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Anti-Israel protesters now demand U. California cuts ties with Hillel, Jewish groups: ‘It’s antisemitism’

Anti-Israel protesters in California have outed themselves as raging antisemites after demanding that the University of California minimize ties with Hillel and different Jewish neighborhood teams that assist Jewish college students and college on campuses.

The calls for have been revealed in a flier for the Students for Justice in Palestine at UC-Santa Cruz.

Critics have been swift and didn’t mince phrases in pointing at that the flier demonstrates clear antisemitism.

Students in graduation garb walk by a pro-Palestinian tent encampment on the steps of Sproul Hall at University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The group hopes to convince the university to review its investments and cut ties with military supply industries and weapons manufacturers involved with Israeli attacks and civilian casualties in Gaza. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Anti-Israel protesters are demanding the University of California minimize ties with Hillel and different Jewish teams. AP
May 4, 2024, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A: Death to US Imperialismââ¬Â sign on a blue and white tent on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) on May 4, 2024: Pro-Palestine/Pro-Hamas/Anti-Israel Protestors spend their third day claiming a football field length stretch of the green and sunny Southern California campus as their own territory and have pitched tents and set up informational tables between the Library and North hall, in an unauthorized but so far permitted protest where they are posting signage that implies murder terrorism to Israeli/Jewish students. No one in the camp is willing to explain any of the signs. (Credit Image: © Amy Katz/ZUMA Press Wire)
Students have arrange encampments on campus to point out solidarity with the Palestinians. ZUMAPRESS.com

“We are supposed to pretend, for the sake of political correctness, that SJP is simply criticizing the Israeli government rather than targeting Jews,” Bronx Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres wrote.

“Attacking Jewish institutions, however, is not criticism. It’s antisemitism.”

In a list of demands shared on Saturday on social media, the group calls for the university to “Cut ties UC-wide with all zionist organizations — including study abroad programs, fellowships, seminars, research collaborations and universities.”

Listed among the so-called “Zionist organizations” were Jewish community groups, including the Hellen Diller Foundation, Koret Foundation, Israel Institute and Hillel International — the biggest Jewish student life organization in the US.

“Three of the four organizations cited in the academic boycott demand by encampment activists at UCSC are Jewish charities and communal groups,” the Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Counsel wrote on X.

“They are pillars of the Jewish community. This isn’t just about opposing Israel’s Gaza actions but seems aimed at Jewish institutions, revealing underlying antisemitism,” the Jewish group adds.

Other social media users also called out the list for “effectively demanding the end of Jewish life on campus.”

“All the people going ‘but Hillel has a pro-Israel orientation’ to the SJP at UCSC demands to remove Hillel would never be okay with someone saying “but Muslim student union has so many convicted terrorist alumni” as a defense to orgs asking it to be banned,” one person commented on X.

David Nimmer, Professor from Practice at UCLA School of Law and Distinguished Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, speaks against antisemitism at the UCLA Hillel in Los Angeles on Friday, May 3, 2024. At University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA more than 200 people were taken into custody early Thursday, after hundreds of protesters defied orders to leave, some forming human chains as police fired flash-bangs to break up the crowds. Police tore apart a fortified encampment's barricade of plywood, pallets, metal fences and dumpsters, then pulled down canopies and tents. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Hillel does prohibit internet hosting or partnering different teams oppose Israel. AP

Hillel prohibits chapters from hosting or partnering with groups that oppose Israel and gets some funding from the Israeli government, according to Foreign Policy. However, it’s in any other case apolitical and stands on the heart for Jewish life at practically all faculty campuses throughout the US.

Another social media person slammed US-Santa Cruz’s anti-Israel encampment as a “terrorism recruitment festival.”

“This list of their ‘demands’ transparently declares the real agenda to drive Jews out of universities and suppress safety and hate speech control,” a poster on X stated.

With their listing of calls for, the pro-Palestine group additionally calls on the college to divest from weapons manufacturing firms to “end the targeted repression and policing of pro-Palestinian advocacy on campus” and to “sever all ties” with the native police division.

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