Antisemitism Tracker
Organized by State

Updated: 5/23/18

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Number of incidents in 2018: 311
Number of incidents in 2017: 652
Number of incidents in 2016: 639
Number of incidents in 2015: 469


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The incidents below have been compiled from media accounts, student testimonies and eyewitness reports, and organized into the following categories:

  1. Targeting Jewish Students and Staff – Incidents that directly target Jewish students or other Jewish
    members of the campus community for harmful or hateful action.
  2. Antisemitic Expression – Language, imagery or behavior deemed antisemitic by the U.S. State Department definition
    of antisemitism, or wholly consistent with that definition.
  3. BDS Activity (for more information about BDS and antisemitism, click HERE)– Petitions, statements, meetings, events and rallies in which the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, sanctions movement is promoted, supported, discussed, or voted on.

Each incident has been further classified according to its specific antisemitic content using criteria derived from the U.S. State Department definition of antisemitism. For more information on the subcategories of classification, click HERE.

Note for Students and Faculty: If you are aware of any antisemitic incidents from 2015, 2016, or 2017 that are not contained on this list, please let us know at “Report an Incident.” It is important to us to keep as complete a list as possible.

Recent Campus Antisemitic Activity

    May 17, 2018 – UC LOS ANGELES
    SJP disrupted a Students Supporting Israel (SSI) event on campus entitled “Indigenous Peoples Unite,” with three speakers from the Armenian, Jewish, and Kurdish communities, by storming the room, ripping down Armenian and Jewish flags, chanting loudly, dancing, and denigrating the panelists. During panelist Dario Ouliguian’s talk about being a survivor of the Armenian genocide, one student walked up to Ouliguian, ripped down the “mother f—king” Armenian flag, and threw Ouliguian’s notes away and yelled in his face, then placed the flag around his shoulders and refused to return it. Additional anti-Israel activists then surrounded the entire room playing loud music and dancing and clapping in front of the panelists, using blow horns and whistles and chanting “free, free Palestine, Palestine will be free,” “We don’t want 2 states, we want ’48,” “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” “No peace on stolen land, justice is our demand” “Protesting is not a crime, free free free Palestine,” as well as “Israel is a terrorist state!” The activists then ripped down the Israeli flag. When Ouliguian tried to return to the microphone, the group started screaming, “F—k white supremacy!” Campus police were called to remove the protesters, who shut down the event and occupied the room for roughly 15 minutes. Upon removal, one student yelled, “UCLA is on the side of racism! And the terrorist state of Israel!” Loud chanting and screaming with the megaphone continued in the hall outside the event which clearly continued to disrupt the event and made it nearly impossible to hear the presenters.
    (TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY; SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; VERBAL ASSAULT; INTIMIDATION; HARASSMENT; DENIGRATION; DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; DEMONIZATION)

    May 15, 2018 – WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS
    An article in the school paper accused Israel of carrying out “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”
    (ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)

    May 15, 2018 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY
    Stanford SJP released a statement that accused Israel of carrying out an “ongoing Nakba, Israel’s policy of land theft and ethnic cleansing in Palestine.” The statement coincided with a demonstration with JVP at Stanford where participants held signs in White Plaza accusing Israel of committing a “massacre” in Gaza.
    (ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)

    May 15, 2018 – UC DAVIS
    A guest column in the school paper by an SJP member demonized Israel with an accusation of “systematic terror employed by Israel not only during the country’s creation, but today as well.” The column further accused Israel of a “Zionist strategy of ethnic cleansing…[and]… the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 men, women and children, and the killing of over 15,000.”
    (ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION)

Alabama


Total Antisemitic Activity:


Auburn University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
4/7/17 – A group calling itself the “Auburn White Student Union” posted antisemitic fliers on campus. The group was formerly called “Whites of the Alt-Right Educating Auburn Gentiles for Liberation and Empowerment,” or WAR EAGLE. One flier reads, “Will you disobey the anti-Christian, top secret, Noahide Laws?”, which refers to the seven Laws of Noah that are part of the Jewish faith. Another poster apparently shows propaganda images claiming to be from a “confidential, not for gentiles” handbook, claiming the Jewish faith seeks to oppress any “non-Jews.” The website of the Auburn White Student Union states that the group expects “to be able to find common ground with secular Arabs who oppose Zionism.”

University of Alabama, Huntsville


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/9/18 – A 3 inch by 3 inch swastika was found spray painted on a light pole in a green space near the Charger Union. This was the third swastika found on campus this semester.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/8/18 – Two swastikas were found at Morton Hall. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/7/18 – Two swastikas were found stenciled at two locations on the outside of the Morton Hall building on campus. Date of incident is approximated from article.


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Arizona


Total Antisemitic Activity:


Arizona State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/14/17 – The campus library was defaced with swastikas. (Date of this incident is approximated from the article.)
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
1/27/17 – A Jewish student returned to her apartment near campus one evening to find her mezuzah “maliciously torn” from her door. (Date of this incident is approximated from the article.)
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 2/20/15 – SJP ASU hosted a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/16/15 – SJP ASU hosted a talk by Jeff Halper in which he called Israel “an apartheid regime that is able to sell itself as a democracy.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/5/15 – SJP ASU hosted a talk by independent journalist Dan Cohen, who demonized Israelis by falsely claiming that during the recent Gaza war Israel wanted to push out and crush completely the people of Gaza, and that Israel used Gaze as a “laboratory” for its weapons technology, and by showing selective video clips of Israeli teens dancing in the streets and laughing during the war, with the false implication being that they were celebrating Palestinian deaths. Cohen condoned terrorism by falsely asserting that the claim that Hamas used civilians as human shields was “ridiculous,” despite the established proof of this, and saying that he supports violent resistance on the part of Palestinians. Cohen also endorsed BDS has a justified measure.

University of Arizona


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/28/17 – SJP tabled in front of Marshall. A sheet on the table said, “Why do I boycott Israel?…Aparthied: We don’t buy it!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/3/16 – The School of Arts hosted Palestinian filmmaker/artist, Basma Alsharif for a presentation entitled, “Beyond the Ruins of Civilization.” During her presentation, Alsharif delegitimized Israel, accusing the state of implementing apartheid structures.
DEMONIZATION 3/27/15 – Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar delivered a lecture entitled “The ‘Right’ to Maim: Disablement, Gaza and Disaster Capitalism.” In her talk, Puar demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of achieving its goals of “settler colonialsim” through the intentional “maiming,” “stunting” and “debilitating” of Palestinians. An essay version of Puar’s talk included an acknowledgement that she considered her analysis “an anti-Zionist hermeneutic,” whose “ultimate purpose…is to labor in the service of a Free Palestine.” Puar’s talk was sponsored by IKON, LGBT Institute, GWS, MENAS, CMES, English Department, German Department, Anthropology, History, Geography, Journalism, SBS, AIMS, GPSC, Confluence Center, and Hassan Hijazi, Global Initiatives.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/27/15 – An event entitled “In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine” was sponsored by the SJP and featured BDS activist and journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman. Barrows-Friedman falsely accused Israel of “brutality” and “ethnic cleansing,” “racism,” “genocide,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid.” The speaker also vigorously promoted BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 4/29/15 – A panel discussion intended to promote BDS, entitled “University BDS and the Struggle for Justice in Palestine,” was sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Organization; Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Council; UA SJP; UA JVP; and the Southern Arizona BDS Network.


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California


Total Antisemitic Activity:

Biola University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/14/16 – A preexisting drawing was defaced with dry-erase marker to resemble a swastika on a community whiteboard.

California Community Colleges Student Senate


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 5/1/15 – Student representatives from California’s 112 community colleges rejected an anti-Israel divestment resolution by a vote of 44 – 24 at the general assembly meeting.

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/13/18 – During a Black Student Union protest that followed a release of demands (see separate incident concerning the demands), a student held an image of the University’s president with a swastika drawn on the president’s forehead. Source credit for image: AMCHA submission.
DISCRIMINATION 4/13/18 – The Black Student Union and various student organizations affected by the “inaction of the Administration” released a statement of demands that included a discriminatory call stating, “We want an increase in ASI funding of ALL cultural clubs, with the exception of organizations that are aligned with Zionist ideology.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/17/17 – A man handed out neo-Nazi fliers on campus. The fliers had Nazi symbols and the terms “American Nazi Party and Symbol of White Power.”

California State University, Chico


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 9/11/17 – An outside group, Chico Palestine Action Group, put up an anti-Israel poster display next to the Arts & Humanities building on campus that included posters calling for BDS.

California State University, Fullerton


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/30/16 – SJP held a movie screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/9/16 – CSUF SJP erected a mock “Apartheid Wall” on campus. One panel on the wall delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid under the heading, “Apartheid is Real.” A second panel supported divestment initiatives at the University of California.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
4/10/16 – A letter by the President of the CSUF chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine published in the school newspaper condoned terrorism stating that the first and second intifadas were a “defensive reaction” and that “Palestinian resistance is a helpless reaction….[to the]… Israeli occupation of Palestine” and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of apartheid and “colonialist ideology.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – CSU Fullerton Students for Justice in Palestine 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: CALL FOR BDS 4/6/16 – SJP erected a mock apartheid wall, where one of the panels was about supporting BDS, and another was specifically about UC Divestment.

California State University, Long Beach


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/17/17 – Fliers bearing the image of Adolf Hitler, the slogan “finish what he started,” and a swastika appeared at the campus’ Multicultural Center. The URL, “aryanunderground.com” was also displayed on the flier.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/16/17 – A handful of fliers containing a swastika and advertising a white supremacist website and group called “Aryan Underground” were found posted around campus on three separate buildings over two days. According to the article, the “Aryan Underground’ advertises itself as “a National Socialist and Fascist organization dedicated to absolute resistance against the Zionist Occupied Government.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – Three antisemitic fliers were distributed to networked printers on campus. The three fliers had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/13/17 – At least one flier was found on campus that featured a swastika and a phrase disparaging Jewish people which said “No Kikes, No Problems” and “Aryan Underground.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/15/17 – An op-ed in the school paper was full of antisemitic statements claiming, “the original inhabitants [of Israel] were ethnically cleansed to create a jewish [sic] majority state..Zionism can be seen as inherently racist, ethnocentric and colonial. The atrocity of Zionism is that it uses the tragedy of Holocaust victims as a prop to bolster its manifest destiny agenda…The brutal destruction and ethnic cleansing of Palestine is whitewashed through biblical stories of the ‘promised land’…Learn more about the Israeli apartheid…Endorse the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement. Culturally boycott organizations which stifle academic freedom to advance Zionist agendas such as AIPAC, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Community Relations Council, Christian United For Israel, Stand With U.S., Zionist Organization of America, Jewish National Fund, Israel’s embassies and consulates.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/10/17 – Student protesters delivered a list of demands to President Conoley to make CSU a “sanctuary campus” that also included demand demonizing Zionists and promoting BDS: “Develop a mechanism to address Zionist, Islamophobic, anti-Arab, and anti-immigrant racist behavior exhibited both by faculty and students of this campus in a post 9/11 and Trump context” and “Divest from DHS; Boeing, IBM, Northrop Grumman, Verizon, Sevatec, Raytheon, G4s, General Electric Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Dell.” The aforementioned companies are frequently cited in BDS resolutions as well as noted in the campus newspaper as asking that “CSULB divest from various business firms that are linked to Israel.” The image on the demands petition list also included a row of images, including a woman in the center of the images holding a sign saying, “Stop Zionism,” with the caption under all the images reading: “We are CSULB.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
5/10/17 – The student government discussed and voted on a third and final reading of a divestment resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel. The resolution passed 15-7 with one abstention. According to the school newspaper, during public comments at the meeting, one student demonized Israel and its supporters saying, “I support this resolution because it is the right thing to do as a human being. If you actually believe that Israel ever intends for peace, your entire cognitive development is a disaster, disaster! They are trying to justify genocide!”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
5/2/17 – SJP and the Muslim Student Organization organized and carried out a “CSULB Divest: Teach In” event, discussion and march on campus to support divestment, that included handmade posters, small badges, stickers and pamphlets handed out to students. During the event, a speaker demonized Israel stating, “In Israeli prisons, they forced the prisoners to drink salt water, damaging their health but keeping them on the brink of survival. They incarcerate them only when they do not kill them on the streets.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 11/7/16 – A flier for a Jewish Studies Department course titled, “Israel: Histories, Peoples, Cultures” that was posted in LA5-169 was defaced with “[n]ot a valid course. Israel is occupied territory,” and “[h]istory of occupation of Palestine.” Additionally, words “modern State of Israel” was crossed out and replaced with “occupation of Palestine.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 5/2/17 – The Associated Students Senate discussed and passed on its second reading a divestment resolution from companies doing business with Israel. The resolution passed in a roll-call vote with 12 senators voting in favor, seven voting against and three abstaining.
CALLS FOR BDS 5/2/17 – SJP circulated a petition for students to sign to support divestment.
CALLS FOR BDS 5/1/17 – A student published an op-ed piece in the school newspaper that expressed support for a BDS resolution.
BDS VOTE 4/26/17 – A divestment resolution that was scheduled for a second reading was discussed and tabled for a week because one of the authors was out of town. The reading follows a letter by the President sent to ASI that expressed how passing the resolution would likely send a negative message to Jewish students that does not promote inclusion rather than have an impact on situations in the Middle East. The meeting’s public comments were focused on BDS according to the school paper.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/21/16 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “Apartheid Wall” which called for BDS.

California State University, Northridge


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/31/17 – A swastika and a derogatory statement that had been drawn in purple paint was found on the walkway between the USU and the Rainforest.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION
10/13/15 – A suspect wrote the word “Palestine” on a piece of tile artwork containing the Israeli flag.

Chapman Univrsity


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM 3/27/18 – Chapman University’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ Political Science Department and Peace Studies, with support from The Markaz, held an open forum on Gaza titled, “The Gaza Crisis” with Dr. Norman Finkelstein and political science professor Dr. Nubar Hovsepian. Finkelstein’s book, “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” was sold at the event. During the event, Finkelstein defended Hamas, a registered terror organization, stating, “people living under occupation have the right to use armed force to resist that occupation.”

Claremont Colleges – Claremont McKenna College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 3/10/16 – A Campus Safety alert was sent out to all students detailing mock eviction notices that were found at Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College on March 7th. Posting regulations at all three schools were violated. The alert stated that “students have reported that they felt they were being targeted specifically because they are Jewish.”

De Anza College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
3/15/17 – The DASB Senate discussed and then passed a divestment resolution advocating the Foothill-De Anza Foundation’s divestment from four companies doing business with Israel and allegedly “profiting from human rights violations,” including Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Motorola Solutions and G4S. The bill was brought by De Anza Students for Justice, and the co-chair gave a presentation to the senators in which she falsely accused Israel of “apartheid.” The vote passed 12-1 with four senators abstaining. The Student Government president was the single dissenter because he wanted those opposing the resolution to have time to prepare a presentation and explain their view.
HISTORICAL;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST
2/19/17 – Several posters and stickers espousing antisemitic messages were found in three locations, including the S Quad, two in the L Quad and one near the Campus Center. According to a letter by the President to the campus community, “A message on two of the posters repeated the historic lie that has long been the staple of white supremacists and anti-Semites: the astonishing claim that the Holocaust did not happen.”

Harvey Mudd College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
12/13/15 – An email from Campus Safety detailing an anti-Semitic death threat at the Claremont Colleges stated that a student was approached at a Harvey Mudd College holiday party and told, “I can tell you are Jewish because of your nose and your hair” before the suspect declared that he wanted to “fucking kill all of you people.” Jewish students expressed in an op-ed that they heard “many students express that the administration had only reacted so swiftly to the incident because ‘Jews are white.’”

Los Angeles Valley College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/8/15 – SJP at Los Angeles Valley College released a statement calling upon the Student Senate for the California Community Colleges to pass an anti-Israel divestment resolution, which falsely accused Israel of a “brutal” occupation, “apartheid,” and “colonialism.”

Mayfield College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/10/17 – A white supremacist group called “Aryan Underground” posted a flier containing a swastika on at least one wall on campus.

Mt. San Antonio College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/18/16 – The Muslim Student Association erected a mock “Israeli Apartheid Wall” on campus. The wall contained panels that condoned terrorism by referring to Hamas as “freedom fighters,” delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid, and called for BDS.

Mt. San Jacinto College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
4/3/15 – After arguing that a pro-Palestinian speaker (Miko Peled) was incendiary and should not be invited to speak on the campus of Mt. San Jacinto College, Dr. Denise Nussbaum, chairwoman of the MSJC Sociology Department, became the target of a four month long campaign of harassment by her colleagues and the college administration. In addition, she was the victim of a physical assault perpetuated by a junior faculty member.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/18/15 – A screening of the film “Roadmap to Apartheid” was shown at the Menifee Valley Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College. The film delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state. The Mt. San Jacinto Political Science Club, Amnesty International Club and Humanities and Menifee Valley Campus History Departments sponsored the event.
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENTS)
5/13/15 – Two Mt. San Jacinto College student groups and two academic departments sponsored a talk by Miko Peled, who falsely accused Israel of “racism,” “brutal oppression,” “colonialism,” “terrorism,” “ethnic cleansing,” and “killing whom ever they want whenever they want,” justified terrorism against Israel, argued that Israel has illegally occupied “Palestine” since 1948, promoted BDS and advocated for a “one-state” solution, which effectively means the elimination of the Jewish state. Peled also claimed that the “Zionist Lobby,” which he said was also known as the “Jewish Lobby,” had undue influence in America, and he called the Zionist and Jewish groups promoting Israel “racist.”

Occidental College


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/17/15 – Occidental SJP hosted a panel promoting BDS that included talks by BDS activists Nora Barrows-Friedman, David Lloyd

Claremont Colleges – Pitzer College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 3/28/18 – During spring break, a mezuzah was removed from a dorm room door.
DISCRIMINATION;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/16/17 – The Pitzer College Student Senate unexpectedly voted and passed a budgetary amendment on Easter Sunday and the sixth day of Passover that prohibits Student Activities Funds from being used for payment on goods or services from any corporation or organization associated with Israel as outlined on the bdsmovement.net website, which includes major brands such as Sabra Humus, Ahava Dead Sea products, SodaStream, Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard (HP). Many student senators were not present and were therefore unable to vote, due to their observance of Easter and Passover, with 14 senators absent from the meeting. The vote was 22 yes, 0 no’s with 4 abstentions. One senator present said that there was one hour of discussion that followed the amendment’s sudden introduction, but the few dissenting voices in attendance were “intimidated into silence.” According to Jewish students who organized a petition following the sudden vote, “there was no advance warning given about the BDS vote.” The amendment effectively forces the treasurer to scrupulously review student groups’ activities to ensure the senate does not cover purchases made from any of the blacklisted companies.
HARASSMENT 3/10/16 – A Campus Safety alert was sent out to all students detailing mock eviction notices that were found at Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College on March 7th. Posting regulations at all three schools were violated. The alert stated that “students have reported that they felt they were being targeted specifically because they are Jewish.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
6/17/17 – Claremont SJP released a “Statement on Board of Trustees’ Revocation of BDS Bylaw” to the campus community. The statement demonized Israel and reiterated calls for BDS, exclaiming, “we refuse to give legitimacy to the Board’s statement…The actions of the Pitzer Board of Trustees and its absurd desire for “neutrality” serve as an endorsement of the Zionist occupation of Palestine which effectively enable the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians through support of Israeli companies and institutions…we encourage students of the Claremont Colleges to continue to support the BDS movement.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/11/17 – SJP held the event “Pinkwashing 101 Workshop.” The workshop was co-sponsored by Scripps’ Queer-Allied Student Union and promoted by the Pitzer Student Government with demonizing and delegitimizing language that included: “[I]sraeli pinkwashing is a fundamental structure of apartheid and integral to the lives of queer Palestinians today. Pinkwashing is a deliberate marketing campaign that Israel uses to project an image of queer-friendliness in order to cover up its atrocities of apartheid, genocide, and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians.””
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/6/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus, where one panel called for BDS. In response, someone hung an Israeli flag from the roof of Pitzer’s McConnell. SJP released a statement in relation to the Israeli flag that demonized and delegitimized Israel and Zionism, stating, “The supporters of this action only stand to prove the point of Israeli Apartheid Week #IAW. This flag shows the ideological underpinnings of Zionism, a settler-colonial project to lay claim to Palestinian indigenous land without acknowledging the human rights abuses, the violence, the massacres, the apartheid, and the walls that are necessary to sustain this project…We hope that throughout the rest of IAW this year you attend our events, listen to our message, and think critically about this 20 foot flag that was hung in an attempt to cover up the horrors of Zionist violence.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/31/15 – The Pitzer SJP built a large “mock Israeli apartheid wall” on campus, that included panels falsely accusing Israel of stealing land and apartheid, and promoted BDS and anti-Zionism.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/23/18 – SJP published an op-ed in The Student Life that called for divestment, stating, “It’s time that we do the right thing and divest. We students made the right choice last year; now, it’s up to us to make sure the Board of Trustees listens… We encourage everyone to sign our petition and join us in this growing, thriving movement for Palestinian freedom.”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/6/18 – SJP circulated a petition to the Pitzer College Board of Trustees asking the Trustees to revoke their decision to rescind a BDS amendment passed 4/30/2017.
BDS VOTE 4/30/17 – The student government discussed an amendment to the budgetary bylaw that was introduced on April 23 which modifies an April 16 passed budgetary bylaw that stated student funds would not be used on “payments on goods or services from any corporation or organization associated with the unethical occupation of Palestinian territories, as delineated in the boycott list maintained on bdsmovement.net/get-involved/what-to-boycott.” The amendment changed the language to say that student funds would not be used for “payments on goods or services from the following corporations and organizations associated with the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories, as first delineated by the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement: A. Caterpillar B. SodaStream C. Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories D. Hewlett-Packard E. Sabra.” The updated amendment passed.

Claremont Colleges – Pomona


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
4/6/17 – A Zionist student and President of the Claremont Progressive Jewish Alliance went to SJP’s “apartheid wall” to take pictures. One SJP member took a Snapchat picture of the student at the wall and captioned it, ‘Her name is Kate ______ and she is a proud racist’ and posted the harassing message on Twitter, where it was favorited and retweeted by other members of Students for Justice in Palestine. SJP then continued their targeted harassment of the Zionist student by stealing one of her Facebook profile pictures that had a pro-Israel message and making it their intro slide in a Powerpoint presentation about imperialism, which was given publicly in a café on campus. SJP has also refused to submit opinion pieces to the school paper because the student who was harassed by SJP is an editor at the paper, as their club has an anti-normalization policy that forbids them from working with or speaking to Zionists.The student victim went on to outline a number of other acts of harassment of Jewish and/or Zionists students on campus during “Israeli Apartheid Week,” that included a member of SJP attempting to publish a “satire” piece for the student newspaper’s annual joke issue that attributed fake racist quotes to the harassed student, SJP tearing down college-approved CPJA pro-Israel posters within 24 hours of them being put up (publicly and right in front of members of CPJA) and replacing them with unapproved SJP posters, taking and then throwing out cupcakes given out by CPJA with Israeli flags on them, stealing one of the chairs from CPJA’s table and yelling, “Think of this as reparations!”, accusing a Jewish student in a class who couldn’t find a paper of stealing it, exclaiming, “You people steal land,” and making an obscene gesture with a middle finger to members of a Jewish fraternity while they conducted a Holocaust remembrance event. Additionally, an Israeli student was cornered by an individual wearing a “Nazi Hunter” shirt and called a “colonialist and occupier.” Finally, the harassed Zionist student mentioned earlier was told by a friend that the friend had overhead two students asking why the harassed student was a Zionist although she was not Jewish, and one of them pointed out that one of her grandparents was Jewish and the second student joked, “That’s enough for Nuremberg!”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/12/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP 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.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
12/12/16 – In response to backlash from Hillel and the Claremont Progressive Jewish Alliance about a mural with antisemitic imagery that SJP had painted on campus, SJP released a statement to support the mural. The statement demonized Israel by falsely accusing the state of committing “ethnic cleansing” and “perpetuating Zionist violence” and “literal genocide.” Jewish Voice for Peace likewise released their own statement to support SJP’s mural calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state and deny Jews self-determination if put into practice.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 11/29/16 – SJP painted a mural on Walker Wall in honor of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which denied Jewish self-determination by including an image of Israel overlaid with a Palestinian flag to indicate that Israel should be eliminated and replace by a Palestinian state.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/29/16 – Claremont SJP held the event “The Occupation of the American Mind Film Screening: IDS 2016,” at which the film “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War on the United States” was screened. 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.”

Claremont Colleges – System


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 4/7/17 – An article in the school paper (for all the Claremont Colleges) promoted “Israeli Apartheid Week” by demonizing Zionism, stating, “Zionism does mean racism and should be treated as such.” It further described the week’s upcoming events by demonizing Israel, stating, “The events fall anywhere between a workshop on pinkwashing (a strategy employed by Israel that attempts to cover up the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by focusing on Israel’s seemingly open gay life) to a Shakedown Sounds about Borders and Walls.”

Orange Coast College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/13/17 – A former student who was banned from campus due to aggressive behavior was caught “vandalizing two campus-safety vehicles with obscenities, including a swastika and racial slur, and slashing their tires.”

Sacramento State University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/6/17 – In support of SJP’s divestment campaign, SJP held a BDS event called “CSUS Divest: Workshop.” According to an article in the school paper, the next step in the divestment campaign is that “ASI will be putting out a student survey in which students will answer whether or not they are in favor of divestment” in the coming weeks.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/28/17 – SJP published a letter to the editor in the school paper that reiterated the club’s support for its divestment bill that “asked our institution to divest from CAT construction for their role in destroying Palestinian homes on native land and to boycott Sabra Hummus for having companies built on illegal settlements.”
BDS VOTE 3/16/17 – SJP released a divestment resolution targeting companies that do business with Israel as well as Sabra Dipping Co (for the Hummus being sold on the campus EcoGrounds) and included as well companies involved in private prisons and the Dakota Access pipeline. Student government asked SJP to take a student survey and hold a public forum on the issue prior to a vote.

San Diego State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/8/17 – During a student government debate about BDS, an unidentified person yelled a violent comment of “bomb them” at the time when an A.S. presidential candidate was asked about his position on BDS and he took a stand against the BDS movement, calling it an “unfair, unethical tactic.” The same anti-BDS candidate had drawn “boos” from the audience at times throughout the debate for his position against BDS.
DISCRIMINATION 11/23/15 – Members of SJP prohibited Students Supporting Israel (SSI) from participating in a rally against Islamophobia, stating that SSI’s participation “didn’t serve the interests of the community.”
DISCRIMINATION;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
4/5/15 – Antisemitic statements were made on Yik Yak during the week of the divestment referendum, including “Heil Hitler” and “SDSU divest so we can get rid of the Jews.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION 4/26/17 – SJP and SDSU Native American Student Alliance co-sponsored a film screening of “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.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/20/17 – As part of “Palestine Solidarity Month,” SJP held the event “Understanding the BDS Movement.” Video footage of the event shows multiple slides depicting Israel as an apartheid state being used during the panel presentation, as well as a slide that had an image of signs saying, “Boycott Racist Israel,” “Israel: Apartheid Terrorist Regime” and “Isolate Apartheid Israel” repeatedly shown throughout the event. Additionally, the event opened with an unnamed student expressing at the podium that, “the Palestinians asking us to boycott, divestment and sanction Israel until it…allow[s] Palestinian refugees ethnically cleansed from their land to return ultimately.” Panelist Curtis Marez further replied to a question asking, “a lot of times you’ll here people say Israel is the only Jewish nation on earth. Do you think that argument holds any validity to it, any basis?” with the reply, “…that would be sort of like saying the United States is a white state. You could say that but then I would come back and say well that’s a racist exclusionary basis for the state”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/20/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” events. According to an article in the school paper, one panel on the wall read, “Zionism is a racist political ideology formed in 1897,” while another panel had a map of California universities that have voted to divest from Israeli companies. According to a video of the wall made by the school paper, a third panel explicitly called for BDS, and a fourth panel accused Israel of “apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/15/17 – SJP held the event “Settler Colonialism from America to Israel” as part of “Palestine Solidarity Month.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/2/17 – SJP’s Palestine Solidarity Month flier went up on all the digital displays in the student union. The poster listed two delegitimizing titles of events, including “Mock Israeli Apartheid Wall” and “Settler-Colonialism from America to Israel,” and included a “Free Palestine” banner.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/27/17 – The International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR) Department promoted SJP’s “Palestine Awareness Month” event schedule, which included events entitled “Settler Colonialism from America to Israel,” “Understanding the BDS Movement” and “Mock Israeli Apartheid Wall.”
DEMONIZATION; BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS) 9/29/16 – SJP held the event, “SDSU SJP Presents: Children Behind Bars with Beth Miller.” The description for the event stated that Beth Miller will discuss how Palestinian children are “targeted for arrest and violence within the Israeli military detention system” which insinuates the demonizing notion that Israel’s intentions are to deliberately harm Palestinian children. According to the school newspaper, “the president of SJP ended the event with an announcement about the Divestment platform and its return this year.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/29/16 – SJP held a film-screening event, “SDSU SJP Presents: Roadmap to Apartheid” in place of a Miko Peled talk, where a video was watched that falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/19/15 – SDSU 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.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/11/15 – Convicted terrorist Rasmeah Odeh was the keynote speaker at a national SJP conference hosted at SDSU; the conference also focused on promoting anti-Israel divestment resolutions.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/7/17 – As part of Palestine Solidarity Month, SDSU Divest held the event, “Border to Border with Dr. Roberto D. Hernandez,” during which Dr. Hernandez expressed support for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 9/22/16 – SDSU Divest posted a message on Facebook stating, “We’re back. #SDSUdivest #FreePalestine” to express the re-launch of its campaign.
BDS VOTES 4/9/15 – A school-wide referendum on an anti-Israel divestment measure was held and divestment was defeated. 3,211 students participated in the vote, 53% in favor of divestment and 47% opposed. A 2/3 majority was required for the measure to pass.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/6/15 – A pro-divestment statement was endorsed by 11 students and community organizations.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/24/15 – SDSU SJP publish a video promoting anti-Israel divestment.
BDS EVENT 2/25/15 – The Olive Tree Initiative and numerous departments hosted a discussion on BDS with SJP participants. According to SJP, “almost all those who attended became proponents of SDSU Divest.”
CALLS FOR BDS 1/21/15 – SDSU Divest announced the launch of its anti-Israel divestment campaign.

San Francisco State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/11/18 – AMED held the event, “From 1492 to 1948: Palestine, Indigeneity & Justice.” During the event, Aurora Levins Morales claimed, “Zionism is a white supremacist idea. It’s colonial and it’s white supremacist European transplant into the Middle East… It’s a way that white supremacy expresses itself within Jewish communities as well as outward.” Rabab Abdulhadi stated, “Israel has needed wars because if Israel does not do wars, today even, they can’t sell weapons…brutalizing and abusing and so on and it’s not exceptional. This is part of what Zionism is all about. And this is a project that actually builds on exclusivism. On speaking for all Jews…Zionism is not Jewishness…it is not Jewishness and when President Wong comes up and says he stands for the values of San Francisco State I would like to know which values on you stand?…Are the values of San Francisco State values of white supremacy? Are they…of murder and the killing…? If these are the values then we really need to do something about it because this is not the San Francisco State I belong to.” Also during the event, Abdulhadi denigrated Jewish texts and Jewish interpretation of those texts stating, “Of course mind you, that the Zionist movement uses a lot of Torah just to justify why it is building the Zionist project in Palestine, yet in the Torah it talks about figs and olives and grapes. And if this was a desert why would these things have been there if they hadn’t existed in the first place 4,000 years ago? I mean people don’t even think about the illogical connection right there.”
DENIGRATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/11/18 – AMED held the event, “Nakba: Racism, Colonialism, Anti-Semitism & Zionism” with Ahlam Muhtaseb, David Spero, Susan Greene, Blanca Misse and Rabab Abdulhadi. During the event, Spero referenced a news article covering recent activity on campus, saying, “You know and the whole thing about President Wong saying he welcomed Zionists… people from Hillel say that well Zionism is just Jewish national self-determination, that was the phrase they used. And they think to say like Zionists are not welcome is wrong. It should be part of the discourse. And Dr. Abulhadi is quoted as saying it’s a racist, Islamophobic, settler colonialist project, Zionism is… being part of a project like that [Zionism]…take away somebody’s land, arrest them and drive them away is going to twist you…It’s a European narrative, Zionism is a European narrative, anti-Semitism was a European thing. None of it was Arab, none of it was Muslim and yet how it’s twisted and yet how it’s threatening to blow up the whole world. You see how Zionism is setting the world on fire like we can see in Syria right now.” Greene claimed “genocide and psychocide [against Palestinians] is ongoing.” Abdulhadi remarked, “I’m going actually to just make a few points about the whole question of Zionism and the settler colonial project. Echoing some of the stuff my colleagues have said…Ollie Benn, the person [Spero] mention, he is the director of Hillel in San Francisco…he’s been described…in the Zionist press as boots on the ground at San Francisco State, I mean this is a description of war….in my statement criticizing President Wong for welcoming Zionists to campus I said this is a declaration of war against Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians.” Abdulhadi stated, “the Zionist state…actually uses the Holocaust to justify the settler colonial project in Palestine.” Abdulhaid claimed that the Jews of Iraq had something “bombed by the Mossad to force them to go to Israel.” An unidentified speaker claimed that, “deconstruct[ing] this religious construction of a religious state is very important. To break the reasoning of Zionism… Even in their own reasoning Zionism is a form of Jewish self-determination…what kind of conception of self-determination is the self-determination that requires the elimination of another?” Muhtaseb said, “so earlier we had a Zionist person here… Somebody mentioned supremacy earlier that’s supremist logic…It’s the mainstream in Israel.” Misse expressed support of BDS, including an academic boycott.
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/5/18 – The official Facebook page of AMED Studies at SFSU shared a video of AMED’s director, Rabab Abdulhadi, and her husband, Jaime Veve, in conversation with Jess Ghannam and Jamal Dajani (the radio show hosts), that equated Zionism with racism and claimed President Wong catered to private corporation donors instead of the public with his statement apologizing to the Jewish community and clarifying that Zionists are welcome on the campus. Ghannam led with, “Nowhere in the academy in the modern era has a university president made such a blatantly hateful racist xenophobic comment as president Wong of San Francisco State. Recently he publicly came out and said the following, ‘Zionists are welcome at San Francisco State University.’” Abdulhadi replied, “I’m waiting for him to say, white supremacists is welcome, KKK is welcome, David Horowitz is welcome, Richard Spenser is welcome, Neo-Nazis are welcome, homophobes are welcome, misogynists are welcome, why stop only at Zionists? Welcome them all. I mean bring the…whole club. Bring everybody who is right wing and racist, bring them to campus, why only stop at Zionists. You are saying Zionists are welcome, everybody else should be welcome, bring the whole gang…And for him [President Wong] saying Zionists are welcome because he feels that the university should be accountable to private corporation donors instead of being accountable to the public is a huge problem.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/4/18 – AMED held the event, “Transnational Feminist Praxis: Palestine + Indivisibility of Justice.” During the event, Rabab Abdulhadi reiterated support for the exclusion of Zionists on campus by lauding the Women and Gender Studies Department for coming out with a statement on the departmental website. Abdulhadi stressed, “Brooke [Loper] has been the one who actually drafted the resolution, the statement [by] this program here, [this] department at San Francisco State, that challenged President Wong’s welcome to Zionists to campus. I mean this was really huge. An academic program that put a statement out on a university website about that.” She further equated Zionism to racism, stating, “Along with the way in which Zionism…has been presented as trying to sanitize and present it as something that is normalized that is something that is acceptable, that is something that is okay. When we are challenging white supremacy, when we are challenging settler colonialism, when we are challenging apartheid, we challenge all the racism but this [Zionism] is one kind of racism that is sort of exempt and it becomes an exception to the rule of racism.” She demonized Zionism more, stating, “…I was thinking about…the statement of President Wong welcoming Zionists to campus but I was also thinking about how it intersects with the question of colonial feminism and Zionist feminism…[and] the ways in which Zionist feminism actually owns the discussion around Palestine.” Brooke Lober accused Israel of “Israeli-feminist washing and re-washing.” In response to Simona Sharoni’s insistence that previously, pro-Palestinian supporters “did not say you could not be a Zionist and a feminist… It’s not against anyone…it’s…against systems of oppression and people could name Zionism as one of them. But it’s not about that particular community,” Abdulhadi replied, “we have to respond because if we don’t respond then the only discourse that remains is the Zionist discourse or the people who support Zionism… And this is why of the statement that came out from Women and Gender Studies’ academic program at San Francisco State [is important]. We’re still waiting for the rest of our colleagues to come out with statements to say this [Zionism] is not okay. We actually have a problem with saying we [don’t support] racist, exclusivists [Zionists] in the same way we reject white supremacy, neo-nazism, KKK, homophobia…we want people to come up and speak up [against Zionists].” Abdulhadi then talked about the “Jewization of labor not only land” in Israel.
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/26/18 – As part of “Palestine Awareness Week,” GUPS held an “open dialogue in Malcolm X Plaza.” Signs and banners read, “Zionism is not welcome here; The support of genocide is not welcome,” “Zionism is Racist,” and “To exist is to resist.” According to a statement by GUPS, “in an introductory speech…two members of GUPS…stated that the purpose of the event was to create awareness and to start a dialogue about Israel’s imposed apartheid system over Palestinian people as well as the call for Israel to comply with the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement in hopes to end Israeli apartheid.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/2/18 – The Women and Gender Studies Department issued a statement that delegitimized Zionism and demonized Israel, saying, “On February 23rd, President Wong of San Francisco State University sent an email to the entire campus community. In his statement, Wong apologizes for the hurt feelings of Jewish students—represented in his email by a about a dozen student members of Hillel—and emphasizes that “Zionists are welcome” on the campus of SF State. The Women and Gender Studies Department is deeply concerned about the motivation, tenor, and potential effects of this statement…Zionism is not equivalent to Jewishness; anti-Zionism is not anti-semitism. Zionism is a political ideology that supports the state of Israel. It does not represent all Jewish people–nor does Hillel represent all Jewish students. Wong’s statement fails to express concern or support for Palestinian, Arab, and Middle Eastern students and their allies that are harmed by Zionism. We are concerned that such material support for Zionist discourse, evidenced in this statement and previous actions by the university president, outweighs concern for the whole of our campus community…The history and contemporary discourse of racialized gender and sexuality for Jewish people in Zionism is a site of debate and political protest today–especially as the Israeli state’s project of “pinkwashing” is decried by queer activists internationally…feminists are…pointing out how Zionism targets women and families in broader projects of racialized population control. This, among other histories of feminist debate, show that Zionism as a political ideology needs to be up for debate at minimum. In sum, the Department of Women and Gender Studies unequivocally rejects the equation of Zionism with Judaism, and stands by all of our SFSU students and their right to a university committed to intellectual inquiry and social justice.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
2/27/18 – The Black Student Union, African Studies Association, Black Residents United in Housing, and Black Business Student Association wrote a “solidarity statement” expressing, “[W]e are disappointed in and ashamed of our University President, Leslie Wong, for condoning Zionist actions by not only allowing them but welcoming them on campus…To support Palestine is to combat tyranny, totalitarianism, racism, xenophobia, terrorism, colonialism, and state sanctioned violence….Leslie Wong has welcomed terrorism to our campus and has remained an ally to Zionist groups long before releasing a statement that boldly stated that Zionists are welcome on our campus…We are holding Wong responsible for his actions of catering to Zionist groups…”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
2/27/18 – Students who claim to be “Jews Against zionism [sic]“ at SFSU wrote a solidarity statement to President Wong, stating, “People who identify with zionism [sic] support a regime that is responsible for the genocide of Palestinian people and many other communities around the world…For Palestinian, other Arab, Muslim, and Jewish anti-zionist students and faculty, welcoming zionists onto campus is a signal that SFSU supports the white supremacy of colonialism and ethnic cleansing.” The students further wrote a statement for “GUPS and SFSU community members targeted by zionists and white supremacist attacks,” which said, “We are here for you. We stand in solidarity…with the movement to fight Colonialism and White Supremacy, and with our fellow students and SFSU community that is fighting for a just and relevant education. zionism [sic] IS NOT welcome on our campus. White Supremacy IS NOT welcome on our campus. We as Jewish [anti-Zionist] students promise to support the creation of a campus…that refuses to let the zionist community interfere with our inalienable right to education and safety.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
2/23/18 – Chalk writing on SFSU’s campus targeted Zionists for exclusion, stating, “Zionists Not Welcome” and demonized Zionism stating, “Zionism = Racism.” The statements appeared on campus in the main quad in reaction to President Wong’s campus-wide email apologizing to the Jewish community for his past expressions that had excluded Zionists and reiterating, “Let me be clear: Zionists are welcome on our campus.” The same day, also in response to Wong’s email, GUPS issued a statement to the campus community claiming, “Zionism is the violent ideology responsible for the genocide and displacement of indigenous Palestinians and the destruction of Palestinian land. In 1948, Zionist militias destroyed over 500 Palestinian villages and exiled over 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland in order to establish the Zionist settler colonial State of Israel. Zionism is responsible for creating the largest refugee population in the world who have yet to return to Palestine.” This was followed the next day by a Facebook post to GUPS supporters claiming, “Wong does not have the right to speak on behalf of an entire community while welcoming racist and colonial ideology on a college campus that is meant to educate students. Zionism is not welcome at SFSU or in any space where justice, freedom, and liberation are our goals. We stand united on the front lines of achieving liberation and justice in and for Palestine, academic freedom, and a campus free of hate, Zionism, and White supremacy.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/23/18 – AMED at SFSU shared a post by Professor Abdulhadi that denigrated Zionists on campus and demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “I consider the statement below from President Wong, welcoming Zionists to campus, equating Jewishness with Zionism, and giving Hillel ownership of campus Jewishness… to be a declaration of war against Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians …[and against those opposed to] Israel’s colonialism, racism and occupation –the inherent character of Zionism…it is embarrassing to have our campus leadership cater to donor pressures and the Israeli lobby.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ MOVEMENT/ ASSEMBLY 2/28/17 – Event organizers of an information fair on human rights called “Know Your Rights,” at which GUPS was one of the organizers, secretly changed the registration cut-off date in order to exclude Hillel from participating. After being approved for the event, Hillel then received an email saying, “Dear community organizer, thank you for your interest. We are at capacity.” While at the event however, Hillel was told there were “plenty of tables.” According to an expose in Jweekly, “days earlier, the event’s organizing committee, with S.F. State personnel looking on, had quietly moved the goal posts, arbitrarily cutting off registration for the express purpose of excluding Hillel.”
INTIMIDATION 5/10/16 – A student filed a bias report and a police report alleging that he had been physically targeted on campus by a GUPS student in the month following Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s appearance on campus. The student wrote, “He was either trying to provoke a physical confrontation or just flat‐out intimidate me. He did not say anything. I decided to walk away, but I feared for my safety at the time and afterwards.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/6/16 – GUPS members and other protesters disrupted a Hillel event involving a speech by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat where a few minutes into the speech, about two dozen protesters , with the intent of shutting down the event, entered and loudly shouted, ““Get the hell off our campus!”…Long live the Intifada…Intifada, Intifada…From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free.” They succeeded in stopping the event due to the loud disruptions that occured for about an hour in a very clear willful, material and substantial disruption. Also during the disruption, Jweekly reported on protestors telling a Hillel staffer, “We don’t want you on this campus,” to which the Hiller staffer responded, “We’re part of this campus.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/17/18 – GUPS held the event, “Al Nakba and the Occupation: 70 Years of Settler Colonialism.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/7/18 – AMED held the event, “Palestine at SFSU Teach-In.” During the event, multiple panelists engaged in antisemitic expression throughout. Two panelists accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing.” Support for BDS was constant, with one panelist explaining, “They know it worked against the racist regime in South Africa. They are afraid it will work against the racist regime in Israel.” Another panelist further demonized Israel, remarking that Israel engages in “greenwashing about water technology [and] pinkwashing about how wonderful Israel is to LGBTQ individuals in Israel compared to the neighborhood.” A panelist claimed that an SFSU student was investigated “all for just making stupid jokes on the internet,” neglecting to mention those “stupid jokes” involved death threats against Jewish and Israeli students on campus. Multiple panelists invoked historical tropes of Jewish control while expressing discontent with perceived Zionist influences in academia, with one stating, “…and it’s not only one person, just so people don’t get confused that we are talking about a Jewish person. It is not one person. It is a…complicity of power. It is a joint participation within and outside and the university administration very much part of it because they are part of it they are not outside of it.” Another claimed, “The one uniform thing here is overreach. Zionist overreach,” and a different panelist remarked, “The administration…were totally and completely under the power of outside Zionist organizations,” with a final panelist remarking, “The Zionist agenda…it’s really important when you talk about ways that academia is being targeted by Zionists, it’s not just within the academic setting…” One panelist additionally stated, “My work — I do critical studies of feminist Zionism — [has] taken me into a historical study of especially the way Zionist played a role in demobilizing social movements in this country and in producing fractures among coalitions for racial justice and what a determining role actually this power has really had.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/25/17 – GUPS held the event “GUPS Nakba Commemoration.” The photo accompanying the event promotion said, “1948, Never forget, Never forgive” with additional promotional text that falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and of being “a terrorist state.” A photograph of the event showed signs accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/29/2017 – GUPS held an event as part of Palestine Awareness Week titled “Political Discussion and Film Screening.” A large banner at the event read, “Zionism is Racism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/10/17 – GUPS held the event “Israeli Policies in Relation to the Trump Era.” The description for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Since the settler colonial project of Israel was established as a state in 1948, the Israel government has used ‘security’ as a pretext to further oppressive and racist policies and practices against the Palestinians. This include[s]… building an Apartheid Wall…a racist ID system… and torture, resulting in the policing, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.” This event was co-sponsored by the Palestinian Youth Movement and AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/26/16 – GUPS SFSU held a demonizing and delegitimizing event on campus to commemorate, “one of the hundreds of massacres committed on the Palestinian people: Sabra and Shatila.” A Facebook post about the event explained that GUPS SFSU accuses Israel of “ongoing genocide” and stressed, “we hold the United States and Israel [responsible] for the continue repressions among our communities from police killing black and brown men and women to the Assad regime slaughtering Syrians. If we were to commemorate every massacre in Palestinian history, having an event every single day of the year would still not be enough. Today was about showing that we will not forget what was done to our people in September of 1982, nor 2016.” Images from the event showed signs saying, “Ethnic Cleansing since 1948” and “End Settler-Colonialism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/5/16 – In a formal statement that GUPS published in support of SFSU Ethnic Studies, they referred to Israel as a “settler colonial state”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/5/16 – In a statement published in Mondoweis explaining why they protested a talk by the Jerusalem mayor at SFSU, GUPS students falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “racism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/4/16 – AMED held the event, “May Day 2016: Work under colonialism and the politics of solidarity in Palestine & USA” with Susan Chen, Alborz Ghandehari, Isaac Ontiveros, Michael Ritter, Jaime Veve, and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. During the event, Ontiveros demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “What is the role of labor in fighting Israeli occupation, apartheid, racism, colonialism… The conditions of labor for Palestinian people are conditions of occupation, militarism, apartheid, colonialism and I would say genocide as well…” and further kept referring to the state as “the so-called state of Israel.” Abdulhadi demonized Zionism, stating, “…the Zionist movement slogan was Judaize land and labor basically take over all Palestinian land and kick Palestinian workers off their land.”
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/20/16 – AMED sponsored an event on campus entitled, “From Oakland to Palestine: A Delegation, Prisons, Repression and Resistance” where the majority of speakers engaged in antisemitic remarks. Panelists included Emory Douglas, Diana Block, Anna Henry, Rachel Herzing, Manuel La Fontaine, Claude Marks, Isaac Ontiveros, Jaime Veve, Nathaniel Moore and Michael Ritter. The event was moderated by Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. In his talk, Claude Marks demonized Israel with accusations that it is a country of colonialism, violence, sadism and genocide, including stating that genocide is normalized. Moderator Rabab Abdulhadi denied Jews self-determination by supporting the right to return which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish country stating, “Israel does not want the Palestinians to practice the right of return because to them the Palestinians…[have to be] erased and completely gotten rid of”. Diana Block demonized Israel as a Zionist, apartheid, land confiscating, terrorist state and additionally called for BDS. Isaac Ontiveros denied Jews self-determination saying that Israel practiced, “extremely violent orders of all different types into Palestine…into the historical 1948 territories that the State of Israel calls the State of Israel at this point” and further delegitimized and demonized Israel through accusations of “Israeli colonialism, settler colonialism, of apartheid, and the genocidal process…systematically [and] sadistically, to bring to bear the most technologically advanced methodology to do that…” Anna Henry delegitimized Israel by referring to Israel as the “so-called state of Israel”. Nathaniel Moore and Jaime Veve delegitimized Israel with defining remarks of colonialism and “a settler colonial project”. Manuel La Fontaine likened Jews to Nazis with a reference to Israelis as “Neo-Nazi”.
HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/12/16 – As part of the National SJP’s tour, “Right 2 Education,” speakers came and spoke at SFSU, co-sponsored by AMED. During the event, speakers alluded to historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish power and control stating, “We all know that they have the money, they have the power” and media are “paid voices.” Speakers condoned terrorism saying that knife attacks and rock throwing is part of a right to resist to “bring attention.” Speakers made comparisons of Jews to Nazis or European antisemites stating, “This type of trauma was not only present in Europe, it’s also the same tactics that they still use today….It’s the same thing with Zionism, still use their atrocities that happened to their people to further support for injustice” and that Israeli Jews are not making the connection that they are doing to others what was done to them. Speakers additionally denied Jews self-determination saying Jews, “fabricate our history to make it look like they have a right to exist in our country” and referencing the result of “dissolv[ing] the state of Israel. Because the state of Israel was built to be a racist state.” Demonizing statements were prevalent throughout including accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing, executions, of wanting to attack whole communities, taking children away because they want to, that it is “their [Israelis] passion, to suppress us, to cease our right to exist,” and that it is, “a hunt for them, a game, a Hunger Game for them.” Finally, Speakers also delegitimized Israel referring to Israel as a “neosettler colonial power that’s inside of Palestine” and made numerous calls for BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/16 – AMED held the event, “Decolonizing Feminisms: Grounding Gender, Sexual and Gender Justice (Women’s Herstory Month)” with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, College of Ethnic Studies and Alisa Bierria, Associate Director of the Center for Race and Gender UC Berkeley. During the event, the focus of both participants revolved around BDS and intersectionality. During her talk, Abdulhadi further demonized with statements such as, “But it was not only white supremacy that was the hegemonic corrector of the feminist academy, but for our purposes it was also Zionism in the women’s movement” as well as saying that an individual mentioned was, “no dumb Zionist.” Bierria additionally demonized Israel by reading a statement that accused Israel of “one sided slaughter…massacre” and saying Israel is “killing children, thousands of children [and calling it] a defensive act.” Remarks in the Q & A section by audience members additionally denied Jews self-determination with statements calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, as well as that the “anti-pinkwashing movement needs to re-center [around] the dismantling of Zionism.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/29/16 – The Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED), which is under the College of Ethnic Studies, co-hosted an event with GUPS entitled, “GUPS 101 Series: Palestine with Dr. Abdulhadi.” During her talk, Abdulhadi denied Jewish self-determination by advocating for a one-state, which would eliminate Israel as a Jewish state as well as stating, “There can be peace only If Israel is defeated.” She further demonized Israel stating “Zionism is racism,” accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and claiming, “Israelis can come every single night, and they do, and rape people and harass people and take them and blow up homes every single day.” Abdulhadi delegitimized Israel calling it “settler colonialism” and saying Israel “is taking more land, what they call settlements, but actually it’s [all of Israel is] all settlements.” She additionally called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 2/17/16 – AMED sponsored the event, “Day of Remembrance 2016 Criminalizing Communities, Building Solidarities: Arabs, Asians and Muslims – Then and Now – Enemy Alien Film Screening and Discussion” with Reverend Michael Yoshii, Grace Shimizu, Professors Rabab Abudlhadi and Wesley Ueunten. During the roundtable discussion, Reverend Yoshii demonized Israel, claiming that “training is going on with police, militarization is going on with police, based on the notion we have to control people. Where is all this coming from? Israel. Where is the resource going on from all the militarization at the border and police? Israel is the research and development source of all the resources for police and militarization…As far as Palestine goes we’ve gotten worse…and they’ve [Israel] had a license to use the Palestinians as guinea pigs for research and development on militarization…and they’ve been able to parlay that economically.” Abdulhadi further referenced a group called “Who Profits,” that claims, “Israel needs to go into war every 4 or 5 years because if they don’t they can’t advertise their tanks and etc…and say ‘tested in battle’…[it’s] pure economics.”
CONDONDING TERRORISM;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/15/15 – An announcement of a demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate on the SFSU GUPS Facebook page stated: “General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS SFSU) supports the uprisings in Palestine! We Stand with our Brothers and Sisters in the streets, and we will find victory!…End to the Zionist State! End to the killings of our Men, Women and Children in cold blood! End to the colonist empire!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/21/15 – GUPS held a “die-in” in honor of “the fallen of Syria and Palestine” in Malcolm X Plaza, and at least one student held a sign that contained a large Jewish star with the words “End Settler Colonialism” superimposed on it.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/17/15 – GUPS advertised their Israeli Apartheid Week event with the words “Join us in cross-cultural resistance against apartheid” and accused the Israeli military of terrorism.

