On college campuses across America, Jewish students and supporters of Israel have been engulfed by a new wave of anti-Semitism. Using anti-Zionism as a front for anti-Semitism, campus hate groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been harassing and intimidating Jewish students on campus, violating federal civil rights law by creating a hostile environment for this religious and ethnic minority.
To combat this increasingly hostile atmosphere, the David Horowitz Freedom Center is planning to work with college students across the nation this spring to organize 50 Awareness Weeks on anti-Jewish incidents and the intimidation of Jews on campus. We are calling these events "Jew-Hatred on Campus Awareness Weeks." We invite you to join us in this effort and organize an Awareness Week on your own campus. For more information on how to participate, please see our Student Guide and also our new pamphlet, Students for Justice in Palestine: A Hate Group.
The Freedom Center recently joined other concerned organizations in signing a letter which was sent to campus administrators across the nation expressing our concern about the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic incidents on campus and the climate of intimidation and fear this has created for Jewish students. In this letter, we outline the necessary steps campus administrations should take to ensure that Jewish students have a safe and non-hostile campus environment. Among these are such measures as ensuring that there is a clear mechanism for students to report harassment and intimidation, that anti-Semitic episodes are quickly dealt with and publicly condemned, and that all university personnel are educated in the U.S. government standards on anti-Semitism, so that they will recognize when anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism cross the line into anti-Semitism.
Please follow-up on this letter with your campus administration, re-submit it to them if necessary, and ask that they meet with you to respond to its concerns and to the specific issues that Jews and supporters of Israel face on your campus.
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