27
Feb

US College Student Interrogated over Jewish Background

(Photo: flickr/chrisjohnbeckett)

(Photo: flickr/chrisjohnbeckett)

Yesterday marked the beginning of the annual Israeli Apartheid Week. This harshly anti-Israel event will spread its message for two weeks this year. But Arutz Sheva reports that such discrimination is already rampant in the U.S., where a UCLA student was recently interrogated by the student board because she is Jewish:

A student’s Jewish affiliation became the subject of a heated debate at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) earlier this month, after the student government nearly scrapped her acceptance due to her background.

Student Rachel Beyda applied to be a member of the UCLA Judicial Board in February, and presented herself as a candidate in front of the Board.

However, the meeting quickly dissolved into a debate over whether her Jewish background and affiliation with Jewish life on campus is a “conflict…

   
Posted in: American Jews / Anti-Israel Bias / Anti-Semitism
25
Feb

US College Campuses Face Rising Anti-Semitism

(Photo: facebook)

(Photo: facebook)

Yesterday, 4Zion shared a video showing the rising problem of anti-Semitism on college campuses across the United States. Now, The Times of Israel reports on a poll that shows well over half of all Jewish students have faced hatred because of their faith:

More than half of current American Jewish college students have personally witnessed or experienced an anti-Semitic incident, according to a new study.

Some 54 percent of Jewish college students participating in a survey released Monday by the Louis D. Brandeis Center and Trinity College said they had experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism within the past academic year. The survey was taken in the spring of 2014, prior to the outbreak of hostilities last summer in Gaza …

Posted in: American Jews / Anti-Semitism / College
24
Feb

Anti-Semitism on Campus

 

We are accustomed to hearing about anti-Semitism in Europe, where Jews are one of the prime targets of Islamic terror. But many people are not aware that America’s Jewish population has also become the target of anti-Semitic hatred and violence. This video produced by The Israel Project depicts how difficult it is to be a Jew on many American college campuses.

- Ami Farkas

Posted in: American Jews / Ami Farkas / Anti-Semitism
17
Feb

Anti-Semitism in Europe

We keep hearing about the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe. And while surveys and statistics do illustrate the increasing difficulty and danger of European Jewish life, nothing shows it more clearly than seeing hatred in action.

Israeli journalist Zvika Klein courageously ventured through the streets of Paris while donning a kippah – a skullcap worn by Orthodox Jews – and with a hidden cameraman by his side. During his tour of France, he was taunted, insulted, and spit at, simply for having the chutzpah to walk the Parisian streets as a Jew. He documented his experience and put the short film on YouTube.

Anyone with familiarity of Jewish and Christian history in Muslim countries knows that life was never easy for non-Muslims living in Islamic lands. There were periods of relative calm, where money extorted from Jews and Christians enabled them to get by…

   
Posted in: Ami Farkas / Anti-Semitism / Copenhagen
12
Feb

South African University Rejects Call for Expulsion of Jews

(Photo: twitter)

(Photo: twitter)

The student council of Durban University in South Africa had called for the expulsion of Jewish students who did not support the Palestinian cause. In a turn of an administration making a just decision, The Algemeiner reports that the university has rejected this blatant anti-Semitic discrimination:

The vice chancellor of Durban University of Technology  (DUT) in South Africa on Wednesday rejected the student council’s call to expel Jewish students who do not support the Palestinian cause.

University Vice Chancellor Professor Ahmed Bawa released a statement calling the demand “outrageous, preposterous and a deep violation of our National Constitution and every human rights principle.” He added, “No student at DUT will be discriminated against on the basis of religion, race, gender, political affiliation or sexual orientation.”

Bawa also told South Africa’s Daily News that the request…

   
Posted in: Algemeiner / Anti-Israel Bias / Anti-Semitism