015:
    Haaretz – Swastikas spray-painted on Northwestern Uni. campus for second time in two months

    June 14, 2015:
    Arutz Sheva 7 – Northwestern Faces Second Anti-Semitic Attack in Two Months

    June 12, 2015:
    The Algemeiner – Northwestern University Rabbi Calls for Stronger Action From Admins After Latest Antisemitic Vandalism

    June 11, 2015:
    Chicago Tribune – More racist, anti-Semitic graffiti found at Northwestern University

    June 10, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Anti-Semitic, racist graffiti found at Kellogg construction site
    (Description note, “Construction workers found anti-Semitic and racist graffiti at the construction site of the new Kellogg School of Management building Monday, police said. The graffiti, which has been categorized as a hate crime, was spray-painted onto walls, floors and construction equipment at the site sometime between 3 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Monday, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said.”)

    June 5, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Houskeeper: The problems with Northwestern’s social justice warriors
    (Description note, “Numerous students have told me (separately) that they never experienced so much anti-Arab prejudice or anti-Semitism until after the divestment circus.”)

    May 22, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Deciding divestment: Northwestern student activists face obstacles beyond their control
    (Description note, “No campus divestment movement at NU has incited the kind of controversy between students that NUDivest has. Critics of NUDivest have associated the campaign with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which calls not only for divestment, but for boycotts against involved companies and sanctions against Israel. NUDivest maintains that the resolution calls for only divestment, not boycotts or sanctions. The same week NUDivest started its campaign, an opposition group, NU Coalition for Peace, formed in response to the divestment movement. “)

    May 15, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – University of Wisconsin-Parkside professor discusses Israeli colonialism, Zionism on eve of Nakba Day
    (Description note, “During an event held by the Northwestern chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine on Thursday evening as part of Israeli Apartheid Week, Da’na spoke about colonial Zionism in Israel and Palestine, comparing Israel’s occupation of Palestine with other colonialist movements in history, like Spanish imperialism in the Americas.”)

    May 13, 2015:
    The Algemeiner – Northwestern Student ‘Harassed’ by Students for Justice in Palestine Campus Demonstration
    (Description note, “A student at Northwestern University said he was harassed at a Students for Justice in Palestine event, videotaped the incident and sent it off as a complaint to the university, the Daily Northwestern reported on Wednesday.”)

    May 13, 2015:
    JTA – Northwestern student files complaint over mock West Bank checkpoint demo

    May 13, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – SJP holds mock border demonstration, student files bias report in response
    (Description note, “Students for Justice in Palestine held a mock checkpoint and border patrol event at The Rock on Tuesday, symbolizing the Israel-Palestine and United States-Mexico borders. One student said he filed a hate and bias incident report in response to the event. The event, which was part of SJP’s Israeli Apartheid Week, featured demonstrators in camouflage gear acting as patrol agents. …The report alleges the student felt the act of calling his friend a killer was harassment and made him feel uncomfortable being Jewish on campus. He told The Daily that Jewish students are unfairly labeled as racist, even though many support a two-state solution, including himself.”)

    May 12, 2015:

    The Daily Northwestern – Letter to the Editor: SJP’s ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ is slander

    May 10, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Letter to the Editor: Commemorating, reflecting on Al-Nakba
    (Description note, “Friday, May 15th marks the 67th annual commemoration of Al-Nakba, the Catastrophe. This week we commemorate the ethnic cleansing of Palestine as well as the steadfastness and resistance of the Palestinian people. We look to the present systems of oppression suffocating the Palestinians, and we recognize that as long as the illegal occupation continues, Al-Nakba remains ongoing.”)

    May 9, 2015:
    The Chicago Jewish News – NU?
    (Description note, “Alison Pure-Slovin, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Midwest Region, another of the groups that signed the letter to President Schapiro, said the reason for signing on was simple: “Northwestern is the same as any of the universities that are experiencing anti-Semitism. It cannot be tolerated on campus. Our students are being bombarded with anti-Zionism, and the question is, is anti-Zionism masking anti-Semitism?” She said she is particularly concerned because during the winter she met with members of Northwestern’s AE Pi, a Jewish fraternity, “and they expressed concerns of anti-Semitism on campus,” she said in a recent phone conversation. “They felt they couldn’t wear anything that identified them as a Jew on certain parts of the campus. That’s very concerning. You have to look at it globally. Why is there this anti-Semitism festering on campus now?” She, too, said she believes the swastika incident is probably related to the divestment movement. “Students don’t know how to separate the politics of Israel from the politics of the Jewish people,” she said. “Anti-Semitism is being created by anti-Israel (sentiment) and it’s hard to know how to separate the two. Why don’t people talk about what’s going on in Saudi Arabia, in North Korea? Why is Israel being targeted?”)

