Campus Monitor - Lawrence University

Antisemitism Tracker

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Classification Date-Description
5/20/16 – A student published an op-ed in the paper that called for BDS, including the right of return, which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. The student also admitted to “perpetrating micro-aggressions on Jewish students.”


In the News ?

May 20, 2016:
The Lawrentian – LU must divest
(Description note, “Critics of the Israeli divestment movement often label it as anti-Semitic, as it targets Israel, the world’s only Jewish state. I understand that anti-Semitism should be a valid concern, particularly on this campus where identity is often attacked. Even I will admit to perpetrating micro-aggressions on Jewish students. But a divestment movement is neither the root nor an escalation of anti-Semitism. It is my belief that divestment from Israel only targets the country’s institutional actions. Israel is ultimately an independent country, and as one its actions are solely its responsibility. At the height of the Apartheid movement, South Africa faced similar outside pressures to those that groups like universities are putting on Israel today.”)

November 30, 2015:
Students of Color at Lawrence University – Lawrence University Demands by Students of Color at Lawrence University
(Description note – a list of demands by “Students of Color” regarding racial issues include, “12. The newly introduced Israel­ Palestine class, and especially given that it is being offered under the Religious Studies department, needs to have its syllabus reviewed to ensure that the Palestinian narrative is represented. Offering this class in the religious studies department reinforces the ignorant notion that this is a religious conflict even though it clearly isn’t.”)

May 22, 2015:
The Lawrentian – Israeli Apartheid Week engages Lawrence in conversation about Israel and Palestine
(Description note, “May 11 marked the beginning of Lawrence’s first Israeli Apartheid Week, led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). SJP Co-president and junior Razan Anabtawi deemed one of the goals of the week-long event was to “establish SJP as a resource on campus.” Israeli Apartheid Week included a variety of events that presented various opinions: detriments of normalizing the occupation, the power of the attention of the West, the complexity of the issue and the parallels between global struggles.”)

May 8, 2015: – EVENTS:
May 11, 2015 – EVENT – Film: “Roadmap to Apartheid,” followed by a mediated discussion
May 12, 2015 – EVENT – Students for Justice in Palestine Israeli Apartheid Week Presentation: Narratives of Non-violent Resistance
May 15, 2015 – EVENT – 7 p.m.: Students for Justice in Palestine Israeli Apartheid Week Presentation: Al-Nakba candlelight vigil

February 13, 2015:
The Lawrentian – SJP holds panel discussion on Israel-Palestine relations
 (Description note, “On Feb. 10, the cinema of the Warch Campus Center was full of people gathered to hear Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) four-student panel on the “History of the Palestinian-Israeli Question,” covering history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine from the pre-Ottoman period through the summer 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.”)

January 7, 2014:
Lawrence President, Provost Issue Statement Opposing Academic Boycotts


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