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January 26, 2015 1:35 pm

Antisemitism Rises on US College Campuses, Report Says

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A report presented by Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (pictured) noted the rise in antisemitism on US college campuses. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The Israeli government on Sunday was presented with a report about global antisemitism showing that anti-Israel activity increased on college campuses across the US in 2014. The report, composed with the cooperation of the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism, was presented by Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett.

The report found that during July and August 2014, amid Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, a 400 percent increase in the number of antisemitic incidents on American campuses was registered from the same period during the previous year. For the majority of the violent cases recorded, the perpetrators were of Arab or Muslim descent.

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  • Replying to Marc Schneider who asked me if he, as a Jew, was responsible for the actions of the Israeli government.A good question. I would say that if those actions are evil and if you approve of them and say so in public and private, you are morally responsible.If you disagree with them (I find it hard to imagine you disagreeing.) and do nothing to speak out
    you are also morally responsible.) At the time of the first American attacks on Iraq, I actually had not awakened to reality and backed the war. When it was a true statement that “America attacked Iraq without justification,” I was in some degree responsible for that evil. Just as you were in some way responsible for the attack on the USS Liberty, assuming you did not speak out and make your opinions known. Re the USS Liberty, many prominent Americans have stated that it was a knowing attack on an ally. Ex.Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, twice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and American Ambassadors to countries in the area who read transcripts of damning Israeli transmissions showing they knew they were attacking a ship of an ally(an ally governed by traitors.)
    Marc, I have other things to do and may not be posting again. If you want to get in touch go to my Youtube channel. After the beginning do “/1wom” wom stands for Wise Old Man. I check this video often:”God Is a Goy? Oy!”
    Comment on it and we may find a way to communicate. The video is a very amusing comedy sketch. I swear that it is.

  • Years back there was a study of top US research universities with Middle East Studies departments. Only two — Johns Hopkins and Princeton — received no funding from Arab govts or Arab foundations. This influences teaching appointments and publications. There were similar findings in the UK. Pro-Arab professors and publications in turn influence the campus atmosphere. Where there are campaigns of intimidation of Jewish students we must be prepared to involve the courts, if all else fails.

  • Julian Clovelley

    “As a Jewish activist I have had many sour encounters on the campus’

    And you are surprised? It goes with the territory of being an activist in anything. Street preachers are activists, Martin Luther King was an activist, Moses was an activist, Frederick Douglas, Jesus Christ, Paul of Tarsus. All copped the flak.

    The prophet Mohammed was an activist, Ghandi, John Brown, Thomas Jefferson, Mussolini, Hitler, Lenin, and thousands and thousands more. The War of Independence was a pretty sour encounter.

    But you are the first one I have come across expressing surprise at experiencing “sour encounters”. It doesn’t matter what your field of activism is, you could be KKK and you’ll still cop it. Ask Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses how many doors have been slammed in their faces. I put the bum’s rush on one of Joseph Smith’s flock a week or two back – Golden Plates and translating stones in a hat indeed.

    And that was before breakfast. If I’d had my first coffee I might have been nicer. Indians as a Tribe of Israel, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb…(South Park)

  • debby fayga

    I can verify –I live right across street UCI. As a Jewish activist I have had many sour encounters on the campus. Also my children, UC students at Berkeley and UCLA have experienced it first hand. The UC chancellors stand by the first amendment.

    • DocReality

      Would the UC chancellors stand by the first amendment if you walked around with a sign reading ‘Islam is a culture of sociopathy’? I attended UCI from 1986-1990 and I will never set foot on the campus or give money to the UC system ever again. When they elected to have Obama speak at last year’s commencement ceremonies, that pretty much nailed it in the coffin for me. Obama is Hitler 2.0

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