Monday, July 25, 2016

New AMCHA Initiative Report reveals alarming surge in Campus anti-Semitic incidents

The Amcha Initiative is releasing a new  report  tomorrow that reveals a large surge in campus anti-Semitism during the 1st six months of 2016.  It includes strong evidence linking student government divestment resolutions and anti-Jewish activity, a huge uptick in expression opposing Israel’s right to exist, and an alarming spike in shutdowns and suppression of speech compared with 2015. Specifically:

Incidents involving suppression of Jewish students’ rights, including the right to free speech and free assembly  have doubled;
Expression denying Israel’s right to exist tripled and is highly correlated with conduct targeting Jewish students for harm;
Divestment resolutions are fueling an increase in campus anti-Semitism; and
Schools with the largest increase in anti-Semitic activity from 2015 to 2016 are Columbia, Vassar, U of Chicago, NYU, U of MN, UMass, U of WI, U of FL and U of WA.

These trends are  frightening for Jewish students but also very illuminating to those  battling this threat.  Those who promote anti-Zionism on campus are becoming a great deal more brazen in their tactics and are exposing their true colors. Understanding this shift provides us valuable information on how to fight it.

For a copy of the full report click here


Gary Fouse said...

As much as they deny it, the anti-Jew feeling is obvious. This entire conflict is not based on who has a right to the land. It is over religion. The Muslims in the ME can never accept a Jewish state in their midst.

Ask any member of the MSAs on campus whose origin is Pakistani, Afghan or some other non-Palestinian origin what skin they have in this game. They support the Palestinians because they are mostly Muslim.

Anonymous said...

Muslims also don't get along with Bahais, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Sikhs or fellow Muslims (see Syria)