From neo-Nazi graffiti at Berkeley to the grilling of a Jewish student at UCLA, anti-Semitism is on the rise at liberal schools thought to be bastions of political correctness. -Emily Shire
At least 287 incidents targeting Jewish students for verbal or physical harm were recorded during the first six months of 2016. More than half of the schools included in the study experienced an anti-Semitic incident or activity targeted against pro-Israel Jews. -Adam Kredo
Jewish students are the single most vulnerable minority on California campuses... In August 2012, the state Assembly unanimously approved House Resolution 35, condemning anti-Semitic activity on California campuses.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Academia
A report confirming that anti-Semitism did occur within Oxford Union Labour Club (OULC) has been leaked three months after the Labour Party took measures to suppress its publication. The report, by Baroness Royall, investigated allegations made earlier this year that students within the OULC were engaging in anti-Semitism, often times, but not exclusively, dressed up as anti-Zionism. “There have been some incidents of anti-Semitic behaviour,” Baroness Royall confirmed in the report.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Narrative, Academia, Tolerance, Diversity, Censorship
Twelve members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) disrupted a public event hosted by Professor Ami Pedahzur of UT’s Institute for Israeli Studies titled “The Origin of a Species: The Birth of the Israeli Defense Forces’ Military Culture.”... The students not only disrupted the speech, when Prof. Pedahzur and another person (not clear if a professor or just a member of the audience) tried to get them to stop, they increased the volume of their chants calling for the destruction of Israel and “Long Live the Intifada”.
Liberal, Character, Academia, Tolerance, Diversity, Censorship
On Tuesday afternoon an Israeli academic was shouted down by two dozen protesters as he tried to begin a lecture before about 100 students and faculty at the University of Minnesota. The speaker was Moshe Halbertal, a professor at NYU Law School and a professor of Jewish thought and philosophy at Hebrew University...
Outside the hall, the protesters chanted so loudly that it was difficult to hear Halbertal, much less to concentrate on what he was saying, until 45 minutes after the lecture was to have begun.
Hate, Character, Racism, Threats, Academia
The University of Michigan would not explain how it is responding to death threats and racial epithets that were reportedly issued by pro-Palestinian activists at students who oppose a resolution to divest from Israel... the pro-Israel student received death threats and that others have allegedly been called “kikes” and “dirty Jews” by backers of the virulently anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to delegitimize the Jewish state through economic means.
When Arielle Mokhtarzadeh arrived at University of California, Berkeley, to attend the annual Students of Color Conference, she had no way of knowing that she would be leaving as a victim of anti-Semitism.
The conference has maintained a reputation for 27 years as being a “safe space” where students of color, as well as white progressive allies, can discuss issues of structural and cultural inequality on college campuses. -Anthony Berteaux
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Academia
At schools where students strive to protect the rights of ethnic and racial minorities, stomp out sexual and gender discrimination, and regularly remind people to “check their privilege,” hate speech against the Jewish community has become a pernicious problem. “We still find anti-Semitic slogans written on bathrooms. We see swastikas on doors still, but they’re kind of dismissed..."
Israel a "murderous" country with "genocidal policies"...
The Duke campus has been the target of numerous anti-Semitic incidents in just the past few months, including destruction of Jewish property, genocidal expression, demonizing Jews and delegitimizing the Jewish state's right to exist, according to the anti-Semitism watchdog group AMCHA Initiative.
Kkk, Liberal, Hate, Smears, Academia
The University of Minnesota’s graduate student representative to the Board of Regents compared Students Supporting Israel (SSI) to the Ku Klux Klan in a series of emails obtained by Campus Reform. Damien Carriere labeled SSI a “hate group” in emails sent to U of M’s student government executive board in a campaign to remove the founder of the pro-Israel group from the Student Services Committee, a committee which is responsible for the distribution of millions of dollars in funds to various student groups.
Student Anti-Semitism at UCLA
A debate over whether a pro-Israel Jew should be allowed to serve on the UCLA student Judical Board.
