SPEAKERS/ORGANIZERS of this event
As we begin the new semester, it is our duty and responsibility to keep aiming to reach fair behavior across campuses in regards to Israel and the Jewish community. If you are a student who wants to join the movement and promote the values of Zionism, Jewish pride and the unbreakable bond between the Jewish community and the State of Israel, reach out to the SSI Movement!
2022: Stand with Jewish, pro-Israel, and virtuous students at UMN by demanding the administration condemn JEW-HATER event.
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The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (UMTC) Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will be hosting Mohammed El-Kurd, one of Twitter’s most prolific antisemites, on January 21 to vilify the world’s one and only Jewish state and the sole democracy in the Middle East.
The event, which the radical anti-Israel group, SJP states, is focused on discussing El-Kurd’s latest book and the “ethnic cleansing of Palestine as a whole,” will undoubtedly serve as a means to harass and intimidate Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus.
The Minnesota community, students and faculty should be alarmed that a speaker who openly promotes antisemitism, the destruction of the State of Israel, and denies the Jewish people's right to self-determination is being welcomed on OUR campus.
Students Supporting Israel condemns Mohammed El Kurd, to the strongest degree for his antisemitic and xenophobic remarks across social media and in speaking engagements across the world. El Kurd's words on social media are disgraceful and can not be tolerated by any means at UMN, nor anywhere else.
Since gaining recognition as one of the world’s most notorious bigots, Mohammed El-Kurd has compared Israelis to Nazis, negated the historic Jewish connection to the Land of Israel, and has vilified the Jewish people’s right to self-determination. El-Kurd’s insane statements have even led to him claiming that Israelis eat the organs of Palestinians and have a lust for Palestinian blood.
Most recently, Mohammed shared a video after a Palestinian terrorist that stabbed a Jewish pedestrian walking on the street was killed, promoting the false narrative that Israel executes innocent Palestinians.
SSI National, and the SSI at the University of Minnesota members call for the University to take a stronger stance condemning the words of Mohammed El Kurd to ensure Zionist and Jewish students alike know that our campus does not welcome promoters of Jew hatred and terror. This is not the first time that Jewish students have been discriminated against in the last 10 years of SSI's existence, and it sadly will not be the last.
NOW is the time to take a stance in order to create an end to this ONCE and FOR ALL.
We, the students and community members of University of Minnesota, request the Board of Directors and Administration of the University of Minnesota review its decision to permit Students for Justice in Palestine to host radical antisemite, Mohammed El-Keb on January 21st, 2022.
2021/2022 REINSTATE STUDENTS SUPPORTING ISRAEL CHAPTER AT DUKE UNIVERSITY!
A new SSI chapter at Duke was chartered on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021. Yet, on Monday, November 15, 2021, we unexpectedly learned that Duke’s Student Government President decided to veto the recognition of Duke’s SSl chapter on campus.
The reason for the veto: the chapter responded to a critical comment on social media, made by another Duke student about the creation of the club, explained why the student's comment was inaccurate and what is SSI's mission on campus, and called her to participate in SSI's upcoming event.
The student then complained that the chapter's response was harassing her and making her feel unsafe, and the Student Government President vetoed the existence of the group altogether, in a first veto of its kind that was not used by a student government president for years.
On Wednesday, November 17, there was a student government meeting where the veto was upheld.
We ask that the veto be overturned:
Please support our effort by signing this petition!
ONGOING: SIGN OUR LETTER TO HELP BRING MORE ISRAEL EDUCATION TO YOUR SUMMER CAMP
OWN YOUR NARRATIVE - Summer Camps
Attn: To our friends and fellow alumni in Jewish camps, schools and youth movements across North America:
Jewish Summer Camps and Youth Institutions: Own Your Narrative!
The #OwnYourNarrative campaign was established to counter the voices within our community that call on cutting our connection between our youth, the Jewish community and the State of Israel.
The State of Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people, where our language, culture, religion and traditions were established. Following years of diaspora without having a home, the Jewish people were finally able to establish an independent state and become masters of our own destiny.
The connection between the Jewish community in North America and the State of Israel is one of the most important relationships of our time for the Jewish people, and we cannot let anyone hurt such a connection. Our mission is to: (1) empower the connection between our youth and Israel (2) educate our youth about Zionism and the history of our people (3) to create a proud generation of Jewish youth that will speak up for the State of Israel, against anti-Semitism - and be proud in their identity and background.
