The dialogue was helpful, and we appreciated the comments contributed by students and others.”, Collins stressed that Tufts is “committed to providing a safe and secure environment in which students, faculty, staff and visitors can live, work and learn safely.

A Tufts University sign at the intersection of College Avenue and Professors Row on Nov. 4, 2015. “Violent Palestinian rejectionism is still alive and kicking,” says Knesset member Oded Forer. At least one-sixth of the student body must vote for the referendum to succeed.

“Students for Justice in Palestine and many other groups are disturbed by Tufts’ participation in the Deadly Exchange,” read the letter from the school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine to the TCU Senate. A Board member of JVP and formerly an analyst for the widely discredited Israel-based NGO Breaking the Silence, Efrati is supposed to lend a scholarly patina to JVP’s propaganda. In an exclusive interview, U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism discusses the “raw hate” against Jews on social media and his causes for optimism.

Knesset conference marks the 20th anniversary of 2000 Ramallah lynchings. The JVP campaign was launched in 2017 against what it termed “discriminatory and repressive policing” by both American and Israeli police. Also slated to speak about “Deadly Exchange” last week during IAW at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tufts University, and Boston University was Eran Efrati, an “investigative researcher” and the Director of Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA). With individuals forced into home quarantine, most are turning further online for information, education and social interaction. Case in point: the mock eviction notices that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) activists taped to dorm room doors at Georgia’s Emory University last week, to mimic those that Palestinians are allegedly routinely issued by Israel for “no other reason than their ethnicity” and to “cleanse the region of its Arab inhabitants.”. Yet Tufts-SJP saw fit to appropriate the drag community’s pride, hijacking it for a vehemently anti-Israel message. The ADL has been sending delegations of U.S. police officials to the seminar since 2003. read more. “Which is why it comes as no surprise that the ‘Deadly Exchange’ program has been exposed as a virulently anti-Semitic campaign that uses classic anti-Semitic canards of Jewish power and blood libel to demonize Israel and Israel’s supporters. The “deadly exchange” supposedly happens, according to JVP, because the ADL is funding and sponsoring American-Israeli police exchange programs and counter-terrorism seminars where US law-enforcement officials allegedly learn “worst practices.”. Twitter announces intention to remove posts denying the Holocaust. Yehuda Shlezinger and Danielle Roth-Avneri. “We strongly condemn anti-Semitism, and hateful conduct has absolutely no place on our service,” said a platform spokesperson. “But Tufts is the first campus where we are seeing not only events to promote the campaign, but a campus-wide student referendum which will in all likelihood be up for a vote in April.”, “Exchange programs like the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar are intended to train law enforcement about the latest and most effective practices in preventing and preparing for emergency terrorist situations,” AMCHA Initiative co-founder and director Tammi Rossman-Benjamin told JNS.

SJP held a seven-day action in November calling for an end to TUPD trips to Israel in the aftermath of then-Tufts executive director of public safety and TUPD chief Kevin Maguire traveling to Israel in December 2017 for a nine-day National Counter-Terrorism Seminar along with a delegation of Massachusetts police officials and agents from both the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Anti-Defamation League said, according to the Legal Insurrection report, JVP’s campaign “veers uncomfortably close to age-old anti-Semitic canards about Jews using their influence to undermine the societies of the countries in which they live.”, “Should this referendum pass, it will make Tufts the first university in the country to endorse ‘Deadly Exchange,’ an undeniably anti-Semitic campaign that blatantly traffics in anti-Semitic tropes and canards about Jewish power, money and influence.” — Academic Engagement Network executive director Miriam Elman, Tufts spokesperson Patrick Collins told JNS that while the university respects “the independence of the TCU Senate process and will await its outcome … we strongly disagree with any characterization that the Tufts University Police Department is ‘militarized.’ ”, To the contrary, he said, “the university and TUPD are on the record as being opposed to militarization, have made community policing a priority for many years, and have policies and training in place that emphasize that everyone, regardless of background, must be treated with dignity and respect.”, He added that “some members of the Tufts community subsequently expressed concern that the university participated in the conference.

Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter @MiriamElman. An ‘apartheid wall’ erected by Students for Justice in Palestine at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. The campaign rests on mistruths—the trip did not include training and was not with a military force—and ignores the fact that the seminar included Palestinian police, as well as Israeli police. They are lying to the public in order to dehumanize Israelis and Jews.