Campus Monitor - Occidental College

Student Voices

  • February 20, 2018 – Occidental College Jewish Students (Maddie, Jaydon and Sara) – “When Salaita conflates Israelis with Jews in one sentence and then subtly supports violence against Israelis in the next, it’s easy to interpret his views as anti-Jew, regardless of nationality, as well as anti-Israel. This makes many Jewish students feel unsafe.” Read More
  • February 13, 2018 – Occidental College Jewish Student (Jaydon) – “Notably, he [Salaita at a talk on campus sponsored by multiple departments] paints it as an equal situation to the colonization of the Americas, but what that fails to point out is that the Jewish people have historic, familial and religious ties to the land of Israel.  I agree that [the Zionist movement] resulted in a very complex situation in which Palestinians were unjustly kicked out of their home and land that they had every right to, but it’s not the same picture of colonization that it was in the Americas, because the Jewish people were there originally, many years before.” Read More


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Classification Date-Description
BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENTS 3/17/2015 – Occidental SJP hosted a panel promoting BDS that included talks by BDS activists Nora Barrows-Friedman, David Lloyd


In the News ?

February 20, 2018:
The Occidental Weekly – Letter-to-the-Editor: Salaita’s Speech Unsettles Jewish Students

February 13, 2018:
The Occidental Weekly – Salaita speaks on Israel-Palestine, generates student dialogue

March 24, 2015:
The Occidental Weekly – SJP raises awareness of Palestinian hardship (Description note, “March 17, SJP organized a panel on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The panelists consisted of Electronic Intifada Editor Nora Barrows-Friedman, Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside David Lloyd and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) SJP Member Angelica Becerra….this is SJP’s first year at Occidental.”)

January 9, 2014: Statement on ASA Boycott


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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty




Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 3

  1. Courtney Baker
  2. Hanan Elsayed
  3. Michael Gasper


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