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Student Voices

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  • February 20, 2017 – UCLA Jewish Student (Elora)  –“Anti-Semitism begins with visual images like this [Cartoon that was published in UCLA’s student newspaper the Daily Bruin] one, and then becomes institutionalized if society continues to say that images like this are okay.”  Read more
  • February 14, 2017 – UCLA Jewish Student (Danny) “As a Jewish student at UCLA, I am disgusted by the anti-Semitic claim in my school newspaper that the Israeli government is purposefully using my Jewish faith to justify policy matter.” Read more
  • December 28, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Pardes) “UCLA is home to radically anti-Zionist activism.” Read more
  • December 1, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student Leaders (Letter co-authored by Jackie, Amir, Arielle, Noah, Hannah, Ariel, Inbar) “By choosing to screen this film, Students for Justice in Palestine has unabashedly endorsed and legitimized this perception of the Jewish people. One is left to wonder: What conclusion is the campus community left to draw from this event? Are we so distanced from the shadows of history that we are unable to detect echoes of anti-Semitic conspiracy when it is brought to our very doorstep?…Brazen actions have consequences, and broadcasting a movie that perpetuates offensive perceptions of Jewish and Israeli communities does nothing to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or bridge the gap between communities at UCLA. Films like this enable the normalization of anti-Semitism on our campus.” Read more
  • October 15, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Liat) “When this type of rhetoric is brought … over and over and over again, it’s directed at us. It’s not directed at the prime minister of Israel, and it’s not directed on any official diplomat, it’s directed at the Zionists. I cannot tell you the type of emotional pain that has caused people. People have left the room crying, they stop eating, it’s such an emotional pain, and we have to acknowledge that emotional pain can be sometimes as disturbing as physical pain.” Read more
  • August 31, 2016 – Former UCLA Student who transferred to NYU due to the hostile environment against him (Milan) in a letter to UCLA Chancellor Block – “Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, the fact is that the UCLA campus has become a hostile and unsafe environment for students, Jewish and non-Jewish, who choose not to support the BDS movement, let alone support the State of Israel.” Read more
  • July 18, 2016 – UCLA Student Leader (Milan) – “I gained first-hand exposure to how the BDS movement has created a hostile and unsafe campus climate at American universities. I especially empathize with my Jewish fellow students, who are being systematically harassed and bullied by this movement.” Read more
  • June 17, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Anonymous) “The connection that SJP makes between the fact that we are Jewish and their protest of what’s happening to the Palestinians is representative of the issue with anti-Semitism. There needs to be a clear separation between criticism of Israel and BDS. I have no responsibility for what happens in Israel just because I’m Jewish, and they certainly don’t need to persecute me on campus because of that.” Read more
  • June 1, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Oleg) – “Luckily there hasn’t been any violence but I would say that Zionist students and Jewish students in general have really been singled out in terms of having their loyalty questioned, in terms of these old anti-Semitic canards of can someone be Jewish and really be pro-American, do Jews put their interests above anyone else.” Read more
  • May 26, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Students (Inbar & Tali) – “The serious charge of ethnic cleansing against Israel (by others in the Daily Bruin) – a term used to characterize genocides in Rwanda and Armenia, mass atrocities in Congo and the Holocaust – is not just baseless. It is hateful and discriminatory, leveled in our university’s primary public forum, the Daily Bruin, to demonize Israel – and create a hostile environment for pro-Israel and Jewish students.” Read more
  • April 20, 2016 – UCLA Student (Milan) “I cannot support any movement that harasses and bullies students due to their viewpoints or religious beliefs. I sympathize with my Jewish classmates for the hostile and unsafe campus climate that BDS has created for them at UCLA. UCLA needs to take leadership and control BDS’s bullying of student leaders.” Read more
  • March 29, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Omer) “I would say it’s very hostile and it’s a treacherous environment because of anti-normalization, and the only times we get to speak is during hotbed situations, enforcing negative associations and embedding miscommunication” Read more
  • February 4, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) “Over the course of what was probably no longer than an hour, my history was denied, the murder of my people was justified, and a movement whose sole purpose is the destruction of the Jewish homeland was glorified. Statements were made justifying the ruthless murder of innocent Israeli civilians, blatantly denying Jewish indigeneity in the land, and denying the Holocaust in which six million Jews were murdered. Why anyone in their right mind would accept these slanders as truths baffles me. But they did. These statements, and others, were met with endless snaps and cheers. I was taken aback.” Read more
  • February 4, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Rosenberg) “When I heard that among my peers that “the Jews are oppressors and murderers—How can you care about students of color on campus when they’re murdering our people abroad?”—it quickly dawned on me that it wasn’t that they don’t like us because we’re pro-Israel—they don’t like us because we’re Jews. We were targeted.”  Read more
  • February 3, 2016 – UCLA Jewish Student (Matan) “Advocating for the establishment of a Palestinian state or advocating on behalf of the Palestinian people should not require calling for the destruction of the Jewish state and justifying the murder of the Jewish people. In the last years, SJP has unapologetically employed such rhetoric and imagery. This rhetoric can be seen in footage of SJP chapters across the University of California, including SJP at UCLA, chanting, ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.’” Read more
  • December 26, 2015 – UCLA Jewish student (Arielle) “In just a little over a year at UCLA I have interacted with remnants of anti-Semitism far too often. They come in the form of “conversations” about Israel, speeches about purported human rights, and eligibility for student leadership positions. It is the new normal and it is numbing…Anti-Semitism is alive and well all over the world – least of all at a revered higher education institution like UCLA…This is the reality of being a Jewish student on a UC campus today.” Read more
  • December 17, 2015 – UCLA Jewish student (Liat)   “The recent rise in anti-Semitism at UC is directly related to BDS. BDS injects hatred onto the campus and breeds anti-Semitism. It pits students against each other and is blatant discrimination. Students repeatedly report that during and immediately after BDS debates, there is a dramatic increase in swastikas and harassment on campus.” Read more
  • September 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) – “Anti-Semitism is not new to the UC system. It is a silent hatred that has been festering on our campuses for far too long.” Read more
  • September 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Alexander) – “I am confident that the BDS movement has lead students across the UC and nationwide to believe that hateful and anti-Semitic attacks are socially acceptable and justified.” Read more
  • September 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Aaron) – “BDS [Divestment] is an anti-Semitic movement. Its leaders advocate for the destruction of Israel, the one and only Jewish state. While some might have good intentions when advocated BDS, the movement is, by and large, a product of anti-Semitism and something which grows anti-Semitism by making Israel and the Jewish people an enemy.” Read more
  • September 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Aaron) –  “When I was coming to UCLA, I was warned by many about anti-Semitism on UC campuses. But even I was surprised to find that in 2015, at such a liberal and open university, Judaism and Israel are always under attack.” Read more
  • June 11, 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Lauren) –  “SJP brought forward an anti-Israel divestment resolution to our student council. BDS, or the anti-Israel Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions campaign had arrived in full-force at UCLA. Several of us on council suggested pro-peace, pro-dialogue alternatives. But these anti-Israel groups wanted nothing to do with anything positive. We ended up having a 12 hour public hearing where students were yelling at each other. Watch it on youtube. Several of us noted our frustration with divestment and anti-Israel language being the only solution SJP was willing to accept.” Read more
  • May 3, 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) – “Over the course of this year, my Jewish identity was politicized and attacked.” Read more
  • May 3, 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Unnamed Student) – “When coming to UCLA, I knew I would have to defend my pro-Israel identity. Never did I think I would have to defend my Jewish identity.” Read more
  • May 3, 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) –  “The systematic delegitimization, demonization and setting of double standards in relation to the Jewish state has led to the delegitimization, demonization and setting of double standards in relation to the Jewish people. It would be naive not to recognize the clear correlation between anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic activity on college campuses.” Read more
  • May 3, 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) – “The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement and its champions on college campuses clearly incite hate against Jewish students and the Jewish people. It is on campuses that legitimize the BDS movement where anti-Semitic Yik Yaks are posted, where phrases such as “Hitler did nothing wrong” can be found etched into tables in the cafeteria, where it is socially acceptable to wear T-shirts that read “Israel Kills” and where it is OK to almost deny a Jewish student a position of leadership based solely on her religious identity.” Read more
  • May 3, 2015 – UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) –  “What these people fail to recognize is the clear cause of the blatant rise in hatred of Jews — the rise of the BDS movement. Jewish students are being attacked — not because they are Jewish but because the Jewish state is Jewish, and they as Jews, have somehow become extensions of the Jewish state and its policies. Our identities as Jewish students on this campus have been politicized, time and again…” Read more
  • April 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Miriam P.) – “…the campus climate has been pretty hostile, and it would not be politically expedient to take a public stance [on Israel]”  Read more
  • April 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) – “…we silently pray that this will be the last one-sided resolution, the last slanderous op-ed, the last malicious Facebook post we will have to face.”  Read more
  • April 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Arielle) – “…with the current state of campus discourse and the incessant attacks by the BDS movement and groups hell-bent on Israel’s destruction, it’s easy to become disillusioned. To be quite honest, it is exhausting to constantly have to defend Israel against the lies, the slander and the misperceptions the anti-Israel community throws our way. Unfortunately, this year, it took a turn for the worst: not only do we have to defend our pro-Israel identities, we are now forced to defend our Jewish identities, as was the case with the Judicial Board appointment at UCLA.”  Read more
  • Mar 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Tammy) – “…we are fighting an uphill battle every time we try to stop the Israel Apartheid rhetoric, because we are accused of limiting freedom of speech.  Yet they wanted to limit our freedoms, as evidenced with the Rachel Beyda incident.  After it, many of us had breakfast with the chancellor and told him how disappointed we were that he waited to write his letter about Rachel Beyda.  He apologized.”  Read more
  • Mar 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Rebecca) – Rebecca attempted to engage students who put up the Israel Apartheid Wall on campus.  The discourse was respectful, with a give-and-take, until the student saw her necklace that identified Rebecca as Jewish.  From that moment on, she didn’t looked her in the eye and refused to continue the conversation. Rebecca explains, “I was really bothered, since she refused to talk to me only because I was Jewish.  She utterly disrespected me.  It became obvious it was not OK to have a dialogue with people who want to challenge the facts.  They do not want any dialogue.”  Read more
  • Mar 2015, UCLA Jewish Graduate & Student President of Hillel at UCLA (Natalie) – “People say that being anti-Israel is not the same as being anti-semitic. The problem is the anti-Israel culture in which we are singling out only the Jewish state creates an environment where it is ok to single out Jewish students.”  Read more
  • Mar 2015, UCLA Jewish Graduate (Arielle) – “Nowadays, Jewish students on college campuses are encouraged to do the same.We are forced to “not be so public” about our Jewish identities. We are expected to be experts on all facets of Judaism and explain them on cue. We are assumed to be blind supporters of the Jewish state and manifestations of its government. And, between combating Divestment resolutions, defending ourselves against anti-Semitism and constantly trying to afford our peers context, we have lost sight of what we really came to these universities for: an education.”  Read more
  • Mar 2015, UCLA Jewish Graduate (Shani) – “I found myself extremely uncomfortable walking to Shabbat dinners at Hillel, the center for Jewish life on campus. I was hesitant to apply to the Daily Bruin, fearing my ethnicity would lower my chances of getting accepted. I nearly questioned my entire future of pursuing journalism, fearing my Jewish last name would label me as incapable of being unbiased. None of this is true, but divestment put me, along with several other Jewish students, in this place of discomfort, regardless of our political affiliations. Divestment began to put Jewish students in a pro-Israel box, mixing up religion with politics, and leading to the growth of anti-Semitism at UCLA.”  Read more
  • Feb 2015, Jewish UCLA Student & President of USAC (Avinoam) –NOTE: Comment is made in response to a student government meeting where a Jewish student candidate for the Judicial Board was questioned on whether her being Jewish was a “conflict of interest.” “It was definitely very difficult for me to sit there as they were discussing the appointment and were quite clearly biased against her because of her Jewish identity and her affiliation to the community.  As a Jewish student, this for me echoed a centuries-long sort of connotation of Jews being unable to be truly loyal.” Read more
  • Feb 2015, Jewish UCLA Student & Roomate of Jewish Student Discriminated by Student Gov’t (Rachel F.)  – “The Jewish community at UCLA is really strong. That’s not to say that I feel comfortable at all parts of the school. It gets to be a hostile environment in, especially, the student government area.” Read more
  • Feb 2015, UCLA Jewish Graduate (Miri) – “[The UCSA resolution means] the pro-Israel voice is not welcome [at U.C.]. It’s quite terrifying for pro-Israel students on campus. BDS is very dangerous. What students don’t realize is it is part of a global movement to demonize Israel and wipe it off the map.” Read more
  • Feb 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Alexandra) – “…I am tired of the way slate politics along divestment lines has destroyed my campus culture and made me silent.” Read more
  • Feb 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Alexandra) – “I had cut Jewish words, Jewish activities and Jewish foods out of my life. I had even stopped telling people I met that I was Jewish. Because, frankly, I was scared to speak up.” Read more
  • Feb 2015, UCLA Jewish Student (Alexandra) – “That we have reached a point in 2015 where it is acceptable to support denying a student a position outright, merely because she is Jewish, is unbelievable.” Read more
  • Dec 2014, UCLA Graduate Student (Deb) – “I have personally felt marginalized as a person; that’s a feeling, that’s absolutely my experience and I’ve also had emails targeted at me post-elections on my Facebook” – From an audience member transcription of a Workshop on Academic Boycotts sponsored by Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA.
  • Dec 2014, UCLA Jewish Student (Josh) – “My name is Josh. I’m one of the organizers of the opposition to the BDS vote on this campus. I can tell you from personal experience there are people in the graduate student population who oppose BDS, some of who have signed up to be our volunteers and when it came time and we said, “Will you please put up a poster?” they said, “No.” we said, “will you please approach your friends and talk to them about it.” They said, “No.” what was the concern? The concern was that they were going to be marginalized, that they would be stigmatized because they were opposed to BDS. And this we heard again and again and again, not just from our volunteers but from people who we reached out to..[T]his campaign in and of itself is succeeding at its goal because if you want to boycott academics, you are saying that certain ideas and idea makers that are simply outside of the pale, that those are the ideas and idea makers that we shun in our university. And just holding this vote has had an effect on the students of this community, of showing… students of this community that they are on the wrong side and it has had a silencing effect… in narrowing the discourse and that is precisely what I would describe is the purpose of this academic boycott.” – From an audience member transcription of a Workshop on Academic Boycotts sponsored by Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA.
  • Nov 2014, UCLA Jewish & Israeli Student (Avinoam) “[The resolution] says this language that it’s not meant to target you, but there’s a difference between intention and action and if our intention is to divest from all countries violating human rights and the actual effect is to only divest from Israel, the only Jewish state in the world, it’s hard for me to take it any other way.. It’s hard for me to not feel targeted.” Read more
  • Nov 2014, UCLA Jewish Student (Natalie) “We didn’t [want to] subject Jewish students, pro-Israel students, to the hate that is in this room” Read more
  • Nov 2014, UCLA Jewish Student (Omer) “I am thankful that we did not have to bring our entire community to sit through that [divestment meeting]… “That would’ve been heartbreaking. Look at it now—it’s already heartbreaking for the six of us that came.” Read more
  • July 2014, Jewish UCLA Student (Avi) –Unfortunately, this recent attack is representative of a new breed of bullying on our campuses in which baseless attacks are leveled against the integrity of individuals.” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student and President of Bruins for Israel (Miriam) – “As a result of divestment, not only my mental stability but also my academics have suffered. These attacks on my identity and rights to self-determination have not only affected me emotionally, but have had devastating effects on my academics and have hindered my purpose on this campus—to be a student. It is ridiculous to me that at such a world-renowned university, our education is being put on hold because my identity is being put on trial.” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student and Article Author (Tessa)– “Many of us felt precisely the same way. And in the aftermath of the divestment decision, our feelings were unfortunately confirmed. An eruption of hate targeted council members with extreme cyberbullying from students who disagreed with their stance…” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student and Article Author (Tessa) “As a student in the audience, I watched with a sense of helplessness as blocks of students went up to the microphone to gush hate, bias, and one-sided claims from all sides of the divestment advocacy spectrum.” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student and Article Author (Tessa) – “[D]uring the past year at the University of California, Los Angeles, pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian tensions have reached a climax—partly because there are no longer just two voices fighting against each other, but multiple voices fighting against one. UCLA has seen the mobilization of self-identified minority communities banding together in order to combat the terrors they believe Israel inflicts on the world, and a concerted effort by pro-Palestinian organization to exploit this to their advantage and silence pro-Israel voices on campus.” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student (Avinoam) – “I felt personally attacked, singled-out and targeted because of my views on political issues such as divestment. Because of the divestment issue, I have lost numerous friends, done poorly in my classes, and overall have never felt so unwelcome at this university.” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student and Article Author (Tessa) – “Days before the end of the winter quarter, the Muslim Student Association published an official press statement condemning Islamophobic speech, and asked councilmembers and student groups to sign in solidarity. While the underlying idea of denouncing Islamophobia is a commendable one, the statement included language that was offensive to students who support the Jewish state of Israel, since it made a distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student and President of BFI (Miriam) – “It is definitely difficult to be a pro-Israel, Jewish student at UCLA right now. In the recent months, I have felt personally attacked by members of the UCLA community. Our campus climate has only grown more hostile.” Read more
  • June 2014, Jewish UCLA Student and Article Author (Tessa) – “For myself and other Jewish and pro-Israel students, the atmosphere is poisonous. We feel attacked, ostracized, and threatened. Our identities are being rejected and our right to express our beliefs endangered. Our academic performance is being harmed unjustly; and our supporters are now targets of hate campaigns, baseless accusations, and unfair political and social retaliation.”  Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish Israeli UCLA Student (Omer)“[W]hile I strongly believe in constructive criticism of Israel and its policies, the discourse about Israel on my campus degenerates into hate speech on a far-too-regular basis. The blatant and offensive lies uttered during public comment represent a vile and unwarranted attack on Israel, pro-Israel students, and the organized Jewish community at UCLA. What was even more disheartening for me was that no councilmembers, faculty advisors, or leaders in the pro-divestment community stood up and condemned the hate speech directed against us.” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish Israeli UCLA Student (Omer) – “In addition to slanderous claims against Israel, there were numerous offensive statements directed at my community. We were condescendingly told that divestment does not threaten us, as if others have the right to define how student government actions do or do not affect us. We were told that by opposing divestment, we are tying Jewish identity to oppression, racism, and human rights violations – an extremely dehumanizing accusation which silences and caricatures our actual concerns about the issue. We constantly hear the term “Zionist” used as a dirty word, as if supporting the liberation and self-determination of a historically oppressed minority in its homeland is something to be ashamed of. And worst of all, we heard speakers attempt to put down our objections by falsely redefining the term “anti-Semitism,” extending it beyond hatred of Jews. Attempting to change the meaning of this term is more than just a blatant misuse of language. It effectively minimizes the 1,900 year history of racism and oppression targeted specifically against Jews in Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere.” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish Israeli UCLA Student (Omer) – “Opponents of Israel at my university consistently make slanderous accusations, many of which can only be described as demonization and hate speech. These statements may not reflect malicious intentions on the part of individual students, but that changes nothing about how offensive they are. ” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish Israeli UCLA Student (Omer) – “As a member of the organized Jewish community at UCLA, I see lies and hate speech as more than just a cause of discomfort, marginalization, and negative campus climate. In the past, lies about the Jewish people have led directly to mass violence and oppression against us. ” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish Israeli UCLA Student (Omer) – “This spreading of lies and targeting of specific people on the pro-Israel side continues today weeks after the resolution did not pass as there is consistent cyber bullying, targeting of specific council members who voted against it,and an attempted delegitimization of our student government all over Facebook. ” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish UCLA Student (Avi L.) – “I’m a student who identifies as a Jewish Zionist. As a result of my identity, and involvement in on-campus activism, I’ve been labeled as a quote ‘ZiZi’, shorthand for “Zionist Nazi,’ a quote “radical right winger,” a quote “white supremacist crying about my white privilege” among other things. To say that this sort of name calling is grotesque would be an understatement.” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish UCLA Student (Avi L.) – “In my three years at Cal, I’ve noticed that North American college campuses haven’t even become a close substitute as a safe place to practice our Judaism. This is reflected in our native campus climate.” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish UCLA Student (Avi L.) – “This is the trade-off many Jewish students have to consider when they decide what will I get involved in my four years at college? Will I get involved with my culture and my identity and subject myself to intimidation and harassment; or will I pursue some other passion…” Read more
  • March 2014, Jewish UCLA Student (Avi L.) – “Just because someone is allowed to say something doesn’t mean that we need to tacitly endorse it. And that’s what we need from our leadership. We need to be able to, when there is a hateful divestment resolution that’s labeling me as a ‘Zionist Nazi’ when my grandfather has a number tattooed on his arm – to say that this is not OK.” Read more

