Campus Monitor - Florida International University

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT11/2/17 – 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: DEMONIZATION11/3/16 – 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 EVENT2/2/15 – SJP at FIU held a meeting to promote the boycott of Sabra Hummus.

 

In the News ?

October 27, 2017:
Miami Herald – FIU frat suspended over group chat’s rape jokes, anti-Semitic memes and nude photos

September 15, 2016:
Fiusm.com – Palestinian flag joins GC atrium

February 27, 2016:
Fiusm.com – Students walk out of ambassador’s lecture
(Description note – SJP organized a walk out of Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon’s lecture.)

September 10, 2015:
Haaretz – A New Unofficial Boycott Against Israeli Academics May Be Underway
(Description note, “In a third case, an Israeli professor was recently informed that he had been disinvited from participating in an international research effort based at Florida International University because one of the team members was a Lebanese academic who could face penalties in her country if it were discovered that she was collaborating with an Israeli scholar.”)

December 27, 2013:
The Republic – FIU joins other Florida universities in condemning academic boycott of Israel

December 26, 2013:
FIU FIU opposes boycott of Israeli academic institutions

 

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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1

SJP

 

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 4

  1. Nandini Dhar
  2. Mark Padilla
  3. Jean Muteba Rahier
  4. Jason Richie