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The 40 Worst Colleges

for

Jewish Students, 2017

Jewish Population on Campus

26%

30. George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University’s student government adopted a divestment resolution in April targeting companies that do business with Israel, after rejecting a similar measure by a slim margin in May 2017. The senate also voted down a resolution to censure one of its members, who has faced criticism for boycotting multicultural and interfaith events that include GW Hillel and the Jewish Student Association. The student — who claims to have targeted the Jewish groups because of his opposition to Israel — was the subject of a subsequent protest by about 70 of his peers. “The SA has failed the Jewish community at GW, and we do not feel safe knowing that student leaders don’t think we matter,” one student organizer said at the rally. Worryingly, it seems vitriol directed toward Zionism and Israel has been mainstreamed by multiple progressive groups at GWU. A November 2016 letter to administrators following the election of US President Donald Trump — sent by SJP and a coalition of liberal groups — called for divestment from "colonialism and apartheid in Palestine" and the increased enrollment of Palestinian students who are subjected to “escalating state-sanctioned genocide." (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)

Jewish Population on Campus

26%

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