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The 40 Worst Colleges


Jewish Students, 2017

Jewish Population on Campus


28. Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown is punching above its weight when it comes to both pro-BDS faculty and antisemitic incidents per year. While the university’s campus in Washington is better than its sister campus in Qatar — which in 2017 hosted Sami Al-Arian, who pleaded guilty to supporting Palestinian Islamic Jihad — it’s not entirely free of extremism. The school’s SJP and divestment coalition routinely publish materials and host events demonizing Jewish self-determination and accusing Israel of “apartheid.” Swastikas were also found on campus multiple times in 2017, including on the eve of Rosh Hashana. And in April, an Israeli flag displayed on campus by the school's Israel Alliance was stolen three times. "As soon as the Israeli flag was stolen, students from Students for Justice in Palestine attempted to put a Palestinian flag in its place," the group wrote. Worryingly, a survey carried out by Georgetown's Jewish Student Association in spring 2017 reportedly found that while 87 percent of the 38 students surveyed typically felt "welcome and accepted" as Jewish students, 71 percent also said they experienced antisemitism at Georgetown. However, the school also rejected a BDS proposal in March 2017, and opened a Center for Jewish Civilization in 2016. The university’s president was honored with the Anti-Defamation League's 2017 Achievement award, in part due to his response to multiple instances of antisemitic vandalism on campus that year. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)

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