Campus Monitor - Johns Hopkins University

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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Classification Date-Description
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.”


In the News ?

November 19, 2015:
The Johns Hopkins News Letter – No One Should Be Afraid to Express Their Dissent

November 17, 2016:
Johns Hopkins News Letter – Vietnam and Palestine: victims of imperialism
(Description note, “Caught in their own struggle against imperial aggression, Palestinian fedayeen — or freedom fighters — identified with Vietnamese liberationists and thus included declarations condemning U.S. imperialism in Vietnam in their public speeches and political platforms.”)

November 17, 2016:
Johns Hopkins News Letter – J Street U stands in solidarity with Susya

November 12, 2015:
Gatestone Institute – Selective Outrage on Campus

November 10, 2015:
AMCHA – Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium: Letter to the Coordinators and President Daniels
(Description note, About a dozen students sign a letter protesting an event with Alan Dershowitz specifically because of his support for Israel stating, “(1) To inform you of the criminal status of several recent and continuing actions of the government of the State of Israel in relation to the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. (2) To inform you of the advocacy and public support of Professor Dershowitz for the State of Israel throughout (and despite) its illegal activities.” (4) To express, for your records, our condemnation of the views of Professor Dershowitz insofar as they relate to the illegal activities of the State of Israel. (5) To petition and implore you, on the basis of (1) – (4), to make public statements of disaffiliation with Professor Dershowitz’s views on the activities of the State of Israel, so that there may be no misapprehension that the MSE Symposium, by inviting Professor Dershowitz, in any way supports either the violation of international law, generally, or the committing of war crimes, specifically…..(5) The evidence that Professor Dershowitz publically holds opinions that are unacceptable to any institution whose faculty and/or students must ‘maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct’ is incontrovertible.” Original link can be found HERE.)

January 16, 2015:
San Diego Jewish World – Anti- Semitism makes a comeback in the West

October 30, 2014:
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter – Teach-In For Gaza examines conflict

October 23, 2014:
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter – SJP members use their bodies to protest Gaza violence

April 8, 2014:
Baltimore Post Examiner – Johns Hopkins alumni Professor Patrick Bond charges: ‘Israel is like South Africa’

February 2014:
Legal Insurrection – University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel

December 23, 2013:
JHU – JHU president, provost issue statement on ASA boycott of Israeli universities


Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: The Chicago Maroon

A statue on campus was defaced with “End Israeli Apartheid” over the Palestinian flag painted over it.  Source credit: Hopkins SJP FB Page (March 8, 2017)

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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.

BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1


Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 6

  1. Clara Han
  2. Neil Hertz
  3. Naveeda Khan
  4. Christopher Nealon
  5. Deborah Poole
  6. Todd Shepard