Campus Monitor - University of California San Diego

Student Voices

*See UC Student Testimonials from 2015 – present here

  • November 10, 2016 – UC San Diego Former Student (Elizabeth) “It is with a very heavy heart that I share my grandparents escaped Nazi Germany yet I just spent the day making sure Nazi propaganda was removed from UC San Diego.” Read more
  • September 2015 – Jewish UC San Diego Student (Sara) (note, student is describing encountering a fellow UC San Diego student, who is a member of SJP, in a club who recognized her) – “I have felt uncomfortable around this student for the past two years and he saw me at a night club…And after he saw me, he confronted me with nothing but hate and would not leave me alone…They followed me, and called me by my first and last name. They were yelling that I was a ‘racist Zionist cow.’ I have never felt so unsafe in my life.” Read more
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    Antisemitism Tracker

    Total Antisemitic Activity:

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    Classification Date-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    11/9/16 – A swastika and the words “Heil Trump” were painted on the sidewalk at a UC San Diego bus stop.
    ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    5/16/17 – MSA and SJP held a weeklong series of events entitled “Justice in Palestine Week 2017: To Exist is to Resist” that included a mock “apartheid wall.” According to an article in the school paper, the wall contained statements about what it means to be a Zionist that claimed, “the three basic characteristics of Zionism are: racism, expansionism, settler colonialism” and comparisons that likened Israel to an “apartheid state.”
    CONDONED TERRORISM;
    DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
    5/9/16 – MSA and SJP held “Justice for Palestine, The Right to Return” Week, which involved an apartheid wall and events such as “The Right of Return” which called for the right of return which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country, and “To Resist is to Exist” which is a phrase that condones terrorism.
    CONDONING TERRORISM 10/19/15 – UCSD SJP endorsed a statement calling terrorism against Israeli Jews “resistance against the oppressive Zionist entity” and stating “LONG LIVE THE INTIFADA,” which, in the context of current events, is a call for violence against Israeli Jews.
    BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 5/17/17 – As part of, “Justice in Palestine Week 2017: To Exist is to Resist,” SJP held the event, “Student Activism and BDS with Nora Barrows-Friedman and Dr. Nasser Barghouti.”
    CALLS FOR BDS 12/4/15 – UCSD SJP, MSA and Alpha Lambda Mu co-author lists of recommendations for UCSD administrators to make UCSD “more welcoming” to Muslim, Palestinian and Pro-Palestinian students, and included on the list is a call for the deshelving of Sabra hummus from all campus dining halls and markets by Spring 2016.
    CALLS FOR BDS 2/26/15 – UCSD SJP started a Change.org petition demanding that UCSD deshelve Sabra Hummus from all campus markets.

     

    In the News ?

    *See UC Student Testimonials from 2015 – present here
     

    November 14, 2016:
    The Guardian – Two Displays of Nazism Found On Campus

    November 10, 2016:
    KPBS – San Diego State Investigates Hate Crime, Vandalism Found At UC San Diego
    (Description note, “A swastika and the words “Heil Trump” are painted on the sidewalk at a UC San Diego bus stop, Nov. 9, 2016.”)

    May 9-12, 2016:
    EVENT – “Justice in Palestine, the Right to Return” Week, sponsored by MSA and SJP

    December 4, 2015:
    AMCHA – UCSD SJP’s list of Demands, includes De-shelving Sabra Hummus

    October 23, 2015:
    EVENT – Uprise with Palestine Protest!

    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, San Diego: $1,479”) 

    October 14, 2015:
    EVENT – Students for Justice in Palestine at San Diego State University are planning to host an event on October 14th, 2015 in solidarity with Palestine on our campus for International Day of Action

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

    May, 2015:
    Ron Evans at UCSD – Lincoln prof blasts ‘dirty Jewish’ thugs, ‘homo uprising,’ and ‘sluts’

    March 13, 2015:
    U-T San Diego – Cause unites Jewish, Muslim students

    March 6, 2015:
    The Daily Californian – Statement from UC faculty on divestment from Israel

    March 4, 2015:
    EVENT – Anti-Colonial Convergences: Indigeneity, Sovereignty & Transnational Circuits of Militarization from the Pacific to Palestine

    March 1, 2015:
    The Guardian – U.S. Israeli-Palestinian Diplomat Visits UCSD on College Tour
    (Description note: “When asked by the UCSD Guardian for his view on the recent vote by the UC Student Association to divest from companies that conduct business with Israel, Makovsky stated that it’s creating a divide between students.  “I see this issue as ripping students apart,” Makovsky said. “It’s making some students feel that they are not welcome on campus, that [their] campus is a hostile place.” Makovsky added that he doesn’t believe divestment has any practical outcome.“On the one hand, it’s merely symbolic,” Makovsky noted. “The University actually doesn’t divest itself — it does all the damage without any of the positive.”)

    February 26, 2015:
    EVENT – SJP Workshop #2: Water Apartheid

    February 26, 2015:
    Change.org PETITION – We call on the University of California at San Diego to deshelve Sabra products from all six campus markets as well as Sunshine Market.

