“I have pledged myself to a boycott of Israeli institutions as a way of showing solidarity with Palestine,” the teaching assistant wrote.
“I sat through this lecture feeling targeted and smeared to be as evil as the man who…systematically murdered six million Jews.”
Prof. John Cheney-Lippold was rebuked by the university after refusing to write a letter of recommendation, citing BDS.
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Only 2% of Jewish students and 7% of non-Jewish students support boycotting Israeli universities, despite a BDS success in student government.
Up to 75% of students had heard hostile remarks toward Israel, but the survey also found that there was very limited student body support for BDS.
“We’ve been patient but our patience has its limits,” lawyer Kyle Bristow wrote to the university.
Alt-right leader Richard Spencer chose the University of Michigan as his next speech venue and there’s very little that can be done to stop him.
The longest hearing in student government history lead to a possible watershed moment at a school with large Jewish and Arab-American populations.
Sigma Alpha Mu, the historically Jewish fraternity known as Sammy, is shutting down its University of Michigan chapter in the aftermath of an incident that resulted in criminal charges against its president.