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University of Minnesota President Kaler for his strong statement and recognition that, “the inclusion on the ballot of a non-binding referendum that names Israel is exacerbating tension and fueling discrimination toward Jewish students. My statement of two years ago is as relevant today as it was then: ‘Our University strongly and unequivocally condemns prejudice and hostility toward Jews, as we condemn bias against any groups.’” March 7, 2018
UIUC Chancellor Jones for his message to the community – “….anti-Semitic attacks hidden under the guise of anti-Zionist rhetoric are all too common.” September 24, 2017
The Associated Students of Madison unanimously passes a resolution against antisemitism that notes, “anti-Semitic incidents tend to occur when anti-Israel legislation are introduced in student government or in a student body.” September 5, 2017
Chapman University student government passes a resolution against anti-Semitism. May 11, 2017
San Diego State University Associated Students (A.S.) passed “A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism.” In passing this resolution, A.S. formally adopted the State Department definition of antisemitism, which includes demonization, double standards, and delegitimization of Israel. They recognized, “that the Jewish people, like all peoples, have a collective right to self-determination” and condemned attempts to “undermine” these rights. April 19, 2017
East Carolina University’s Student Government for passing a resolution against antisemitism titled, “The Fight Against Anti-Semitism Resolution” that included the U.S. State Department definition of antisemitism. The resolution was brought to SGA’s attention due to instances of antisemitism within the ECU community including graffiti targeting Jewish students found on campus and in off campus homes of Jewish students. March 1, 2017
The U.S. Senate and Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), the bill authors, for passing the bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act and for understanding that giving the Department of Education a proper definition of contemporary anti-Semitism is key to combatting and preventing anti-Jewish bigotry on campus. December 1, 2016
NYU President Hamilton for his strong statement against the Grand Union Boycott vote stating, “A boycott of Israeli institutions…is antithetical to the free exchange of ideas and at odds with the University’s position as well as the position of GSOC’s parent union.  NYU will not be closing its academic program in Tel Aviv, and divestment from Israeli-related investments is not under consideration. And to be clear: whatever ‘pledges’ union members may or may not have taken does not free them from their responsibilities as employees of NYU, which rejects the boycott.” April 25, 2016
Kudos to Rep. Zeldin for condemning “BDS…and other hurtful anti-Semitic rhetoric” on college campuses across America.  April 15, 2016
Kudos to Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard for forming a task force to address antisemitism after several antisemitic incidents involving students at the Bellingham school occurred.  April 13, 2016
Kudos to Capital University Student Government for unanimously passing a resolution against antisemitism! March 30, 2016
Kudos to UC Regent Pattiz for his determination in getting the University of California to become the first university to officially recognize the antisemitism within anti-Zionism. March 25, 2016
Kudos to the UC Regents for linking anti-Zionism and antisemitism in the recent resolution passed! March 25, 2016
Kudos to University of Minnesota President Kaler for his strong statement against BDS. March 8, 2016
Kudos to the Oberlin College Board for its strong statement against a professors’ antisemitic comments. March 5, 2016
Kudos to the United Auto Workers (UAW) International Union for granting an appeal filed by a member of the University of California student group Informed Grads, thereby striking down a BDS resolution adopted by UAW Local 2865 last year. According to UAW, “”…it is our unanimous belief that the notion of BDS, credibly, espouses discrimination and vilification against Israelis and UAW members who are of Jewish lineage. From this perspective, we find that the BDS Resolution is systematic in its decrying orations about Israel and its stated atrocities against Palestinians. Conversely, as emphasized earlier, the local union’s critique of any other ethnicity or victimizer outside of the Israeli and /or Jewish population is not present in its arguments. Thus, the local union’s platform is apparent in its unfavorable stance against the state of Israel, Israelis and, invariably, Jewish union members.” December 16, 2015
Kudos to Hunter College President Jennifer Raab, USG President Chika Onyejiukwa and Hunter College Senate Chair Sandra Clarkson for their strong statement against antisemitism at a campus rally. November 15, 2015
Kudos to Congressman Brad Sherman for calling on dozens of universities in California to adopt the definition of anti-Semitism promulgated by the U.S. Department of State. July 17, 2015
Kudos to California Assembly’s Higher Education Committee for passing SCR-35 which uses the U.S. State Department definition to define antisemitism and calls on each University of California campus to adopt a resolution condemning all forms of antisemitism. June 23, 2015
Kudos to Illinois for becoming the third state in a month to pass legislation formally opposing the BDS movementagainst Israel May 19, 2015
Kudos to Indiana House of Representatives for Unanimously Passing House Resolution Denouncing BDS April 30, 2015
Kudos to Indiana for becoming the second state to pass a bill that formally opposes BDS April 30, 2015
Kudos to the Tennessee General Assembly for becoming the first state legislature to condemn BDS, with the resolution stating that the BDS movement is “one of the main vehicles for spreading anti-Semitism and advocating the elimination of the Jewish state,” and BDS activities, “undermine the Jewish people’s right to self-determination, which they are fulfilling in the State of Israel.” April 22, 2015
