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Antisemitic Activity

 

  1. Targeting Jewish Students and Staff:
    Incidents that directly target Jewish students on campus or other Jewish members of the campus community for harmful or hateful action based on their Jewishness or perceived support for Israel.

  2. Antisemitic Expression:
    Language, imagery or behavior deemed antisemitic by the U.S. State Department definition of antisemitism, or wholly consistent with that definition.

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  • KUDOS to University of Minnesota President Kaler for his strong statement and recognition that, “the inclusion on the ballot of a non-binding referendum that names Israel is exacerbating tension and fueling discrimination toward Jewish students. My statement of two years ago is as relevant today as it was then: ‘Our University strongly and unequivocally condemns prejudice and hostility toward Jews, as we condemn bias against any groups.’”

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Recent Antisemitic Activity

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bullet imgJuly 31, 2018 – BROWN UNIVERSITY
According to an email sent out to the campus community by Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Shontay Delalue, “Two individuals who are not associated with Brown were seen making a video of themselves on and around campus, displaying a vulgar and highly offensive anti-Semitic sign, and attempting to engage members of our community in discussion.” No further details about what the sign said were available. However, the ADL noted that on the same day, Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who unsuccessfully ran for Senate in California, took his “Name the Jew” tour, where signs such as “Jews Rape Kids” were held, to Providence, where Brown University is also located. These incidents could possibly be related, although it is unclear.
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT; HISTORICAL)

bullet imgJuly 22, 2018 – UC SANTA CRUZ
A former student posted antisemitic comments on a thread in the “Official Group of UCSC Students” Facebook group. The former student expressed, “Jews are scum. You are worse than the worst Nazis and it’s too bad Hitler didn’t get rid of all of you. Then at least there wouldn’t be smart aleck Jews in the media pushing misandry, race mixing, sexual deviancy and Marxism in my country while have Jewish white supremacist Apartheid in Israel.” He further stated, “Jewish people already largely control the planet” and “Jews have far too much privilege and power for a brown man like me to do anything. I am not genetically evil and cruel like you so I wouldn’t go around bullying and gas lighting your race even if it was in my power to do so. Jews have been kicked out of their host nation 109 times historically for ruthlessly betraying and mooching off their host nations.” He further accused Jews of having “murdered, raped and tortured brown and black people for profit” as well as claiming, “The Torah says that Jews love genocide and bashing kids’ brains against the stone for Yahweh. Evil, evil, evil and racist.” Finally, he stated, “The Polish people have a saying, ‘The Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you.’ So the Jews viciously exploit those around them, engage in usury and nepotism, hoarded wealth, and when Europeans had enough and called them out they cried, ‘ANTISEMITE!’ Just like today.” A different student defended the former student’s antisemitic views, remarking, “He’s not wrong about a lot of things, but he just puts his arguments in an offensive, crude way and has a radical a** solution that can’t work. Jewish people, backed by the United States, are mistreating people in Palestine…The man may be deluded in his vision of what will change society for the better but he is talking about real problems which need real solutions. All I was saying was not to completely disregard the problems he was talking about as nonexistent.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION; VERBAL ASSAULT; DENIGRATION; HISTORICAL; COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION)


bullet img July 20, 2018 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY
A student posted on Facebook a declaration that he’ll “physically fight zionists on campus next year if someone comes at me with their ‘israel is a democracy’ bullshit. : ) and after i abolish your a** i’ll [sic] go ahead and work every day for the rest of my life to abolish your petty a** ethnosupremacist settler-colonial state.” After criticism, he later altered the post from “physically” to “intellectually .” One student expressed fear to a media outlet stating, “he has been one of the most aggressive and prolific anti-Israel figures at Stanford. . . . Now, he’s calling for violence against pro-Israel students. He will be an RA in a dormitory next year, and…he could quite literally threaten the safety of the students in the dormitory.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION; DENIGRATION)


bullet img July 11, 2018 – ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Activists disrupted a JNF talk titled “Israel’s Borders in International Law” with Eugene Kontorovich, by standing up at intermittent times and relaying stories such as that of protesters killed during the Great Return March at the Gaza-Israel border. Activists later explained their motivation for the disruption, stating, “In staging this disruption we sent a clear message that the Jewish National Fund and supporters of ethnic cleansing and colonization are not welcome in St Louis. We took this action in support of the Great Return.”
(TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DEMONIZATION)


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