    April 30, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – NUDivest says its resolution focuses on divestment only
    (Description note, “Legal reform concerning same-sex marriage and LGBT military service is glorified in order to present Israel as a modern, democratic beacon of human rights,” she said, “which we all know it’s not.” Asked to respond to critics who imply BDS is anti-Semitic, Shanti said the strategy is solely a means of resisting oppression. “There is no evidence that BDS can harm Jews at all,” he said. “In fact, what it does is tackle the systems of oppression within Israel.”)

    April 23, 2015:
    Chicago Chronicle – Watchdog groups: Northwestern must do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

    April 22, 2015:
    JUF News – Watchdog groups: Northwestern must do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

    April 22, 2015:
    skaty9.com – Watchdog groups: Northwestern must do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

    April 22, 2015:
    Chicago City and Press – Watchdog groups say NU should do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

    April 22, 2015:
    DailyNews724.com – Watchdog groups say NU should do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

    April 22, 2015:
    World News – Northwestern must do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

    April 22, 2015:
    Jewish Virginia (United Jewish Federation of Tidewater) – Anti-Semitism watchdogs rap Northwestern’s president over handling of swastikas

    April 22, 2015:
    Chicago Tribune – Watchdog groups: Northwestern must do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

    April 22, 2015:
    JTA – Anti-Semitism watchdogs rap Northwestern’s president over handling of swastikas

    April 22, 2015:
    JP Updates – Jewish Groups Urge Northwestern University President to Protect Students

    April 21, 2015:
    AMCHA – UNIVERSITY RESPONSE – President Schapiro Letter to 23 Groups Re: Swastikas on Campus

    April 21, 2015:
    Patch – Antisemitism Watchdog Groups Unhappy With Schapiro’s Response to Graffiti

    April 21, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Following anti-Semitic graffiti, watchdog groups ask Schapiro to take further steps to protect Jewish studentsFreshman arrested in connection to anti-Semitic vandalism

    April 21, 2015:
    AMCHA – LETTER – 23 Organizations Write to President Morton Schapiro Regarding Swastikas at Northwestern University

    April 21, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Julia Watson, Erik Zorn reflect on term as ASG’s top officials
    (Description note, “”The campus-wide discussion — and eventual lengthy debate — over a Northwestern Divest-sponsored resolution is perhaps the best example of this. The resolution, whichpassed Senate in February, asks the University to divest from six corporations the resolution’s authors say violate Palestinians’ human rights. Watson said the resolution showed how student government can be a platform for marginalized students. “Senate should be one of the modes in which ASG amplifies the voices of those who haven’t been heard,” Watson said, “and I think we did a very good job doing it.”)

    April 20, 2015:
    Patch – Jews, African-Americans Targeted in Graffiti at Northwestern

    April 20, 2015:
    Chicago Tribune – Northwestern cops continue to probe racist graffiti

    April 17, 2015:
    The Algemeiner – Northwestern University Faces Second Swastika Graffiti Attack This Week
    (Description note, ‘A large swastika was found scrawled on the wall of a study lounge at Northwestern University’s library on Wednesday, marking the second case of antisemitic vandalism to take place at the university in under a week. The swastika was quickly removed after authorities took pictures and filed a police report at the university, Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein, director of the Tannenbaum Chabad House at Northwestern University, told The Algemeiner. “I heard back from student leaders saying they are pretty upset and disappointed that these types of symbols are going up,” he said.”)

    April 16, 2015:
    Tablet – Swastika Found in Northwestern Library

    April 16, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – More swastikas, racist graffiti found in library
    (Description note, “Two more incidents of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti were reported at University Library on Wednesday. University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said police found a swastika drawn in pencil in a third floor study room. Police also found a Star of David drawn in ink pen on the walls of a different third-floor study room. McAleer said the image might have previously been a swastika.”)