Kudos to the Stanford Board of Trustees for concluding, “The Board concluded that any action on this [divestment] issue would clearly have [a divisive] impact.” April 14, 2015
Kudos to the Associated Students Senate of the University of Nevada, Reno for unanimously passing a resolution for Semitic Tolerance which states, “Antisemitic actions are correlated with movements to boycott, divest and sanction against Israel” April 13, 2015
Kudos to President Garanzini for taking a  strong stand against divestment in his open letter to the community. March 31, 2015
Kudos to GWU Student Association Senate for calling for extra security measures in response to the posting of swastikas twice in three weeks. March 31, 2015
Kudos to University of Nevada Las Vegas for passing a resolution against antisemitism. March 26, 2015
Kudos to UCLA President Gene Block for saying, “The BDS movement…the effect has been corrosive…The BDS movement does tend to isolate…it actually isolates students.” March 18, 2015
Kudos to GWU President Knapp for incorporating AMCHA and Coalition suggestions in his statement when another swastika was found at GWU. March 16,2015
Kudos to GWU President Knapp for incorporating AMCHA and Coalition suggestions in his statement when another swastika was found at GWU. March 16, 2015
Kudos to UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Board of Regents Chairman Bruce D. Varner for their strong statement against antisemitism. March 11, 2015
Kudos to Massachusetts legislators for approving a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and calling for expanded anti-bias and Holocaust education. March 10, 2015
Kudos to a combined 135 Stanford faculty members for expressing their opposition to divestment from Israel in statements to the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Leasing. March 4, 2015
Kudos to the student government at Liberty University for passing an amendment to its constitution that forbids legislation supporting the BDS movement against Israel. February 26, 2015
Kudos to the student government at University of California (UC), Berkeley, for passing a bill condemning antisemitism in a unanimous 20-0 vote. February 26, 2015
Kudos to UC Berkeley ASUC for passing a bill condemning hateful incidents at UC Davis, and requiring ASUC executives to ask UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks and Dean of Students Greenwell to hold a meeting regarding antisemitism. February 24, 2015
Kudos to the UC Davis, ASUCD court, for overturning the BDS resolution by deciding the ASUCD did not have jurisdictional rights to pass the BDS resolution. February 22, 2015
Kudos to Stanford University President John Hennessey for his statement regarding the BDS movement, “I have never seen a topic that has been more divisive within the university community.” February 20, 2015
Kudos to University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts for apologizing for a one-sided, anti-Israel program co-sponsored by a department. February 19, 2015
Kudos to Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council for the “Indianapolis JCRC Statement on Ilan Pappe Visit to IUPUI” in response to IUPUI Political Science Department sponsorship of the event “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: Past and Present. Public Lecture by Dr. Ilan Pappé” January 30, 2015
Kudos to Harvard President Drew Faust for asking for an investigation into the decision by dining services to boycott an Israeli product at Harvard. December 19, 2014
Kudos to Assemblymember Bloom for his strong statement to UC President Napolitano seeking assurance that Faculty will not be permitted to inject anti-Israel advocacy into their classrooms. December 11, 2014
Kudos to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block for his statement, “UCLA and the UCLA Foundation share the Board of Regents conviction that divestment decisions should not hold any one organization or country to a different standard than any other. The Board of Regents does not support divestment in companies that engage in business with Israel and UCLA agrees with that position.” November 20, 2014
Kudos to Assemblymember Richard Bloom for his strong statement against the UCLA student government’s endorsement of divestment November 19, 2014
Kudos to Emory University President Wagner for taking action to protect Jewish students in light of swastika graffiti at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house. September 29, 2014
Kudos to to the government of Canada for signing the Ottawa Protocol to Combat Anti-Semitism September 29, 2014
Kudos to Loyola University Chicago for suspending Students for Justice in Palestine for harassing Jewish students, attempting to block a Jewish event on campus. September 29, 2014
Kudos to the US House for calling for a “tougher fight against anti-Semitism” September 19, 2014
Kudos to Brandeis University President Lawrence for condemning ‘abhorrent’ remarks on faculty list serve August 11, 2014
Kudos to Kent State University President Warren for her statement speaking out against Professor Pino’s Antisemitic and offensive remarks August 5, 2014
Kudos to Florida Atlantic University for rejecting the BDS motion August 3, 2014
Kudos to UC Davis for implementing programs to review events with scrutiny to prevent any further anti-Semitic behavior on campus July 28, 2014
Kudos to the South Australian Parliament for voting to support the antisemitism declaration July 7, 2014
Kudos to Associated Students of Western Washington University on becoming the first North American university student government to pass a proactive resolution against the anti-Israel BDS June 11, 2014
Kudos to Julian Hassan, Muslim Pro-Israel Vassar student for standing up for Israel against faculty, Students for Justice in Palestine and J Street U June 11, 2014
Kudos to USF Foundation’s Investment Committee for rejecting a student petition to divest from companies doing business with Israel May 29, 2014
Kudos to UC President Janet Napolitano for her statement condemning harassment of Jewish students May 19, 2014