 

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Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: VERBAL ASSUALT;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
12/9/15 – A UCLA student and worker in a UCLA-affiliated office posted vile antisemitic comments on social media in a conversation with at least one Jewish person, including, among other similar statements, “Fucking Jews. GTFOH with all your Zionist bullshit. Crazy ass fucking troglodyte albino monsters of cultural destruction. Fucking Jews. GTFOH with your whiny bullshit. Give the Palestinians back their land, go back to Poland or whatever freezer-state you’re from, and realize that faith does not constitute race.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
12/8/15 – A UCLA student posts vile antisemitic messages on a student group, Students Supporting Israel at UCLA’s Facebook page.
DISCRIMINATION;
HISTORICAL
2/12/15 – A UCLA student government candidate was challenged as a candidate for being Jewish and affiliated with Jewish organizations.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/24/17 – The event, “A Talk by Saree Makdisi: Ecological Injustice and the Landscape of Denial in Palestine,” was held at the UCLA Humanities Building. The description for the event stated, “This paper explores what we might think of as the Israeli greenwashing of ethnic cleansing, which can be seen to play an integral dual role in Israel’s reinvention of the Palestinian landscape after 1948…A draft of the paper will be pre-circulated to encourage in-depth discussion.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/17/17 – SJP held the event, “A Talk on Palestinian Prisoners Day” with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Henry “Hank” Jones, moderated by Dr. Robin D.G. Kelly. During the event, Abdulhadi delegitimized Israel, referring to it as a “settler colonial state,” and Jones expressed support for BDS, claiming it is “the biggest weapon they have.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT);
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/9/17 – Students and staff at UCLA held a town hall meeting on campus in an effort to make the campus and its medical centers a sanctuary campus. At the meeting, a list of demands created by the UCLA Sanctuary Campus coalition were presented. Demand number 11, entitled “Ethical Investments,” states, “​Ensure that the University is not invested in corporations that profit from colonialism, occupation, violence and racism committed by Israel in Palestine; De-shelve products on campus belonging to corporations that profit from Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians; Make a public statement or press release condemning Israeli apartheid given that Palestinian students have a right to feel protected by the University.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
2/13/17 – A cartoon was published in the school newspaper, The Daily Bruin, that included demonization based on classic antisemitic tropes that Jews are inherently mendacious and blood thirsty and that suggested the Israeli government was willfully changing the tenets of the Jewish faith to promote its political agenda. The image said, “Israel passes law legalizing seizing any Palestinian land” over an image of the Ten Commandments with “6: Thou shalt not steal” having an “X” over the word “not” and “7: Thou shalt not kill” with a depiction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying, “#7 is next.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/1/17 – SJP held a kick off meeting that delegitimized Israel, discussing the “Apartheid Wall, its impact, and its global implications.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/30/16 – SJP held the event “Film Screening and Discussion With Roger Waters and Sut Jhally,” that included a screening of the film “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War on the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/13/16 – SJP held a film screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid” which falsely accuses Israel of apartheid.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/11/16 – An op-ed in the school newspaper referred to Israel as a “racist colonial network.” The article then called for BDS stating, “[n]ow, we will amplify our call to the University of California Board of Regents to hold true to its commitments of socially responsible investments and obey the nearly unanimous call by its undergraduate campuses to divest our tuition dollars from corporations that profit from the human rights abuses inflicted upon the Palestinian people.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/28/16 – SJP held the event, “Fall Kick-Off Meeting!” The introductory slide for the event stated, “How does SJP at UCLA respond to Israeli Apartheid.” Falsely accusing Israel of apartheid is a delegitimization tactic.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/16/16 – An SJP member and a UCLA staff member published a piece in the student newspaper that accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 4/14/16 – The Center for Near East Studies sponsored the talk, “Erased From Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948 – A book talk with Noga Kadman.” During her talk, Kadman demonized Israel, alluding to Israel’s “massacre” of Palestinians.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/3/16 – Planners of Color for Social Equity held the event, “Building an Occupation: Planning and Political Control in Palestine” with Rahim Kurwa and (Visiting Professor of Urban Planning) Marie Kennedy to discuss the “ramifications of Zionism on planning and social resistance in the occupied Palestinian territories”. In anticipation of the event, Kennedy shared materials she had written previously that falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/9/16 – SJP board members published an op-ed in the student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, that falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and apartheid as well as called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 1/28/16 – SJP at UCLA and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies held the event, “Palestine Through My Eyes: The Queer Movement and Oral Histories of Palestine” with Professors Ahlam Muthaseb and Sa’ed Atshan. According to the advertisement for the event, Sa’ed Atshan discussed Israeli pinkwashing, i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”.
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/27/16 – SJP and JVP held an event, “Jewish Voices for Palestine: Max Blumenthal and Miko Peled,” in which both speakers used multiple forms of antisemitic expression. Max Blumenthal engaged in historical antisemitism, accusing wealthy American Jews of being a “billionaire Israeli Lobby” that “controls Congress.” He condoned terrorism, claiming that Palestinian suicide bombing was perfectly justified by “the occupation” and calling Palestinians engaged in acts of terror against Israel, “young men who took up arms to fight their occupier.” Blumenthal stated that he opposed Zionism and the future of a Jewish state. He demonized Israel, accusing it of perpetrating “mass murder” and “the warehousing of surplus humanity,” and comparing Israel to ISIL by calling it “‘JSIL,’ the Jewish State in Israel and the Levant” and claiming Israel colludes with ISIL “to collapse Jewish life in the diaspora.” He delegitimized Israel, calling it “an apartheid state.” Finally, Blumenthal promoted the boycott of Israel as a way to “level the playing field.” Miko Peled accused wealthy American Jews who support Israel of “megalomania, the desire for power and influence, brute racism and hatred for others.” He condoned terrorism, calling it “a struggle for freedom and justice and equality” and those who engage in terror “very brave Palestinians who are engaged in fighting this brutal occupation,” and said that “any resistance, even armed resistance is legally and morally justifiable and perfectly understandable.” Peled accused Israel soldiers of being “young little Jewish gestapos,” and he claimed that Israel uses the Holocaust “to justify what it does to the Palestinians.” He opposed Israel’s right to exist, saying that he supported a “free Palestine, the entire country, from the river to the sea, free of the Israeli army, free from Zionism,” and that only people “who think it’s OK to murder children…would think that Israel has a right to exist.” Peled demonized Israel, accusing it of “massive, violent, brutal oppression,” “genocide,” “ethnic cleansing,” and of perpetrating “one big horrifying war crime.” He delegitimized Israel, calling it “a colonialist, apartheid, racist system.” Finally, Peled told the audience to “boycott everything Israeli” so that “Palestine will be free.”
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (EVENT)
11/6/15 – UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) held a conference entitled Palestine and Pedagogy. The third panel, moderated by CNES Director Susan Slyomovics, consisted of two talks, one by UC Irvine Professor and Director of the UC Institute for Humanities Research David Theo Goldberg, and the other by UC Riverside Professor David Lloyd. Both speakers used numerous antisemitic tropes in their talks. Theo Goldberg demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “exploitative racism” similar to South Africa, and “eliminationist racism” similar to the Nazis. He continued the Nazi analogy by falsely accusing Israelis of thinking of Palestinians as “vermin, cockroaches, rats, snakes…that take boots on the ground to get rid of,” and of having “a commitment to purification.” Theo Goldberg further demonized Israel with an illusion to the Biblical commandment of “an eye for an eye” by claiming that Israel’s “official policy” was “‘many lives for an eye, and multiple lives for a life.’” He also falsely accused Israelis of making “snuff films,” claiming that Israeli police kill innocent Palestinians “fairly randomly,” and then have ordinary Jewish Israeli citizens record the killing and post the recordings on line, which results in “an orgasm of feeling” for Israelis when the recordings go viral. Finally, Theo Goldberg falsely accused Israel of being an “apartheid” state. David Lloyd also falsely accused Israel of being an “apartheid” state, saying that Israel committed “inhumane acts…in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination,” and is “a colonial Zionist project that has become a…nightmare, ever more rigid and oppressive.” Lloyd falsely accused Zionism of “fascism” and Zionists who complain of antisemitism as being racist and “suppressing speech.” He said that the idea of “a Jewish state for a Jewish people” was “utter stupidity,” and he called for Israel to stop being a Jewish state. Finally, Lloyd said that Palestinians have the right to take up arms to fight Israel, and he also promoted BDS as another important way to achieve an end to the Jewish state, saying that “academic freedom” must afford activists protection to promote BDS at the university.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/29/15 – SJP publishes a blog post containing the names of 44 Palestinians that were killed since “the start of the third intifada” which included numerous terrorists who had murdered or injured Jews.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/14/15 – UCLA SJP reads a poem then a list of names of Palestinians who have died recently, and include a number of known terrorists who had died following the carrying out of terrorist actions including murdering or injuring Jews. The list of names read was then published in a SJP blog post.
DEMONIZATION 5/18/15 – In an op-ed promoting an upcoming series of events hosted by SJP entitled Nakba Week at UCLA, two SJP leaders falsely accuse Israel of “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA 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: BDS EVENT 1/26/16 – SJP UCLA held an event, “The ABC’s of Palestine: Apartheid, BDS, and Campus Activism” where a discussion about BDS occurred.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 4 professors from UCLA were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Nouri Gana, Sondra Hale, Chris Tilly, and Marie Kennedy.
BDS EVENTS 3/4/15 – UCLA SJP hosted an event entitled “Fred Moten and David Shorter in Conversation.” According to promotional materials, the event would be a discussion of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, which both Moten and Shorter have endorsed.
BDS EVENT 2/24/15 – UCLA SJP hosted an event promoting BDS entitled “BDS in Action: The Changing Relationship Between the International Community and Palestine

