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Anti-Semitism Scandal Grips New York University School of Law

Anti-Semitism Scandal Grips New York University School of Law

“nearly a dozen student groups signed a statement that defended terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians”

https://youtu.be/GxqR6p8r6z0

Jewish students at the New York University School of Law are upset after the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the school released a statement complaining about the “Zionist grip on the media.”

Making matters worse for the school, they are obliged to respond due to a settlement with the Education Department’s civil rights division over previous incidences of anti-Semitism.

Aaron Sibarium reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

Under Federal Scrutiny, NYU Law School Faces Uproar Over Anti-Semitism

New York University School of Law may be legally obligated to punish some of its star students after nearly a dozen student groups signed a statement that defended terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians and bemoaned the “Zionist grip on the media.”

The statement, drafted by NYU Law School’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, has elicited harassment complaints from Jewish students who say that the letter—and some of the responses it sparked from students—constituted vicious anti-Semitic attacks.

“The Zionist grip on the media is omnipresent,” the statement read. “Palestinians are not obligated to engage in racialized ‘nonviolence’ theory and wait around for a United Nations action that will never come as their homes are taken from them.”

Several students who signed and organized the statement are attending the law school on scholarship as part of the Root-Tilden-Kern Program, widely considered the most prestigious public interest law scholarship in the country. The scholarship’s winners have gone on to hold federal office: They include Lamar Alexander, a U.S. senator and former secretary of education, and Jenny Yang, who served as chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during former president Barack Obama’s second term.

Here’s why the school can’t just sweep this under the rug:

NYU may have no choice but to punish these students because the university in 2020 agreed to adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward anti-Semitism as part of a settlement with the Department of Education’s civil rights office, which was investigating a string of anti-Semitic incidents at the elite scool.

David Bernstein of Reason’s Volokh Conspiracy blog explains why this qualifies as anti-Semitism:

A Remarkable Outbreak of Antisemitism at NYU Law School

NYU Law’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine circulated a statement that, besides casually endorsing the murder of Israeli civilians, argued that “framing is everything and the Zionist grip on the media is omnipresent” and also referenced the “Islamophobic, Zionist-funded US and Western media.”

Let’s be clear–criticism of Israel, no matter how harsh, isn’t necessarily antisemitic. And there are marginal cases where harsh criticism of Israel is skirting the borderlines of antisemitism, sufficient at least to give the critic plausible deniability.

This is not one of those cases. First, the objectionable language noted above is not criticism of Israel, it’s criticism of the “Zionist” media in the US and the West.

Second, the clearest, most obvious form of antisemitism that tries to obscure itself behind antizionism is when one can substitute the word “Zionist” for the word “Jew,” and one is left with an obvious, longstanding antisemitic trope.

The SJP statement falls exactly into that category. Anyone who knows anything about the modern history of antisemitism knows that Jewish control of the media is about as clear as antisemitic trope as there is. “Controlling the media” is even listed as one of the most prominent “antisemitic canards” in Wikipedia’s entry on that topic.

David M. Friedman, the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, commented on Twitter:

As we have documented repeatedly, this is an ongoing problem in American higher education.

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Comments

Is there not a great law university that isn’t t woke and anti Jewish?

Jewish liberals of NYC created this monster in the 60’s. It’s morphed into a monster looking to kill them.

The settlement was addressed to Neal M Sher, who graduated from Cornell in 1968. My law school roommate went to work for him when he lead the Dept of Justice’s Nazi hunting squad. He passed away far too young in 2021.

Read the headline and knew, just knew, that Muslims were involved.

“… the Root-Tilden-Kern Program, widely considered the most prestigious public interest law scholarship in the country.”

There’s part of your problem right there. “Public Interest,” like “social justice” doesn’t mean what it sounds like it means. Closer to the opposite.

    Jmaquis in reply to irv. | April 15, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Libtards have shouted what they in truth are when accusing people that don’t agree with them, and who with a working mind would join those knuckleheads?

    RACIST! they shout from liberal rooftops at people who don’t have a racist bone in their body, while liberals are the most racist of all.

    NAZI ! is another term that is shouted at all of us (Conservatives) as they promote fascism and enact laws that take away America’s basic freedoms.

    It was Hitler that said: “Tell a lie. tell a big lie, and eventually everyone will believe it”

    SMH + FJB!

Steven Brizel | April 14, 2022 at 11:09 pm

Public interest law programs are well known for their being oriented in favor of the woke agenda It is disgraceful that such opinions are polluting a major law school

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | April 15, 2022 at 3:36 am

Jenny Yang, who served as chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during former president Barack Obama’s second term.

LOL. I wouldn’t be bragging about any bit of that.

So pervasive is the vile Dhimmi-crats’ deference to, enabling of, and, regurgitation of, Muslim supremacists’/terrorists’ manifestly fallacious and contrived victimhood mythologies/propaganda/slanders, that these despicable students are unaware that Jews were living in the Middle East for millennia before the supremacist, totalitarian, belligerent and hate-filled ideology of “Submission” was founded. That’s how undeniably successful this contemptible campaign to erase Jews’ historical ties to Israel, and, to rationalize/justify/whitewash Arab Muslims’ violence against them, has been.

Let’s hope Israel’s new Iron Beam system is as good as it seems that it might be as, before too long, they may have only themselves to rely upon.

Expulsion and permanent ineligibility for any professional license would be a fitting first stage in their punishment.

Fact is, many American Jews are against Israel. Israeli Jews tend to be more traditional or Orthodox than most American Jews.
Most American Jews are “Reform” Jewish, which is a combination of Judaism and Marxist Socialism.

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