San Jose State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/20/16 – Two swastikas and antisemitic language were found in campus dorms. One swastika was formed using name tags from the room doors at Washburn Hall and had the words “Admit One Jew” near it, while the other swastika was drawn with a dry-erase marker on a white board in the common area of a suite at Campus Village.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/14/18 – An article in the student newspaper demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “[American] tax dollars are at work every time a Palestinian child gets detained and tortured by Israeli officials for political resistance…The occupation of Palestine began in the late 1940s…Nearly 80 percent of Palestinians native to what is now considered the State of Israel were expelled from their homes. The 20 percent who still remain live in an apartheid state…In Hebron, for example, Palestinians are banned from using Jewish-only roads. Their freedom of movement is also restricted by the Apartheid Wall…”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
9/23/17 – Christopher Bollyn spoke at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, which is jointly run by SJSU and the city of San Jose, at an event apparently sponsored by the 9-11 Awareness Group. The event was advertised on SJSU’s event calendar and nearly two dozen people attended. According to Algemeiner, during the event, Bollyn “accused Israel of carrying out the 9/11 attacks with UN complicity and then blaming the attacks on Muslim terrorists to launch a fraudulent ‘War on Terror’ and reshape the Middle East.” Bollyn further “claimed that the ‘Israeli military command’ controlled Washington’s public response to the 9/11 attacks — choosing to push a false narrative that radical Islamic terrorists were responsible for them — and created fake histories for hijackers.” According to Bollyn, this charge was advanced with the help of the Project for the New American Century, a now-defunct conservative think tank…and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and their allies, the ‘Jewish neo-cons’ in the US and Israeli governments.” Bollyn also talked about the “Zionist Freemason Organization” yet claimed that, “accusations of antisemitism are wrongly used to stop discussion of these alleged events.” Bollyn is described as a “raging anti-Semite” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. According to one first-hand account, Bollyn further claimed, “Pre 9-11, Israeli terrorists come to power and still run Israel,” that Israel had a “master plan to dominate the Middle East,” the “Rothschild family [was] almost always involved somehow”.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/20/17 – SJP and MEChA held the event “From Mexico to Palestine: A Night of Solidarity.” The advertisement for the event falsely accused Israel of having an “Apartheid Wall separating Palestinians from their families.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 11/3/16 – SJP held a movie screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
DEMONIZATION 4/5/16 – SJP held an event titled, “Nakba Survivors coming to San Jose State University.” The Facebook description of the event demonized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of massacring Palestinians and being terrorists.
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
10/21/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by SJSU SJP.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/20/16 – SJP held the event, “A night with Remi Kanazi.” According to the advertisement for the event, “Remi Kanazi will be giving talks and workshops on the growing movement for a cultural boycott of Israel, the case for BDS, the case for divestment [and] combating campus normalization/dialogue efforts.”
BDS VOTES 11/18/15 – An anti-Israel divestment resolution vote of the Associated Students of San Jose State passed 10-5.

Santa Clara University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/9/16 – A swastika drawn with blood was discovered in a residence hall elevator.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/17/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus which had panels entitled “Israeli Apartheid.” One of the panels additionally called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/4/15 – SJP set up a “mock separation wall” that containg the words “Israeli Apartheid” in large letters.

Claremont Colleges – Scripps College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 3/10/16 – A Campus Safety alert was sent out to all students detailing mock eviction notices that were found at Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, and Pitzer College on March 7th. Posting regulations at all three schools were violated. The alert stated that “students have reported that they felt they were being targeted specifically because they are Jewish.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/19/18 – Claremont SJP held the event, “The Washing Campaign: No Pride in Apartheid” on the Scripps campus. The description for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “The Washing Campaign has been fundamental in sustaining Israeli apartheid by way of presenting Israel as a progressive entity in an effort to deflect from state-sanctioned crimes against Palestine. The media has been permeated with marketing efforts to pinkwash, greenwash, faith-wash the global image of Israel which has further enabled the normalization of Israeli occupation, settler colonialism, and apartheid. This will be a comprehensive workshop on the Washing campaign and how it has manifested itself as part of the Zionist, settler-colonial apparatus.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION
4/2/18 – A flier for a Claremont Hillel event about Israel was marked up with pro-Palestinian messages and an accusation of white supremacy and left on a Jewish Scripps senior’s door.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/27/17 – SJP held the event, “Neoliberal Colonization and Israeli Apartheid” with Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Andy Clarno.
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/11/16 – SJP held the event, “Remi Kanazi Performing in Claremont: Before the Next Bomb Drops.” According to the school newspaper, during the event Kanazi delegitimized Israel with false claims of apartheid, exclaiming, “…fuck Israeli Apartheid” and denied Jews self-determination by advocating for Palestinians’ right of return, which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state. Kanazi additionally performed his poem, “This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings,” which calls for BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/21/15 – Claremont SJP hosed a talk at Scripps College by BDS activist Nada Elia, which was intended to promote BDS.

Stanford University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/23/17 – A swastika was drawn with a permanent marker on the front left corner of a car parked near the Anderson Collection.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/10/17 – According to the Police Blotter for the campus, “[b]etween 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 12, an unknown suspect drew graffiti on tables, a wall and a wall clock in Classroom 150 in the Green Earth Sciences Building with blue and black ink markers. The graffiti included multiple phallic symbols and one swastika drawn on a classroom table.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/21/17 – A swastika drawn with a blue grease pencil was found on a building pillar on the Graduate School of Business campus.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/6/17 – According to an email from Hillel@Stanford, the outer wall of one of the campus residence halls was defaced with a modified swastika. Police believe it could be the same person responsible for 23 other graffiti incidents at various campus locations with images resembling swastikas since December 2016.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/14/17 – A panel event entitled “Solidarity: Fighting Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia Together” was hosted by the Muslim Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and J Street U, among others, although the Jewish groups Stanford Hillel and Chabad were not present, and the Jewish Students Association (JSA) was hesitant to attend. According to the Stanford Review Staff article covering the event, during the Q & A section, the JSA representative was assailed after he said that members of “the mainstream Jewish community” often perceive attacks on Israel as antisemitic. JVP used the event as a platform to reiterate support for the BDS movement and accused the Hillel at UCLA of exploiting a discriminatory incident against a Jewish student on campus in order to portray Jews as victims and further a pro-Israel political agenda.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/12/17 – According to a Campus Police report, “[b]etween 12:45 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 p.m. Feb. 12, someone used their finger to draw a swastika, “KKK” and the N-word on the condensation of the windows of a car parked outside of Wilbur Hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/31/17 – What appeared to be a swastika was drawn with black grease on a stop sign on Palm Drive near Campus Drive.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/27/17 – What appeared to be a swastika was drawn with a black grease pencil on the south exterior wall of Maples Pavilion.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/25/17 – What appeared to be a swastika was drawn on the entrance to Rains Apartments between Buildings 229 and 232.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/25/17 – Antisemitic fliers were printed to various networked printers located in offices throughout campus following an apparent cyber-attack. According to University police, the fliers contained a swastika.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/22/17 – Another rash of swastika-like symbols were discovered on campus (see previous entry 1/3/2017).
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/3/17 – Swastika-like symbols were reported to have been drawn sometime over the winter break in seven locations on campus. The graffiti was part of a spate of cases of antisemitic vandalism in the vicinity of the school. One of the symbols off-campus was accompanied with the words “No Jews allowed,” leading police to believe the swastika-like symbols were indeed meant to mimic the Nazi symbol.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT 5/12/16 – SJP members disrupted and held a “die-in” in the middle of a Stanford Israel Association & the Jewish Student Association sponsored “Israel Block Party.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/26/15 – The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house was painted with swastikas.
DISCRIMINATION 3/13/15 – A student senate candidate was allegedly asked by a SOCC Leadership member how her Jewish faith would impact her action in the Senate.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/15/18 – Stanford SJP released a statement that accused Israel of carrying out an “ongoing Nakba, Israel’s policy of land theft and ethnic cleansing in Palestine.” The statement coincided with a demonstration with JVP at Stanford where participants held signs in White Plaza accusing Israel of committing a “massacre” in Gaza.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
12/8/17 – Stanford SJP and Stanford JVP draped a large banner on Pigott Hall that said “HANDS OFF JERUSALEM” and released an announcement claiming that as Stanford students they have a “responsibility to acknowledge the role of the U.S. in the military occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians,” and declared that “Jerusalem is and always will be Palestinian.”
CONDONING TERRORISM 5/25/17 – An article in the Stanford Review discussed comments made by Aarab Barghouti, the son of convicted murderer Marwan Barghouti, at an SJP event entitled “Aarab Barghouthi on Palestinian Dignity Hunger Strike.” Marwan Barghouti is serving a term of life imprisonment in Israel after being convicted of 5 murders and 2 attempted murders. At the event, his son, Aarab, brushed off the murders as a form of legitimate “resistance,” described his father as a “freedom fighter” and stated that he himself was “against killing civilians, but in resistance, of course we are going to.” He further refused to condemn the designated terrorist group Hamas when asked by an audience member.
DEMONIZATION 5/2/17 – SJP held a protest in front of Hillel’s event, “Yom Haazmaut Event on Hillel’s Front Lawn,” which was also co-sponsored by J Street Stanford and the Stanford Israel Association. One of the protesters signs read, “No More Ethnic Cleansing.”
DEMONIZATION 4/28/17 – SJP held its first “Palestine Awareness Week,” at which one of the events held was titled, “Let’s talk Pinkwashing.” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” All of the events in Palestine Awareness Week were co-sponsored by: Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO), Asian American Student Association (AASA), Students for Alternatives to Militarism (SAM), International Socialist Organization (ISO), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA), Muslim Student Union (MSU), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Black Student Union (BSU), Stanford Students for Queer Liberation (SSQL), Stanford Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/24/17 – As part of “Palestine Awareness Week 2017,” SJP held a “teach in” titled, “Let’s Talk Occupation.” According to an article in the Stanford Review based on attendee accounts, during the event, Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and compared to S. African apartheid, as well as demonized with false accusations of “ethnic cleansing.” The “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, was also called for at the event. All of the events in Palestine Awareness Week were co-sponsored by: Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO), Asian American Student Association (AASA), Students for Alternatives to Militarism (SAM), International Socialist Organization (ISO), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA), Muslim Student Union (MSU), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Black Student Union (BSU), Stanford Students for Queer Liberation (SSQL), Stanford Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
4/27/16 – Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine hosted a video talk with Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In his talk, Barghouti alluded to historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish power/control and manipulation of media stating, “Israel relies on buying politicians, and its massive propaganda machine in the US media and Hollywood, to an extent.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/6/16 – Two members of SJP told a visiting speaker at one of their events to “not say that Israel has a right to exist in her presentation,” which, according to a statement by SJP, was not “because we actually believe [saying] Israel has no right to exist is anti-Semitic” but because the student government was currently discussing an anti-Semitism bill so timing-wise they thought it unwise. In an interview with the speaker about why she then cancelled her talk, she said she had come to say “Israel has no right to exist, it’s our [Palestinian] land.”
HISTORICAL 4/5/16 – During a ASSU Senate meeting, a Stanford senator running for reelection argued that it is not anti-semitic to question whether Jewish people control the media and banks. Gabriel Knight ‘17, ASSU Senator said, “[The resolution] says: ‘Jews controlling the media, economy, government, and other societal institutions’ [is] a fixture of anti-semitism that we theoretically shouldn’t challenge. I think that that’s kind of irresponsibly foraying into another politically contentious conversation. Questioning these potential power dynamics, I think, is not anti-semitism. I think it’s a very valid discussion.” Many in the room responded with endorsing “snaps” of their fingers.
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/16/15 – SJP held a protest rally that included signs which delegitimized Israel by calling it a “settler colonial” and “apartheid” state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/19/15 – The Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity and The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Academic Freedom in the Context of the Israel-Palestine Conflict,” which was moderated by Stanford Professor David Palumbo-Liu and included Steven Salaita, and Stanford Professors Joel Beinin and Robert Crews. At the outset of his talk, Salaita praised the Stanford student government for recently passing an anti-Israel divesment resolution, saying “Stanford students should be remarkably proud…the student government did the correct and ethical thing.”
BDS VOTES 2/17/15 – A divestment vote in undergraduate student senate – resolution was defeated 9 – 1 on 2/10/15, and then passed 10-4-1 on revote on 2/17/15.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 2/17/15 – A divestment vote in undergraduate student senate – resolution was defeated 9 – 1 on 2/10/15, and then passed 10-4-1 on revote on 2/17/15.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/10/15 – Stanford faculty signed a petition in support of divestment.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/30/15 – Stanford SJP launched a divestment support petition.
BDS EVENTS 1/21/15 – Stanford Out of Occupied Palestine hosted a panel discussion to promote anti-Israel divestment.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/9/15 – Stanford Out Of Occupied Palestion published a Youtube video urging Stanford students to endorse their anti-Israel divestment campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/6/15 – Stanford Out of Occupied Palestine started an anti-Israel divestment petition.

University of California Berkeley


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
2/20/18 – An antisemitic message was posted outside of the office of a Jewish professor which mentioned Hitler, called for killing the professor and included a racist epithet for Jew.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/11/17 – A flier on the law school bulletin board advertising an event with Alan Dershowitz was found vandalized with a swastika drawn over Dershowitz’s face.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/15/17 – Antisemitic fliers containing a swastika were printed via open source printers/fax machines that were legally accessed from the internet.
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/21/16 – Berkeley Law SJP tabled on campus to promote a pledge drive (which started with an open letter on November 16) to not go on a trip to Israel sponsored by Israel & Co, that was being promoted and facilitated by Boalt Jewish Student Association. According to an article in Electronic Intifada, “Copies of the letter were posted to law students’ social media groups and were handed out to individuals.” Nearly 90 students signed the pledge. A student held a demonizing sign on campus in support of the pledge drive during the November 21 tabling event that said, “I pledge not to go on the Israel trip because white supremacy here looks a lot like white supremacy there.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/16/16 – Berkeley Law SJP posted an open letter on Facebook to ask students to sign a pledge that they will not take a trip by Israel & Co to Israel, which was promoted and facilitated by Boalt Jewish Student Association. Berkeley Law SJP then tabled on November 16 to recruit student’s support to sign the pledge. A demonizing sign at the tabled event read, “I pledge not to go on the Israel trip because: pinkwashing (google it).” The term “pinkwashing” is a term that demonizes Israel by falsely accusing Israel of malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people solely in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
9/22/16 – A number of posters appeared on campus that included anti-Semitic rhetoric. The timing coincided with a controversial anti-Zionist DeCal course being taught called, “Palestine: A Settler-Colonial Analysis” whose purpose was designed to delegitimize Israel, and thus was protested by Jewish groups, including groups on campus. The posters said, “Jewish bullies smash free speech at Cal and are pledged $58 billion. Attention Non-Jews: PAY UP AND SHUT UP!”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, including the campus’s Bilder Lab and 16 other locations. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – Cal SJP hosted a rally on Sproul plaza in support of BDS, including the demands to shut down all academic exchange between UC Berkeley and Israel as well as all interaction with Zionist and Jewish organizations on and off campus. The rally included speeches and chants which condoned terrorism, demonized Israel and called for its elimination :”Let it be known that we here at Berkeley support the Intifada!,” “Netanyahu what do you say, how many kids have you killed today?,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
PHYSICAL ASSAULT 10/14/15 – At an SJP rally on Sproul Plaza, an SJP member grabbed a sign from, and then shoved, a pro-Israel Jewish student.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/2/15 – Graffiti was found in a campus restroom, which read: “Zionists should be sent to the gas chamber.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/4/15 – A swastika was found drawn on a university-owned building.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/22/18 – The Queer Caucus, Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Center for Race and Gender, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, the National Lawyers Guild, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, and the Berkeley Journal of Gender Law and Justice co-sponsored the event, “Dis-Oriented: A Critical Screening and Panel Discussion.” The description for the event stated, “While the film appears to avoid cliched, pinkwashing stories about queer Palestinians as victims and Israelis as saviors, it is based on many of the same dehumanizing racist assumptions…” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/8/18 – An op-ed in the Daily Cal demonized and delegitimized Israel and called for BDS, stating, “Tamimi’s case is not an isolated incident. In our opinion, it is representative of the policies implemented to systematically ethnically cleanse Palestinians from their land…If the UC Board of Regents had any form of accountability to the students it claims to represent, we would also call on them to divest from companies that profit from and are complicit in the Israeli apartheid regime.”
DEMONIZATION 11/15/17 – SJP held the event “Grassroots Jerusalem: Our Hope Will Never Die.” The description for the event stated that Fayrouz Sharqawi would discuss “community organizing against the daily ethinc cleansing of Palestinians from Jerusalem.” The event was co-sponsored by Norcal Friends of Sabeel, Bay Area Jewish Voice for Peace and Middle East Children Alliance.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/2/17 – The Center for Race & Gender and Law Studients for Justice in Palestine co-sponsored the event, “Colonial Legalism, 100 Years Since Balfour w/ Dr. Hatem Bazian” at Boalt Hall. During the event, Bazian demonized and delegitimized Israel throughout. The talk was built on the premise that Israel’s creation is “settler-colonialism,” and that the Balfour Declaration’s very foundation was “for the sole purpose to provide a cover for the outright civilized thievery of Palestine.” He went on to claim, “Israel built its foundation on acts of genocide and dispossession and ethnic cleansing. All of the orchards the villages with heavily cultivatable fields, all of those were taken and Israel built itself on acts of ethnic cleansing and confiscation of land and property.” He accused Israel of carrying out “hundreds of massacres.” He said that “the systematic use of violence as a matter of state policy against the Palestinians has never stopped.” He falsely accused Israel of being “an apartheid state.” He said Israel is a nuclear state that obtained nuclear weapons via material “stolen out of our own US labs.” He belittled the notion that Jews are a people, suggesting that they do not deserve self-determination since they are not a people. Finally, Bazian called for BDS, including an academic boycott.
DELEGITIMIZATION 11/1/17 – SJP held the event, “Remembering Balfour: 100 Years of Zionist Colonization.” The description for the event stated, ” We are excited to host Dr. Hatem Bazian, Dr. Hisham Ahmed, and Jennifer Mogannem on this panel moderated by Cal alum Taliah Mirmalek… [The Balfour letter] paved the way for Zionist colonization of historic Palestine, leading to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians known as al-Nakba, the establishment of an ethnic-exclusive settler-colonial state, and an ongoing military occupation.”
DEMONIZATION 10/13/17 – A demonizing cartoon was published in the Daily Cal that depicted Alan Dershowitz’s head inside a cut-out of his book, “The Liberal Case for Israel” with him smiling, a rainbow, and children. The cartoon depicted his body behind the cut-out stepping on a person who had been carrying a Palestinian flag, flattening the person, and his hand was holding up an IDF soldier with a large gun standing over a dead person with blood around the body and blood dripping off his hand. The cartoon was created by a member of the editorial staff.
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
4/28/17 – The Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) hosted a panel discussion event entitled “6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time.” According to a report from an attendee, during the Q & A period, a woman said she had spent many years trying to figure out “who is a Jew,” and the only people who seemed to have figured it out were the Nazis. None of the panelists refuted her statement, and in fact condoned it by agreeing that identifying who is Jewish is difficult. In addition, one of the panelists, Professor Dallesheh, responded to a question about Israel’s right to exist by confirming that she believed Israel did not have the right to exist as a Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 4/27/17 – JVP for Peace Bay Area and SJP at UC Berkeley hosted an event entitled “Obliterated Families,” featuring talks by two reporters, Ann Paq and Ala Qandil. In her talk, Qandil demonized Israel by falsely accusing the Israeli military of deliberately targeting families during the 2014 Gaza war, saying, “Many families were targeted intentionally, with very precise guided missiles…It was Israeli policy to hit this most fundamental structure of the Gaza society that allows people to cope and function under siege.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 3/23/17 – Bears for Palestine and SJP held the event, “Resistance Through Art: A Night of Spoken Word.” Concluding remarks included calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. This event was sponsored and funded by Ethnic Studies Fifth Account.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/23/17 – SJP re-enacted a “mock checkpoint” near an “apartheid wall” in the background that read in large letters, “Israeli Apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 3/21/17 – SJP held a “die-in” on campus. Two of the “dead” held posters saying, “Zionism is Racism,” and another held a sign saying, “Stop Israeli Occupation Forces from Killing Palestinian Children in Cold Blood.” A large banner read, “White men building walls, re-writing history, sound familiar?”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/1/17 – Bears for Palestine launched a “Nakba 2017” platform and hub for the campus community “in hopes of cementing awareness for the call of a free Palestine, challenging Zionist occupation and apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/29/16 – Berkeley Law SJP held the event, “Film and Discussion with Noura Erakat ‘Gaza in Context.’” In the film, Erekat demonized Israel, falsely claiming that the state “directly targeted Palestinian civilians.” She further went on to state, “Even if Hamas were to disappear, Israel’s policies towards the tiny coastal enclave would go uninterrupted… The Gaza Strip represents the most vivid and grotesque form of Israel’s settler-colonial ambitions.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/27/16 – SJP held the “3rd Annual International Day of Action on University Campuses for Palestine.” The advertisement for the event called for BDS and represented actions consistent with the academic boycott of Israel, including, “Make this call of action part of campus education by holding teach-ins, rallies, sit-ins, civil disobedience, and push for BDS activities. No to Academic Complicity with Israeli Occupation, No to Study Abroad Programs in Israel, No Investments in Apartheid and Occupation Supporting Companies, No to University Presidents’ Visits to Israel, No Campus Police Training or Cooperation with Israeli Security, No Joint Research or Conferences with Israeli Institutions, No Cooperation with Hasbara Networks on College Campuses, No to Targeting Faculty for Speaking Against Israeli Crimes, No to Administrative Limits on Free Speech Rights of Palestine Activists, No to University Coordination and Strategizing with the ADL, JCRC, AJC, Stand With US, ZOA, Israeli Consulate to Limit Students Pro-Palestine Constitutionally Protected Activities.” A sign at the event demonized Israel stating, “Zionism is Racism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 8/29/16 – UC Berkeley offered a 1-unit decal course entitled, “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” with course facilitator Paul Hadweh and faculty sponsor Dr. Hatem Bazian. The course title and syllabus provided evidence that the course was designed to delegitimize Israel. The syllabus accuses Israel of being a “settler colonial state.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 6/28/16 – UC Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender offered students the opportunity to attend a “Palestine De-Colonial Summer School” trip to Turkey, which, according to an SJP post about the summer school, will be focused on delegitimizing Israel with accusations of settler-colonialism, looking at Zionism as a “colonial, racial and Euro-centric Project,” emphasizing “de-centering Zionism and Eurocentric knowledge production” and exploring “Palestinian resistance to colonization.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
4/8/16 – An op-ed piece in the student newspaper falsely referred to “Israel’s apartheid state” and “discriminatory apartheid regime” and called for BDS as a call for “Israel to end colonization of [all the land as] Palestinian land.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/29/16 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall,” which contained on one panel an image of all of Israel replaced with a Palestinian flag, insinuating that Israel as a Jewish state should cease to exist, Additionally, large letters on the wall read “Israeli Apartheid,” which falsely states that Israel is an apartheid state.
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
10/22/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, and co-sponsored by Cal SJP, Cal MSA, and Zaytuna College.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/24/15 – The Center for Race and Gender sponsored a talk by Ethnic Studies Professor Keith Feldman entitled “A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America.” In his talk, Feldman falsely accused Zionism of being “a symbolic storehouse for…colonial violence” and Israel of “settler colonialism,” racism and “white supremacy.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/25/15 – SJP erected wood barriers as a “faux security checkpoint” at the Sather Gate. The barriers were painted with messages that delegitimized Israel and condoned terror: “Israeli Apartheid” and “Resist state violence.” The SJP members also dressed up like Israeli soldiers with cardboard guns and mistreated “Palestinians” trying to pass through the “checkpoint.” The SJP issued a statement saying that the action was to promote BDS.
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/22/15 – SJP served fake eviction notices to students in a campus residence hall, in order to dramatize Israel’s alleged policy of expelling Palestinians. In a press release about the eviction notices, SJP said: “With this action, we are calling on the UC Regents to honor the consensus in favor of divestment.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
1/30/15 – The UC Berkeley Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity office posted an inflammatory article entitled, “Rhetoric of racism, from Ferguson to Palestine” by Nadia Barhoum, a researcher at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UCB. The article glorified Hamas and claimed that “Israel was founded after a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian population that continues until today.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/31/16 – SJP held a die-in and march, which started in downtown Berkeley and then went through campus. During the die-in, SJP leaders called on the UC Board of Regents to divest from Israeli businesses.
BDS EVENTS 9/18/15 – UC Berkeley Department of Near Eastern studies (NES) lecturer Hatem Bazian provided the introduction at an event featuring Omar Barghouti co-sponsored by NES and 4 other UCB department. In his introduction, Bazian urged audience members to “sign the mailing list” for the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI). Omar Barghouti’s lecture was called “BDS: Academia’s Role in the Struggle for Freedom and Justice in Palestine,” and he used his talk to urge academics to support the academic boycott of Israel.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 3 professors from UC Berkeley were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Rutie Adler, Hatem Bazian, and Samera Esmeir.

University of California Davis


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
5/20/16 – SJP and JVP protested the Artists 4 Israel Graffiti Art show hosted by campus Jewish societies by unfurling a large banner that read, “Stop Whitewashing Apartheid.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/7/16 – Students and others disrupted an Aggies for Israel event with loud chants during a walk out. Chants included, “Long live the Intifada,” “Intifada, intifada,” and “When Palestine is occupied, resistance is justified” which condoned terrorism. Chants also included the demonizing statements, “Israel is anti-Black,” and “Palestine will be free, fight white supremacy,” as well as the delegitimizing statement, “Israel is an apartheid state.” SJP followed the disruption with a press release that further accused Israel of genocide.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/10/15 – Vandals carved swastikas and “Fuck Jews” into 2 cars and slashed the tires of eight cars parked on the UC Davis campus.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/31/15 – A Jewish fraternity house was de-faced with swastikas the day after a contentious divestment vote.
HARASSMENT 1/29/15 – Jewish students at a student government vote on an anti-Israel divestment resolution were heckled by Muslim students chanting “Allahhu Akbar.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/22/15 – The words “grout out the Jews” were etched into the wall of a bathroom stall at the UC Davis Hillel House.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/15/18 – A guest column in the school paper by an SJP member demonized Israel with an accusation of “systematic terror employed by Israel not only during the country’s creation, but today as well.” The column further accused Israel of a “Zionist strategy of ethnic cleansing…[and]… the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 men, women and children, and the killing of over 15,000.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/15/18 – An article in The Aggie that covered the mock “apartheid wall” event on March 5 quoted one of the students who gave their “thoughts on the apartheid,” as saying, “I’ve observed first-hand how colonialism restricts academic research and believe academic boycott of Israel should be taken seriously.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/5/18 – SJP and SDS came together to build “a mock-apartheid wall at the Memorial Union” and held a rally on campus. One panel of the mock wall said, “We are BDS. Support BDS.” One supporter held a sign stating, “Divest. Resist.” According to an article in The Aggie, additional signs present included “Brick by Brick, Wall by Wall, Apartheid has got to fall,” “Make Israel Palestine Again” and “Justice is our Demand, Palestine is our Land.” Furthermore, one of the “apartheid wall” panels contained, “Stop U.S. aid to Israel” and depicted an Israeli flag with bloody hand prints.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/15/18 – SJP and the Muslim Student Association held the event, “Discussing Post-Colonialism with Dr. Hatem Bazian.” Dr. Bazian started off his lecture by defining settler-colonialism as, “settler-colonialism is genocide and transfer.” Later in the talk he stated, “Israel is a settler-colonial state…the comparisons [to the U.S.] are there…with the need to push even more Palestinians out.” He additionally answered a question from an audience member about the Jewish historical connection to Israel by re-affirming his stance, remarking, “I know there are some Jews that had relations to Palestine…these were very old historical Jewish communit[ies] but [you need to] distinguish between the local indigenous Palestinian Jews versus settler-colonialism of Zionism that arrives as a European movement into Palestine, adopted and supported by Great Britain in order to implement its own strategy. So I think you are collapsing both, trying to insinuate there is something that is unique relative to the development that took place. Israel to me have followed a settler-colonial project that is identical and similar like the settler-colonial project like America…we need to de-aggregate those to arrive at a clear understanding of what took place.” The audience heartily applauded this response. Finally, he stated, “interfaith dialogue should not be a stamp of approval for apartheid in Israel. For American Muslims…engagement with normalization with Zionism should not be your door for upward mobility in America.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/30/15 – UC Davis Faculty for Justice in Palestine presented a symposium entitled “Thirsting for Justice: Native Resistance to Colonization of Water & Land,” that included a panel of three speakers. Two of the speaker falsely accused Israel of “settler colonialism” and theft of Palestinian water. The symposium was co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – SJP and JVP members held a protest rally in the quad and chanted slogans which condoned terrorism and denied Jews the right to self-determination: “From Davis to Gaza, long live the Intifada,”and “Free, Free Palestine.” One protest leader demonized Israel by accusing it of “ethnic cleansing,” and she called for UC Davis to divest from Israel.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 5/11/17 – JVP held the event, “What is BDS?”
BDS VOTES 5/28/15 – The UC Davis passed a revised anti-Israel divestment resolution, after the previously passed resolution was deemed unconstitutional.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 22 professors from UC Davis were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Joshua Clover, Noha Radwan, Natalia Deeb-Sossa, Sunaina Maira, Caren Kaplan, Omnia El Shakry, Susy Zepeda, Susette Min, Neil Larsen, Eric Smoodin, Jeff Fort, Donald L. Donham, Flagg Miller, Marisol de la Cadena, Suzana Sawyer, Jocelyn Sharlet, Jesse Drew, Robin Hill, Tom Bills, May Wilson, Jaimey Fisher, Ali Anooshar.
BDS VOTES 1/29/15 – The UC Davis student senate passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution 8-2-2.

University of California Hastings


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
3/13/17 – A mezuzah (a Jewish object containing Hebrew verses from the Torah) on a Jewish student’s front door in McAllister Tower was partially set on fire by a vandal in an investigated hate-crime.

University of California Irvine


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/4/18 – An Israel-related event with Reservists on Duty that was hosted by the College Republicans was disrupted by several anti-Israel protesters, including one with a bullhorn, who screamed anti-Zionist chants so loudly that the event had to be stopped for the duration of the chanting. According to a recording of the event, although the Dean of Students and at least three police officers were present during the disruption, the screaming was allowed to continue for over three minutes, until protesters were finally escorted from the room. Chanting during the event consisted of, “IDF, What do you say? How many kids have you killed today?” “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free,” “All the Walls Have got to go, From Palestine to Mexico,” and “Free, free Palestine.” Protesters also held signs saying, “IDF not welcome.” After protesters were asked to leave by police, the chanting continued loudly outside the event, including chants of “Long live the intifada.” The five speakers from Reservists on Duty and the organizers were given a police escort for their protection at the end of the event. This is the third year in a row that anti-Zionist protesters have attempted to disrupt and shut down a student-hosted Israel-related event on campus.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY; DENIGRATION; DISCRIMINATION; CONDONING TERRORISM; DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION 5/10/17 – The Q & A of an SSI event with Israeli reservists was disrupted by about 40 protesters. According to video footage, after a verbal confrontation between protesters and participants, a protester denigrated a participant of the event who had started to cry, by screaming multiple times, “You don’t deserve to cry!” before the rest of the protesters started breaking out into loud, sustained chants that included, “Israel, Israel you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide,” “Israel, Israel what do you say? How many people have you killed today?” “Hey hey, ho ho, these colonizers have got to go” “When people are occupied, resistance is justified” and “When people are occupied, disruptions are justified.” The leader of the chants then said, “You people who are colonizers and occupiers, you should not be allowed on this f*cking campus….F*ck you!” Chanting and protesting then continued outside in the hall, blocking the main exit with chants of “No justice, no peace,” “They think it’s a game, they think it’s a joke” “F*ck the police,” “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free,” and “Intifada, Intifada, long live the Intifada,” among other chants. Some of the protesters wore “UC intifada” t-shirts. The Israeli reservists and the audience that came to hear them were escorted out by campus police.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
5/18/16 – A Students Supporting Israel event co-sponsored by Hillel was successfully disrupted by SJP and others. According to SSI, “The police had to escort attendees out of the event for their own safety.” Hillel released a statement elaborating that SJP and others, “made aggressive and threatening remarks to participants and physically intimidated and threatened one student attempting to enter the event.” A video of the event showed protesters shouting, “Intifada, Intifada/long live the Intifada,” “displacing people since ‘48/there’s nothing here to celebrate!” and “when people are occupied/resistance is justified.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 10/12/15 – According to sources from an attendee in the room & the Rose Project, retired Chief Justice Aharon Barak was speaking at an event at UC Irvine when police had to interrupt the event to escort him and attendees out. There was a large contingent of 20-30 protestors at the event. One student expressed, “SJP members disrupted Barak’s speech and would not allow the Q&A to proceed, leaving him no choice but to cut the event short and leave abruptly.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
4/23/15 – An Anteaters for Israel i-Fest event was disrupted by anti-Israel protestors, who chanted loudly to drown out the event and physically blocked a walkway.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/2/18 – SJP & MSA erected a mock “apartheid wall” as part of “Anti-Zionism Week: We Will Return,” where members chanted, “Long live Palestine,” “There is only one solution: Intifada Revolution!” “Intifada Intifada, Long Live the Intifada.” One of the panels of the wall also called for BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/11/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus as part of “Anti-Zionism Week: On this Land.” According to video footage of the wall, one panel said, “Resistance is justified when people are occupied,” and another panel called for BDS. A speaker additionally called for BDS and falsely accused Israel of perpetrating genocide.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 1/31/17 – At a campus anti-Trump rally, a speaker called for the denial of Jewish self-determination, asking protesters to be against Zionism by stating, “I want you guys to be about anti-Islamophobia; I want you guys to be anti-Zionism; and I want you guys to be anti-Israel because Trump didn’t come up with these things on his own, he got the idea of the wall from Israel.” She then led students in a chant of “from Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/17/16 – In a build-up to a planned disruption of a Jewish pro-Israel event on campus, SJP posted an image on Facebook that stated, “Boycott UCIsrael 2016. We refuse to celebrate settler-colonialism.” A second image stated, “IDF presence on campus normalizes Israeli settler-colonialism in the name of ‘Independence.’ Boycott UCIsrael 2016”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
5/4/16 – Neturei Karta Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss spoke as part of “Anti-Zionism Week” on “The difference between and anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.” The event was sponsored by the Muslim Student Union, Students for Justice in Palestine, the American Indian Student Association, and Jewish Voice for Peace. During his talk, Weiss made several remarks about Zionism and Zionists that employed classic anti-Semitic tropes accusing Jews of mendacity, criminality and controlling the government and media, canards made popular in the fabricated anti-Semitic text, Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Weiss likened Zionism to “a Madoff scheme,” claimed Zionists have “billions and billions of dollars” and use their money to intimidate “the media” and “any politician who dares …to show too much sympathy for the Palestinian cause,” and stated that “newspapers are conglomerates that are owned or controlled by Zionist organizations.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/3/16 – An event on campus in support of “Anti-Zionist Week” involved, according to MSU, a “[m]ock funeral procession of a Palestinian martyr. #AZW2016″ where participants held a large banner saying, “End Apartheid” with another participant holding a sign saying “Long Live the Intifada.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/2/16 – On the first day of “Anti-Zionist Week” held by The Muslim Student Union, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the American Indian Student Association, an apartheid wall was erected on campus. One panel of the wall condoned terrorism with an image of convicted hijacker Leila Khaled with a gun under the caption, “Women Leading Resistance” and another panel showed a tank under the caption, “Expect Resistance.” A nearby sign read, “Resistance is justified when people are occupied.” A different panel of the wall showed all of Israel as, “occupied territory” and another panel called for BDS.
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS 2/19/16 – SJP held the event “UNLEARNING ZIONISM: A Workshop and Discussion” with the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. The Facebook promotion for the event included a picture of the Warsaw Ghetto with the caption “Warsaw 1944” next to an image from Gaza saying “Gaza 2009,” which insinuated a comparison between the Holocaust and Gaza.
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION 5/4/15 – UCI Muslim Student Union hosted a week long series of events entitled “Anti-Zionism Week”.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – A professor from UC Irvine, Rei Terad, was among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses.

University of California Los Angeles


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
INTIMIDATION;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/17/18 – SJP disrupted an Students Supporting Israel (SSI) event on campus entitled “Indigenous Peoples Unite,” with three speakers from the Armenian, Jewish, and Kurdish communities, by storming the room, ripping down Armenian and Jewish flags, chanting loudly, dancing, and denigrating the panelists. During panelist Dario Ouliguian’s talk about being a survivor of the Armenian genocide, one student walked up to Ouliguian, ripped down the “mother f—king” Armenian flag, and threw Ouliguian’s notes away and yelled in his face, then placed the flag around his shoulders and refused to return it. Additional anti-Israel activists then surrounded the entire room playing loud music and dancing and clapping in front of the panelists, using blow horns and whistles and chanting “free, free Palestine, Palestine will be free,” “We don’t want 2 states, we want ’48,” “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” “No peace on stolen land, justice is our demand” “Protesting is not a crime, free free free Palestine,” as well as “Israel is a terrorist state!” The activists then ripped down the Israeli flag. When Ouliguian tried to return to the microphone, the group started screaming, “F—k white supremacy!” Campus police were called to remove the protesters, who shut down the event and occupied the room for roughly 15 minutes. Upon removal, one student yelled, “UCLA is on the side of racism! And the terrorist state of Israel!” Loud chanting and screaming with the megaphone continued in the hall outside the event which clearly continued to disrupt the event and made it nearly impossible to hear the presenters.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 1/9/18 – The mezuzah on the office doorpost of the Jewish student body president was torn down in Kerckhoff Hall.
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.”
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;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/14/18 – SJP was among groups that protested outside of the UC Regents Meeting held at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, where a picket line of the groups was formed with chants that included, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” “No peace on stolen land, justice is our demand!”, and “UC Regents, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.” Signs held at the protest included, “UC Divest from Apartheid.” An article covering the protest in the student newspaper stated that SJP “called on the UC to divest from some companies, including Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which do business with the Israeli government.” The article quoted a student saying, “UC is funding violations of Palestinian human rights by investing in some companies that do business in Israel…Our tuition dollars should not be used to fund an occupation. (There) are victims of genocide; innocent people are getting killed every day.” During the meeting, UC Divest delivered their divestment demands to the Regents.
DEMONIZATION 11/15/17 – SJP held the event “SJP hosts David Sheen.” The description for the event demonized Israel, stating, “Come hear David Sheen…speak about racism and ethnic cleansing within the Israeli community.”
DEMONIZATION 5/24/17 – LA4Palestine sponsored the event, “A Talk by Saree Makdisi: Ecological Injustice and the Landscape of Denial in Palestine,”which 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.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/22/17 – The UCLA Debate Union held the BDS Debate: “This House Believes that BDS is Not Moral.” During the debate, participants in favor of BDS, Professor Saree Makdisi and students Ahmad Azzawi and Wali Kamal, advocated for BDS. Makdisi and Kamal further delegitimized Israel, quoting from a withdrawn UN report falsely accusing Israel of “apartheid.” Makdisi denied Jews self-determination, advocating strongly against Israel as a Jewish state, making comparisons to South Africa in defense of why Jews should not have a state of their own, as well as saying Israel “expell[ed] hundreds of thousands of people…corrall[ed] them into holding pens like Gaza in order to maintain the state with a certain privileged ethnic profile,” and that Israel essentially “ascribe[d] to violence…to have an exclusive state in a multicultural land.” Makdisi’s defense on why Jews should not have a state of their own further included that we’ve “heard the language about…oh my god, Jews will become a minority. What’s so bad [about Jews] being a minority?”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/18/17 – The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Department of History, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, University of Haifa, UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy, Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History, Sady and Ludwig Kahn Estate, Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) and the Office of the UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost co-hosted the two-day event, “Learning About the Other’s Past: History, Education, and Curricula in Israel/ Palestine.” During the first day’s initial panel, demonizing and delegitimizing remarks were expressed by two of the panelists. Arnon Degani delegitimized Zionism, stating, “instead of understanding Zionism as simply a national movement hell-bent from its inception to create a homogenous Jewish state, I think it’s more productive to conceptualize it as a settler colonial movement.” Nurit Peled-Elchanan called Israeli society, “an artificial society” and claimed that in Israel, “you can incarcerate children, lynch them, execute them, burn them and all this with total impunity.” She further claimed, “majoritarianism legitimate[s] ethnic cleansing…when you want to legitimate expulsion, exclusion, discrimination you must present these people as lesser human being as an inferior race, so Israeli schoolbooks use a lot of racist discourse.” She further demonized Israel, stating, “[A] loudspeaker encouraging them to leave didn’t work so they had to die…[the] slaughter of innocent Palestinians at home brought some confidence to Jews and restored the moral legitimacy of them.” She summarized her talk, stating, “Israeli discourses…should be cleaned of majoritarianism [and the] fear of minorities which are both Jewish and Arab and of the idea of [a] racial white European Jewish purity which all lead to the gardening of an artificial settler colonial society.”
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.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/10/17 – The Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, Critical Race Studies Program (CRS) at UCLA School of Law, and American Indian Studies Center co-sponsored the event, “A Conference on Race, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism,” which contained a panel called, “Settler Colonialism in Comparative Perspective 1: Palestine and North America.” During the event, panelist Saree Makdisi supportively reviewed and/or quoted demonizing and delegitimizing statements made by Patrick Wolfe, such as saying, “Zionism constitutes a more exclusive exercise logic of settler elimination than we encounter in the Australian and US examples,” “As for Palestinian Muslims and Christians or at least those that survived the… ethnic cleansing of their homeland in 1948…” and “We’re talking about a specifically settler colonial state, a racial state.” Panelist Lorenzo Veracini further delegitimized Israel, claiming, “Zionists are not indigenous to the land… Zionists have nothing but historical claims and therefore [Zionism] is not an indigenous movement… Zionism has built a colonial European settlement in the Middle East.”
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.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/27/17 – The Center for Near Eastern Studies held the talk, “Jerusalem, on the Moving Edge of Israeli Colonial Rule” with Tufts Professor Thomas Abowd. During the talk, Abowd delegitimized Israel, stating, “Unlike British colonial rule in Palestine from 1917 to 1948, Israel rule since 48…should be seen not just as colonialism but as settler colonialism…the ideal is to…eliminate the native population.”
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.

