Anti-Semitism on Campus 2016

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

6891410760_69735353aa_b_israel-flagThe anti-Semitism evident in e-mails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which WikLeaks obtained,  might not surprise so many if they knew how prevalent that attitude is on American college campuses.

The AMCHA Initiative housed at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has, for the second year in a row, tallied up the actions against Jewish students at 100 colleges and universities and found them substantially on the rise in just the first six months of this year. Moreover, AMCHA found a link between this trend and the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) aimed at the state of Israel.

So far this year, AMCHA’s researchers learned that:

  • “There were nearly 100 more antisemitic incidents in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same time period in 2015.”
  • “The number of incidents involving the suppression of Jewish students’ freedom of speech and assembly approximately doubled from 2015 to 2016.”
  • “The consideration of anti-Israel divestment resolutions in student government or by the student body was strongly linked to a surge in antisemitic activity.”
  • “The number of incidents opposing Israel’s right to exist nearly tripled from 2015 to 2016 and was highly correlated with behavior that targeted Jewish students for harm.”

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