Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Koret Foundation withholds grant money to San Francisco State University

Anti-Semitism doesn't pay. SFSU has learned the hard way.

According to an article in the J Weekly, the Jewish News of  Northern California, written by Max.Cherney:

The San Francisco-based Koret Foundation last year held back a $1.7 million grant to San Francisco State University, according to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week.

Among other accusations in the lawsuit, the plaintiff’s lawyers laid out a squabble over the sizable grant between SFSU and the San Francisco-based Koret Foundation, a well-fundedphilanthropic organization that works on a range of causes.

Koret’s reason for withholding the grant was due to concerns about “anti-Jewish animus” at SFSU, the lawsuit claims, and because of a 2016 incident where protesters prevented Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat from giving a scheduled talk at the school.

Read it all here


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

why the Hell does the Koret Foundation in the first place ever give money to some leftist indoctrination center like SFSU!? that makes about as much sense as The Jewish Film Festival hosting an anti-Israel film . . . . huh oh wait. ok moving on, The Koret Foundation's funds are best utilized on worthwhile institutions like the Jewish Home care facility in S.F. where my father is currently in recovery.

Unknown said...

Thank goodness the wimpy San Francisco Jewish community has finally taken some meaningful action on this!

Stephen Karetzky