University of California Merced


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/20/16 – The MSA authored a divestment resolution which passed the student government. The resolution called on the UC Board of Regents to divest from companies involved in “human rights abuses in Palestine…including Boeing, Caterpillar, CEMEX, Cement Roadstone Holdings, General Dynamics, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gunmann, Raytheon, and United technologies.”

University of California Riverside


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/24/17 – SJP organized a “Silent Protest Against The Occupation Of Palestine” on campus. During the protest, one member held a demonizing and delegitimizing sign that said, “End Occupation, Genocide, Oppression, Colonialism, Apartheid.” Another member held a different demonizing sign saying, “Palestinian Genocide IS RAEL.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/15/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus and one of the panels stated, “apartheid is real” and another called for divestment.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 5/5/17 – SJP took part in a “salt water challenge” on campus. At the conclusion of the challenge, SJP members chanted numerous times, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free,” which is effectively a call for the elimination of the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS VOTE
2/1/17 – The student senate discussed and voted on a bill to ban Sabra Hummus from campus. The bill passed 13-0 with one abstention. According to an attendee of the meeting, arguments made in favor of the resolution demonized and delegitimized Israel with false accusations including that “Israel was built on the ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Palestinian people, that Sabra funds the IDF, and that the sale of Sabra drives apartheid and murder.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/11/16 – As part of “Palestine Awareness Week,” SJP held a silent protest on campus with a demonizing sign saying, “Stop US funding of Genocide,” and delegitimizing signs saying “Stop Israeli Apartheid” and “UC is Complicit in Apartheid.”
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/22/15 – An academic conference entitled “Palestine, Israel and the Assault on Academic Freedom,” sponsored by the California Scholars for Academic Freedom, the UCR departments of Ethnic Studies and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, the UCR SJP and many other BDS-supporting organizations, was held at UC Riverside on Oct. 22 – 23. UCR Professor David Lloyd, who had organized the conference, gave the opening address, in which he praised the BDS movement. Many of the speakers spoke in support of BDS and utilized antisemitic expressions that demonized and delegitimized Israel. For example, UCR Professor Jeffrey Sachs falsely accused Zionism of being “racist” and based on “violence..congealed in the state’s form and its ongoing colonizing practice.” Nadia Elia claimed that Zionism is not only “a form of racism” but is a manifestation “of imperialist, expansionist, settler-colonialism” and “a form of institutionalized structuralized violence.” Elia also stated: “We are not in this only to free Palestine, we are in this to abolish Zionism, and the sooner the better.” UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid” and “settler colonialism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/30/15 – A one-credit student-taught course entitled “Palestine & Israel: Settler-Colonialism and Apartheid”was taught by the leader of UCR’s SJP. The course title and syllabus provided evidence that the course was designed to delegitimize Israel.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Riverside 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 VOTE 1/18/17 – The student senate discussed a bill to ban Sabra Hummus (SR W17-007), which was tabled as it had not yet passed through the legislative review committee. After being tabled, the resolution was discussed on the floor.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/22/15 – UCR SJP issued a press release claiming that a letter they had written to the heads of the university’s dining services demanding that they stop serving Sabra humus resulted in that brand of humus being removed from the dining service’s shelves. On April 29 UCR officials deemed the decision a “mistake” and reversed it, ensuring that Sabra humus will continue to be served in university dining facilities.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 4 professors from UC Riverside were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: David Lloyd, Dylan Rodriguiz, Jeffrey Sachs, and Devra Weber.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/8/15 – The Vice-President of External Affairs of UCR’s Associated Students issued a press release in support of the anti-Israel divestment resolution passed by UCSA that day.

University of California San Diego


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: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/27/18 – The office door of Professor Yen Le Espiritu, of the Ethnic Studies Department, is adorned with posters. One is of a course at UCSD from 2009 that says, “I Love [image of a red heart] Hamas and other things I’m afraid to tell you” and depicts a smiling young woman wearing a shirt that says, “I [Heart] Hamas.” Another poster is from “Justice in Palestine Week 2010” and says, “End the Apartheid.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/20/18 – During a course titled, “Circulations of Difference: Introduction to Ethnic Studies,” Professor Yen Le Espiritu invited guest lecturer Leslie Quintanilla, a UCSD doctoral candidate and assistant professor in the Chicano Studies Department at San Diego City Colleges, as well as a leader in the Palestinian Youth Movement, to speak to the class. According to an attendee, in her lecture, Quintanilla denied Jews self-determination and utilized demonizing and delegitimizing language to describe Israel. She put up a map of Israel and asked, “Does anybody know where this is?” A student answered, “Israel,” to which Quintanilla expressed, “No! You are breaking my heart.” Quintanilla then stated, “[W]e have 1948 in Palestine and the settler process and removal of indigenous Palestinian peoples for a Jewish homeland that was created in a settler colonial way.” She continued with staing that Jews “decided to create a homeland named ‘Israel’ in the indigenous land of Palestine. In order to do that, indigenous Palestinians needed to be displaced, removed, killed.” Finally, she stated, “So, when we think about the relationship between what we call Israel and what we call the US, we see a similar — not completely the same, but a similar strategy of genocide and indigenous removal from indigenous lands.” Incident date is approximated from the article.
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.”
CONDONING 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: CALLS FOR BDS 4/10/18 – An article in the school paper called on the UC System to support divestment from Israel. The article stated, “Instead of acting in accordance with student wishes, the UC Regents have used exaggerated concerns of anti-Semitism as a means of disregarding BDS and calls for divestment…support for divestment from Israel has continued to grow on UC campuses, and it is about time for the Regents to listen to the voices they represent”
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.

University of California Santa Barbara


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 5/9/17 – A pro-peace mural by SSI and Artists4Israel was vandalized twice within 5 days with “Free Palestine,” with the first vandalization occurring within 24 hours after being erected. The second vandalization was irreparable, and the entire mural was repainted over again with a new message explaining the vandalization. SSI explained in a statement, “The anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Apartheid Wall was made 12 years ago and has survived traveling to many campuses. Our pro-peace, pro-love wall was vandalized twice in 5 days.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/16/15 – The student government debated an anti-Israel divestment resolution for more than 8 hours and voted it down. According to one Jewish student at the meeting, “I am disgusted by the normalization of anti-Semitic language so casually thrown around at the meeting. In those 8 hours, I was told that Jews control the government, that all Jews are rich, that Zionism is racism.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
1/30/18 – SJP held the event “No Pride For Some Without Liberation For All” in the Biko Garage, which is part of a student housing cooperative. The description for the event stated, “We would like to welcome everyone to a short documentary screening of ‘Pride Denied: Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics’ which will be followed by a workshop on the dangers of Pinkwashing and the corporatization of Pride. We will also be discussing the constant beauty and evolution of queer politics and organizing in Palestine.” “Pinkwashing” is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” A post advertising the event further delegitimized Israel, stating, “Remember there is no pride in settler colonialism” with an image stating, “No pride in Zionism, Israeli Apartheid, Occupation. Justice for Palestine. #CancelPinkwashing.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/2/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” in the Arbor that contained a panel supporting BDS, as well as another panel that demonized an Israeli leader by distorting a historic quote. In a panel that headlined with “In their Own Words” the first quote said, “We must expel the Arabs and take their places.” This quote is attributed to David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister. The actual quote, lifted from a 1937 handwritten letter, said, “We do not want to and we do not have to expel Arabs and take their place.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/28/17 – SJP at UCSB, along with SJP chapters at UCLA and UCB, held the event “Thinking Palestine 1967 & Beyond” on the UCSB campus. One of the speakers, Richard Falk, delegitimized Israel, stating, “I hope we can shift from ending the occupation to ending apartheid” as well as made statements supportive of BDS. The event was co-sponsored by: the UCSB Center for Midde East Studies, LGBTQ Studies Minor, Hill Professor Eileen Boris, and the Departments of Film and Media Studies, History, and Sociology.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/23/17 – On the evening prior to Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), UCSB Divest launched a new BDS campaign, including a BDS resolution. The resolution accused Israel of “apartheid policies currently taking place” and targets corporations doing business with Israel. UCSB Divest’s announcement of the launch headlined with “Call to the Associated Students of the University of California, Santa Barbara to Divest from Apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/10/17 – An op-ed was published in the school paper entitled “The Role of Jewish Spaces,” in which the author delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of “apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 1/28/16 – SJP and A.S. Queer Commission held the event, “Film Screening of Oriented: A documentary about Palestinian Queers,” where, according to the advertisement for the event, a discussion about Israeli pinkwashing, i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes,” followed the movie.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/6/15 – UCSB SJP hosted slam poet Remi Kenazi, who falsely accused Israel of being an apartheid state and promoted BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/6/15 – SJP erected a huge multi-panel mural wall on campus which contained panels saying “Zionism = Racism,” falsely accusing Israel of being an apartheid state, and promoting BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/26/15 – Associated Students Humyn Rights Board held a talk entitled “Occupation, Ethnic Cleansing, & Israeli Apartheid 101” in which the speaker, a second-year UCSB undergraduate, falsely accused Israel of apartheid and the IDF of training the police force active in Feguson in “‘the hatred and strategy of the Israeli army’… to abuse people from the lower class and encouraging the marginalization of these people.” Another student speaker falsely accused Israel of sterilizing African women in Israel so the government can control the population.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/18/15 – The Carsey-Wolf Center, the Mellichamp Global Studies Initiative, the Center for Middle East Studies, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture co-sponsored the event, “Social Impact Cinema: Dreaming Palestine – The Time that Remains.” A discussion with Sherene Seikaly, Steven Salaita and moderator Maryam Griffin followed the screening of the film. During the discussion, Seikaly delegitimized Israel, asking “What does a just future mean for Palestinians in this context of now a hundred years of settler colonialism,” implying Israel is a settler-colonial state. Griffin also delegitimized Israel, saying, “What some people might call present-day Israel it occurred to me that there might be some problem with the word occupation so oftentimes when people refer to the occupied territories they’re talking about the West Bank they’re talking about Gaza, they’re referring with that term to the occupation that happened in 1967, but here we really have a story about another occupation, the occupation that happened in 1948.”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/17/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Palestine, Academic Freedom, and the Demands of Civility,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was sponsored by the Departments of history and anthropology, The Center for New Racial Studies, Center for Research on Women & Social Justice, Hull Chair, and Carsey-Wolf Center.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 5/10/17 – The student government discussed and voted on a divestment resolution. The resolution failed with 0 yes, 15 no and 7 abstentions.
BDS EVENT 5/12/16 – UCSB’s chapter of the Olive Tree Initiative hosted a panel discussion on conflict resolution between Israel and Palestine. During the discussion, BDS was discussed relative to its effectiveness.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 3 professors from UCSB were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Adam Sabra, Howard Winant, Nancy Gallegher.

University of California Santa Cruz


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/10/17 – A white swastika was spray-painted on the concrete near the East Remote Lot.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT
5/2/17 – During a Hillel event on Quarry Plaza to celebrate Israeli Independence Day, a protest led by the African/Black Student Alliance filled the Quarry and purposefully blocked Hillel’s tables from being accessed for over an hour. Jewish students were, on three separate occasions, subjected to protesters yelling, “Free Palestine” and “F*** Jewish Slugs.” One of Hillel’s Israeli flags was also torn down. The ABSA called for protesters to stand in solidarity with their Palestinian brothers and sisters.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
8/17/16 – Antisemitic fliers with swastikas were printed on networked campus printers that were similar to antisemitic fliers printed earlier this same month and back in March. However, this flier differed in that it was extremely graphic and appeared to tell a fictional story of a man reveling in murdering and raping “filthy Jews” at a synagogue. The flier mentioned words and phrases such as “kike demon,” and “I know you f***ing Jews control the f***ing media anyway.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
8/1/16 – Antisemitic fliers with swastikas were once again printed on networked campus printers that were similar to antisemitic fliers printed in March.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/24/16 – A flier with swastikas on it was printed to several printers on campus including Housing Educational Services and Kresge. The flier said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 12/9/15 – A flyer with a large Star of David on the office door of a UCSC Jewish professor was intentionally ripped and defaced.
DISCRIMINATION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/17/15 – A Jewish member of the student government was warned to “abstain” from voting on an anti-Israel divestment resolution because he was the president of the school’s Jewish Student Union and was “elected with a Jewish agenda.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION;
CONDONING TERRORISM
11/6/15 – SJP members interrupted a Slugs for Israel tabling event showing solidarity with Israeli victims of terror by holding a die-in, in which several students dressed in black lay motionless on the ground, representing Palestinians killed by Israelis. In addition, the “dead” students put signs on themselves saying, “Resistance is Not Terrorism,” an expression which justifies violence against Jews.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION
4/21/15 – A talk by two Israeli soldiers promoted by Slugs for Israel was disrupted by anti-Israel protesters, who shouted down the speakers and demonized Israel by accusing Israel of terrorism. As the protesters left the room, they yelled “Free, Free Palestine.”
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZING
3/4/15 – SJP set up mock checkpoints on campus insisting that students show ID cards before entering the library during finals week. The event demonized Israel by portraying Israeli soldiers as brutal and barbaric. In addition, Jewish students complained about being targeted and harassed.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
INTIMIDATION;
DELEGITIMIZING
1/27/15 – At a Hillel-sponsored event, “Being Queer in Israel,” a group of anti-Israel protestors, both students and faculty, unsuccessfully attempted to use intimidation to cancel the Hillel-sponsored event, and several students later disrupted the program by entering the program bearing signs with slogans that demonized and delegitimized Israel, such as ”JEWS AGAINST APARTHEID” and “QUEERS AGAINST PINKWASHING” and disrupting the talk by reading a prepared statement “denounc[ing] this co-optation of queer struggles to support the Israeli apartheid state and the genocide of the Palestinian people” and declaring “Long live the intifada!”, expressions which demonize and delegitimze Israel and condone terrorism against it. Jewish students who had organized the event reported feeling “violated” and “attacked” by the protestors.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
1/25/15 – A flyer for an upcoming Hillel-sponsored event, “Being Queer in Israel,” was defaced with the phrase “Fuck Zionist Pink Washing,” which demonizes Israel and its supporters by accusing them of malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes,” and the phrase “Free Palestine.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/26/18 – An article in the student paper covering an SJP protest used language that denied Jews self-determination, stating, “Since 1948, Israel has annexed more than 4.2 million acres, about 6,500 square miles, of Palestinian land.” The article ended with a quote from an SJP leader stating, “This is our rightful land, we have the keys to our home.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/16/18 – The Center for Race and Ethnicities Studies (CRES) sponsored the BDS event, “Boycott! Palestinian Freedom, Academic Activism, and Campus Repression with Sunaina Maira.” According to an attendee, during the event, Maira demonized and delegitimized Israel throughout claiming Israel is built on “settler-colonialism [and] apartheid” that privileges the “supremacy of [its] Jewish citizens” and that the “racist logic of Zionism” would be disabled should BDS succeed. She stressed that BDS calls for the “right of refugees to return to their homes and properties” and included USACBI postcards with this call for attendees that additionally stated, “As educators and scholars of conscience in the United States, we support this call.” Maira claimed BDS “challenges the foundational narratives of the Israeli state,” and the cultural boycott is “crucial to drawing attention to Israeli apartheid.” She also made explicit support for an academic boycott during her presentation, claiming this type of boycott “encourages academic freedom of U.S. scholars…[and] enlarges academic freedom,” is part of “decolonizing the academy” as well as “exposes the core settler-colonial logic of Zionism.” She further claimed Israel engages in “pinkwashing, brownwashing, greenwashing…they destroy all the trees.” She ended her presentation with a recommendation that anti-Zionist activists, “must keep our eyes on study abroad programs on campus [that are] on stolen Palestinian land…[students] wouldn’t go to Johannesburg during apartheid so why are they going to Ben Gurion University?”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/20/18 – SJP tabled at Quarry Plaza to draw awareness to Ahed Tamimi. Signs at the tabling event included, “UC invests in Apartheid” and “Stop Colonialism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/9/17 – SJP created a mock checkpoint on two locations on campus, one of them at the McCabe Library. One sign read, “UC Invests in Apartheid.” A statement outlining the reason for the mock checkpoint falsely referred to Israel as the “settler-colonial state of Israel,” as well as falsely accused Israel of “genocide” and “apartheid.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/27/16 – 5 UCSC departments including Anthropology, Politics, Sociology, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies co-sponsored an event with Students for Justice in Palestine titled, “Legacies of Ethnic Cleansing” as part of SJP’s “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The Q & A format of the event included speakers Lara Kiswani and Ilan Pappe, with Lisa Rofel asking the questions. According to an attendee, both speakers falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing, settler colonialism and apartheid and equated Zionism to racism/inhumanity. Kiswani justified violent resistence (ie: terrorism). She further stated that “dialogue [with Jewish Zionists] is not the solution,” that BDS is employed correctly if one is “disrupting the Zionist narrative everywhere ” as well as remarked that “BDS is the denormalization of Zionism.” Pappe stated “Zionism has manipulated Judaism for its own purposes”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/20/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Silencing Dissent: Palestine, Academic Freedom, and the New McCarthyism,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was presented by Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Labor and the IHR Cultures in the Crisis of Capitalism Research Cluster, Students for Justice in Palestine, UAW 2865, the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Non-Violence, and the Palestine-Israel Action Committee.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/28/15 – 15 UCSC faculty members affiliated with the Feminist Studies department, including the department chair, sent a letter to the head of the LGBTQ center protesting her partnering with Hillel to host the event “Being Queer in Israel.” The letter demonized Israel by accusing it of “genocide” and “racism,” and it urged the head of the LGBTQ center to host an event promoting BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
1/28/15 – Anti-Zionist Angela Davis was the keynote speaker at the UCSC Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, with a talk entitled, “Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine.” In her talk, Davis demonized Israel by accusing it of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”; Davis delegitimized Israel by accusing it of “settler colonialism”; and she condoned terrorism against Israel by claiming that Israel falsely labels Palestinians as terrorists.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/23/15 – UCSC SJP held a meeting to discuss anti-Israel divestment at UCSC as well as a presentation about the recent academic boycott vote of the American Anthropological Association.
BDS VOTES 11/17/15 – The student senate passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution 28 – 5.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 2 professors from UCSC were among the co-authors of an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses: Christine Hong and Lisa Rofel.

University of California System


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/26/17 – UC students who are members of SJP chapters within SJP West (the coalition of SJP groups on the West Coast) wrote an open letter to President Napolitano objecting to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the University of California and the Israel Innovation Authority. The letter included objections to a disregard for the “student, worker and faculty voices of dissent that have voted repeatedly to end all normalization with the Israeli state and its institutions,” and went on further to criticize Napolitano directly for “making deals with Israeli institutions that are the architects of global repression and represent all that is antithetical to public education…Democratic ideals mean nothing to you when it comes to your blinding allegiance to Israeli institutions and Zionist organizations in the US. We do not want to partner with Israeli institutions.” Finally, the letter accused Israel supporters of “[supporting] a settler-colonial project that has ethnically cleansed us from our homeland.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/14/18 – The group “UC Divest,” spearheaded by SJP West, demanded that the UC Regents divest from “companies that profit from human rights abuses against Palestinians.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – 40 professors from 6 UC campuses co-author an op-ed supporting the anti-Israel divestment resolutions on UC campuses.
BDS EVENTS 2/23/15 – Student protesters disrupted a University of California investments planning meeting, with calls to divest from Israel.
BDS VOTES 2/8/15 – The University of California system-wide Student Council debated and passed a divestment resolution 9-1-6.

University of San Diego


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/24/17 – Swastikas were found in the Camino first floor bathroom and the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/20/17 – Swastikas were discovered throughout the week in Mother Rosalie Hill, Copley Library, and the Student Life Pavilion. All incidents occurred in male bathrooms.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/15/17 – A swastika was found in a first floor bathroom of Camino Hall. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/14/17 – A swastika was discovered in the male bathroom of Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A swastika was discovered in the restroom closest to a Jewish professor’s classroom in Camino Hall.
HARASSMENT 11/11/16 – A Jewish professor revealed that someone left human feces in front of his office a few days after the Nov. 8 election. It was first thought that whoever left the feces selected the location at random, but when a swastika was then discovered in the restroom closest to the professor’s classroom, he reported believing that the feces incident targeted him as a Jewish professor, stating, “I have never been faced with that kind of explicit anti-Semitism. I was shocked.”

University of Southern California


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/15/17 – A campus vendor on Trousdale Parkway was selling merchandise with swastika symbols.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY 7/12/16 – The Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center of USC was robbed. The burglar stole thousands of dollars in computers, video projectors and three pairs of tefillin (Jewish religious item used in prayer).
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/27/16 – In a separate incident of a swastika drawn on the walls of USC campus buildings in a short period (The first was reported on March 16 in Pardee Tower, a freshman dorm), a swastika was reported in Hoffman Hall over the weekend, but the incident happened in February.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/16/16 – A student drew a swastika on a poster hanging in a hallway at the Pardee Tower.
DISCRIMINATION 4/1/15 – A student employed by USC’s Program Board reported that the Queer & Ally Student Association Director stated: “I feel that I was elected because my constituents believe in my political stance, and I honestly don’t want to use our funds for a Jew to speak.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 10/25/17 – SJP, QPOC (Queer People of Color) and Queer and Ally Student Assembly co-hosted the event “QPOC and SJP Joint Meeting,” to have, according to the description, a “lively discussion about Pinkwashing.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 10/20/16 – SJP held the event, “Overlapping the Queer & Palestinian Identities.” The advertisement for the event accused Israel of pinkwashing, i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/4/16 – SJP created a digital pamphlet for the organization’s General Body Meeting. The pamphlet alluded to SJP’s support for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. It demonized Israel referring to “Israeli Pinkwashing” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” It further delegitimized Israel by referencing “Israeli Apartheid” and called for BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/26/18 – As part of “Palestine Awareness Week,” SJP held the event, “BDS: The Movement for Justice.”
BDS EVENT 3/22/18 – SJP held a BDS event called, “Intro to BDS: Mobilizing for a More Just Future.”
BDS EVENT 11/9/16 – SJP held the event “Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine with Remi Kanazi.” According to an article in the Daily Trojan, supportive calls for anti-Israel divestment where made by Remi Kanazi at the event.


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Colorado


Total Antisemitic Activity:

Colorado State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/12/17 – An image was posted to the Durward Snapchat showing a student in Durward Hall with a swastika painted on her arm giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
10/1/17 – Two separate antisemitic incidents occurred in on-campus residence halls. The first involved a wireless network being renamed “F**k Jews” in Durward, and the second occurred in Laurel Village when a Jewish student’s whiteboard was vandalized with the term “Hail Hitler” (sic) next to a Star of David decoration. The date of these incidents is approximated from the article.

Metropolitan State University of Denver


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 9/15/17 – The ADL reported that a Jewish student experienced ongoing antisemitic harassment. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.

University of Colorado Boulder


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BOYCOTT ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/5/15 – In an interview with Ali Abunimah in the CU student newspaper before his on campus, Abunimah denigrated the Jewish student Birthright organization at CU, calling it a “discriminatory, ethno-chauvinist program,” he called Israel an “apartheid state,” and he promoted BDS.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/7/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. In addition, during the Q & A, Abunimah confronted a student who had asked a question about the 11,000 Hamas rockets fired into Israel, and stated that they were completely justified by Israeli violence against the Palestinians. His talk was sponsored by the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, and Political Science, and by the Center for Asian Studies.

University of Colorado Denver


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/11/17 – SJP Auroria erected a mock “apartheid wall” on the Auroria campus as part of “Palestine Awareness Day.”

University of Denver


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
5/1/17 – Six parked cars had swastikas and “KKK” scratched into them. The cars were all parked across the street from the Merage & Allon Hillel Center at the University of Denver.


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Connecticut

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Connecticut College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
4/19/16 – A flier for a Hillel event entitled, “Jerusalem Food Tour” was defaced with “Jerusalem is occupied and falafel is appropriated.”
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/10/15 – A new student group, Conn Students in Solidarity with Palestine (CSSP), put up posters throughout campus which challenged Birthright, a program that sends Jewish students to Israel, and which demonized and delegitimized Israel and students who go on the Birthright trip, calling the trip “settler colonialism.”
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION
2/25/15 – A campaign of defamation and harassment was launched by a student affiliated with SJP against Connecticut College professor Andrew Pessin, allegedly in response to his having posted on his Facebook page during the Gaza war, several months before, remarks critical of Hamas. In a coordinated series of op-eds, statements and petitions from students, faculty and community members, Pessin was accused of being racist and condoning genocide, and many demanded that the university take action against him, including by condemning him. At least one student had filed a bias complaint against Pessin for his remarks, which was being investigated by university administrators. Pessin also received a large volume of hate mail, that included death threats, after the allegations against him were made public. As a result of the harassment and defamation, Pessin took a leave of absence from his teaching.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/11/16 – Conn Students in Solidarity with Palestine (CSSP) posted mock eviction notices in a resident hall at Connecticut College. The notice stated,”Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes is RACIST, is part of a project of ETHNIC CLEANSING and COLONIZATION, and is ILLEGAL.”

Trinity College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
12/15/17 – The ADL reported that swastikas and antisemitic messages were written in the snow. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/26/16 – SJP held a screening of 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.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/8/17 – Trinity College SJP tabled to promote, as well as hosted, an event titled, “Palestine-Israel and the Politics of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” with Wesleyan Professor Kehaulani Kauanui.

University of Connecticut


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/18/18 – A pair of swastikas were created in the snow over the weekend outside of Oak Hall. According to the Daily Campus, “The swastikas, one large and one smaller, were clearly visible from the upper floors of Oak Hall Monday morning.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
8/31/17 – A Jewish student was wearing a Kippah and walking away from a Hillel event when a car pulled up, rolled down the window, and a woman in the car yelled, “Go to the f**ing ovens!” at the student.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/18/17 – A flier found on a bulletin board on campus contained demonizing and delegitimizing false “facts” about Israel that included, “Israeli ‘defense’ forces regularly, systematically and brutally kidnaps….and tortures Palestinian children,” “….’Israel is guilty of imposing an apartheid regime on the Palestinian people'” “the 2008 war (read: massacre)…”

Wesleyan University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
4/24/17 – At least one antisemitic flier was found along with anti-immigrant and racist fliers posted around campus. The antisemitic flier was posted on the corner of Church and High Street and said, “11% of the worlds billionaires are Jewish despite only 0.1% of the world’s population being Jewish. [Jewish star image] #JewPrivilege.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
11/14/16 – A student received a note under his door with a large swastika and the words, “Trump’s America.”
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION
2/17/15 – According to a student leader of Wesleyan United with Israel, flyers advertising that group’s Israeli Late Night were vandalized, by crossing out ‘Israeli’ and writing ‘Palestine’ on some flyers and crossing out ‘Israeli’ and writing ‘Fascism’ on others.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/23/18 – SJP erected a “mock Israeli Apartheid Wall” on campus. One panel stated, “End Israeli Apartheid. Free Palestine.” SJP’s “Israeli Apartheid Week” was sponsored by the Resource Center and the American Studies Department.
DEMONIZATION 4/23/18 – An article in the Wesleyan Argus covering events for “Israeli Apartheid Week” stated that the Director of the Equity and Inclusion Resource Center, Demetrius J. Colvin, “urg[ed] the community to recognize how the issues surrounding Israel and Palestine stem from the fallout of colonization.” The article quoted Colvin stating, “For me—and once again, this is my first week as a co-sponsor for this event—some of the things that are always on my mind whenever I’m supporting events like these, is ‘how do we not just think of this as an ‘other’ thing, or this exotic thing that’s outside of us?’” Colvin said. “Instead of thinking ‘oh, these Israelis and their problems’—don’t get me wrong, there are problems and issues—but we need to see this as a larger impacted pattern that’s been played out and continues to be played out everywhere. I would love to continue to support the event as it connects and collaborates with more student organizations to be a part of the event organizing. And making some of the connections that we’re not just learning about this ‘other’ or this thing that’s far away from us.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/6/17 – Wesleyan Students Against the Fossil Fuel Industry published an article in the school paper in support of SJP’s “Israeli Apartheid Week” that demonized and delegitimized Israel throughout the article. The article stated, “In its occupation, Israel also perpetuates an apartheid state that discriminates against Palestinians. Apartheid extends from decreased legal, political, and economic rights for Palestinians, to the denial of access to basic needs, such as land for agriculture and water. In this way, the Zionist state project may also be seen as enacting a type of climate colonialism, or the practice of organizing environmental and climate damage to happen in colonized places and to people affected by normalized colonial violence. Indeed, Israel’s climate colonialism includes the extraction and usage of coal in occupied lands; the overexploitation of water at the expense of Palestinians’ access to water for drinking and agricultural use; the taking or degradation of arable Palestinian lands; and the dumping of garbage and toxic industrial waste on Palestinian lands, contaminating both water and soil. Furthermore, the impacts of climate change exacerbate those of Israeli settler colonialism, and vice versa… In addition to eliminating Palestinians and dispossessing them of their lands, Israel enacts domination through the overexploitation and contamination of Palestinian water and lands.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/4/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held an event with Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies, who spoke about “Crimes of Apartheid: A UN Report on Israel, BDS and the Backlash.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/26/16 – SJP published an article in the student newspaper that falsely accused Israel of colonization and ethnic cleansing.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/15/16 – SJP erected an “apartheid wall” on campus. The top of the wall read, “Israeli Apartheid Week 2016” which falsely insinuates that Israel is an apartheid state.
DEMONIZATION 4/30/15 – Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar delivered a lecture entitled “The ‘Right’ to Maim: Inhumanist Biopolitics and Palestine.” In her talk, Puar demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of achieving its goals of “settler colonialsim” through the intentional “maiming,” “stunting” and “debilitating” of Palestinians. An essay version of Puar’s talk included an acknowledgement that she considered her analysis “an anti-Zionist hermeneutic,” whose “ultimate purpose…is to labor in the service of a Free Palestine.” Puar’s talk was sponsored by the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program..
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/2/15 – Members of the Wesleyan SJP published an op-ed in the student newspaper which falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “state terror,” and “apartheid.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/27/18 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Academic Life in Occupied Palestine.” The description stated, “The talk will discuss campus life under occupation, and give insight as to how university campus movements can stand in solidarity with and support students in Palestine.” The event was co-hosted by Wesleyan Fries Center for Global Studies.
BDS EVENT 4/25/18 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “A Civil Offense? Criminalizing BDS.” The event was sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, The American Studies Department, and The Resource Center.
CALLS FOR BDS 10/13/17 – Wesleyan JVP published a response article in the school paper that supported BDS, stating, “Wesleyan’s JVP chapter is currently working with a nationwide campaign not only to stand in solidarity with Palestinians by boycotting the corporations that fund their oppression, but also to stop the exchange of policing tactics between American police officers, FBI, border patrol agents, and the IDF. This campaign, called the Deadly Exchange, denounces the brutality enacted by law enforcement in both countries and challenges the idea that police violence in the name of ‘security’ is acceptable. We aim to disrupt these inhumane exchanges by raising awareness about the practice, and by pressuring the individuals and organizations that facilitate some of these exchanges (such as the ADL and Taglit-Birthright), to end their involvement. We invite you to join us in this campaign.”
CALLS FOR BDS 9/27/17 – According to the Wesleyan Argus, during a campus club fair, “SJP handed out pamphlets that urged students to refrain from purchasing Sabra products. The pamphlet cited the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement as a way for people to internationally support the Palestinian quest for freedom.”
CALLS FOR BDS 5/12/17 – SJP held a demonstration on campus in solidarity with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike during Spring Fling that included a large sign saying, “Solidarity with Dignity Strike, Boycott Sabra.”
CALLS FOR BDS 5/10/17 – SJP delivered a second batch of over 100 letters signed by individual Wesleyan University students asking President Michael Roth to remove all Sabra products from Wesleyan dining facilities. They gave President Roth four hours to answer their demands and remove Sabra Hummus from campus dining. Part of the countdown campaign involved a large banner saying, “4 Hours to Remove Sabra” and, using a projector, projected a countdown of the hours. President Roth responded that he would not remove Sabra Hummus.
BDS EVENT 5/4/17 – SJP held the event, “Discussion on Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike and BDS” to “show solidarity with those participating in the Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike, and learn about the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions Movement!!!!”
CALLS FOR BDS 5/4/17 – SJP published a letter to the editor in the school paper that called for BDS and for the removal of Sabra Hummus products from Wesleyan’s dining options.
BDS EVENT 4/6/17 – SJP held the event, “The Politics of Academic Boycott and Anti-Normalization” with J. Kehaulani Kauanui, as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.”
BDS EVENTS 4/16/15 – 40 Weseleyan students from Wes, Divest! And SJP conducted a 10-hour sit-in in the office of the University President to demand that the university’s divestment from “fossil fuels, the prison industrial complex, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.”

Yale University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/1/15 – A sign saying “Yale is a Jew hole, let’s round them up” was found in New Haven near Yale University.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 9/10/17 – The Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, and the Whitney Humanities Center held the event, “Racism, Antisemitism and the Radical Right Conference.” The conference was co-sponsored by Yale Divinity School; the Office of the Dean of the Yale Law School; the MacMillan Center and its Councils on African Studies, European Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies; the Departments of African American Studies, American Studies, French, History, Italian, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology, Spanish and Portuguese; the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition; the Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women’s Rights; and the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. During the conference, keynote speaker Howard Winant demonized Israel, claiming, “Israel has always been Islamophobic, that is to say racist…maybe more of an anti-Shia rather than anti-Sunni Islamophobia, but that’s a new thing…internally Israel is extremely racist. It’s racist not only towards Arabs, it’s racist towards Mizrahi’s it’s racist towards…Jews from Ethiopia, it’s racist towards its own darker people.” The remarks accompanied a power point slide that said, “straight-up Zionism is also generally Islamophobic.” He further remarked, “the occupied territories [are] filled with Americans although many of them are the Connie type, this is an extremely racist place.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/23/17 – A Connecticut group called, “Promoting Enduring Peace” held an awards event on campus to give an award to BDS founder Omar Barghouti. The event was co-sponsored by SJP. At the event, Barghouti began his speech by dedicating his award “to the heroic Palestinian political prisoners in apartheid dungeons.” He further discussed support for BDS, stating that the “inclusive” movement asks people “to especially target institutions and Israelis who take part in the injustices against Palestinians or help with Israel war-making” and accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing.”
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/1/16 – SJP held the event, “Why is Palestine Still the Issue in 2016? With Ilan Pappé.” During his talk, Pappé compared Jews to Nazis referring to Jews as a “persecuted people who quickly became the victimizers of others…dehumanizing Palestinians…dehumanizing those they exterminate” and accused Jews of manipulating the Holocaust to further the “Zionist project.” Throughout his talk, he denied Jews self-determination and demonized and delegitimized Israel, accusing Jews of making “their homeland in someone else’s homeland,” and referring to Israel as engaging in “settler-colonialism” where Jews “used the logic of elimination to take over Palestine” a logic which is “not just genocide but also expulsion.” Pappé further stated, “The Zionist logic of elimination has been emulated by other groups in the Middle East – such as the Islamic State” and “current Middle East violence is directly linked to the Zionist project of ethnic cleansing in 1948.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/5/15 – Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar delivered a lecture entitled “The ‘Right’ to Maim: Inhumanist Biopolitics and Palestine” as part of the Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloqium. In her talk, Puar demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of achieving its goals of “settler colonialsim” through the intentional “maiming,” “stunting” and “debilitating” of Palestinians. An essay version of Puar’s talk included an acknowledgement that she considered her analysis “an anti-Zionist hermeneutic,” whose “ultimate purpose…is to labor in the service of a Free Palestine.” Puar’s talk was sponsored by the Department of English.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/4/16 – SJP held the first meeting of the year, where the advertisement for the event stated, “Get ready for BDS activism.”
CALLS FOR BDS 8/18/15 – The Black Student Alliance at Yale signed a statement in support of BDS.


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Delaware

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Delaware


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
10/10/17 – A poster with antisemitic remarks was found outside Kirkbride Hall. The poster showed two hands, one representing Jews (with the image of a red Star of David) and the other representing communists (with the image of a Hammer and Sickle) taking over America with accompanying text of “Defend your nation” scrawled on the map. The poster concluded by directing viewers to a “Blood and Soil” URL which does not exist. The phrase “Blood and Soil” originated with the Nazi party.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/10/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Chris Hedges: Bringing Justice to Palestine” where, according to an article in the school newspaper, Hedges claimed, “Gaza has no army, navy or mechanized machinery…It is a civilian population. That’s not a war, that’s murder” implying Israel ruthlessly murdered Palestinians and its involvement in Gaza was without any context (ignoring rockets, etc).
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
9/25/15 – UD Professor David Colton, faculty advisor of the UD SJP group, published an op-ed falsely accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and promoting BDS. The article was promoted on the SJP’s Facebook page
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/10/15 – UD SJP published an op-ed in the student newspapre accusing Israel of being “an apartheid state.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/9/15 – UD SJP hosted an event that included a screening of the documentary “Have You Heard From Johannesburg.” According to an SJP op-ed published in the student newspaper, the goal of the event was to show that Israel was an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BOYCOTT 10/29/15 – UD SJP published a letter in delawareonline.com calling for BDS.


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District of Columbia

Total Antisemitic Activity:



American University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/9/18 – A couple of days before Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), antisemitic posters were hung near the Katzen Arts Center and the President’s Office Building. The posters displayed an image of Adolf Hitler and a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gun control advocate, alongside an anti-gun control message. Five of the 17 people killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas were Jewish. Additionally, some of the leaders of the Never Again movement for gun reform are prominent Jewish individuals.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/17 – A student found a swastika etched into a desk. Date of incident is publicized date.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A whiteboard in a classroom was marked up with a swastika accompanied by the phrase “Go Trump.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/27/18 – Operation Homeland, an alt-right group, posted fliers on campus in the SIS building stating, “No more wars for Israel. #AIPACgohome,” implying that Israel manipulates America to fight in wars on Israel’s behalf.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/2/17 – Students held a walkout following racist incidents on campus. According to a video comment, part of the walkout included demands that included “calls on the university to divest from companies involved in Israel’s occupation and violation of Palestinian human rights.” The demands also referred to Israel as the “Israeli Apartheid State.”
DEMONIZATION 3/23/16 – AU SJP hosted an event “Greenwashing: A Discussion with Students for Justice in Palestine and Fossil Free AU,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” i.e. promoting its “green” environment practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/18/16 – JVP at American University held the event “Max Blumenthal: Legislating Speech – Whitewashing Apartheid: Israel’s Fight Against Democracy” to discuss BDS, alongside delegitimizing Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid, as the title suggests.
DEMONIZATION 2/26/15 – American University SJP held a discussion about how the Israeli government and Zionist organizations allegedly use “pinkwashing” — the portrayal of Israel as “a haven for the Queer community” — in order to distract “from Israel’s countless human rights violations.”
DEMONIZATION 2/25/15 – American University SJP hosted a discussion with Professor Cathy Schneider and BDS activist Mai Abdul Rahman, in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” that is, using the promotion of its “green” environmental practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – American University Students for Justice in Palestine 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 4/20/18 – SJP held the event “BDS 101 with AUSJP,” where participants engaged in a, “student led discussion on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”
BDS EVENT 3/28/17 – SJP held the event, “The BDS Movement: Contexts, Developments, and Future Visions” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.”
BDS EVENT 1/24/17 – SJP held the event, “AU Students for Justice in Palestine BDS Teach-In.”
CALLS FOR BDS 11/10/15 – American University SJP issued a statement regarding the “sighting of inflammatory posters on the American University campus,” which promoted BDS.

