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May 13, 2015 1:59 pm

Northwestern Student ‘Harassed’ by Students for Justice in Palestine Campus Demonstration

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A student at Northwestern University said he was harassed at a Students for Justice in Palestine event, videotaped the incident and sent it off as a complaint to the university, the Daily Northwestern reported on Wednesday.

The student approached the SJP demonstration with a video-recording device and told the organizers of his intention to send the video to a friend of his, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces.

“You’re sending it to killers, great,” the organizer of the event responded in the video footage obtained by the student paper.

The sophomore student, who asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the issue, said the comment was harassment because it made him feel uncomfortable as a Jew on campus.

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“People think of her as a killer. (She) just wants people to be safe and is no way a racist or hates Palestinians,” he said.

He said even though many Jews such as himself believe in a two-state solution and do not harbor racist beliefs against Arabs or Palestinians, many are unfairly labeled as racist, according to the report.

The incident occurred at a SJP on-campus initiative where organizers set up a fake check post to mimic Israeli ones in the West Bank. Organizers said the demonstration was also meant to portray the U.S.-Mexican border, “intending to show the intersection” of the Israeli-Palestinian issue and American border practices targeting migrants from Latin America.

Last year, Northeastern University banned SJP from its campus over a campaign in which fake eviction notices were slid under student doors, to mimic alleged Israeli practices in the Palestinian territories.

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  • Benjamin Kirman

    I am an alumni of Northwestern (BA/1964 & MA/1967) and was once proud to acknowledge that. That has now completely changed as more and more I have become aware of what Northwestern has been transformed into. What was once a community at peace within itself and focused on encouraging and providing an excellent education has been changed into a site for anger and divisive commentary. This is truly sad.

  • SARA RIFKA

    I AM NOW BELIEVING THAT THIS FORM OF ANTISEMITIC LORE IS MOVING BEYOND BOUNDARIES THAT EVEN THE EVIL HITLER INITIATED….BUT HITLER WAS NOT ALONE…HIS HAND REACHED FAR TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND FURTHER INTO THE SOULS OF YOUTH ALL OVER THE WORLD…..SICK INDIVIDUALS TAKING SPACE IN THE MOST INCREDIBLE PLANET…’EARTH’…..THERE ARE ENOUGH DISASTERS IN THE WORLD THAT FORM NATURAL AND DEADLY OUTBURSTS WITHOUT SICK MINDS AND RADICAL BEHAVIOUR.

    UNLIKE THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE NO WAY TO TURN…NOT HATE FOR ONE OR THE OTHER THIS IS A FOOLISH ATTEMPT TOWARDS LIFE AND LIVING…..THERE IS A POINT WHEN YOU TAKE A STAND AND IF YOU DON’T TURN A CHEEK TO THESE TERRORISTS…MUSLIMS….AND YES CHRISTIANS WHO CONVERT THAN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR MOUTH OR IN YOUR HEART….

    TODAY THE POPE CLAIMED A STATE SHOULD BE EQUAL TO ISRAELS CLAIM ON JERUSALEM…..CAN YOU IMAGINE THE CATHOLICS THAT LIVE IN ISRAEL NOW CAN VOTE ‘NAH’ TO THE JEWS AND COMBINE VOTES WITH THE ARABS/MUSLIMS AND GANG UP ON ‘JEWS’ AGAIN….

    AS FOR ME……I REALIZE THAT THE POPE HAS A LIMITED AUDIANCE AND EVEN WITH THAT…..THE CHRISTIANS NOW HAVE NO HOME IN THE COUNTRY I CAN OR WILL ONE DAY BE HOME.

    SILENT FOOLS WHO HAVE A VOICE TO DESTROY ARE ON THE TERMS OF DESTROYING THEMSELVES…..

    CAN I WATCH….’YOU DESTROY YOURSELVES AND YOU LOVED ONES…….NOT IN JOY BUT IN PAIN FROM THE STUPIDITY OF FOLLOWERS.

  • Something seems to be missing. If SJP was banned from campus how could they be holding an event on campus. What also seems missing more generally is a recognition that Hamas does not accept the American concept of Justice. Hamas are terrorists whose charter calls for the annihilation of Israel and the murder of all Jews worldwide. Is this what SJP campaigns for?

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