    April 16, 2015:
    The Times of Israel – Northwestern University library hit with swastika

    April 16, 2015:
    The Jewish Press – Swastika Drawn on Wall at Northwestern University

    April 15, 2015:
    North by Northwestern – NUPD investigates swastika and racist graffiti in Main Library

    April 15, 2015:
    Evanston Patch – Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at Northwestern Library

    April 15, 2015:
    The Jewish Daily Forward – Northwestern Probes Swastika Scrawled in Library

    April 15, 2015:
    CBS Chicago – Swastika, Racist Graffiti Reported At Northwestern University Library

    April 14, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Racist, anti-semitic graffiti reported in University Library
    (Description note, “Incidents of racist and anti-semitic graffiti were reported at University Library this weekend. University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said a swastika and derogatory remarks about African Americans were found in the men’s fourth-floor restroom on Saturday morning. The graffiti was written in pencil and the police were able to remove it, he said. McAleer said the incident is being investigated as a hate crime. University President Morton Schapiro sent a campus-wide email Tuesday condemning the graffiti.
    “The investigation by University Police has determined that there is no immediate danger to any specific individual or to the larger campus community,” Schapiro said in the email. “However, these acts are offensive to the entire Northwestern community and will not be tolerated.”)

    April 2, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Faculty Senate supports creation of investment committee
    (Description note, “The proposal comes more than a month after ASG passed an NUDivest-sponsored resolution asking the University to divest from six corporations the resolution’s sponsorssay violate Palestinians’ human rights. The resolution also called for the creation of an advisory committee on socially responsible investing.
    Members of Senate were in favor of the proposal, but their support only serves as a recommendation. “I think it’s a really strong idea to combine the efforts of faculty, alumni and undergraduates because you will have stronger voices,” said political science Prof. Rachel Riedl.”)

    April 1, 2015:
    ADL – 50% of Anti-Israel Events in Illinois on Three Campuses
    (Description note, “North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity, the Stu­dents for Jus­tice in Pales­tine (SJP) chap­ter formed a group called “NU Divest” which worked to pro­mote divest­ment. Lead­ing up to the Stu­dent Government’s vote on their BDS res­o­lu­tion, the group spon­sored sev­eral anti-Israel events such as a pre­sen­ta­tion from Hatem Baz­ian, a founder of Amer­i­can Mus­lims for Pales­tine(AMP), on Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 13, 2015 titled  “Colo­nial­ism is not Over: Con­tem­po­rary Move­ments.” The group also pub­lished pro-BDS arti­cles in the cam­pus news­pa­per to inform their student-body about the BDS cam­paign and on Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 18, 2015, the stu­dent gov­ern­ment voted to pass their BDS res­o­lu­tion with a 24–22-3 vote.”)

    March 12, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Former terrorism analyst discusses US response to ISIS
    (Description note, “Schanzer criticized a “BDS group on campus,” referring to Northwestern Divest, a student movement pushing for the University to divest endowment funds from six corporations allegedly involved in the violation of Palestinian human rights in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. NUDivest is pursuing the divestment aspect of the boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement called for by Palestinian civil society to target companies that profit from the violation of human rights, as well as Israeli institutions. “These guys are not pro-peace, and typically speaking, many of them lean toward the Islamist ideology,” Schanzer said. “They need to be fought as well.”)

    March 6, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Chase: Minority students need to step outside their comfort zones to foster progress
    (Description note, “It is all too simple to get in your circle of Palestinian friends and speak about why NUDivest was a necessary and successful movement. But who is enlightened by these conversations? Who is learning new ways of thinking about the world and the experiences of students on campus?… Our numbers are small but our impact could be huge if we left our comfort zones, occupied more space and forced conversations in more arenas.”)

    March 3, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Northwestern students petition to voice disagreement with divestment resolution

    February 27, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Kane: Have the courage to support student activism

    February 27, 2015:
    The Chicago Maroon – Prayers Against Hate to combat anti-semitism on social media
    (Description note, “Calvert House, the Catholic student center, hosted a prayer gathering Thursday evening in response to posts on social media that the event’s organizers characterized as hate speech against Jewish students on campus… One post on UChicago Secrets characterized Hillel and other Jewish groups on campus as “genocide apologists,” and another called “Jews at U-Chicago” hypocrites. A post on Yik Yak Monday referenced the Holocaust and made a threat against Jewish students.”)