Georgetown University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
4/4/18 – Georgetown Israel Alliance (GIA) reported five separate incidents concerning its Israeli flag that hung in Red Square. The flag was removed April 4, 5, and 6th. It is unclear what the other two incidents involved. A perpretrator was caught in the April 6 incident.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/27/17 – A swastika was discovered in an LXR bathroom, drawn in lipstick, along with the words “B**ches Beware.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/21/17 – A second, similar act of vandalism involving a swastika and misogynistic threats was discovered in the same restroom at LXR the next day, making this the fourth swastika incident on campus in the month of September.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/20/17 – A swastika and a misogynistic threat was discovered in the restroom of a campus residence hall, LXR. It is the third swastika found on campus this month.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/6/17 – Two swastikas were were found painted in red on the inside of an LXR Hall elevator.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/5/17 – A swastika was found carved into the interior of a Village C West elevator.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
5/7/17 – Antisemitic graffiti that included a death threat was found in a restroom adjacent to the Makom Jewish Gathering Space.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/21/17 – Two swastikas were discovered scratched into the elevator of Village C West. A Jewish student found and reported one of the two swastikas and another swastika was then discovered in the elevator as well.
DENIGRATION 3/15/17 – SJP held an event to demonize “Birthright” entitled, “So You Wanna Go on Birthright?” Prior to the event, SJP promoted an op-ed from 2014 pulling quotes from it that stated, “To us, Birthright is the erasure of our right to our homeland, and it promises our homeland to one in four students at this university…. It offers tourists a chance to ‘reconnect’ with a country to which they have never been, and often times, to which they have no immediate familial ties.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/21/16 – A bathroom wall in a Georgetown University Medical Center building was defaced with the letters “KKK” and a swastika.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
9/8/16 – A group of students interrupted an event hosted by the Center for Jewish Civilization on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s career. The students held a banner that read “Netanyahu is a War Criminal” and chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” The demonstration occurred at the beginning of the question and answer time for the event, after a student referred Netanyahu’s policies toward Palestinians as imperial genocide. A prepared statement by the protesters stated, “We’re concerned that a conversation about the Israeli state took place without talking about it as an occupation and apartheid.” Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) officers immediately removed the protesters from Gaston Hall, as event organizers informed them that they were in violation of the university’s Speech and Expression Policy.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/10/18 – An op-ed in the student paper delegitimized Israel, explaining that SJP was holding “Israeli Apartheid Week” in order “to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system over the Palestinian people.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/15/17 – Georgetown SJP and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies held a film screening event, “Gaza in Context: Film Screening & Discussion w/ Professor Noura Erakat.” In the film, Erekat demonized Israel, falsely claiming that “[Israel] is guided by two primary policies: 1) To obtain the maximum amount of Palestinian land with the minimum number of Palestinian people and 2) To concentrate a maximum number of Palestinians onto a minimum amount of land.” She further went on to state, “Even if Hamas were to disappear, Israel’s policies towards the tiny coastal enclave would go uninterrupted… The Gaza Strip represents the most vivid and grotesque form of Israel’s settler-colonial ambitions.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/2/17 – SJP held the event “Faithwashing: A Panel Discussion.” The description for the event contained a quote by Sana Saeed that demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Faithwashing is about changing the cause of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (or, rather, Israeli occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine) from a mid-20th century Euro-American settler-colonialist project to a non-existent centuries long enmity between Jews and Muslims.” During the event, panelists further demonized and delegitimized Israel. Hamadi claimed, “We know the Balfour Declaration which promised a Jewish homeland. The problem was the homeland they were talking about was going to be placed in a land that was already full of people, Palestinians on Palestinian land, and it set the stage for this idea that Palestine will be colonized by Zionist forces.” Abdelfadeel said, “this [situation] is an occupation that’s been going on since 1948” and accused Israel of “mass murder” as well as stressed the importance of, “break[ing]that relationship between Judaism and Zionism.” Herzallah defined Israel as a “settler colonial state” and claimed, “Now we’re seeing very clearly and openly the clear connection through American policy and politicians the connection between white supremacy and Zionism [and] Zionism and racism.” Panelists also made positive references to BDS throughout and the MC accused Israel of “apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/21/17 – An article in the school paper demonized Zionism, stating that it is “an ideology rooted in hate through the displacement of a native people,” and called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 3/17/17 – The LGBTQ Center held an event entitled “Coffee Hour: Let’s Talk About Homonationalism” to discuss “pinkwashing” i.e., the notion that Israel malevolently represents itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/17/17 – G.U. FREE hung a large banner on a campus building that demonized Israel by including the message: “Divest from Violence…Funding Israel Funds Racism.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/13/17 – SJP erected a display on campus that falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” as part of the first event scheduled for “Israeli Apartheid Week,” which was called “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.” The advertisement for the Israeli Apartheid Week included the words “100 Years of Settler-Colonialism,” and had an image of a person holding a sign saying “BDS.” The advertisement for the ethnic cleansing event itself delegitimized and demonized Israel and called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, stating, “Since 1948, there has been an active Zionist mission of revisionism that has obscured the historical reality of Israel as a settler-colonial state predicated on the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians…Why is it important to center the founding of Israel, its creation of a mass class of refugees, and the right of return in our activism today?” According to an article in The Hoya, at the event itself, the speaker, Osama Abu Irshaid claimed that Jews are “an invented people” with no ancestral connection to the Biblical ancient Israelites and said that pro-Palestinian activists must help dismantle “this enterprise called Israel.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/13/17 – The students who had submitted an anti-Israel divestment proposal to the Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) published a delegitimizing and demonizing statement expressing their disappointment at CISR’s decision not to divest from companies who do business with Israel. In their statement, they defined Zionism as “support for an apartheid state built on the theft of Palestinian land and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people,” as well as accused Israel of “mass murder.” The statement also reiterated support for divestment.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/11/16 – Members of SJP published an article in the school newspaper that delegitimized and demonized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of, “racism, colonialism…and massacre.”
DEMONIZATION 3/16/16 – GU SJP hosted a panel discussion about Israel’s use of “faithwashing,” i.e. malevolently using religion to whitewash Israel’s “crimes,” by claiming that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a result of longstanding Jewish-Muslim enmity.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/15/16 – GU SJP hosted an event “Why We Use the Word Apartheid” featuring a talk by Josh Ruebner falsely accusing Israel of apartheid.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/24/15 – Georgetown SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/4/15 – Georgetown SJP hosted a screening of the movie “Roadmap to Apartheid,” which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/3/18 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “What is BDS? A Conversation with Activist Andrew Kadi,” in which participants heard about “the true nature of the BDS movement and how to promote it across campus.”
CALLS FOR BDS 4/26/17 – As student clubs were tabling as a part of GAAP Weekend, members of GU F.R.E.E. carried around signs that said “Boycott Divest Sanction” and “Follow the Money.”
BDS EVENT 4/11/17 – The Center of Contemporary Arab Studies, GWU Students for Justice in Palestine, Andy Shallal, Samar and William Langhorne, Arab Studies Institute and the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights co-sponsored the event, “Michael Bennett: On Silence, Justice, and Sports” for NFL player Michael Bennett to discuss his refusal to go on a trip to Israel in response to the call from the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights to pull out of the trip because “initiatives like this were geared at normalizing the Israeli state’s trend of violence against the Palestinians.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/2/17 – The Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) discussed a proposal submitted by students and released a memo with their recommendations. The student proposal had stated, “We … propose to the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility and the executors of the endowment that they…divest from companies that knowingly and consistently enable and profit from the violent Israeli occupation of Palestine.” In the memo response, CISR replied, “Regarding the second item, CISR concluded that divestment would not be an effective tactic to end hostilities or promote a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In reaching this conclusion, the Committee took into consideration the views of University community members, many of whom are deeply concerned about this conflict and have many different perspectives and ideas on how to address it. CISR supports the goal of a peaceful resolution that ensures the safety of both peoples and respects the dignity and human rights of all. Moreover, CISR encourages the Georgetown community to use the resources of our university – academic research, teaching and learning, co-curricular programming, and community-based service – to create dialogue, foster understanding, and explore peaceful solutions to this conflict. For these reasons, the Committee has determined that the proposal does not merit further consideration by the Board of Directors.”
BDS EVENT 3/2/17 – SJP held the event, “The Case for An Academic Boycott: A Discussion with [Professor] Mark Lance.” The advertisement for the event stated, “Join Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine and Professor Mark Lance for a conversation on the merits and necessity of an academic boycott of Israeli institutions. Mark Lance is a professor of philosophy and professor of justice and peace at Georgetown University.”
BDS EVENT 2/1/17 – GU F.R.E.E held the event, “Get Free: GU Free Interest Meeting” to learn about their anti-Israel campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/25/17 – A new divestment campaign, The GU F.R.E.E (Georgetown Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment) Campaign officially launched on Facebook and with a petition students can sign. The campaign stated, “We condemn, and expect Georgetown to condemn, state violence as it occurs within the private prison industry and the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine by committing to divestment from companies involved in these forms of systemic injustice….We intend to disrupt business as usual at Georgetown until the University lives up to its commitment to faith as justice.”
CALLS FOR BDS 12/7/16 – A new student group on campus called Georgetown Students for a Radically Ethical Endowment (GU F.R.E.E.) held a rally in Red Square and presented demands to university President John DeGioia that included divestment from companies that contribute to the “occupation of Palestine.” The group distributed fliers that included information on their demands to divest from any holdings in the private prison industry as well as “companies involved in human rights violations stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” A poster at the event called for BDS.
BDS EVENT 9/15/16 – SJP held the event “BDS Teach-In.”
CALLS FOR BDS 4/14/16 – SJP released a statement in support of BDS initiatives.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/11/15 – Georgetown SJP issued a public statement promoting BDS and urging other students to ask candidates for executive leadership of GUSA to allow for campus-wide discussion of anti-Israel divestment campaigns.

George Washington University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/18 – A hand-written note containing swastikas and “offensive language” was found near the Science and Engineering Hall. It is unclear what the offensive language contained.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/4/17 – Nazi symbols and inflammatory statements about gender discrimination were found handwritten on signs and posters in the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (JBKO) Residence Hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/21/15 – Three swastikas were found drawn inside a campus dormitory where numerous sororities and fraternities are housed.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/24/18 – JVP released a statement to the community that delegitimized Israel, saying, “We are…proud that the [BDS] resolution named Israel as an apartheid state.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/23/18 – The Student Association Senate approved a BDS measure in an 18-6 vote, with 6 abstentions, in a secret paper ballot. During the voting process, two “whereas” clauses were introduced into the bill: one reaffirms Israel’s right to exist while the other affirms that both Palestinians and Israelis have the right to safety, security, and self-determination. Five senators opposed this addition to include Israel’s right to exist, and two abstained. The resolution quoted Baleka Mtebe as saying that Israel is “far worse than apartheid South Africa” and Mandla Mandela’s claiming that “Israel is the worst apartheid regime.” The resolution went on to claim, “Israel has used the F-16 to deliberately kill Palestinian civilians.” The resolution concluded by stating that “the Senate calls on the university to begin the process of divestment from The Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., CEMEX, Elbit Systems Ltd., General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Northrop Grumman, and The Raytheon Company within the 2018-2019 academic year.” The resolution was endorsed by “Queer Radicals, GWU Students for Justice in Palestine, GWU Muslim Students’ Association, Jewish Voice for Peace GWU, Young Democratic Socialists of America GW, GWU Students for Indigenous and Native American Rights, Association of Queer Women and Allies, No Lost Generation GWU and GW Arab Student Association.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/10/18 – An upcoming divestment bill was promoted by Divest this Time GW. The resolution quoted Baleka Mtebe as saying that Israel is “far worse than apartheid South Africa” and Mandla Mandela’s claiming that “Israel is the worst apartheid regime.” The resolution went on to claim, “Israel has used the F-16 to deliberately kill Palestinian civilians.” The resolution concludes by stating that “the Senate calls on the university to begin the process of divestment from The Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., CEMEX, Elbit Systems Ltd., General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Northrop Grumman, and The Raytheon Company within the 2018-2019 academic year.” The resolution was endorsed by “Queer Radicals, GWU Students for Justice in Palestine, GWU Muslim Students’ Association, Jewish Voice for Peace GWU, Young Democratic Socialists of America GW, GWU Students for Indigenous and Native American Rights and the Association of Queer Women and Allies.” An article claimed, “At least three of the four GW Student Association members that introduced the resolution are in the schools’ Students for Justice in Palestine charter.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/23/18 – Promotional materials for the Divest This Time at GW campaign released to the campus community included the creation of a video that demonized and delegitimized Israel throughout with accusations of “apartheid,” “pinkwashing,” “ethnic cleansing,” as well as that Israel is “absolutely horrible.” Supporters additionally took photographs of themselves on campus holding similar signs as the sentiments expressed in the video including one that denied Jews self-determination, stating, “#DivestThisTime because supporting Israel as the only ‘Jewish State’ is not harmonious with my Jewish Values.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/22/18 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Palestine 101: Israeli Apartheid” where participants learned, “why the treatment of Palestinians should be referred to as an apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/19/18 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” Large letters spanned the top of the wall stating, “Israeli Apartheid Wall,” and one of the panels called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 3/6/18 – The same fliers from the alt-right Richard Spencer organization “Operation Homeland” that were found on American University’s campus two weeks ago appeared on the George Washington University campus. The fliers stated, “No more wars for Israel. #AIPACgohome,” implying that Israel manipulates America to fight in wars on Israel’s behalf.
DEMONIZATION 4/13/17 – SJP held the event “Tel Aviv Night Clubs & West Bank Check Points// Sa’ed Atshan” to discuss, “pinkwashing,” i.e malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/29/17 – SJP staged a “die-in” on campus as part of their “Divest This Time” campaign, advertised as “GW failed South Africa. Don’t Fail Palestine.” Their promotion of the event called on the George Washington University “to divest from these corporations to end our complicity in this horrific violence, which the university failed to do during apartheid in South Africa.” One of the “dead” had a sign that said, “I could not visit my family in Jerusalem because of the apartheid wall created with cement produced by Cemex.”
DEMONIZATION 3/27/17 – SJP, the GW Black Student Union, and the GW Feminist Student Union held the event, “GWU SJP Palestine Awareness Week Keynote – Angela Davis.” During her talk, entitled “Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Why Movements for Social Justice Should Support Palestine,” Davis demonized Israel, stating, “We say no to Israel’s ethnic cleansing strategies…the racism of the state of Israel…This is supposed to be the dismantling of the era of Israeli occupation of Palestine…if we call the U.S. a prison nation Palestine under Israeli occupation is certainly the worst possible example of a carceral society. Palestine is the largest open air prison.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/10/17 – According to an article in the school paper, SJP sent a letter to President Knapp that included a list of 13 companies, including Hewlett-Packard, General Electric and Boeing, that SJP claims are “complicit in and profiting from apartheid policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.” The letter asked President Knapp to respond by March 22 to confirm that the University invests in any of the named companies. SJP also circulated a petition for students to sign in support of divestment.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/21/17 – SJP held the event “Palestine 101 Part 4: Checkpoints and the Apartheid Wall” to learn about “the Israeli apartheid wall and racist checkpoints manned by the IDF.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/15/16 – Students protested President-elect Trump on campus and delivered a list of demands to administrators. The demands included the demonizing false accusation that Israel is perpetrating a genocide of Palestinians, stating that GWU must “increase the acceptance of Palestinian international students in order to protect its Palestinian students from the escalating [Israeli] state-sanctioned genocide” as well as the delegitimizing false accusation of apartheid in a BDS call, demanding that “the University must divest from unethical corporations that profit from human rights abuses against people of color…[including] colonialism and apartheid in Palestine.”
HISTORICAL 3/1/16 – A series of leaked Pi Kappa Phi chapter emails revealed many containing antisemitic statements calling members “Jewish” or “Jews” for not participating in philanthropy events. In March of this year, an email was sent that read, “Guys stop being so Jewish and donate some pennies for f*&^s sake.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/12/18 – JVP published an op-ed in the school publication, The Rival, that supported an upcoming divestment bill.
BDS VOTE 5/1/17 – A divestment resolution was discussed and voted on. The resolution failed 15-14-1.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/26/17 – The group “Divest this Time GW” submitted a resolution to the student government that asks the school’s Board of Trustees to divest from corporations that do business with Israel. The companies include Boeing, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, and Lockheed Martin.
BDS EVENT 3/28/17 – SJP held the event “Why Divest?” to discuss the launch of their new “Divest This Time” campaign.
BDS EVENT 10/3/16 – SJP held the event, “SJP General Body Meeting: BDS” to discuss, according to the advertisement for the event, “the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Movement and how you can do your part to advocate for Palestinian rights through non-violent resistance.”
BDS EVENT 2/25/16 – SJP held the event, “Free Hummus Night and Teach-In about Sabra” where participants learned about boycotting Sabra Hummus as part of the boycott campaign launched.
CALL FOR BOYCOTT 2/17/16 – SJP launched a campaign to boycott Sabra Hummus on campus.

Howard University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/6/18 – During the “Human Rights in Israel on The Rock Newman Show,” which is part of Howard University Radio, Rock Newman talked with Raed Jarrar, advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA, Melvin Foote CEO and founder of constituency for Africa and Bassam Tamimi, the father of Ahed Tamimi. During the show, Tamimi demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “They [Zionists] make a genocide and it’s ethnic cleansing for the Palestinian. They target the Palestinians because they are just Palestinian and for that the big Zionist project started…they want to push us out of our…land and our homes.” Tamimi also called “for the one-state solution to be … to target the apartheid regime and…the colonization in our land.”


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Eastern Florida State College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/27/18 – Fliers from the National Socialist Organization, a neo-Nazi group, were placed on cars parked on the college. The fliers contained a swastika and said, “White Man, Don’t Let Them Take Your Guns.”

Eckard College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
11/9/17 – Three males, in their early to mid-20s, set up an information table between the Alpha complex and the cafeteria with anti-Israeli propaganda. The group reportedly shouted antisemitic slurs such as, “This is the only way! Save yourself! Jews shouldn’t be alive!”

Florida Atlantic University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
1/22/15 – SJP sponsored a talk with Norman Finkelstein in which he utilized classic antisemitic tropes of Jewish money and control, saying “New York is a Jewish city with Jewish money,” and suggesting that New York Jews use their money to control politicians. He demonized Israel and Israelis throughout, remarking on Israel’s “maniacal massacres,” the “lust of Israeli society which enjoys the death of Palestinians” and that “Israelis rub their hands in glee at the thought of Palestinians looking around and seeing everything destroyed.” (See related videos: part I, part II, part III, part IV)
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/2/15 – SJP at FAU tabled on campus to promote a boycott of Coca-Cola “in response to Coca-Cola’s support of Israel.”

Florida Institute of Technology


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier with swastikas was printed on a networked printer.

Florida International University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
INTIMIDATION;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH
11/2/17 – An event at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU to commemorate the Balfour Declaration was cancelled due to a threat to “raise havok” made against it made by an FIU student. While the student was being interviewed, an FIU police dog identified possible explosives in his car, causing the evacuation of the FIU parking garage.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/25/16 – The FIU SJP planned and carried out a disruption of a lecture by UN Ambassador to Israel Danny Danon, that included a group walk-out of the talk and shouting slogans such as “Hey hey! Ho ho! Occupation’s got to go!” outside of the hall. He also falsely accused the Israelis representatives who come to speak at FIU of being “pro-violence and pro-ethnic cleansing.” In a video that SJP made of about their walkout, they called Danon “a racist, extremist bigot.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 11/3/16 – SJP held the event, “Deconstructing Birthright.” The advertisement stated that one of the purposes of the event was to discuss “pink-washing [sic]” along with other “tactics toward non-Israelis that paint Israel positively…” The demonizing term “pinkwashing” implies that Israel malevolently represents itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine at Florida International University 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 2/2/15 – SJP at FIU held a meeting to promote the boycott of Sabra Hummus.

Florida Southern College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
12/15/17 – The ADL reported that an antisemitic and conspiracy-filled letter was sent to the fax machine of an academic department. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.

Florida State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HARASSMENT;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/26/17 – Members of SJP confronted members of Noles for Israel at a Noles for Israel booth asking about their shirts which somewhat resemble the IDF logo with “Noles for Israel” text above, saying, “Why do you guys have IDF shirts…It signifies the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.” SJP members further distributed a pamphlet that said, “Faces of Israeli Apartheid.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/19/17 – A swastika was on a t-shirt worn at a Richard Spencer event on campus. According to the Gainsville Sun, “[o]ne white nationalist…taunt[ed] the marchers, chanting ‘blood and soil’ — a Nazi slogan.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/28/17 – A swastika was spray-painted on the sidewalk near the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Copeland Street, adjacent to Florida State’s campus.There was reportedly another drawn near the Fine Arts Building.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/16/17 – SJP disrupted a Hillel-sponsored event. During the event, a protester unfurled a large Palestinian flag, stood up and stated,”There are not many opportunities for me to look my colonizers in the eyes with their hands bare of weaponry to tell them [that] what they are doing to Palestine and Palestinians is wrong…and so Palestine will never be taken away, it will never disappear and Palestinians all across the world are ready to return. They will return one day…Free Free Palestine (chant).”
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
2/26/16 – SJP posted a Facebook message that denigrated Hillel-sponsored groups on campus stating, “The Noles for Israel and Gators for Israel unite together to normalize ethnocracy within Israel, the occupation of the West Bank, Israeli-Western hegemonic military industry, and ethnic cleansing, historically and contemporarily.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/16/17 – SJP held the event “Feminism, Internationalism, and Palestine,” with Nerdeen Kiswani, Noura Farouq and Dan Cione. During the event, panelists demonized and delegitimized Israel and denied Jews self-determination. Kiswani falsely accused Israel of committing “mass rapes” and “massacre[s] in Gaza,” and claimed that “to this day there is daily assault and sexual harassment of Palestinian women by Zionists.” She also stated that “if you’re a Zionist you can’t be a feminist,” and that “Zionism and imperialism go hand in hand on their attack on women’s rights.” Finally, Kiswani stated, “So when we talk about self-determination of Jewish people…I don’t see any right way that Zionism could be practiced. Furthermore, Zionism had started out as an Ashkenazi-like movement for white Jewish people but…it had to integrate other Jewish people into the settler colonial project of Israel.” Cione defined the “full national aspirations of Palestinian people” as “historically and to this day comprise[d] of historical Palestine from the river to the sea,” and he condemned USAID for including a “terror clause, which said that none of this money can go to anyone that aids a terrorist organization as defined by Israel or who does not recognize the right of Israel to exist.” Finally, he demonized Israelis generally and Ethiopian Israeli Jews in particular, stating, “We see in Israel when Ethiopian Jews are trying to integrate themselves into the white settler colonial project of Israel they put on the uniform and kill Palestinians and then their babies still get stabbed by Israelis and they still don’t see a day of justice in the court. So they hurt people.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/5/17 – SJP held the event, “Zionism and it’s logic.” During the event, a speaker demonized and delegitimized Israel and Zionism with false accusations of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid” and claimed Zionism is a “colonialist, imperialist ideology.” A speaker further demonized Jewish Zionists, stating, “Zionist Jews… want to seize all means of production” and “the Zionist purpose” is “essential truth of Jewish mind over Palestinian matter. In a nutshell the real aim of the Zionist strategy is mastering the Palestinians.” Christian Zionists were demonized as well as Zionist Jews with statements such as: “Christian Zionists today see that the death and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians as a sacrifice coterminous with Jewish and therefore messianic conceptions of redemption… therefore Christian Imperialist and Zionist Imperialist today are one and the same.”
DEMONIZATION 3/29/17 – SJP tabled on campus with a sign that demonized Israeli leaders by taking their quotes out of context. SJP promoted the tabling, saying, “Did you know that Israel’s government harbors war criminals and genocidal politicians who are eugenically inclined? Come learn more at Market Wednesday every week at the FSU SJP table!”
DEMONIZATION 10/14/16 – SJP held the event “US-Israeli Imperialism: FSU SJP Lecture.” The advertisement for the event demonized Israel by falsely accusing the state of committing “ethnic cleansing.”
DENY SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
3/27/16 – SJP posted a photo on Facebook of a person holding a sign saying, “…I don’t support Israel…A state based on ethnic cleansing has no right to exist.”
CONDONING TERRORISM/td> 2/13/15 – FSU SJP hosted an event honoring convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh. In the announcement for the event, Odeh was called “the Rosa Parks of the liberation of Palestine.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/22/17 – SJP held the event, “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: An Introduction.”

University of Central Florida


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/15/15 – A rash of antisemitic stickers and flyers swept through campus November 15 – November 18, 2015. On November 15, Central Florida Future newsstand near Tower IV was defaced with a sticker that showed the Star of David and the words “1%” and “Bankers” underneath, and a second sticker that had a swastika on a flag with a message calling for an Israel boycott. The same day, a residence assistant for on-campus housing reported antisemitic vandalism on her building’s bulletin board where one sticker had a swastika and the others contained the phrases “Muh Holocaust” and “Truth is Treason In the empire of lies.” Also that same day, an officer responded to a call about antisemitic stickers placed on a community mailbox on Libra Drive. Earlier that day, a sticker with a Star of David and the phrase “1 percenters” was found on a street sign near the intersection of East Plaza Drive and Gemini Boulevard.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/6/16 – In honor of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP hosted a forum entitled, “Palestinian Rights and the Impact of Occupation.” During the panel one speaker called for the one state solution which would deny Jews self-determination, stated Israel has created “the largest humanitarian crisis” and that “Palestinians are being ethnically cleansed,” and further claimed there is enormous Zionist political influence. Another speaker defined Zionism as racism. Three speakers additionally called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/24/15 – UCF SJP built a large “mock Separation Wall” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” An announcement of the event said that its purpose was “to shed light upon Israel’s apartheid policies towards Palestinians.”
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/24/15 – UCF SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/28/16 – SJP held the event “BDS Movement: Freedom, Justice, & Equality.”

University of Florida, Gainesville


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 4/5/17 – Pride Student Union of UF pulled support for an event with an Israeli gay speaker that was co-sponsored with the student group This is Israel UF, claiming that it was “out of respect for and support for the Palestinian community” and justifying it because “supporting a political agenda plagued with violence and racism is antisemitic. Choosing not to support such an agenda represents solidarity.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/27/17 – A second man was seen prominently displaying a swastika on his clothing on campus. In this case, the man wore a black leather jacket with a large swastika symbol painted on the back and walked around campus. He was seen the same day as the “Liberation Rally” event was taking place, which commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/26/17 – A man wearing a Nazi armband returned to campus and, after verbally assaulting a Rabbi and executing the Nazi salute at a Jewish student on his way to synagogue, stood on a bench in the center of campus at Turlington Plaza. While being surrounded by about 150 protesters shouting “no more Nazis ever again,” the man executed the Nazi salute another time.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/24/17 – As members of the Jewish Student Union were packing up following tabling to educate about Jewish Heritage Month, a man rode his bike nearby wearing a swastika armband reminiscent of the ones worn by the Nazi party.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/20/16 – A swastika and anti-Trump graffiti were spray-painted on the gate of a fraternity house following an anti-Trump rally.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
2/19/15 – A StandWithUs-sponsored event featuring two IDF Soldiers was disrupted by SJP members. In the middle of the talk, SJP members stood up in protest, wearing shirts that read “You’re the real terrorist.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 11/13/16 – Three fliers reading “Tired of anti-white propaganda in college? You aren’t alone” were reported on campus. According to the Alligator, “At the bottom of the fliers was a link to The Right Stuff, an anti-Semitic blog with an affiliated podcast that created the “parenthesis meme,” in which Jewish names are surrounded by parentheses, often in order to target them for online abuse on social media.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/18/16 – SJP held a “Boycott Sabra Demonstration” on campus where they had a cooking tutorial of the “ingredients” that goes into Sabra Hummus which includes “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid.” One attendee held a sign saying “Stop supporting ethnic cleansing and colonization of Palestine” and another attendee held a sign saying, “Don’t buy into Israeli human rights abuses, #BoycottSabra” and in a video explained this as part of the BDS movement.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/30/16 – An article in the school newspaper falsely accused Israel of apartheid and “probably even ethnic cleansing.” SJP’s facebook post that shared the article stated, “Let’s be clear: Palestinians have undergone apartheid, colonization, displacement, occupation and ethnic cleansing. Israel has continuously proven itself to be a racist apartheid state.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine University of Florida 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: CALLS FOR BDS 3/31/16 – SJP tabled on campus, and included literature and materials to share about BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/29/16 – As part of “Palestinian Solidarity Week,” SJP held the event, “Confronting Occupation: A Conversation with International Peace Activist Dezeray Lyn.” Dezeray Lyn is the co-founder of BDS Block the Boat Tampa and STOP G4S in Tampa. The advertisement for the event claimed she would be discussing her experiences with occupation and her [BDS] activism.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/23/16 – SJP held the workshop, “Sabra what’s all the Hoopla” to discuss their Boycott Sabra campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/23/16 – SJP announced the launch of a “Boycott Sabra” campaign.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/21/16 – An article in the school newspaper promoted and called for BDS.

University of Miami


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/14/18 – A poster congratulating a First Year Fellow employee for Employee Appreciation Month was defaced with a drawing of a swastika and sexual obscenities written on it in blue ink. The poster was taped on the wall just outside of the elevator doors on SRC’s 10th floor.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;

HISTORICAL

4/10/18 – A Jewish student who lived in Eaton Residential College discovered a large swastika drawn on the whiteboard hanging on her door.

University of North Florida


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/12/18 – A carving of a swastika was found on the fire safety panel in an elevator in building 51 on Yom HaShoah.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/28/18 – A swastika was scratched into the paint of a stall in a men’s restroom on campus. According to the Spinnaker’s summary of a police report of the incident, “the swastika appears to have been modified by having the ends enclosed in what may have been an attempt to make it look like a kite or a box with a stick figure holding a string. Above the swastika the letters ‘KEK’ were reportedly found inside of a circle with a line drawn through it. The report states the first letter ‘K’ is backwards.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/21/17 – A swastika drawn in black permanent marker was found by a student in the men’s bathroom of the Fountains a day after the “No Nazis at UNF” rally. Text under the swastika read, “we’re here” and “anti-antifa” as well as a smiley face with two lightning bolts for eyes, reminiscent of the “SS Bolts,” the Nazi symbol for the SS.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/14/17 – A student posted a picture of himself holding a rifle onto the student newspaper’s Facebook page. He is shirtless in the picture and a clear swastika tatoo is evident on his chest. The student is a former Grand Dragon of The KKK and (at the time of posting the picture, he was a) current member of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement. The picture prompted organization for a “No Nazis at UNF” rally.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/9/18 – SJP held a “vigil for the victims of Israeli apartheid” outside of the student union.

University of South Florida


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION;
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT
1/28/18 – The only Jewish senator resigned from the student government citing antisemitism and death threats. In his resignation letter, the senator claimed, “Although my platform consisted of putting the STUDENT back into Student Government, this environment is toxic and has prevented me from fulfilling my obligation to my constituents after a long fight against the status quo. It is clear to see that being Jewish and a Zionist comes with repercussions in Student government ranging from death threats to being alienated in all aspects. I have experienced so much hatred spearheaded by senate leadership in the past few months and I will be doing everything in my power to hold you accountable, it is clear to see that it’s simply not possible to do this in senate.” The death threat the senator is referring to consisted of receiving a message on social media after his opposing the resolution “Hands Off Jerusaem” that read, “You will die by our hands and we will take Jerusalem and fill Palestine with your impure blood. Jerusalem is for us, and death for you.” Additionally, the student senator claimed he was visited by police after someone filed a fake police report claiming he was going to start “another Charlottesville.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT; DENIGRATION 2/24/16 – A group of about 25 BDS supporters waving Palestinian flags and banners disrupted a lecture by two Israeli students brought to USF by StandWithUs. According to one of the lecturers, “Two minutes after I started talking, the Palestinian activists got up and left, and then came in again, and left again. They tried to interrupt us in whatever way they could.” One of the protesters yelled that the speakers were “murderers and child killers, and he was removed by police. When the speakers left the hall and walked to their cars, the protesters were waiting outside and shouted at them: “Murders, immoral, terrorists, how do you sleep at night?” The speakers had to be escorted to their cars by police.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
1/23/18 – The student government discussed a surprise resolution, “Hands off Jerusalem.” Statements in the text of the resolution contained antisemitic language that denied Jews self-determination and demonized Israel, including, “Whereas, The Balfour act was instituted in 1916 [sic] by Britain, which promised a ‘homeland’ for European Jews on Palestinian land…While the SG Senate affirms its respect for all religions, it refutes the Israeli justification for Palestinian occupation under the religious context of a ‘promised land’ that is repeatedly provided.” The resolution also falsely accused Israel of “atrocities…committed against the Palestinian people.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/11/17 – The lead organizers of the Women’s March, including Linda Sarsour, came to speak on campus for the event, “United We Divest, with Women’s March Co-Chairs,” hosted by USF Divest. An advertisement for the event stated they would speak about “intersectionality and divestment.” During the event, the moderator referenced the “apartheid wall in Palestine,” and a panelist demonized Israel, stating, “Palestinians’ goal for BDS…because after decades of negotiations and wars and murders, ethnic cleansing, trying to erase the Palestinian identity forever Palestinians themselves call to BDS, and so as a student on campus we wanted to bring the BDS movement to USF.” Linda Sarsour advocated for BDS, stating, “When [another panelist] talked about USF Divest – why we are here today – because we believe in economic boycott, we believe in divestment and we believe in sanctions, and what we’re here to say to you is number one first and foremost important the work of USF…USF Divest and we’re hoping if you’re not already involved get involved and I’ll tell you why.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/24/17 – SJP held the event, “Al Nakba Remembrance Day.” T-shirts sold at the event called for the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 2/11/16 – SJP at USF posts a SJP logo picture on Facebook of all of Israel, covered with a Palestinian flag.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – University of South Florida Muslim Student Association 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.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine University of South Florida 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: CALLS FOR BDS 10/10/17 – USF Divest hung a banner in anticipation of an upcoming event with the Women’s March organizers, including Linda Sarsour, that said, “United We Divest.” USF Divest had formerly been involved in a petition that advocated divesting from companies invested in “human rights violations in Palestine,” and the upcoming event was set to discuss “intersectionality and divestment.”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/7/17 – A petition entitled “USF Divest From Fossil Fuels, Private Prison and Companies Complicit in Human Rights Violations,” that urges the USF Foundation to divest from “companies complicit in human rights violations,” among other issues,” was being pushed for placement as a referendum on the Student Government (SG) election ballot. The petition includes companies investing “in human rights violations in Palestine and Yemen” but doesn’t name specific companies. Last spring, the SG Supreme Court ruled that an SG Senate resolution specifically discussing divestment from companies investing in Israel was unconstitutional and not within the Senate’s jurisdiction.A similar referendum made it to the ballot in 2013, which only discussed divestment from companies that were allegedly complicit in human rights violations. Legal counsel at that time had advised that the referendum was inconsistent with Florida Statutes and USF policies.This appears to be an attempt to skirt around these rulings.
BDS VOTES 2/4/16 – Following the veto of the last divestment resolution by the Student Government President and Vice President, the Student Government Senate passed a new divestment resolution (with a vote of 32-15) under a different categorization, which does not require the signatures of the executive branch leader.
BDS VOTES 1/20/16 – The Student Government passes a divestment resolution 32-12 with 4 abstentions.
UPDATE 1/27/16: Student Body President and Vice President veto this divestment resolution in a memo.
BDS EVENT 8/20/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, and Political Science, and by the Center for Asian Studies.


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Georgia

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Emory University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
11/11/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by JVP-Atlanta Chapter, Joining Hands for Justice in Israel and Palestine, Interfaith Peace Builders, Presbyterian Peacemaking Partnership of Atlanta, SJP-Emory University, NAACP-Emory University, Black Student Alliance-Emory University.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/26/15 – Emory SJP hosted a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/22/15 – SJP set up a wall display on the Dobbs University Center Terraces that included the words “ISRAEL IS AN APARTHEID STATE” in large letters.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/23/15 – Emory SJP held a meeting to discuss BDS and ways to support it.

Georgia Institute of Technology


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
2/3/17 – A Jewish student found the “I <3 Israel” bumper sticker on the students' car covered by a sticker with the image of Hitler.

Kennesaw State College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/15/17 – “Hitler is God” was scrawled on a sign during a free-speech demonstration. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.

Morehouse College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM 4/10/16 – Participants at the U.S. Universities Debating Championship (USUDC) at Morehouse College were forced to justify the motion, “This House Believes That Violence By Palestinians Against Israeli Civilian Targets Is Justified.”

Oglethorpe University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 5/1/15 – After a lengthy campaign and weeks of petitioning, Oglethorpe University’s student government association (SGA) passed the anti-Israel divestment resolution proposed by SJP, with near unanimity.

Spelman College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/29/17 – The Atlanta University Center (AUC) SJP held a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.

University of Georgia


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/6/17 – UGA Progressive Action Coalition issued a public commendation of SJP’s and UGA’s purposeful disruption of a Dawgs for Israel event. The statement falsely accused Israel of “colonial violence and a system of apartheid” and stated that the Dawgs for Israel event was an “attempt at whitewashing and sugarcoating the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.” PAC stressed that the walkout disruption “marks the first direct action that PAC has officially endorsed and participated in,” and stated, “PAC and SJP disrupted this event because we do not believe in giving a platform to oppressors.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
2/21/17 – SJP staged a walkout of a Dawgs for Israel at UG event called, “Beyond the Headlines: Israeli Soldiers Tour.” A few minutes into the talk, a man hurried to the front of the room and yelled, “In 2014, Israel killed more than 500 Palestinian children!” Afterwards, 15 or so other students stood up, denounced Israel and walked out, distributing images of dead children on the tables and around the room while walking out. SJP justified the disruption stating, “We will not allow justification of ethnic cleansing, occupation, and murder on UGA’s campus.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
1/20/17 – UGA Progressive Action Coalition held a “Day of Inclusion” based on the coalition’s “Points of Unity.” The “Points of Unity” stated, “We stand against racism…colonialism, and settler-colonial ideologies such as Zionism…We stand for the rights and self-determination of indigenous peoples everywhere, including the right of indigenous peoples to resist against settler colonialism; from occupied Palestine to occupied Kashmir.” A Jewish student published an op-ed in the student newspaper to express how excluded she felt due to the inclusion of “Zionism” in the “Points of Unity.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 2/22/16 – An event sponsored by a Hillel-sponsored group, Dawgs for Israel, which featured two Israeli soldiers speaking about their experiences, was disrupted by an SJP member shouting, “as students of the University of Georgia, we do not support this!” Following the SJP member’s lead, a group of about 25 people got up and walked out of the program.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/19/15 – Athens for Justice in Palestine attempted to block a resolution providing for an increase in study abroad opportunities to Israel, which was passed by the Student Government Association’s senate. Blocking Israel Abroad programs is part of the academic boycott of Israel.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/9/18 – SJP held a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/7/18 – SJP advertised “Israeli Apartheid Week” events for the campus community with demonizing and delegitimizing remarks, including, “In honor of the 70th anniversary of the dispossession of the Palestinian people and their continued resistance against apartheid and ethnic cleansing, this 14th annual IAW shall pay homage to remembrance of the Nakba of 1948.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/4/18 – The Red & Black published an opinion piece by a staff writer that delegitimized Israel. Headlined, “OPINION: Israel apartheid tears families apart and must come to an end,” the article called on readers to, “promote fairness and equality, support Palestine and speak out against the Israeli apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/26/18 – SJP held the delegitimizing event “The Apartheid State of Israel: Not Just a Word” to discuss “the grotesque system of apartheid developed by South Africa…today practiced and sustained by the State of Israel as it continues to oppress the Palestinian people.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/15/18 – SJP held the event, “The Palestinian Struggle for Love Under Apartheid.” The description for the event delegitimized Israel, stating, “Shackled by the cruel workings of Israeli apartheid, the most fundamental right of the Palestinian people, the right to love, is repressed…join us on February 15th to learn about some of the most heart-rending implications of Israel’s crimes against indigenous Palestinians.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/13/18 – A guest column in the student newspaper titled, “Recognize Israeli apartheid and reject the status quo” by the president of the school’s SJP chapter, denied Jews self-determination and demonized and delegitimized Israel by claiming,”the racist history of Zionism and its conceptualization of the Jewish state…ensur[ed] that Middle Eastern Jews from nearby countries were essentially whitewashed…to probe this subject further, perhaps [the author of a diferent column] would have spoken on the kidnapping of Yemenite Jewish children and the unauthorized sterilization of Ethiopian women…So let’s be honest; the demand that Israel be recognized as a ‘Jewish State’ intends to legitimize the ‘lone democracy’ of the Middle East as it deprives its occupied population of civic rights…As Palestinian-American scholar Steven Salaita recently said: ‘If granting equality to all of its inhabitants would destroy a state, then does that state really deserve to survive?’”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 12/14/17 – An op-ed in the student paper titled “Palestinians deserve the right to return” called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/5/17 – SJP held the event, “From al-Kabri to Lebanon: Voices of the Nakba.” The description of the event said that one of the speakers, Khawla Hammad, “is a reminder of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine…meant to be forgotten by Zionists…She…continues to speak on the sumud (steadfastness) of both her and her people as they continue to strive for liberation in the face of settler-colonialism.” The event was co-sponsored by The Free Palestine Movement, International Solidarity Movement – Northern California, the al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and Black4Palestine.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/4/17 – An op-ed in the school paper by an SJP member, entitled “Stop justifying apartheid with faith,” demonized and delegitimized Israel with false accusations of “ethnic cleansing of Palestinians” and “apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
9/28/17 – SJP held the event, “Palestine 101: Onward Towards Liberation.” The description for the event demonized Israel, stating, “This is our annual, in-depth overview of the history of Zionism and the displacement, ethnic cleansing, and plight of the Palestinian people and what YOU can do as an SJP at UGA member to make a difference.” The event flyer also promised to provide “a space to learn more about the BDS movement.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/24/17 – An article in the student newspaper covering an on-campus SJP “Israeli Apartheid Week” event with a JVP guest speaker quoted a student demonizing Israel, saying, “The entire premise just points to the fact that the establishment of Israel was conceptualized as a white supremacist state overall.” In addition, the author of the article concluded, “By establishing the ways in which oppressive states work, we can begin to dismantle them. We cannot begin dismantling the state before addressing the problems inherent in every step of this hierarchy. Therefore, to discuss the Israeli occupation meaningfully, we must discuss it in its entirety.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/7/17 – According to an article in the school paper, SJP protested the Dawgs for Israel event, “IsraelFest,” with demonizing and delegitimizing chants including, “stop the killing, stop the hate, Israel is a racist state” as well as responding “shut it down” to statements such as “the whole damn system,” “white supremacy” and “the apartheid laws.” The SJP President was quoted in the school paper defending the protest, stating, “I am here because IsraelFest is an attempt to celebrate Israel as a democratic state, when in reality, Israel is an apartheid state that was founded upon the ruin of the indigenous Palestinian people. We’re protesting to make the statement that we are not going to fall for it, that we’re going to make the student body know how deceptive it is to be celebrating a racist colonial apartheid state.” Another SJP member was quoted calling for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, claiming, “If these things [right of return] don’t happen, then we can’t really achieve equality in the end. Right now, as it is, Israel is a racist state, is a Zionist state, is oppressing Palestinians every day.” A video of the protest showed a speaker with a megaphone yelling, “they won’t tell you that Palestinians are killed by an apartheid system…they won’t tell you that Palestinian indigenous resistance is justified.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/16/17 – An article in the school paper written by the president of Students for Justice in Palestine to defend the anti-Zionist stance of the the Progressive Action Coalition’s “Points of Unity” denied Jews self-determination as well as demonized and delegitimized Israel with false accusations. The article, entitled “To support Zionism is to support apartheid,” stated that “PAC opposes Zionism because it is a nationalistic political ideology which called for the establishment of a European Jewish-majority state in Palestine in which indigenous Palestinians already resided. To establish Israel in 1948 and to ensure its Jewish demographic majority, the Zionist leadership ordered the ethnic cleansing of Palestine… Even many Jews oppose the false definition of Zionism as a liberation movement. Liberation movements do not colonize, occupy and expel other peoples… Moreover, the Israeli occupation of Palestine is characterized by the routine killing and mass imprisonment of Palestinians, including children… The only intersectional thing about Zionism is that it is intersectionally oppressive.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/27/16 – SJP at UGA published a statement in response to a Students Supporting Israel at UGA’s piece in the student newspaper on a recent UNESCO resolution. SJP’s statement delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “apartheid,” and called for support for the BDS movement, stating, “As called for by Palestinian civil society, we will continue to promote boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the settler-colonial apartheid state of Israel…”
DEMONIZATION 4/7/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” Athens for Justice in Palestine and Christians United for Palestine co-hosted “Christian Zionism and the Palestinian Christian Narrative” and discussed the implications of “faithwashing,” i.e. malevolently using religion to whitewash Israel’s “crimes,” by claiming that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a result of longstanding Jewish-Muslim enmity.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/6/16 – As part of Apartheid Week, Athens for Justice in Palestine hosted the event “Right to Education: The Impact of Colonization on Education in Palestine” which, according to the advertisement for the event, connected “indigenous persons actively experiencing Israeli occupation and apartheid to their allies in the United States.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/4/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” Athens for Justice in Palestine hosted the viewing of a documentary, “Roadmap to Apartheid,” in order to examine “the parallels between South Africa and Israel as apartheid nations.”
DEMONIZATION 2/24/16 – An Athens for Justice in Palestine member held a sign on campus accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/18/15 – Athens SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 9/20/17 – SJP put up a large poster display on a walkway outside a campus building, which included, “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.”
BDS EVENT 2/15/17 – SJP held the event, “Taking Back the Narrative: Let’s Mobilize.” The description stated that the first half of the event was dedicated to “delv[ing] into the University of Georgia’s complicity in the Israeli Occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands, whether through investment in unethical companies & corporations or by appeasing Zionist organizations on campus.”
CALLS FOR BDS 8/16/16 – Christians United for Palestine and Athens for Justice in Palestine tabled at the Student Involvement Fair. A display on the table called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/7/16 – Athens for Justice in Palestine tabled on campus, where one of the posters (the same one that was used last year) called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/16/16 – A school newspaper’s article about an Athens for Justice in Palestine’s disruption of a Jewish event quotes a AJP member stating, “We hope we are planting the seeds for a divestment campaign on campus.”
BDS EVENT 2/11/16 – SJP at UGA held the event “General Body Meeting,” at which, according to the advertisement for the event, BDS was discussed.

Valdosta State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
11/17/15 – A swastika was drawn on a bathroom wall in Nevins Hall.


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Idaho

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Boise State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/6/17 – Idaho Media Initiative sponsored a film screening of “Occupation of the American Mind” as part of Media Literacy Week in the Boise State Special Events Center. 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.”


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Illinois

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Benedictine University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/8/18 – At SJP’s “Lil’ Palestine” event, as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” a speaker explained, “We are trying to raise awareness for what’s going on overseas…an apartheid, created by the Zionists, the Israeli government.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/5/18 – SJP erected a display in the quad outside of Goodwin Hall that contained numerous false, demonizing and delegitimizing statements. The display said, “May 15, 1948. Israel’s ‘Independence Day.’ Palestine’s Catastrophe! 700,000 Palestinians Expelled, ~5,000,000 Palestinians Killed, 70 Years of Occupation, 70 Years of Apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/8/17 – SJP held events for “Apartheid Awareness Week” consisting of an open-mic event, a scavenger hunt and a movie night. An article in the student publication highlighted the events and quoted the SJP President as saying, “There are a lot of people who personally have families who are going through the apartheid, so raising awareness about what’s going on is very important.” According to SJP, they “concluded Apartheid week with a short video and great discussion about the meaning of apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/14/16 – SJP held a series of events in honor of “Apartheid Awareness Week” to bring to light the false accusation that Israel is an apartheid state.

Bradley University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICA
2/20/16 – Swastikas were drawn on a bathroom wall in Michel Student Center.

College of Lake County


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/12/18 – An anonymous tip of a student expressing interest in guns and seen on campus grounds wearing clothing promoting the Patriot Front, an antisemitic white supremacist group with the URL bloodandsoil.org, led to a campus college campus threat assessment. Federal and local authorities then searched the student’s home and found five semi-automatic weapons, four boxes of firearm ammunition, empty firearm magazines and several miscellaneous firearm parts, all without a valid FOID card. The college confirmed that the individual is a registered student but he’s not currently campus, and the college is conducting an investigation.

Columbia College Chicago


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/1/18 – A Jewish student discovered a series of swastikas drawn in The Dwight Lofts graffiti room.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
12/2/16 – SJP 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.”

DePaul University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/18/16 – SJP posted a press release that demonized and delegitimized Israel and called on DePaul University to, “stop welcoming zionism to our institutions.” The press release expressed anger at an Israeli art exhibit on campus stating that an exhibit on Israel, “disguises the active apartheid settler colonial state of Israel.” The press release further stated that there is “nothing Vincentian, humane or productive about showing the figure of Catholicism engaging with zionists.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/29/18 – The SJP President was interviewed for an article in the student paper, where she is quoted making demonizing and delegitimizing statements, including that Israel “is massacring thousands of Palestinians and is trying to ethnically cleanse an entire population…SJP stands with BDS which is Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions that is a campaign against these atrocities of the apartheid state of Israel.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/11/17 – SJP held a small demonstration on campus explaining their participation in the “Salt Water Challenge” that included a large banner saying, “Because: Arresting activists & children, forcing confessions, and physical sexual abuse in prison is what Israeli apartheid looks like.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/8/17 – SJP held the delegitimizing event “Wall to Wall: Life Under Israeli Apartheid” in the quad so students could “learn about Israeli apartheid.”
CONDONING TERRORISM 2/3/15 – SJP organized a fundraiser for convicted terrorist Rasmea Yousef Odeh.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine, DePaul 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: CALLS FOR BDS 5/14/18 – An open letter in the campus paper called on the board of Trustees to open up its investment portfolio in connection with a past BDS vote. The open letter stated, ” In 2014, the DePaul University administration was petitioned by pro-Palestine students to divest from pro-Israel investments, amidst opposition from pro-Israel lobbyists on campus. Even though the vote was successful in pulling funds from these causes, the board of trustees still maintains the confidentiality of their investment portfolio. Though this is within the university’s legal rights, a university that claims to be morally driven should – on principle – make their morally consequential behavior public to be held accountable for said behavior.”
CALLS FOR BDS 1/20/15 – DePaul Divests announced that it was re-launching its divestment campaign at DePaul.

Illinois Institute of Technology


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/8/17 – SJP advertised the erection of a wall on campus, saying, “The Apartheid Wall is officially up!”

Knox College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST
4/18/18 – A crude graphic image was slid under a Jewish professor’s office door in response to the professor and Jewish members of the Knox community identifying tweets posted by Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Kwame Zulu Shabazz as antisemitic. The image included “I am antisemite?” and showed an object in an anus categorized as “your cheap antisemitic accusation nobody cares about.” Shabazz’s tweets stated, “Jews act like Nazis,” “..Jews pulling the strings for profit” as well as “The evidence is overwhelming. Yahweh explicitly commands the Jews to annihilate entire peoples.”

