June 1, 2008 | Beata Shneyer
University of California (UC) Berkeley, with its longstanding history of outspoken activism, took up the cause of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Anti-Israeli expressions peaked during the Second Intifada, posing a major challenge to pro-Israeli students who experienced harassment, property vandalism, and academic discrimination.
Faculty Efforts to Combat Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israeli Bias at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Over the past five years, a distorted and hostile attitude toward Israel has prevailed at the University of California-Santa Cruz, creating an intimidating environment for members of the campus community, particularly Jewish students. Much of the anti-Israeli bias has been generated by the university's predominantly leftist faculty members, who have injected their personal ideology into course curricula, classroom lectures and discussions, and events and speakers sponsored by departments, resea