    February 27, 2015:
    The Algemeiner – SPME BDS Monitor: A Busy Spring for Anti-Israel Activities on Campus

    February 26, 2015:
    The Chicago Maroon – If I do not speak up, who will?
    (Description note, “Another read, “I’m laughing hard at these people who are like ‘They Made Me Take Off My Star Of David, I Am So Oppressed.’ Try having soldiers come in and force you out of your home.” These are only two examples of many. Clearly motivated by anger about the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, these posts expressed vitriol not toward only Zionists but also toward everybody of the Jewish faith, toward all Jews on this campus, toward me.”)

    February 26, 2015:
    Jweekly – 2 divest measures at Midwest universities

    February 24, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Northwestern poses transparency challenges as students move forward with divestment

    February 20, 2015:
    The Algemeiner – Israel Divestment Resolution Narrowly Approved at Northwestern University

    February 19, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – After more than five hours of debate, ASG Senate narrowly passes NUDivest resolution

    February 19, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Northwestern not directly invested in corporations named in divestment resolution, University says

    February 19, 2015:
    The Jewish Daily Forward – Northwestern Students Vote 24-22 for Israel Divestment

    February 19, 2015:
    Haaretz – Northwestern U. students pass Israel divestment resolution

    February 18, 2015:
    JTA – U. of Toledo student gov’t nixes Israel divestment resolution

    February 17, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – ASG to vote Wednesday on controversial divestment resolution

    February 16, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Guest Column: Why I cannot remain silent on Palestinian suffering

    February 15, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Guest Column: Why I will vote against divestment

    February 11, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – NUDivest introduces divestment resolution at ASG Senate

    February 10, 2015:
    The College Fix – Trans, Feminist and Chicano Groups Jump on the Divestment Bandwagon

    February 9, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – NUDivest, Coalition for Peace talk divestment at Political Union

    February 5, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – NUDivest holds workshop on BDS strategy
    (Description note, “The resolution has not been introduced yet, and organizers ended the meeting by urging attendees to contact their ASG senators in support… The group [NU Divest] will participate in an NU Political Union-moderated panel with members of Northwestern Coalition for Peace, a group opposed to divestment, in Harris Hall on Monday.”)

    January 30, 2015:
    JUF News – Chicago students fight BDS at Northwestern and DePaul

    January 30, 2015:
    Chicago Tribune – Northwestern activism

    January 29, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Rabbi speaks at NUDivest event on Israel-Palestine conflict
    (Description note – Rabbi Brant Rosen, co-chairman of the Jewish Voice for Peace rabbinical council, spoke Thursday night to a crowd of about 60 students, saying, “There is very real abuse going on against Palestinians, inflicted by Israelis right now. We know this, I know this. It takes many different forms.” Rosen said the occupation of the West Bank and the military occupation of Palestine by Israel are some examples of how Palestinians are being pressured and abused. “Nobody is holding the abuser to account,” he said. “There is no government in the world, no international body is telling Israel it can’t do this … it is required of us to call out this abuse, to shine a light on it publicly and to do what we can to end it.)

    January 29, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Gelman: When considering Israel-Palestine conflict, historical context matters

    January 28, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Students form campaigns for, against divestment in Israel-Palestine conflict

    January 28, 2015:
    Chicago Tribune – Does Northwestern student group aim to respect Palestine or demonize Israel?

    January 28, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Students form campaigns for, against divestment in Israel-Palestine conflict

    January 27, 2015:
    NORTH by NORTHWESTERN – Israeli journalist Ari Shavit speaks, discusses his book and Israel’s history

    January 26, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Letter to the Editor: Northwestern should invest in peace

    January 25, 2015:
    EVENT – Palestine 101: Students, alumni learn about occupation of Palestine

    January 25, 2015:
    NORTH by NORTHWESTERN – Palestine 101: Students, alumni learn about occupation of Palestine

    January 23, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Students for Justice in Palestine gives lesson on history, occupation

    January 22, 2015:
    The Daily Northwestern – Letter to the Editor: #NUDivest from the occupation of Palestine

    January 22, 2015:
    Northwestern Divest – Northwestern Divestment Resolution (Description note – Northwestern University divestment resolution)

    January 21, 2015:
    Amr Kawji Youtube Channel – Northwestern University Students Support #NUDivest