Loyola University Chicago


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT
3/24/15 – Tweets during and after the divestment vote targeted Jewish students for harassment. One student tweeted that during the vote there were a “handful of privileged white people on one side of room” and the “rest of humanity [was[ on [the] other.” Another student celebrated that the campus Hillel allegedly lost members “because #divestment made them uncomfortable and afraid,” stating that, “That’s a win for #LoyolaDivest no one should join Hillel.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 4/13/16 – SJP hosted a talk by Dr. Sa’ed Atshan entitled “Tel Aviv Night Clubs and West Bank Checkpoints: The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land,” in which he accused Israel of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/28/16 – SJP held the event, “Palestine 101” which denied Jews self-determination by calling for the “right of return” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country. Additionally, speakers demonized Israel by accusing the country of carrying out “massacres” and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of apartheid and colonization. Speakers also called for BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM 2/26/15 – The Middle Eastern Student Association hosted an event entitled “A Woman’s Intifada: The Story of Rasmea Odeh,” which included a talk by a member of the defense team of convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine Loyola University Chicago 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 VOTES 3/3/16 – Loyola Divest re-launches a divestment campaign, calling on faculty to “rise up” at a rally on campus.
BDS EVENTS 11/4/15 – Loyola Black Voices held a protest in solidarity with the University of Missouri students and added the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the state of Israel to their list of demands.
BDS VOTES 3/24/15 – The Loyola student government discussed, then passed the Loyola Divest-promoted divestment resolution 16-15-2.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/22/15 – Several Loyola student groups wrote letters in support of the anti-Israel divestment resolution, including: Women in Leadership Loyola, Amnesty International Loyola, Broad Magazine, Muslim Students Association Red Cross at Loyola, The Brazilian Club, Students Organize for Syria, Mixed Heritage Union, French Club, Achieving College Excellence, and Middle Eastern Student Association.
BDS EVENTS 3/19/15 – Loyola Divest hosted a week of events promoting an anti-Israel divestment resolution, including “The Case for Divestment” (3/19), and an open forum to discuss the divestment resolution (3/23).

Northwestern University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
11/23/16 – A Jewish Studies lecturer at Northwestern reported that he was walking near Hillel when a man in a passing vehicle asked him if he was Jewish, then raised his right arm in a Nazi salute and said “Heil Hitler.”
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT
8/8/16 – A Jewish student writes about an experience at a recent march on campus to combat racism where she was told by march organizers, “You support Israel, so you cannot also support us.”
HARASSMENT;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/4/16 – About 30 students protested outside of President Shapiro’s home while he was hosting a dinner for members of Associated Student Government. The protesters shouted, “No justice, no peace!” and called on Shapiro to pressure the Board of Trustees to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/12/16 – A swastika and graphic imagery were painted in various parts of the chapel and religious center.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 2/21/16 – Palestinian activist Bassem Eid cancelled a speech at Hillel Sunday due to the presence of a man who had heckled him at previous engagements, and after a few men at the event verbally accosting Eid prior to the start of the speech.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
6/19/15 – Swastikas and other Nazi symbols were discovered in the dirt on the windows of Ryan Field stadium’s North Tower before a commencement ceremony.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
6/6/15 – Antisemitic graffiti was spray-painted at the construction site of the new Kellogg School of Management.
HARASSMENT 5/12/15 – A Jewish student claimed that he was harassed at an SJP “Israel Apartheid Week” event, and he filed a bias incident report with the university.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/15/15 – A swastika was drawn on the wall of a study room at the NU library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/11/15 – A swastika was found drawn on a wall of the men’s bathroom in the NU library.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT
1/15/15 – A Wildcats for Israel banner was torn apart.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/17/17 – SJP held the event, “A Lens on Injustice” with Rebecca Pierce as part of “Israel Apartheid Week.” The event was co-sponsored by The Buffett Institute for Global Studies, African American Studies department, the Africa Seminar and the Ethnic Studies Graduate Colloquium. According to the Daily Northwestern, during the event, Pierce accused Israel of “brown washing” and “black washing” i.e., showcasing diverse individuals in order to hide Israel’s “racism.” Pierce additionally demonized Israel, stating, “Within the Jewish community is this question of, should we have a Jewish state or shouldn’t we? There also needs to be discussion of what kind of Jewish state is Israel, and right now, it’s a white supremacist one.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 5/15/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP invited convicted PFLP terrorist Rasmea Odeh to speak on campus for an event entitled, “When you come for Rasmea you come for all of us.” According to an article in the Forward, during the event, Odeh told audience members, “Aside from Israel, this is the main front in the battle for Palestinian rights. You must continue to fight American Zionism.” Odeh further called for the “right of return” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/4/17 – JVP Chicago held an event on campus titled, “Palestinian Right of Return: Why It Is Just, How It Can Happen” to advocate for the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 2/29/17 – SJP held the event, “Open Air Prison: Gaza From The Inside With Wajeh Abuzarefah,” which demonized Israel with false accusations of Israel having a “policy of incremental genocide” against Gazan citizens in the advertisement for the event.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/7/17 – A letter to the editor published in the student newspaper demonized Israel with a false accusation that Israel committed “settler-colonial ethnic cleansing” as well as delegitimized Israel, falsely referring to the state as being based on an “apartheid system.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/1/17 – At a #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration on campus, two students crawled out of a second-floor window and unfurled a banner that covered other banners hanging from a campus building. This new banner stated, “If you support Israeli apartheid you support a Muslim ban.” When an assistant dean inquired about the event being co-opted, he was told it had been “planned from the beginning by the students who organized the demonstration.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/31/16 – In an op-ed in the “Daily Northwestern,” an NU senior called Zionism an “oppressive ideology” that is “directly involved in the perpetuation of the prison-industrial complex.”
DEMONIZATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/10/16 – Unshackle NU and NU Divest published an op-ed in the student newspaper that denied Jews the right to self-determination by falsely claiming that Zionism is not connected to Judaism but maliciously conflated with one another by Zionists in order “to garner support for [Israel’s] apartheid policies.” In addition, the authors falsely accused Israel of being a “white-supremacist settler-colonial” state, of continuing “to indiscriminately kill and shoot Palestinians with impunity,” and of “war crimes.” The op-ed also defended an anti-Israel divestment resolution.
DEMONIZATION 2/29/16 – SJP held the event “Open Air Prison: Gaza From The Inside With Wajeh Abuzarefah.” The advertisement for the event demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of utilizing a “policy of incremental genocide” and restricting the food and water of Palestinians in order to “put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/23/16 – NU Divest and Unshackle NU published an op-ed in the student newspaper which falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “colonialism, and promoted BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DOUBLE STANDARD
10/14/15 – SJP members demonized Israel by re-enacting in the campus plaza a viral video of a wounded Palestinian boy lying on the ground with Israeli bystanders yelling for the boy to die. By neglecting to mention the fact that the boy who was lying on the ground had just stabbed two Israelis, including a boy his age amid a rash of daily stabbings of Israelis by Palestinians, the re-enactment held Israelis to an unfair double standard.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/14/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” NU SJP hosted a talk by Wisconsin-Parkside sociology professor Seif Da’na, who demonized Israel by accusing it of committing “ethnic cleansing” and being “racist,” and delegitimized Israel by calling it “a settler-colonial state.”
DEMONIZATION 5/12/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week,” NU SJP held a mock checkpoint. The event demonized Israel by portraying Israeli soldiers as brutal and barbaric.
DEMONIZATION 5/10/15 – SJP published a letter in the school newspaper that demonized Israel by accusing it of “ethnic cleansing.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/21/15 – NU Divest published a video in which several students promoted the anti-Israel divestment campaign at Northwestern University. In addition Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and “settler colonialism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine Northwestern University 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: CALLS FOR BDS 11/29/16 – Fossil Free Northwestern, Northwestern Divest and Unshackle NU co-published a letter to the editor in the school newspaper that included support for the Investment Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees to divest from “corporations that profit off of human rights violations in Palestine.”
CALLS FOR BDS 1/13/16 – NU Divest launched a petition urging the NU Investement Committee of the Board of Trustess to “divest fully from G4S due to its profiting from human rights abuses and violations of international law in Palestine.”
BDS EVENT 1/11/16 – NU Divest held the event “Decolonize Your Mind: A Night With NU Divest” to discuss “a walk through last year’s [divestment] campaign highlights” and “an announcement about an upcoming Divest initiative.”
BDS EVENT 1/11/16 – NU Divest holds an event to launch a new divestment campaign focused on G4S to follow up on the divestment resolution that passed in the student government in February 2015. At the event, tables explaining the BDS movement were present.
BDS VOTES 2/19/15 – After more than 5 hours of debate, the NU student government narrowly passed the NU Divest resolution, which had been introduced on 2/12/15.
BDS EVENTS 2/5/15 – NU Divest held a workshop on BDS strategies to promote divestment.
BDS EVENTS 1/29/15 – NU Divest hosted a talk by Rabbi Brant Rosen, co-chairman of JVP rabbinical council, during which he promoted BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/22/15 – NU Divest published its anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Oakton Community College


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/1/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by Students for Social Justice; Peace and Social Justice Studies; Global Studies; Honors; Humanities and Philosophy; and the Diversity Council.

Saint Xavier University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/20/16 – The student newspaper, The Xavierite, published an article about Palestine Awareness Week (PAW), in which the President of SJP explained that, “the purpose of PAW is to dedicate a week to educate students on the plight of the Palestinian people under Apartheid by Israel.” He explained that time during the week was dedicated to countering the “ethnic cleansing that Israel has been doing for years” and further expressed that SJP is calling for sanctions on Israel.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/11/16 – A mock apartheid wall erected by SJP Saint Xavier in honor of “Israeli Apartheid Week” contained numerous panels, one of which used a common phrase to condone terrorism stating, “Existence is Resistance.” Another panel delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of apartheid, and a third panel called for BDS.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/22/18 – SJP held the event “SJP at SAIC Presents a Conversation on BDS” to discuss how “Israel is occupying and colonizing Palestinian land, discriminating against Palestinian citizens of Israel and denying Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes. Inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement, the BDS call urges action to pressure Israel to comply with international law…Students for Justice in Palestine is interested in starting a conversation about SAIC’s use of Hewlett-Packard printers.”

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 10/1/15 – The SIUE SJP manned a booth “to memorialize the people killed in Palestine” and “in conjunction with the International Solidarity Wave BDS going on across the world.”

University of Chicago


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/7/18 – An op-ed in the student-run newspaper demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Beginning in 1948, Israel launched a wave of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians…Israel’s 70-year-long occupation of Palestinian land has traumatized a nation…Students for Justice in Palestine refuses to stay silent as UChicago becomes a platform for the propagandists of Israel’s apartheid regime…We denounce any attempt to normalize these ideologies on our campus…We invite all those students offended by [the University of Chicago Alliance with Israel, Chabad, and Chicago Booth Armed Forces Group Israeli Soldier’s Speaking] event to join us in protest…We hope to send a message that the Israeli military and its propagandists are not welcome on this campus.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/17 – A man was caught putting up antisemitic and bigoted fliers on campus. The fliers depicted Nazi imagery and according to an article in the Chicago Maroon, “anti-Semitic slurs.” One posted flier image contained what appears to be a man in a Nazi uniform blended with a white American man with text, “White Revolution does not start a thousand miles away. It starts with you. The Atomwaffen Division. Find us at ironmarch.org.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/5/16 – Antisemitic stickers promoting the AtomWaffen Division that said “Hitler Disapproves,” with an image of Nazi-leader Adolf Hitler in front of multiple swastikas in the background and “No Degeneracy, No Tolerance, Hail Victory” on the bottom of the stickers, were found across the campus.
DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALL FOR BDS)
5/3/16 – A student senator stated in the school newspaper that on, “the Friday before the vote, an individual who presented the BDS resolution to College Council told me that I should vote for her resolution because, in her words, any Jew who did not support BDS was ‘brainwashed.’ As someone who does not identify with Jewish culture, this immediately signaled a central sentiment of hatred.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
INTIMIDATION
2/18/16 – The Global Voices Lecture Series, UChicago Hillel, JStreet UChicago, the Center for Human Rights, and the Department of International Studies sponsored an event.with Palestinian Human Rights Activist Bassem Eid. At the event, protesters shouted down the speaker, to the point where the event ended early. One protestor even threatened the speaker physically. The young man is heard in a video of the event yelling in Arabic, “I’m going to destroy this place!” Later, he was heard saying, “I’m going to kill this motherf*****!” and “Wait until you go to your car!” He also said, “we” are going to be at Eid’s lecture at DePaul University in Chicago on Saturday evening, so he should be “ready for us.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
2/27/15 – Threatening antisemitic comments were posted on Yik Yak for the University of Chicago area. Some posts named specific students, while other expressed more general antisemitic sentiments such as, “Gas them, burn them and dismantle their power structure. Humanity cannot progress with the parasitic Jew.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 2/21/18 – SJP held the event “Palestine 101.” The description for the event stated that “Israeli apartheid” will be discussed.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/8/18 – SJP protested outside an event with Israeli soldiers on campus that was co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Alliance with Israel, Chabad, and Chicago Booth Armed Forces Group. Signs held included, “Occupiers NOT welcome! End racist occupation,” “Colonizers get OUT of Palestine,” and “Free Palestine! Boycott, Divest, Sanction.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/9/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall,” with a large-letter heading of f “END ISRAELI APARTHEID.” The wall contained an image on the left of all of Israel covered in a Palestinian flag.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/8/17 – The event “Palestine 101: an overview with SJP” was held as part of “Israeli Aparhteid Week.” SJP advertised the event with demonizing false information presented as fact, claiming, “In 1967, Israel forced 300,000 Palestinians off their land in a violent act of ethnic cleansing.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/7/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” billed as a series of events “demanding an end to Israeli Apartheid,” SJP held the event, “Pinkwashing: The Fight For Queer, Palestinian Liberation.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
6/9/17 – UofC Divest delivered 300 letters to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees demanding divestment from “Israeli apartheid” and the “creation of a Socially Responsible Investment Committee” as well as mailed a divestment letter and the original divestment resolution to each Investment Committee member’s business or personal address.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/13/17 – The independent student newspaper of the university published a letter to the editor from UofC Divest that called for BDS, entitled “Administration Needs to Divest from Companies Supporting Israeli Occupation of Palestine.” The letter to the editor falsely claimed Israel was “a system of rule fully comparable to South African Apartheid” and accused Israel of “steal[ing] Palestinian land, bomb[ing] Palestinian homes, kidnap[ping] Palestinian children, deny[ing] Palestinians access to resources, harass[ing] Palestinians at checkpoints, and imprison[ing] Palestinians without charge.”
DEMONIZATION 5/23/16 – SJP held a week-long series of events for “2016 Palestinian Nakba Week,” where the advertisement for the week’s events included falsely accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/15/16 – The school newspaper published a quote by a UofC Divest member that said that the university administration, by rejecting BDS, reaffirmed “its dedication to apartheid,” which falsely implies that Israel is an apartheid state.
DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/12/16 – The student government discussed a divestment resolution, which passed 8-4-3. During debate about the resolution, a clause supporting the right of self-determination for the Jewish people and the continued existence of Israel was proposed .That amendment was voted down with four in favor, six against and five abstaining.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/7/16 – An open letter in the school newspaper by UofC Divest falsely accused Israel of apartheid and called for BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/16 – A press release by UofC Divest’s stated that it’s intention with BDS is to affirm the “right of return” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. The press release was quoted in an article in the school newspaper which further falsely accused Israel of apartheid and called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/28/16 – UofC Divest members held a rally in the main quad and shouted chants of, “Brick by brick, wall by wall, Israeli apartheid has to fall,” “Free free Palestine, viva viva Palestina,” “Hey hey, ho ho, Israeli apartheid’s got to go.” They futher hung banners around campus reading “End Apartheid,” “Free Palestine,” and “Divest Now.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
3/28/16 – UofC Divest launched a divestment campaign, “urging the university to financially divest from companies presently complicit in, or profiting off of, the State of Israel’s ongoing system of military occupation, apartheid, and other human rights violations in Palestine/Israel…we are proud to bring our resolution calling for divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid before College Council this spring quarter.” UofC also launched a petition to support divestment. They also unfurled a banner that read, “End Apartheid. UofC Divest. Free Palestine”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/29/15 – SJP at the University of Chicago hosted a talk by Omar Barghouti entitled “BDS and the Ethical Obligation to End Complicity in Oppression.” In his talk, Barghouti demonized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of being “racist,” “a regime of oppression,” a “savage, unrepairable society,” and of engaging in “ethnic cleansing.” He delegitimized Israel by falsely claiming that Israel is an “apartheid” state that engages in “settler colonialism.” In addition, Barghouti called for the return of all Palestinian refugees to Israel, which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state, and he condoned terrorism by arguing that violent “resistance” is a natural and reasonable reaction to “the violence of an oppressive system.” Finally, he strongly promoted BDS throughout his talk. Barghouti’s talk was co-sponsored by The Global Voices Program – University of Chicago International House, Pozen Center for Human Rights, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of International Studies.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/28/15 – UC SJP held a panel and discussion entitled “Jerusalem in Crisis: Insider Perspectives on the Violence in Palestine-Israel,” in which one of the speakers condoned terrorism against Israel by saying: “Palestinian violent resistance against the violent Israeli military is always justified; it is the equivalent of biting the hand that is trying to choke you to death.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – SJP hosted the #PalestineDayofAction as part of an international effort that includes promoting BDS. The SJP posted flyers with the names of Palestinian children allegedly killed by the Israeli military, such as “Ahmed Manasara, 13, MURDERED by the Israeli Military. He was shot in the neck and left to die while illegal Israeli settlers shouted profanities at him.” In fact, Mansara is alive. He was transported to an Israel hospital where he was reported to be in moderate to light condition.
DEMONIZATION 5/13/15 – SJP hosted a talk by Sa’ed Atshan entitled “Tel Aviv Nightclubs and West Bank Checkpoints: The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land.” According to the SJP announcement, Atshan spoke about “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” The talk was co-sponsored by The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/25/17 – UofCDivest held the event, “BDS 101: #TellTheTrustees”
CALLS FOR BDS 4/17/17 – UofC Divest tabled at Reynolds in support of their anti-Israel divestment petition.
BDS EVENT 1/25/17 – SJP held the event, “BDS 101: Trump and Palestinian Human Rights” to “learn more about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement!”
BDS EVENT 11/21/16 – UofC Divest and SJP held the event, “BDS 101.”
BDS EVENT 4/11/16 – JVP UChicago held the event “Open Tea Time with Jews Supporting Divestment” to discuss “#UofCDivest’s proposed BDS resolution.”
BDS EVENT 4/11/16 – UofC Divest held the event, “Divestment: Why UChicago? Alumni Perspectives” to support divestment.
BDS VOTE 4/10/16 – UofC Divest held the event, “UofCDivest Study Break” to support divestment.
BDS EVENT 4/5/16 – UofC Divest and JVP UChicago held the event, “The Jewish Case for Divestment with Rabbi Brant Rosen.”
BDS VOTE 4/5/16 – UofC Divest presented a divestment resolution to the College Council which was discussed and ultimately tabled for the night in consideration of the late time the meeting went until.
BDS EVENT 3/30/16 – As part of the UofC Divestment campaign, SJP and UofC Divest co-hosted the event, “Narratives of Resistance: Stories and Performances of Joint Struggles” where divestment was discussed by performer Remi Kanazi, as well as others.

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION 2/14/18 – A resolution to remove UIUC Divest from the referendum ballot was introduced during the student government meeting. According to a student, during the meeting, “UIUC Divest called a student in the LGBTQ+ community a ‘Christian Zionist pinkwasher.'”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/13/17 – At an SSI event with Hen Mazzig, SJP members verbally assaulted the presenter with the demonizing accusation of ‘pinkwashing’ even though he was telling his own personal story of coming out, and disrupted the talk with sustained chants of, “Free Palestine.” The SJP protesters held signs of “Fascists off our campus,” and “Israel Occupation Forces.” SJP members also openly laughed when Mazzig was telling the story of his grandmother finding the body of his grandfather who was killed “in Iraq in 1951 after being accused of being a Zionist spy, just because he was Jewish.”
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/5/17 – At the rally “Smashing Fascism: Radical Resistance Against White Supremacy,” co-sponsored by SJP, an SJP representative said that “white supremacy and Zionism are birds of a feather…Therefore, if one opposes white supremacy, one must also oppose Zionism.” The same SJP member then led the crowd in chants of, “No Zionists, no KKK, resisting fascists all the way.” A flag of Israel with the word “Genocide” on it, that was covered in bloody hand-prints, was held up during the speaking, then marched throughout campus. Prior to the rally, SJP released a statement defending the rally that demonized Zionism and delegitimized Israel with the false accusation of “apartheid,” stating, “We, the collective organizers of the ‘Smashing Fascism: Radical Resistance to White Supremacy’ rally, are disgusted with the preemptive backlash our event has received. This opposition highlights the unholy union of American fascists, white supremacists, and Zionists which seeks to weaken and destroy intersectional movements for mass liberation…violent resistance–whether it is a black bloc or full-scale armed conflict–also has its place. The struggle for liberation must exist on multiple levels and scales–it cannot, and will not, be confined…These charges of anti-semitism are toothless and based in a conflation of anti-semitism and anti-zionism. Criticism of the state of Israel and its practices is totally separate from attacks on people of the Jewish faith and heritage. The former is a political position based in opposition to state sponsored violence, apartheid, and settler-colonialism; the latter is a form of hatred that has no place in any movement for liberation…Additionally, pro-Israel campus groups have maintained contact with and may have requested an increased presence of campus and area police…The police, at all levels, represent white supremacy and the preservation of a racist, classist, and sexist society…Such actions show that Zionist campus groups do not have a commitment to fighting for justice and have no problem siding with and introducing oppressive forces within radical spaces.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
9/1/17 – SJP promoted a rally it co-sponsored, titled “Smashing Fascism: Radical Resistance Against White Supremacy” by discriminating against Zionists and demonizing Zionism, stating, “Join SJP and other amazing, radical organizations on campus at this rally next week. There is no room for fascists, white supremacists, or Zionists at UIUC. Tuesday, September 5th @ 11:30am, Alma Mater. #SmashingFascism #NoJusticeNoPeace”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/1/17 – Two swastikas and “I hate Jews” were found scrawled on the doors of the bathroom in Altgeld Hall. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/9/17 – A blue swastika was found drawn on an exterior wall of the Undergraduate Library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/7/17 – A university employee reported that someone had drawn a blue swastika on the exterior wall of the English Building.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/28/16 – Swastikas were found by a campus employee April 24 in an elevator and a wall in the Armory indoor track and field center. Three other similar swastikas were found in campus buildings on Thursday April 28, as 2-foot-tall symbols drawn with markers.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION
4/4/16 – A student who attended the Program for Jewish Culture and Society at UIUC’s event on campus called “A Roundtable Discussion of Racism, Antisemitism….On Campus and Beyond” wrote a statement of critique shared by SJP UIUC, that stated that “thou shalt not…host a panel on anti-semitism and racism that welcomes Hillel International and/or campus Hillels” and “White supremacy is rampant in the Jewish community ” as well as accusing Israel of ” rampant ethnic cleansing.” The critique also referenced and linked to a statement by the President of SJP who spoke on the panel, whose statement alluded to historical allegations of Jewish control and power stating, “I have no will, no desire, and quite frankly no fucking time to deal with Zionist bullshit…Zionist privilege also exists and we need to recognize that. Hillel, IllinPAC, ISSI, Chabad, Mishelanu UIUC, JStreet U, SAIP, etc. etc. are either defunct and subject to the whims of stronger organizations or they (the stronger orgs) are actively supported by members of the Student Senate, powerful faculty members, wealthy outside donors, and especially University higher administration.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/31/16 – SJP posted a press release on their facebook page protesting an event at Hillel that was sponsored by Mishelanu, a “national campus program for Israeli-American students run by the Israeli American Council” which was an IDF-style boot camp for physical exercise. The press release accused Israel of apartheid and colonization and said that “such an event was created and promoted is a form of violence against Palestinian members of the campus.” It is unclear if the event was cancelled because of SJP’s protests, but the advertisement for the event was removed following the protests.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
2/7/16 – A large menorah in front of the Illini Chabad house was vandalized for the third time in a year when a woman (later identified as a UI softball player) broke off one of the arms.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
8/21/15 – A 9-foot menorah in front of the Illini Chabad house was knocked down for the second time this year.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
4/18/15 – A large menorah outside of the Illini Chabad House was knocked down at the beginning of National Israel Week.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZING 4/11/18 – SJP and Women of Pride held the event, “Pride Under Occupation: A Conversation about Identity.” According to the description for the event, one of the speakers, Stephanie Skora, will be using her curriculum Pride with Prejudice: Exposing the Pinkwashing Agenda. Pinkwashing is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/8/18 – An op-ed in the student paper demonized and delegitimized Israel, claiming, “from the planned Zionist ethnic cleansing of Nakba to the current incipiently genocidal siege of Gaza…Israel is rightfully compared by informed critics to apartheid South Africa…the one-sided, brutal nature of Zionism as a European settler-colonialist project, which is comparable in many ways to our own racist history. Given these understandings, Israel’s behavior can no longer be justified in relation to the Holocaust, from the Zionist terrorism of the 1940s to the present day.” The author continued to accuse Israel of “massacre,” “institutionalized racism,” and “brutalization of children.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/1/18 – UIUC Divest held the event, “BDS: Stopping Zionist Genocide Against the Palestinians” with University of Illinois College of Law professor Francis Boyle. UIUC Divest claimed there were over 100 people in attendance.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/2/17 – SJP held a “Vigil for the 100 Year Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration” event on campus. The advertisement for the event demonized Israel with accusations of “systematic ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.” During the event, a woman with a megaphone delegitimized Israel, calling it the “ever expanding settler-colonial state that is Israel.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/26/17 – Black Students for Revolution and SJP UIUC co-hosted the event, “Black4Palestine.” The description for the event delegitimized Israel, stating, “Discussions will center around how the Black and Palestinian struggle mirror one another from apartheid in South Africa/Palestine to police brutality/IDF brutality.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/20/17 – SJP held the event “The Qibya Massacre: A Teach-In” on campus. A speaker with a megaphone demonized and delegitimized Israel, and called for BDS, stating, “It is a conscious political [goal] of the state [to] see the continuing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians… It is an essential part…of the long-term Zionist project to eradicate the Palestinian nation, write it out of history…the eradication of Palestine, the erasure of Palestine…and the elimination of Palestinian selective memory by the Israeli state are no less violent than the ethnic cleansing in 1948…Zionism like all other European colonial settler movements uses cultural and historical steps as key weapons in its war of elimination against the indigenous Palestinians…We will join Palestinian activists and campaigns for BDS, boycott, divestment, and sanctions…It’s time we recognize what’s happening in Palestine is a genocide…We resist every massacre that the Israeli regime has done on Palestinian communities.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/12/17 – SJP held the event “Palestine 101” with Dr. Lila Sharif, Professor Kenneth Cuno, and Alumna Stephanie Skora. During the event, all three speakers engaged in antisemitic rhetoric. Dr. Sharif falesly claimed there is “an apartheid regime that is modeled after South Africa…it’s not a fence. It’s an apartheid wall…that has a sort of structural architectural design that came straight out of South African apartheid in fact Israel collaborated with the apartheid regime of South Africa in order to create this apartheid system in the West Bank” as well as stated, “structural racism…fed into this ideology of Jews being the chosen people sort of high jacking the Jewish faith in order to institute an ideology of white supremacist Jewry that was going to take citizenship over in historic Palestine…the occupation as well as the ideology that needing to keep populations separate in order to maintain a pure race.” Dr. Sharif also advocated for BDS. Professor Cuno falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid” and advocated for BDS. Skora delegitimized Israel with accusations of “apartheid” and “pinkwashing,” a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” She further elaborated that Israel’s “pinkwashing” included “Islamaphobia,” “anti-Arab racism,” and Jewish exceptionalism…the idea that Judaism is uniquely friendly to queer and trans people, these ideas place the Israeli state over other states…place Jews culturally and spiritually over other religions not just in the region but worldwide in relation to queer and trans people. And pinkwashing at the end of the day is not just a form of racism or homophobia and transphobia but it is essentially a way to mobilize queer and trans bodies to justify the murder of Palestinians because of tourism.” Skora further falsely accused Israel of being “currently engaged in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians regardless of faith and this includes the Jewish Palestinians.” Skora also falsely claimed that speaking on behalf of Palestinians “is a form of anti-Semitism, it’s not often named as anti-Semitism because what that does is it silences Jews who are speaking out as Jews in their practice of Judaism, which is literally anti-Semitism.” The moderator of the event asked participants to “join our divest campaign that we just launched to help us try to pass BDS.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/2/17 – UIUC Divest launched its divestment campaign at a UIUC Divest Launch Party event. This is a broad-based divestment platform to “withdraw the University’s investments from companies which violate human rights locally and globally–including companies which are complicit in, enable, or carry out the suppression of oppressed and marginalized communities,” including companies “that support the marginalization of Palestinians.” The campaign is sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, along with Black Students for Revolution, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA), Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support (CUTES), UIUC Beyond Coal, United Muslim Minority Advocates, Gharbzadegi Art Collective, Mixed Student Union, Students for an Arab Cultural Center, Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation–Central Illinois, Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC), Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), Arab Student Association, Illini Progressives, and Students Against Sexual Assault. According to an Algemeiner article, “In a video of the event posted on Facebook, MJ Oviatt — co-president of environmental justice group UIUC Beyond Coal, a sponsor of the BDS campaign — is seen describing Zionists as ‘murderers,’ accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ and mocking Jews’ claims to Israel as ‘their birthright’ as being ‘built on empty religious rhetoric.’…’This disgusting domination has never been about living on the land, and if it was, that would imply living as one with the Palestinians,’ he said.”
DEMONIZATION 2/1/17 – At a campus anti-Trump rally co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine along with other groups, an Israeli flag covered in bloody handprints was featured prominently behind a rally speaker.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/13/16 – SJP held the event “Palestine 101: An Introduction to the Conflict.” The advertisement for the event delegitimized and demonized Israel, stating that one speaker would discuss “Israeli apartheid,” and another would discuss “pinkwashing” i.e. Israel malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/12/16 – The Department of American Indian Studies (AIS) co-sponsored SJP’s “Israeli Apartheid Week 2016” which included a mock wall that falsely accused Israel of apartheid, mock checkpoints, and a “Café Intifada” event, among other events.
DEMONIZATION 3/14/16 – SJP held the event, “No Walls Between Us: A Panel on Building Muslim, Palestinian, and Queer/Trans” where the advertisement stated they will discuss pinkwashing, i.e malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/20/15 – UIUC SJP built an “apartheid wall” on the campus quad as part of “Israel Apartheid Week 2015.” Several of the panels that made up the display contained antisemitic content, includingby falsely accusing Israel of being an “apartheid” state, and promoting BDS.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/20/15 – The UIUC SJP hosted a talk by Anna Baltzer entitled “BDS: The Movement to End Israeli Occupation.” In her talk, Baltzer denied Jews self-determination stating, “We hear so much of the necessity of a Jewish state to exist but what does that mean? …[It] requires perpetual oppression of the indigenous non-Jewish population…That’s what Israel is…[its] so-called right to exist.” She further repeatedly delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of “apartheid,” and cshe alled for BDS throughout saying, “BDS is great.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/9/18 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” events, SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” in the Quad. One of the panels called for BDS.
BDS VOTE 3/12/18 – A UIUC Divest referendum question was voted on in a campus-wide vote. For a second year in a row, the UIUC Divest referendum question failed by a vote of 3133 (65%) to 1700 (35%).
CALLS FOR BDS 3/4/18 – The UIUC Divest referendum was placed on the ballot for a March 7-8 vote with 2500 signatures garnered. Co-sponsors of the resolution included MEChA de UIUC, GEO, UIUC Muslim Student Association, Black Students for Revolution, UMMA UIUC, Black Rose / Rosa Negra – Anarchist Federation, Women of Pride, Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support, Asian Pacific American Coalition at UIUC, Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Environmental Concerns UIUC – SECS, UIUC Beyond Coal and Black United Front UIUC.
BDS EVENT 2/27/18 – UIUC Divest held the event, “DivesTEA for Free.” The description for the event stated that participants can, ” learn about our #UIUCDivest campaign! Come for the tea, stay for the revolution! We will also be selling baked goods and our Divest apparel!”
BDS EVENT 2/22/18 – SJP and UIUC Divest held the event, “A Jewish Case for Divestment,” with Stephanie Skora from Jewish Voice for Peace.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/21/18 – The student government discussed and voted on a resolution to remove UIUC Divest (the BDS resolution) from the referendum ballot. The anti-BDS resolution was tabled in committee indefinitely, allowing UIUC divest to continue forward in the resolution process.
BDS EVENT 2/16/18 – SJP, AMP and UIUC Divest held the event, “AMP Presents: Debunking Zionist Myths About BDS.”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/11/18 – UIUC circulated a divestment referendum petition for students to sign in order that the divestment referendum would appear on the voting ballot in March.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/9/18 – UIUC Divest launched a divestment campaign with a party event at the Charles Murray Foundation. Co-sponsors included: Black Students for Revolution (BSFR), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA), Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support (CUTES), United Muslim Minority Advocates (UMMA), Asian, Pacific American Coalition (APAC), Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Black Lives Matter-CU Chapter (BLM-CU), Black United Front (BUF), Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation–Central Illinois, Women of Pride-CU (WOP-CU), and the Arab Students Assocation (ASA). The logo for UIUC Divest includes an image of Israel with the words “UIUC DIVEST.” T-shirts supporting divestment were available for sale at the event.
BDS VOTE 3/11/17 – The student body voted on a student advisory referendum calling on the University of Illinois to divest from companies linked to human-rights violations (including divestment from companies that do business in Israel). The referendum failed with a vote of 56.8 to 43.2 percent.
BDS EVENT 3/2/17 – SJP and UIUC Divest held the event, “A Jewish Case for Divestment.”
BDS EVENT 2/16/17 – SJP UIUC and UIUC Divest held the CALLS FOR BDS 2/6/17 – UIUC Divest started the circulation of a BDS petition for UIUC students and advertised that 2,000 signatures would be needed to get the BDS referendum on the ballot in March.
CALLS FOR BDS 10/14/15 – UIUC SJP’s announcement of their 2015 International Day of Action included a video from Hatem Bazian, who called on SJP groups to hold an International Day of Action on their campuses on October 14, 2015, in order to “bring about a commitment to BDS.”
BDS EVENTS 4/9/15 – UIUC SJP hosted an event entitled “The Case for Boycotting Israel with Ali Abunimeh,” in which Abunimeh promoted BDS.

University of Illinois at Chicago


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
3/18/17 – More antisemitic fliers were found at the campus library for the second time in a week. The new fliers, while using the same font and type as the previous fliers, were different in messaging as they used language that denied the Holocaust, accused Jews of receiving preferential treatment at U.S. universities because of wealthy Jewish donors, and compared the Gaza Strip to Auschwitz, as well as included “#BlackLivesMatter,” “#WeAreAllMuslim” and “#StandWithPalestine.” Dozens of the posters were found. One poster with the headline of “Nazism versus Zionism” contained comparison images of a concentration camp and Gaza and the words: “The largest Concentration Camp in the world today is owned and operated by Zionists. Standing up for Palestine is not anti-semitic. It is not defamatory. It does not insult anyone. It is Social Justice. #BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllMuslim #StandWithPalestine.” Another poster said, “You are allowed to believe…We never went to the moon, the Queen is a shape shifting reptilian, and ‘the Globalists’ put chemicals in the water to make the frogs gay…But when you question the 6 million [referring to the number of Jewish deaths in the Holocaust] they put you in jail in 17 countries. Believing crazy things is not a crime. Expressing a dissenting opinion about history is not a crime either. It is a human right.” A third poster entitled “Who is Steven Salaita?…And why does the University of Illinois not want YOU to hear him? Steven Salaita was unhired from the University after Tweeting about the ongoing genocide in Palestine. He lost his tenure and his house. Chancellor Phyllis Wise met with a wealthy Jewish Donor in Chicago before the decision to dump Salaita….The University of Illinois payed $875,000 to settle the case…Maybe Jewish ‘donations’ to the University come at too high a price. Questioning the influence of the university donors is not anti-Semitic. It is not defamatory. It does not insult anyone. It is social justice.” The poster included the hashtags “#BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllMuslim #IStandWithSteven.” The last posterm, titled “Ending White Priviledge…”, contained the text: “Privilege is the special rights and advantages that are available only to a person or group or people. If Jewish Americans make up 2% of the Jewish population…Why do they get a special Privilege when it comes to top universities? [which is then followed by a graph showing the percentage of Jewish students at top universities.]…Ending White Privilege…Intersects Ending Jewish Privilege. Challenging White Privilege and Jewish Privilege is not anti-Semitic. It is not defamatory. It does not insult anyone. It is Social Justice #BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllMuslim #WhitePrivilege.”
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/14/17 – A poster found in multiple places throughout campus, including the library, said, “Ending White Privilege…Starts with Ending Jewish Privilege” and included a pyramid diagram with Jews at the top (identified with Jewish star icons). the poster read, “Is the 1% straight, white, male or is the 1% Jewish” and “If there were 1000 people in the United States…10 of them would be in the top 1%, 20 of them would be Jewish.” The pyramid also identified the “99%” as “*goyim not drawn to scale.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
2/15/16 – UIC’s Undergraduate Student Government Assembly voted on an anti-Israel divestment resolution, but after watering it down so it became merely a universal statement of principles, and not a condemnation of Israel specifically, it passed unanimously, 14-0. Following the resolution’s passage, anti-Israel students chanted “Free Palestine,” and, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” A UIC Jewish student said he and several friends “had to be escorted to another exit by campus police while they had jeering laughter and insults hurled at them by the mob.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/5/16 – JVP tabled in support of the upcoming “#UofCDivest” resolution in which BDS pamphlets and fliers were available.
BDS VOTES 2/8/16 – The coalition of students for the #UICDivest campaign proposed its divestment resolution to the Undergraduate Student Government Assembly at the SGA meeting.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/28/16 – SJP UIC announced the start of a divestment campaign in a FB post and fundraising drive.


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Depauw University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 4/16/18 – In an open letter sent to the community by DePauw President Mark McCoy, as covered by The Indy Star, McCoy detailed four recent incidents of bigotry on campus one of which included “a message…found in a campus bathroom with the words ‘All (plural N-word) must die, signed the KKK.’ [as well as]…incidents of anti-ethnic and anti-Semitic messages scrawled on walls inside other campus restrooms.”

Earlham College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/13/16 – A swastika was drawn on a white board outside a dorm room.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/8/18 – Earlham Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine held the event, “Sa’ed Atshan Lecture on Israeli Pink washing.” “Pinkwashing” is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/23/18 – Earlham Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine held a “BDS Resolution Rally” on campus. A sign placed on a building above where the rally was being held said, “Genocide is Not a Quaker Value” with a large banner at the rally that read, “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions…Sign up Here to Join the Fight.” Another banner read, “Earlham Fund Israeli Apartheid.” The rally promoted SPJP’s BDS resolution titled “Support Earlham Divestment”.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/18/18 – Earlham Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine created a BDS resolution entitled “Support Earlham Divestment.” Text in the resolution demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Since 1948 Israel has denied Palestinians their basic rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination through ethnic cleansing, colonization, racial discrimination, and military occupation.” The resolution further calls for the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/15/17 – SPJP held a film screening event for “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/16 – SJP put up a flier near Sabra Hummus in the dining area that stated, “Boycott Sabra Hummus…Show Earlham College you won’t buy into Occupation and Apartheid.” A separate sticker nearby said, “Free Palestine. Boycott Divestment Sanctions. Earlham College.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/1/15 – Earlham SJP and BDS Earlham hosted a week of events entitled “Israeli Apartheid Week.” According to promotional materials, the purpose of the week’s events was to “raise awareness about Israeli Apartheid policies” and to “build support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) global campaign.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/1/15 – BDS Earlham published a zine entitled “Earlham Beat: Israeli Apartheid Week,” which promotes the BDS movement and falsely accuses Israel of “apartheid,” “ethnic cleansing,” and “terror.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/6/18 – Earlham Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine held the event, “Palestine Awareness Week – Study Break.” The description for the event encouraged attendees to come in order to “learn about the BDS resolution.”
BDS EVENT 11/10/17 – Earlham Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine held the event “BDS 101.”
CALLS FOR BDS 5/4/16 – BDS Earlham announced in a Facebook post that following “a series of events organized by SPJP and BDS during Israeli Apartheid Week [that] emphasize[d] the injustices that Sabra Hummus is complicit in as a company” sales dried up. The university stated that, “…sales of Sabra products slowed down as demand dried up. We do not intend to reorder Sabra.” BDS Earlham claimed that, “After this recent success of Earlham’s boycott campaign, we now hope to focus our efforts on divesting from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and HP.”
CALLS FOR BDS 1/16/16 – SJP posted a Facebook message encouraging students to divest from Israeli products stating, “Welcome back to a new semester at Earlham! Find out how you can get involved in BDS Earlham by reading up on what products to boycott on campus here” then linked to the BDS Movement’s site.
BDS EVENTS 10/23/15 – BDS Earlham hosted an event to educate about and promote BDS.
BDS VOTES 4/22/15 – The Earlham Student Senate passed by consensus an anti-Israel divestment resolution presented by BDS Earlham after three weeks of deliberation.

Indiana University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/5/15 – 30 members of the Traditionalist Youth Network, an allegedly white supremacy organization, marched from the Sample Gates toward the Whittenberger while holding signs and wearing Nazi memorabilia.

Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/27/17 – IUPUI SJP released a statement condemning a Spirit and Place expression of concern about characterizations made during the “Tunnel of Oppression” event. The SJP statement demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “We are disappointed that Spirit and Place…decided to side with a racist, pro-colonial and white supremacist narrative on the illegal occupation of Palestine and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians…This move was an attempt to steal the power from an indigenous people resisting genocide, colonialism and white supremacy…FREE PALESTINE.” Spirit and Place is a legacy project of The Polis Center and part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.”
DEMONIZATION 9/14/16 – The IUPUI Black Student Union, IUPUI Africana Studies Program, IUPUI Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, and the IUPUI Millennium Chair of Liberal Arts sponsored the talk, “Racialized States from America to Israel.” During his talk, Dr. Ray demonized Israel, accusing the state of only protecting the rights of “ideal citizens”, which he claimed are Ashkenazi Jews, in order to work towards enforcing the supremacy of the “dominant tribe.” A summary of his talk says that he declared “real peace begins with the recognition that modern nation-states such as America and Israel stole land from indigenous populations.”
DEMONIZATION 3/13/15 – Dr. Norman Finkelstein’s lecture, “Gaza’s Martyrdom and the Future of Palestine,” involved demonizing statements and was sponsored by IUPUI Department of Sociology, Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, IUPUI Millennium Chair of Liberal ArtsChristians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (CPJME), Indiana Palestine Solidarity, Jewish Voices for Peace- Indiana , Nur Allah Islamic Center, Students for Justice in Palestine IUPUI, Students for Justice in Palestine UIndy, and the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI).
DEMONIZATION 1/30/15 – “Dr. Ilan Pappé gave a talk, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: Past and Present,” sponsored by two departments – IU School of Liberal Arts Student Council and the IUPUI Political Science Dept – alongside Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, IUPUI Students for Justice in Palestine, IUPUI Muslim Student Association , Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP Earlham), and UIndy Students for Justice in Palestine. IUPUI Political Science Dept”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/8/16 – Interfaith Coalition for Palestine IUPUI held the event, “Why we support the boycott of Israel” on campus. The event featured three faculty speakers, Robert Aponte, Sociology; Edward Curtis, Religious Studies and Lindsay Littrell, Social Work and was supported by IUPUI Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine.
BDS EVENT;
DEMONIZATION
10/28/15 – A lecture and book signing event entitled, “Why boycotting Israeli Universities is the right thing to do,” by Prof. Rima Najjar Merriman, Al Quds University, and Prof. Bill Mullen, Purdue University. According to one attendee, during the session, Prof. Rima Najjar Merriman made several overtly anti-Semitic statements, including that Zionism has a “cult-like worship of ethno-racial purity,” that its goal is to “keep Jews racially and culturally pure,” that Jewish influence prevents the truth about the Palestinians’ plight from surfacing, and that Zionist influence has spread throughout the US government.

Purdue University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/16/17 – Tables were found arranged into a swastika in a study space at Purdue University’s Honors College and Residences.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/7/16 – A swastika and an antisemitic slur written on a whiteboard in the American Studies Program.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 4/6/17 – SJP held the event, “Global Feminism & The Struggle for Social Justice.” The description for the event stated, “Cinzia Arruzza and Nada Elia will be speaking about contemporary and global feminism, pinkwashing, and reproductive rights on Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 pm in SMITH 118.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/9/17 – SJP held the event, “Intro to BDS,” with Professor Bill Mullen. The advertisement for the event called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/15/16 – SJP held the event “Screening of Roadmap to Apartheid.” The film delegitimizes Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/4/17 – SJP held the event, “Palestine and the BDS Movement with Ali Abunimah and Wael Elsady.”

Saint Joseph’s College Indiana


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/23/17 – SJP tabled to fundraise for an event, and on the table was a large display about SJP which included, “We endorse BDS.”

University Notre Dame


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/15/16 – A letter in the school newspaper falsely accused Israel of apartheid and directed readers to the antisemitic site “IfAmericansKnew.”

University of Indianapolis


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/8/16 – A swastika was scratched into the bust of a statue of Chinese artist Au Ho-nien, located in Schwitzer Student Center.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/2/16 – The student senate passed a BDS resolution on Saturday. The resolution passed by one vote.
BDS VOTE 2/27/16 – The Student Senate rejected a BDS measure. The measure required 41 votes to pass. Of the 62 student senators in attendance, 39 voted in favor, 3 against and 20 abstained.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/22 – 2/23/16 – SJP announced the launch of its divestment campaign and held a “UIndy Divest Week” to promote the student senate vote on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/30/16 – SJP launched an anti-Israel divestment resolution campaign that involved divesting from companies as well as de-shelving Sabra Hummus.

University of Southern Indiana


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 4/23/18 – Neo-Nazi posters were found in Rice Plaza outside the University Center. No further information about what the posters said is available. They are described as “inflammatory and neo-Nazi in nature,” with text and image on them.


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Iowa

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Buena Vista University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/12/17 – “KKK” and a swastika were left on the door of a student in a residence hall. Date of incident is unclear from the article. The date noted in this tracker is the published date of the article.

