Here are some resources to give you the tools to stand up to anti-Israel activity and anti-Semitism on campus.
1. Report Anti-Semitism
If you encounter anti-Semitism, hate, bigotry or discrimination, there are people and organizations to contact no matter where you live, work or study:
2. Campus Guide
Hillel has compiled a comprehensive guide about campuses in order to help you find and explore vibrant Jewish campuses.Click Here
3. Campus Organizations and Resources
Almost every campus in North America has organizations, groups, and resources for pro-Israel and Jewish students. Here is a list of organizations that support Jewish students on campus in various ways. We highly recommend that you explore these organizations and their numerous resources. There are also individual organizations on campuses, check your university’s website for a list of campus groups.
EndBDS brings together partner organizations and pro bono lawyers throughout the pro-Israel community working to fight anti-Israel activity through united action. EndBDS is a one-stop destination for those fighting the BDS movement, and the extremism and anti-Semitism that often accompanies BDS, particularly on college campuses.EndBDS website >
CAMERA provides assistance to Jewish and pro-Israel students including guidance in finding and connecting with speakers or films, planning events, funding for student groups, and addressing Middle East distortions in campus publications, rallies and classroom teaching.Click Here to Learn More >
The AMCHA Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about, and combating anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America.Visit AMCHA’s Website >
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is not-for-profit, grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest, fact-based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues.Visit SPME’s Website >
6. How to Discuss Israel
Answering Tough Questions about Israel
7. Get educated about BDS
BDS initiatives are increasingly pervasive, especially on college campuses. To counter them, use your network. Contact your alma mater to express your concerns. The Alumni and Development Offices are important places to start, as are Offices of Parent Services, if you are a parent of a college student. Ask like-minded friends to do the same. Encourage students and children to join pro-Israel groups on campus and become active in Hillel, which is often the first line of defense when anti-Israel campaigns come to campus. Learn as much as you can about the initiative, and write to your alumni magazines and campus newspapers. Contact your congressmen and Senators and encourage them to draft legislation that outlaws academic boycotts of Israel.
- Watch Crossing the Line 2
- BDS Report from the Simon Wiesenthal Center
- BDS Information from the Reut Institute
- Fact Sheet about BDS
- What to do before BDS comes to your campus
- Suggestions for building relationships with other groups on campus
- Fact Sheet – Do Palestinians Support BDS?
- Information about BDS from the AMCHA Initiative
- Map of Pro-BDS Faculty Members
- Get educated about BDS