Antisemitism on college campuses on the rise, 报告发现: 'Each act has gotten bigger and bolder'

Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF), an alumni network trying to combat campus antisemitism and anti-Israel bias, conducted the survey between March 25 and June 14 and noted that the 报告 included first-hand accounts from students who said they experienced Holocaust 比较, 犹太人 stereotyping and common antisemitic tropes on their college campuses. The students also cited administrative negligence in the report titledA Growing Threat: Antisemitism on College Campuses.

ACF released the results of the survey of Jewish college students and recent alums last week and found 95% of those who participated said antisemitism is an issue, with three out of four describing it as avery serious problem.

The survey found that nearly half of current students said antisemitism is getting worse on their college campuses.

One anonymous student noted that a professor madea horribly offensive analogy about the Holocaust.

When I told her it was offensive, she gaslit me and said if I was so sensitive, I should find another career,” that student continued, adding thatthere has been rising anti-Israel activity on-campus” 然后 “we have found swastikas and hate-speech from alt-right groups on campus.

Another student said that “康康 [The University of Connecticut] has experienced seven antisemitic incidents in the year and three during Passover alone.

Each act has gotten bigger and bolder, and the students have become frightened,” the student continued.

在四月份, a 21-year-old UConn student was arrested and charged with a hate crime one month after a swastika was found spray-painted on a chemistry building during the Jewish holiday of Passover, 的 Hartford Courant reported, noting that the building was located directly across the street from the Hillel, the center for Jewish life and learning on campus.

In a statement sent to Fox News on Sunday a UConn spokeswoman said the same person was arrested twice on charges of painting swastikas found on two campus buildings in two separate incidents, noting that the arrest took placeafter extensive investigation that included reviews of video and WiFi access.

Hateful acts, including instances of antisemitism, will never be tolerated at UConn,” the spokeswoman said. “Every member of our community – 学生们, faculty, 员工, alumni and guests — deserves to feel safe and respected at UConn.

She added thatanyone who violates that principle goes against the values this university exists to uphold.

The report also found that 79% of those surveyed had experienced or heard firsthand about another student making offensive or threatening antisemitic comments.

此外, the survey revealed that more than half have received or heard firsthand offensive or threatening antisemitic comments from a faculty member or university employees.

在五月, a required Zoom lecture at a public university in New York City reportedly devolved into a pro-Palestinian protest, as many students and at least one professorhijackedthe planned curriculum and read out what has been described as antisemitic tropes about the conflict in 以色列 and the Gaza Strip.

A group of Jewish students at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY told Fox News that they feared returning to campus for in-person instruction in the fall.

During the organized intervention that some said resembled aZoom bombing,” many of the nearly 200 participants in the class changed their backgrounds to Palestinian flags and their names toFree Palestine: Decolonize.Protesters took turns reading out a manifesto and the chat section was also flooded with comments — one of which said that Israel uses the Holocaust asa tool.

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One student, who wanted to remain anonymous, 告诉福克斯新闻, “They were totally and completely demonizing Israel, and I was so horrified, I was sick to my stomach.

The horrifying thing is that there were professors that were expressing their opinions on it,” 她补充说. “They’re supposed to be the mediators in the discussion, not the ones who are fueling the fire.

In a statement sent to Fox News, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College said ittakes very seriously any allegations of antisemitism.

While we respect the principle of an open and free exchange of ideas, we will not tolerate hate speech in any form,” the school added. “As the oldest and largest public school of social work in NYC, we will continue to work earnestly with our students, faculty, staff and alumni to ensure our school remains a safe and inclusive environment for all.

Also in May, nearby Rutgers University in New Jersey issued an apology to pro-Palestinian students after school officials first denounced antisemitism after a fraternity house was egged during a Holocaust remembrance event, then replaced the statement on the university’s website.

在 2019, ACF released a report that referred to Columbia University and its sister school, Barnard College, 在 纽约市 如 “a hotbed for hate,” documentingsystemic antisemitism and an ingrained delegitimization of Israelat the schools.

The report cited more than 100 incidentsthat have contributed to a hostile climateat the colleges since the 2016-17 academic year and includedantisemitic expressions, incidents targeting Jewish students and staff, and BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) activity.The report recorded how the work of Columbia faculty members has allegedly targeted Jewish and Zionist students.

These campuses are arguably the most prominent settings for university-based antisemitism in the United States,” 的 2019 report said.

One incident mentioned in the report is from November 2018 when a Columbia University Jewish professor’s office was vandalized with swastikas and an antisemitic slur was found spray-painted in red in the entryway to the Holocaust scholar’s office.

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The report also documented an April 2018 Barnard’s Student Government Association letter reportedly urging administrators to divest from eight companies with ties to Israel.

At the time a Columbia University spokesperson said in a statement sent to Fox News, “Columbia is deeply proud of our thriving Jewish student, faculty and staff communities on campus, the contributions and accomplishments of our Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies Center, and the many other academic initiatives, public programs, and social events that are part of the fabric of Jewish life here.

A statement sent to Fox News from a Barnard College spokeswoman said: “Barnard College values its vibrant Jewish community and is committed to providing all of our students, faculty, and staff with the support and resources they need to express their religious beliefs in a welcoming environment. Antisemitism has no place at Barnard and is a direct violation of our non-discrimination policy. We will continue to uphold the rights of everyone on our campus and provide students with the skills and abilities to think critically, 深, and with moral courage about the complex world around them.

The report released last week provides recommendations to curb the increase of antisemitic incidents on college campuses and urges universities to create safer environments for Jewish students.

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One recommendation mentioned in the report includes immediate responses to antisemitic incidents by college administrators. Another calls for colleges to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism, which can include criticism of Israel.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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