 

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*See UC Student Testimonials from 2015 – present here
 

March 10, 2017:
SJP Bruins –  SJP SUPPORTS LIST OF DEMANDS TO MAKE UCLA A SANCTUARY CAMPUS
(Description note, “The coalition of UCLA workers, students, and organizations came together March 9th to present the list of demands to hundreds of students. Calling for ethical investments, demand number 11 urges the UCLA administration to ‘not [invest] in corporations that profit from colonialism, occupation, violence and racism committed by Israel in Palestine,’ to ‘de-shelve products on campus belonging to corporations that profit from Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians,’ and to ‘make a public statement or press release condemning Israeli apartheid given that Palestinian students have a right to feel protected by the University.’”)

March 2, 2017:
The College Fix – An inside look at the ‘Free Speech’ class UCLA blocked students from taking

February 20, 2017:
The Bottom Line – Senate Hears Student Concerns over Anti-Semitic Daily Bruin Cartoon

February 15, 2017:
The Algemeiner – ‘No Coincidence’ Cartoon Mocking Judaism Published on Day One of ‘Palestine Awareness Week’

February 14, 2017:
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – Campus, civic groups condemn cartoon in UCLA newspaper seen as anti-Semitic

February 14, 2017:
Forward – ‘Anti-Semitic’ Cartoon of Netanyahu Published By UCLA Student Newspaper

February 13, 2017:
Ha’am News – Daily Bruin Cartoon Draws Outrage

February 13, 2017:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP condemns Daily Bruin editorial cartoon

December 7, 2016:
Jewish Journal – Roger Waters takes stage at UCLA before controversial film screening

December 4, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP film screening does not reflect anti-Semitism

December 2, 2016:
JNS – UCLA pro-Israel students slam SJP’s anti-Semitic film event featuring Roger Waters

December 1, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Q&A: Documentary producer talks skewed American media portrayal of Israel

December 1, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP-hosted film screening endorses attempt to normalize anti-Semitism

November 28, 2016:
The Daily Bruin – Submission: Media needs more pro-Palestine narratives for balanced perspective
(Description note, “This is why Students for Justice in Palestine will be screening “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in The United States.” The film sheds light on the mainstream media’s role in creating a pro-Israel narrative…The arguments raised in this submission are explored in greater detail in “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in The United States.” The film takes a close look at pro-Israel public relations efforts inside the U.S. and shows how the Israeli government, the U.S. government and pro-Israel advocacy groups work together to direct U.S. mainstream media coverage in favor of Israel and against Palestinians.”)

November 22, 2016:
Jewish Journal – Work of art makes ‘Jewish statement’ in UCLA dispute
(Description note, “The tortured saga of a UCLA graduate student who left the campus due to what he called pressure from pro-Palestinian elements got a happy epilogue of sorts last week…The events that led to the unveiling of “Warsaw” began when Milan Chatterjee, a UCLA law student and former president of the Graduate Student Association (GSA), decided over the summer to leave the university, citing harassment by the pro-Palestinian community. Chatterjee, who is Hindu, faced blowback after he made GSA funding for an event contingent on there being no discussion of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  His departure was spurred by a “hostile and unsafe campus climate,” he wrote to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.”)

October 18, 2016:
Daily Bruin – New report uses UCLA as case study to examine on-campus free speech

October 15, 2016:
PEN America – PEN Campus Report: And Campus For All

October 14, 2016:
Jewish Journal – Poster campaign at UCLA targets vice chancellor, pro-Palestinian group

October 13, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Letter to the Editor: Flyers targeting SJP do not represent values of Jewish Bruins

October 13, 2016:
Napa Valley Register – Little good news on campus anti-Semitism

October 11, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP unfazed by hate posters, will continue to educate students
(Description note, “That is why – with the support of a diverse array of individuals and student organizations – UCLA’s student governing body voted in 2014 to divest from corporations that profit from Israel’s racist colonial network and violence that violate Palestinian human rights. Now, we will amplify our call to the University of California Board of Regents to hold true to its commitments of socially responsible investments and obey the nearly unanimous call by its undergraduate campuses to divest our tuition dollars from corporations that profit from the human rights abuses inflicted upon the Palestinian people.”)

October 6, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Posters targeting SJP, Jerry Kang resurface on campus

September 26, 2016:
One News Now – UCLA, UC Berkeley: Pro-Israel views not welcome here

September 16, 2016:
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – Indian-American student becomes pro-Israel symbol for trying to stay neutral

September 14, 2016:
The Daily Wire – UCLA Alumni Demand Apology on Behalf of BDS Bullying Victim

September 7, 2016:
The College Fix – Jewish groups demand federal investigation into BDS harassment of UCLA student leader

September 7, 2016:
The Jerusalem Post – UCLA student leader says university ‘intimidated’ by campus BDS groups

September 2, 2016:
The Algemeiner – Major Jewish Groups Bitterly Rebuke UCLA Over Departure of Student Leader Due to BDS Harassment

September 2, 2016:
Jewish Journal – UCLA, no place for Jews?

September 1, 2016:
The Algemeiner – UCLA campus leader leaves over ‘hostile and unsafe’ climate for pro-Israel students

August 18, 2016:
Jewish Journal – Outrage grows over UCLA discrimination case

August 17, 2016:
The Algemeiner – Campus Legal Groups Slam UCLA for Indulging Vicious Campaign Against Student Leader for Neutrality on Israeli Palestinian Conflict

July 29, 2016:
Jadaliyya – Resolving to Divest: The History of SJP at UCLA’s Divestment Campaign

July 20, 2016:
Jewish Journal – UCLA probe of former student leader sides with pro-divestment activists

July 17, 2016:
The Algemeiner – Israel Advocates Slam UCLA, BDS-Supporting Campus Groups Over Leaked Report Condemning Student Leader for Neutrality on Palestinian Conflict

July 14, 2016:
JTA- UCLA censures campus leader who tried to keep student group out of BDS fight

July 11, 2016:
Daily Bruin – DPO investigation finds that Milan Chatterjee violated UCLA policy

June 6, 2016:
The Times of Israel – At UCLA, kippa-wearing regent fights anti-Israel bigotry

June 1, 2016:
Israel National News – ‘A constant barrage of anti-Israeli propaganda at UCLA’

May 26, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Jews not to blame for Palestinian displacement

May 25, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Jerry Kang, Heather Rosen to speak on cultural discrimination panel
(Description note, “Jerry Kang and Heather Rosen will participate in the event, titled “Challenges and Opportunities facing Jewish and Asian American College Students.” It will be hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that aims to prevent bigotry and discrimination, according to their mission statement.”)

May 13, 2016:
JNS.org – Detractors stay silent as UCLA celebrates Israel Independence Week

May 13, 2016:
JNS.org – Detractors stay silent as UCLA celebrates Israel Independence Week

May 6, 2016:
Heritage – How pro-Israel students at UCLA are taking back their campus

April 20, 2016:
Jewish Journal – BDS debate creates another stir at UCLA
(Description note, “Wednesday’s vote was another BDS witch hunt at UCLA. BDS activists led an effort to punish me, solely because my administration chose to remain neutral on the BDS issue,” he said. “This witch hunt followed the same playbook used against [Undergraduate Student Association] leaders Sunny Singh and Lauren Rogers, and UC Regent Avi Oved.”…”I cannot support any movement that harasses and bullies students due to their viewpoints or religious beliefs. I sympathize with my Jewish classmates for the hostile and unsafe campus climate that BDS has created for them at UCLA. UCLA needs to take leadership and control BDS’s bullying of student leaders,” he said. “Moreover, the L.A. Jewish community must hold UCLA accountable for repairing this hostile campus climate.”)

April 15, 2016:
Campus Reform – UCLA students labeled ‘Islamophobes’ for disagreeing with pro-Palestine agenda

April 14, 2016:
Observer – UCLA Shakeup: Latest Case of Campus Anti-Semitism

April 14, 2016:
Daily Bruin – GSA finds Milan Chatterjee in violation of code, votes not to take action

April 13, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Attacks on GSA president amount to persecution and are not based in fact
(Description note, “On our campus, BDS activists have used legal and political harassment to intimidate student representatives who oppose BDS. This is not an attack only on Chatterjee as an individual. It is a strategy for clearing the political field of anybody the BDS movement disagrees with.”)

March 29, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Shani Shahmoon: Alternative dialogue key to bettering Israel-Palestine relations

February 15, 2016:
Daily Bruin – GSA passes resolutions to ensure neutrality, investigate cabinet action

February 9, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP emphasizes that pro-Palestinian does not mean anti-Israeli

February 3, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Polarization undermines Israeli-Palestinian dialogue

January 31, 2016:
Breitbart – California Students Fear Rise of New Antisemitism

January 29, 2016:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP focuses on intersectionality during Palestine Awareness Week
(Description note, ” Our central focus was to emphasize the broad spectrum of resistances which occur within Palestine, by integrating narratives of Palestinian refugees, queer folks in Palestine, Israeli peace activists and more…. On Tuesday, we held a student-run teach-in about the ABCs of Palestine. Wednesday, we were pleased to host Israeli peace activist Miko Peled and outspoken author and journalist Max Blumenthal who spoke about their experiences and the ever-growing movement in the Jewish community to advocate for a just solution to the Palestinian question. Thursday drew attention to the personal histories and struggles of the people of Palestine through the daring research of Palestinian professors Ahlam Muhtaseb and Sa’ed Atshan. These stories highlighted the experiences of refugees expelled from Palestine in 1948 and discussed the politics of being queer in Palestine….Although many think that students at UCLA are here just to learn, Palestine Awareness Week is an important example of how we can also serve as teachers and show each other information that has yet to make it into our textbooks and classrooms.”)

January 28, 2016:
Fox 11 – UCLA students fear rise of new anti-Semitism

January 13, 2016:
Jewish Journal – Free speech, hate speech: Where’s the line at UCLA?

December 26, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Bigoted Facebook posts are most recent examples of anti-Semitism at UC
(Description note – a UCLA Jewish student explains, “In just a little over a year at UCLA I have interacted with remnants of anti-Semitism far too often. They come in the form of “conversations” about Israel, speeches about purported human rights, and eligibility for student leadership positions. It is the new normal and it is numbing…Anti-Semitism is alive and well all over the world – least of all at a revered higher education institution like UCLA…This is the reality of being a #‎Jewish student on a UC campus today.”)

December 24, 2015:
Legal Insurrection – This story’s ending gives me hope that anti-Israel campus hate is doomed – UCLA student in viral “meltdown” video sees the light on Israel

December 23, 2015:
The Algeimeiner – UCLA Student Whose BDS-Defeat ‘Meltdown’ Went Viral ‘Deeply Regrets’ Actions; Says Israel Is Great (INTERVIEW)
(Description note, “One of the things she said she has learned about is antisemitism – “a negative perception of Jews that can be manifested physically or verbally toward Jewish individuals, property, religious facilities or their respective communities. Furthermore, I understand that antisemitism manifests itself with regard to the state of Israel. Criticism of Israel, demonizing Israel, blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions, applying double standards towards Israel, or delegitimizing Israel are all forms of Jew-hatred. It is not only illegal but immoral to target a historically oppressed Jewish minority that has a collective right to self-determination and essential human rights.”)

