Campus Monitor - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF:SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
2/22/16 – An event hosted by the Judaic Studies program that featured a talk by Prof. Michael Brenner entitled “The Idea of A Jewish State from Herzl to Netanyahu,” was disrupted by 15 student protestors, who stood up at various places in the audience and held delegitimizing signs that read, “Israel is an apartheid state.” They also gave out fliers that “pointed out the difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and highlighted the undertones of ethnic cleansing inherent in the history of the state of Israel.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION:CONDONES TERRORISM;
DELEGITIMIZATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
3/2/16 – SJP erected a wall that included the phrase, “To Exist is to Resist” which condones terrorism, and delegitimized Israel by falsely stating “Israel is an Apartheid State.” The wall further contained a call for BDS to “Deshelve Sabra Hummus.”

 

In the News ?

April 5, 2017:
Nashville Public Radio – Tennessee Puts Off Effort To Define ‘Anti-Semitism’ On Campus After Students Say It’s Not A Problem

October 20, 2016:
Tennessee Today – University Responds to Divisive Posters on Campus

September 21, 2016:
Knoxville News Sentinel – UT: Anti-Semitism not widespread despite little-known group’s online list

September 19, 2016:
The Algemeiner – EXCLUSIVE: Watchdog Uncovers New Members in Anti-Israel, Antisemitic Student Ring at U of Tenn Knoxville That Supports Terrorism Against Jews, Lauds Hitler

August 22, 2016:
Birmingham Jewish Federation – Anti-Semitism On Tennessee Campus: ‘Like-Minded Group Bigots’

August 11, 2016:
The Algemeiner – EXCLUSIVE: After U of Tennessee Downplays Campus Antisemitism, Covert Watchdog Releases Expanded Dossier, Says Prior Report Only ‘Tip of Iceberg’

August 9, 2016:
ABC 6, Wate.com – UT denies claims of being home to anti-Semitism

February 24, 2016:
The B Daily Beacon – Quite Contrary: Palestinians want their story to be heard
(Description note – Students protesting Michael Brenner, Ph.D., chair of Israel Studies at American University’s talk entitled “The Idea of A Jewish State from Herzl to Netanyahuflyer” gave out flyers that ‘pointed out the difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and highlighted the undertones of ethnic cleansing inherent in the history of the state of Israel.” About 15 student protestors also stood up at various places in the audience and held signs that read, “Israel is an apartheid state.” The student writing an op-ed about it also claimed, “By inviting speakers like Dr. Brenner who perpetuate uncritical narratives of Zionist history, the Judaic Studies program at UT is spreading an oppressive colonialist ideology and is therefore complicit in Israeli violence against Palestinians.”)

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: SJP UTK Facebook Page (March 2, 2016)

Source Credit: SJP UTK Facebook Page (March 2, 2016)

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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1
SJP

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 1

  1. Raja Swamy