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Jewish Students Face Hostility as Anti-Semitism Rises at Colleges

Jewish Students Face Hostility as Anti-Semitism Rises at Colleges

“Antisemitic incidents have increased, and a growing number of campus groups bar students who support Israel from speaking or joining.”

This is an ongoing problem in higher education and it needs to be addressed at some point.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Antisemitism Is Rising at Colleges, and Jewish Students Are Facing Growing Hostility

Adina Pinsker commutes to Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., to study supply-chain management. She is also active in Hillel International, the nation’s largest collegiate Jewish organization.

When she arrives on campus, she takes an indirect route to class and tucks inside her shirt the silver Star of David she wears around her neck. These are precautions, she said, to avoid harassment from students who dislike Israel, the people who support it, or both.

“We have basically been shunned,” said Ms. Pinsker, who said she has been subject to derogatory remarks about her beliefs.

Ms. Pinsker’s actions are emblematic of rising fear among some Jewish college students around the country, who have begun shrouding their religious identity and political beliefs to avoid growing ostracism and harassment, according to interviews with dozens of students.

College campuses have long hosted heated debates about the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But now, students say anti-Jewish antagonism is on the rise: Antisemitic incidents have increased, and a growing number of campus groups bar students who support Israel from speaking or joining.

Hostility, including vandalism, threats and slurs toward Jewish students on college campuses increased more than threefold to 155 incidents in 2021 from 47 in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a New York-based Jewish civil rights organization which has tracked reports of such behavior since 2014. The group counted 2,717 antisemitic incidents in the U.S. overall last year, up 34% from 2020 and the highest number in its records dating to 1979.

Students at schools including the University of Vermont, Wellesley College and DePaul University have ejected Jewish students who support Israel from clubs and study groups, according to interviews with affected students.

Students at Tufts University, University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles tried to prevent Jewish classmates from serving in student government or attempted to remove them from positions in student government because of their support of Israel, according to students, administrators and campus news reports.

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Comments

So, how many harassed Jewish students still dutifully vote for Democrats? Asking for a friend.

Anonymous Bosh | December 15, 2022 at 2:28 pm

Harassment from students who dislike Israel; anti-Jewish antagonism is on the rise; Hostility, including vandalism, threats and slurs; [Jewish students] have been ejected Jewish students who support Israel from clubs and study groups…

Gosh darn those conservatives! Unless… ?

And theJewish establishment in its zeal to seem woke, is missing in action