Anti-Semitism on College Campuses is Intolerant

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

A great piece by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin in Newsweek on anti-Semitism at U.S. college campuses:

For example, after anti-Zionist student protesters at San Francisco State University disrupted a Hillel-sponsored talk from the mayor of Jerusalem by loudly chanting, “Get the hell off our campus!” “Long live the intifada!” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” for one hour, SFSU President Les Wong issued a statement in which he bemoaned “the state of civil discourse on our campus” and called for “a supportive and collegial environment in which disagreements can occur thoughtfully and respectfully.”

After members of an anti-Zionist student group disrupted a Brooklyn College faculty meeting by chanting slogans such as, “Zionists off campus,” CUNY Chancellor James Millikenannounced that he was going to address the matter by defining best practices to foster “a climate of mutual respect and civil discourse.”