December 22, 2015:
Middle East Forum – Assault on Academic Freedom? UCLA Conference Blames Israel

December 22, 2015:
The Washington Free Beacon – Anti-Semitic Facebook Comments Spark Criticism at UCLA

December 21, 2015:
Inside Higher Ed – UCLA Condemns Anti-Semitic Facebook Post

December 18, 2015:
UCLA Faculty Association – The chilly UCLA campus climate

December 17, 2015:
SSI at UCLA FB page – Geffen School of Medicine Response to SSI at UCLA regarding antisemitic posts of an employee and student at UCLA

December 17, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Vice chancellor criticizes student’s anti-Semitic Facebook comments

November 17, 2015:
Black Agenda Report – Zionism, Anti-Blackness, and the Struggle for Palestine: Jemima Pierre on the Boycott
(DEMONIZATION & DELIGITIMIZATION: Description note – The author of this demonizing & delegitimizing piece, Jemima Pierre is Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies and Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She writes, “The lynching of an African at an Israeli bus station, last month, was no isolated incident. The Eritrean immigrant was shot, kicked and beaten to death “just because of his skin color.” Last year, an “Israeli man stabbed an eighteen-month-old Eritrean girl in the http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.568197head with scissors as she was being held in her mother’s arms at the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv” – more evidence that Zionism is “an explicit racial project.”…As the lynching of Mr. Zerhom reminds us, Black people living within Israel – asylum seekers, documented residents, and citizens – can easily become victims of the ethno-supremacist Zionist edifice. “It underscores, if not exposes, Zionism as an explicit racial project.” My https://anthroboycott.wordpress.com/the-resolution/support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israeli cultural and academic institutions (not individuals)[3] emerges in this context of solidarity through similarity and difference, and out of an understanding of the life and death matters of state sponsored racialized violence transnationally.”)
December 16, 2015:
UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs – Statement from Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Regarding Antisemitic Comments on Facebook

December 15, 2015:
Jewish Journal – The University of California is guilty of Zionophobia

December 15, 2015:
The College Fix – New UCLA resolution forbids taking sides on Israel-Palestinian conflict

December 3, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: GSA president not deserving of slander from funding controversy
(Description note, “GSA acted both correctly and within its rights when it refused to co-sponsor a BDS promotional event. Student groups have a right to free speech. However, GSA does not need to sponsor that speech with Cabinet funds. GSA operated both within the law, which was affirmed in a legal opinion from the American Center for Law & Justice and co-signed by a number of prominent Jewish organizations, and according to its own bylaws when it stated it would not fund an event pursuing a BDS agenda.”)

November 25, 2015:
The Daily Bruin – Submission: Offensive posters resort to fear-mongering, do not reflect SJP’s mission
(Description note, “In recent years, as awareness of the injustice of the Israeli occupation has been rising, so too have the instances of desperate attempts to conflate the secular organization SJP with violent religious ideologies. For the uninitiated, the Israeli occupation of Palestine is a systematic attempt to uproot a group of 5.5 million people from their ancestral land on the basis of their race and religious beliefs. This is done through the forced displacement of Palestinians, moving Israeli civilians onto Palestinian land in order to reassign ownership, the implementation of illegal checkpoints that limit freedom of movement for Palestinians, demolition of Palestinian homes, systematic confiscation of land and, in the case of the Gaza strip, systematic planned aerial attacks on densely populated civilian areas that claim thousands of casualties. SJP advocates on behalf of the Palestinian people for the end of their perpetual mistreatment by Israeli governmental policies.”)

November 24, 2015:
Daily Bruin – USAC draws criticism for enforcing time limit on comment session
(Description note, “Last year, the council passed a motion to suspend its bylaws and extended public comment to two hours. About 250 students attended the meeting to share their opinions about a contentious USAC resolution that would call for the University of California to divest from American companies that some say profit from human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. USAC General Representative Anais Amin said she wanted to extend public comment at Tuesday’scouncil meeting because a significant number of students attended the meeting to speak…Rosen said there are no current plans to extend the time limit for public comment. A majority of the council would have to approve a bylaw change that would extend public comment sections at meetings.”)

November 24, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Aram Ghoogasian: Graduate Student Association President Milan Chatterjee should resign
(Description note, not antisemitism concerning, but does concern divest activitiy, “At the center of it all is a chain of emails sent by the Graduate Student Association President Milan Chatterjee. He found it appropriate to threaten to withhold funding for the recent Diversity Caucus Town Hall unless the organizers of the event ensured that it have “zero connection with ‘Divest from Israel’ or any equivalent movement/organization.” These comments attracted the attention and harsh criticism of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal, who claim the policy constitutes “blatant, unconstitutional discrimination.”)

November 23, 2015:
The Daily Bruin – Submission: Bruin seeks UCLA legal help following litigation from SJP leaders
(Description note, “On Nov. 19, 2015, Students for Justice in Palestine leaders sent me an email requesting documentation. Because they’ve retained attorneys and filed a legal letter with the chancellor, I followed protocol and referred them to UCLA’s legal department. After SJP followed up with administrators on this matter, they released a blog post, making a baseless accusation that I was not being transparent. First off, I’m astonished that SJP did not find it necessary to engage in any conversation with the Graduate Student Association regarding their concerns and went straight to their lawyers. This “litigation first” strategy sets a dangerous precedent where if a student engages in an act that SJP doesn’t approve of, he or she will be subjected to legal intimidation.”)

November 23, 2015:
Front Page Mag – SJP Hate Group Fights for Right to Harass Jews at UCLA

November 19, 2015:
Daily Bruin – SJP, legal groups call for GSA to lift funding restrictions
(Description note, “Three legal groups issued a letter to UCLA and student leaders Monday, calling for the graduate student government to lift recent funding restrictions on student events involving groups that take a stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The letter was issued in response to a series of emails between the Graduate Students Association president and a student group, in which the president said the GSA would not fund any event that endorses a political stance on divestment from Israel.”)

November 18, 2015:
Daily Bruin – USAC passes bylaw changes to limit resolution topics
(Description note – Last year’s undergraduate student government (USAC) resolution targeting Israel was rejected by this year’s council. The newly-elected council clarified that last year’s council can only speak for itself – their divestment resolution no longer applies. The body’s bylaws were amended to prevent these kinds of resolutions in the future.)

November 17, 2015:
Black Agenda Report – Zionism, Anti-Blackness, and the Struggle for Palestine: Jemima Pierre on the Boycott
(DEMONIZATION & DELIGITIMIZATION: Description note – The author of this demonizing & delegitimizing piece, Jemima Pierre is Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies and Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She writes, “The lynching of an African at an Israeli bus station, last month, was no isolated incident. The Eritrean immigrant was shot, kicked and beaten to death “just because of his skin color.” Last year, an “Israeli man stabbed an eighteen-month-old Eritrean girl in the http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.568197head with scissors as she was being held in her mother’s arms at the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv” – more evidence that Zionism is “an explicit racial project.”…As the lynching of Mr. Zerhom reminds us, Black people living within Israel – asylum seekers, documented residents, and citizens – can easily become victims of the ethno-supremacist Zionist edifice. “It underscores, if not exposes, Zionism as an explicit racial project.” My https://anthroboycott.wordpress.com/the-resolution/support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israeli cultural and academic institutions (not individuals)[3] emerges in this context of solidarity through similarity and difference, and out of an understanding of the life and death matters of state sponsored racialized violence transnationally.”)

November 17, 2015:
Daily Bruin – MSA, Hillel, SJP, Bruins for Israel can collaborate to teach students
(Description note, “SJP is calling on the administration specifically to “encourage engagement and platforms so that SJP can show who we really are,” according to Eitan Peled, fourth-year economics student and programming director for SJP.”)

November 16, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Editorial: USAC must vote down bylaw changes that can ignore important issues
(Description note, “The undergraduate student government will vote Tuesday on proposed amendments to its bylaws, which would seriously damage the scope of the resolutions it could pass and impede the ability of the council to act as a pathway for student activism. As such, they should vote down both amendments…Issues that the council has voted on in the past – including last year’s controversial resolution calling on the UC to divest from companies that some say profit from human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – are arguably detached from issues of student welfare, but are not any less vital to invested student groups.”)

November 4, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Israeli solider-led seminars mask history of violence against Palestinians
(Description note – a student publishes an op-ed piece exclaiming, “Why is the Brandeis Center so desperate to justify Israel’s apartheid regime and war crimes that they invite apologists of the worst kind to our campus?”)

November 4, 2015:
SJP EVENT – Remi Kanazi performs on campus.

November 2, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Residents rally for Palestine in wake of airstrikes
(Description note, “Safwan Ibrahim, president of Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA and a participant in the march, said he thinks the intense militarization in the area has caused Palestinians to lose their land, homes and livelihoods. Ibrahim added he thinks the increased violence in the area also leads to criminalization of Palestinians in the United States. Barakat said the Coalition will continue to organize protests and awareness marches until Palestinians acquire the areas. The ANSWER coalition will organize another protest on Nov. 9at the Israeli Consulate to demand an end to all U.S. aid given to Israel.”)

October 15, 2015:
Daily Bruin- SJP rallies as part of International Day of Action for Palestine

October 14, 2015:
The Jewish Week – BDS Money Trail Suggests Opaque Funding Network
(“Description note, “Here is a sample of the student funds provided to SJP in the 2014-15 school year from some of the more challenging campuses: University of California, Los Angeles: $267”) 

October 2015:
AMCHA – UC Student Testimonials about Antisemitism on Campus, October 2015 to Present

September 6, 2015:
LA Daily News – UC Board of Regents must protect students from anti-Semitism: Guest commentary
(Note: The article is written by Lisa Agay on behalf of 50 UCLA alumni.)

August 24, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Results of Daily Bruin poll regarding State Department definition of antisemitism and including references to Israel criticism that crosses the line
(Description note, “Start Date: August 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am, End Date: No Expiry. On July 16, the California Legislature approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 35, urging the University of California to condemn all forms of anti-Semitism and racism on its campuses. The resolution uses parts of the U.S. State Department’s definition, but does not explicitly include acts demonizing or delegitimizing Israel. Its passage has reignited a debate about whether the definition of anti-Semitism should include a reference to Israel. What do you think?
• The state should have used the full U.S. State Department’s definition because Israel is important to the Jewish identity. (44%, 290 Votes)
• I don’t know how I feel about this issue. (36%, 234 Votes)
• The legislature should continue to reference a definition of anti-Semitism excluding Israel. (17%, 111 Votes)
• The California State Senate should let the University of California determine the definition’s parameters. (3%, 22 Votes)
Total Voters: 657”)

August 21, 2015:
The Times of Israel – BDS and the new anti-Semitism

August 18, 2015:
Black Solidarity with Palestine – 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine – 1,100 Signatories, 39 Groups
(DEMONIZATION, SUPPORT FOR BDS, DELEGITIMIZATION – Description note – UCLA Afrikan Student Union, BlaQue UCLA, Black Student Alliance at Yale, Black Student Alliance Executive Board – St. Louis University, Black Student Union at UC Berkeley, Columbia University Black Students’ Organization, Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts, Tufts Pan-African Alliance, and Stanford NAACP Executive Committee are among the signatories of a letter that demonizes, supports BDS and delegitimizes Israel with statements of, “Our support extends to those living under occupation and siege, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the 7 million Palestinian refugees exiled in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. The refugees’ right to return to their homeland in present-day Israel is the most important aspect of justice for Palestinians….US and Israeli officials and media criminalize our existence, portray violence against us as “isolated incidents,” and call our resistance “illegitimate” or “terrorism.” These narratives ignore decades and centuries of anti-Palestinian and anti-Black violence that have always been at the core of Israel and the US. We recognize the racism that characterizes Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is also directed against others in the region, including intolerance, police brutality, and violence against Israel’s African population. Israeli officials call asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea “infiltrators” and detain them in the desert, while the state has sterilized Ethiopian Israelis without their knowledge or consent. These issues call for unified action against anti-Blackness, white supremacy, and Zionism. .. We wholeheartedly endorse Palestinian civil society’s 2005 call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel and call on Black and US institutions and organizations to do the same. We urge people of conscience to recognize the struggle for Palestinian liberation as a key matter of our time…We offer this statement first and foremost to Palestinians, whose suffering does not go unnoticed and whose resistance and resilience under racism and colonialism inspires us. “)

July 15, 2015:
The Jewish Voice – Why Universities Need a Definition of Anti-Semitism

July 1, 2015:
The Algemeiner – It’s Time to Fight Fire With Fire on College Campuses

June 3, 2015:
Jewish Journal – Why I support SCR 35: An open letter to state Sen. Jeff Stone

May 23, 2015:
Haaretz – On U.S. campuses, when does ‘anti-Israel’ become anti-Semitic

May 22, 2015:
Daily Bruin – UC to discuss adopting State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism

May 20, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: UC must protect Jewish students, combat anti-Semitism

May 18, 2015:
The Algemeiner – Antisemitism and Anti-Israelism on Campus

May 18, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP invites UCLA community to learn about Nakba, its consequences
(Description note, “We invite the campus community to attend two events next week, hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine, for the first annual Nakba Week at UCLA. The first event, titled “Refugees and the Right of Return: A Teach-In”, will be held Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m., in Franz Hall 2258A, and will focus on the ongoing and dire refugee crisis faced by Palestinians. The second event, titled “Hear Us Speak: Stories on the Nakba and Exile”, will be held Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Boelter 2444, and will feature Palestinian students discussing their personal experiences related to the Nakba. In presenting these narratives of Palestinian exile, and the effects the Nakba continues to have on Palestinian identities, it is our hope that fellow students will begin to understand Palestine and Palestinians in a new light, and with this critical lens, challenge themselves to understand the lasting impact of forced expulsion and exile.”)

