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The Pro-Palestinian student organisation Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has been accused of compiling lists of Jewish students at New York University, among others, according to a report by Israel Radio.

A report about Students for Justice in Palestine’s activities were presented to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee on Tuesday, at a meeting aimed at addressing the effects of BDS movements on US campuses, Knesset member Anat Berko (Likud) told the radio station.

The committee heard evidence that the pro-Palestinian group were collecting the personal information of Jewish students at several US Universities, including New York University. If the report is true, then it represents the systematic singling-out of Jewish students for no other reason than the fact that they are Jewish, and given that addresses are being collected the list borders on intimidation.

There is evidence to suggest that Jewish students are currently the most persecuted minority on American campuses.

In 2014, SJP posted mock eviction notices through the doors of Jewish students.

The Zionist Organisation of America considers Students for Justice in Palestine a “hate group”.

Whilst SJP’s central organisation denies knowledge of the alleged list, they acknowledged that each branch has its own practices and policies. The NYU branch has not been available for comment.


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Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism. He first became involved with Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently at law school. He was previously a recording and touring musician.