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  • UC regents reject much-hyped ‘principles of intolerance.’ Napolitano: ‘More work needs to be done’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 17, 2015 | 5:40 pm

    After months of anticipation over whether the University of California’s Board of Regents would adopt a definition of anti-Semitism in the wake of several anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incidents across its campuses, the UC’s governing arm rejected a “Statement of Principles Against...

  • Northeastern student senate rejects divestment resolution

    March 17, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Student leaders at Northeastern University rejected a resolution that had the Boston school divesting from companies doing business with Israel.

    On Monday, the Student Government Association voted down the measure, with 25 senators opposed, nine in favor and 14 abstaining. The...

  • UCLA Jews: Stop fighting and start winning

    By David Suissa

    March 11, 2015 | 4:55 pm

    When someone punches you in the face, there are three ways you can fight back: One, you can punch him back. Two, you can complain to authorities. Three, you can drive him crazy.

    Unfortunately, pro-Israel groups on U.S. campuses are very good at complaining, but very bad at...

  • Jews, Muslims, UCLA

    By Rob Eshman

    March 10, 2015 | 4:59 pm

    Two weeks before it was a twinkle in the eye of The New York Times, the story of Rachel Beyda appeared on jewishjournal.com and in the pages of our newspaper. Following a tip from a colleague and a report in the Daily Bruin, our reporter Jared Sichel investigated how a routine...

  • At UCLA, the power of negative emotions

    By David Suissa

    February 26, 2015 | 4:28 pm

    For several years now, a nasty anti-Israel group called Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has bludgeoned Israel’s image on college campuses. They take no prisoners. They have little interest in polite and civil debate. They are lethal at manipulating the college bureaucracy...

  • Conservative activist admits responsibility for #JewHaters posters at UCLA

    By Jared Sichel

    February 24, 2015 | 5:36 pm

    In an interview with the Journal two days after the appearance at UCLA of a spate of posters inscribed with the words #JewHaters that link the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) with the terrorist group Hamas, David Horowitz — a well-known right-wing activist and...

  • #JewHaters posters at UCLA liken pro-Palestinian student group to Hamas executioners

    By Jared Sichel

    February 23, 2015 | 1:40 pm

    Posters linking the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) with Hamas – the Islamist terror group that controls the Gaza Strip – were spotted Sunday at several locations around UCLA. The posters also appeared at other campuses nationally. At UCLA, campus police and...

  • UC Regents plan to confirm pro-Israel UCLA student

    By Jared Sichel

    July 10, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    The University of California’s Board of Regents announced on July 9 that it will move forward with its confirmation of Jewish pro-Israel student Avi Oved as student regent-designate, even as the student association that previously supported him recently voted 10-0 to delay Oved’s...

  • Student committee votes 10-0 to delay confirmation of Jewish UCLA student to Board of Regents

    By Jared Sichel

    July 4, 2014 | 12:48 am

    A group that represents the University of California’s student body further highlighted how this state has become the flashpoint for the Israeli-Palestinian debate on American campuses when it requested that the powerful UC Board of Regents delay its confirmation of Avi Oved, a...

  • Tensions flare on UC campuses amid allegations against Jewish, pro-Israel student

    By Jared Sichel

    July 2, 2014 | 3:56 pm

    The University of California Student Association (UCSA) held an emergency public teleconference on July 1 to consider allegations by the former leader of a pro-Palestinian student group that call into question the relationship between a pro-Israel UCLA student, who was recently...

  • Battleground California

    By Jared Sichel

    May 28, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    If only Lauren Rogers had known what she was getting herself into when she signed up to go to Israel.

    During UCLA’s winter break in December 2013, the rising senior and outgoing financial supports commissioner for UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association (USAC) took an...

  • UCLA student judicial board defeats SJP complaint, rules that sponsored Israel trips do not constitute conflict

    By Jared Sichel

    May 21, 2014 | 6:18 pm

    UCLA’s undergraduate judicial board — the student government’s equivalent of the Supreme Court — ruled Wednesday in a 4-0 vote that student government officers may take sponsored trips to Israel without it constituting a conflict of interest. Two of the judges abstained.


