Campus Monitor - Bryn Mawr College

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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Classification Date-Description
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
4/8/17 – Bi-Co held a series of events for “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The description for the week’s events stated, “The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement. We push forward an understanding of Israel as an apartheid state…We work to end all international complicity with this apartheid state. Governments provide extensive political and economic support to the Israeli apartheid regime. Corporations profit through investments and joint operations with Israeli companies. Institutions, organizations and unions provide economic and moral backing by maintaining investments in and relations with Israel. Artists, intellectuals and sports teams legitimize Israeli apartheid by continuing business as usual. It is this type of support and cooperation, which allows apartheid to continue to exist, and this is why ending international complicity is so important. We understand Israeli apartheid as one element of a global system of economic and military domination. To this end, we stand in solidarity with all oppressed groups around the world, in particular, indigenous communities suffering under settler colonialism, exploitation and displacement.”
DENY JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION
5/1/16 – A photo on Bryn Mawr Voices for Palestine Facebook page read, “’Israeli Independence Day’ celebrates Al-Nakba: the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland and the destruction of 531 Palestinian villages by the Zionist Israeli Occupation in 1948. GENOCIDE is nothing to celebrate.” Text that accompanied the photo upload stated, “Al-Nakba, literally “the catastrophe,” refers to the Zionist occupying forces’ violent expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, when over 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed and the state of Israel was established in May 1948. Tomorrow, Bi-Co Friends of Israel will have an Israeli Independence Day party, which purports to celebrate independence but does not recognize the ethnic cleansing behind it. Haverford Students for Justice in Palestine and Bryn Mawr College Voices for Palestine condemn the celebration of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Our groups stand in solidarity with Palestinians around the world and with students in the Bi-Co who have been affected by al-Nakba. We support the Right of Return for Palestinians to their homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories. (1 May 2016).”
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS 3/22/17 – According to an article in Haverford College’s student paper (Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College access the same paper, as well as have a joint SJP called Bi-Co SJP), “The next major project for SJP will be a Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) campaign against Israel. This movement is currently underway at Bryn Mawr…This undertaking will also include an attempt to remove Sabra Hummus, an Israeli company, from The Coop and Uncommon Grounds.”

 

In the News ?

March 27, 2017:
The Clerk – Students for Justice in Palestine Holds Israeli Apartheid Week
(Description note, “Rosemary Cohen ’18 was a main organizer of the week’s events. A student at Haverford, Cohen stressed the importance of ‘recognizing Apartheid in Israel and American financial complicity in that Apartheid.’ On Monday, March 20th, Bi-Co Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) launched Israeli Apartheid Week, with the goal of spreading a message of solidarity with Palestine in its longstanding conflict with Israel.”)

January 3, 2014: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – Interim President Kim Cassidy Issues Statement on ASA Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: Bryn Mawr Voices for Palestine Facebook Page, (May 1, 2016)

A photo on Bryn Mawr Voices for Palestine Facebook page read, “’Israeli Independence Day’ celebrates Al-Nakba: the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland and the destruction of 531 Palestinian villages by the Zionist Israeli Occupation in 1948. GENOCIDE is nothing to celebrate.” Text that accompanied the photo upload stated, “Al-Nakba, literally “the catastrophe,” refers to the Zionist occupying forces’ violent expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, when over 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed and the state of Israel was established in May 1948. Tomorrow, Bi-Co Friends of Israel will have an Israeli Independence Day party, which purports to celebrate independence but does not recognize the ethnic cleansing behind it. Haverford Students for Justice in Palestine and Bryn Mawr College Voices for Palestine condemn the celebration of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Our groups stand in solidarity with Palestinians around the world and with students in the Bi-Co who have been affected by al-Nakba. We support the Right of Return for Palestinians to their homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories. (1 May 2016).” Source Credit: Bryn Mawr Voices for Palestine Facebook Page, (May 1, 2016)


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BDS Tracker

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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

Number of Student Group(s) Supporting BDS: 1
Bryn Mawr College Voices for Palestine

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 2

  1. Peter Magee
  2. Azalea Seyhan