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UCLA Student President Leaves School Over Anti-Israel Harassment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/6/2016 at 5:30pm

Former UCLA law student and Graduate Student Association (GSA) president Milan Chatterjee has left the school after constant harassment from the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and anti-Israel hate. All because he decided to remain NEUTRAL.

The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has led numerous smear campaigns against Chatterjee, even...

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This story’s ending gives me hope that anti-Israel campus hate is doomed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd8hJVj2g_0
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:50pm 12/23/2015 at 8:50pm
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On Tuesday night, February 25, 2014, I stayed up late watching the live stream of the UCLA student council debate over an anti-Israel divestment resolution.

It was one of many such resolutions on campuses at a time when groups like Students for Justice in Palestine were in an aggressive posture, particularly at...

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UCLA party that disputed Jewish candidate’s fitness loses election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2:45pm 5/4/2015 at 2:45pm
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Lets Act! (LA), the far-left student political party at UCLA, was dramatically swept from power, in election results released Friday, May 1, 2015.

LA, a coalition of mostly identity-based groups (e.g. Afrikan Student Union, MEChA, Queer Alliance, etc.) was defeated 8 seats to 3 (with 3 independents) by their rival, Bruins United (BU), a coalition...

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Video of UCLA anti-Semitism removed, but we saved it

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00am 3/7/2015 at 7:00am

One thing I’ve learned over the years is to screen shot, save on Wayback Macnine, or download any key evidence found on the internet.  Too many times I’ve gone back to a link and it’s gone, and Google Cache can’t be counted on to have preserved the evidence.

So when I learned...

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UCLA student gov’t candidate challenged for being Jewish

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00pm 2/12/2015 at 2:00pm

The student government at a university in South Africa recently voted to expel Jews:

The vice chancellor of Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa on Wednesday rejected the student council’s call to expel Jewish students who do not support the Palestinian cause.

University Vice Chancellor Professor Ahmed Bawa released a statement...

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UCLA law students traumatized by exam question about Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:57pm 12/12/2014 at 5:57pm
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You thought it was bad that law students at Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown and Berkeley demanded exam delays because of the failure of grand juries to indict in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner?

Sit down.

Harvey Silverglate, civil liberties lawyer and co-founder of the FIRE, tweets a link to a Volokh...

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ALERT: UCLA anti-Israel divestment push may pass next week (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 14, 2014 at 2:10pm 11/14/2014 at 2:10pm

Last year, UCLA’s Jewish community and its allies mustered campus support to defeat a BDS resolution and to retain an anti-BDS plurality in student government.

I have chronicled the maneuvering of the anti-Israel groups at UCLA since then:

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UCLA Judicial Board rejects attempt to disqualify pro-Israel students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:27am 5/22/2014 at 1:27am
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We have covered extensively the attempt by the UCLA branch of Students for Justice in Palestine to keep pro-Israel students off the student council by claiming that taking sponsored trips to Israel (and only Israel) creates a conflict of interest, UCLA testing ground for next generation of anti-Israel campus tactics.

The hypocrisy was...

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SJP-backed UCLA Student President-elect took sponsored trip to Israel, yet won by 31 votes slamming such trips

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:40am 5/13/2014 at 9:40am
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Legal Insurrection has learned that Students for Justice in Palestine-backed UCLA student president-elect Devin Murphy, whose supporters accused his anti-divestment opponent of corruption and conflict of interest for taking a sponsored trip to Israel from a pro-Israel organization, took a sponsored trip to Israel from a pro-Israel group in January 2013.

Murphy,...

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UCLA testing ground for next generation of anti-Israel campus tactics

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:00am 5/12/2014 at 8:00am

Two months ago, after a contentious meeting that lasted until dawn, UCLA’s student government (USAC) defeated a BDS resolution on a 7-5, essentially party-line vote.  The hard work of hundreds of students and alumni, aided by numerous pro-Israel organizations, secured a hard-fought victory.

But Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and their...

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Co-Sponsor of UCLA anti-Israel divestment resolution arrested for false imprisonment

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25163749/ucla-student-leader-arrested-for-false-imprisonment
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:20am 4/7/2014 at 12:20am
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We previously covered the UCLA anti-Israel divestment resolution, which was voted down 7-7 by the student council after an intense and contentious all-night session.

One of...

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Video – UCLA student melts down after anti-Israel resolution defeated

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:34am 2/26/2014 at 10:34am

We covered the defeat of the UCLA divestment resolution earlier.

Here is a video of how a student council member note taker, who apparently supported the resolution, reacted (the sound on the Google Hangout live feed (via Daily Bruin)...

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UCLA Student Council rejects anti-Israel divestment resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:33am 2/26/2014 at 9:33am

After an all-night session, the UCLA student council defeated an ant-Israel divestment resolution by a vote of 7-5.  (Featured image is moment vote announced.)

The vote received enormous attention, and was trending in the U.S. on Twitter.

This is a huge defeat for BDS on campus. Divestment resolutions recently were overturned at...

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Encouraging News on UCLA Whistleblower’s Suit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:08pm 3/30/2013 at 2:08pm

I have an update on a legal hearing involving UCLA’s Dr. James Enstrom, whose brave whistleblowing actions involving the school’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences cost him his job.

William Creeley, the Director of Legal and Public Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has a report on the...

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Whistle-blowing Scientist Sues UCLA for His Job

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 5:00pm 3/17/2013 at 5:00pm

UCLA’s Dr. James Enstrom is one of my personal heroes of the “Tea Party” movement.

The importance of his work on behalf of Californians cannot be understated.

The Environmental Health Sciences professor has been fighting the false science behind some of our state’s most onerous regulations for years.  The rebel professor is also...

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