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Jewish Organizations Publicly Support SJP DePaul Campaign to Boycott Sabra Hummus

by Shirien D.

The campaign to boycott Sabra hummus products at DePaul University led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has gained quite a bit of media attention. Not surprisingly, there have been many attempts by Zionists to vilify the campaign, falsely portraying it as dirty ploy to undermine Israel or creating an environment at DePaul that harms dialogue between Jews and Muslims. Some have gone even further off the rocker by claiming the general boycott of products that support Israeli occupation is anti-Semitic.

These accusations are made in order to shift attention away from the human rights issues at hand. Sabra’s parent company, the Strauss Group, financially supports two elite factions of the Israeli military, the Golani and Givati brigades, which have been charged with countless violations of international law (for examples, see SJP’s public statement against Sabra). Continue reading ‘Jewish Organizations Publicly Support SJP DePaul Campaign to Boycott Sabra Hummus’


Public Statement on the Return of Sabra Products to DePaul University

Public Statement on the Return of Sabra Products to DePaul University

by Students for Justice in Palestine at DePaul University

DePaul University officials have overturned a decision to discontinue the sale of Sabra hummus products after students brought attention to Sabra’s connections to the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian territories. On November 11, 2010, DePaul University students from the group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) wrote to the University administration objecting to the sale of Sabra hummus in campus dining facilities. SJP’s concerns are based on the activities of Sabra’s parent company, the Strauss Group, an Israel-based corporation which provides vocal and material support to Israeli military practices that stand in direct contravention to international and human rights law. We suggest that DePaul adhere to more ethical business practices by indefinitely suspending Sabra sales and withdrawing financial support from a company openly promoting the endangerment of Palestinian lives.

One week after DePaul students voiced their concerns about Sabra and the Strauss Group, the University’s dining services temporarily discontinued the sale of Sabra hummus. However, DePaul administrators reversed this action several days later, stating that the University “asked its food services vendor to reinstate the sale of Sabra hummus on its Chicago campuses.” Administrators indicated that the removal of Sabra from campus dining facilities was premature and first needed to be reviewed by the Fair Business Practices Committee.

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An Active SJP at DePaul

By: Leena Saleh

Occupation 101-9/28/2010

On Sep. 28 students, guests, and activists gathered at DePaul’s Student Center for the screening of “Occupation 101.”

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  ‘Occupation 101’ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.

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ADL’s demonization of student activism denounced

On 14 October, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) named Students for Justice in Palestine on its list of the “Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups in America,” claiming that “SJP chapters regularly organize activities presenting a biased view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including mock ‘apartheid walls’ and ‘checkpoint’ displays.” As members of several student groups working for justice in Palestine, we affirmatively state that the ADL’s characterization of our campus educational efforts and activism about Israeli injustices against Palestinians as “biased” is a disingenuous and misguided attempt to vilify students who criticize Israel’s occupation, which denies Palestinian human rights and self-determination. In this statement, we clarify our principles and invite the ADL to reconsider its categorical silence on egregious Israeli human rights violations by joining the movement for freedom, equality and justice in Palestine.

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The controversial “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” play hits the stage in Chicago!

My Name is Rachel Corrie will hit the stage in Chicago this Friday, October 22 @ 7pm at DePaul University’s Cortelyou Commons (2324 N. Fremont Street, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614). NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Beyond Borders: Americans’ Experience in Occupied Palestine


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SJP DePaul Kick Off Week! Don’t miss it!

Please come join us for two back-to-back events on Palestine!

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