Rutgers student reacts to chancellor apologizing after speaking out against rise in anti-Semitism

The campus reform correspondent went on to point out thatemotions have flared on all sides in the wake of the recent Israel-Palestine conflicts and this has led to a massive rise in anti-Semitism online and in-person, on and off campus.

Cordi noted there has been asharp increase in violence and harassment against Jewsand pointed to information from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which released preliminary data earlier this month showing an increase in online and real-world incidents of anti-Semitism in the U.S. since the most recent clash between Israel and Hamas.

The ADL noted that an analysis of 推特 in the days following the recent outbreak of violence showed more than 17,000 tweets in the span of one week, using variations of the phraseHitler was right.

Israel is one of our closest allies,” Cordi noted. “There used to be almost unanimous support for the state, especially after the Second World War.

Unfortunately supporters of the Jewish refugee state are becoming the minority in college,” 他继续. “While it used to be uncontroversial to stand up for the Jewish community, today such an action, like you see, demands an apology.


Cordi was referencing Wednesday’s 电子邮件 from Rutgers University-New Brunswick chancellor Christopher Molloy and provost Francine Conway to the student body condemning the recent rise in anti-Semitism America is experiencing amid the conflict between 以色列 and the terror organization Hamas.

A day later, the college leaders apologized for condemning anti-Semitism.

Molloy and Conway sent a separate email, 标题 “An Apology,” on Thursday tosincerelyapologize for their first email condemning anti-Semitism.

The administrators said theintentof the initial email was toaffirm that Rutgers–New Brunswick is a place where all identities can feel validated and supportedbut added that theimpactof the communicationfell short of that intention.

In hindsight, it is clear to us that the message failed to communicate support for our Palestinian community members,” the email read.

Molloy and Conway wrote that the university wasenriched by our vibrant diversity” 然后 “diversity must be supported by equity, 包含, antiracism, and the condemnation of all forms of bigotry and hatred, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

As we grow in our personal and institutional understanding, we will take the lesson learned here to heart, and pledge our commitment to doing better,” the email said. “We will work to regain your trust, and make sure that our communications going forward are much more sensitive and balanced.

The administrators ended the email by saying they hoped tolearn” 来自 “mistakes along the wayas they continued to make abeloved communityat the university.

The initial email read that people should denounce theacts of hate and prejudiceagainst Jewish people andany other targeted and oppressed groups on our campus and in our communityas the country sees arecent resurgence of anti-Semitism.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick declined to comment on the administrators’ 电子邮件.

When host 皮特·赫格斯 asked Cordi if he feels like there is a sentiment on campus that Israel is not legitimate, 他说 “absolutely.

He went on to explain that not only college professors, but also 名流have been putting Jews in the class of privileged oppressors.

When you have people in positions of societal authority pushing actual Hamas propaganda, like the claim that Israel is targeting hospitals and schools to kill civilians, the emotional youth will passionately pick a side,” Cordi said, 注意 “this is the kind of rhetoric that led to the scapegoating and organized violence against Jews in 20th century Europe.

Cordi added that he is worried that people who don’t learn from historyare doomed to repeat it.

As a lover of humanity and student of Jewish descent, that troubles me deeply,” 他解释. “The leftists who claim to be on the right side of history should really study it more.

Fox News’ Houston Keane contributed to this report.