The Jewish Student Association Board expresses deep concern about the upcoming set of events hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) featuring Eli Valley, a Jewish political cartoonist who is known for controversial and inflammatory depictions of prominent Jewish figures. Last week, SJP posted flyers in a number of residential areas featuring Valley’s cartoons to advertise their event. Many students were alarmed to find these images, which portray Jews offensively and grossly mischaracterize Jewish values, in their residential environments. Some students were horrified to find flyers that placed Valley’s work side-by-side with a piece of 1930s-era Nazi propaganda—a despicable image to disseminate on campus, regardless of intent.
On Saturday, April 27 in San Diego, California, three people were injured and one person was killed. These people were attacked in a place of worship because they were Jewish. This, only a few months after 11 people were killed at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Amid Palestine Awareness Week, the cartoons of incoming speaker and political artist Eli Valley — posted last week in dorms and common spaces — have elicited widespread debate about community standards and the presence of anti-Semitism on campus. The flyers were posted and later voluntarily removed by Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and…
In light of recent events, Stanford Jewish Voice for Peace joins Students for Justice in Palestine in apologizing for fliers that were put up around campus advertising our art exhibition with Eli Valley without due discussion and delicacy. We recognize that they were ill-planned/designed and did not accurately represent either Eli’s art or what we hope to accomplish with this event. We made members of our community feel offended and unsafe, and for that, we take full responsibility and have since removed these fliers.
I had been under the mercifully mistaken impression that Der Stürmer, the Nazi newspaper edited by Joseph Goebbels, had long ago ceased publication. You can view menacing images from its pages at nearly any Holocaust museum, usually in the rooms that cover the early stages of Jewish persecution. The Auschwitz exhibit is generally a few…
Cody Stocker ’17 reported this week that he had seen paid Facebook advertisements calling for Hamzeh Daoud ’20 to be fired from his Resident Assistant position. Three such ads can be found on the page See4Yourself, which also contains links to travel articles and pictures celebrating diversity in Israel.
Stanford is “addressing” a Facebook post — authored last Friday by former Undergraduate Senator and incoming Norcliffe Resident Assistant Hamzeh Daoud ’20 — that originally threatened physical violence against Zionists. The case holds potential for disciplinary action.
The Stanford Israel Association (SIA) hosted an event celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut—or Israel Independence day—on Thursday at White Plaza.