Anti-Semitism on the rise

May 2015

Our Legal Advocacy Initiative continues to expand as we welcome three new LDB law student chapters in the Windy City. Our new chapters at the University of Chicago, DePaul, and Kent could not come at a better time. The recent Kantor Center Report shows a 38% worldwide increase of anti-Semitism. Anti-Israel boycott (BDS) resolutions continue to surge, although many are successfully opposed. On a positive note, students at the University of California at Santa Barbara approved an unusually strong resolution condemning anti-Semitism. Our new Illinois chapters will work with us as we continue to fight against anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism, and the BDS movement. As always, we are grateful for your support, and we appreciate the contributions that have been arriving over the last few weeks.

Kantor Center Reports on Surging Global Anti-Semitism

Jonathan Molina, Brandeis Blog

The 2014 Kantor Center annual report highlights a 38% worldwide increase in violent anti-Semitic incidents compared to 2013.
The Kantor Center, based at Tel Aviv University, specializes in contemporary European Jewry and publishes an annual detailed report on anti-Semitism worldwide.

Watchdog groups: Northwestern must do more to combat anti-Semitic Graffiti

Brian L. Cox, Chicago Tribune

Twenty-three anti-Semitism watchdog groups from across the country have signed a letter to the president of Northwestern University expressing their concerns for Jewish students on campus after anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered on campus.

After condemning anti-Semitism, UCSB Student Senate narrowly rejects BDS resolution

Jonathan Molina, Brandeis Blog


On April 15, the University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB) Student Senate rejected a BDS resolution by a short majority, with 13 no, 12 yes and one abstention. In better news from UCSB, the UCSB student government approved an especially strong resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

Three New LDB Chapters Open in the Windy City

Aviva Vogelstein, Brandeis Blog


The Brandeis Center's Law Student Chapter Initiative, started last year, continues to expand and has just opened three new chapters in Chicago.


BDS in Paris

Jonathan Molina, Brandeis Blog

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement is not only growing on American college campuses, but also at European universities.



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The Brandeis Center's Legal Advocacy Initiative
Aviva Vogelstein, Brandeis Blog
Brandeis Center Attorney, Aviva Vogelstein

Through our legal advocacy initiative, Brandeis Center attorneys monitor colleges and universities around the United States to ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights laws that protect Jewish students from discrimination, harassment, and hostile environments on campus.



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"Decalogue Student Leaders Invited to National Law Student Leadership Conference" 

Michael Strom, Decalogue Society of Lawyers



At Decalogue, we are ever vigilant to fight anti-Semitism.
We also look for opportunities to help our attorney and law student members develop their skills and careers. The recent National Law Student Leadership Conference hosted by The Louis D Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law (LDB) gave us the chance to do both. 


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