Anti-Israel bias on University of California Campuses Questionaire
Pro-Israel faculty of the University of California will have a rare
opportunity to present to the Academic Senate evidence that virulent
anti-Israel and anti-Zionist rhetoric in the classroom and in campus
events fuels a hostile and potentially anti-Semitic environment on
many UC campuses. Therefore, they are requesting students who attended
or presently attend any of the UC colleges to answer the following
questionnaire, so that their first-hand testimony can be included.
(The student's name will be withheld at the presentation if so
requested.) We would like to receive the statements by January 15,
Please send to Professor emeritus Leila Beckwith, UCLA, at
We are also looking to collect similar testimonies from students from
California State Colleges as well as other colleges over the next
couple of months.
For more information about us, please visit www.spme.org
Thank you all very much.
Student (alumnus/alumna) Name:
May we disclose your name?
Preferred contact method (phone, email, etc.):
Course # and Title/ Event at Issue:
Have you experienced faculty who make statements about Israel in the
classroom that are irrelevant to the subject of the course? Please
Have you experienced textbooks or articles on a course's reading list
that inaccurately portray Israel as cruel, denying human rights to
others? Please describe.
Have you experienced faculty who in the classroom demonize, or
delegitimize, or use a double standard when discussing Israel? Please
Did the course material include pseudo-academic anti-Israel material?
If you can, please attach examples.
Have you experienced anti-Israel rhetoric during campus events that
make you want to avoid that part of the campus?
Have you experienced anti-Israel rhetoric on campus that makes you
want to hide your being Jewish or proud of Israel? Please describe.
Have you noticed any departments that sponsor or co-sponsor invited
speakers who present an anti-Israel, anti-Zionist point of view and do
not co-sponsor pro-Israel speakers?
Please provide us with examples of courses that were fair to Israel.
Please let us know about college professors that are openly Jewish and
proud Israel supporters.