Oppose SJP’s Hate Conference!

Join UCLA students and alumni in standing up to hate on campus!

Students for “Justice” in Palestine (SJP), an anti-Israel hate group with chapters on dozens of college campuses, is holding their national conference at UCLA this year. In its, “Conference Themes & Goals” National SJP celebrates blatant violations of free speech and says, “the reason we can have hope is that Zionism… can be destroyed.” While Jewish life and pro-Israel activism are thriving at UCLA, this hate is unacceptable.
Join Students Supporting Israel at UCLA, Alums for Campus Fairness at UCLA, and StandWithUs in calling on the UCLA Administration to condemn the conference and make clear that hate has no place on campus.

No Hate At UCLA

  

Dear Chancellor Block,

As a strong supporter of free speech and academic freedom on campus, and an opponent of all forms of discrimination, I am deeply concerned about the National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) Conference being held at UCLA in November, 2018. I believe you and your administration have a responsibility to explicitly condemn campus events that promote hatred, intolerance, and opposition to the free exchange of ideas.

As you may know, SJP has a long record of spreading hate, expressing support for terrorists, and violating the free speech rights of people they disagree with on campus. Furthermore, the conference at UCLA explicitly promotes the destruction of Zionism and celebrates disruptions of speakers who support Israel's right to exist. Coming after SJP members and others disrupted a Students Supporting Israel event last May, this support for violations of free speech and academic freedom cannot go unanswered.

The UC Regents Principles Against Intolerance state that, "anti-Semitism, anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism, and other forms of discrimination have no place at the University of California". The Principles also state that the University of California will not tolerate, "actions that physically or otherwise interfere with the ability of an individual or group to assemble, speak, and share or hear the opinions of others".

As such, I urge you to:

1. Strongly condemn the National SJP Conference for promoting anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism and celebrating actions that violate free speech and academic freedom.

2. Affirm your commitment to the UC Principles Against Intolerance, and make clear what steps UCLA will be taking to foster greater tolerance and protect the rights of all UCLA students.

3. Respond to rising efforts to isolate Jews, Israelis, and their supporters by celebrating and growing your cooperation with Israel and its academic institutions.

Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter.

Sincerely,

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