On Tuesday, as part of Emory Students for Justice in Palestine’s Israeli Apartheid Week, mock eviction notices were posted on the doors of students and on doors at Emory Point, a nearby residential complex. This week is also Israel Week celebrated by the pro-Israel community at Emory. The mock notices were approved by Emory Residence Life for posting in community flyer areas. Emory subsequently removed them from students’ doors for violating a policy against posting a flyer on a student’s door without their consent. Emory Point took similar action.
The Atlanta Jewish Community stands with Emory’s Hillel, which has stated emphatically that what happened is more than a policy infraction. The nature and language in the notices was threatening, potentially violating students’ fundamental sense of safety. The content is unambiguously hateful with clear anti-Semitic overtones.
We call upon Emory University to apply serious consequences and strongly demonstrate that it will take steps to prevent similar actions in the future.