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The 40 Worst Colleges


Jewish Students, 2017

Jewish Population on Campus


27. University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

The student government at the University of South Florida, which passed a BDS measure in 2016, considered a resolution in January denouncing Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as well as alleged Israeli "atrocities" against Palestinians. After intervention by the school's Hillel, the student senators instead adopted a slightly toned-down resolution, which was still condemned as one-sided and inflammatory. The only Jewish senator in the student government — who is no longer serving — said he received online death threats from an unknown commenter over his opposition to the resolution, and that he was visited by police after someone claimed that he would start “another Charlottesville.” Earlier in the academic year, three co-organizers of the Women’s March including Linda Sarsour came to speak on campus about "intersectionality and divestment." The event's moderator accused Israel of practicing "apartheid" against Palestinians during the panel, while several speakers endorsed BDS. (Photo credit: Simon Kellogg.)

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