We are alumni of different institutions from across North America that deal with Jewish life and Israel. We are alums of Jewish camps and Hebrew Day schools. We come from different denominations, different political backgrounds and we are proud in our support to the State of Israel, our love to Zionism, and our strength as Jewish people.
After 71 years of statehood, we are the luckiest Jewish generation in thousands of years - a generation that was born free, a generation that doesn’t know what it is to be persecuted because we are Jewish and we are going to own our narrative.
We invite you – students, alumni and supporters from across North America to join us in strengthening our institutions, empowering Zionism and Israel education in our camps, and to reflect on the true values of our community to support the State of Israel. Join us today.
Click HERE to learn more about SSI's Summer Camp Programming!
STUDENTS SUPPORTING ISRAEL IN SUPPORT OF PROFESSOR JASON D. HILL OF DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
An article at The DePaulia wrote, “DePaul University Faculty Council is expected to vote on a resolution condemning professor Jason Hill’s article on the “moral right of Israel” to annex Palestine during its May 1 meeting.”
We would like to express our outrage at this decision’s cowardliness and double standard. While hundreds of articles demonizing Israel or call for a one state solution that would end Israel are published on campuses nationwide and go unnoticed, it is an article of a faculty member that’s critical of terrorism and that calls out the problematic Palestinian moral stance that gets the writer accused of “an abuse of his academic freedom” in a resolution to be voted on later today.
This so called “Resolution on Academic Freedom and Responsibility” is yet another bizarre example of Students for Justice in Palestine and other anti-Israel groups on campuses trying to police and silence thoughts other than their own. In some cases from around the country, these groups physically disrupt events of Israeli or pro-Israel academics. This time they are trying to sensor and shame an academic scholar via a resolution.
No where in Hill’s article does he advocate for, “war crimes and ethnic cleansing, and give voice to racism with respect to the Palestinian populations… as well as Arabs generally.”
In addition, the “real harm his words have caused to students and other members of our community” is a blunt made up accusation, as the only so called “harm” Hill’s article caused is to challenge the points of view of the writers of the resolution. In addition, this resolution contradicts itself by affirming “free and open expression as essential to intellectual inquiry” yet a few paragraphs down “condemns in the strongest possible terms both the tone and content of Professor Hill’s article.”
We call on the groups and faculty who are behind this resolution to withdraw it and stop the absurd hypocrisy of invoking “freedom of speech abuse” when such speech does not align with your personal views. Academic settings are created to allow a marketplace of opinions, but your actions abuse these principles.
2022: DEMAND SJP at U of CHICAGO's REMOVAL FOR BOYCOTT OF "JEWISH IDENTITY"
DEMAND SJP at U of CHICAGO's REMOVAL FOR BOYCOTT OF "JEWISH IDENTITY"
Please read the following letter to be sent to University of Chicago Administration:
SJP's Antisemitic Post:
2023: DEMAND University of Michigan TAKE ACTION:
DEMAND University of Michigan TAKE ACTION:
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On Thursday, January 12th, 2023, during Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to the University of Michigan, members of the pro-Palestinian campus group, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), marched and openly called for the genocide and murder of Israelis and Jews.
“There is only one solution, Intifada revolution” was one of the chants heard from the protestors. 1,030 Israelis were murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 2nd Intifada 5,598 were injured. Terror groups like the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad murdered Israelis and Jews on buses in Jerusalem, during Passover dinners, in restaurants and elsewhere.
University of Michigan’s 2016-2021 DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STRATEGIC PLAN, notes a pledge, signed by the administrative executives, in which they note to uphold accountability in commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As a higher education academic institution ranking 5th of most Jewish populated (14%) college campuses, it is the obligation of University of Michigan to speak out and suspend SAFE from campus. At a time where words hold a powerful influence and the Jewish community is ranked the number one targeted community in the country per hate crimes in relation to global population, violent chants can, and HAVE, easily escalated into violent actions against Zionists and Jewish students on campus.
In order to combat the rising hatred and misinformation infecting campuses, we mustn't sit idly by expecting a change to occur. We must ACT.
In March and April of 2023, Students Supporting Israel (SSI) will be hosting our 2nd Annual Palestinian Apartheid Week campaign on college campuses across North America. SSI brings to campuses the vital information that groups, like
those marching in the name of genocide at University of Michigan, don’t want you to hear: