"One Jewish student, Eliana Kopley, attempted to get away, but was chased and hounded by members of the angry mob, forcing her to hide in a kitchen while a UCI staff member protected her. The Louis D. Brandeis Center ("LDB"), a national civil rights legal advocacy organization best known for its work fighting anti-Semitism in higher education, represents Ms. Kopley."
The Louis D Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and other groups have expressed disappointment over the lenient punishment meted out by UC Irvine to Students for Justice in Palestine for their disruption of a Jewish student event on May 18. Below are two articles from the Brandies Center's website including a report by Algemeiner.
"Marcus also stated, “Vice Chancellor Parham’s statement also fails to mention the obviously anti-Semitic nature of the violations here. One would never know from his statement that hate was at work in this angry mob.” Despite the claims of SJP, NLG, and Palestine Legal, political activism played no role in the decision of a few to harass Ms. Kopley. Eliana had gone to see a movie with other Jewish students. She was interested in a documentary about Israelis her own age, and what it their lives are like when they are required to serve in the IDF. The only thing the harassers knew about her was that she identified with the Jewish students on the other side of the door. That is anti-Semitism – not anti-Israel political action."
I find it incredible that UCI found that the behavior of Students for Justice in Palestine was not "threatening". Ms Kopley would beg to differ.