Campus Monitor - State University of New York Binghamton

Student Voices

  • March 16, 2017 – Binghamton University Jewish Student (Dalya) “I find myself appalled at what my fellow Jewish students are enduring across the nation because I personally do not endure the same on my own campus. BU’s student body is unique in that we choose to celebrate our differences instead of exploiting them. Our African, Asian, Black, Latino, Muslim and Jewish organizations are all intertwined and allied to create a beautiful and holistically accepting student body.” Read more
  • October 13, 2016 – Binghamton University Jewish Student (Unnamed, from Brandeis University Report on Campus Antisemitism “On Simchat Torah we were parading with the Torah outside and singing songs and people started to write things on Yik Yak telling us to go back to Auschwitz.” Read more
  • August 17, 2016 – Binghamton University Jewish Recent Graduate (Austin) “The school has an active Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter, which regularly targets Jewish and pro-Israel students…Witnessing SJP put up mock eviction notices on the doors of Jewish students, or try and host a fundraiser to donate money to a Hamas-related university really opened my eyes…I saw first-hand what is happening on college campuses.” Read more
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  • September 2014 – Jewish Binghamton University Student (Joshua) “On Friday, Sept. 12, I attended the weekly Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) meeting…That night, I stayed as I long as I could, but after half an hour I had to leave to attend prayer services since the Jewish Sabbath begins Friday evening. As I quietly exited the room, I heard a snide voice: “Oh, was it something I said?” “No,” I answered, “The Sabbath is beginning and I need to leave for prayers.” At that moment, the entire room broke into laughter. Horrified and embarrassed, I left the room. When I heard a room full of my peers laugh in response to my religious convictions, I could not have been made to feel more embarrassed, uncomfortable and ashamed than I was at that moment.” Read more
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    ClassificationDate-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    3/22/17 – A swastika was found in a bathroom stall in the Bartle Library on campus. Date of incident is approximated from announcement.
    ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION:DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
    10/30/15 – A 4th-year PhD student published an op-ed in the student paper which called Israel an “apartheid regime” and promoted BDS.
    HISTORICAL;
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    5/5/15 – SJP sponsored a talk with Alison Weir entitled, “Against Our Better Judgement – The Hidden History of How the U.S. was Used to Create Israel.” Her talk entailed classic antisemitic tropes of Jewish power when she alluding to the “Zionist Agenda,” Zionist political control, of Jewish/Zionist money “ target[ing] every sector of our society” and “Israel Partisans” controlling the media. She also claimed that violence started when Zionism began and “impacted the whole world dangerously.” She further demonized Israel by alluding to the recent Gaza war as a “massacre” and delegitimized Israel by stating Israel’s creation was a “massive human catastrophe.”
    BDS ACTIVITY:CALLS FOR BDS12/12/15 – A graduate student in social anthropology published an op-ed in the school paper urging her department to follow in the footsteps of the American Anthropology Association and join in the academic boycott of Israel.

     

    In the News ?

    March 16, 2017:
    Pipe Dream – Guest column: Fortifying religious unity at Binghamton

    February 22, 2017:
    The Times of Israel – Anti-Semitism is the new social justice

    August 17, 2016:
    The Algemeiner – Bringing Campus Battle Skills to Front Lines of Jewish State, US College Grads Enlist in IDF

    December 12, 2015:
    Pipe Dream – Support boycott of Israeli academic institutions
    (Description note – a student publishes an op-ed in the student paper and claims, “Now that the AAA has passed a pro-boycott resolution to be considered for a final vote among the entire membership next spring (which will not go into effect until a final round of approval), my sincerest hope is for my department, conflicting viewpoints and all, to follow in the footsteps of the AAA and endorse this resolution in time for the spring vote.”)

