Office of the President

In Response to the Mapping Project

June 14, 2022

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community, 

As reported in several news outlets, a Boston-area group calling itself the “Mapping Project,” associated with “BDS Boston,” alleges evil connections between Jewish and pro-Israel groups across Massachusetts with politicians, the police, and the media, and targets, by name, individual Jewish citizens. It uses well-worn antisemitic tropes to link these groups — including respected charitable and educational institutions — to a range of conspiracies and sinister activities. Brandeis is among those listed.

The normalization of antisemitic stereotypes has fueled hateful attacks on the Jewish community for more than a millennium, and we must be unequivocal in our denunciation of all who perpetuate them.