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FAU Students Latest Target of Anti-Israel Mock Eviction Tactic

The mock evic­tion notices taped on more than 200 dorm room doors at Florida Atlantic Uni­ver­sity last week are part of an ongo­ing cam­paign by an anti-Israel cam­pus group to raise aware­ness to its cause through shock tactics.

Stu­dent lead­ers of FAU’s Stu­dents for Jus­tice in Pales­tine (SJP) chap­ter said that the fliers are designed to show how Pales­tini­ans expe­ri­ence evic­tion from their homes by the Israeli gov­ern­ment. The stu­dents also indi­cated that they had received prior approval from the Hous­ing and Res­i­den­tial Life Depart­ment at the university.

SJP is a stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion with more than 75 chap­ters at Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties. As the pri­mary orga­nizer of anti-Israel activ­ity on cam­pus, SJP has con­sis­tently demo­nized Israel, describ­ing its poli­cies toward the Pales­tini­ans as racist and apartheid-like, and com­pared Israelis to Nazis.

This is not the first time SJP mem­bers have used mock evic­tion notices on cam­pus. In April 2011, sim­i­lar mock evic­tion notices were dis­trib­uted in stu­dent dor­mi­to­ries at Yale Uni­ver­sity to crit­i­cize the “actions of the Israeli state” and to pro­mote the group’s upcom­ing events. The group said in a press release that it aimed to star­tle Yale stu­dents and give them a sense of what evicted Pales­tini­ans must feel.

A month later, stu­dents from the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago’s SJP sim­i­larly dis­trib­uted the evic­tion notices through­out three res­i­dence halls as part of SJP’s annual “Nakba” Com­mem­o­ra­tion Week.

Dur­ing the 2011 Amer­i­can Mus­lims for Pales­tine (AMP) National Con­fer­ence, a vir­u­lently anti-Israel orga­ni­za­tion that aids and assists SJP activ­i­ties nation-wide, Uni­ver­sity of Chicago SJP pres­i­dent Sami Kishawi took credit for his SJP chapter’s method of activism. He also claimed that the mock evic­tion tac­tic has proven to be as effec­tive as SJP’s use of mock-checkpoints, which Kishawi explains also helps expose daily Pales­tin­ian humil­i­a­tion to a large num­ber of students.

As was the case at the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago and at Yale, the evic­tion fliers at FAU were seen by some stu­dents as dis­re­spect­ful and intimidating.

  • Anony­mous

    Wow this is shocking

    I’m a big fan of ADL

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  • Anony­mous

    This is hor­ri­ble and has no place on cam­pus — espe­cially they are tres­pass­ing if they are not stu­dents or res­i­dents of the dor­mi­tory. ADL needs to be more active on these cam­pus to give sup­port to anti-semitism this spreads. Demo­niz­ing Israel this way with lies is anti-semitism.

  • Anony­mous

    Can I ask if crit­i­ciz­ing Israeli pol­icy is anti-Semitic? Are evic­tion notices served in cer­tain Pales­tin­ian areas des­ig­nated for new Jew­ish set­tle­ments right? Are peo­ple humil­i­ated at check­points? Does the ADL stand up for the rights of Pales­tine as they do for the Israel? Some Israeli His­to­ri­ans have sug­gested that Pales­tini­ans were once Jews but later gen­er­a­tions con­verted through Chris­t­ian and later Islamic Hege­monies. This would mean that they are Semitic by race which is the real def­i­n­i­tion of a Semite not the reli­gion they fol­low. Shalom

  • Infi­del Task Force

    From what i learned at Atlas Shrugs, CAIR has sent out a notice that mus­lims stu­dents have been receiv­ing death threats after putting up the fake evic­tion notices. Good!! Give them a taste of their own med­i­cine. Mus­lims spread fear, they should get death threats. They make death threats, we’ll make them wish they stayed home.

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  • Anony­mous

    Israel is a racist apartheid Ter­ror State. Free Palestine

    • Funny didn’t they help to end apartheid in South Africa? Now look at it. Karma’s a bitch.

  • Harry142

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  • JJS

    I com­mend these stu­dents for their humane and non­vi­o­lent actions. This is true activism. FREE PALESTINE