Campus Monitor - Williams College

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/7/17 – Two students vandalized a dorm room by painting a swastika and “I like beer.”
SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/ MOVEMENT/ ASSEMBLY;
DELEGITIMIZATION
5/2/17 – An Israeli Independence Day kosher barbecue sponsored by Ephs for Israel was disrupted by anti-Zionist students who dropped a series of banners around the event, one of which said “End Israeli Apartheid” and passed out information sheets.
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: CONDONING TERRORISM;
DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION;
BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
2/4/16 – SJP held the event, “Palestine, the Global South, and Reacting to the Neoliberal Present with Vijay Prashad.” In his talk, Prashad condoned terrorism against Jews claiming that recent stabbings in Israel are a result of Palestinian frustration and that, “there is no real harm from the Palestinian with a kitchen knife.” He reiterated his support for the right of return of Palestinian refugees (which would effectively eliminate Israel as a Jewish state), hence denying Jews self-determination. He made numerous statements calling for BDS.

 

In the News ?

September 13, 2017:
The Williams Record – Campus Addresses Vandalism Incident
(Description note, “Two students are undergoing disciplinary proceedings after vandalizing their friend’s dorm room door early last Thursday morning, according to an email that Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom sent to all students on Sunday…With paint, one of the students wrote ‘I like beer’ on the door, and the other ‘painted a swastika, and then quickly covered it with more paint to make it illegible,’ said the email…The vandalism is being considered particularly seriously because of the use of the swastika, no matter the intent, the email said.”)

February 6, 2014: EVENT: Walls: Palestine, Mexico, and Beyond – Description: Lecture and Discussion

January 2, 2014: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – Regarding Academic Boycotts

 

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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

N/A

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 5

  1. Alison Case
  2. Amal Eqeiq
  3. Walter Johnston
  4. Katarzyna Pieprzak
  5. Dorothy Wang

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