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New campus antisemitism database goes live

SANTA CRUZ, California – AMCHA Initiative, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to combating antisemitism on college campuses across the U.S., last week launched the organization’s new “Anti-Semitism Tracker” that will provide the public with access to information and photo documentation about antisemitic incidents that occurred on campus between 2015-2018.

Using the website’s search engines, users will be able to tailor a search by city, state, zip code, geographical region, year, date range, university, and category. Incident categories include physical assault, discrimination, suppression of speech/movement/assembly, verbal assault, intimidation, harassment, condoning terrorism, Holocaust denial and more. One category of the search engine is solely devoted to chronicling BDS activity, allowing users to easily access BDS events, divestment votes, event shut downs and disruptions, as well as to locate faculty who have signed publicly-accessible petitions calling for an academic boycott of Israel.

AMCHA also unveiled new photo and video libraries where colleague organizations, the public, authors, and journalists can access, and republish, photo and video documentation of recent incidents. Students will be able to submit photos and videos of the antisemitism they witness in real time.

AMCHA monitors more than 400 college campuses across the U.S. for antisemitic activity, and recorded 468 known antisemitic incidents in 2015, 642 in 2016, 653 in 2017, and 394 so far in 2018.

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