Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus: A Student Guide
March 7-11, 2016
On college campuses across America, hatred and bigotry directed at Jews is at an all time high. From swastikas appearing on Jewish fraternity houses to mock “apartheid walls” which disseminate mendacious Hamas propaganda, from anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolutions to angry and sometimes violent attempts to shut down pro-Israel speakers, America’s universities have become a new fount of Jew hatred which then leeches into our broader culture.
If this hostility targeted any other ethnic or religious minority, students and administrators would be up in arms, calling for disciplinary hearings, sensitivity training and the like. Yet campus authorities, typically known for their rush to accommodate campus minorities, have done little or nothing to protect the Jewish students under their charge.
This Jew hatred is fomented by campus organizations that support the terrorist regimes in Gaza and the West bank,and spread lies about the Jewish state. Chief among these lies is the claim that the Jews “stole” Arab land to create the state of Israel. The hatred springing from this lie is epitomized by the recent comments on social media of UCLA student Lisa Marie Mendez, who is also an employee at the UCLA Medical Center:
“F**king Jews. GTFOH with all your Zionist bullshit.Crazy ass f**king troglodyte albino monsters of cultural destruction.F**king Jews.GTFOH with your whiny bullshit. Give the Palestinians back their land, go back to Poland or whatever freezer-state you’re from, and realize that faith does not constitute race.”
As appalling as these comments are, they represent only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Jew hatred on campus. A recent study from the Brandeis Center for Human Rights found that more than half of nearly 1,200 Jewish students surveyed at 55 campuses nationwide reported having experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on campus during the last year.
To counter this hatred and defend Jewish students, the David Horowitz Freedom Center is organizing a campaign this spring titled Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus (www.stopthejewhatredoncampus.org), which will take aim at the four big lies which underpin the modern architecture of anti-Semitism and Jew Hatred.
Four Lies About the Jewish State
Spread by the Terrorists and Their Campus Allies
The claim that Israel occupies Palestinian land is a lie:
Israel was created on land ceded by the Turks after their defeat in World War I. The Turks are not “Palestinians” and are not even Arabs. The Jews did not “occupy" even the Turkish land. The U.N. created Israel on land that was also used by the victorious powers in WWI to create the modern boundaries of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan. It was land that had belonged to the former Ottoman Empire for 400 years until their defeat in World War I. Native Americans have a more recent claim on the United States than the Arabs have on the land around the Jordan on which Israel was created.
The claim that Israel is an apartheid state is a lie:
There are over a million Palestinians who are Israeli citizens who enjoy more rights than the Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. Every measure taken to separate Palestinians from Israelis is dictated by the fact that for 67 years, since 1948, the Arabs have waged an unprovoked terror war against Israel’s Jews.
The claim that Palestinians want a state for themselves is a lie:
Beginning in 1948, when they were first offered a state of their own, and again in 2000 and 2008, the Palestinians have rejected these offers in favor of a terrorist war. What the terrorist governments of the West Bank and Gaza want – and clearly state as their goal – is the destruction of the Jewish state and an ethnic cleansing of the Jews from the Middle East.
The claim that Palestinians are victims of Israel is a lie.
Every injury suffered by Palestinians is a direct result of the 67-year war of aggression against the Jews, and the collective decisions of the Palestinians to elect terrorist regimes in the West Bank and Gaza.
These four lies give cover to campus anti-Semites who use them to claim that they are only interested in rectifying injustices perpetrated on the Palestinians and in gaining for them a state of their own. It is only by dispelling these lies, and proving them false, that we can reveal that baseless Jew hatred, absent all noble intentions, lies at the heart of anti-Israel activism on campus.
Join us in a series of teach-ins this spring called “Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus” whose purpose is to raise student awareness and combat the anti-Jewish and pro-terrorist propaganda on American campuses. The time has come to end the use of our universities as staging grounds for campaigns of hatred aimed at the Jews and their homeland, Israel. The time has come to Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus.
Stop The Jew Hatred on Campus
During the coming spring term, from March 7-11, 2016, the David Horowitz Freedom Center will be holding a series of “Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus” teach-ins. These events will raise student awareness about Jew hatred and anti-Semitism, and will combat the genocidal Hamas propaganda which has become a familiar presence on American campuses.
These teach-ins will feature speakers such as David Horowitz, Daniel Pipes, Richard Cravatts and others who can expose the truth about Jew hatred on campus and the steps we must take to thwart it. Participating students may also distribute literature, organize campus film screenings, participate in postering campaigns and hold silent vigils outside the campus offices of Students for Justice in Palestine (one of the chief instigators of campus Jew hatred) to raise awareness of these pressing concerns.