    2015:
    Change.org- We call on the University of California at San Diego to deshelve Sabra products from all six campus markets as well as Sunshine Market.

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

    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).

    December 31, 2013: In Defense of an Academic Boycott of Israel

    thumbs-upDecember 18, 2013:
     UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – UC San Diego Chancellor’s Statement re: American Studies Association Resolution

    March 16, 2013:
    American Thinker – Lincoln prof blasts ‘dirty Jewish’ thugs, ‘homo uprising,’ and ‘sluts’(Description note, “On Wednesday night, March 13, the Associated Students at U C San Diego held a secret vote to divest from Israel…”)

    April 6, 2012:
    StandWithUs – FALLOUT FROM THE RECENT FAILED UCSD DIVESTMENT EFFORT: ATTACK ON PROFESSOR DUBNOV

    April 6, 2012:
    StandWithUs – COMMENTARY: SMEAR CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AGAINST BDS OPPONENTS
    (Description note, “UCSD Professor Shlomo Dubnov, music professor and president of the UCSD chapter of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), was accused of libelous claims including verbally assaulting and harassing a pro-divestment student at a divestment meeting. SJP, the Student Affirmative Action Committee (SAAC) and their allied groups sent a letter with these claims to the UCSD administration on March 2. A video of the event clearly shows Dubnov was not verbally assaulting the student. Dubnov retaliated with charges of harassment against his accusers. In a stunning violation of procedural rules and fairness, the board of the UCSD Faculty Association, a branch of the American Association of University Professors, accepted the student’s accusations without waiting for the university to investigate, and issued a letter of condemnation on March 6.  The letter singled out Dubnov and a staff member, neither of whom was given the chance to defend themselves.”)

     

    Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

    Source Credit: (November 9, 2016)

    Source Credit: (November 9, 2016)



    UCSD endorses an “Uprise with Palestine Protest!” Source Credit: Facebook (October 23, 2015)

    Source Credit: UC San Diego International Day of Action (October 14, 2015)

    Source Credit: UC San Diego International Day of Action (October 14, 2015)


    Source Credit: Rasmea Odeh – Palestinian Activism through Feminism (January 15, 2015)

    Source Credit: Rasmea Odeh – Palestinian Activism through Feminism – Facebook (January 15, 2015)



     

    Source Credit: UCSD “mock stone thrower, throwing flowers” - Facebook (May 12, 2015)

    Source Credit: UCSD “mock stone thrower, throwing flowers” – Facebook (May 12, 2015)



     

    Source Credit: Rasmea Odeh display (November 14, 2014)

    Source Credit: Rasmea Odeh display (November 14, 2014)

     

    Source Credit: Justice in Palestine week at UCSD: Justice in Palestine exhibit featured west of the UCSD Price Center by Students for Justice in Palestine at their Mock Israeli Checkpoint  (April 18, 2012)

    Source Credit: Justice in Palestine week at UCSD: Justice in Palestine exhibit featured west of the UCSD Price Center by Students for Justice in Palestine at their Mock Israeli Checkpoint (April 18, 2012)

     

    UCSD Apartheid Wall (May 9, 2011)

     

    Source Credit: UCSD SJP Divest campaign (September 8, 2010)

    Source Credit: UCSD SJP Divest campaign (September 8, 2010)



     

    Source Credit: UCSD Apartheid Wall – Facebook (May 16, 2010)

     

    Source Credit: Justice in Palestine week at UCSD: 2010 Justice in Palestine exhibit prominently displayed on Library Walk

    Source Credit: Justice in Palestine week at UCSD: 2010 Justice in Palestine exhibit prominently displayed on Library Walk

     

    Source Credit: Facebook (February 11, 2010)

    Source Credit: Map of Palestine through the years – Facebook (February 11, 2010)

     

    Source Credit: Facebook (May 31, 2009)

    Source Credit: Map of Palestine through the years – Facebook (May 31, 2009)

     

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    BDS Tracker

     

    March 13, 2013 – Passed – Student Government votes in favor of divestment resolution

    March 2012 – Failed – Divestment resolution was voted down in a 13-20-0 vote.


    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    STUDENT BDS

    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1
    SJP

    FACULTY BDS

    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 15

    1. John D. Blanco
    2. Dennis Childs
    3. Ricardo Dominguez
    4. Gary Fields
    5. Adria L. Imada
    6. Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond
    7. Roshanak Kheshti
    8. Curtis Marez
    9. Beatrice Pita
    10. Michael Provence
    11. Amrah Salomon
    12. Rosaura Sanchez
    13. Shelley Streeby
    14. Charles Thorpe
    15. Brad Werner

    Signatures
     

    Number of Faculty Endorsing the UAW 2865 Boycott Resolution: 5

    1. Curtis Marez
    2. Beatrice Pita
    3. Dennis R. Childs
    4. Ross Frank
    5. Ricardo Dominguez