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A new study has singled out campus “hotspots” where Jewish students feel threatened by anti-Semitism accross the country.
Brooklyn College has largely exonerated two students who spent the last four months ensnared in a drawn-out disciplinary process and publically accused of anti-Semitism by their college president.
A City University of New York disciplinary committee handed down the minimum punishment to two Brooklyn College students involved in an “anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish” February protest, where a faculty member said he heard someone called a “Zionist pig.”
Just a trace of the chalk slogans is all that remains on the sidewalk outside the entrance to the West Quad section of Brooklyn College. But the slogans, part of a form of protest and expression that has surfaced on the Midwood campus this past month, are yet another indication of the longstanding tensions between students over the Middle East conflict.
The president of Brooklyn College distributed public events guidelines formulated in the wake of the ejection of four pro-Israel students from a boycott Israel event last year.
A report commissioned by Brooklyn College has cleared organizers of the controversial forum on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement held in February at Brooklyn College of charges that they discriminated against Jews in admitting people to the event.
Is it hypocritical to oppose Pamela Geller while supporting boycott Israel proponents’ rights to be heard? Opposing Israeli policy is not the same thing as bigoted hate speech.
As it transpired, the brouhaha surrounding Brooklyn College’s BDS event was a good deal of hullabaloo over not a lot. Roughly 300 people turned up to listen to Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti speak about the need to boycott and divest from Israel, while outside the hall 150 protested either in favour of or against the event and the movement. In the end, those proposing that the event be shut down were made to look rather foolish.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The Anti-Defamation League is seeking to brand the boycott Israel movement as anti-Semitic ‘hate speech.’ Are they right? Yes and no.