A campus teach-in can be shaped to fit any schedule and budget. Some campuses may choose to hold larger events such as hosting panel discussions or keynote speakers while others may simply set up an information booth to distribute literature or hold a film screening. Whatever your budget and schedule, we want to work with you and support you.
We are planning to hold multiple teach-ins at campuses all across the country during the 2016 spring term. We hope to concentrate these events during a one-week window from March 7-11, so as to garner the maximum possible media attention, but if these dates don’t work for you, you can still hold a teach-in at a time that works for your group.
Join with this growing campus movement to expose and confront Jew Hatred on Campus and the campus hate groups responsible for perpetuating it.
Ways to Participate:
1. Invite a Speaker or Host a Panel on Jew Hatred on Campus:
We’ve compiled a dynamic roster of speakers who will tell the truth about campus Jew Hatred and the climate of hostility and intolerance Jewish and pro-Israel students face at their colleges and universities. Have another idea for a speaker? Call us and we can discuss it and see if we can make it happen.
Make sure to submit a formal request to your student activities office or student government to fund a speaker or teach-in on Jew hatred on campus. A denial of your request for student activities funding—particularly if these funds have been used to fund anti-Israel or anti-Semitic speakers in the past—could focus attention on the message of the teach-ins and might be used to generate publicity for the events themselves. If your organization does not have funds to bring in a keynote speaker, we have several low or no-cost ways to participate in the campaign including hosting a film screening and distributing literature on campus.
Possible speakers on “Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus”:
Dr. Richard Cravatts
Dr. Richard Cravatts is the president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, an organization dedicated to assisting college faculty in developing effective responses to the ideological distortions—including anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist slanders—that poison debate and work against peace. His speeches explore the growing phenomenon of Israel-hatred and covert anti-Semitism on university campuses, which poses a fundamental threat to North American society.
Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist, founder of “Arabs for Israel,” and is Director of “Former Muslims United.” She is the author of Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Implications of Islam-ic Law and The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East. She is the daughter of an Egyptian Army lieutenant who was called a “shahid” by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser after being killed by the IDF in 1956.
David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and an editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts. In his memoir, Radical Son (1996), he traces his journey from red diaper baby to conservative activist. Horowitz has written numerous other books on topics ranging from the leftist takeover of academia to the “unholy alliance” between Islamic jihad and the American left. He is the chairman and founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center which is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.
Jamie Glazov is the editor of Frontpage Magazine, the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s premier online news publication. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He also serves as the host of Frontpage’s television show,TheGlazov Gang.
Dr. Charles Jacobs
Dr. Charles Jacobs, named by the Forward as one of America’s top 50 Jewish leaders, Jacobs has helped initiate several organizations and efforts that have become important Jewish and human rights assets:
- Charles partnered with Andrea Levin to found the Boston branch of CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) which became CAMERA’s national office.
- Throughout the 1990’s, Charles’ American Anti-Slavery Group brought international attention to the enslavement of Africans in Sudan by Islamist Khartoum regime. Charles flew -- illegally -- into South Sudan severally times to help redeem thousands of African slaves from Arab masters. For this, he was presented with the first Boston Freedom Award by Mayor Thomas Menino and Coretta Scott King.
- In 2002, Charles co-founded The David Project, which prepared students in over 100 Jewish high schools to make Israel’s case on campus.
Today, Charles’ Americans for Peace and Tolerance exposes and combats anti-Israel professors and text books on campuses and in high schools. Northeastern University dismissed three anti-Israel staff members after APT released its video exposes.
Daniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum. His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the Washington Times and in newspapers around the globe, including the Israel Hayom (Israel), La Razón (Spain), Liberal (Italy), National Post (Canada), and the Australian. CBS Sunday Morning says Daniel Pipes was “years ahead of the curve in identifying the threat of radical Islam.” He is the author of sixteen books on radical Islam, Syria and the Middle East.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of thirteen books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). Recent books he has written include Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI) and Not Peace But A Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers). His latest book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In (Regnery).
Bill Whittle is a conservative writer, film producer and TV editor. He entered the conservative blogosphere in 2002 with his blog EJECT! EJECT! EJECT! Essays he wrote for his blog were compiled into his first book, Silent America: Essays from a Democracy at War (2005). He was hired by PJTV in 2008 where he hosted such shows as Afterburner, National Security Review, and Middle East Update. Whittle has also been a frequent speaker at Tea Party rallies and events and continues to independently produce essays and film segments. His work can be found on his new website, www.billwhittle.com.
2. Hold a Silent Vigil Outside the Campus Offices of Students for Justice in Palestine:
A silent vigil is a powerful way to raise awareness of anti-Semitic propaganda and threats on campus. Students for Justice in Palestine is the lead instigator behind Jew hatred and Israel-bashing on campus and so we urge you to hold a silent vigil outside their campus offices to protest their use of student fee monies to promote Jew hatred.
