Campus Monitor - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/25/17 – A swastika drawn in chalk was found on a fifth floor hallway wall of Simmons.
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY 4/20/15 – Palestine@MIT tried to cancel a celebration of Israeli Indepence day organized by MIT Friends of Israel and MIT Hillel, by issuing a public letter to the MIT Community demanding that the student government rescind its support for the event because it makes some students feel “unsafe”.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/5/18 – Answer Coalition Boston held the event, “Put Israel on Trial, Not Ahed & Palestine!” The description for the event demonized Israel, stating, “Israel incarcerates hundreds of Palestinian children like Ahed for simply resisting colonial extermination.” The event further discussed “why a two-state solution cannot be a viable answer to the question of Palestinian Liberation. We charge Israel! Drop the charges on Ahed! Release her and all political prisoners of the settler reigme! Uphold the right to return! Free Palestine!”
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
10/31/17 – Palestine@MIT was a co-signer of a letter, organized by Northeastern SJP, to protest the “Israeli Soldiers Tour” at Northeastern University. The protest letter demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating, “Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is rooted in settler-colonialism and white supremacy.”
DELEGITIMIZATION 11/8/15 – Palestine@MIT and the Arab Students Organization at MIT hosted a talk by Professor Noam Chomsky and Dr. Mads Gilbert. During the talk, Israel was falsely accused of “apartheid” and “colonialism”.
BDS ACTIVITY: CALLS FOR BDS/td>

3/13/15 – Palestine@MIT signed a statement in support of Northeastern University’s anti-Israel divestment resolution.

 

In the News ?

November 9, 2016:
The Tech – Students, faculty discuss hate crime prevention after swastika found in Simmons

January 21, 2016:
MIT Center for International Studies EVENT – Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine, and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East

November 8, 2015:
EVENT – Israeli Impunity and the Palestinian Reality
(Description note, “Israeli Impunity and the Palestinian Reality” panel with Prof. Noam Chomsky and Dr. Mads Gilbert hosted by Palestine@MIT and Arab Students Organization.)

April 23, 2015:
Legal Insurrection – MIT Students Claim Israel Celebration Makes Them Feel “Unsafe”

February 23, 2015:
In These Times – Chomsky, Lears and Elia Debate Whether an Academic Boycott of Israel Can Work

December 30, 2013:
Arutz Sheva – MIT Head Rejects ASA’s Boycott of Israel

December 27, 2013: President Reif issues statement on ASA boycott of Israeli academic institutions

 

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BDS Tracker

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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: Palestine@MIT

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 5

  1. Noam Chomsky
  2. Stefan Helmreich
  3. Heather Paxson
  4. Abha Sur
  5. Christine Walley

 


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