October 30, 2019

New report on antisemitism at Columbia University, Barnard points to a ‘hotbed for hate’

Source: foxnews
A report released on Wednesday refers to Columbia University and its sister school, Barnard College, in New York City as “a hotbed for hate,” documenting “systemic antisemitism and an ingrained delegitimization of Israel” at the schools.

Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF), an alumni network trying to combat campus antisemitism and anti-Israel bias, released the 33-page report, which cited more than 100 incidents “that have contributed to a hostile climate” at the colleges since the 2016-17 academic year and included “antisemitic expressions, incidents targeting Jewish students and staff, and BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) activity.” The report recorded how the work of Columbia faculty members has allegedly targeted Jewish and Zionist students.

“These campuses are arguably the most prominent settings for university-based antisemitism in the United States,” the report said.

The report details incidents classified as antisemitism under the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition: bigotry against Jewish people often used by the U.S. government and other governments.