You should also use this protest to formally issue the demand to your administration that the campus privileges for SJP (or whatever name your campus anti-Israel group has adopted), including their funding and access to student union offices, be rescinded.
A day or two before your vigil, send a press release to your campus newspaper and other local media describing when and where the protest will occur. Include information about SJP’s anti-Semitic propaganda including documentation of speakers they have brought to campus, pictures of mock “apartheid walls,” any record of threats or violence directed at Jewish students, etc.
Come to the vigil prepared with a printed list of your demands for your campus president or chancellor and make sure to also email these demands to the president’s office.
We have created a series of placards describing how SJP uses its student funding and campus privileges to spread lies about Israel and the Jews. These placards are available in the “Resources” section of our website.
Print out copies of these placards and display them at your silent vigil, either by holding them, or by affixing them to the wall nearby. You may customize these placards to fit the specific actions of SJP on your campus.
Please make sure to remain peaceful even if SJP members or others provoke you. We encourage you to abide by the rules and regulations of your college or university when holding a vigil or silent protest. Bring a camera with video capability, both to capture images of your vigil that we can use in media coverage and to record any angry comments or physical aggression directed at your vigil.
If you are planning to hold a vigil or silent protest, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Lonny at Lonny@horowitzfreedomcenter.org.
3. Hold a Demonstration Featuring the “Four Lies” on Campus
The “Four Lies” featured above underpin Jew Hated on campus. It is imperative that we reveal these lies for the falsehoods they are in order to draw back the humanitarian mask worn by campus anti-Semites who claim that their goal is to defend the Palestinian victims of Israel.
If you are interested in holding a campus demonstration with the “Four Lies,” possibly to counter a pro-Palestinian protest such as “Israeli Apartheid Week” or a mock “apartheid wall,” please contact Lonny in our office at Lonny@horowitzfreedomcenter.org and he can provide you with large print-outs of the Lies to display.
We will also send you copies of our many pamphlets highlighting Israel’s role as a victim in the Middle East and how it is exploited by campus Jew haters.
Then set up a table at a central location on campus (make sure you request the appropriate permits if necessary) and display the “Four Lies” while distributing literature to your fellow students and engaging them in conversation. Make sure to have a camera with video capability on hand to record pictures and video of any heated exchanges or incidents.
4. Distribute Pamphlets
Reveal the truth about the Jew Hatred on campus and the true origins and goals of campus groups like MSA and SJP by distributing provocative and informative booklets to your campus community. Browse through the list of pamphlets below and order copies of any or all of them to be delivered to your campus mailbox for free.
Then set up a table at a central location on campus (make sure you request the appropriate permits if necessary) and distribute literature to your fellow students. Make sure to have a camera with video capability on hand to record pictures and video of any heated exchanges or incidents.
The Full List of Freedom Center Titles Includes:
Stolen History: How the Palestinians and Their Allies Attack Israel’s Right to Exist
Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel and Jews
Faces of Palestine
Students for Justice in Palestine: A Hate Group
Muslim Hate Groups on Campus
Muslim Brotherhood in America
Barack Obama’s Unholy Alliance: A Romance With Islamism
The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam
Muslim Persecution of Christians
Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future
We will provide these informational materials free of charge to students who will distribute them on campus. To order pamphlets for your campus, please contact Lonny at Lonny@horowitzfreedomcenter.org.
5. Screen a film
Organizing a campus film screening is one of the most cost-effective ways to promote awareness of Jew Hatred on campus. A film screening can also provide the backdrop for a discussion of the issues showcased in the film and is a good occasion to distribute literature. Films available for screening are listed below.
Make sure to reserve a room equipped with the necessary audio-visual equipment and to publicize the screening through campus bulletin boards and social media.
Possible films include:
Crossing the Line II: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus
Crossing The Line II is a powerful 30-minute film exposing the growing anti-Israel sentiment taking root on college campuses across North America, including its connection to Islamic Jihad. It is available online and for campus screenings. If you would like to hold a screening of this film, please let us know and we can send you materials to accompany your event.
To request Crossing the Line II or for more information on holding a film screening, please contact Yoni Mann at yoni@jerusalemU.org. Please also email Lonny at Lonny@horowitzfreedomcenter.org to let us know that you plan to hold a screening on your campus.
You may also screen several shorter videos on subjects related to Jew hatred on campus which are available online and conduct a discussion afterwards. If you do this, make sure that you have the appropriate audio-visual equipment to play online videos on a larger screen. Good videos to consider for this purpose are:
BDS: The Attempt to Strangle Israel produced by PragerUniversity
Say NO to BDS produced by StandWithUs
These films and others can be viewed on our website at www.stopthejewhatredoncampus.org.