May 15, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Aram Ghoogasian: Nakba should be acknowledged while discussing Israel
(Description note, “There can be no campus dialogue if history is deliberately swept under the rug. To use Hamas, which was founded in 1987, almost 40 years after the founding of Israel and 20 years after the ongoing occupation of the West Bank began, as a counterargument to pro-Palestinian students’ criticism of the occupation is to ignore the instrumental role terrorism played in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the creation of Israel.”)

May 12, 2015:
The Economist – Are calls to boycott Israel anti-Semitic?
(Description note, “That said, calls for boycotts on some campuses have been tainted by clear expressions of anti-Jewish sentiment. At the University of California, Davis earlier this year, a successful boycott vote was followed by Muslims taunting Jewish students with chants of “allahu-akbar” and painting swastikas on a Jewish fraternity. At UCLA a Jewish student almost lost a seat on the student judicial board over concerns among fellow students that she was perhaps too “active in the Jewish community” to “maintain an unbiased view.” The BDS campaign also seems to prefer straw men to realistic positions.”)

May 11, 2015:
San Jose Mercury News – Tammi Rossman-Benjamin: UC must fight back against anti-Semetic acts

May 7, 2015:
The Algemeiner – Chilling College Reports Highlight Rising Antisemitism on University of California Campuses

May 5, 2015:
Jewish Journal – Tribute outshines controversy at UCLA Heschel conference

May 5, 2015:
Mosaic – Anti-Semitism Goes to School

May 4, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Letter to the Editor: Criticizing country does not mean being anti-Israel
(Description note – Article by Todd Presner, “But criticizing a country’s actions is not the same as being “anti” that country. Those who opposed the United States’ war with Iraq, for example, were not “anti-American.” Likewise, many proud Israelis and supporters of Israel’s right to exist have nonetheless also been critical of Israel’s occupation as inconsistent with the best of Jewish values. Even at a pro-divestment event at Princeton University last month, West stated that Jews “have a right to security after 2,000 years of vicious hatred,” and he insisted that “we must never allow one ounce … of anti-Jewish prejudice to be a part of this movement.”)

May 4, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Letter to the Editor: Opposition to Cornel West’s invitation misrepresented
(Description note – Article by Judea Pearl to counter Todd Presner’s article, “Finally, it is unwise to dismiss community voices as “pressure from outside groups.” These voices represent valuable experience and genuine concerns of parents, alumni and donors who have emotional investment in this campus. We should listen when friends express concerns over decisions – e.g., West’s invitation – that may cause harm to the reputation of the university, the credibility of its centers and public trust in the administration.”)

May 4, 2015:
Legal Insurrection – UCLA party that disputed Jewish candidate’s fitness loses election

May 4, 2015:
Los Angeles Daily News – Are anti-Semitism, out-of-state tuition linked?

April 30, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Editorial: UCLA made right call in keeping controversial speaker, despite pressure

April 22, 2015:
EVENT – Wrestling in the Daylight: A discussion about Judaism, political Zionism, anti-Semitism and the state of Israel

April 22, 2015:
Jewish Journal – UCLA Jewish Studies head stands behind keynote invitation to Cornel West for Heschel conference
(Description note, “West has also in recent months spoken out in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement “)

April 22, 2015:
Jewish Journal – An open letter to Cornel West
(Description note, “This is a humble request sent to you from a rank-and-file Jewish professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where you are scheduled to deliver a keynote address in honor of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, titled “Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity.” I will be as blunt and straightforward as possible: You should excuse yourself from delivering this lecture… in light of your recent decision to become a leading propagandist for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement… we have come to equate promoters of BDS ideology with those who seek the destruction of Israel, hence the demise of the Jewish people.”)

April 22, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Bigoted actions of USAC presidential candidate unacceptable
(Description note, “Morris Sarafian, a current candidate for President in the upcoming USAC elections… Sarafian claimed that because of her Jewish faith, Rachel Beyda would have a “divided loyalty.” This slanderous imputation carries with it the power to dehumanize and destroy, and demands our full condemnation as a Bruin community. At endorsements, when asked how he’s fought and advocated for the needs of the UCLA Jewish community in the past, Sarafian failed to recognize his past transgression. Clearly, Sarafian does not understand the Jewish community or our struggles, when just a couple of months ago, he was at the forefront of a student government conversation that in its tenets perpetuated the ugliest form of intolerance within the history of the Jewish people. As a graduating senior, I feel absolutely compelled to speak out against Morris Sarafian’s discriminatory speech against my community, just like any other leader would do within his or her respective community.”)

April 16, 2015:
Youtube – UCLA anti Semitism resolution sparks controversy over Israel criticism

April 13, 2015:
Jewish Journal – The effective way to combat anti-Israel activity on campus: Public relations
(Description note, “There has been an incredible growth of anti-Semitism on college campuses in North America. Too often anti-Israel sentiment is simply a veiled and more culturally appropriate form of anti-Semitism. ..This past October, swastikas were painted on the Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta, just one day after Yom Kippur, the holiest Jewish day of the year. In May 2014, it was discovered that professors at Temple University were participating in a listserv that contained anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric, including a denial of the Holocaust. And this March, a student at UCLA was initially rejected from applying to the Student Council’s Judicial Board because she was Jewish. Much of this anti-Semitism stems from anti-Israel sentiment — or possibly vice versa; regardless, people feel emboldened these days to express anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views.”)

April 12, 2015:
The Washington Post – Students for Justice in Palestine-UCLA Wall

April 12, 2015:
Eagle Current – UCLA faculty overwhelmingly approves expected courses on diversity
(Description note, “Other supporters stated the case for the classes was created extra compelling by quite a few current incidents on campus that raised allegations of anti-Semitism and a lack of attention to racial bias.”)

April 9, 2015:
Jewish Journal – Israel trip aims to broaden minds of UCLA student leaders
(Description note, “In the past, UCLA’s branch of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and its allies have come out strongly against student decision-makers accepting sanctioned trips to Israel. However, the Hillel tour hasn’t generated the same controversy as trips run in the past by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) — perhaps in part because no currently elected student officials participated in the tour, and because there are no votes in progress on Israeli-Palestinian issues.”)

March 31, 2015:
The Daily Californian – Reasons for targeting Students for Justice in Palestine

March 27, 2015:
American Thinker – How to Deal with Anti-Semitism on Campus
(Description note, “Rebecca is a UCLA junior who writes for UCLA’s Jewish news magazine, Ha’Am. She decided to engage the students who put up the Israel Apartheid Wall Installation on campus…According to Rebecca, the discourse was respectful, with a give-and-take, until the Muslim representative saw her necklace that identified Rebecca as Jewish. From that moment she never looked her in the eye and refused to continue the conversation. Rebecca said, “I was really bothered, since she refused to talk to me only because I was Jewish. She utterly disrespected me. It became obvious it was not OK to have a dialogue with people who want to challenge the facts. They do not want any dialogue.”)

March 25, 2015:
Jewish Journal – UCLA donors and alumni — concerned and upset, but mostly supportive

March 24, 2015:
The Huffington Post – UCLA’s “Jewish” Problem and the Rise of New Anti-Semitism
(Description note, “The systematic singling out, delegitimization, demonization and setting of double standards in relation to the Jewish state has led to the systematic singling out, delegitimization, demonization and setting of double standards in relation to the Jewish people.”)

March 23, 2015:
Truth Revolt – SJP At UCLA: SJP Not Anti-Semitic

March 20, 2015:
LA Times – UC extends discounted tuition to military veterans
(Description note, “Also on Thursday, a coalition of Jewish and education groups urged the regents to take additional steps in response to several recent campus incidents they say were anti-Semitic. The AMCHA group and others cited recent swastika graffiti on a Jewish fraternity at UC Davis and the controversy at UCLA…”)

March 18, 2015:
Jewish journal – At UCLA, Zionophobia trumps anti-Semitism

March 18, 2015:
Jewish journal – UCLA Chancellor Gene Block: BDS ‘isn’t going to be sustained on this campus’
(Description note – UCLA President Gene Block says, “I think the BDS movement, whatever the intent, the effect has been corrosive. And the fact that it’s focused on a single country is isolating to many of our students. It’s divisive. And that divisiveness has created tensions that certainly weren’t here maybe a decade ago….the BDS movement does tend to isolate… it actually isolates students.”)

March 18, 2015:
San Diego Jewish World – UC urged to strengthen anti- Semitism definition

March 18, 2015:
The Jewish Week – Universities Punish Bigotry, But Not When It’s Anti-Jewish

March 18, 2015:
Kveller – Mayim Bialik: Please Don’t Call UCLA Anti-Semitic

March 18, 2015:
The Jewish Week – UCLA, Oklahoma And Campus Bias

March 17, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP uninvolved in controversy surrounding Rachel Beyda’s appointment

March 17, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: USAC resolution fails to distinguish anti-Semitism, criticism of Israel
(Description note, “First, the resolution dubs any speech “denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist” as anti-Semitic. This assumes that the only way of exercising Jewish self-determination is embodied in the state of Israel. This is clearly false: Many Jews in the past and today reject the idea that Israel embodies their collective identity and are increasingly alienated by its policies.”)

March 17, 2015:
RT – UCLA and Berkeley anti-Semitism resolutions ‘blur lines,’ hurt debate – critics

March 17, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Editorial: UCLA responsible for educating students on forms of discrimination

March 13, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Shani Shahmoon: Resolution important in deconstructing anti-Semitic rhetoric
(Description note, “”This Tuesday, “A Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism” was presented to the Undergraduate Students Association Council to help bring an end to the discrimination of the Jewish community at UCLA. It’s no surprise, though, that this resolution quickly became politicized and questioned for its clauses regarding criticism of Israel and its government.”)

March 13, 2015:
Jewish Journal – A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ANTI-SEMITISM

March 13, 2015:
Jewish Journal – Anti-Semitism at UCLA – Let’s make it a truly teachable moment
(Description note – Dr. Alan Kadish, President and CEO of the Touro College and University System writes, “UCLA’s chancellor Gene D. Block denounced the board’s action and said it could be a “teachable moment,” but he didn’t go nearly far enough in making it one. He took no definitive action about the incident. The students wrote a letter of “apology” in which they expressed remorse for the “words” used but still did not recognize the egregious nature of their entire line of questioning. UCLA’s response was wholly inadequate. What UCLA should have done was abolish the Council and reconstitute it with students who embody the principles of fairness and openness to people of all groups. That would have been the way to seize the moment and truly make it teachable….UCLA has not even approached an appropriate response.”)

March 13, 2015:
The Harvard Crimson – Against Anti-Semitism at UCLA

March 12, 2015:
Jweekly – UCLA student judge grilled over her Jewish background is from Bay Area

March 12, 2015:
My News LA – Jewish center officials: Anti-Semitism is rising on UCLA campus

March 12, 2015:
LA West Media – Jewish Group Hopes to Stem Growing Anti-Semitism on UCLA Campus

March 12, 2015:
Jweekly – BDS on campus spilling over into something even more unsavory
(Description note, “Whether or not anti-Semitism was at work in this case, it’s clear there is a growing atmosphere on college campuses that casts Jewish students in a dark light, the inevitable fallout of the poison spread by the BDS campaign. This is outrageous and dangerous. And it’s time for the college community, as well as the broader Jewish community, to speak out more forcefully against it.”)

March 12, 2015:
INDY Star- Kenneth Marcus: Bigotry common on college campuses

March 12, 2015:
Jewish Journal- The Back Story of the UCLA Judicial Anti-Semitic Incident
(Description note, “For the past year, there has been a concerted effort at UCLA to rid the student government of anyone who might be insufficiently antagonistic toward Israel, which was seen as necessary to the passage of a BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) resolution. And as it turns out, at least three of the four anti-Beyda voters have been closely connected to that campaign. It is often said that the BDS movement is aimed only at Israel and not at Jews, but this incident shows just how easily anti-Zionism can give rise to what might be called Judeophobia – the assumption that Jews are politically suspect until proven otherwise.”)

March 12, 2015:
Haaretz – At UCLA, a culture of equating ‘Israel’ with ‘guilty’

March 12, 2015:
Daily Bruin – UCLA student government passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

March 12, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Regents chair, Napolitano condemn anti-Semitism across UC campuses

March 12, 2015:
The Jewish Daily Forward – A Teachable Moment at UCLA

March 12, 2015:
JNS – From Durban to Los Angeles: the BDS movement’s long trail of anti-Semitism

March 12, 2015:
San Diego Jewish World- AMCHA praises student resolutions at UCLA, Berkeley

March 11, 2015:
Business Insider – Students vote to condemn anti-Semitism after incidents on UC campuses

March 11, 2015:
Reuters – Students vote to condemn anti-Semitism after incidents on UC campuses

March 11, 2015:
University of California Press Room – UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Board of Regents Chairman Bruce D. Varner isue strong statement against antisemitism

March 11, 2015:
Daily Bruin – USAC unanimously passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism on campus
(Description note, “Jewish student leaders asked USAC Transfer Representative Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed and general representatives Sofia Moreno Haq, Fabienne Roth and Manjot Singh to co-sponsor the resolution in response to concerns they raised at the council’s Feb. 10 meeting where Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics student, was appointed to serve on the Judicial Board….The council recently took down the USAC Live! video of the meeting because of concerns about councilmembers’ safety. On Tuesday, USAC voted 8-1-3 to make the video available again on YouTube.”)

