Rising Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Sentiment on Campus
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Rising Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Sentiment on Campus



Universities are now hostile environments for many Jewish and pro-Israel students, and if students are uninformed, they become vulnerable to the vitriolic narratives being disseminated by these anti-Israel groups.

Students on university campuses around the world are facing increasing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities. The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, launched in 2005, has radicalized many university students and influenced student governments, spreading propaganda through organized demonstrations, inflammatory speakers, and week-long Israel Apartheid weeks, which masquerade as educational seminars.

Jewish college students in North America who experienced antisemitism last year0%
% of Jewish Students who reported having had anti-semetic faculty0%
Jewish students accused/blamed for the actions of Israel0%
Undergrads who heard the Holocaust was a myth or was exaggerated0%

BDS Strategy


Advocacy by briefing and lobbying policy makers


Monitoring and calling for action against projects, initiatives and companies, which recognize and cooperate with Israel


Media outreach


Awareness training of activists and organizations about the BDS movement.

As a result of the increasing anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment propagated on university campuses, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law conducted a survey of U.S. Jewish College Students’ experience with anti-Semitism on campuses. The survey revealed that more than half of Jewish students at universities suffered from or witnessed anti-Semitism during the preceding year.