On anti-Semitism in UCLA Council

On February 10th of 2015, members of Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) at UCLA interviewed Rachel Beyda, a student candidate who was running for a position on the Judicial Board. One of the council members asked Beyda if her Jewish background would influence her performance as a student leader. The recording of the session meeting is available online.

Jewish people have continually endured detestable and unacceptable discrimination. This incident is yet another manifestation of such outrageous and distressing prejudice. We, as members of Students for Justice in Palestine at ASU, denounce the unjustified interrogation of this student and the subsequent offensive discussion of her identity as deplorable and anti-Semitic.

If such anti-Semitism was used with the intention of defending a social justice movement, then the perpetrators have no place in the movement.

Sincerely,

SJP at ASU

 

We submitted this letter to the State Press on March 31, 2015. 

Journalist Rania Khalek

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Join us in hearing independent journalist Rania Khalek speak about how Israel uses Palestine as a laboratory to test and refine weapons and methods of domination and control, which are then exported to regimes around the world for use on other marginalized populations.

Rania Khalek is an independent journalist who has written for Salon, AlterNet, Al Jazeera America, In These Times, The Nation, Vice and many other widely read independent publications. She’s a regular contributor to Truthout, the gender columnist at Extra! (published by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and is a blogger for The Electronic Intifada, where she is on the editorial board. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast called Unauthorized Disclosure with journalist Kevin Gosztola, covering a range of underreported topics relating to national security and US foreign policy from perspectives that are often missing from the mainstream press.

The event will be held at ASU Tempe in CDN 68 at 6:00pm. We recommend parking in Lot 20 or 14. Everyone is welcome! 

#IsraeliApartheidWeek Spring 2015

2015 SJP IAW collageStarting February 16th, we will be hosting Israeli Apartheid Week. During this time, we will be hosting two speakers, showing a documentary, and of course having our Mock Apartheid Wall event. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

List of events: 

2015 SJP IAW jeff halperMONDAY: Jeff Halper– Author and founder of Israeli Coalition Against Home Demolitions  Feb 16th | 6pm | COOR 184

WEDNESDAY: Mock Apartheid Wall | Hayden Lawn | Feb 18th

2015 SJP roadmap to apartheidFRIDAY: ”Road map to Apartheid” Documentary Screening
Feb 20th | 3:30pm | COOR 120

2015 SJP IAW allison weirMONDAY: Alison Weir– Author, journalist and founder of “If Americans Knew”              Feb 23rd | 6pm | CDN 68

Join us for an evening with journalist Dan Cohen

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 Recording of the event here + another smear “article” on this event here

Please join us for a discussion with journalist Dan Cohen as he shares with us his experience reporting in Gaza during and after Operation Protective Edge. The event will be held at the Tempe campus in room PSH151 at 6:00pm.

Here is a link to the Facebook event page, and here is a link to the location of the building

We hope you can make it!

SJP ASU: Our Statement on Syria

Recently, we’ve been getting quite a few questions about SJP ASU’s stance on the conflict in Syria. Many people have wondered whose “side” we are on, what our beliefs are, etc.

Earlier this year (24 Jan. 2014 to be exact) we signed on to a statement that detailed our position on this very relevant topic. We signed this so that our stance is clearly defined, so as to no longer cause confusion.

If you wish to read our statement, please click HERE. Thank you!

Lecture this Thursday!

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This Thursday at 7:00, SJP ASU is hosting a lecture by Fr. Bob Holmes and Mr. Amos Gvirtz. They will be speaking on many points; however, the focus will be Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes.

For more information, including bios of the speakers, time, and location, please click here.

To RSVP to the Facebook event, please click here.

We hope to see you there!

“5 Broken Cameras” Documentary Showing

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Please join SJP ASU in our showing of the Oscar nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras”! This compelling film from 2011 chronicles recent struggles of a Palestinian village to resist the occupation with non-violent means. We will be showing this documentary on October 10, 2013. The show will begin at 7:00pm at the outdoor stage North of the Memorial Union. (The film is approximately 90 minutes long.) To view the event on Facebook, and/or to invite your family and friends, please click here. We hope to see you there!Thank you!

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund Benefit Concert ft. Invincible, Khaled M., Remi Kanazi, and Shining Soul

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Mark your calendars for SJP’s upcoming benefit concert! The event will be featuring Invincible, Khaled M., Remi Kanazi, and Shining Soul, and will be on April 12th at 8pm in Tempe’s Club Red/Red Owl. Tickets are only $15! Come out and show support for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund and your local SJP chapter! For more information, click here. We hope to see you there!

All proceeds will go to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

A lecture by Max Blumenthal: “High on Zionism: The Indoctrination of Apartheid Israel Today”

If you missed the lecture you can watch the full video recorded at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/30402861

Join SJP ASU as we host award-winning journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal. He will be giving a lecture titled “High on Zionism: The Indoctrination of Apartheid Israel Today” on Monday, March 25th at 7 pm in Neeb Hall 105. Click here for more information. We hope to see you there!

Israeli Apartheid Week

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Our mock apartheid wall kicks off a week full of events, starting Monday, March 4th. Join us as we educate the community about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system, through a lecture by Dr. Zahi Damuni, a screening of the documentary “Roadmap to Apartheid”, and of course, our main event- the mock apartheid wall! Click here to check out all the details!