March 11, 2015:
Jspace News – UCLA Student Council Condemns Anti-Semitism & Anti-Israel Hate Speech

March 11, 2015:
The Jewish Daily Forward – UCLA Anti-Semitism Bill Targets Israel ‘Demonization’

March 11, 2015:
JTA – UCLA student government passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

March 11, 2015:
Haaretz – On-campus BDS is feeding anti-Semitism: UCLA is case in point
(Description note, ““Gas them, burn them and dismantle their power structure. Humanity cannot progress with the parasitic Jew.” This is not a line from a Goebbels film or Hitler’s Mein Kampf, but the University of Chicago’s Yik Yak, an anonymous, local social media app. What began with a post about Northwestern University passing a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions motion against Israel turned into a discussion about Palestinian death tolls and those who “support slaughter of innocents on the basis that the killers have the same race/religion.” It wasn’t long before jabs were made at individual Jewish students. A social media intifada had erupted…. this incident shows how the vehemently anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses has bled into anti-Jewish sentiment… The Beyda incident – together with the comments on the UChicago forums – testifies that this assumption is fertile on college campuses.”)

March 11, 2015:
The Chronicle of Higher Education – In Promoting Campus Diversity, Don’t Dismiss Religion

March 11, 2015:
The Guardian – UCLA student council condemns antisemitism amid campus outrage

March 10, 2015:
Daily Bruin – USAC recap – March 10

March 10, 2015:
Kveller – I Won’t Be Sending My Son to UCLA, or Any Other Anti-Semitic College

March 10, 2015:
Hamodia – Rally in Sacramento Denounces Anti-Semitism

March 10, 2015:
CNN- UCLA student is latest victim of anti-Semitism on campus

March 10, 2015:
FOX News- ‘Blurred line’: Anti-Israel campus climate leading to bigotry, warn critics

March 10, 2015:
BuzzFeed News – UCLA Student Government Condemns Anti-Semitism After Jewish Student Questioned
(Description note — Two very interesting points about the resolution: 1) Its 6 co-sponsors include the 4 student senators who had challenged Rachel Beyda on her Jewishness and been accused of antisemitism. 2) Unlike the UC Berkeley resolution, this one contains the full State Department definition of antisemitism, including acknowledging that “anti-Semitism manifests itself with regard to the state of Israel” and could include “Demonizing Israel” “Double standards towards Israel” and “Delegitimizing Israel”.)

March 10, 2015:
The Brown Daily Herald – UCLA student council catches heat for questioning Jewish candidate

March 10, 2015:
Canyon News – Jewish Student At Heart Of Debate

March 10, 2015:
KESQ – UCLA student claims to be a victim of campus anti-Semitism

March 9, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Editorial: Removal of controversial USAC video breaches code of transparency
(Description note, “Sometime between the conclusion of the Feb. 10 meeting and the publication of The New York Times piece, the archived stream of the meeting was taken down and now only exists as an edited YouTube clip. ..the video’s removal is still a serious breach of our student government’s promise of transparency to students and an error that should be reversed by USAC at its upcoming meeting.”)

March 9, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: UCLA campus must take action to address anti-Semitism

March 9, 2015:
The Wall Street Journal – Jewish Group Wants More Youth to Visit Israel
(Description note, “Concerns over rising anti-Semitism on campus are heightened by incidents like the one last month at the University of California, Los Angeles, where student-council members questioned a student about her Jewish identity as they weighed her appointment to the council’s judicial board. The young woman was eventually confirmed.”)

March 9, 2015:
Honest Reporting – Campus Anti-Semitism Becomes Mainstream Issue

March 9, 2015:
The Independent Florida Alligator – UCLA interrogation reveals anti-Semitism

March 9, 2015:
San Diego Jewish World – In the West, ‘anti- Semitism’ a word now avoided

March 9, 2015:
The Sun – UCLA student leaders need to fight campus anti-Semitism: Editorial

March 9, 2015:
Daily News – Anti-Semitism in action at UCLA

March 8, 2015:
Los Angeles Times – At UCLA, tensions rise again over Israel

March 8, 2015:
KTLA – Allegations of Anti-Israel Sentiments Rock UC Campuses

March 7, 2015:
Today News- Was Jewish student at UCLA a victim of anti-Semitism?

March 7, 2015:
LA Times – UC campuses roiled over claims of anti-Israel bias

March 7, 2015:
Daily Bruin – USAC removes video of controversial meeting on Judicial Board appointee

March 7, 2015:
The Atlantic – UCLA’s Troubling Question for Jewish Students Everywhere

March 6, 2015
– Statement from UC faculty on divestment from Israel

March 6, 2015:
The New York Times – Readers Drawn Into Debate Over U.C.L.A. Student’s Jewish Background

March 6, 2015:
JP Updates – UCLA Judicial Board Grills Jewish Student Over Her Jewish Faith

March 6, 2015:
MTV News – What Happened After This UCLA Sophomore Was Rejected From Student Council For Being Jewish?

March 6, 2015:
Legal Insurrection – Mainstream media wakes up to BDS-Anti-Semitism connection

March 6, 2015:
The Tower – UCLA Scandal Highlights Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents on Campuses

March 6, 2015:
FOX News – Gutfeld: Anti-Semitism is alive and well on campus

March 6, 2015:
MSNBC – Joe to UCLA: Put up video of Jewish debate

March 6, 2015:
The Daily Signal – How Colleges’ Focus on Multiculturalism Can Foster Anti-Semitism
(Description note: “The AMCHA Initiative, (amcha means “your people” in Hebrew) a group that investigates and documents anti-Semitic behavior at America’s colleges and universities, last year published a searing indictment of UCLA’s Gustav E. von Grunebaum Center for Near East Studies….”)

March 5, 2015:
The New York Times – In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

March 2, 2015:
Campus Reform – VIDEO: UCLA Student Council discriminates against Jewish student because of faith

March 1, 2015:
IJ Review – UCLA Student Council rejects nomination

February 28, 2015:
San Diego Jewish World – 12 groups ask UCLA to address anti-Semitism

February 28, 2015:
Powerline – Anti-Semitism at UCLA

February 28, 2015:
The Times of Israel – UCLA student government member quizzed about Jewish identity

February 27, 2015:
JTA – UCLA student government member questioned about Jewish identity

February 26, 2015:
Jewish Journal – Anti-Semitism at UCLA & College Campuses Nationwide and the Impact of BDS on Attitudes Towards Jews

February 26, 2015:
Shalom Life – UCLA Student Government “Biased”Against Jewish Candidate

February 26, 2015:
Jewish Journal – At UCLA, the power of negative emotions

February 25, 2015:
JNS – UCLA student vying for student government asked if Jewishness is ‘conflict of interest’

February 24, 2015:
Jewish Journal – Conservative activist admits responsibility for #JewHaters posters at UCLA

February 24, 2015:
CBS Los Angeles – UCLA Student’s Jewish Background Questioned During Vote For Judicial Board

February 24, 2015:
Jewish Journal – UCLA judicial board nom questioned for Jewish background

February 24, 2015:
The Blaze – The Way a Jewish Student Was Treated While Running for UCLA Student Gov’t Left at Least One Person ‘Sickened’

February 24, 2015:
The Daily Bruin – Submission: Jewish and pro-Israel groups at UCLA condemn posters accusing SJP of anti-Semitism

February 23, 2015:
Accuracy in Academia – CAIR Meddling in Academia

February 20, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: USAC members apologize to Jewish community

February 20, 2015:
LETTER – 12 Organizations Write to UCLA Chancellor Block to Condemn Antisemitism After Blatant Discrimination of Jewish Candidate for Judicial Board Position

February 19, 2015:
The College Fix – UCLA Student Told She Could Not Serve – Because She Is Jewish

February 18, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Jewish students urge USAC to co-sponsor resolution against anti-Semitism

February 18, 2015:
Truth Revolt – Brandeis Center Fights Anti-Semites At UCLA

February 18, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: USAC members should apologize for discriminatory act

February 17, 2015:
The Odyssey – Antisemitism on Campus

February 17, 2015:
San Diego Jewish World – BDS movement supresses free thought on campuses

February 17, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Alexandra Tashman: Cultural identities should not be politicized

February 13, 2015:
Haaretz – The rising tide of BDS on California’s campuses

February 12, 2015:
Legal Insurrection – UCLA student gov’t candidate challenged for being Jewish

February 12, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Editorial: Objections to USAC Judicial Board appointment discriminatory

February 6, 2015:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Co-author of UCSA resolution needs to disclose affiliations

January 24, 2015:
Los Angeles Times – College divestment campaigns may alienate alumni

December 31, 2014:
Important message from the UC Student Association (UCSA) Board Chair Kevin Sabo regarding moving discussion on BDS to Feb 7-8 Board Meeting at UCLA

December 19, 2014:
Haam.org – UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies: a post-AMCHA look

December 28, 2014:
The Jewish Voice – UCLA Prof Assigns Pro-Israel Book in Order to Trash It

December 19, 2014:
American Thinker – UCLA Prof Assigns Pro-Israel Book in Order to Trash It

December 19, 2014:
Ruthfully Yours – Something Is Rotten in UCLA’s Center for Near East Studies by Mitchell G. Bard Can You Guess Which Country Gets Consistently Picked On?

December 19, 2014:
Frontpage Mag – Something Is Rotten in UCLA’s Center for Near East Studies
December 11, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Leaked emails reveal hidden sources of Bruins United campaign funds

December 11, 2014:
Daily Bruin – USAC Judicial Board declines to hear divestment-related petition

December 4, 2014:
UCLA UAW 2865 voted to join the BDS movement 305-218, and 238 UCLA graduate student instructors signed a pledge to support the academic boycott of Israel.

November 26, 2014:
Jewish Voice NY – UCLA Chancellor Rejects Divestment From Israel

November 26, 2014:
Campus Reform – UCLA students push university to divest from Israel

November 25, 2014:
Israel Video Network – UCLA Student Body President Stands Up to All the Haters

November 25, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Jewish life at UCLA

November 25, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Israel needs a bigger message

November 24, 2014:
Truth Revolt – UCLA Chancellor Rejects Divestment From Israel

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UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – UCLA Chancellor Gene Block statement on student vote on Israel divestment

November 21, 2014:
Frontpage Mag – Judeophobia on Full Display at UCLA

November 21, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Third UCLA Donor Pledges to Pull Funds Over BDS

November 21, 2014:
Frontpage Mag – Judeophobia on Full Display at UCLA

November 20, 2014:
Jewish Journal – BDS is Not the Way at UCLA – Statement by Assembly Member Richard Bloom

November 20, 2014:
The Daily Californian – UCLA student council resolves to divest from companies tied to violence against Palestinians

November 19, 2014:
StandWithUs – A Light in the Darkness: UCLA Student Body President Makes Courageous and Inspiring Speech in Defense of Israel

November 19, 2014:
Los Angeles Times – UCLA student government votes for divestment in Israel

November 19, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Major UCLA Donor Pledges to Pull Funds If Administration Backs BDS

November 19, 2014:
Los Angeles Times – UCLA student government votes for divestment in Israel

November 19, 2014:
Assemblymember Richard Bloom Releases Statement on UCLA student government endorsement of divestment policy

November 19, 2014:
The College Fix – Breaking: UCLA Student Government Passes Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution

November 19, 2014:
JTA – UCLA student government passes Israel divestment resolution

November 19, 2014:
Times of Israel – UCLA students pass Israel divestment resolution

November 19, 2014:
The Jewish Daily Forward – UCLA Students Vote 8-2 for Israel Divestment Bill

November 18, 2014:
Daily Bruin – USAC passes divestment resolution with 8-2-2 vote

November 18, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Anti-Semitism Returns To UCLA

November 18, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Tea and Coffee w/Undergrads from Palestine: R2E Tour at UCLA

November 17, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: ’Twas the Night Before Divestment: An Evening with Remi Kanazi

November 16, 2014:
Jadaliyya – UCLA’s Center for Near East Studies Response to Smear Campaign

November 15, 2014:
Daily Bruin – UCLA Shocker! SJP Endorsed Pres. Resigns, Pro-Israel VP Takes Presidency

November 14, 2014:
Daily Bruin – New divestment resolution does not warrant USAC vote

November 14, 2014:
Daily Bruin – USAC needs to make right choice by voting to divest

November 14, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Pro-Israel coalition seeks to shift USAC focus back to campus issues

November 14, 2014:
Legal Insurrection – UCLA anti-Israel divestment push may pass next week (Update)

November 14, 2014:
The College Fix – BDS Vote at UCLA Will Shut Out the Public and Most Media

November 14, 2014:
spiked – The Ignorance of the Boycott Brigade

November 12, 2014:
EVENT – JVP: Divestment: A Safe, Inclusive, and Open Discussion

November 11, 2014:
“On Human Shields in Gaza” – A talk by Neve Gordon. (Sponsored by: CNES)

November 10, 2014:
EVENT – SJP-UCLA Presents: Divestment Townhall

November 7, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Bruins for Israel react to Palestine Awareness Week in press release

November 6, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: From Despair to Hope: The Crisis in Palestine and Student Responsibility”

November 6, 2014:
EVENT – “Indigeneity, Palestine, and the Demands of Civility “- A talk by Steven Salaita. (Sponsored by: African Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies, World Arts & Cultures/Dance, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, French and Francophone Studies, Sponsored by Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Chair in United States History, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities “Cultures in Transnational Perspective”, Center for the Study of Women)

November 6, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: From Despair to Hope: The Crisis in Palestine and Student Responsibility”

November 5, 2014:
EVENT – UCLA Chapter of UAW 2865 and SJP: A discussion of Palestinian rights with Michael Letwin

November 5, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: University irresponsible for inviting controversial speaker to campus

November 4, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Roadmap to Divestment: A Screening and Discussion

November 4, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Mock “Apartheid Wall”

November 3, 2014:
Daily Bruin – SJP’s Palestine Awareness Week seeks to educate students

November 3, 2014:
Daily Bruin – SJP announces campaign for new divestment resolution

November 3, 2014:
EVENT – Palestinian Awareness Week

November 2, 2014:
SJP announces plan for bringing new divestment resolution to USAC.