    October 30, 2015: Pipe Dream – Give Palestine economic support
    (Description note – an article in the school paper claims Israel is a result of European colonization and is an apartheid country, “As seems customary every year, there is rebellion in occupied Palestine. Since 2000, the year of the Second Intifada, the Palestinian masses divorced from any serious direction from their political parties have taken up arms to remove European colonialism from their land….The Palestinian people, bluntly, are fighting for their freedom. They ask the world not for weapons, soldiers or materials for carrying out war, but for a campaign to put economic pressure on the apartheid Israeli regime”)

    August 19, 2015: Voice Of Israel – Students struggle to respond when anti-Israeli sentiment turns ugly

    March 25, 2015: The Times of Israel – Anti-Semitism 101 – for “Anti-Zionists” (Description note – A student explains, “’I am not anti-Semitic, I just don’t support Israel! I love the Jews, I have been to Shabbat dinner before! I just think Zionism is wrong.’ As a senior graduating this May from Binghamton University, the above statement is quite common to hear on my campus and around the world.”)

    March 18, 2015: Pipe Dream – Why I waved the Palestinian flag (Description note, “I got really angry last week. Angrier than I’ve been in a long time. It came when I counted 16 Israeli flags waving for “Israel Peace Week” in the New University Union.”)

    November 26, 2014: American Political Blogs – Leaked: SJP Plans Illegal Activity Against Jewish Students And Israel

    November 26, 2014: JP Updates – Leaked: SJP Plans Illegal Activity Against Jewish Students And Israel

    November 26, 2014: The Jerusalem Post – Awakening to our nightmare

    November 26, 2014: Jspace News – Students for Justice Palestine Plans Illegal Activity Against Jewish Students, Israel

    October 28, 2014: The Algemeiner – A New Year for Jewish College Students on Campus (Description note: Published letter from President Kim Bottomly, “These are critical times for Jewish life on all college campuses. World affairs have heightened the need to support religious faith and to sustain civil discourse on campuses around the world. We are working to ensure that Wellesley continues to be an inclusive and respectful community for all of our students.”)

    October 7, 2014: Binghampton University Pipe Dream – Visiting professor parallels events in Israel to South African history (Description note – South African professor Fred Hendricks, “Hamas observing the ceasefire had not fired any rockets since 2012…We have to ask ourselves, is [this/Israel] simply defending yourself or are you doing something else?”)

    September 29, 2014: Binghampton University Pipe Dream – Letter to the Editor: Students for Justice in Palestine unfairly represented (Description note – SJP response to Joshua Seed’s piece from September 19, “Mr. Seed is a paid operative of an ultra-right organization, and the various things they expect in return for their patronage include writing “articles for local and campus media outlets.”)

    September 19, 2014: Binghampton University Pipe Dream – Tolerance is necessary for campus to remain inclusive
    (Description note – A Jewish student attended a SJP event and was ridiculed. Quote from article, “On Friday, Sept. 12, I attended the weekly Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) meeting…That night, I stayed as I long as I could, but after half an hour I had to leave to attend prayer services since the Jewish Sabbath begins Friday evening. As I quietly exited the room, I heard a snide voice: “Oh, was it something I said?” “No,” I answered, “The Sabbath is beginning and I need to leave for prayers.” At that moment, the entire room broke into laughter. Horrified and embarrassed, I left the room. When I heard a room full of my peers laugh in response to my religious convictions, I could not have been made to feel more embarrassed, uncomfortable and ashamed than I was at that moment.”)

    September 5, 2014: Binghampton University Pipe Dream – Renounce, divest, and sanction Israel (Description note – author is Joshua Price, Associate Professor in Sociology, “I, along with others, now join the boycott”)

    September 5, 2014: Binghampton University Pipe Dream – Students for Justice in Palestine, Pro-Israel groups rally on the Spine

    August 12, 2014: Prince Arthur Herald – An ancient disease lies behind the Anti-Israel protests

    May 05, 2014: Fox 40 WICZ.com – At Binghamton University Event – Cornell Prof. Says Israel Already an Apartheid State

    February 23, 2014: Jerusalem Post – My university won’t stand up for Israel

     

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    BDS Tracker

    No divestment vote has taken place.


    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    STUDENT BDS

    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1

    SJP

    FACULTY BDS

    Number of Faculty endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 10

    1. Carl Gelderloos
    2. Joseph Keith
    3. William Martin
    4. Randall McGuire
    5. Monika Metha
    6. Ravi Palat
    7. James Petras
    8. Joshua Price
    9. Jean H. Quataert
    10. Sevinç Türkkan

    ** Advisory Board US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel