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March 1, 2012 11:53 am

Israel Apartheid Week and American Anti-Semitism (VIDEO)

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Much has been made in recent years of the distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.

These battles are raging all this week on college campuses across the United States as “Israel Apartheid” Week takes shape at universities across America. Many of the organizers claim they are simply calling attention to what they believe are discriminatory policies used by the Israeli government and that their support for human rights, and Israel’s lack thereof is the reason for their concern.  It is unmotivated by any hatred of Jews.

Basically, they claim they have no problem with Jews, only the state of Israel as an entity.

It’s hard to prove that those partaking in IAW are anti-Jewish but one thing is clear, based on several reports from private and public institutions – Jews are still a target for hate in America.

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Near the top of the annual FBI hate-crime statistic report, which again identified Jews as being the most targeted religious group in America, nearly 600% more hate crimes were committed against Jews than Muslims. More hate crimes were committed against Jews than Hispanics, gays and Asians.

But statistics are not the same as real stories. So we at and reached out to students who participated in the AICE survey as well as students who were active in Israel activism on their campuses.

This video was the result and their words speak for themselves.

Liran Kapoano is the East Coast Director for Jerusalem Online University,

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