October 29, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: SJP invites students to learn about organization, mission

October 22, 2014:
cnsnews.com – Taxpayer Funded Anti-Semitism

October 22, 2014:
San Diego Jewish World – Willful blindness to academic anti-Semitism

October 17, 2014:
Jewish Ledger – Should We Silence Those Who Monitor Anti-Semitism on Campus?

October 15, 2014:
The Algemeiner – Why is Congress Funding Biased Reports on the Middle East?

October 15, 2014:
The Jewish Voice – UCLA Center Uses Federal Funds to Promote Anti-Israel Perspectives

October 7, 2014:
The Washington Times – A range of perspectives, but all anti-Israel

September 30, 2014:
ZOA, Others Urge College Presidents To Protect Jewish Students From Anti-Semitism

September 29, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Pro-Israel group claims bias in UCLA department

September 24, 2014:
Thew Jewish Voice – Study Finds Increasing Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Bias at UCLA

September 23, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Is anti-Israel bias at UCLA breaking federal law? One study says yes.

September 23, 2014:
Israel Video Network – UCLA Using Gov’t Funds to Fuel Anti-Semitism

September 22, 2014:
CBN News – UCLA Using Gov’t Funds to Fuel Anti-Semitism

September 19, 2014:
The Hill – Title VI and campus bias

September 18, 2014:
EVENT – “From Gaza to Ferguson” – A panel discussion with at least 4 or 5 panelists supporting BDS. (Sponsored by: Critical Race Studies)

September 18, 2014:
jewish news – 3-year Study Charges UCLA Department With ‘Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias’

September 18, 2014:
Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers – Coalition urges ban on federal funding for anti-Israel activity on campus

September 18, 2014:
Independent Sentinel – Federal $$$ Funding Antisemitism At One Of Nation’s Top Tier Universities

September 18, 2014:
Eretz Yisrael – 3-year Study Charges UCLA Department With ‘Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias’

September 18, 2014:
Before It’s News – Why Are We Funding Propaganda in Our Universities?

September 17, 2014:
matzav.com – Groups Ask Congress To Deny Funds To Biased Middle East Studies Programs

September 17, 2014:
Washington Free Beacon- U.S. Government Funding Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic, Anti-American School Programs

September 15, 2014:
Avi Dorfman’s Facebook Account – AVI DORFMAN’s Story: Kasam Rocket hitting Zikim Base in Israel, September 11th, 2007
(Description note – A former IDF soldier was bullied at UCLA by SJP and others, and ended up feeling the need to leave after two years due to his experience. Quotes from his Facebook page about it includes, “Studying at UCLA made me see how the world sees us, highly affected by false opinions:..UCLA is still extremely antisemitic, or at the very least anti-Israel-Defense-Forces-y.”)

September 3, 2014:
Jewish Journal –Pro-Israel campus groups actively stand up for Israel

August 25, 2014:
Times of Israel – An Academic Union Mobilizes Against Israel

August 21, 2014:
Fox News – Watchdogs raise alarm after student-teachers union takes stand against Israel

August 21, 2014:
Watchdog.org – Student-teachers union takes stand against Israel as anti-Semitism concerns arise

August 17, 2014: California Political Review
Anti-Semitism Promoted at and Around UCLA

August 14, 2014: CBS 2
Only On CBS2: Anti-Semitic Flyers Surface At Jewish-Owned Business Near UCLA

August 14, 2014:
J Weekly – Letter warns U.C. president of union’s ‘anti-Israel propaganda’

August 14, 2014:
Free Beacon- Anti-Semitic Flyers Surface at Jewish-Owned Business Near UCLA

thumbs-downAugust 12, 2014:
COMPILED LIST – Supporters of UAW 2865 Resolution Calling for Academic Boycott of Israel
(Description note – contains the names of graduate students, teaching assistants, readers, etc who exclaimed public support of the antisemitic Student Union Worker’s BDS resolution, which stated the need to “educate” others on the “settler-colonial” and “apartheid” nature of the Jewish state).

August 7, 2014:
J Weekly – Eight locals among Mideast scholars calling for Israel academic boycott

August 1, 2014:
Dozens of Jewish officers and members of UAW 2865 issued a statement in support of the union’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

July 31, 2014:
The Joint Council of the UC Graduate Student Union, UAW 2865, proposed a resolution to join the BDS movement.

July 28, 2014:
JNS – While global anti-Semitism surges, don’t forget U.S. campuses

July 22, 2014:
Frontpage Mag – From Gaza to UCLA, Israel Faces Multi-Front War

July 16, 2014:
Legal Insurrection – Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall

July 16, 2014:
Business Insider – Israeli-Palestinian clash echoed on University of California council

July 16, 2014:
LA Times – UC student regent is approved despite debate and call for delay

July 16, 2014:
ZOA – Sam Levine, Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of America, West Coast: Statement to UC Board of Regents Meeting Addressing Harassment of Jewish and pro-Israel students at UCLA and elsewhere

July 16, 2014:
Haaretz – Anti-Israel protests go viral – and violent – in U.S. and Europe {quote from article relating to UCLA –“This comes on the heels of a recent court verdict sending an anti-Semitic vandal in L.A. to jail for three years…and a contentious divestment vote at UCLA and formal challenges against free Israel trips offered by Jewish groups to student leaders, which inflamed tensions.”}

July 15, 2014:
Mercury News – UC student regent nominee under scrutiny for ties to pro-Israel group

July 14, 2014:
SF Gate – UC student group objects to pro-Israel nominee for regent

July 6, 2014:
Jewish Journal – UC Regents plan to confirm pro-Israel UCLA student

July 7, 2014:
Daily Cal – Oved should still be confirmed

July 6, 2014:
JTA – Jewish U.C. regent-designate claims accusations stem from pro-Israel stance

July 4, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Student committee votes 10-0 to delay confirmation of Jewish UCLA student to Board of Regents

July 4, 2014:
Daily Bruin – UCSA votes to recommend delay in confirming student regent-designate

July 3, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Anti-Semitic BDS Activist Attacks ‘Black Zionists’

July 2, 2014:
Brandeis Center – The Worst Campus Anti-Semitic Incidents of 2013-2014

July 2, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Tensions flare on UC campuses amid allegations against Jewish, pro-Israel student

July 2, 2014:
Times of Israel – UCLA Jewish regent accused of improper campaign donations

July 2, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Targeted Jewish Student Responds to Smear Campaign

July 1, 2014:
Daily Cal – Student regent-designate nominee criticizes allegations of wrongdoing
July 1, 2014:
JTA – U. of Calif. student board to discuss allegations against Jewish regent-designate

June 28, 2014:
Daily Cal – UCSA calls emergency meeting over concerns about student-regent designate Avi Oved

June 26, 2014:
SPME – Why Are Student Leaders and Jewish Bruins Under Attack at UCLA?

June 26, 2014:
UC Riverside former SJP president falsely accused Avi Oved, Jewish pro-Israel student nominated to be UC Student Regent, of improper campaign donations, and University of California Student Association began an investigation.

June 25, 2014:
The Tower – Pro-Israel Students at UCLA “Attacked, Singled Out and Targeted”

June 24, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: USAC ethics pledge hinders tolerance, awareness

June 18, 2014:
The Blaze – UCLA Must End Harassment and Bullying of Jewish Students

June 18, 2014:
National Review – Anti-Semites Rock Colleges: Students for Justice in Palestine has a long record of Jew-hatred.

June 18, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Jewish Orgs Urge LA City Council To Pass Resolution Protecting Students From Anti-Semitic Harassment

June 17, 2014:
Inside Higher Ed – Middle East Conflict, U.S. Campuses

June 16, 2014:
Frontpage Mag- No Debate Allowed at Anti-Israel UCLA ‘Debate’

June 13, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: UCLA must follow UCSC’s example, decide to divest

June 4, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Students for Justice in Palestine criticizes LA City Council resolution

May 29, 2014:
J Weekly – Anti-Semitism is the last acceptable form of campus bigotry

May 29, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Battleground California: How UCLA became the epicenter of the campus battle for Israel, and why it matters

May 25, 2014:
Truth Revolt – UCLA Student Gov’t Releases Statement in Support of Bigotry

May 24, 2014:
Jewish Voice NY – Seven Pro-Israel Groups Urge Administrative Response to UCLA Anti-Israel Pledge

May 23, 2014:
Daily Bruin – USAC President’s office calls for chancellor’s apology

May 22, 2014:
JTA – UCLA student court: Israel trips no conflict of interest

May 22, 2014:
USAC President’s Office issued a statement criticizing Chancellor Block for condemning the anti-Israel “Ethics Pledge” that SJP members demanded that USAC candidates sign.

May 22, 2014:
Truth Revolt – More Anti-Semitism at UCLA: Israel Wiped Off the Map by Campus Club

May 22, 2014:
J Weekly – BDS tactics devolve into witch hunts

May 21, 2014:
Jewish Journal – BREAKING: UCLA student judicial board defeats SJP complaint, rules that sponsored Israel trips do not constitute conflict

May 21, 2014:
Bruins for Israel – Bruins For Israel Requests Apology from Empowered Arab Sisterhood for Erasing Israel at World In-Sight Fair

May 21, 2014:
Daily Caller – UCLA Pro-Palestine Student Group: Don’t Travel To Israel

May 20, 2014:
Jewish Journal – BDS is backfiring at UCLA

May 20, 2014:
JTA – Op-Ed: Anti-Israel campaign at UCLA echoes of McCarthyism

May 20, 2014:
LA Times – Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus

May 20, 2014:
Y & S Nazarian Center – Letter from Y & S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Regarding SJP Campaign to Stigmatize Educational Trips to Israel Sponsored by Certain Jewish Organizations

May 20, 2014:
Jewish Press – UCLA SJP ‘Violated Principles of Civility, Respect and Inclusion’

May 19, 2014:
World Jewish Congress – Californian college head speaks out against BDS campaigners

May 19, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Hillel at UCLA Announces Plan to Fight Anti-Semitism on Campus

May 19, 2014:
Inside Higher Ed – Pledging Allegiance

May 18, 2014:
Legal Insurrection – Making It Costly To Be Pro-Israel On Campus

May 19, 2014:
Haaretz – UCLA chancellor condemns effort to ban student leader trips to Israel

May 18, 2014:
The Blaze – The Subject of This UCLA Student Hearing Was So Contentious It Was Closed to the Public ‘Because of Safety Concerns’

thumbs-up May 16, 2014:
University of California – President Napolitano’s statement on civil discourse at UCLA

thumbs-up May 16, 2014:
Daily Bruin – UCLA Chancellor Block criticizes joint ethics statement in campuswide email

May 16, 2014:
American Thinker – Walls Closing In for Jews at UCLA — and in America

May 16, 2014:
JTA – UCLA student leaders face hearing over Israel trips

May 16, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Pro-Israel groups speak out at Board of Regents meeting

May 15, 2014:
The Jewish Link – Sam Levine of ZOA Statement to UC Board of Regents

May 15, 2014:
J Weekly – UCLA student candidates pledge no free trips to Israel

May 15, 2014:
Bruins for Israel – Bruins for Israel Petition to defy racism of BDS

May 15, 2014:
Fox News – Daniel Mael on Fox News on SJP and antisemitism, ostracizing Jewish students at NYU, Vassar and UCLA

May 16, 2014:
Jewish Press – Pro-Israel Groups Blast SJP for Racism and UCLA for Fecklessness

May 15, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Activist Angela Davis addresses Israeli-Palestinian conflict

May 14, 2014:
The Blaze – UCLA Responds to Shocking Anti-Israel Pledge for Student Gov’t Candidates

May 14, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Ethics statement contains double standard

May 14, 2014:
EVENT – SJP Presents: Angela Davis in Conversation with Asli Bali and Robin DG Kelley

May 11, 2014:
The Blaze – Just Wait Until You Hear What UCLA Student Government Candidates Are Being Asked to Sign

May 8, 2014:
EVENT – “Ralph Bunche and the Politics of Binationalism in Palestine” – A talk by Alex Lubin. (Sponsored by: CNES)

May 08, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Olive Tree Initiative Absent From ‘Ethics Statement’ Israel Trip Ban

May 08, 2014:
Truth Revolt – Hillel at UCLA Website Promotes Radical Anti-Israel Trip

May 08, 2014:
Truth Revolt – UCLA Muslim Newsmag Targets Jewish Student

May 08, 2014:
Legal Insurrection – The move to disqualify a generation of pro-Israel students from campus government

May 07, 2014:
Truth Revolt – UCLA Student Government Candidates Sign ‘Ethics Statement’ Against Israel Trips

May 07, 2014:
Commentary Magazine – The Next Step in the Campus War on Jews

May 06, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Groups ask USAC candidates to decline sponsored trips

May 06, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Majority of USAC candidates sign joint ethics statement

April 30, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Student group alleges conflict of interest in two USAC councilmembers’ votes

April 28, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Activists rally for divestment in colleges nationwide

April 24, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: No Rest Until We Divest: The Struggle for Human Rights at Home and Abroad (Ali Abunimah and students working on divestment)

April 10, 2014:
EVENT – “The Settler Colonial Paradigm” – A panel disscusion with at least 3 of 5 panelists supporting BDS (Beshara Doumani, Laleh Khalili, Gabriel Piterberg). (Sponsored by: CNES)

April 9, 2014:
EVENT – SJP’s Week 2 General Body Meeting (To discuss divestment and introduce new JVP at UCLA)

March 18, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Hate speech after divestment resolution only furthers divide

March 13, 2014:
MSA Document – Muslim Student Association calls for prioritization of Diversity Requirement, accountability, and positive campus climate

March 4, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: African Refugees in Israel – A Report by David Sheen

February 27, 2014:
J Weekly – Student council at UCLA rejects Israel divestment

February 26, 2014:
Jewish Journal – UCLA Student Council rejects Israel divestment resolution

February 26, 2014:
Legal Insurrection – UCLA Student Council rejects anti-Israel divestment resolution

February 26, 2014:
The Algemeiner – UCLA Student Council Defeats Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution (VIDEO)

February 25, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Submission: Context is crucial in USAC resolutions

February 20, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Divestment Open House!

