Are Campuses Havens for Antisemitism?
UC Irvine’s student government organization recently passed an anti-Israel boycott resolution, complete with BDS agitators peppering the debate with offensive comments—an all-too-common experience for Jewish students today. Pro-Israel students at Tufts have been subjected to unprecedented harassment. Anti-Israel resolutions have no effect on university policy. What is their purpose other than to harass and marginalize Jewish students? What can be done about them? UCLA Professor and Daniel Pearl Foundation Cofounder Judea Pearl, UCI Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Douglas Haynes, Louis D. Brandeis Center President Alyza Lewin, and Jewish on Campus founder Julia Jassey join Edwin to explore.
This episode mainly addressed issues at UC-Irvine, but there are many instances of antisemitism on many campuses.
7 Nov 2023
We have witnessed widespread antisemitic and anti-Israel speech and acts on many campuses in the aftermath of the October 7 Hamas attack. Alex Sternberg recounts his mother's 1930s experience of being pushed out of university and (ultimately sent to Auschwitz) and reminds us that never again is now.
28 Jun 2022
The Anti-Zionist Jewish Coalition at CUNY published a statement titled “Not In Our Name,” which supports Palestinian demands for “… the right of return for Palestinian refugees, the return of all land prior to 1948, and ending the occupation,” i.e., the end of the modern state of Israel. The Forward reported on this on July 13.