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The 40 Worst Colleges


Jewish Students, 2017

Jewish Population on Campus


19. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Urbana and Champaign, Illinois

At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, SJP activists co-hosted a rally in September equating Zionists with “fascists” and "white supremacists,” which they threatened to target with “violent resistance–whether it is a black bloc or full-scale armed conflict.” When UIUC's chancellor spoke out against rising antisemitism at US universities, including "anti-Semitic attacks hidden under the guise of anti-Zionist rhetoric," SJP accused him of siding "with the powerful Zionist lobby on campus." The group’s extremism — which led it to disrupt events with Israeli speakers, and launch a divestment bid that failed in March 2017 and again this year — is not the only force targeting Jewish students at UIUC. The menorah in front of the Illini Chabad house has been vandalized and even knocked over in recent years, while swastikas and antisemitic messages like "I hate Jews" have been found on university property. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)

Jewish Population on Campus


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