In a stealth campaign to circumvent campus censors and reach students directly, the David Horowitz Freedom Center distributed over 4,000 newspapers containing its new report on the rising tide of Jew Hatred and its links to the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine on the UCLA campus.
The newspapers were distributed across the university’s Westwood campus, with copies made available in classroom buildings, dining facilities, student centers, and in distribution boxes for the UCLA Daily Bruin, the university’s chief student-run publication.
Titled “Unearthing the Ivory Tower’s Hidden Scourge,” the Freedom Center’s report names the “Top Ten Jew-Hating Colleges and Universities” and documents the pervasive Jew hatred that is thriving on America’s college campuses. Colleges named in the report include UCLA, the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and the University of Chicago, among others.
The report reveals that campus Jew hatred is most often fomented by the Hamas funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine and supported and funded by a complex network of university resources, faculty, departments, and administrators.
A poster printed on the back page of each newspaper highlights the parallels between the Hamas-funded Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and the Nazi movement to exterminate the Jews. The poster features images of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, accompanied by a notorious tweet from Omar stating “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
The bottom half of the poster states, “The Hamas-funded Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is a terrorist originated-and-funded plot to isolate and weaken the world’s only Jewish state. Support for BDS is fueled by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the Hamas-linked student organization which is the leading promoter of BDS on American campuses. Hamas’s goal, as stated in its charter, is the genocide of the Jews and the destruction of the Jewish state. This goal and the aims of the BDS movement are one and the same.” Text at the bottom of the poster labels BDS “A True and Deserving Successor to Hitler’s Nazi Party.”
Authorities at UCLA have thus far not commented on the Freedom Center’s stealth newspaper campaign, but recent coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the UCLA Daily Bruin proves just how sorely pro-Israel perspectives are needed on the Los Angeles campus.
A recent op-ed published in the Daily Bruin by student Rachel Burnett endorsed the purpose behind the larger BDS movement, but stopped short of supporting the entire movement, declaring it “not targeted enough toward Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza,” and opposing academic boycotts of Israel. This tepid defense of Israeli universities is sadly what passes for pro-Israel speech on UCLA’s campus. The op-ed was accompanied by an editorial note stating “The author of this op-ed used the term ‘land of Israel/Palestine,’ to reflect her personal views”–lest anyone mistake Burnett’s wording as implying official editorial recognition of Israel.
Another student op-ed published by The Daily Bruin last June was titled, “UCLA must stop repressing pro-Palestinian counter-narratives.” The article demonized Israel as promoting a “draconian legal system [that] systematically erases indigenous Palestinians and normalizes occupation, the very definition of a settler colonial state.” It also endorsed the genocidal and Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel.
The UCLA student government has also been united in its enmity for the Jewish state. In March 2021, the body unanimously passed “A Resolution Calling for the UC to Divest from War” which referred to “ethnic cleansing in Palestine by the Israeli government.” Jewish students and Hillel objected not only to the language in the resolution which demonized Israel and supported the genocidal BDS movement, but also to the fact that they were given no opportunity to express their views before the resolution’s passage.
With pro-Israel speech and perspectives so effectively censored on the UCLA campus, the Freedom Center’s stealth newspapers provided a sorely needed dose of reality to the thousands of students and faculty on campus.