  • BDS is backfiring at UCLA

    May 20, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Over the past year, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has turned the UCLA campus into an intense battleground over Israel’s legitimacy and public image. The local chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), an active supporter of BDS, has waged an...

  • Anti-Israel campaign at UCLA echoes of McCarthyism

    May 20, 2014 | 1:10 pm

    UCLA has some proud moments in the history of civil liberties.

    After World War II, UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley, were the hotbeds of opposition to an anti-communist loyalty oath that California tried to impose on academics. Ultimately the professors won in...

  • UCLA student court hears case against students who accepted Israel trips

    By Jared Sichel

    May 15, 2014 | 11:04 pm

    The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) campaign against UCLA’s pro-Israel movement became even more heated last week as the school’s undergraduate judicial board heard arguments in a case brought by SJP against two members of UCLA’s student government who had taken sponsored...

  • J Street’s real failure

    By David Suissa

    May 14, 2014 | 10:52 am

    Just when J Street’s reason-for-being, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, fell into a deep coma, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations gave the “pro-peace, pro-Israel” group new life by rejecting its bid to join the umbrella...

  • BDS widely debated in SoCal campus halls

    By Jared Sichel

    April 30, 2014 | 10:59 am

    The movement on Southern California campuses to pressure university administrators to divest from Israeli companies and many non-Israeli businesses that contract with Israel’s government scored a victory on April 23 with a resolution at University of California, Riverside.


  • More than 200 protest Northeastern U’s suspension of pro-Palestinian group

    March 18, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    More than 200 protesters rallied at Northeastern University opposing the school’s recent suspension of the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine.

    The protest was organized by a coalition of more than 29 organizations including Jewish Voice for Peace Boston and many...

  • UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz anti-Semitism complaints dismissed

    By Ryan E. Smith

    August 27, 2013 | 4:58 pm

    The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed complaints against the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Cruz that had accused the universities of allowing a hostile environment for Jewish students to exist on campus.

    In a letter dated Aug. 19 and released Aug. 27 by...

  • Cliffhanger divestment vote at UC Santa Barbara

    April 18, 2013 | 11:08 am

    A 13-hour marathon meeting at the UC Santa Barbara student senate lasted through the night of April 10-11, culminating in a cliffhanger vote to deny an anti-Israel divestment resolution.

    I was among the 400 students — Jews and other Israel supporters on one side of the issue, and...

  • U.C. Riverside student govt. rescinds Israel divestment resolution

    April 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    The student government of the University of California, Riverside, rescinded a decision to divest from Israel.

    The Associated Student Government's Student Senate on Wednesday voted 10-2 to cancel the March 6 resolution that called on the school to withdraw funds from companies...

  • UCSD student group supports Israel boycott motion

    March 15, 2013 | 8:59 am

    A student council at the University of California-San Diego passed a nonbinding resolution calling for boycotting firms with business ties to Israel.

    The Associated Student Council of UCSD voted in favour of the motion on March 13, with 20 in favour, 12 against and one...

  • In wake of Gaza conflict, anti-Israel activity on campus is rising, ADL says

    November 27, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    More than 100 anti-Israel demonstrations have been held in the United States in the wake of Israel's Gaza military operation, with more than one-third on college campuses, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    The campus demonstrations have included extreme rhetoric, including...

  • Study: No anti-Semitism, anti-Israel push at most college campuses

    October 23, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study.

    The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the findings of its new study,...

  • At Harvard, Dennis Ross takes another bite of the apple

    April 24, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Appearing considerably greyer than when he began negotiating the Oslo peace process for the Clinton Administration 18 years ago, former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross addressed Harvard University’s first Israel Conference April 20 on the topic of “Innovating the Peace Process.”...