Over the last month the UC Santa Barbara student government has been voting on a resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
The pro-Israel group AMCHA Initiative claimed that Jewish students at the University of California, Davis, were abused and threatened at a pro-Palestinian protest on campus. In a letter sent Jan. 28 to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, AMCHA Initiative co-founders Leila Beckwith and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin alleged that demonstrators carrying “death to Zionism” placards occupied a public building on Nov. 19 and harassed pro-Israel students. The letter also was cc’d to University of California President Mark Yudof and others.
Two University of California, Davis police officers have been placed on leave while the school investigates the apparent use by campus police of pepper spray against seated student protesters, the university said Sunday.
A former University of California at Davis student has filed a lawsuit against the university. His claims include negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and creating a hostile educational environment — all stemming from the university’s refusal to address his complaints about hazing at a Jewish fraternity on campus.