Just to add to blazingcatfur’s report, here’s a copy of the letter that was sent out to Hasbara at York:
On Tuesday February 25th, Vice-President Tiffin issued four notices of suspension and fines to the following clubs for various recent academic disruptions in Vari Hall this year. Each of these groups, like you, have been provided with numerous warnings about the impact that academic disruptions have on students and professors.
The following clubs have been provided with an opportunity to explain their actions and this submission will be taken into account before the Vice-President’s final decision on their status is made. These groups are:
Hasbara Fellowship at York
Students Against Israeli Apartheid
The Tamil Students’ Association
Let me again remind each of you that, as detailed by both President Shoukri and Vice-President Tiffin, academic disruption is unacceptable, injures students academically and simply cannot be permitted to continue.
Let me get this straight. Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) plan a racist hate rally, and the Jewish students who come out to defend their reputation and to stand up in the face of hate are disrupting class? If SAIA did not plan their rally, then the Jewish groups would never have demonstrated. How are we the ones disrupting classes? Everything we do is in response to their instigation. You can’t expect students to remain silent when they are being attacked and threatened.
Way to go Shoukri.