Drake University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/17/17 — A swastika was carved inside the Olmsted elevator.
VERBAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
3/15/17 – The ADL reported that a Jewish student was the target of antisemitic verbal harassment. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/18/17 – Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance held “Israeli Apartheid Week” events on campus. The advertisement for the week’s events stated, “Apartheid Week is a part of international efforts at universities and cities that aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people…To highlight the issue of Israel-Palestine each day MEPPA will host events highlighting different aspects of the struggle against the colonization of Palestine by Israel. ..Tuesday, April 18th: Stop by our Mock Wall in Helmick Commons to learn more about how South African Apartheid continues today in Israel and Palestine.” The mock “apartheid wall” erected consisted of a large banner that said “End Israeli Apartheid,” as well as map images of Israel saying, “this is apartheid” above them.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/17/17 – SJP advertised its upcoming “Israeli Apartheid Week” events on campus by stating, “Apartheid Week is a part of international efforts at universities and cities that aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people…To highlight the issue of Israel-Palestine each day MEPPA will host events highlighting different aspects of the struggle against the colonization of Palestine by Israel. ..Tuesday, April 18th: Stop by our Mock Wall in Helmick Commons to learn more about how South African Apartheid continues today in Israel and Palestine.”
HISTORICAL 2/22/17 – An antisemitic slur was carved into a wooden seat in Meredith Hall. (Date is reported date).

Iowa State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
9/17/17 – Iowa State Police found a poster attached to Wallace Hall that said, “Are you sick of bankers, biased media, pol. establishment? Join the movement,” with a web address to the white nationalist site “The Right Stuff.” The words “bankers, biased media, pol. establishment” were each surrounded with three sets of parentheses, or “echoes,” which are an antisemitic identifier of Jews. Date of incident is approximated from article.

Luther College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/11/18 – The letters KKK and a swastika were stomped into the snow on the college’s football field.

Mount Mercy University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/9/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS as part of the university’s Global Issues Speaker Series.

University of Iowa


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/18/18 – A second incident of Nazi graffiti occurred. The graffiti was reported to be found again on the campus mural inside the pedestrian tunnel near the Art Building.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/14/18 – Nazi graffiti was found on the campus mural inside the pedestrian tunnel near the Art Building. The graffiti included a swastika.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
5/1/18 – A unity mural was defaced with a swastika.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/9/16 – Jewish Voice for Peace sponsored the event, “Perspectives on Israel and Palestine.” During the event, one speaker referenced a pro-Israel lobby followed by a “pro-Jewish lobby” as possible controllers for Congress and Media policies/directions. Another speaker claimed Hamas tactics are “self-defense” and Hamas has the right to “take arms against an occupier.” The same speaker later denied Jewish self-determination claiming a solution is the “removal of the Jewishness of that land” as a “reasonable option.” Finally, Israel was delegitimized with false accusations of apartheid during the event and speakers called for BDS throughout.


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Kansas

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Kansas State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL/td>

4/24/17 – An antisemitic poster was found on campus on Holocaust Remembrance Day that was similar to a poster found at the University of Illinois at Chicago earlier in the year. The poster said, “Ending White Privilege…Starts with Ending Jewish Privilege” and included a pyramid diagram with Jews at the top (identified with Jewish star icons) and reading, “Is the 1% straight, white, male or is the 1% Jewish” and “If there were 1000 people in the United States…10 of them would be in the top 1%, 20 of them would be Jewish.” The pyramid also identified the “99%” as “*goyim not drawn to scale.” The poster was found on a telephone pole on the east side of Ahearn Field House near 17th Street.

University of Kansas


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/16/17 – Sarah Schulman gave a talk entitled “Conflict is Not Abuse,” which was sponsored by KU Libraries, Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of English, the University Honors Program, the Department of American Studies, and The Commons. In her talk, Shulman used Israel’s response to Palestinians during the war in Gaza as an example of “systemic repetition of unjustified cruelty,” which she compared to “white police officers in Ferguson Missouri and Staten Island murder[ing] two unarmed black men” and to “a rich and powerful professional football player…beat[ing] his wife unconscious in an elevator.” She further demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of the “mass murder” of Palestinians and calling Israelis “colonial occupiers.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/23/15 – An event entitled “In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine” was sponsored by KU SJP, The Honors Program, and the Political Science Department, and featured BDS activist and journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman. Barrows-Friedman falsely accused Israel of “brutality” and “ethnic cleansing,” “racism,” “genocide,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid.” The speaker also vigorously promoted BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/4/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by KU Students for Justice in the Middle East (SJME), Political Science at KU Student Senate, University of Kansas KU Global Awareness Program (GAP), and the KU Honors Program. Students could receive GAP credit for attending the talk.


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Kentucky

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Louisville State University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/24/15 – A talk hosted by SJP as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” entitled “Experiences in Palestine,” ended with the speaker encouraging the audience to support BDS.

University of Kentucky


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT
1/15/18 – A Chabad Rabbi witnessed the destruction of the Jewish Center’s sign. According to the Rabbi, “There were about five or six individuals, including the one that damaged the sign. He said he heard male voices yelling things such as, ‘Get the Jews, kill the Jews.’ One of them charged in the lawn, charged at the Jewish Student Center sign, yelling ‘Heil Hitler,’ and tackled the sign to the ground.” Security cameras recorded the incident.


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Louisiana

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Louisiana College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION; HISTORICAL 5/10/17 – A complaint filed in a federal district court alleged that the College President, Dr. Rick Brewer, refused to hire the top candidate for an assistant football coach position, Joshua Bonadano, because of Bonadona’s “Jewish blood,” as was quoted by the College President to the head football coach, Justin Charles.

Tulane University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/14/18 – A contributing article in the student newspaper called for Tulane University to engage in an academic boycott of Israel and stated, “Tulane should break its ties with Israeli universities.” The article also delegitimized Israel, claiming, “Inspired by anti-apartheid activism relating to South Africa, BDS calls for severing support for Israel until the country stops systemically violating international law — the country’s governance meets the International Criminal Court’s definition of apartheid.”

University of New Orleans


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/11/16 – University of New Orleans SJP held the event, “Pinkwashing: What it is & Why it Matters.” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term that insinuates Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians. The advertisement for the event additionally delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of “apartheid.”
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
11/9/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by University of New Orleans SJP.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/14/17 – SJP held the event “Open Meeting.” According to the description of the event, “boycotting Sabra hummus” was discussed.


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Maine

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Bates College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION
5/12/15 – SJP posted 500 mock eviction notices on student dorm room doors with the goal to “compel students to think empathetically about the violence that we are complicit in as Americans and as students at an academic institution invested in the state of Israel.”

Bowdoin College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/5/17 – A swastika and homophobic language identifying two individuals were among graffiti, including the word “FUKKK,” discovered on three whiteboards in the Bowdoin College Visual Arts Center.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/21/17 – An approximately three feet by three feet swastika and the satanic reference of “666” were stomped into the snow near Osher Quad.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/15/17 – An unknown individual defaced the Osher Quad with a swastika and satanic imagery. Date of incident is approximated from article.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 4/29/15 – A school-wide referendum on having the college participate in the academic boycott of Israel was held, and the proposal was defeated, with 71% voting against it, 14% for it and 15% abstaining.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/6/15 – SJP launched a petition calling for a school-wide referendum on having the college participate in an academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

University of Maine


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, and two fliers were discovered on printers in the Memorial Union. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”


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Maryland

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Anne Arundel Community College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/12/16 – A swastika was discovered carved in a bathroom.

Goucher College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
11/5/15 – Approximately 15 members of TALQ BIG, an anti-Israel LGBTQ student organization at Goucher, engaged in a pre-meditated and coordinated series of disruptive actions, which included brandishing anti-Israel posters, chanting anti-Israel slogans, and verbally disrupting and arguing with the speaker. One of the students who organized the event posted about the disruption on Facebook stating, “We were attacked and we were bullied.”

Johns Hopkins University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT, DENIGRATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/10/15 – About fifteen minutes into a talk by Alan Dershowitz at Johns Hopkins, a group of students from Hopkins Feminists stood up and held signs that read, “You Are Rape Culture.” The students were dressed in black and stuck duct tape over their mouths to show solidarity with victims of rape. Then, as a sign of protest, these students walked out of the event. Separately, SJP members held up signs which read “Stop Defending Occupation” and “Stop Supporting Apartheid,” and then walked out of the event.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 3/9/17 – Hopkins SJP defaced a statue on campus by painting “End Israeli Apartheid” over a Palestinian flag on the statue.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/21/16 – A statue on campus of the school’s mascot was defaced with paint that stated, “End Israeli Aparthied.”
DEMONIZATION 11/10/15 – More than 30 Johns Hopkins students and alumni signed a letter to the JHU President protesting an invitation to Alan Dershowitz to speak at the university. In their letter, the signatories demonize Israel by falsely accusing it of “war crimes.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 5/14/17 – SJP held the event, “Palestine: A Workshop on Divestment.”
BDS EVENT 4/3/17 – SJP held the event, “The History of BDS.”

University of Maryland College Park


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/19/18 – UMD Pride Alliance published a statement supporting the group’s addition in a boycott of Israel Fest that discriminated against Jewish Zionist students and demonized and delegitimized Israel. The statement expressed, “As an LGBT organization dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for all queer students, the Pride Alliance executive board affirms our support for the Boycott Israel Fest Teach In…With…the ongoing Israeli government policy of apartheid, the Pride Alliance executive board believes that it is our moral responsibility to take a firm stance against the violence and systematic racism faced on a daily basis by Palestinians.” The post then went on to exclude Zionist Jewish students from Pride Alliance, stating, “By partnering with Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Maryland, we are steadfast in our commitment to create spaces for marginalized queer students on campus, specifically Palestinian and non/anti-Zionist Jewish students.” The statement accused Israel of “continuing policies of apartheid [and] ethnic cleansing… Camel rides can’t cover up the reality..[of] deliberate ethnic cleansing policies by the Israeli government. We refuse to take part in these light hearted activities because they whitewash horrendous incessant violence against Palestinians.” The statement then further affirms, “We partner with Students for Justice in Palestine to make a statement against Zionism and for a world free of structural oppression. We understand that Zionism is an oppressive political ideology. We also understand that Zionism and Judaism are distinct and not one and the same. We criticize Israeli state policy, and at the same time we reaffirm our opposition to all forms of racism, including antisemitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Black racism. Pride Alliance is dedicated to creating community spaces for all students on campus, including queer Jewish students.” A Jewish student published an op-ed in response that clarified, “this statement cannot erase the feeling it likely leaves for many queer Jewish students at this university — that they cannot use the Pride Alliance as a safe space because they are not welcome there.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/19/18 – As part of a planned annual protest of Maryland Hillel and the Jewish Student Union’s event “Israel Fest,” SJP erected a mock “Israeli Apartheid Wall” display in order to “obstruct Israel Fest from view and encourage students to walk around the event rather than going through it.” Large letters on the mock “apartheid wall” stated, “Israeli Apartheid Wall” and one panel called for BDS. During the protest, SJP held a “Teach-In: Boycott Israel Fest” event and chanted loud chants of “Free, free Palestine” and “Hey you settlers, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.” Additional groups that participated in the protest included Prison Resistance Project, Jewish Voice for Peace – DC Metro, UMD Pride Alliance, UMD Muslim Alliance for Social Change (MASC), UMD Organization of Arab Students (OAS) and UMD International Socialist Organization (ISO). The description for the Teach-In demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Students for Justice in Palestine is encouraging everyone – students, faculty, and community members of UMD – to consider the implications of attending Israel Fest. This year, we ask that you choose not to be complicit in apartheid, genocide, and the enduring illegal occupation of Palestine. Instead of normalizing Palestinian oppression, SJP calls for a massive boycott of Israel Fest by the UMD community, and ask that you attend our teach-in instead, to learn more about why we are boycotting and how you can support human rights. What do we mean by boycott? Walk around the festival instead of through; Refuse to take flyers and materials that are handed out; Refuse to take part in the activities. By doing this, we will demonstrate our commitment to protecting the human rights of Palestinians, and refuse to celebrate a country that continues to commit genocide against the people of Palestine.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/7/17 – A swastika and an unspecified “offensive phrase” was found in the men’s bathroom of the North Campus Dining Hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/27/17 – A swastika was found spray-painted on a trash cart at a campus dormitory.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/13/17 – An offensive phrase and a swastika were found on a balcony ledge of the fifth floor of the plant sciences building.
DISCRIMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/2/17 – SJP, the Muslim Political Alliance and other student organizations carried out a boycott protest of the Jewish Student Union-sponsored event “IsraelFest,” at which they asked people “to turn away from the festival [IsraelFest] and not participate in any of the festivities.” A large make-shift gray wall was present, which was painted with phrases including “Israeli Apartheid” and “Free Gaza.” Another panel called for BDS. “End Israeli Apartheid” was also painted on the statue of the school mascot.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/27/17 – SJP and the Muslim Political Alliance called on the entire campus community to boycott “Israel Fest,” an annual celebration of Israeli culture sponsored by a student group on campus, claiming that “there was a great deal of frustration among students and faculty alike that this event continues to take place on our campus.” The call to the campus community goes on to say that by having the festival at all, “we are encouraging the celebration of an apartheid state….we normalize and entrench support for Israel.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 2/12/17 – According to an article in the school’s independent Jewish newspaper, SJP “issued a letter to President Loh at the beginning of the semester, urging the discontinuation of particular Israel Fest activities.” Date of incident is approximated from article.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/19/16 – About two dozen protesters arrived at a Hillel and Jewish Student Union event called, “Israel Fest” and loudly disrupted the event for about an hour. A speaker with a megaphone stated, “The celebration of Israel is the celebration of apartheid and racism. Since it’s conception, Israel has been hellbent on ethnically cleansing the indigenous people.” Protesters chanted, “Fight the power; turn the tide; end Israeli apartheid” and held signs saying “Zionism kills.” The protesters blocked a pathway and were instructed to move by police. One Jewish student exclaimed, “This is a cultural event, and they have every right to protest but not to disrupt an event that we’ve put on.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/15 – A swastika and antisemitic language were drawn on the dry erase board of three female residents at LaPlata Hall. One of the three residents later wrote on the board: ““To whoever drew the swastika on our door — would you draw that if you knew one of our grandfathers was tied to a wall and shot at by Nazis in World War II just for being Jewish? 2/3 of us who live in here are Jewish. Think about it.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/31/15 – A swastika drawn in black marker was found on a dry erase board in Cumberland Hall, and residents reported additional swastikas on two fliers and a poster near the elevator.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/10/18 – An article in the school paper, titled “After violence in Gaza, UMD students should boycott Israel Fest,” called for a boycott of Israel Fest. The article stated, “Described by Maryland Hillel as a ‘day celebrating Israel,’ Israel Fest features food, information and activities relating to Israeli culture…By holding ‘a day celebrating Israel,’ we are framing the long and painful history of Israeli violence against Palestinians as both normal and acceptable.” The author lamented that “The Israeli government denies their [Palestinian] right to return to this day,” a call that would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/15/18 – SJP and Muslim Alliance for Social Change declined to participate in a discussion through Maryland Discourse with Terps for Israel and J Street, as part of a tactic of anti-normalization. The groups stated in an email, “By democratic and unanimous vote, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Muslim Alliance for Social Change (MASC) have chosen not to accept the invitation from Maryland Discourse…Since 1948, the Palestinian people have faced a slew of discriminatory laws and practices culminating in the ongoing exile of millions of Palestinians and decades-long occupation of their homeland…we support the call for the boycott of and divestment from Israel until three goals are met: end of occupation, equal rights under the law, and the return of Palestinian refugees. We welcome individuals from Terps for Israel and J Street to participate in events which elevate Palestinian political agency through education and calls to action in solidarity with this ongoing campaign.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
11/8/17 – The student government discussed a divestment resolution to be voted on at the Nov 15 meeting. The resolution urges the university to divest from companies “profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.” During the discussion, students in support of the bill demonized and delegitimized Israel, accusing Israel of being, “a colonialist power that’s gained its dominance through apartheid and ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid rule,” “[carrying out] abhorrent human rights abuse,” “an apartheid state,” a country that “oppresses innocent people, a nation that supports injustice against humanity,” and “inhumane.” A student further said, “apartheid is Israeli-only apartment buildings, white only schools, and Israeli only roads and trains.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/2/17 – SJP published an article in the school paper titled, “BDS is the right way to combat Israel’s human rights violations.” The article advocated for BDS as well as demonized and delegitimized Israel, claiming colonialism and apartheid are “just samples of the flagrant, widespread human rights abuses the Israeli government has committed.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
5/3/17 – A student wrote an op-ed in the student newspaper that delegitimized Israel with a false accusation of apartheid as well as called for BDS, stating, “As conscientious students and citizens, we should show solidarity with Palestinians by advocating for the Palestinian-led academic, economic and cultural boycott movement against Israeli apartheid initiated in 2005.”
DEMONIZATION 2/20/17 – An article in the school paper demonized Israel, stating that it was “a country established by the forceful grab of land and a brutal manner of conquer.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 10/25/15 – Two UMD students wrote an op-ed on behalf of SJP calling for “the right of return for the 5 million Palestinian refugees denied access to their homes,” which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/24/18 – SJP held the event, “SJP general body meeting,” which was advertised as, “We will be discussing our BDS informative event coming up on May 2, as well as reflecting on our boycott of Israel Fest and plans for the rest of the semester.”
BDS VOTE 11/15/17 – The student government discussed and voted on a divestment resolution. The resolution failed with a 1-21 vote with three abstentions. Legislators debated on whether to overturn the decision, and the body failed to overturn the report in a 23-13 vote with one abstention. Twenty-nine campus groups, including the Behavioral and Social Sciences College, ProtectUMD and the University Senate had signed a petition of SJP’s to support divestment alongside 200 individual signatures. More than 1,000 undergraduate students signed a petition against BDS, organized by Terps for Israel, J-Street UMD and Mishelanu.
BDS VOTE 11/8/17 – The student government discussed a divestment resolution to be voted on at the Nov 15 meeting. The resolution urges the university to divest from companies “profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.”
BDS EVENT 4/18/17 – SJP and the Muslim Political Alliance held the event, “The BDS Movement: A Conversation with Yousef Munayyer” which, due to complications, was held with Taher Herzallah from American Muslims for Palestine.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/13/17 – According to an article in the school newspaper, SJP began circulating a petition and tabling on Fridays to promote the petition for students to sign in order to bring a BDS resolution to campus.
CALLS FOR BDS 12/14/16 – A group called “ProtectUMD” at the University of Maryland released a list of 64 demands in order to make the campus more amenable to “Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented” students. Demand #53 calls for “the active encouragement of faculty and students to engage in discourse and learning about the Palestinians’ struggles and the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement without fear of consequences by the university administration.”
BDS EVENTS 10/20/15 – University of Maryland’s SJP hosted an event entitled “Emergency Forum on Israel’s Escalation of Repression in Palestine,” at which BDS was promoted.
BDS EVENTS 9/23/15 – University of Maryland’s SJP held a meeting intended to promote BDS.

University of Maryland Baltimore County


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/4/17 – A swastika was etched into a table on campus. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
8/25/17 – Four separate cases of swastikas occurred on campus throughout August. Three of the cases involved swastikas drawn in permanent marker in bathrooms located in the Fine Arts and Public Policy buildings. The fourth incident was a swastika etched into a classroom desk. Date in Tracker is approximated, as incidents occurred throughout the month.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/14/2017 – Antisemitic slurs and drawings were found throughout the Information Technology and Engineering Building, where multiple surfaces in the building, along with posters and fliers containing images and names of faculty members, were covered with hate-speech and symbols directed at the Jewish faith. The word most frequently used by the perpetrator was “Jew,” including in the expression ‘Jew propaganda,’ and numerous Stars of David and a reverse swastika were drawn.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
9/4/2016 – A swastika was drawn on the door of a Jewish resident assistant.


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Massachusetts

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Bentley University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
9/15/17 – The ADL reported on Twitter and in a 2017 Incidents Report that a Jewish student discovered a swastika drawn on his dorm room door. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.

Boston College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/7/16 – SJP erected 8 foot tall walls, where one falsly accused Israel of apartheid stating, “Peace, Not Apartheid” and the other said, “Free Palestine.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/21/16 – SJP held the event, “Remi Kanazi: Spoken Word Artist on BDS” in support of BDS.

Boston University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/17/17 – Antisemitic fliers were printed out on campus networked printers. According to BU police logs, the letter head on the fliers contained ‘samiz.dat’ and was bracketed by two swastikas. The fliers made reference to Jews killing Christ. There were at least 8 separate reports of the printed fliers from Jan 17 to Jan 18.
DENIGRATION 5/3/16 – Nazi recruitment posters were found on campus. One poster said, “Join your local Nazis at ironmarch.org. The Nazis are coming! The Nazis are coming! The Atomwaffen Division Massachusetts” with an image of a swastika. Another poster said, “Boston University. You have been visited by the Atomwaffen Division. Join your local Nazis” with an image of a swastika.
DENIGRATION;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/17/16 – Approximately 30 members of Boston Students for Justice in Palestine protested a Boston University Hillel and BU Students for Israel event, “Israel Indie Freedom Fest.” One protester had a sign saying “Zionism = Racism” and another accused Israel of ethnic cleansing. Protesters condoned terrorism chanting, “Resistance is justified when people are occupied.” Protesters additionally accused Hillel of Islamophobia in printed pamphlets entitled, “Is Boston University Hillel Islamophobic?” which claimed that BU Hillel backs Islamophobic beliefs. The pamphlet stated, “One of several prime examples of BU Hillel’s Islamophobic connection is vis a vis … [Committee for Accuracy on Middle East Reporting], a known Islamophobic organization … that plans events through [BU’s] campus” where the pamphlet then cited a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/24/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout Boston University’s Charles River Campus. The flyer had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ASSEMBLY/MOVEMENT 3/15/15 – According to an article in the Daily Free Press, “At BUSI’s [BU Students for Israel] Wednesday panel regarding Arabs volunteering in the Israeli army, about 20 of the 50 attending students staged a walkout to express disagreement with the presentation.” According to The Daily Free Press, a student who walked out says the reasons were, “we walked out to show disapproval of Yoav Levin’s presentation… we don’t agree with him presenting on our campus. More so, we don’t agree with him discussing the topic of Arabs in the IDF. And frankly, we are not trying to make it okay that an IDF soldier was here…”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/11/18 – SJP, Young Democratic Socialists of Boston University and Boston Democratic Socialists of America held the event, “Freedom for Palestine! BDS and Socialist Solidarity,” The description for the event stated, “Do you oppose racism and colonialism? Do you want concrete strategies to end the complicity of our universities, local and national governments with apartheid, war crimes and crimes against humanity abroad? The Palestinian people have called upon us to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel for its brutal occupation of Palestine!”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/9/17 – SJP hosted a screening of “Occupation of the American Mind.” 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.”
DEMONIZATION 4/7/17 – SJP held the event, “Pinkwashing: a conversation with Sa’ed Atshan.” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/19/17 – BU’s student newspaper published an article interview and review of an event hosted near campus by the Greater Boston branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The article quoted the organizer as saying to the newspaper, “Palestine is occupied by a settler colonial parasite, the State of Israel, unjustly and illegally.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/28/16 – SJP and UMOJA: BU’s Black Student Union held the event, “Imprisonment of a People: From the U.S. to Palestine.” According to an op-ed in the school newspaper, support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement was openly expressed. A separate article mentioned that a panelist stated, “I think it is really easy to look at the U.S. and Israel, They are authoritative and fascist states.” The event was with Oren Nimni (The United People Of Color Caucus — National Lawyers Guild), Shaun King (Senior Justice Writer for the New York Daily News and a Black Lives Matter Activist), Yamila Hussein (Clinical Teacher Educator) and Carl Williams (ACLU Staff Attorney — National Lawyers Guild). According to video footage, during the event, Yamila Hussein accused Israel being a “settler-colonial state” that “sets out to eliminate [Palestinians],” which “tests its weapons on Palestinians and the way it sells them is saying these weapons have been tested…We [Palestinians] are Israel’s ground to test their weapons.” She further defined Israel as occupied stating, “Israel is officially and legally an occupation” and additionally called for the right of return and BDS. Williams accused Israel of “stealing water” and “white supremacy” and suggested that it’s impossible to tell whether “the Israeli lobby control[s] the United States government” or it’s the other way around. Nimni accused Israel of “genocide,” and “white supremacy.” King called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
7/19/16 – SJP posted a cover photo on Facebook of a protest that occurred on BU’s campus, which included visible signs that demonized and delegitimized Israel such as “Zionism = Racism,” “AIPAC promotes Ethnic Cleansing”and “No Conversation Under Israeli Apartheid” near a larger sign of “Hey Terriers! Free Palestine.” The caption SJP included with the picture was the demonizing and delegitimizing chant, “Displacing lives since ’48, there’s nothing here to celebrate” and tagged the image with the location of Boston University.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/19/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected an “apartheid wall” on campus, which had three panels, one that condoned terrorism with a phrase used to support violent resistance of “to exist is to resist,” one panel that denied Jews self-determination by calling for the “right of return” (which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state), and one panel that demonized with, “Zionism is Racism” and called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 4/9/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Darkmatter: Pinkwashing” that demonized Israel, accusing Israel of “Pinkwashing.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/7/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Apartheid: South Africa’s History, Palestine’s Reality” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid.
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/10/15 – BU SJP held a panel discussion entitled “Zionism & Judaism: Separating Political Ideology from Religion with Norman Finkelstein, Lina Morales and Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari. The three panelists are well-known or self-described anti-Zionist Jews, making it clear that the purpose of the event was to deny that Zionism is a core Jewish value held by most Jews. During the discussion, Morales said: “When I’m talking about Zionism I’m talking about a colonial ideology.”
DEMONIZATION;
CONDONING TERRORISM
10/22/15 – 18 members of BU SJP held a “die-in” in Marsh Plaza, holding signs and Palestinian flags. During the die-in, a BUSJP member continuously chanted, “Hey Israel, what do you say? How many kids have you killed today?” In response, SJP activists one by one dropped to the ground and were symbolically wrapped with caution tape to signify death. Posters held by BUSJP members read the names and ages of specific people who have died in the ongoing clash, many of whom had perpetrated acts of terror against Israelis, as well as statements such as, “We mourn all lives lost to state terrorism,” falsely implying that Israel is commiting state terrorism.
CONDONING TERRORISM 10/20/15 – BU SJP published a statement condemning the BU Students for Israel (BUSI), and calling on others to condemn BUSI, for their use of the word “terrorism” to describe the recent spate of Palestinian attacks against Jewish Israelis.
JEWS EXAGGERATING HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
8/17/15 – BU SJP posts an antisemitic cartoon on their Facebook page which depicts an Israeli soldier pretending to be a Holocaust survivor and preparing to send a nuclear bomb “to Palestine,” while a smiling “Uncle Sam” presents a paper to a tearful “World” which reads: “Prevent Another Holocaust – Bomb Palestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – BU SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/25/15 – BU SJP kicked off a week of events entitled “Israel Apartehed Week 2015.” Organizers described the week as an opportunity to “meet and engage with other interested students, faculty, and speakers who devote their lives to try to…end the Israeli apartheid.”

Brandeis University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/25/17 – Small swastikas were found drawn on message boards outside two rooms in the same residence hall.
PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
VERBAL ASSAULT
11/12/16 – A driver threw a cup of beer at a student and shouted an antisemitic slur at him on campus.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/3/16 – A quarter-sized swastika was found on a door in the men’s bathroom of the campus library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/3/16 – A swastika was drawn on a house where several students live in the campus’ vicinity, and where an unofficial event hosted by a Jewish group was being held.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
9/10/17 – The Crown Center for Middle East Studies held the event, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: 100 Years of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.” Session 2, entitled “Debating the Future of Palestine,” contained antisemitic statements made by George Bisharat. In his talk, Bisharat called for the right of return and for a one-state solution, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, saying, “The Palestinian opposition to Zionist colonization [includes] the denial of the right to return that we call the Nakba…I’ve publically supported a one-state solution for a very long time.”
DEMONIZATION 11/3/16 – SJP held an event, “Apartheid is Not ‘Green’: Greenwashing and Palestine,” which falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and “greenwashing,” a term implying that Israel is malevolently portraying itself as being progressive on environmental issues in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION 3/8/16 – Brandeis SJP held the event “Presentation & Discussion on Pinkwashing.” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term that insinuates Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
ACCUSING JEWS OF EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/24/15 – Brandeis SJP sponsored a talk by Gideon Levy and Suhalilieh at Brandeis. In his talk, Levy falsely accused Israelis of not thinking of Palestinians as human; of exploiting the Holocaust and a victimhood mentality to commit crimes against Palestinians; and of creating a “brutal,” “totalitarian,” “colonialistic,” and “apartheid” regime. Levy promoted BDS as a way to bring international pressure on Israel, as well as a “one-state” solution, which would necessitate an elimination of the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – Brandeis SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/26/15 – MIT Professor Noam Chomsky gave a talk entitled “Activism from Vietnam to Palestine.” In his talk, Chomsky demonized Israel, calling it “vicious, brutal and criminal” and accusing it of “shocking crimes.” In the Q & A after the talk, Chomsky said that he did not believe that Israel had the right to be a Jewish state. He also dismissed as out-dated the Hamas charter calling for the murder of Jews worldwide, and he justified Hamas’ terrorism as a reasonable response to Israeli violence. The event was hosted by the Brandeis Department of Sociology, and was sponsored by the Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP) Program and Brandeis’ Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program (PAX).
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/24/15 – Brandeis SJP and JVP at Brandeis hosted a talk by Professor Sa’ed Adel Atshan entitled “On Heroes and Hope: Nonviolence and Resilience in Israel/Palestine. In his talk, Atshan promoted BDS.

Clark University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
2/12/16 – Clark University Hillel was the target of genocidal expression when an individual posted a comment on Clark University Hillel’s Facebook page that called for “death to Israel and to all Jews.” The comment was reported to University Police and Clark’s Bias Incident Response Team.
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/18/15 – Clark University hosted a school-wide Forum on Race at which a Jewish student’s anonymously submitted comment expressing that Students for Justice in Palestine’s methods make her feel targeted, were booed by nearly everyone present, while an audience member’s loud disruptive screams that Israel was a “terrorist country,” were loudly cheered.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/30/15 – A swastika was drawn on the school library’s fourth-floor wall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/5/16 – SJP held the event, “Settler Colonialism: A Discussion” which delegitimized Israel and falsely accused Israel of settler-colonialism.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/22/15 – The Clark University SJP hosted a discussion about “putting pressure on the State of Israel to cease its apartheid system. We will specifically focus on the strategy of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/15 – Clark SJP sponsored a talk by Clark senior Amira Al-Dasouqi entitled “How Occupation Affects Palestinian Women: Looking at Sexual and Gender Based Violence.” In her talk, Al-Dasouqi demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely claiming that “sexual violence is embedded in the ‘Israeli settler-colonial project'” and falsely accusing Israelis of “violating and destroying” Palestinian women’s bodies to prevent them from reproducing, of “ethnic cleansing,” of “Israeli state crimes,” and of “apartheid.” She also promoted BDS and encouraged the audience to join in the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/30/15 – Clark University SJP hosted Professor Sami Hermiz to speak about BDS and how to “put pressure on the Israeli government to end its oppressive policies.”

College of the Holy Cross


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
11/16/16 – A three-inch swastika was found drawn in the bathroom of a dormitory.

Curry College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/15/17 – The ADL reported a swastika vandalism incident at the College. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/29/16 – A swastika was discovered carved into a desk in the school’s library.

Framingham State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/2/15 – A swastika was keyed into the door of a student’s car, which was parked in a campus parking lot.

Hampshire College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT 3/20/18 – A Jewish student was harassed at about 1:45 a.m. in Greenwich Donut 1, a section of residential housing located north of the main quad. President Lash described it as “an act of blatant and deplorable anti-Semitism.” No further details were released due to an ongoing investigation.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/6/17 – A swastika was found carved into a couch on the third floor of the library.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/11/16 – SJP screened “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.

Harvard University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
5/10/18 – A swastika fashioned out of push pins was found on a bulletin board on the fifth floor of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Kresge building.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/16 – A visiting Jewish professor from the University of Texas at Austin received an antisemitic postcard that stated, “You just got your kike ass kicked. Fuck you Hymie. We’re gonna drain the swamp at Harvard Law” and signed off with “Juden raus!”, which is a Nazi-era German phrase that means “Jews out!”
DENIGRATION 4/21/16 – In an article published in The Harvard Independent, a Harvard undergraduate student quotes an anonymous PhD student accusing Jewish professors of rejecting for a position at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies a well qualified tenure-track Palestinian scholar because he had “expressed views disagreeing with Israel’s actions and one or more people on his committee were Jewish and did not agree with his views.”
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
4/14/16 – At an event co-sponsored by the Jewish Law Students Association and Harvard Hillel entitled, “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & the U.S.,” during the the Q&A section, an HLS student (later identified as a SJP member and BDS activist) played on the historical association of a “smelly/dirty Jew” and denigrated the speaker by asking Jewish, Israeli dignitary Tzipi Livni: “How is it that you are so smelly? . . . A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I was just wondering.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/9/15 – A swastika was drawn on a classroom table at Harvard Law School several days after a controversial lecture by a former senior legal counsel of the Israeli military.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
10/15/15 – About 15 members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee staged a “die-in” near the entrance to Hillel, protesting an event inside the building that featured an officer in the Israel army. Jonah C. Steinberg, the executive director of Hillel, said: “this is the first time in my five years at Harvard that I have seen an effort to interfere with the event of another organization.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL 5/1/18 – University employee Eric Clopper made antisemitic comments and stripped to the nude as part of his one-man production “Sex & Circumcision: An American Love Story,” during the public performance he gave in Sanders Theatre. According to videos of the performance, his comments included, “The Jews—I know, I’m one of them—are an unmasked genital mutilation cult. That is why we are so clannish. It is our shared delusion of superiority that we must uphold to maintain our perverted tribal identity.” He also claimed “the Jews” had “raped” him and that Judaism has a “demonstrably evil influence” on the United States. He vowed he would “expend every breath in my body” to tear “this covenant to pieces.” He stated that his perfomance marked the “official declaration of war on our f**king covenant” and promised he would recruit an “army from our generation to wage it.” He also said he will “force” Jewish individuals to “comply” with his demand they stop circumcising their children.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/26/17 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee held the event, “Omar Barghouti: BDS & the Struggle for Palestinian Rights.” During the event, Barghouti delegitimized Israel, referring to it as an “apartheid country” that is “…in part a more evolved and sophisticated and brutal form of apartheid than is South Africa,” as well as endorsed calls for BDS, including an academic boycott, stating, “all Israeli institutions, academic and cultural, are involved in Israel’s violation of human rights to varying degrees. All of them, and that’s why we target them.” He further stated that Israel “took a page out of South Africa’s apartheid regime’s propaganda,” by offering trips to Israel that “try to project an image of Israel as if it’s a liberal dynamic society, to cover up its minor problem of occupation, apartheid and settler-colonialism. So it’s really a form of white-washing, pink-washing, green-washing, all kinds of washing and one thing all this washing has in common is a lot of dirt to wash away.” He further claimed, “Jewish communities have thrived under Arab rule” and called for the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Jewish self-determination and Israel as a Jewish state. This event was supported by Harvard’s Donald T. Regan Fund and co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, and the Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/17/17 – Palestine Solidarity Committee held the event “Israeli Apartheid: The Censored UN Study” with one of the authors of the study, Professor Virginia Tilley. This talk was sponsored by Harvard’s Donald T. Regan Fund.
DEMONIZATION 4/20/16 – In an event organized by Harvard Law School Lambda, “When LGBT Rights Are used to Justify Occupation: How We Can Advocate Without Pinkwashing Oppression,” Israel was falsely accused Israel of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION 2/29/16 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee held the event “Gendered State Violence and the Case of Palestine: Why Palestine Is a Feminist Issue.” The description for the event demonized Israel, falsely accusing the state of committing “ethnic cleansing.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/16/16 – Harvard Law School (HLS) Justice for Palestine published an article in The Harvard Law Record that delegitimized Israel with the statement, “we’ve got a lot more to say about Israeli apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 11/13/17 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee erected a mock wall on campus, one of whose panels showed an airplane tailing the message “Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions.”
CALLS FOR BDS 4/12/17 – Palestine Solidarity Committee participated in the on-campus collaborative public art project #wallofresistance. One of the panels called for BDS.
BDS EVENT 4/11/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” the Palestine Solidarity Committee held the event, “Women & Resistance: Lessons for Organizing in Palestine” to discuss “supporting grassroots action in the Middle East, local and international movements (Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions).”
BDS EVENT 4/6/16 – In an event sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Justice for Palestine entitled “Building Solidarity from Baltimore to Bethlehem,” BDS was promoted.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/13/15 – Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee and Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.
BDS EVENTS 2/24/15 – Dorothy Zellner, one of the speakers at a Harvard Hillel-sponsored event entitled “Selma to Ferguson: Religious Tradition as Solidarity,” expressed support for the BDS movement.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/25/17 – A swastika drawn in chalk was found on a fifth floor hallway wall of Simmons.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 4/20/15 – Palestine@MIT tried to cancel a celebration of Israeli Independence day organized by MIT Friends of Israel and MIT Hillel, by issuing a public letter to the MIT Community demanding that the student government rescind its support for the event because it makes some students feel “unsafe.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/5/18 – Answer Coalition Boston held the event, “Put Israel on Trial, Not Ahed & Palestine!” The description for the event demonized Israel, stating, “Israel incarcerates hundreds of Palestinian children like Ahed for simply resisting colonial extermination.” The event further discussed “why a two-state solution cannot be a viable answer to the question of Palestinian Liberation. We charge Israel! Drop the charges on Ahed! Release her and all political prisoners of the settler reigme! Uphold the right to return! Free Palestine!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 11/8/15 – Palestine@MIT and the Arab Students Organization at MIT hosted a talk by Professor Noam Chomsky and Dr. Mads Gilbert. During the talk, Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and “colonialism.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS/td> 3/13/15 – Palestine@MIT signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Northeastern University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/2/17 – SJP organized a protest of a Hillel event with Israeli soldiers. The advertisement for the protest was titled “No War Criminals at NEU: Protest ‘Israeli Soldiers Tour’.” The advertisement further stated, “Israeli soldiers are coming to Northeastern on Nov. 2 as part of a speaking tour meant to distract from and whitewash Israel’s brutal treatment of Palestinians…Inviting the forces of an occupying army onto our campus community is unacceptable.” According to Hunt News, “Protesters picketed in front of Hillel, banging plastic buckets, chanting and holding signs reading ‘IDF=War Criminals,’ ‘Justice for Palestine’ and ‘No more Israeli Apartheid.’…Inside the Jewish center, Keren and Tom spoke about how they came to serve in the IDF…the yelling from the protesters echoed into the room.” A large banner read, “No Israeli Soldiers at NEU.” An event organizer told AMCHA that the planned protest reduced attendance at the event.
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/7/16 – At a Northeastern SJP event which is part of the Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour, Remi Kanazi performed a poem he wrote titled “This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings,” where he claimed the piece is a response to pro-Israel campus groups that oppose BDS, effectively saying that Jewish student concerns surrounding BDS are unfounded and based only on sensitivity. Kenazi also accused Israel of ethnic cleansing.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/19/15 – A swastika was drawn on one of the stalls inside a men’s bathroom in Speare Hall, a university residence hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/29/15 – Swastikas were found drawn on a white board in a student common area of the university’s International Village dormitory.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
3/28/15 – A mezuzah, a Jewish religious door hanging, was vandalized at an off-campus apartment building popular with Northeastern students.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 3/28/18 – SJP held the event, “How Israel “Pinkwashes” Apartheid with Sa’ed Atshan.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/2/18 – SJP launched a divestment campaign titled “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” at a kick-off event. The description for the event stated, “Following the momentum of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions movement and Massachusetts Against Hewlett-Packard, we are calling on Northeastern to Boycott HP.” According to the Huntington News, the event began with a video produced by JVP, which stated, “People have lots of ideas about what a Jewish state should look like. Some called for equality for all citizens. But what was created, in practice, was institutional discrimination.” SJP also announced it plans to submit a referendum to SGA for Northeastern to end its contract with HP.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/1/18 – Northeastern University School of Law SJP held the event, “The Rebirth of Students For Justice In Palestine At NUSL.” The event description noted the chapters’ SJP goals, which included demonizing and delegitimizing language of Israel and support for BDS, such as: “1) Situate the liberation of Palestine as part of a larger struggle against European settler colonialism in solidarity with Tasmanian Aboriginals, Native Americans, and other indigenous people whose lands are occupied, 2) host educational initiatives highlighting why Israel is as much as European settler colony as French-Algeria, Rhodesia, and Apartheid South Africa, 3) Intellectually challenge the predominant Pro-Israel propaganda at Northeastern’s campus that sanitizes Israel’s colonial violence towards Palestinians, 4) Support the liberation of Palestine through lobbying for Boycott and divestment from Israel and supporting the right of Palestinians to return to their ancestral homeland…THE RACIST COLONIAL ORIGINS OF ISRAEL!…In this kick off event, we will explore the racist colonial origins of the Israeli state through a mock trial of Arthur Balfour…we will explore how early Zionists explicitly described their mission in Palestine as a colonial venture that would serve the interests of British white supremacy.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/31/17 – SJP Northeastern organized a letter protesting the “Israeli Soldiers Tour” for organizational and individual signatories to make a statement that they “believe it is dangerous and misleading to normalize and put a friendly face on a brutally oppressive occupying military force.” The statement further demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is rooted in settler-colonialism and white supremacy.” The letter was co-signed by Northeastern SJP, Northeastern Progressive Student Alliance, Northeastern University Students Against Institutional Discrimination, University of Massachusetts SJP, Tufts SJP, Wellesley SJP, Brandeis SJP, Suffolk SJP, Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston and Palestine@MIT.
DEMONIZATION 10/19/17 – SJP held the event, “SJP General Meeting: Israel and the Pseudoscience Of Eugenics.” The description for the event stated, “Join Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine this week as we delve into a discussion about the Zionist movement, and the historically instrumental role eugenics played within it. We will address both historical Zionist participation in eugenic practices, as well as current policies held by the Israeli state that further this history.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/12/17 – SJP held the event, “Does Israel Believe Black Lives Matter?” A description for the event stated, “From the Israeli regime helping apartheid South Africa secure nuclear weapons to Israel’s active role in strengthening apartheid South Africa’s military, a convincing case will be made for why boycott and divestment from the settler-colony of Israel is long overdue.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
9/21/17 – SJP held the event, “SJP’s 2nd General Meeting!” The description for the event stated, “Come out to our 2nd General Meeting of the semester, where we’ll be introducing BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and how it relates to two companies: Sabra and Tribe. Non-apartheid related hummus will be available!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/20/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Palestine 101: A History of Colonialism and Apartheid” with Professor Eve Spangler.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/2/17 – SJP held the event, “Northeastern SJP Presents: Hummus and BDS!” The description for the event stated that SJP “will be hosting an educational and food event about our campaign to remove Tribe and Sabra hummus from local grocery stores. Both of these companies profit off of the continued humanitarian crimes committed against the Palestinian people, particularly in the bulldozing of Palestinian homes and land to make way for farm space to grow chickpeas….With this in mind, SJP has decided to try and push grocery stores around campus, like Symphony Market, to take Tribe and Sabra off their shelves.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
12/6/16 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus, which contained two antisemitic expressions, one which denied Jews self-determination by supporting Palestinians’ right of return, which would effectively eliminate the Jewish state, and the other calling for BDS.
DEMONIZATION 9/30/16 – SJP held the event, “Sa’ed Atshan: Pinkwashing.” The advertisement for the event claimed that Professor Atshan will be discussing pinkwashing, i.e malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/22/16 – In “An Open Letter to Northeastern University’s SGA From Palestinians on Campus,” Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and anti-Israel divestment was promoted.
DEMONIZATION 3/29/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” entitled “Wiping Away the Blood of Palestinians with The Rainbow Flag: Issues of Homonationalism and Pinkwashing,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DEMONIZATION 3/25/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” entitled “Greenwashing: Israel’s Environmental Colonialism and Eco-Apartheid,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” i.e. promoting its “green” environment practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – NU SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 2/12/18 – The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed and voted on a proposal to add to a school-wide referendum a BDS measure that urged NU to boycott Hewlett-Packard companies over the “central role” their technologies play “in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.” The proposal failed, with a vote of 47 against, seven in favor, and 12 abstaining.
BDS EVENT 4/4/17 – SJP held the event, “Using BDS to Combat South African Apartheid” to “learn a lot about how to best apply the practices of BDS” towards “pressur[ing] the Israeli government to end its human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.”
BDS EVENT 2/2/17 – SJP held a BDS event with Mass Against HP, entitled “Teach In- Why are we Boycotting HP?”
BDS EVENT 4/5/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” featuring Remi Kanazi that, according to the event announcement, included the promotion of BDS.
BDS EVENT 4/1/16 – SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” entitled “Ask Me About Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions,” which promoted BDS.
BDS VOTES 3/17/15 – The Northeastern student government debated and voted against an anti-Israel divestment resolution, 25-9-14.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/6/15 – Letter by former NEU Hillel Director in support of SJP and their anti-Israel divestment campaign was published.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/25/15 – NEU SJP launched a petition demanding that the Student Government Association’s ban on an anti-Israel divestment resolution be reversed.
CALLS FOR BDS 1/9/15 – NEU SJP promoted a petition to the New York City Council demanding that its members not go on a trip to Israel, in solidarity with Palestinian Civil Society’s call to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel.

