The academic Yiddish I was hearing in class was much more formal than the Yiddish I heard at home, almost cold.
The nephew of a terrorist victim said he proceeded after learning that a professor had endorsed Hamas’ military wing “with impunity.
Jewish groups had criticized the university for inviting the prime minister, who has repeatedly made anti-Jewish comments.
Hamid Dabashi has frequently been criticized for his anti-Israel statements.
Last month, swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur were spray-painted in the office of a Jewish professor who writes about the Holocaust.
“I opened the outer door and almost passed out,” she said. “It’s very upsetting. It makes me feel very vulnerable.”
The statements at Dartmouth and Columbia were vague — neither mentioned the shooting was a hate crime against Jews — or mentioned Jews at all.
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Pro-BDS students were understandably jubilant when the results were announced — and they predicted it could lead to similar wins at other schools.
Many Jewish students who aren’t normally involved in Israel politics have gotten involved. But others have “Israel fatigue.”