Hate, Violence, Smears, Academia, Assault
A Jewish student on the campus of Temple University was assaulted on Wednesday afternoon and called “kike” and “baby killer” by members of the anti-Semitic student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Daniel Vessal, a Camera on Campus fellow and a member of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, was punched in the face by a violent member of the anti-Israel organization...
Hate, Character, Degeneracy, Academia, Tolerance, Diversity
Babson College plans to offer a formal apology for anti-Semitic actions taken by students 35 years ago before and during a crucial soccer game with Brandeis University. The ADL says that in November 1978, several players at Babson, a private business school based in the Boston suburb of Wellesley, hung a sign in the gym that read “Happy Holocaust” during the game with Brandeis, a school in nearby Waltham with a large Jewish population. The ADL says Babson players also wore swastikas during the final practice before the game and yelled “Holocaust!” and other anti-Semitic slurs to boost morale.
BDS Bullies at NUI Galway
The BDS supporters shouted vile abuse, threatened the students who disagreed with them, and tried to break up the meeting. “You Zionist pr**ks, f*** off our campus, now!” they screamed.
After storming into Israeli Professor Ami Pedahzur's classroom to call for the destruction of Israel, members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) began shouting "Long live intifada" – a call for violence against Israelis. Now, PSC members want Dr. Pedahzur fired because they felt "intimidated" when he stared back at them.
Liberal, Hate, Threats, Fear, AntiAmerican, Academia, Tolerance, Bigotry
Last week, Jewish students in the Harvard dormitories woke up to find flyers under the doors from the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee informing them that they had been evicted from their dorm rooms. “We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in the next three days,” the flyer read... The Anti-Defamation League rightly condemned the disreputable tactic. “This tactic is designed to silence and intimidate pro-Israel advocates at Harvard and campuses around the country,” the group said in a statement.
Hypocrisy, Hate, Character, Education, Academia, Tolerance
A report alleging systematic anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on University of California (UC) campuses has come under fire from a group of students and faculty who say the university ought to disregard its findings. The study, commissioned by UC President Mark Yudof and executed by his Advisory Council found that, among other things, “the use of the swastika drawn next to or integrated with, the Jewish Star of David is commonplace” on campus.
Hypocrisy, Hate, Education, Academia, Tolerance
BERKELEY, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- A coalition of Jewish organizations has accused the University of California of a tepid response to anti-Semitic acts. In a June 28 letter to Mark Yudof, the university president, the coalition said many Jewish students report "an environment of harassment and intimidation." The groups involved include the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Conservative and Orthodox leadership committees.
Hypocrisy, Hate, Government, Education, Academia, Justice, Tolerance, Law
The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has announced plans to investigate the University of California at Santa Cruz for anti-Semitism, based on a lecturer's complaint that administrators there had turned a deaf ear to her concerns that critics of Israel were creating a hostile climate for Jewish people on the campus.
Love And Tolerance In Academia...
"Hitler didn't finish the job." "Get out or we'll kill you."
As a young Israeli who had just completed five years of service in the IDF, I looked forward to my new job educating people in the Pacific Northwest about Israel. I was shocked, however, by the anti-Israel bigotry and hostility I encountered, especially in the greater Seattle area, Oregon, and Berkeley. I had been very liberal, a member of the leftist Zionist party, Meretz, but the anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel that I have seen in the U.S. has changed my outlook personally and politically. -Hen Mazzig
Hypocrisy, Hate, Education, Academia, Tolerance
Anti-Semitic incidents are common at the University of California at Irvine, and the Muslim Student Union is the major perpetrator. Although not all the antisemitic events at UCI, detailed recently by Kenneth Marcus in Commentary magazine, can be traced to the MSU, those that can include physical and verbal harassment of Jewish students, posters of the Star of David dripping with blood, inversion of Holocaust imagery in which Jews are the new Nazis, and sponsorship of public speakers who accuse Jews of not being able to exist equally with other human beings, as well as accusations that Jews deliberately kill non-Jewish children for nefarious purposes.