February 19, 2014:
EVENT – Groundings: Black Solidarity with Palestine – A Conversation with dream hampton, Jasiri X, and Sohail Daulatzai

February 13, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Screening of film Roadmap to Apartheid

February 5, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Divestment Teach-In Part 3

January 29, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Divestment Teach-In Part 2

January 23, 2014:
Jewish Journal – Omar Barghouti at UCLA: No to BDS, no to occupation

January 21, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Divestment Teach-In Part 1

January 16, 2014:
Jewish Journal Omar Barghouti brings hate and bigotry to UCLA

January 15, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: International Solidarity with Palestine: Towards a Global Intifada (Omar Barghouti and Robin DG Kelly)

January 15, 2014:
EVENT – “Evolutionary Dance of the Oppressed” – A talk by Omar Barghouti. (Sponsored by: Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance)

thumbs-upFebruary 13, 2014:
GRADUATE STUDENTS LETTER – Between Globalism and Particularism
(Description note – letter from graduate students to USAC members about divestment resolution).

February 13, 2014:
Daily Bruin – Students for Justice in Palestine calls for UC, UCLA divestment

January 8, 2014:
EVENT – SJP: Winter Quarter Marshmallow Extravaganza Social
(Description note: anti-Israel movie)

thumbs-upJanuary 2, 2014: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT –
Statement on academic boycott of Israel

February 28, 2012: ISRAEL EVENT DISRUPTED BY SJP – Description note: Dozens of SJP members walked out with duct tape fas­tened to their mouths and signs read­ing “Silenced” in the mid­dle of an IDF soldier’s presentation.

February 16, 2012:
Mondoweiss – ‘A level of racist violence I have never seen’: UCLA professor Robin D. G. Kelley on Palestine and the BDS movement
(Description note – UCLA professor Robin D.G. Kelley states, “When you look at the demands of the boycott, they’re very simple. They’re not complicated: Ending the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the wall, which of course the International Court of Justice said in 2004 was illegal. Second, recognize the fundamental civil and political rights of Arab citizens of Israel, that they should have full equality. It’s a myth that they do have full equality; they clearly don’t. And three, respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes. That’s UN resolution 194. That of course opens up a whole can of worms about, return where? To their property, to their land? Should reparations be paid? Of course. But to return is to remake the nation, and that’s part of the invocation of all of this”).

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: Source credit: AMCHA Submission (February 13, 2017)

An antisemitic cartoon in the school newspaper, the Daily Bruin. Source credit: AMCHA Submission (February 13, 2017)



 

Source Credit: Source Credit: SSI at UCLA FB page (December 17, 2015)

Event at UCLA – Source Credit: Submitted to AMCHA (January 30, 2017)



 

Source Credit: Source Credit: SSI at UCLA FB page (December 17, 2015)

Source Credit: SSI at UCLA FB page (December 17, 2015)



 


Antisemitic comments on social media by a UCLA student and worker in a UCLA-affiliated office, Source Credit: STOP BDS on Campus (December 9, 2015)

 


Source Credit – SSI at UCLA. Posts from a UCLA student on SSI at UCLA’s Facebook page. (December 8, 2015)

 


Members of SJP are seen laying on the ground outside Kerckhoff, holding images of Palestinian victims. Source Credit: AMCHA Initiative

 

Source Credit: Students for Justice in Palestine-UCLA Wall

(Description note – “January 15, 2014. Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA presents “International Solidarity with Palestine: Towards a Global Intifada.” The event was an important night of education and solidarity as we welcomed Omar Barghouti, founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, to Los Angeles. He spoke alongside Robin DG Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA and author most recently of “Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination.” 5:43 Robin D.G. Kelley 19:53 Omar Barghouti)
 

Source Credit: “The Map of Palestine/Land Stolen” – 2014 Palestine Awareness Week - Facebook (November 7, 2014)

Source Credit: “The Map of Palestine/Land Stolen” – 2014 Palestine Awareness Week – Facebook (November 7, 2014)



 

Source Credit: T-shirts designed to fundraise include “unoccupy” and all of Israel, and existence is resistance, among others - Facebook

Source Credit: T-shirts designed to fundraise include “unoccupy” and all of Israel, and existence is resistance, among others – Facebook (November 5, 2014)

Source Credit:  “The Maps” of Palestine through the years on fliers on table - Facebook (October 1, 2014)

Source Credit: “The Maps” of Palestine through the years on fliers on table – Facebook (October 1, 2014)

Source Credit: bruinsforisrael.org

Source Credit: UCLA Arab Group Erases Israel from Map – bruinsforisrael.org (May 24, 2014)

Source Credit: StandWithUs, Nov 19, 2014

To report antisemitic activity at this or any other campus, you may:

BDS Tracker

 

Nov 18, 2014– Passes – SJP anti-Israel divestment resolution passes 8-2-2.

February, 2014– Defeated – Anti-Israel divestment resolution fails to pass.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty

STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 34

Afrikan Student Union
Al-Talib News Magazine
American Indian Student Association
Armenian Student Association
Asian Pacific Coalition
Bengali Students Association
Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative
Black Law Students Association
BlaQue UCLA
Bruin Feminists for Equality
FEM Magazine
Fossil Free UCLA
Improving Dreams, Equality, Access, and Success (IDEAS)
Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project
Indus
Jewish Voice for Peace
Law Students for Justice in Palestine
Mentors for Academic and Peer Support (MAPS)
MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztláan) de UCLA
Muslim Law Student Association
Muslim Student Association
Native Roots
Pakistani Student Association
Project One
Queer Alliance
Samahang Pilipino
SJP (Leading Boycott Resolution)
Social Awareness Network for Activism through Art (SANAA)
Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation (SCALE)
UMMA Volunteer Project
United Afghan Club
UCLA Afrikan Student Union
United Arab Society
Vietnamese Student Union

 

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 35

  1. Paul Amar
  2. Hannah Apel
  3. Maylei Blackwell
  4. Philippe Bourgois
  5. Karen Brodkin
  6. Lucy Burns
  7. Michael Cahn
  8. Keith Camacho
  9. Jessica Cattelino
  10. Anne Cong-Huyen
  11. Susan Curtis
  12. Khaled Abou El Fadl
  13. Michelle Erai
  14. Aisha Finch
  15. Nouri Gana
  16. Mishuana Goeman
  17. Yogita Goyal
  18. Akhil Gupta
  19. Christian Haesemeyer
  20. Gerry Hale
  21. Sondra Hale
  22. Sarah Haley
  23. Laurie Kain-Hart
  24. Robin D.G. Kelley
  25. Katherine King
  26. Saree Makdisi
  27. Purnima Mankekar
  28. Aamir Mufti
  29. Sherry Ortner
  30. Jemima Pierre
  31. Gabriel Piterberg
  32. Jenny Sharp
  33. David Shorter
  34. Susan Slyomovics
  35. David Stein

 


AMCHA Activism

January 26, 2017 – LETTER FROM 47 GROUPS – The Regents Principles Against Intolerance Remedy for Increasingly Polarized Campus

August 15, 2016 – LETTER AMCHA CO-SIGNED – Letter to Chancellor Block Re: Milan Chatterjee

October 2015 – UC Student Testimonials about Antisemitism on Campus, October 2015 to Present

September 8, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinated a petition signed by nearly 3,000 UC stakeholders reiterating support for UC’s adoption of the State department definition of antisemitism.

September 2, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinated a letter signed by 214 attorneys who made clear their support for UC’s adoption of the State department definition of antisemitism. The letter emphasizes that adopting the definition does not violate the first amendment, as some critics have claimed.

September 1, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinated a faculty letter of 128 faculty members who joined in support of UC’s adoption of the State Department definition of antisemitism.

August 31, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinated a letter from leading antisemitism scholars in support for UC adoption of the State department definition of antisemitism.

August 24, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinates a coalition letter of 43 organizations addressed to UC President Napolitano, which joined Hillel International and the Anti-Defamation league in commending UC President Napolitano for her stance on the State Department definition of antisemitism and encouraging the Regents to adopt the definition.

June 17, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinates a coalition letter of 32 organizations addressed to UC President Napolitano reiterating support for UC adoption of the State Department definition of antisemitism.

May 20, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinates petitions, signed by 58 California Rabbis, 104 UC Faculty Members and 521 UC Alumni asking the UC System to formally adopt the U.S. State Department’s definition of antisemitism.

May 7, 2015 – LETTER – After Chancellor Wilcox fails to acknowledge the first letter regarding UCR’s course, AMCHA Initiative coordinates a second coalition letter of 27 groups goes out to UC President Napolitano and Provost Dorr, asking them to address the situation.

April 24, 2015 – LETTER – 23 Organizations Write to UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Director Re: Cornel West

April 16, 2015 – LETTER – AMCHA Initiative coordinates a coalition letter of 20 groups write to Chancellor Wilcox asking him to investigate if the UCR course titled, “Palestine & Israel: Settler-Colonialism and Apartheid” violates course policy and if so, to eliminate it.

March 19, 2015 – Letter to UC President Napolitano Regarding Adopting U.S. State Department Definition of Antisemitism to Protect Jewish Students

March 19, 2015 – 23 GROUPS DEMAND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ADOPT U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM

March 12, 2015 – AMCHA Applauds UCLA and UC Berkeley student senates, and UC president and regents chair, for condemning campus antisemitism

February 20, 2015 – 12 Organizations Write to UCLA Chancellor Block to Condemn Antisemitism After Blatant Discrimination of Jewish Candidate for Judicial Board Position

December, 2014 – AMCHA Initiative Report on Antisemitic Activity at UCLA 2014

October 28, 2014 – Letter to 100 Universities with Active SJP Chapters

September 30, 2014 – LETTER – AMCHA Joins Coalition Letter of 13 Groups to College Presidents to Protect Jewish Students from Antisemitism

September 30, 2014 –LETTER- AMCHA Initiative’s Letter to UCLA Chancellor Block Regarding Anti-Israel Bias and Title VI Funding

September 17, 2014 –PRESS RELEASE- Groups to Congress: No Taxpayer Funds for Biased, Politicized Middle East Studies

September 17, 2014 –PRESS RELEASE- Federal $$$ Funding Antisemitism at one of Nation’s Top Tier Universities

September 8, 2014 –UNIVERSITY RESPONSE – UC Provost Dorr responds with a letter, confirming that the “Universities position regarding as to the conduct of ASE’s in the classroom is rooted in its academic policies, including the UC Regents Policy on Course Conduct, referenced in your letter.” The letter further states, “We will ask the campuses to remind all the ASE’s about these policies and their obligation to adhere to them.”

August 15, 2014 –VOICES – Community Responses to UC Academic Student Workers Union (UAW 2865) Statement of Intent to Bring Antisemitic Propaganda and BDS to UC Classrooms

August 12, 2014 –Letter to UC President Napolitano regarding Union of Student Workers statement of intent to bring BDS and antisemitic progaganda to UC classrooms

August 12, 2014 – ACTION ALERT: 12 Groups Ask UC President Napolitano to Ensure Antisemitic Propaganda and BDS Are Not Brought to UC Classrooms by Union of Student Workers

June 18, 2014 – OP-ED: UCLA Must End Harassment and Bullying of Jewish Students

June 17, 2014 – ACTION ALERT: AMCHA Meets with Chancellor Block and 7 Groups Thank LA City Council Members for Resolution Fighting SJP Antisemitism

May 19, 2014 – ACTION ALERT: UCLA Chancellor Block and UC President Napolitano Respond to Jewish & Community Concerns by Condemning Harassment Tactics

May 19, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: UCLA Chancellor Block and UC President Napolitano Respond to Community and Condemn SJP Harassment

May 16, 2014 – VOICES: Community outrage in response to SJP’s bullying of UCLA Jewish students

May 15, 2014 – ACTION ALERT: AMCHA Demands UCLA Stop Horrendous Bullying of Jewish Students

May 15, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: AMCHA Demands UCLA Stop Horrendous Bullying of Jewish Students

May 15, 2014 – AMCHA and 6 Other Groups Write UCLA Chancellor, UC President and UC Regents about Harassment of Jewish Students by the Students for Justice in Palestine

April 30, 2014 – ACTION ALERT: University Administrators to Blame for Tsunami of Campus Antisemitism

April 29, 2014  ACTION ALERT: 1,000 Californians Sign Petition to Senator Liu and Assemblymember Williams

April 21, 2014 – VOICES: 1,000 Sign Petition and Voice Their Outrage

March 21, 2014 – VOICES: UCLA Student Shares His Experience with Antisemitism and Divestment

February 3, 2014 – ACTION ALERT: California Faculty Using State Resources to Promote Boycott of Israel

January 24, 2014 – ACTION ALERT: Three University of California Schools Violate University Policy and State Laws to Sponsor Antisemitic Events Promoting Boycott of Israel

September 12, 2012 – AMCHA Co-founders Respond to UC Regents Chairwoman Sherry Lansing’s Letter

August 21, 2012 – Letter from UC Regents Chair Sherry Lansing to AMCHA Co-founders

August 14, 2012 – Letter from the Jewish Community to UC Regents and President

August 14, 2012 – Letter from over 1,000 AMCHA Initiative Supporters sent to the UC Regents and President

August 6, 2012 – AMCHA Co-founders Respond to UC President’s Letter Regarding UCLA’s Decision to Allow Promotion of Israel Boycott on Class Website

July 31, 2012 – President Yudof’s Response to the AMCHA Co-founders letter to UC Regents

July 23, 2012 – AMCHA co-founders letter to the UC Regents

May 7, 2012 – Letter from Leila Beckwith to UC Academic Senate Chair Robert Anderson

April 25, 2012 – AMCHA co-founders’ letter to Dr. Leuchter

April 19, 2012 – AMCHA Bulletin Update regarding Dr. Leuchter’s response

March 29, 2012 – AMCHA co-founders’ letter to UC Administrators