Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Combating Anti-Semitism on campus. We Need your help

Your help is needed by The AMCHA Initiative (Tammi Benjamin's group working to combat anti-Semitism on college and university campuses in California). Please take a moment to sign this petition, and forward it to your friends:

"We need your help.

In response to our AMCHA Initiative petition to California State University Chancellor Charles Reed, urging him to remove Professor David Klein's a...nti-Semitic web pages from the CSU Northridge server, the U.S. Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) has initiated their OWN petition to Chancellor Reed, urging him to protect Klein's "academic freedom" to post web pages advocating the boycott of Israel and the termination of the CSU Israel Abroad program. USACBI has put out the following call to their supporters:
"The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel urges all supporters of Palestinian rights, the BDS movement, and academic freedom not only to sign this petition, but also to build upon David's work, by starting campaigns to educate about the reality of Study Abroad in Israel and holding events and activities on academic and cultural boycott on March 30, 2012 at their own colleges and universities."

The USACBI petition has collected over 900 signatures. Although we have collected about 1,700 signatures, we would like many more before submitting it to Chancellor Reed in the coming week.

We believe the battle over Klein's web pages is an enormously important one, with extremely serious implications. If Klein and USACBI prevail, faculty on all 23 CSU campuses will have the green light to freely use tax-payer funded university resources to promote their campaign to harm Israel and the Jewish people, and nothing can be done to stop them."

Please help us by circulating the following URL on your blog, email list, Facebook page, etc., and encouraging as many people as you can to sign and circulate the AMCHA Initiative petition:

Please sign: Letter to California State University Chancellor Reed regarding anti-Semitic website

1 comment:

Gary Fouse said...

I am a friend and colleague of Tammi Benjamin and Leila Beckwith. I am happy to see that you have linked up with them. They have provided a measure of reason and sanity on the UCSC and UCLA campuses.

Gary Fouse
adj teacher
UC Irvine Ext