In spite of the intense opposition of Justice students, student groups, school officials and members of Los Angeles City Council in Palestine, it will host the annual summit of the University of California-Los Angeles on November 16-18.
Eighty percent of all undergraduate students in UCLA in 2017 were identified as Jews, while according to Jewish defense organization Hillel, four percent of graduate students were identified in the same way.
Especially after the recent synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh, calls for cancellation or postponement of the conference increased.
Especially after the recent synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh, calls for cancellation or postponement of the conference increased. According to SJP, UCLA, 31 October & # 39; he also sent a cease-fire and postponement letter to the group in November, citing a trademark infringement urt associated with a Palestinian kite that some may interpret as intending to promote violence ateş. 6, the Los Angeles City Council asked UCLA to completely cancel the conference and said it would "promote anti-Semitism." Jewish Journal It was reported.[RELATED: Dozens of UMich faculty back prof denying student recommendation for Israel trip]
In turn, the SJP leaders doubled and issued a letter from UCLA that they wanted "to take extraordinary measures to protect the security of the conference participants" and said "ongoing harassment by outside groups and individuals on our campus is continuing".
More than 20 UCLA faculty members and dozens of bachelors and undergraduates signed this letter, which says that SJP is anti-Semitic despite being anti-Zionist. The letter claims that many Muslim students were violently abused on November 6.
On the conference website, we know that "Zionism is ethnic cleansing, destruction, mass excretion, apartheid and death, but it is also very concrete." Says. ”The reason we hope is that Zionism is a human ideology and a set of laws that can be challenged and challenged.“
A member of the Jewish organization Yad Yamin said in a telephone interview with the Jewish magazine that the language used was considered anti-Semitic within the definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.[RELATED: College: Prof’s refusal to write Israel letter ‘disappointing’]
In response, the SJP said,, irrespective of the major debates on the definition of anti-Semitism, the activities of the NSJP cannot condemn the prima facie as anti-Semitic (and are in fact a focus on the NSJP conference, in particular anti-anti-terrorism and anti-terrorism). says that it includes workshop work. semitism). "
“Even hate speech is protected under the First Amendment, kapsamında said Aaron Boudaie, a student of Jewish UCLA. Campus Reform. "While still defending free speech, we need to educate the Jewish community and our allies about condemning the bigotry and educating people about the true face of those who are devilating Zionists and harassing Jewish students on campus."
A UCLA political science student who asked her to remain anonymous said, zaman When people criticized the Israeli government's actions, they heard the term siyaset anti-Semitism Anonim. Campus Reform. "There is a great distinction that criticizes the Israeli government's actions, not anti-Semitism."
UCLA will host the event within the Ackerman Student Association and will arrange dozens of officers to ensure security.
UCLA, SJP, multiple faculty members and L.A. The city council did not respond to the demand for many comments in time for the press.
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