Smith College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/28/18 – Smith SJP held a “Return the Birthright Day of Action.” Students held signs on the Chapin Lawn on campus explaining why they want to “return the birthright.” One sign said, “I will Return the Birthright because I refuse to tie my fate as a diaspora Jew to a settler-colonial project!” Another sign read, “I Return the Birthright because Settler-Colonialism is Bad.” The advertisement for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel stating, “We refuse to be complicit in a propaganda trip that whitewashes the systemic racism, and the daily violence faced by Palestinians living under endless occupation. Our Judaism is grounded in values of solidarity and liberation, not occupation and apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/18/18 – SJP posted pictures of Ahed Tamimi and fliers accompanying the images on campus. The fliers expressed support for BDS and referenced readers to “Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
12/14/17 – SJP released a statement on Jerusalem entitled “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine,” which demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Jerusalem…has retained its indigenous majority and has been the site of apartheid discrimination and creeping Zionist colonialism ever since it was first militarily occupied…the Israeli government has ethnically cleansed thousands of Palestinian Jerusalemites…Smith Students for Justice in Palestine condemns this decision (for the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel)…it is a recognition and legitimization of war crimes and illegal occupation. It is a recognition and normalization of systematic oppression and institutionalized apartheid against the Palestinians.” The statement was distributed to the community at a tabling event the same day. A large banner behind the table read, “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/3/17 – SJP held an “Israeli Apartheid Week” on campus complete with the erection of a mock “apartheid wall.” The advertisement for “Israeli Apartheid Week” stated, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events meant to shed a light on the settler colonial project and apartheid policies of Israel and build the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.” These events and the wall were co-sponsored by Organizing for Undocumented Students’ Rights, Middle Eastern and North African Smith Alliance, and Smith Students for Food Justice.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/8/17 – SJP spoke at a rally on campus, stating that SJP stands for “an end to apartheid” and is against the “apartheid wall,” falsely implying Israel engages in apartheid, and falsely accusing Israel of “settler-colonialism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/18/16 – SJP posted a Facebook post advertising intent to protest a Smith Israel Alliance event that contained antisemitic expressions such as falsely accusing Israel of apartheid and ethnic cleansing,” colonialism, ethnic supremacism, and territorial expansionism” as well as “Zionism’s other victims,” and also called StandWithUs’ Israel Soldiers Tour a “whitewashing movement.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/5/17 – SJP held the event, “Cultivating Resistance: Food Justice In Palestine (A Teach In).” The description for the event stated, “As part of Israeli Apartheid Week, Smith Students for Food Justice and Smith Students for Justice in Palestine are teaming up for a teach-in about land and water access, olive trees, and agricultural boycotts.”

Suffolk University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/30/17 – SJP held the event, “Human Rights in Palestine: A Talk with Ajamu Barak,” who ran with Jill Stein as the 2016 Vice-Presidential candidate for the Green Party. During the event, Baraka delegitimized Israel, claiming, “for many of us in the black liberation movement…[w]e took a position from the very beginning that what we had in Israel Palestine was in fact a colonial situation. We had a situation where we had a settler colony established.” He further delegitimized Israel, stating, “We have this notion of…the Israelis as innocent settler nation with a right to exist, and in fact…Palestine cannot be seen as an isolated situation. It has to be seen as one expression…of the continuation of this pan-European colonial capitalist project…A project that is now being recognized…as the primary enemy of collective humanity.” He additionally demonized Israelis, stating,”We are organizing…a counter protest against some Zionist groups on our campus [who] are bringing former or current IDF soldiers to speak…We are trying to organize large amounts of people to show support against…the importation of colonizers and human rights abusers on our campuses.” He demonized Israel further, stating, “any mortal rational person would end up being opposed to the Israeli state, opposed to Israeli domination.” Finally, he expressed support for BDS, saying, “One of the most marvelous tools that have been produced over the last decade or so related to the struggle for Palestinian rights is the BDS movement.” An audience member further delegitimized Israel by accusing it of “pinkwashing,” a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/13/15 – Suffolk University SJP signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Tufts University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
8/27/17 – A widely shared student activist-created handbook entitled “Tufts University Disorientation Guide” described Hillel as “an organization that supports a white supremacist state” which “exploit[s] black voices for their own pro-Israel agenda.” The handbook was posted by students on two official Class Facebook pages. In defense of publishing the guide, one co-author stated, “Israel is certainly implicated in systems of white supremacy. The fact that many white Jewish people feel favorably toward the Jewish state and the occupation of Palestine comes from a desire to preserve whiteness in the way it is unfolding in Israel and Palestine.”
DISCRIMINATION;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/9/17 – A divestment resolution was discussed and voted on the night before the Jewish holiday of Passover. The resolution passed, 17-6-8. The resolution falsely accused Israel of being “an apartheid regime,” endorsed the full BDS movement call including the right of return which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, as well as cited four specific corporations that do business with Israel for divestment including Elbit Systems, G4S, Northrop Grumman and Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Prior to the vote, about 50 people associated with the Jewish community on campus had asked their Senators to postpone the vote, expressing to their senators that “they want the opportunity to have a voice on this issue.”
DENIGRATION 3/4/16 – A Tufts SJP facebook post targeted the student organization, Students Supporting Israel, by stating, “Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is literally a hate group.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/28/15 – Members of Tufts SJP disrupted “Taste of Israel,” an annual event hosted by Friends of Israel to introduce students to Israel culture and food. SJP members distributed flyers and held signs that had language delegitimizing Israel, including: “Taste of Israeli Occupation, “Don’t dip into Israel apartheid.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/28/15 – A swastika was painted on a vehicle at the rear of a Tufts fraternity house.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
3/2/18 – A letter that was circulated by SJP for students to sign (initially drafted by Associate Professor of Anthropology Amahl Bishara) was delivered via email to President Monaco from Professor Bishara. Thirty nine faculty and staff members, 111 students, 47 alumni and four community members signed the letter, which condemned the decision of Tufts University to send Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire on a nine-day trip to Israel for a National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) training. The letter stated, “Adoption of Israeli approaches to security would endanger our students, staff, and faculty…it is not the time for Tufts Police to be taught by institutions like these that routinely disregard civil and human rights. Furthermore, these joint trainings lend ideological and financial support for Israel’s repression of Palestinians.” The University responded by stating “The seminar was a valuable source of information that will enhance the university’s readiness to address emergency situations.”
DEMONIZATION 2/18/18 – SJP disributed a letter for students to sign directed at President Anthony Monaco, Provost David Harris, Dean James Glaser, and Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire that condemned the decision of Tufts University to send Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire on a nine-day trip to Israel for a National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) training. The letter stated, “Adoption of Israeli approaches to security would endanger our students, staff, and faculty…it is not the time for Tufts Police to be taught by institutions like these that routinely disregard civil and human rights. Furthermore, these joint trainings lend ideological and financial support for Israel’s repression of Palestinians.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
12/11/17 – The same student who wrote an op-ed in November wrote another op-ed in the Tufts Daily. This op-ed delegitimized and demonized Israel, stating, “Israel is a European colonial settlement established by the British government and now sustained by imperialism and neo-colonial powers… The supporters of the Zionist movement around the world have no legal or historic right to immigrate, confiscate and claim lands that belong to the only indigenous people of Palestine…The concept of community settlement is just one example of the same kind of segregation and apartheid that existed in South Africa…In occupied Palestine, even water is used as a tool of domination…Fletcher students know now better than any time in the past, from an Israel supporter, that claims of impartiality and balance in these programs are state of denial or hallucination and that the government of Israel is deliberately targeting them for the service of its well-documented agenda of occupation and domination.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/15/17 – A student wrote an article in the school paper protesting the “Fletcher Spring Break Israel Trek” that denied Jews self-determination and demonized Israel, stating, “These kinds of programs give a dominant Israeli narrative of Israeli-Palestinian relations. The assumption here is that Israel must remain a Jewish state, that the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland is unmanageable, that Israel is the only prosperous, multicultural democracy in the Middle East and that its continuous occupation of Palestine is necessitated by security concerns… I urge you to think critically about such initiatives and the motives behind them so that the name of our school and its students don’t serve the purpose of occupation and supremacy.”
DEMONIZATION 11/4/16 – As part of a Palestine Advocacy Project campaign, large stickers appeared on campus that pulled quotes from Jews and Israeli leaders out of context in order to demonize Jews, Israeli leaders and Israel. One sticker contained an image and name of Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan next to the text “Palestinians ‘are beasts, they are not human.'” Another sticker is an image of Prime Minister Netanyahu next to the text, “beat them up not once, but repeatedly, beat them up so it hurts so badly, until it’s unbearable. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on how to deal with Palestinians.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/23/16 – Tufts SJP published a statement in the student newspaper that delegitimized Israel stating, “The only thing that will stop our work is the end of Israeli apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/26/16 – An op-ed in the school newspaper demonized and delegitimized the Jewish state and called for BDS stating, “Someday, Israeli apartheid will fall, just like the racist legal regimes in South Africa and the southern United States. When that happens…Jewish Israeli artists and scholars will be able to offer their talents and insights without their speaking engagements being deployed as weapons in the war for Israel’s legitimacy. Until then, we boycott.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/21/16 – In a zine entitled “Whose Birthright” produced by Tufts JVP, Israel is falsely accused of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid,” and “settler colonialism.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/2/16 – An article in the school newspaper called for the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country.
DEMONIZATION 3/10/16 – Tuft’s SJP hosted an event as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” titled “Greenwashing Displacement in Israel and the West Bank: Water Rights and the JNF,” in which Israel was falsely accused of “greenwashing,” i.e. promoting its “green” environment practices to hide the injustices it perpetrates against the Palestinians.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
3/10/16 – SJP held a demonstration on campus as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” where a publication called “Zintifada” was also distributed. This publication condoned terrorism, stating that ‘violence is acted upon by the powerless by the powerful. Let us not only recognize the right of the oppressed to defy, but let us also stand as allies in their struggle.” The publication also accused Israel of carrying out “ongoing ethnic cleansing.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
8/18/15 – Two Tufts University student groups, Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts and Tufts Pan-African Alliance, were among the signatories to the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine, a statement which included language which demonizes and delegitimizes Israel, supports BDS, condones terrorism, and denies Jews the right to self-determination: The statement falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “brutality,” a “one-sided slaughter,” “injustice and cruelty,” “racism,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid”; the statement also endorsed the BDS movement, claims that terrorism is legitimate “resistance” to acts of “anti-Palestinian violence,” and called for the return of “7 million” Palestian refuguees to “their homeland in present-day Israel,” which is effectively a call for the elimination of the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/5/15 – Tufts SJP hosted a panel entitled “Faculty Perspectives on Gaza and Jerusalem.” Two Tufts professors spoke, one of them, Thomos Abowd, using language that deligitimized and demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “apartheid,” “colonialism” and “racism.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 4/10/18 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week” events, SJP held the event “Mass Against HP @Tufts” in order for participants “to hear from local activists working on the Mass Against HP campaign right here in Massachusetts to push the state to divest from Hewlitt Packard…Find out what’s going on, some local history of the boycott movement, and how YOU can get involved!”
CALLS FOR BDS 4/14/17 – Tufts JVP members published and promoted an article defending the recent BDS vote that occurred right before the Jewish holiday of Passover, which meant that many Jews couldn’t attend the vote.
BDS EVENT 3/1/16 – Tufts SJP held the event, “Refusing to be Complicit: The Question of Palestine and Non-Violent Resistance with Prof Nada Elia.” The description page of the event stated that Prof Elia will discuss criticisms of BDS as well as, “connections between Palestine, settler colonialism, gendered violence, and non-violent resistance (BDS!)”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/2/16 – Tufts SJP held a GIM meeting where the advertisement for the event included support for BDS.
BDS EVENTS 3/3/15 – Tufts SJP host a talk entitled “History, Tactics and Future of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/3/15 – Tufts University SJP signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

University of Massachusetts Amherst


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION 2/21/18 – During student government elections, a senior STPEC major sent out an email to approximately 100 recipients in the Social Thought and Political Economy Program (STPEC) that denigrated a Jewish student running in the election, claiming that she was “literally a fellow with the racist, islamophobic hate group, StandWithUs…this is a no brainer, my friends [to not vote for her ticket].” The email followed a tweet by an unidentified private twitter account concerning the elections, reading, “mmmm i hate sga elections bc i dont care as much as it seems but like it’d be nice if a zionist and frat bros didnt rep students formally, u kno?”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at at least 26 locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/18/16 – Three swastikas were reported in one month on campus. One was found February 18, 2016 scratched into a metal bathroom door at Hasbrouck Laboratory near room 219. A swastika made out of snow left on the roof of a car parked in the Orchard Hill dorm area the week before. On Feb. 2, a swastika was reported etched into a bathroom stall in the Integrative Learning Center.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/2/16 – A swastika was found etched into the side of a men’s bathroom stall on the fourth floor of the Integrated Learning Center, which is mutually shared by the journalism, linguistics and film studies departments.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 3/27/18 – UMass Students for Justice in Palestine, Western MA Jewish Voice for Peace, Out Now in Springfield, the Department of Health Promotion and Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass and Brattleboro Solidarity held the event, “Resisting Occupation ~ Palestine, Honduras, Springfield, MA.” According to an article covering the event, one panelist, Zeiad Abbas, called for the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/29/17 – Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Western MA, Media Education Foundation, and multiple University departments including Communications, Philosophy, History, African-American Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies co-hosted the event, “The Exploitation of Anti-Semitism” with three professors: Joseph Levine and Sut Jhally of UMass Amherst, and Vijay Prashad of Trinity College. During the event, Levine denied Jewish self-determination and delegitimized Israel by explicitly arguing against the self-determination of Jews, stating, “self-determination…[is] based on…premises, one is that Jews constitute a nationality… [second that] Palestine is the historical homeland of the people that now call themselves Jews…[both are]…false. I think the claim that this is a homeland from two thousand years [that] I can trace my ancestry back and that gives me a claim to a land that other people have been living in for hundreds and hundreds of years is a nonsensical claim. There is no other case in history that I know of or anything like that has ever been considered legitimate… this idea of Jewish sovereignty in a land that is not all Jews and certainly when they first came there it was 90 percent Palestinian Arabs…is… a complete contradiction.” Jhally spoke positively about BDS. In the Q & A portion of the talk, Prashad demonized Israel, claiming, “Gaza…is a prison camp which is encircled by guards who claim not to be guards but claimed to be protecting themselves.” Jhally commented on the relationship between “right-wing Zionists organizations and right-wing supremacists [who] share a vision of an ethnocentric state… they love Richard Spencer because he has a vision of an ethno-racial state that they share [a] vision they have [of] organizing the world around ethnicities and around racism.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/15/17 – SJP painted a mural on campus that said, “End Settler Colonialism, Resist White Expansion, Stand with Indigenous People, UMass SJP,” with an image of the Palestinian flag and a fist raised.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/9/17 – UMass Amherst SJP, Smith College SJP, Jewish Voice for Peace Western Mass and Interlink Publishing co-hosted the event, “100 Years After Balfour: The Legacy for Palestine/Israel” with Phyllis Bennis. The description for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “In 1917, Arthur Balfour penned an open letter to Lord Rothschild that forever changed the course of history in Palestine…In it, Balfour pledged the support of the British metropole to the Zionist settler-colonial project, providing sponsorship for the colonial domination and ethnic cleansing that continues on a century later.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/3/17 – SJP wrote an op-ed in the student paper defending its sponsorship of a Thomas Suarez talk. The op-ed stated, “Zionism, in the words of Suárez, ‘is to assert implicit ownership over all Jewry,’ and thus he concludes by saying that Zionism is not Jewish self-determination, rather it is the theft of Jewish self-identity for the benefit of a settler state.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/18/17 – An event with Thomas Suarez to review his book, “State of Terror: How terrorism created modern Israel,” was held on campus. The event was co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, Interlink Publishing, Media Education Foundation and Students for Justice in Palestine. A video of the event shows Suarez stating, “The racialized nature of this settler movement has been the cause of a century of misery, displacement and death and it is arguably the epicenter of the destabilization of the Middle East as a whole” as well as that “the conflict is remarkably simple. An ethnic nationalist movement seeks to establish a settler state on other people’s land, the people resist, that’s the conflict…[its] a never ending theft of land and never ending ethnic cleansing, repression, siege…racism, and these punctuated by major terror attacks, Protective Edge, Cast Lead…to cite just a few. Most of the victims of these attacks were already refugees – victims of the settler movement’s ethnic cleansing.” Suarez further accused the Jewish Agency of “poison[ing] the water supply…in order to expedite the ethnic cleansing of this [Palestinian] city.” Finally, Suarez claimed there was, “apartheid in Israel” and called for an “unqualified right of return…[because] you can’t ethnically cleanse people and then claim equality does not apply.” According to Amherst Wire, the event announcement was “included in a campus-wide email sent by the newly appointed Associate Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Enobong Hannah Branch two weeks ago.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/19/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall,” consisting of decorated sheet panels. One of the panels said in large letters, “What is BDS,” and included explanatory text endorsing BDS. The promotional text said students could come “learn about Israeli apartheid!”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/28/17 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Deconstructing the David Project” because, as explained in the advertisement for the event that delegitimized Israel, “UMass SJP opposes such trips, as they normalize and whitewash the apartheid reality of life for Palestinians.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
4/15/16 – The Graduate Employee Organization – United Automobile Workers discussed and passed a divestment resolution with a vote of 156 – 8. According to an article, they also voted down a resolution condemning antisemitism and antisemitic forms of anti-Zionism, as well as, “voted not to vote on a measure calling for the recognition of the Jewish right to self-determination insofar as any people have a right to self-determination and for Israel’s right to exist insofar as any state or nation has a right to exist.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/11/16 – “In an article in the school newspaper regarding the “Right to Education” tour, the author delegitimized Israel stating that 30 people came to hear about the effect on education under “Israeli colonialism,” and the VP of SJP stated that the purpose of the event was to, “get the word out about what’s happening in Palestine so that next year we can run a campaign for BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/5/16 – The Media Education Foundation sponsored a screening of the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States” which was promoted by both the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Communication. 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.” The screening was followed by a Q&A with Sut Jhally of the Department of Communication.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
4/5/16 – SJP sponsored a screening of the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States” which was promoted by both the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Communication. 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.” The screening was followed by a Q&A with Sut Jhally of the Department of Communication.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/11/16 – “An event sponsored by UMass Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of Social Thought and Political Economy Program, American Studies Program, Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, and Students for Justice in Palestine titled, “Israel, Palestine, and the Global War Against the People” with Jeff Halper was held. In his talk, Halper utilized historical antisemitic tropes of Jewish control, power and evil throughout his talk. He referred to “Jewish money” and Jews, “playing on the whole Jewish Victim thing.” He further demonized Israel claiming the country’s export specialty is in “weapons of repression” and that the, “Israelization process is happening in the police force. This Israelization is tested on Palestinian guinea pigs” that, “Europe has better be concerned they are not nuked by Israel” and that, “War against the Palestinians is Israel’s external laboratory…Amherst students need to realize they are being Palestinianized (Essentially alluding to Israel’s control reaching into Amherst)” Harper additionally called for BDS. “
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/3/16 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” UMass SJP hosted the event, “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!” to screen the film with the same title. The film delegitimized Israel with speakers that falsely accused Israel of apartheid and colonialism. One speaker also accused Israel of being founded on the “genocide of the Palestinian people.” The film further promoted BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/3/16 – An advertisement for “Israeli Apartheid Week” falsely accused Israel of apartheid and supported BDS against Israel, stating that the purpose of the week’s events were ” to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards Palestinians and to build support for the growing nonviolent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/27/16 – Umass Professor Aline Gubrium publicly requested ‘Boycott Israeli Aparteid” stickers to distribute on Sabra products.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/27/15 – The University Union hosted a debate entitled “Opposing Views on Israel and Palestine,” which was sponsored by UMass SJP and Student Alliance for Israel. Two panelist members, Prof. Joseph Levine and Yousef Munayyer, engaged in antisemitic rhetoric. Professor Levine denied Jews self-determination, claiming “there is no right” to the “right of the Jewish people to settle in Palestine and set up a Jewish state,” “no legitimate right underpins the Zionist claim to a Jewish state in Palestine,” and that the Zionist enterprise…is not the right of self-determination of an oppressed people but European colonialism.” Yousef Munayyer denied Jews self-determination, stating that the “only way to peace is through dismantlement of exclusivist policies of the state of Israel,” and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of being an “apartheid system.” He further called for BDS, saying “BDS is necessary.”
HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/16/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk sponsored by UMASS SJP that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. Large signs at the front of the room falsely accused Israel of apartheid and promoted BDS. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. The talk was funded by the UMass Amherst Departments of English, History, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies, Amhers College Department of Anthropology and Sociology, the Native American Studies Certificate Program, the American Studies Program, Afro-American Studies, The Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program, The Western Massachusetts Coalition for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace and American Friends Service Committee.
DEMONIZATION 3/30/15 – Angela Davis gave a talk entitled “Sustaining Social Justice Movements and Intersectional Struggles,” sponsored by several UMass departments, administrative offices, and the student government. In her talk, Davis accused Israel of racism and antisemitism.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 4/27/16 – A group of professors wrote a letter in the school paper, The Daily Collegian, expressing support for the Graduate Employee Union’s adoption of a resolution to join BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 11/24/15 – In an op-ed in the student paper, SJP announced that it was campaigning to have Sabra products removed from campus retail stores.
BDS EVENTS 3/24/15 – UMass SJP hosted a talk by Yousef Munayyer entitled “The BDS Imperative: Why Imposing Costs on Israel is Necessary.” Munayyer argued that calling for BDS is important.

University of Massachusetts Boston


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/29/2016 – UMass Boston SJP held the event “UMB SJP Presents Iyad Burnat” to discuss “nonviolent resistance and the fight for human rights in Palestine.” During the event, Burnat said that Israel’s establishment in 1948 was “the Palestinian Holocaust,” that he and all Palestinians “believe that the American media is controlled by the Zionist media,” that Israel was “worse than apartheid in South Africa,” and he called for BDS.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – UMass Boston SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 5/16/16 – In a statement from the Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine organization at the University of Massachusetts Boston (FSJP-UMB) organized by UMB American Studies professor Jeffrey Melnick, FSJP-UMB joined their University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty colleagues and expressed support and congratulations to the UMass Amherst Graduate Employee Organization (GEO/UAW Local 2322) for its adoption of a resolution to join the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel.

Wellesley College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/27/17 – Students from Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Justice for Palestine (JFP) and the Wellesley Arab Women Association (WAWA) held a silent demonstration of an event hosted by the Political Science Majors Council with speaker Miri Eisin, a former spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). One sign demonized the speaker, stating, “How many Palestinian Women had to die for you to be heard?” and “Chemical Weapon =War Crime. Womanhood does not excuse you.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – Wellesley SJP was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
4/8/15 – Wellesley SJP launched a poster campaign featuring quotes of well-known political figures. These included a 1964 quote from Malcolm X denying the right of Jews to self-determination: “The Zionist argument to justify Israel’s present occupation of Arab Palestine [i.e. present-day Israel] has no intelligent or legal basis in history…not even in their own religion; a quote from Javier Berdem which demonizes Israel by falsely accusing it of waging a war of “extermination” and “barbarism”; quotes from Angela Davis and Roger Waters falsely accusing Israel of apartheid ; and a quote from Stephen Hawking promoting BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/15 – Wellesley SJP issued a statement which falsely accused Israel of apartheid and promoted BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/15 – SJP held the event, “Link for Palestine” as the culmination of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The advertisement for the event falsely accused Israel of apartheid and called for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/9/15 – Wellesley SJP hosted a screening of “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel by falsely accusing it of being an apartheid state.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/9/17 – Wellesley JVP held the event, “Palestine 101” to “talk about…the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), solutions to the conflict, and more.”
CALL FOR BDS 3/21/15 – Wellesley SJP launched a a website which includes a webpage devoted to promoting BDS.
CALL FOR BDS 3/13/15 – Wellesley SJP signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Westfield State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
11/20/17 – Antisemitic symbols and racist slurs were discovered in Scanlon Hall on several occasions in November. Date of incident is approximated from article.
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
10/15/17 – According to the Recorder, “anti-Semitic symbols, homophobic and racial slurs, obscene drawings and sexist profanity [were] found in the Davis Hall dormitory in October.” Date of incident is approximated from article.

Williams College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/7/17 – Two students vandalized a dorm room by painting a swastika and “I like beer.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ MOVEMENT/ ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/2/17 – An Israeli Independence Day kosher barbecue sponsored by Ephs for Israel was disrupted by anti-Zionist students who dropped a series of banners around the event, one of which said “End Israeli Apartheid” and passed out information sheets.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/24/18 – The Coalition for Immigrant Advancement (CISA), the International Club (IC), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Vista collaborated to put up a mock separation wall on Paresky lawn. One of the panels said, “Israel is an apartheid state.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/11/18 – An article in the school paper accused Israel of “massacre,” supported the “right of return,” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state, and accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “settler-colonialism.” The authors stated, “As we mourn for Gaza, we also reject Zionism. We honor the homes that Jews have made in the diaspora and do not believe that an ethno-nationalist state will lead to freedom for Jewish people.” The authors ended by urging the Williams community “to break the silence around Israeli apartheid.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/4/16 – SJP held the event, “Palestine, the Global South, and Reacting to the Neoliberal Present with Vijay Prashad.” In his talk, Prashad condoned terrorism against Jews claiming that recent stabbings in Israel are a result of Palestinian frustration and that, “there is no real harm from the Palestinian with a kitchen knife.” He reiterated his support for the right of return of Palestinian refugees (which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state), hence denying Jews self-determination. He made numerous statements calling for BDS.

Worcester State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/11/16 – Jeff Halper was invited to speak on campus to talk about his recent book, “War Against the People”. He was introduced by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs AND the (Interim) Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Consistent with his past presentations, Halper presented Israel as a demonic power exporting weapons as a “war against the people” to suppress the poor and oppressed across the world and accused Israel of intentionally keeping Palestinians in a “lab” of “4 million people” as a use for Israelis to test their weapons before they are exported. He further demonized Israel claiming, “‘Israel demolishes homes – not for security reasons – for reasons of control – taking the land and displacing the people”. He delegitimized Israel stating, “We have one country that is an apartheid state. Israelis take civil rights for themselves and denies them to the Palestinian population”. He further condoned terrorism by suggesting that Hamas is not a terrorist organization as well as replying to a question about violence directed at Israelis by saying the “people of Gaza have no water to drink. What do you want them to do – just sit there? You would throw rockets after 10 minutes.” He further claimed the ultimate solution was to replace Israel with a one-state for all, which in practice, would result in the elimination of the Jewish state. Finally, the speaker intimated that anti-Semitism is occurring because the organized Jewish community does not condemn Israel, essentially blaming Jews for antisemitism.


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Albion College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/30/17 – Sigma Nu members found antisemitic and sexist graffiti, that included a swastika and an obscene drawing, on a stairwell ceiling of their house on Porter Street.

Calvin College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/15 – A swastika and the words “white power” were scrawled in the snow on a car windshield.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/26/16 – Calvin College sponsored the talk, “A Tough Calling: The Joys and Struggles of Pastoring in Palestine – Mitri Raheb.” During his talk, Raheb claimed that Israel is planning to destroy the Palestinian society in Bethlehem through social unrest, crime, and drugs, stating, “it’s something that actually the Israeli government is planning,” and expressed support for BDS.

Central Michigan University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/8/17 – A Valentines Day card with antisemitic messages was passed out to students during and following a College Republican Meeting. A former student printed out a meme from online, and put them into Valentine bags of candies and messages that were distributed to members. One member later gave his bag away to other students, who discovered the message. The card had an image of Adolf Hitler and read, “my love for u burns like 6,000 jews [sic]”

Eastern Michigan University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 4/3/18 – SJP held the event, “Pinkwashing: No Pride in Apartheid.” Attendees were able to receive LBC credit for attending as the event was a collaboration between EMU’s SJP & QUEST. The event’s purpose was for “Tariq Luthun [to present] on Pinkwashing and other forms of Israeli propaganda.” Pinkwashing is a demonizing term implying that Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/15/18 – SJP and the Latinx Student Association – LSA Eastern Michigan University held the event, “IAW: A World Without Walls Panel,” which was “LBC3 credit approved.” During the event, the individual introducing the event claimed Zionism is a “European colonial project” and that Palestinians are living under “apartheid.” One panelist called for the “right of return” which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. Another panelist falsely claimed, “a lot of [Palestinian] children get abducted by settlers and their bodies burned and they’re mutilated.” The same panelist later claimed, “A lot of Zionists are brainwashed. Like, literally brainwashed…[with] pre-taught hate” to which the introducer claimed, “there’s an actual propoganda manual.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 11/6/17 – SJP held the event, “Palestine: Why the Caged Dove Sings Movie Screening.” The description for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Sabry Wazwaz is a Palestinian film maker and activist who created the film ‘Palestine: Why the Caged Dove Sings?’ to educate the public on the brutal military occupation of Palestine. Back in 2014, Wazwaz went to Palestine to interview those affected by Israel’s militant government and to document the reality of Israel’s apartheid and racist government.” The event was LBC Approved (Learning Beyond the Classroom) for L3A credit. A second promotion for the event stated, “Need LBC credit? Hate ethnic cleansing?”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/26/17 – SJP tabled on campus. A sign near the table delegitimized Israel with the words: “End apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/24/17 – A letter to the editor published in the student newspaper written by SJP delegitimized Israel, stating, “The language used in pro-Palestinian discourse is anti-colonial and anti-imperialist in nature – the ‘Israeli-Palestine’ conflict, is not a conflict, but rather apartheid. We call it how it is – it’s a black and white issue that does not have room for normalization…[The] U.N definition of apartheid includes murder, displacement, torture, and persecution on ethnic or racial grounds, all of which Palestinians experience in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israeli Occupied Palestine…While colonialist narratives claim that this is a security measure, which implies that all Palestinians are inherently violent and a security threat to Israel (an ahistorical and orientalist claim) the Apartheid Wall serves no purpose other than to stratify Palestinian people and land – it does not act as a security measure. Israel, a settler-colonial entity, has established its existence through the subjugation of the indigenous Palestinian population and the Wall serves as a reminder of that.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/19/17 – SJP participated in a diversity event co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity and Community Involvement titled, “We are not a costume.” SJP brought a sign to the event that stated, “End Apartheid.” Their explanation for participation in the event stated, “Our culture is NOT a costume. Our keffiyehs represent resistance and freedom fighters NOT terrorism. We will not tolerate the mockery or erasure of our cultures.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 9/19/17 – SJP members chanted the delegitimizing chant of “hey hey, ho ho, the apartheid has got to go” in front of a mural they painted on campus containing “the names of children who died by the hands of the Israel Defense Forces.” An additional mural had “End Apartheid” on it. Earlier in the day, SJP members tabled, and a sign near the table said “End Apartheid.”

Grand Valley State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
(Reported) 4/20/16 – Six antisemitic related incidents have been reported on campus since Dec. 5, 2015. Two of these instances involved swastikas being drawn on walls or doors of residence halls. Two other incidents involved swastikas and additional messages, including “I am a Nazi” and “Hitler did nothing wrong.” An additional incident involved a faculty member making antisemitic gestures in a classroom, and the final report involved a Star of David with an “X” scratched into it on the window of a bus.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/14/16 – An open letter in the school newspaper delegitimized Israel throughout and also claimed that the “core of this unequal conflict is that Israel has never allowed Palestinian refugees to return to their homes” The practical implications of the right of return is the destruction of Israel and the denial of the self determination of Jews. After arguing that Israel is a colonial enterprise from the beginning, the letter called for an “end to…colonial rule.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/28/15 – An event entitled “In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine” was co-sponsored by the GVSU departments of English, History, Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies and featured BDS activist and journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman. Students in at least one English class were required to attend the lecture. One student in the class reported that Barrows-Friedman falsely accused Israel of “brutality” and “ethnic cleansing,” “unabashed racism,” “genocide,” “settler colonialism” and “apartheid.” The speaker also vigorously promoted BDS.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 2/4/16 – Student Senator Jewel Haji announced before the Student Senate that she was asking the University to replace Sabra Hummus with a different brand because “some of the company owners are supporting Israeli militant groups that are violating human rights and are hurting a lot of people.”

Marygrove College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
10/28/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by JVP-Detroit and Marygrove College’s Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement.

Michigan State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/5/18 – Supporters of white nationalist speaker Richard Spencer gave a Nazi salute aimed at counter protesters of Spencer’s event.
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/16/17 – SJP protested outside the MSU Hillel, Jewish Student Union and Associated Students of Michigan State University cultural event, “IsraelFest.” In organizing for the protest, SJP’s promotional material stated, “Israelfest is an annual event put on by MSU Hillel, an organization that does not believe in general human rights for Palestinians.” SJP’s Vice President demonized Israel further in the student paper, stating, “In reality they [Jews] came to a civilization and burned down hundreds of villages, exiled two million Palestinians and killed thousands of people in order for their desert to bloom.” At the protest, the protesters chanted a demonizing chant of, “Netanyahu what do you say, how many kids have you killed today” and handed out fliers claiming that “the Israeli Defense Force killed many Palestinian children and used poison gas.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
11/16/16 – SJP members protested an MSU Hillel event, “Israel Fest: Blooming the Desert.” Protesters demonized an Israeli leader shouting, “Netanyahu what do you say, how many kids have you killed today.” According to an article in the school newspaper, protesters additionally handed out demonizing flyers that “claimed the Israeli Defense Force killed many Palestinian children and used poison gas.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/17/17 – SJP screened the film “Roadmap to Apartheid,” a film which delegitimizes Israel with false comparisons to South African apartheid.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 11/7/17 – SJP held the BDS event, “Occupation and BDS 101.”

Michigan Technological University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
9/15/15 – The Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsored a talk by Miko Peled, in which he called Israel an apartheid state and advocated for BDS.

Oakland University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/25/16 – An article in a school paper that promoted an SJP event, “OU SJP Palestine 101 Panel/Teach-In,” demonized Israel with false accusations of “ethnic cleansing.”

University of Michigan Ann Arbor


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH;
DEMONIZATION
4/11/18 – During the Q & A portion of a lecture event with Nadav Tamir of the Peres Center for Peace, audience members were asked to write down questions. A SAFE member stood up to interrupt the proceedings, saying to Tamir, “you want me to write down my thoughts on a notecard about that? You are a terrorist. You’ve been calling people terrorists all day and you yourself work for a terrorist organization.” She walked out as Tamir tried to answer her. Prior to the outburst, SAFE members held signs and protested the event. Three members held a die-in inside the lecture while it was happening. The event was sponsored by The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Peres Center for Peace, WolvPAC and Michigan Hillel.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/15/17 – A swastika was found drawn on a bathroom stall in the second-floor men’s bathroom in the Modern Language Building around 3 in the afternoon. A divestment vote was held the evening before until 3 am.
DISCRIMINATION;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
11/14/17 – A video from the same night as the divestment vote showed pro-Palestinian students discriminating against a Jewish student by denying the Jewish student the right to participate in a discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to the Washington Free Beacon, which obtained the video, “A Palestinian female student is seen cutting off the discussion on Palestinian politics she was leading in a public hallway, when she noticed that a male student wearing a traditional Jewish skullcap and ritual tassels known as tzitzit had started to listen. ‘You are not welcome into this conversation,’ she told him, prompting praise from other students on ‘the strength’ it takes to ‘say that to someone’s face.’ A man, who said he was Muslim and supportive of the divestment motion, later approached the group and asked if his friend was sent away because he’s Jewish. ‘No, it’s because he’s Zionist,’ he was told. She later instructed someone to tell the Jewish student that he is ‘welcome to ask permission to stand and listen and not ask questions.’ Conditionally invited to ask permission to be an observer of the discussion, the Jewish student was granted permission to listen. ‘You can’t ask me questions though,’ said the Palestinian student. ‘I’m not going to have a conversation with you. Those are my guiding principles.’” A different video of a conversation that happened also on the same night, showed a SAFE member expressing, “Jews are not a nation. There’s no nation called ‘Judaism.’ Where on the map is there a country called ‘Jews’…Zionism is a dirty political ideology.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/7/17 – At least three antisemitic and racist emails went to students under a professor or his PhD student‘s name in an apparent hack. One email had the subject “Jewish Student Diversity” and read, “Hi you f—ing filthy jews, I just wanted to say the SS will rise again and kill all of your filthy souls. Die in a pit of eternal fire! Sincerely, Dr. Alex Halderman.” Another email titled “African American Student Diversity,” read: “Hi n*****s, I just wanted to say that I plan to kill all of you. White power! The KKK has returned!!! Heil Trump!!!!”
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT
11/30/15 – Members of pro-BDS group SAFE initiated a harassing ethics probe of a Jewish student senator because he criticized an anti-Israel wall display on campus, which could have resulted in his being removed from student government.
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
3/31/15 – Some hateful and antisemitic tweets were posted during and after the divestment vote, including: “Palestine is 4 Palestinians not 4 a sick cult fm anywhere but Palestine with a sense of entitlement 2 it. Need that in Yiddish?”, “Over 500 children were slaughtered in the name of Jews worldwide. Zionism is a crime against Judaism, humanity and nature,” Has anyone else noticed the zionazi trash talking on the #UMDivest thread this morning?”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/6/18 – An op-ed in the student-run newspaper in support of a recent talk on campus by Sa’ed Ashtan, entitled “Palestinian Christians: Past, Present and Future,” demonized Israel, stating, “The reality of things is this: Palestine is an occupied land…Jewish people’s sense of understanding for the Palestinian occupation and their ongoing ethnic cleansing should accompany basic knowledge.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
1/16/18 – Arab and Muslim American Studies at the University of Michigan, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum held the event, “CMENAS Lecture. Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine – Steven Salaita, BDS Activist and Independent Scholar.” The advertisement for the event on the university website states, “Salaita offers a fascinating inside account of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement—which, among other things, aims to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. In doing so, he emphasizes BDS’s significant potential as an organizing entity as well as its importance in the creation of intellectual and political communities that put Natives and other colonized peoples such as Palestinians into conversation.” During the event, Salaita delegitimized and demonized Israel and Zionism throughout that talk, stating, “Israel is a settler colonial society. Its founding ideology, Zionism, was always trained on acts of colonialism and it continues in those pursuits today.” He also claimed that settlements produce a “system of apartheid.” He claimed, “the Zionist movement purports to replace one population with another population and if you don’t have the chest for that sort of work right then you don’t understand the ideology correctly.” He additionally claimed that Zionism is “unjustifiable.” He further went on to “define” Zionism, stating, “I know that there are different definitions of Zionism, but I’m really not interested in spending a lot of time parsing what they are. To me, Zionism is a belief whether expressed through a liberal or a conservative paradigm that such a thing as a Jewish majority state ought to exist at the expense of those who can lay claim to that land historically.” According to an article covering the event, Salaita also claimed that “to work against Zionism is to work against injustice everywhere” and that during the Q & A, a Jewish student expressed that comments made in Salaita’s book were antisemitic against Jews, when Salaita describes American Jews with the phrase “McMansions and shopping malls.” Salaita responded by defending the phrase, saying, “I will stand by the line insofar as the fact that I am pointing to the distinct class dynamic that is in play vis-a-vis Palestinians. This is a description of college students that gets proffered all the time.”
DELEGIMITIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
11/14/17 – A divestment resolution was debated for 8 hours and voted on. The resolution passed 28-7-9 with a secret vote. The resolution called for the university to divest from companies that “presently, or in the future, profit off of the human rights violations committed by Israel and that aid in the occupation and apartheid system that Israel maintains against the Palestinians.”
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/14/17 – JVP published an op-ed in the student paper in support of divestment, entitled,”Op-Ed: To fight white supremacy, support divestment.” The op-ed demonized Israel, stating, “Supporters of Israel often say it [Israel] represents Jewish self-determination…This is not Jewish self-determination. It’s white supremacy.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/3/17 – SAFE created a “Statement of Solidarity to Support Divestment.” The Statement delegitimized Israel, accusing it of maintaining “an apartheid system…against the Palestinians.” The Statement goes on to end with, “Do not let the University of Michigan invest in oppression and apartheid.” According to the Michigan Daily, the Statement was signed by more than 30 organizations. A post by SAFE specified who the organizations were.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/29/17 – SAFE published an op-ed in the student newspaper to announce the launch of their “2017 #UMDivest campaign.” The op-ed delegitimized Israel, stating, “This is a clear-cut case of apartheid: a regime of racial segregation, oppression and violence similar to the old regime of South Africa…#UMDivest calls upon the University to divest from companies that supply Israel’s apartheid regime.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITIY (BDS EVENT)
10/23/17 – The Center for Middle East and North African Studies and the International Institute held the event, “The Many Faces of Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance” with Rabbi Brant Rosen. During the event, Rosen delegitimized Israel and condoned terrorism, stating, “I’m talking about nonviolent resistance within the context of saying…I believe…people who are under colonial domination have a right to resist…through armed resistance… I think many of the Palestinians… talk about nonviolent resistance as a strategy… because violence has simply not been effective…but it’s certainly the prerogative of people who are being physically attacked to resist physically.” He further demonized Israel, accusing it of “ethnic cleansing” and denied Jews self-determination, stating, “’48 is the problem and not ‘67…the problem is the very concept of a Jewish state that…privileges one group of people over another.” Rosen further expressed support for BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 5/12/17 – SAFE participated in the “salt water challenge” to drink salt water in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. According to an article in the Michigan Daily, “the group chanted ‘Down with apartheid, free Palestine’ as they drank.”
HISTORICAL 4/25/17 – Stickers depicting a Nazi-era Der Stürmer caricature of a Jew were pasted over Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist posters throughout campus by the “Michigan TRS [The Right Stuff] Crew,” who advertise themselves as “counter-Semitic.” The leader of this group explained on Twitter the rationale for pasting the Jewish caricature images on the posters, stating, “Of course, we all know who’s really the brains behind the anti-White madness.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS VOTE)
11/15/16 – The student government discusses a divestment resolution. The resolution fails, with a vote of 34 to 13 to reject the divestment resolution. During the discussion, one speaker claimed that the companies doing business wtih Israel were “facilitating…apartheid.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/14/16 – SAFE launched a BDS petition for members of the campus community to sign in order to recruit support for its BDS resolution. The petition delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing the state of apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/13/16 – SAFE produced a petition for students to sign that delegitimized Israel with false accusations of apartheid as part of a divestment initiative. The petition was in support of the University of Michigan divesting from “any and all companies that presently, or in the future, profit off of the human rights violations against Israel and that aid in the occupation and apartheid system that Israel maintains against the Palestinians…Do not let the University of Michigan invest in oppression and apartheid.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
10/4/16 – On Rosh Hashana, SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus and included a protester dressed as an IDF soldier yelling at passerby’s. According to an article in the school newspaper, “Michigan students felt that those dressed as IDF checkpoint guards were mocking Israeli culture and arguably engaging in cultural appropriation.” Jewish students authored a letter to the President of the university that said, “We speak on behalf of many students in the Jewish and pro-Israel campus communities when we write that yesterday we felt ostracized and excluded as many of us sat in synagogue, unable to share our stories.” The wall itself contained the expression, “to resist is to exist”, which is a popular expression used to condone terrorism as resistance.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
8/5/16 – SAFE held the event “Palestine 101.” The speaker demonized Israel throughout the event, falsely accusing the state of ethnic cleansing and claiming that the Palestinians “have been murdered…raped and massacred” by Israel. He also demonized former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, saying that he could be briefly described as “a murderer of Palestinians…the butcher of the Palestinians.” He finally demonized Israel by falsely accusing it of “whitewashing” (i.e. according to the speaker, “making it seem as though there is a difference [between how Israel acts in relation to other countries] because relative to somebody else Israel is better), “greenwashing” (i.e. malevolently representing Israel as progressive on environmental issues in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”), and “pinkwashing” (i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes”). The speaker delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of apartheid. He also condoned terrorism by presenting a film that claimed Hamas was not “a terrorist organization…[but] a legitimate resistance movement.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/21/16 – SAFE and JVP co-sponsored a workshop, “Jewish Anti-Zionism and Joint Struggle against Racism and Colonialism” presented by IJAN (International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network). The IJAN promotion for the event stated that discussion would center around “ending Zionism” and “hasten the end of Israeli colonialism.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 3/15/16 – SAFE hosted the event, “DiscoveringISRAEL” in which, according to the advertisement for the event, participants were taught about the “fallacies of birthright” and how birthright “contributes to apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 11/19/15 – Students Allied for Freedom and Equality hosted a display that contained images demonizing Israel, including a dove with a sniper’s crosshair aimed at its chest and a mock checkpoint to dramatize the “brutality” of Israeli soldiers.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine – University of New Mexico 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: CALLS FOR BDS 3/28/18 – An article in the campus paper, the Michigan Daily, stated, “We at Michigan in Color…reaffirm our support for #UMDivest in solidarity with the Palestinian community” as well as brushed off explicit concerns from the Jewish community about the resolution, stating, “To pass the #UMDivest resolution is not an attack on Jewish students.”
CALLS FOR BDS 11/10/17 – A member of SAFE published an article in the school paper advocating for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 11/7/17 – About 250 individuals formed a ring around the Diag during a student government meeting to show support for an anti-Israel divestment resolution (the 11th iteration on campus).
CALLS FOR BDS 11/1/17 – SAFE set up a wall on the Diag to represent the security separation wall in Israel. According to the Michigan Daily, one of the primary goals of setting up the wall was to encourage discussions about divestment.
BDS EVENT 10/31/17 – At a student government meeting, an upcoming divestment referendum was discussed.
CALLS FOR BDS 10/24/17 – At a student government meeting, SAFE urged the student government to support divestment.
CALLS FOR BDS 11/20/16 – An op-ed in the school paper called for BDS, stating, “We, at Palestine Advocacy Project, believe that ending military aid to Israel is long overdue. In order to achieve this, public institutions must also remove their financial commitment and political support to the Zionist cause.”
BDS EVENT 11/14/16 – SAFE held the event “Divestment Information Session” to discuss the BDS campaign.
BDS EVENT 11/10/16 – SAFE held a “BDS Symposium,” following the launch of their divestment campaign.
BDS VOTE 11/7/16 – SAFE announced the launch of a divestment campaign, stating, “#UMDivest has officially launched!”
BDS EVENTS 11/3/15 – Two Palestinian-American students organized a vigil “to honor victims of violence in Israel and Palestine,” at which several of the speakers promoted BDS.
BDS VOTES 3/31/15 – A divestment resolution proposed by the Students Allied for Freedom and Equality was brought to a vote in the UM Central Student Government, and defeated 25 – 15.
BDS EVENT 3/30/15 – SAFE at UM sponsored a talk by Josh Ruebner entitled “Why the University of Michigan Should Divest” the day before Michigan’s Central Student Government was scheduled to vote on an anti-Israel divestment resolution.
CALL FOR BDS 3/30/15 – An op-ed in support of BDS was published in the Michigan Daily.
BDS EVENT 3/17/15 – The Trotter Multicultural Center and Maize Pages Student Organizations sponsored a talk by Professor Sa’ed Atshan entitled “Coming out As Gay, Coming Out As Palestinian.” At the conclusion of his talk, Atshan praised BDS and the efforts of the UM Students Allied for Freedom and Equality to encourage the BDS movement on campus.
BDS EVENTS 2/24/15 – Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) held a Divestment and Sanctions Symposium at which they announced the launch of a divestment campaign.

