This report covers a selection of incidents from Apr. 15 to Apr. 22 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) bulletin.
The Stanford Israel Association (SIA) hosted an event celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut—or Israel Independence day—on Thursday at White Plaza.
Once a week, early enough that the sun has barely risen, a small group gathers outside Green Library for an hour or so and chats. Seated around a table at Coupa Cafe, they discuss typical Stanford things: what classes to avoid, what grad schools to apply for, what articles they’ve been reading.
The Stanford Israel Alliance recently invited Reservists on Duty, an organization of Israeli Defense Forces reserve soldiers infamous for its virulent Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism, to present an event at Stanford Hillel last Monday, Oct. 16. This group of foreign soldiers tours U.S. college campuses with the explicit goal of opposing student activism for Palestinian rights.…
In its first meeting this quarter, the 17th Undergraduate Senate discussed a new bill to fight anti-Semitism on campus, heard a Graduate Student Council (GSC) proposal to tackle sexual assault and confirmed the Nomination Commission’s timeline. Bill against anti-Semitism The Senate discussed a resolution on anti-Semitism which called upon the Undergraduate Senate to support the…
The kibbitz-means-chat email listserv has traditionally been at the heart of political debate within the Stanford Jewish community and often serves as a forum to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A month ago, on January 18, the chat list’s political tensions flared in the context of Stanford Birthright trips, leading to ongoing debate.
We are alarmed at the university administration’s blatant misconduct in this process, and we expect that Stanford will correct the situation immediately. We believe that the only reasonable remedy is an entirely new review for SJP’s divestment request, from which Weinstein should recuse herself.
The intolerance perpetuated by individuals and institutions alike against all students, Jews and non-Jews alike, who support divestment is a problem. These institutions need to start rethinking their policies and their purposes if they don’t want to alienate the new generation of thinkers and activists and find themselves on the wrong side of history.