Hypocrisy, Editorial, Hate, Education, Academia, Tolerance
For a university to solve its anti-Semitism problem, it needs to acknowledge that it has a problem... For several years, the University of California has faced some of the most serious charges of anti-Semitism in North American higher education. New developments provide hope that the University will turn this situation around. Last week, Jewish students settled an anti-Semitism lawsuit against the university’s Berkeley campus.
Hate, Character, Education, Academia, Justice, Tolerance, Law
The Israel Law Center warns that universities “may be liable for massive damage” if they fail to prevent anti-Semitism on campus. The center sent hundreds of letters to university presidents drawing a line in the sand. This Israel civil rights center is carrying out this campaign in response to an alarming number of incidents against Jewish and Israeli students at U.S. universities. A center’s lawyer, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said, “Anti-Israel rallies and events frequently exceed legitimate criticism of Israel and cross the line into blatant anti-Semitism, resulting in hateful attacks against Jews.”
Hypocrisy, Hate, Education, AntiAmerican, Academia, Tolerance
While Israel celebrates Independence Day today, Jewish students at the University of California at Irvine will have a hard time ignoring the hatred and hostility towards the Jewish state and its Jewish citizens that poisons the air on their campus. UC Irvine’s annual Israel Apartheid Week, organized by the Muslim Students Union (MSU) is now in progress, making this an especially difficult time for the school’s estimated 1,000 Jewish students.
Students in six residence halls across campus woke up to eviction notices Tuesday morning. The notices, which were satirical, were distributed by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality — a student organization that promotes human rights, social justice, self-determination and liberty for the Palestinian people — and other student activists to raise awareness and demand that the University divest from companies that support Israel and subsequently its eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem.
Hypocrisy, Hate, Character, Education, Academia, Tolerance
May 7 - Jewish students, faculty and campus visitors were verbally assaulted and threatened following a pro-Israel rally organized by Hillel members at San Francisco State University. A group of pro-Palestinian counter-demonstrators allegedly hurled epithets at a few dozen organizers, screaming slogans such as "Go back to Russia" and "Hitler did not finish the job." In response to the incident, the Anti-Defamation League has been in contact with the SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan with recommendations to respond to the incident and address issues of bias and anti-Semitism on campus.
Anti-Semitism at San Francisco State...
Anti-Semitism is particularly rife not in conservative Southern schools but in progressive places like San Francisco State; in that city, the ultimate progressive stronghold, a leftist gay Jewish café owner recently has been subject to repeated protests for being a “Zionist gentrifier.”
Hypocrisy, Hate, Character, Education, Academia, Tolerance, Bigotry
"I cannot fully express what it feels like to have to walk across campus daily, past maps of the Middle East that do not include Israel, past posters of cans of soup with labels on them of drops of blood and dead babies, labeled ‘canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites under American license,’ past poster after poster calling out “Zionism = racism, and Jews = Nazis.” This is not civic discourse, this is not free speech, and this is the Weimar Republic with brownshirts it cannot control. . . ."
Hypocrisy, Hate, Incitement, Degeneracy, Threats, Education, AntiAmerican, Protest, Academia, Tolerance, Bigotry
At San Francisco State University, anti-Israel students physically threatened students marching for Israel while shouting phrases like, "Die, you racist pigs," and "Hitler should have finished the job."
Hypocrisy, Hate, Education, Academia, Justice, Tolerance, Law, Bigotry
The Institute for Jewish & Community Research (IJCR) announces that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has opened a major investigation into anti-Semitism claims at the University of California Santa Cruz. Lecturer Tammi Rossman-Benjamin filed a June 2009 complaint alleging the university failed to address a hostile environment for Jewish students on that campus.
Just last year, the Harvard Crimson reported a joke invitation to a social club called “The Pigeon.” “Jews need not apply,” the footnote to the application read.
Hate, Government, Education, Academia
US Commission on Civil Rights: Public Education Campaign to End Campus Anti-Semitism