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The 40 Worst Colleges


Jewish Students, 2017

Jewish Population on Campus


3. Columbia University

New York City, New York

While Columbia University hosts a large and diverse Jewish community, dozens of antisemitic incidents have been recorded at the school over the last two years. It is also home to over two dozen faculty members who actively support boycotts of the Jewish state, some of whom warn against "Fifth Column Zionists" in the US. Many of these professors are involved with Columbia's Center for Palestine Studies, which was called in December “an academic epicenter for anti-Israel political activism.” According to a recent complaint filed by a Zionist student club at Columbia, this activism is also advanced by anti-Israel student groups, which "have monopolized the conversation on campus relating to the Israeli-Arab conflict and have systematically maligned, harassed and silenced ... pro-Israel voices." And while a Columbia student council rejected a proposed BDS vote in 2017, members of Columbia University Apartheid Divest launched an ultimately successful BDS referendum this April at Barnard College, which is closely affiliated with Columbia. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.)

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