Campus Monitor - University of Rochester

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Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/9/16 – A SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) member published an op-ed in the school paper to defend SDS’ role in bringing anti-Zionist events to campus, such as the recent film screening of an anti-Zionist film with antisemitic expressions, “The Occupation of the American Mind.” In her op-ed, she demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of committing “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” and “murder[ing] more innocent civilians than Hamas could ever hope to.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/2/16 – Students for a Democratic Society screened the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in 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;
DEMONIZATION;
PROMOTE BDS
9/24/15 – A talk by Rev. Graylan Hagler entitled “Connecting the dots: From Ferguson to Palestine” was sponsored by Student Association for the Development of Arab Cultural Awareness, The Association for the Development of Interest in the Indian Subcontinent, Black Students Union, Muslim Students Association, and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity. In his talk, he delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of being an “apartheid” state. He demonized Israel stating, “All through this experiment called Israel is laced with racism, racism.” Finally, he promoted BDS.
DEMONIZATION 3/23/15 – The University of Rochester Students for a Democratic Society hosteed a panel discussion which featured panelists who falsely accused Israel of “pinkwashing , i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”

 

In the News ?

November 9, 2016:
Campus Times – SDS is unapologetic about Palestine Awareness Month
Description note – A SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) member published an op-ed in the school paper to defend SDS’ role in bringing anti-Zionist events to campus, such as the recent film screening of an anti-Zionist film with antisemitic expressions, “The Occupation of the American Mind.” In her op-ed, she demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of committing genocide and ethnic cleansing and “murder[ing] more innocent civilians than Hamas could ever hope to.” She additionally noted, in a direct brush off to Jewish and Israeli concerns that, “SDS is not sorry if acknowledging genocide makes you uncomfortable. SDS is not sorry if discussing the suffering of others makes you feel attacked…they should be burning with rage toward the Israeli government, the government that they consider theirs.”)

November 7, 2016:
The Jewish Press – Clashes with Pro-Israel Students at Rochester’s SDS Anti-Israel Event

November 7, 2016:
Campus Times – Tensions flare at Palestine Awareness Event

November 1, 2016:
Campus Times – Palestinian Awareness Month is one-sided and misguided

January 2, 2014: Democrat and Chronicle – UR rebukes Israeli college boycott

December 30, 2013: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – President’s Statement on Academic Boycotts

 

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