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April 8, 2015 10:54 pm

Group Says String of Swastika Attacks on Boston Area Campuses Are Unrelated

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Antisemitic graffiti in Brooklyn. Photo: Yeshiva World News.

Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday said there is no evidence that a string of antisemitic attacks on Boston area campuses are connected to each other.

There is “no indication right now that these things are related” Robert Terestan, the ADL’s Boston regional director, told The Algemeiner. But, he added, “the impact on Jewish students is the same in each place.”

The spate began on March 29th when swastikas were found spray painted on several cars at a fraternity house at Tufts University campus on Packard Avenue. It was the fourth antisemitic incident at the university in less than two years.

A day later, a swastika was found drawn on a dry-erase board in the common space of the International Village dorm of Northeastern University. President Joseph Aoun called the incident a hateful act of antisemitism.

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Northeastern dealt with a similar incident in November when swastikas were drawn on fliers publicizing a lecture by an Israeli military official, the Associated Press reported.

Then, on Sunday April 2nd, barely 20 miles away, on the campus of Framingham State University, a student reported finding a swastika carved into his vehicle. The incident was at least the second time this school year that a swastika has been found on the campus, the local WCVB TV reported.

“It is an indication of what Jewish students are facing on campuses across the country,” Terestan said. “The concern is that anti-Israel sentiment is leading to this type of antisemitic activity.”

Terestan also praised the schools and said “we are lucky that the leadership at these schools are standing firm in saying that this behavior is unacceptable, and that is a message that everybody needs to hear.”

Recent studies have shown that antisemitic activity is increasing considerably on campuses across the United States and around the world.

In February, the National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students—jointly conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB)—found that among 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide, 54 percent reported instances of antisemitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 academic year.

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  • Lauren Goldman

    The anti-Israel movement is used as cover for anti-Semites for their true Jew-hatred. Now they can say in public what they have wanted to since the end of WWII. I live in San Francisco, and things I have actually heard people say over the past few years (with increasing frequency), about Jews, is very disconcerting.

  • duPont

    People of all religions must stand against this. Muslims are murdering Christians, Jews are being attacked- if you just let it happen, when you are attacked, you will find that “. . . .no one was left to speak up.” Demand that your governments take action- you take action. Speak out loud and clear! Do not let history repeat itself.

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  • Whites are scared

    Whites are scared of Israelis, Asians and Africans in their midst. Like cowards they run from us. Let us send it to them ten times worse until the whites cry uncle.

  • shloime

    boston? is it any coincidence that dzhokhar tsarnaev was convicted there on all 30 counts yesterday?

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  • Rev Victoria Matlock

    We are all Children Of God why this Hate Lets love our Jewish brothers and Sisters There Human too Flesh and Bone

  • Mickey Oberman

    Why would the ADL make such a statement without proof one way or the other?

    Did Obama order them what to say?

  • Yes, those Anti-Semitic attacks are related by those who share the same goal of destabilizing the American Jewish Community. And those who hate Israel are Jew-haters, indeed.

    • Fritz Kohlhaas

      Agree!

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