    January 15, 2015:
    Daily Northwestern – Wildcats for Israel Banner Torn Apart

    September 25, 2014:
    Youtube – VIDEO OF PROFESSOR
    (Description note, a video in which Northwestern Assistant Professor Dr. Uri Horesh exclaimed at 10:03, “…the terrorists in this situation are the Israeil military. I wholeheartedly reject the assertion that Hamas is a terrorist group. Hamas is a freedom-fighting political party”)

    October 6, 2014:
    Daily Northwestern – Q&A with Steven Salaita

    September 29, 2014:
    Daily Northwestern Members of Northwestern’s Jewish community gather in support of Israel

    January 13, 2014:
    Daily Northwestern Pinto: ASA boycott will probably backfire

    January 7, 2014:
    Daily Northwestern Campus diversity leaders oppose official Northwestern stance on ASA boycott

    December 20, 2013:
    Daily Northwestern Northwestern to continue relationships with Israeli universities despite recent boycott calls

    December 20, 2013:
    Northwestern Statement by Northwestern University President and Provost Regarding the Proposed Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

    November 10. 2011:
    ISRAEL EVENT DISRUPTED BY SJP – Description note: At a presentation by Gil Hoffman, an Israeli military reservist and journalist, SJP protesters filled a third of the room and staged a coordinated walk out.

     

    Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

    Source Credit: The Daily Northwestern (February 2, 2017)

    Source Credit: The Daily Northwestern (February 2, 2017)


    Source Credit: SJP holds demonstration at the Rock (October 14, 2015)

    Source Credit: SJP holds demonstration at the Rock (October 14, 2015)


    Source Credit: Hosted by NU SJP the demonstration has an NU student lying on the ground near The Rock, while dressed as a wounded Palestinian boy, to imitate a viral video of a violent scene in Israel.(October 14, 2015)

    Source Credit: NU SJP demonstration near The Rock has an NU student lying on the ground dressed as a wounded Palestinian boy, to imitate a viral video of a scene in Israel.(October 14, 2015)


    Source Credit: SoCawledge.com May 16, 2015 Article entitled,

    Source Credit: SoCawledge.com May 16, 2015 Article entitled, “IRONIC: ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVISTS CIRCULATE PETITION CLAIMING THEY AREN’T ANTI-SEMITIC – PETITION ITSELF IS ANTI-SEMITIC”


    Source Credit: SoCawledge.com May 16, 2015 Article entitled,

    Source Credit: SoCawledge.com May 16, 2015 Article entitled, “IRONIC: ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVISTS CIRCULATE PETITION CLAIMING THEY AREN’T ANTI-SEMITIC – PETITION ITSELF IS ANTI-SEMITIC”


    Source Credit: SoCawledge.com May 16, 2015 Article entitled,

    Source Credit: SoCawledge.com May 16, 2015 Article entitled, “IRONIC: ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVISTS CIRCULATE PETITION CLAIMING THEY AREN’T ANTI-SEMITIC – PETITION ITSELF IS ANTI-SEMITIC”


    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, Dec 8 2014

    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, Dec 8 2014


    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, May 15 2014

    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, May 15 2014


    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, May 15 2014

    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, May 15 2014


    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, May 15 2014

    Source Credit: SJP Northwestern Facebook Page, May 15 2014


    @NU divest tweet, "Check out #MEChA de Northwestern's statement of solidarity with #NUDivest ❤️✊ #raza4gaza #solidarity"

    @NU divest tweet, “Check out #MEChA de Northwestern’s statement of solidarity with #NUDivest ❤️✊ #raza4gaza #solidarity”


    Source Creidt: SJP Northwestern Twitter_10.8.14_"The Wall comes to @Northwestern"

    Source Creidt: SJP Northwestern Twitter_10.8.14_”The Wall comes to @Northwestern”


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    BDS Tracker

  • February 18, 2015: Passes – Student Government votes in favor of divestment, 24-22

  • BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    STUDENT BDS

    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 5
    NU Divest
    SJP
    MEChA de Northwestern
    For Members Only
    Unshackle NU

    FACULTY BDS

    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 15

    1. Ana Aparicio
    2. Joshua Chambers-Leston
    3. Katherine Hoffman
    4. E. Patrick Johnson
    5. Robert Launay
    6. Chris Kuzawa
    7. Thomas McDade
    8. Shalini Shankar
    9. Nitasha Sharma
    10. Helen Thompson
    11. Alex Weheliye
    12. Erica Weitzman
    13. Mary Weismantel
    14. Jessica Winegar
    15. Emrah Yildiz