LOS ANGELES – A new campaign has been launched by the David Horowitz Freedom Center to combat rapidly growing anti-Semitism on college campuses in the United States. The campaign, “Jew Hatred on Campus” aims to educate the public about the anti-Semitic acts occurring throughout the nation’s colleges and universities and calls on university administrators to withdraw campus privileges from the hate groups responsible.
As one of its first initiatives, Jew Hatred on Campus has compiled a list of the 10 U.S. campuses having the worst anti-Semitic activity in 2014. Universities included in the top 10 played host to numerous incidents of anti-Jewish acts, such as Israeli Apartheid Week (a week-long event that demonizes the Jewish state); interrupting university activities by staging mock “checkpoints” on campus; campus speakers that call for the destruction of the Jewish state; and verbal or physical harassment and violence against Jewish and pro-Israel students. These anti-Semitic incidents occur on university property, often with the support of university funds, despite the fact that such behavior is explicitly forbidden under campus codes of conduct.
The top 10 colleges in 2014 cited by the group are shown in the table at the end of this release. Details on why these institutions made the “Top 10” can be found at www.JewHatredOnCampus.org. The David Horowitz Freedom Center plans to contact each of the named institutions to discuss its findings and to offer assistance in helping them to rectify this serious situation. The group plans to update its analysis and publish a similar report naming the worst offenders each year.
“We made the decision to form ‘Jew Hatred on Campus’ to expose anti-Semitic student groups who support or are associated with known terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and which call for the destruction of the Jewish State,” said Jew Hatred on Campus founder, David Horowitz. “These activities against Jewish and pro-Israel students would not be tolerated by university administrators if they were committed against students from any other ethnic group. But because Jews are the target, they have been largely ignored. It is an obligation of university administrators to recognize and condemn acts of anti-Semitism by campus hate groups and to withdraw campus privileges and university support from them.”
The David Horowitz Freedom Center is an advocacy group that is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.
Launched in 2015 by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the Jew Hatred on Campus campaign aims to educate the public on the anti-Semitic acts occurring throughout the nation's higher learning institutions and calls on administrators to remove campus privileges and university support from hate groups. For more information on the Jew Hatred on Campus campaign, visit www.JewHatredOnCampus.org.