Kudos to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block for condemning harassment of Jewish students May 18, 2014
Kudos to UC Santa Barbara Associated Students Senate for voting not to pass a resolution to “Divest From Companies that Profit from Apartheid” in a secret ballot, with 8 supporting and 16 opposing. April 25, 2014
Kudos to Penn State Harrisburg Eastern American Studies Association for the statement on the ASA Boycott Resolution April 11, 2014
Kudos to Florida Senate for voting unanimously in resolution CS/SR 894 to oppose academic boycotts of Israeli universities April 4, 2014
Kudos To University of Michigan Hillel Students for combating a resolution calling for a boycott of Israel April 3, 2014
Israel divestment overturned at U.K.’s King’s College, defeated in New Mexico April 2, 2014
Illinois state legislators and the Jewish Federation of 
Chicago for advancing a joint senate/house resolution condemning the 
academic boycott of Israel
March 28, 2014
UC Berkeley student Avi Levine for presenting to Legislators about antisemitism March 21, 2014
UCLA student Omer Hit for speaking to Legislators about antisemitism March 21, 2014
Canadian engineering firm for threatening to cut ties to U of Windsor over anti-Israel student divestment campaign March 12, 2014
University of Windsor President for hiring law firm to investigate student BDS resolution March 12, 2014
Northeastern University for banning SJP for intimidation of students March 12, 2014
Barnard College Dean Avis Hinkson for removing SJP sign from college entrance March 11, 2014
CA Appellate Court for upholding the conviction of Irvine 11 March 5, 2014
The UCLA student senate for rejecting an anti-Israel divestment resolution February 26, 2014
California ASA for refusing to apply anti-Israel academic boycott February 25, 2014
Boston University sophomore Raphael Fils, for creating the first ‘Safe Hillel’ on his campus February 25, 2014
Dahn Hiuni, for seeking to remove references to BDS-scholars in his published doctoral thesis February 11, 2014
UC Riverside student government for voting down anti-
Israel divestment resolution
February 13, 2014
Silicon Valley Representative in Congress Mike Honda for condemning Academic Boycott of Israel February 7, 2014
U.S. Congress Members Peter Roskam and Dan Lipinski for
introducing bipartisan bill to defund Universities supporting the
academic boycott of Israel
February 6, 2014
The Philadelphia City Council who unanimously passed a
resolution condemning the academic boycott of Israel
January 30, 2014
New York state legislators for passing a bill to end funding for schools linked to boycott groups January 29, 2014
134 US Congress members for denouncing ASA boycott January 19, 2014
The University of California Santa Barbara for pledging to
implement several recommendations
to combat discrimination against Jews
January 16, 2014
Four US Congress members for authoring a letter to ASA condemning the academic boycott of Israel January 10, 2014
NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for introducing legislation prohibiting state aid to fund groups that boycott Israel January 10, 2014
The Faculty in Middlebury College’s American Studies
Program for condemning the academic boycott and calling on the ASA to
revisit its mission
January 8, 2014
Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams for a resolution into the state legislature condemning the ASA boycott January 8, 2014
Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach for condemning the ASA
boycott and calling on PA universities to boycott ASA
January 8, 2014
The American Psychiatric Association for condemning the ASA boycott of Israel January 7, 2014
12 ASA award winning scholars who denounced the ASA vote for boycott and called for a revote January 6, 2014
William Jacobson for filing a complaint against the ASA for violating their tax-exempt status by boycotting Israel January 6, 2014
38 Trinity College Professors for rejecting antisemitic academic boycott December 29, 2013
US Congressman Eliot Engel, and Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind for condemning the ASA boycott of Israel December 26, 2013
Brandeis University, Penn State Harrisburg, Indiana University, and Kenyon College for withdrawing from American Studies Association after vote to boycott Israel December 26, 2013
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro for announcing that his university would continue to work with Israeli universities in defiance of the ASA boycott December 20, 2013
The Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities for their statement condemning the academic boycott of Israel December 20, 2013
Brandeis and Penn State Harrisburg Universities for withdrawing from
American Studies Association
after vote to boycott Israel
December 18, 2013
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten
for condemning the ASA boycott of Israel
December 13, 2013
The 8 former presidents of the American Studies 
Association for objecting to the ASA’s resolution for academic boycott of Israel December 12, 2013
Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut for saying affiliation with BDS campaigns is unacceptable December 10, 2013
The American Association of University Professors for calling on its members to vote down an academic boycott of Israel December 9, 2013
Editor of student Christian journal at Harvard University, who removed and apologized for an antisemitic article claiming Jews killed Jesus November 23, 2013
The President of Syracuse University for cutting ties between Syracuse and Al-Quds university following antisemitic rally November 22, 2013
Brandeis University for Removing Al Quds’ Nusseibeh From Ethics Center November 21, 2013
The President of San Francisco State University for condemning an on-campus activity glorifying the murder of “colonizers” November 21, 2013
The President of Brandeis University for suspending Brandeis’ partnership with Al-Quds University after Al-Quds students engaged in antisemitic activity November 19, 2013


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