University of Michigan Dearborn


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/16/17 – At a Board of Regents Meeting, Fiana Arbab, the UM-Dearborn Student Government President began an unscheduled discussion over a resolution to divest from Israeli companies. She noted that the student government had “unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to divest from businesses and companies that allegedly violate Palestinian rights.” Arbab said she would be following up with a packet of information about the resolutions the assembly has passed and she encouraged the regents to promote the “principles of equality and justice.” Regent Mark Bernstein (D) thanked Arbab, and then spoke out against BDS calling it an “intellectually bankrupt, morally repugnant expression of anti-Semitism.” In response, during the Public Comments section Dearborn junior Susan Jenin defended the student government’s resolution and asked the board to reconsider forming a divestment committee to investigate investments by the University that may violate Palestinian rights. She claimed, “When we asked to end this funding of human rights violations against our families, we are told we must consider the feelings of privileged student on campus whom this would have no impact on.” She then verbally accosted Bernstein for having said he would “never divest,” stating his “personal interest” and stakes in Israel are “well-documented.” Bernstein asked what “documentation” Jinen was referring to, claiming the meeting marked the first time he had spoken publicly on the matter. Bernstein suggested it seemed the speakers had made the inference that, because he was Jewish, he was unable to view the situation objectively.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/29/17 – The student paper published an opinion piece by SJP members that reiterated SJP support for a recent divestment bill that had passed, stating, “In the resolution we recently passed with the UM-Dearborn Student Government, we listed the corporations that invest in the subjugation of Palestinians through apartheid…As our word spreads, humanity becomes aware of the cruelties that occur by the hands of Israel…At SJP…We condemn the existence of the panoptic Israeli state in Palestine.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/22/17 – Mock parking tickets were placed on the windshields of cars in a campus lot, which threatened to tow and demolish the cars. The mock ticket advertised two campus events on “illegal settlements and Israeli apartheid,” hosted by SJP and accused the Jewish state of being a racist colonizer guilty of ethnic cleansing and apartheid.
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/8/17 – UM Divest promoted a divestment petition to the campus community. A delegitimizing sign at an on-campus table promoting the petition read: “Sign the Petition to Divest from Investing in Apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION 10/31/16 – SJP held a themed bake sale entitled “Zionism is Scary,” that demonized Israel. A display at the event titled “From the Zionist Mind” contained quotes from notable Zionists that were pulled out of context in order to demonize Israeli leaders and Zionism.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 3/13/17 – An anti-Israel divestment resolution passed unanimously in the Student Government.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/22/17 – SJP held an event to create pro-divestment signs to display on campus.
BDS VOTE 4/11/16 – Two anti-Israel resolutions were discussed by the Faculty Senate, and ultimately, voted down. One, an academic boycott resolution, was defeated 31-6-1. The second resolution was a divestment resolution and was voted down 32-5.

University of Michigan Flint


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/19/18 – Fliers promoting and recruiting for the white nationalist group “Patriot Front” were posted around campus. The fliers referred viewers to “bloodandsoil.org.” The phrase “Blood and Soil” was a key slogan of Nazi ideology and the Nazis’ genocidal campaign against Jews.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 3/28/18 – The student government unanimously passed a divestment resolution. The resolution demanded that “the University of Michigan-Flint divest from all companies that participate in the unethical violation of Palestinian human rights.”

Wayne State University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/9/17 – An article in the school paper discussing an SJP speaker delegitimized Israel with false accusations of apartheid, stating, “The construction of the apartheid wall in 1994 made it more difficult for Palestinians to access their land…SJP is going to have a mock apartheid wall from noon to p.m. at Gullen Mall on Thursday, Nov. 9.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 11/7/17 – SJP held the event “World Without Walls Discussion with Lawyer and Activist, Huwaida Arraf: From Palestine to Mexico.” During the event, Affaf discussed “the apartheid wall,” delegitimizing Israel.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/27/17 – SJP held the event, “Resisting Trump’s Foreign Policy” with Phyllis Bennis. During the event, Bennis delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of engaging in “apartheid” as well as endorsing the idea that Israel should not be a Jewish state, exclaiming, “…then you wouldn’t have Israel as a Jewish state. Yeah. Right. Why is that such a weird idea?” She further called for BDS.
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
12/1/16 – The Middle East Speaker Series and SJP held a film screening of “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.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/10/16 – As part of “Palestine Awareness Week,” WSU SJP erected an “apartheid wall” and held signs on campus. The wall had panels which condoned terrorism with the inclusion of the phrase, “to exist is to resist,” denied Jews self-determination with an image that replaced Israel with Palestine, delegitimized Israel with, “If you repeat a lie enough times it becomes…Israel,” and calls to boycott including (on one poster), “Divest from Apartheid” and on the wall, “#BoycottIsrael.”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/9/16 – In an article in the school newspaper, the President of SJP promoted Remi Kanazi’s support for BDS in his upcoming performance by stating that his, “satirical approach to Israel’s 68-year occupation in Palestine and his support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement is unlike any other poets’ message.”
BDS EVENT 3/7/16 – SJP held the event, “From Ferguson to Palestine: Black-Palestinian Solidarity,” where the promotion for the event contained an image with the words, “Resist US racism, Boycott Israel.”


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Mississippi

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Mississippi


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/11/16 – A swastika was drawn in a dormitory elevator.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS/td>

9/7/17 – An op-ed published in the student newspaper advocated for students and the University to adopt BDS.


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Minnesota

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Augsburg College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 11/12/15 – Save The Kids Augsburg College, Students for Racial Justice Augsburg College – SRJ, Anti-War Committee, and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN) hosted an event at Augsburg College entitled “Caging the Oppressed: Mass Incarceration from the US to Palestine” as part of SJP-UMN’s Palestine Awareness Week running from November 9th-13th. The advertisement for the event delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state” since 1948.

Macalester College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/30/17 – Two swastikas were found drawn on a study desk in the library. According to The Mac Weekly, “these are the tenth and eleventh swastikas to be discovered on campus since the beginning of this semester.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/27/17 – A swastika was found drawn on a bulletin board in the east wing of GDD Residence Hall
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/14/17 – A swastika was also discovered carved into a room door in a residence hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/4/17 – Two new swastika markings were found on the second and fourth floors of Neill Hall. Date of incident is reported date.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/26/17 – Multiple swastikas were discovered on bulletin boards on the first floor of Neill Hall between September 15 and September 26. The first swastika was discovered September 15 and the second and third incident occurred on September 25th and 26th.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/4/16 – A swastika was carved into a desk in the DeWitt Wallace Library.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/20/16 – A swastika was found in Turck Hall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/23/18 – An op-ed in The Mac Weekly written by Macalester Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Zionism as an ideology, as a national movement and as a settler colonial project must be examined critically for its compatibility with feminism…Zionism benefits and emerges from a movement that was violent at its very inception…Zionism’s place under the feminist umbrella is an attempt to unveil the violence of a settler colonial project that occured at the expense of Palestinian lives and equality. Zionism should not and can not be defended for its ideological premise of ethno-religious Jewish preservation when it necessitated the displacement of over seven million Palestinians…A feminism that leaves no room for the necessary dismantling of apartheid is merely a reiteration of harmful supremacy. For Palestinian women, Zionism has been a principal part of their violent subjugation since 1948. Therefore, any action in the name of a feminism compatible with Palestinian justice and equality must begin and end in terms of decolonization.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
11/16/17 – Macalester Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER) and JStreet Macalester co-hosted a screening of, “Occupation of the American Mind.” 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.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/29/17 – An op-ed written by the MacSUPER Board delegitimized Israel, stating, “The most recent leveling [of Gaza] in 2014 is only the most recent attempt by Israel, a state of tremendous military might, to achieve its settler-colonial ambitions.” The op-ed further demonized Zionism, stating, “With gaping holes in intersectionality and representation, [the Wonder Woman film] can only be viewed as a representational win for white women who choose to either ignore or support white supremacy in all its forms. We recognize that Gadot’s publicized Zionism is ultimately weaponized to further the oppression of Palestinians globally.”

Saint Cloud State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION 5/15/17 – The ADL reported that “Kill all Jews” was written on a lectern. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.

Saint Olaf College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION
5/12/17 – After racist notes were found on campus (one of which was later deemed a hoax), protesters responded with a list of demands delivered to the President that included “the removal of Arne Christenson from the Advisory Board of The Institute for Freedom & Community” due to his “position as the Managing Director of Policy & Politics for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC]….St. Olaf risks his influence upon the speakers brought to the school, the educational offerings, faculty development workshops, and scholarships sanctioned by the Institute.” The demands went on to state that the “justification for the removal of Arne Christenson are present in the Remove AIPAC Exec Chrisenson from Olaf’s Institute for Freedom and Community Advisory Board by Oles for Justice in Palestine.”
DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION
5/10/17 – Oles for Justice in Palestine created a petition asking the College to remove Arne Christenson from the Advisory Board of the Institute for Freedom and Community at St. Olaf College, claiming that “his continued leadership in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)” poses “a serious threat to academic freedom at St. Olaf College.” The petition further states, “Mr. Christenson’s ability to assess the handling and distribution of finite resources in an unbiased manner is almost certainly compromised….It should thus be clear that the removal of Mr. Christenson from the Advisory Board reclaims the liberties promised to students and faculty without infringing upon the rights of any other member of the St. Olaf community.” Carleton SJP (the chapter at nearby Carleton College) further shared this petition, stating, “Arne Christenson is a key member of the Apartheid lobby and an outspoken Christian Zionist. He ought to have no position at any institute for “freedom” or “community” and certainly no position at St. Olaf.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 1/15/18 – The keynote speaker at a campus Martin Luther King Day event, Andrew William, expressed support for BDS during his talk, “Epistemologies of Healing: Race, Reconciliation, and Radical Hope in Higher Education.” The event was organized by the Center for Multicultural and International Engagement (CMIE).

University of Minnesota Twin Cities


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
4/23/18 – In an open letter response by a speaker at an SJP event that took place on April 2, Russ Waletski further backed up the antisemitic comments he made during his speech. In the open letter, Waletski accused Jewish leadership of “the final solution for the ethnic cleansing of all Christians and Muslims in Palestine…ethnic cleaning operations…[that] included summary execution of thousands of Christian and Muslim males between 10 and 50 years old. Zionist leadership (David Ben Gurion first and foremost) and soldiers introduced and committed crimes against humanity in Palestine just short of what the Nazis did — only minus the crematoriums.” Waletski’s letter was responding to concerns expressed by Jewish students, and he accused the students of “criminal defamation” for expressing their concerns about his antisemitic statements. For a reference to comments made at the April 2 event (which was recorded and transcribed by AMCHA), see entry for that incident in AMCHA’s tracker.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
3/19/18 – Antisemitic fliers were found posted on a bulletin board in the University of Minnesota’s Northrup Auditorium and around campus on the first day of school following spring break. The fliers were headlined with large capitalized red letters saying, “WHY ARE JEWS AFTER OUR GUNS?” Followed by “EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY ATTACK OUR BELOVED 2ND AMENDMENT,” The flier then included names of Jewish senators with a yellow “Jude” star used to identify Jews during Nazi Germany next to each name. The flier ended with “brought to you by” and referenced viewers to The Daily Stormer, a Nazi website.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DEMONIZATION
10/24/17 – At a Students Supporting Israel event, a protester walked up and down the aisle of the room for 10 minutes calling out slurs at the Israeli Arab speakers of “rats” and “cowards.” The protester claimed to have been a former student who came to hear, “the genocide apologists.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/19/17 – An antisemitic flier was found taped to at least three locations on campus. The flier, marked with two swastikas, read: “White man are you sick and tired of the Jews destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneration … join us in the struggle for global white supremacy at the Daily Stormer.” This is one of at least seven cases of antisemitic graffiti or propaganda reported to the university’s Bias Response and Referral Network since the beginning of December.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/16/2017 – A swastika was drawn on a desk in a public part of the 17th Avenue Residence Hall. It was reported by police to have been drawn by a university student.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
2/8/17 – A Jewish student at the University of Minnesota found an antisemitic message on a whiteboard inside his dorm room. The message read “Nazi’s Rule,” and was accompanied by a swastika and a drawing of a concentration camp.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT;
DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
11/3/15 – UMN SJP and Anti-War Committee planned and successfully carried out a disruption of a talk by Israeli Professor Moshe Halbertal. In addition, outside of the lecture hall protesters held signs accusing Halbertal of being a war criminal and calling Israel an “apartheid state,” as well as featured a display of a woman holding a bloodied doll with a sign that read “Nothing to see here. Just another Dead Palestinian baby.” A protest organizer said that one of the purposes of the protest was to urge the university to honor the academic boycott of Israel.
DISCRIMINATION;
HARASSMENT;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/2/15 – UMN SJP tabled for their “Birthright campaign” in the student union building. SJP members gave out information demonizing a Jewish student trip intended to strengthen Jewish identity and encouraging students not to participate in it.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
CONDONING TERRORISM;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/2/18 – SJP held the event, “Palestine 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Palestine” with Mr. Russ Waletski. Waletski utilized numerous antisemitic tropes and statements including beginning by stating, “Jews introduced terrorism into Palestine. Atheist Jews, religious Jews introduced terrorism. Not Christians and Muslims.” He claimed, “they [Jews] have the audacity to say because of this book that this land belongs to them. That Jews are the chosen ones….inherited…to bring social justice into the world.” He also claimed, “they [Jews] stole Christian Muslim land… Wherever Jews built they built on Arab [land]. Where Arabs once lived, they stole, they ethnically cleansed Christians and Muslims from the land they had lived in for centuries.” In reference to the 1948 war he stated, “They [Jews] tell you what they want you to believe that they were on the eve of annihilation, the eve of another holocaust… So in 1948 it was okay for Jews, for Zionists to say to the British the laws you put in place are Nazi laws and then turn right around in 68 and impose them on Christians and Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza.” He accused Israel of striving for “complete ethnic cleansing that is continuing to this day in Palestine…cleansing Christians.” He claimed, “When you rise up against it as a Christian or a Muslim in this land you’re called a terrorist. This is not terrorism. This is a war of liberation against an occupying, dispossessing, European force.” He went on to state, “they ethnically cleanse, it wasn’t justified in the first place to steal this land, now you steal their cultural possessions. You annihilate, you memoricide, you erase the memory of Christians and Muslims in this land and Judaize it as Nazis Germanized the conquered lands. It’s the same thing.” He said, “Does not a people who are occupied have the right to try to remove their oppressors or occupiers?” He claimed there was a “massacre of Christians and Muslims (in Lebanon)… the Jews surrounded the city, they bombarded it mercilessly from the air from the sea from the land.” He argued, “Hamas launches rockets….What do the Jews have? The most sophisticated advanced weaponry that America could possibly pay for and deliver to them. And these [Hamas] are terrorists?… What Israel has done, is that not terrorist?” He advocated for the right of return, stating, “the right of return…is an individual right for every Christian and Muslim and their decedents who were ethnically cleansed from their homes…[and that it is the] right of Jews if they want to return to their ancestral homes say in Morocco [or] Yemen, [etc].” He further made numerous comparisons insinuating that Jews were acting like Nazis, stating that “Jewish soldiers [are] tattooing on the arms of Christians and Muslims numbers,” as well as “what did they do during the Nakba, during this ethnic cleansing in 47, 48, 49? They used survivors from the concentration camps to [rob] Christian and Muslim women, [to] steal the gold.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/13/17 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/13/17 – SJP held the event “Workshop: Justice Under Apartheid,” as a follow-up to a panel on the same topic two days earlier.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/11/17 – SJP UMN held the event, “Panel: Justice Under Apartheid” as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.”
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
11/19/16 – Anti-War Committee, SJP and SDS held an event with Iyad Burnat to discuss, “the popular resistance in Palestine.” A picture of the event showed a large banner by the speaker that called for BDS, stating, “End USAid to Israel.” During the event, Burnat referred to 1948, Israel’s establishment, as “the Palestinian holocaust,” quotes others who accuse Israel of “apartheid” or being “worse than apartheid in South Africa.” He further accused Israel of carrying out a “massacre in Gaza.”
HISTORICAL;
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/7/16 – At a SJP UMN event titled, “The Separation of Judaism and Zionism Panel,” panelists consistently demonized Israelis and Zionists. One speaker noted that, “Israel’s oppressive policies are part of imperialism and the doctrine of white supremacy.” A speaker vilified the Jewish National Fund accusing the organization of being an ethnically cleansing organization and claimed that, “BDS is a non violent means to stop the JNF.” Speakers additionally supported the right of return of Palestinian refugees which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish country. One speaker accused Jews of relying on “victim mentality” in choosing which “elements serve” Jews. Additionally, during the Q & A period, one panelist remarked, “We need to give up the idea of a Jewish Palestine since we cant take away Arab Palestine.” One panelist referred to a “Zionist agenda” and made numerous statements alluding to Zionist control. Panelists additionally falsely accused Israel of “genocide,” “ethnic cleansing,” “institutional racism” and “apartheid,” and the JNF of “greenwashing.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
10/14/15 – UMN SJP held activities as part of the International Campus Day of Action for Palestine. According to the group’s informational material, one of the purposes of the event was to “support the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.” As part of the event, SJP held a “Die-in on the West Bank” that included a narrator reading text that demonized Israel by accusing it of being brutal and inhumane and committing atrocities, called Israel and apartheid state and encouraged listeners to join the BDS movement.
DELEGITIMIZATION 4/4/15 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP constructed the “Mock Apartheid Wall” in front of the student union building. SJP organizers stated that the wall’s purpose was to raise awareness about “Israeli Apartheid.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 3/11/18 – A BDS campus-wide voting resolution passed by 217 votes, where 3,392 students voted “yes” and 3,175 students voted “no” on the referendum, a margin of 3.4 percent. The referendum read, “Should the students of the University of Minnesota demand the Board of Regents divest from companies that are 1) complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, 2) maintaining and establishing private prisons and immigrant detention centers, or 3) violating Indigenous sovereignty?” According to the Minnesota Daily, “After spring break ends on March 16, the ACEC holds a complaint review process that could see the vote totals on the referendum change.”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/5/18 – Campus-wide voting began for the UMN Divest petition. In addition to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN), UMN divest is comprised of the groups Al-Madinah Cultural Center, American Indian Student Cultural Center – AISCC, Asian-American Student Union of Minnesota, Bsu Umn, Differences Organized, Jewish Voice for Peace – Twin Cities, La Raza Student Cultural Center, Muslim Students Association – UMN, Osu Umn, Queer Student Cultural Center, Somali Student Association – UMN and Students for a Democratic Society at UMN.
BDS EVENT 2/28/18 – UMN Divest held the event, “Why Divestment?” in the La Reza Student Cultural Center.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/28/18 – A UMN Divest petition that circulated on campus garnered over 600 signatures. The minimum number of signatures needed is 400. The signature count signaled that a divestment referendum may be added to the all-campus election ballot upon review and approval from the All Campus Election Commission. The proposed divestment resolution reads, “Should the students of the University of Minnesota demand the Board of Regents divest from companies that are 1) complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, 2) maintaining and establishing private prisons and immigrant detention centers, or 3) violating Indigenous sovereignty?”
BDS EVENT 11/9/16 – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led a public demonstration and teach-in on campus along with SJP and other groups. One of the demands called for was “the divestment of university funds from corporations profiting off of Palestinian occupation.”
BDS EVENT 4/12/16 – UMN Divest held the event, “UMN Divest 2.0” to bring a “a newer version of our [divestment] resolution to student government.”
BDS VOTE 4/12/16 – The student association discussed a divestment bill. After amending to make it a socially responsible bill, where the vote to amend was approved 37-30-7, the final resolution was modified to not target Israel and then passed 45-16-7.
CALL FOR BDS 4/5/16 – SJP erected a mock “apartheid wall” on campus. One panel said, “How you can help…Support BDS”
BDS VOTE 4/5/16 – SJP announced that they will be re-introducing a BDS resolution to the student government on April 12th.
CALL FOR BDS 4/5/16 – SJP unfurled a large banner in front of the mock apartheid wall on campus that said, “#UMNDIVEST”
CALLS FOR BDS 3/8/16 – SJP responded to President Kaler‘s rejection of the proposed BDS resolution by reiterating calls for BDS in a press release.
CALLS FOR BDS 3/5/16 – A JVP member called for BDS in the student newspaper.
BDS VOTE 3/1/16 – SJP members presented a divestment resolution to the Minnesota Student Association (MSA).
BDS EVENT 2/21/16 – SJP held the event “Why Divest” with Ahmad Hussam, a member of SJP at the University of South Florida in Tampa. A Facebook posting about it stated that he came to speak about “the impact of divestment, and why it is important that our student governments support divestment campaigns.”
BDS EVENT 2/18/16 – UMN Divest held the first event of the divestment campaign, “Caterpillar Info Session” to learn why Caterpillar is included in companies to divest from in relation to Israel.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/18/16 – The editorial board of the student paper, Minnesota Daily, wrote a piece entitled “U should listen to divestment calls,” which endorses SJP’s divestment resolution.
CALLS FOR BDS 2/15/16 – SJP at UMN announces the launch of their divestment campaign in a Facebook post and press release, and launches a petition.


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Missouri

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Avila University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
8/14/17 – A swastika was found chalked on the exterior of Dallavis Hall.

St. Louis University


Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 8/18/15 – The Black Student Alliance Executive Board – St. Louis University signed a statement in support of BDS.

University of Missouri – Columbia


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
HARASSMENT
2/28/17 – Two students harassed a Jewish student with antisemitic messages that were both oral statements and written notes, as well as an incident of physical assault. The harassment had been going on since August. According to an article in the Columbia Missourian, the Jewish student “was nicknamed ‘f—ing Jew’ by his roommate and another student and was harassed by them for months after asking them to stop…[the perpetrators] were arrested after posting anti-Semitic quotes in the room the victim shared…including on the ceiling [above the Jewish student’s bed]…in addition [the non-roommate perpetrator] is accused of throwing a water bottle from a vehicle at the [Jewish student’s] head as he was walking on a sidewalk on campus. The bottle hit the [Jewish student’s] head, and [the perpetrator] shouted a slur from the car window.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/29/16 – The words “Hitler rules” were found written on a bulletin board at Gateway residence hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
10/24/15 – Residential Life staff found feces smeared in the shape of a swastika on the floor and wall of a bathroom in Gateway Hall, a campus dormitory.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/10/15 – A swastika and the words “You’ve been warned” were discovered in the same area as antisemitic graffiti had been found the previous day.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
4/9/15 – A swastika, the Illuminati symbol, and the word “heil” were drawn in ash on the wall on April 9.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
5/9/18 – A course entitled “A Window Into Palestine” included a screening of the film “Occupation of the American Mind.” 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.”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DEMONIZATION
2/27/17 – Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine, Occupy COMO and Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation held a screening of “Occupation of the American Mind” in the campus Arts and Sciences building. 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.”
HISTORICAL;
DENY JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/26/16 – The Peace Studies Department and Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine cosponsored the screening of the anti-Israel film, “The Zionist Story.” MU professor George Smith introduced the film, and called for the replacement of Israel as a Jewish state. The film itself falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and apartheid, villified Zionists and painted Zionism as evil and racist. The film also accused Jews of using the Holocaust for personal gain and referenced historical tropes of Jewish power/control by stating, “The Holocaust allows Zionists to manipulate world public opinion and stifle open discussion. It is their biggest asset.”
HISTORICAL;
COMPARING JEWS TO NAZIS;
DEMONIZATION
11/9/15 – Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen spoke about racism and homophobia in Israel. In his talk, Sheen employed several antisemitic tropes: Sheen falsely accused Israel of being a racist state whose leadership aspired towards a “theocracy” whose goal is to ignite a “race war” through violent means, including by “burning babies,” firebombing, stabbing attacks and other acts of brutality towards Arabs, black Africans and LGBTQ individuals; he demonized sacred Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and Tanya, accusing them of being deeply racist and calling for the brutal murder of non-Jews and homosexuals; and he compared “racist” Jews who believe that Jews should not intermarry to Nazis, calling efforts to prevent intermarriage “a eugenics program.” Sheen’s talk was sponsored by MU Peace Studies program, MU Women’s and Gender Studies, Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.

Washington University St. Louis


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DENIGRATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/13/17 – SJP posted a statement that denigrated pro-Israel groups on campus and demonized Israel, stating, “We demand accountability for institutional Zionism and the rampant and unchecked activity of pro-Israel groups on campus, and we reject Zionism, Islamophobia, pinkwashing, and greenwashing of any kind.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL;
ACCUSING JEWS OF INVENTING OR EXAGGERATING THE HOLOCAUST;
DEMONIZATION
3/15/17 – An antisemitic voicemail message was left for a librarian at the university. The message came after the librarian helped organize an exhibit on the Holocaust at a local museum. According to a transcript of the call in Huffington Post, the unidentified male caller accused the librarian of “white genocide,” called the Holocaust a “f*ck*ng lie” and said Jews “maybe better run for the exits because people are finding out you’ve been extorting money and extorting Palestine for a century” and accused Jews of running the “slave trade.” In the transcript the caller said there was “no evidence of gas chambers, no evidence of mass graves. The Nazis just wouldn’t have had the resources to dig up these mass graves, pound them into dust, and then scatter it everywhere. They were fighting a war on three fronts…It’s ridiculous…[inaudible]… you use [the Holocaust] as a club to bash white people over the head. You openly advocate for white genocide and you’re not silenced on that but any contradictions to the ‘Holohoax’ and you go apeshit. hey were fighting a war on three fronts. It’s ridiculous…[inaudible]… you use this as a club to bash white people over the head. You’re flipping your shit all over the cage and everything, screaming “anti-Semite” and “Nazi” and all this other f*ck*ng stupid shit. It’s all a f*ck*ng lie and it’s being exposed and I think maybe you guys maybe better run for the exits because people are finding out you’ve been extorting money and extorting Palestine for a century. So it’s all over. We need to get these Holocaust studies stopped because they’re f*ck*ng lies, just like Jews ran the slave trade. You said whites ran it but you’re not white, and Jews aren’t white, and you ran the slave trade. So it’s all coming to bare. So I would get really nervous if I was you.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/14/16 – A group of around 10 protesters affiliated with Students for Justice in Palestine disrupted a talk by an Israeli LGBTQIA activist by performing a planned walkout. Prior to the Q&A period, the protesters stood up wearing tape over their mouths and signs reading “No Pride in Apartheid” before leaving the room.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 5/15/18 – An article in the school paper accused Israel of carrying out “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”
HISTORICAL 2/21/17 – The Student Union president filed a report to the Office of Campus Life and the Constitutional Council regarding four members of the Student Union who allegedly made antisemitic and sexually inappropriate remarks.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 1/26/17 – SJP circulated a New Member Application which stated that the organization’s “purpose at Wash U is to demand accountability for institutional Zionism.” The application included SJP’s Points of Unity, which deny Jews self-determination by calling for an end to Israel’s “occupation and colonization of all Arab lands,” including current day Israel, and for the right of return to Israel of millions of Palestinians and their descendants, which would result in an end to the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 12/7/16 – SJP held the event “Film Screening: “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!” The term “pinkwashing” is a demonizing term that insinuates Israel is malevolently representing itself as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide its “crimes” against Palestinians.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/17/16 – SJP published an op-ed in the student newspaper that demonized Israel, accusing a recent speaker on campus, and pro-Israel groups, of engaging in “pinkwashing,” i.e. malevolently representing Israel as a safe haven for LGBQT people in order to hide Israel’s “crimes.” The op-ed goes on to accuse Hillel, Nice Jewish Queers and Washington University Students for Israel of being “complicit in normalizing occupation, violence against (queer) Palestinians, and anti-Arab racism” for holding an event with an Israeli LGBTQIA activist. The op-ed ends with the delegitimizing hashtag, “#NoPrideInApartheid.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
1/7/16 – SJP posted a response on Facebook explaining why the organization had declined discussions on Israel-Palestine with pro-Israel groups on campus stating that doing so would mean they would then have to “accept Israel’s right to “defend itself” and exist as a (racist) Jewish State.” The post further called on others to support BDS.
DELEGITIMIZATION 10/30/15 – The president of WashU SJP issued a statement explaining why she was canceling a “Vigil for Israeli and Palestinian lives,” because of Israel’s “racism” and “settler colonialism.”

Webster University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/27/16 – A student publishes an op-ed piece in the school paper that stated, “The Palestinian people have been living under the Israeli military occupation since 1948. They continue to face Israel’s ethnic cleansing, colonization, detention, intimidation, abuse, racial discrimination and military occupation.” The article further called for BDS.


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Montana

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Montana State University Billings


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/29/16 – A swastika was spray painted on the Rims (one of the rock faces), across from the Montana State University Billings Student Union building and dorms. The swastika was spray-painted above the rocky stairway that leads to the top of the Rims, in clear view of many university students, staff and faculty.


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Nebraska

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Doane University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/15/17 – The ADL reported that a swastika drawing was discovered in an elevator on campus. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.

University of Nebraska, Omaha


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
5/10/18 – Neo-nazi posters found near campus are part of a national postering effort by The Stormer Book Club, which is affiliated with the Daily Stormer, a Nazi website. The posters were headlined with large capitalized red letters saying, “WHY ARE JEWS AFTER OUR GUNS?” Followed by “EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY ATTACK OUR BELOVED 2ND AMENDMENT,” The flier then included names of Jewish senators with a yellow “Jude” star used to identify Jews during Nazi Germany next to each name, as well as the text “it’s the European Style Socialists” with Nazi-era cartoon portrayals of the “hook-nosed Jew.” The flier ended with “brought to you by” and referenced viewers to The Daily Stormer, a Nazi website. Another poster contained the same image of a “hook-nosed Jew” that is slapping an image of “Uncle Sam” with text, “Shall we let him get away with it? 9-11, Mass Immigration, Degeneracy, White Genocide, War. Let’s go everybody! Join a Stormer Book Club today!” Date of incident is article date.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/1/16 – A University of Nebraska at Omaha faculty member discovered an antisemitic message calling for Jews to be gassed alongside a swastika carved into a bathroom wall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
2/10/16 – SJP held a meeting on campus. The promotion for the event delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing the state of apartheid, as well as supported BDS.


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Nevada

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/28/17 – Swastikas and a threatening message against the Jewish community were found on a utility pole in an off-campus area where many students live, which is less than 2 miles from the AEPi Jewish fraternity. It was found by a student and fraternity member, and publicized by the fraternity.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/25/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Palestine, Civility, and the Demands of Academic Freedom,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita touted his role as a founder of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and a promoter of the academic boycott at the American Studies Association meeting at which the boycott was endorsed. Salaita’s talk was sponsored by UNLV Interdisciplinary Degree Programs, including Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Afro-American Studies.

University of Nevada, Reno


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/12/17 – A vandal tagged several swastikas inside Church Fine Arts’ graffiti stairwell along with text above the biggest swastika reading “[is] this political enough for you?”


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New Hampshire

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Dartmouth College


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/30/16 – Jasbir Puar gave an April 30 presentation at a panel sponsored by the Gender Research Institute. The panel was entitled, “Inhumanist Biopolitics: How Palestine Matters.” During her talk, Puar demonized Israel by claiming that Israel deliberately maims Palestinians (especially noting youth and children) and delegitimized Israel by claiming this maiming was, “used to achieve the tactical aims of settler colonialism.”

Keene State College


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
12/3/16 – A swastika was scratched into a men’s room bathroom stall divider of a dorm.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/22/16 – The image of a swastika was burned into the ceiling of a third-floor bathroom at a dormitory.

University of New Hampshire


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
5/12/17 – At least nine swastikas were found drawn in black marker on the wall of a stairwell in Stoke Hall, the largest dorm on campus. The swastikas appear to have been written backward.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers throughout campus, including two of the university’s public printers in the Dimond Library and the Memorial Union Building. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”


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New Jersey

Total Antisemitic Activity:



Drew University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Drew University Students for Justice in Palestine 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.”

Fairleigh Dickinson University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
INTIMIDATION
3/24/15 – The Israeli flag that hung in the university’s dining hall was found ripped down the middle.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
3/23/15 – Rabbi Ely Allen, Hillel Director at FDU, found a swastika that was drawn on the bulletin board outside his office in Bancroft Hall.

Montclair State University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
11/4/15 – A swastika was drawn on a desk in Dickson Hall.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 4/2/16 – SJP members published an article in the school paper that delegitimized Israel, stating that “communities all across the United States share a common struggle with those Palestinians engaged in the struggle against the injustice of Israeli apartheid.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/11/15 – SJP held a “Demonstration and Vigil in Solidarity with Palestine,” with several members holding signs which delegitimized and demonized Israel by falsely accusing Israel of apartheid and war crimes.
HISTORICAL;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/13/15 – SJP hosted a screening of the movie Occupation 101. The film contains several antisemitic themes, including that Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing;” that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are a form of colonialist agression; and that Jews in America wield excessive power over American foreign policy.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
3/2/15 – As part of “Israel Apartheid Week.” SJP hosted an event entitled “The Activist & The Professor: A Discussion on Zionism and Israeli Apartheid Featuring Ms. Tavia Their and Professor Susan Hussein.” According to one account, “the goal of the event organizers was to give students an understanding of how Zionism can cause oppression and apartheid.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/26/17 – The student government association (SGA) discussed and voted on a bill calling for the SGA to endorse boycotting Israel. The vote failed 11-1, with six abstentions. An earlier survey aimed at gauging student support for the measure found that 64 percent of students at the school were opposed. According to NJ Jewish News, “the proposal asked not only for a boycott of goods from Israel, but also threatened study abroad programs and academic exchanges between Montclair and any Israel-affiliated entity, including the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Rothberg School at Hebrew University, and Kibbutzim College — institutions with ties to MSU.”
CALLS FOR BDS 4/20/17 – The student government association (SGA) had a discussion about an upcoming bill calling for the Student Government Association (SGA) to endorse boycotting Israel. The discussion was sparked by a survey that will be distributed to students about the bill.
BDS EVENT 4/13/16 – SJP organized a workshop on BDS with Tory Smith, a member of National Students for Justice in Palestine, that included “potential avenues for initiating BDS campaigns at Montclair State University.”

Princeton University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: DISCRIMINATION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
12/4/17 – Antisemitic posters denouncing Jewish priviledge were found on campus. The poster was titled, “The Truth about ‘White Privilege’ and Jewish Supremacy,'” and was addressed to a person named Linda Oppenheim. It read, “Hey Linda (((Oppenheim))), instead of inciting anti-White animosity with your lines about so called [sic] ‘White privilege,’ why don’t you discuss the real privilege in America? JEWISH PRIVILEGE. Although Jews comprise less than 2% of the U.S. population they control the mass media, Hollywood, TV, the Federal Reserve, finance, education, judiciary, foreign policy, campaign financing, etc. 48% of U.S. billionaires according to Forbes are Jewish, an overrepresentation of 2,500%. Not to mention that 70% of the sexual predators in the current scandals are Jewish. And while you’re at it Linda, why don’t you tell your pet negroes about the overwhelming Jewish role in the trans-atlanic slave trade. Also you might want to discuss why Israel is deporting 60,000 black African jews from the Jewish state. Diversity and multiculturalism is only for America and Europe not the chosen people, Linda?”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/18/17 – A swastika was drawn on “The Hedgehog and the Fox” sculpture by Lewis Library two days before Rosh Hashana. It was drawn with a white waxy substance and was approximately 18 inches by 18 inches.
HARASSMENT 9/15/17 – The ADL reported that a student was harassed by another student for her Jewish beliefs. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
4/20/17 – Fliers promoting the white nationalist organization “Vangaurd America,” containing antisemitic, anti-immigrant and racist language, were found in at least four areas of the campus including on the door to the main entrance of the campus Center for Jewish Life. The fliers stated, “HITLER brought to you by Vanguard America: Jews are 10% of Princeton students, an overrepresentation of 500%…80% of the first Soviet government was Jewish.” The fliers also contained an image of Adolf Hitler with a birthday hat on.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/23/17 – An orange swastika about 10 to 14 inches long was spray-painted on a large sculpture on campus. Since 2015, there has been at least one other incident of swastika graffiti discovered on the statue.
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
5/4/16 – Antisemitic graffiti was found in a restroom in the Friend Center on Wednesday, the first evening of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. The graffiti implied that Jews are “ruling the United States.”
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines at several locations on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION 2/16/17 – At an event entitled “Is Zionism separable from Judaism?”, co-sponsored by the Project’s Board, the Program in American Studies and the Princeton Committee on Palestine, speaker Norman Finkelstein reportedly “equated Zionism with ethnic cleansing, called Zionism a denial of historical truth and compared Zionist endeavors to Stalin’s.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 2/8/16 – Princeton Committee on Palestine and Princeton DREAM Team erected a mock apartheid wall which falsely accused Israel of apartheid. The project received “generous support” from the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Davis International Center, and the American Studies Program.
DEMONIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/8/15 – The Princeton Divests Student Coalition organized an event at which 5 people spoke in support of anti-Israel divestment, including Princeton professor Cornel West, who accused Israel of commiting “a crime against humanity,”
CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
4/1/15 – The Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University students held the panel “Life and Loathing In Greater Israel Princeton University Panel Discussion,” which featured Max Blumenthal, Chris Hedges and Ronnie Barkan. During the panel and/or in the Q & A that followed, each speaker engaged in forms of antisemitic expression. Blumenthal denied Jewish self-determination exclaiming, “I want to challenge this idea that Zionism represents an authentic level of Judaism,” and he condoned terrorism, calling the violence of terrorist organizations such as Islamic Jihad “Palestinian resistance” to “their siege and occupation.” Both Hedges and Barkan delegitimized Israel, falsely accusing it of “apartheid.” Barkan denied Jewish self-determination, claiming that Zionism was “a nationalist movement of ingraining [the Jews] with…supremacist messianic thinking, and inherent to Zionism is…taking away of the land and the resources.” In addition, Barkan demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of “massacre,” “pre-meditated ethnic cleansing” and being “built on the basis of supremacy.” All three speakers promoted BDS in their talks. The event was sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary’s Seminarians for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land, the Association of Charismatic Theological Students (ACTS), the Student Government Association, the Religion and Society department, and the Office of Multicultural Relations, as well as Princeton University’s Committee on Palestine.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTES 4/29/15 – Graduate Student Government held a referendum on anti-Israel divestment, and divestment won with 56.3% voting yes, 39.3% no, and 4.5% abstaining.
BDS EVENTS 4/28/15 – The Graduate Student Government held a forum to discuss the divestment referendum that the graduate student body would be voting on.
BDS VOTES 4/24/15 – A school-wide referendum on an anti-Israel divestment measure was held and divestment was narrowly defeated, 47.5% in favor of divestment and 52.5% opposed.
CALLS FOR BDS 4/6/15 – The Princeton Divests Coalition submitted a petition for an anti-Israel divestment referendum with 229 signatures to the student government.

Rowan University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
12/11/15 – Several swastikas and other antisemitic markings were discovered carved into doors of Chestnut Hall, a university residence hall.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
12/3/15 – Swastikas and other antisemitic markings were carved into several doors in a freshman residence hall.

Rutgers University – Newark


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
12/15/17 – The ADL reported that a swastika was found drawn in a bathroom stall. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/4/16 – Rutgers University-Newark Student Governing Association discussed and passed a BDS resolution, 10-0 with 5 abstentions.

Rutgers University – New Brunswick


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/29/17 – A large black swastika surrounded by a red circle with a red line through the swastika was found on an exterior wall of Stonier Hall. According to The Tab Rutgers, the swastika was found by itself, while the red circle was added later to cross it out.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/15/17 – The ADL reported that a swastika was drawn in dirt on a Jewish student’s car. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
HARASSMENT 9/15/17 – The ADL reported that a Jewish student was harassed over Shabbat while walking on campus. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/2/17 – A swastika was drawn on a dry erase board in the first-floor study lounge of the George Street residence hall, a widely visible public space.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
2/18/16 – A swastika was taped to the dorm room ceiling of a Jewish student.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
VERBAL ASSAULT
9/14/15 – On Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish Rutgers University student wearing a yarmulke was approached by two other students on campus, with one of whom stating, “Yeah, I’d wear a yarmulke too…If I wanted to burn in Auschwitz!”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/24/18 – SJP published a commentary article titled, “Settler colonialism of Israel must be brought into question.” The article stated, “Rutgers Students for Justice in Palestine unequivocally stands against rhetoric attempting to whitewash the settler-colonial actions of Israel and stands firm in the belief of the right of Palestinians to return to their rightful homeland.”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/5/18 – A commentary piece by SJP in the student paper delegitimized Israel, claiming that Israel was established in 1948 as a “settler-colonial state” and demonized Israel, accusing the state of “brutal massacres.” The article continued to accuse Israel of being an “overconfident apartheid state.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
10/9/17 – SJP held the BDS event, “BDS: SHOW me how to RISE” with Lamis Deek and Taher Herzallah as a “highlight event of the semester, celebrating BDS.” According to the Daily Targum, “Deek said that the importance of BDS is that it rejects the legitimacy of Israel, thus preventing the normalization of Israel in the world order…We are winning in the sense that to this day it is Israel that continues to ask for legitimacy.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/6/17 – SJP and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) held the event, “What NOW? Palestine in the Trump Era” with speakers Josh Ruebner (policy directior of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights), Dr. Osama Abuirshaid (National Director of AMP), and Riham Barghouti (founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)). At the event, print-outs were available that said, “Why do I boycott Israel? Apartheid, We Don’t Buy it!” The event was additionally co-sponsored by RU Progressive, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops Local 109, Jewish Voice for Peace and PCRF – Rutgers.
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
11/9/16 – SJP held the event “ISrael [sic]: A Manifestation of Imperialism & Colonialism.” The advertisement for the event demonized Zionism and delegitimized Israel, stating that the event’s purpose was to discuss “how ZIONISM embodied the 19th century ethos of the European Mission Civilisatrice, racism, supremacy, and utilitarian principles, to justify the creation of a settler colonialism project on the land of Palestine.”
DENYING JEWS SELF DETERMINATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
9/19/16 – SJP held an event with Miko Peled, where t-shirts were sold that showed an image of all of Israel replaced with Palestine. According to comments by an attendee, during his talk, Miko Peled claimed that there is not an “occupation in Gaza”, but rather that “all of Israel is occupied.”
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
4/8/16 – SJP Rutgers hosted their annual banquet, which included a talk by Neturei Karta member Dovid Yisroel Weiss. In his talk, Weiss said that Israel was “vile, it’s Satan,” he claimed that “the existence of a so-called Jewish state…is antithetical to Judaism,” and he called on members of the audience to “pray to God every day for the speedy and peaceful dismantlement…of the Zionist state of Israel.” In addition, t-shirts which featured a large picture with the outline of the state of Israel superimposed with the Palestinian flag, indicating the desire for eliminating the Jewish state, were being sold at the event.
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION 4/4/16 – SJP Rutgers hosted a fundraising event to sell “SJP solidarity shirts,” which featured a large picture with the outline of the state of Israel superimposed with the Palestinian flag, indicating the desire for eliminating the Jewish state.
DEMONIZATION 2/22/16 – In an announcement of an SJP-hosted event, Israel was falsely accused of pursuing the “genocide of innocent Palestinian people.”
DENYING SELF-DETERMINATION 10/1/15 – During an SJP protest in October 2015, one of the signs suggests that there is no Jewish state, only “occupied Palestine.”
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
9/30/15 – SJP hosted the event, “Palestine 101 with Dr. Paul Heideman.” In his talk, Dr. Heiderman demonized Israelis saying that Israeli political parties, and Israelis themselves, are racist. He delegitimized Israel referring to the country as an “apartheid state” and a “colonial project.” He also promoted BDS as a “vehicle for change.”
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 2/16/17 – At an event entitled “Access Week: Lecture by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill,” sponsored by Student Access and Education Equity as part of a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, Dr. Hill explained his support for the BDS movement, including an academic boycott.
BDS EVENT 3/30/16 – SJP Rutgers hosted a BDS information session to promote BDS on campus.
BDS EVENT 3/4/15 – Rutgers NB SJP hosted a talk by BDS activist J. Kehaulani Kauanui entitled “BDS & the Work of Anti-Normalization in Solidarity Activism with Palestine.”
CALLS FOR BDS 2/25/15 – Rutgers NB SJP posted a large sign at Browers Commons which called for BDS.

Seton Hall University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
7/14/15 – SJP @Seton Hall University was one of 9 Boston area student groups that published a Youtube video falsely accused Israel of “crimes against humanity” being an “apartheid state” and urges viewers, especially students, to take action by organizing in their respective communities and joining the BDS movement.

Stockton University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: HISTORICAL;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
3/30/15 – Steven Salaita delivered a talk entitled “Academic Freedom and the Corporate University,” that was part of a national speaking tour on more than 10 campuses. In his talk, Salaita demonized Israel, falsely accusing it of barbarity, brutality and depravity, and of perpetrating war crimes and mass slaughter, and he delegitimized Israel by falsely accusing it of settler colonialism. Salaita also stated that he opposed Zionism and the notion of a Jewish state, and he falsely accused Zionists of making “phony claims of antisemitism” to mask Israel’s war crimes and shut down all criticism of Israel. In addition, Salaita expressed support for the BDS movement. Salaita’s talk was sponsored by DH@Stockton-The Center for Digital Humanities; Literature Program; School of Arts and Humanities; Unified Black Students Society; Political Engagement Program.

William Paterson University


Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION 2/29/16 – SJP held it’s first Israel “Apartheid Week,” which falsely accused Israel of apartheid.


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New Mexico

Total Antisemitic Activity:



University of New Mexico


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
11/9/16 – A swastika with the words “Sieg Heil,” a reference to the Nazi salute, were found on four buildings around campus, including the library.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION
4/14/16 – Pro-Palestinian protestors successfully disrupted the “Israeli Soldiers Tour” that was hosted by Lobos for Israel by moving to the front of the room with a large sign saying, “Israel Out of Palestine.” Protestors chanted, “IDF, what do you say?” while students in the back of the room responded, “How many kids have you killed today!”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BOYCOTT)
1/14/15 – Students for Justice in Palestine – University of New Mexico 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 11/17/16 – SJP held the event, “Gaza from the Frontlines with Mohammed Omer.” During the event, audience members called for BDS.
CALLS FOR BDS 5/9/16 – The school newspaper published a letter titled, “Letter: Abolishing racist seal a step toward fixing power dynamics,” where the author stated, “we call for divestment from companies that profit from the Zionist occupation of Palestine.”
BDS EVENT 12/4/15 – Ali Abunimeh spoke about his book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine,” and promoted BDS. His talk was sponsored by the UNM SJP.
BDS VOTES 4/22/15 – The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico voted against an SJP-authored anti-Israel divestment resolution, 4-14-2, after 3 hours of heated discussion.
BDS EVENTS 4/20/15 – UNM SJP and Red Student Faction host a teach-in promoting the anti-Israel divestment resolution.

Western New Mexico University


Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
9/22/15 – A man entered the Center for Gender Equality building and wrote lewd antisemitic and other comments in chalk on the wall. As the SC Daily Press reported, “the center actually has to repaint the wall, because ‘the pressure the individual used was sufficient enough’ to remain after washing with soap and water.”


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New York

Total Antisemitic Activity: