AMCHA’S Responses to Antisemitic Activity at Temple University
1. A pro-Israel Jewish student was punched in the face and called “baby-killer, racist, Zionist pig” and “kike” as he stood next to a table run by the Students for Justice in Palestine
- INCIDENT: A Jewish student at Temple University, Daniel Vessal – a CAMERA Fellow and member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity – was punched in the face and knocked down and called “baby-killer, racist, Zionist pig” by individuals at the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) table that was part of “Templefest,” an organizational exhibition on August 20, 2014.
- 8/20/14 – AMCHA’S RESPONSE: AMCHA Initiative joined 14 other groups in issuing a statement condemning the antisemitic attack. The groups called on Temple University to publicly condemn this attack and to carefully monitor SJP because of its history of intimidation, harassment, and incitement against pro-Israel students on campus. The groups consisted of AMCHA Initiative, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, American-Israel Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), David Horowitz Freedom Center, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), Hasbara Fellowships, Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, Inc., Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), Simon Wiesenthal Center Campus Outreach, StandWithUs, The Lawfare Project, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, World Zionist Organization – iZionist.org, and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA).