No Hate On Campus!

Demand the Department of Education condemn NSJP's hate and ties to terror!

For years, Students for “Justice” in Palestine (SJP) chapters and affiliates across North America have gotten away with spreading hate, supporting violence, and violating free speech. Their national body, National SJP has demonstrable ties to extremist organizations and convicted terrorists, publicly calls for the destruction of Zionism, and praises efforts to disrupt and silence speakers who support Israel’s right to exist. Sign our petition urging the US Department of Education and higher education governing bodies in Canada to condemn this hate and ensure that universities will hold SJP groups accountable for any violations of student rights.

Condemn NSJP's ties to terror

  

To whom it may concern

As someone who believes deeply in the importance of free speech, academic freedom, and protecting students on campus from discrimination, I am writing to bring a serious problem to your attention. National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a campus organization with dozens of chapters and affiliates across North America, a support network of off-campus hate groups, and a long record of spreading anti-Semitism, supporting violence, and violating free speech. In its 2018 national conference “themes & goals,” National SJP openly calls for the destruction of Zionism and supports efforts to silence speakers who believe in Israel’s right to exist. I believe your agency must condemn this hate and take action to ensure that student rights are protected at universities that have an SJP group.

SJP receives funding and other forms of support from NGO’s that are tied to multiple designated terror organizations, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). National SJP conferences have featured lectures from known terrorists such as Khader Adnan, a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad who has called for suicide bombings against Israeli civilians. SJP also spearheaded a campaign to glorify and raise money for Rasmea Odeh, who helped carry out a PFLP terrorist attack which killed two Israeli civilians. The group frequently expresses support for an “Intifada,” creating a hostile environment for Jewish and Israeli students - particularly those who lost friends and family during the brutal suicide bombings of the 2nd Intifada. Some activists affiliated with SJP have even threatened violence against Jewish students and others who believe in Israel’s right to exist. Moreover, SJP members frequently attempt to shout down speakers they disagree with, resulting in numerous criminal and university investigations into violations of free speech and illegal activity.

Lastly, SJP spreads hate against Jews and Israelis on campus on a far too regular basis. Much of their rhetoric falls under the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, which has been adopted by the EU, US Department of Education, and the Government of Canada. This includes denying Israel’s right to exist, demonizing Israelis, and attacking Israel using classic anti-Semitic tropes. SJP’s political agenda – to eliminate Israel and strip away Jewish rights to self-determination – is a prime example of the new anti-Semitism.

As such, I urge you to publicly condemn SJP’s hate, support for violence, and efforts to undermine free speech and academic freedom on campus. I also call on you to work with universities to ensure that SJP chapters are held accountable and prevented from violating student rights.

Citations for all statements of fact in this letter are located here: https://goo.gl/vM1kJH

Sincerely,

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