Campus Monitor - Florida State University

Student Voices

  • March 28, 2017 – Florida State University Student (Emma) “When I got to class I actually kind of broke down – I thought I’d be able to hold it together. My friends brought me to the bathroom where I called FSUPD to report it [a swastika] and then FSU Hillel to report it.” Read more
  • November 2014, Jewish Florida State University Student (Tatiana) “Last week, among other things, I was told by a Palestinian student visiting FSU that the 67 innocent Jews murdered in Hebron in 1929 were actually not Jews, but Arabs. I was also told I am less of a person than Hitler because at least Hitler had the chutzpah to declare his genocide on the Jewish people and that I am masquerading as though I want peace. I was told I am a racist, and a Nazi, and an imperialist who needs to check my white privilege. I was told that Israel is not a state but an occupying force directly responsible for the plight of the Palestinian people. I was told that the Palestinians are not interested in peace and coexistence, but that they will take back the land that is rightfully theirs. I was told that Hamas and Fatah are in no way responsible for what is happening to the people in the Palestinian Authority and Gaza. I read a sign “Israel=terrorist.” And I think for the first time in my adult life, I truly understood what it means to stare racism straight in the face.” Read more

 

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: 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: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.”
DEMONIZATION3/29/17 – 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!”
DEMONIZATION10/14/16 – 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 EVENT2/22/17 – SJP held the event, “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: An Introduction.”

 

In the News ?

March 28, 2017:
FSU News – Swastika drawn near Florida State campus

November 26, 2014:
The Algemeiner – Why I Was Called a Nazi on my College Campus

November 12, 2015:
FSU News – Students work to end troubles in Palestine
(Description note, “On November 22 at 915 Railroad Avenue, Students for Justice in Palestine will host “(No Thanks) giving” which will represent saying “no” to the concept of colonialism in the past of the Americas and the present state of Palestine.”)

January 16, 2014:
Legal Insurrection – University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel

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

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

 

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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 2
SJP
Students United for Justice in Palestine

 

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 2

  1. Jamila Horabin
  2. Corbin Treacy