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Some faculty members have themselves been the victims of antisemitism and discrimination while others have supported anti-Jewish bias. The responses by university administrators have also varied considerably. CAMERA monitors instances of antisemitism and anti-Zionist attacks on campus and provides informational and strategic support to students, faculty members and administrators.
News and Commentary
August 15, 2023
A New Anti-Zionist Institute Demands That Which It Seeks to Deny to Others
A newly-formed “Institute for the Critical Study of Zionism” (ICSZ) will almost certainly never produce any serious insight into Zionism, but the institute itself is proving to be a useful case study in the inherent antisemitism of anti-Zionism.
US Government Investigating SUNY New Paltz for Antisemitic Discrimination
Algemeiner – The US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz to determine whether it refused to intervene when Jewish students were expelled from a campus group for being Zionists, according to lawyers representing the students.
Inside Higher Ed – Two highly rated Jewish professors say they received some uncommonly negative reviews calling them racist following their request to the president of their college, CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College, and to others in charge of social justice and equity there, requesting to “sponsor a program on Jewish indigeneity and Zionism.”
How CUNY Became America’s Most Anti-Semitic University
New York Post – The once-vibrant recruitment of students at New York City’s Jewish schools has all but ceased at most campuses, and there is now abundant evidence demonstrating it’s more difficult than ever for a Jewish professor to attain a CUNY faculty position.
GWU Stands by Professor Lara Sheehi Accused of Anti-Semitism, Berating Jewish Students
New York Post – George Washington University is standing by its diversity professor after a complaint to the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights alleged that she created a psychologically traumatizing class environment, which students said caused them to cry and go on antidepressants.
University Administrators Demonize Jews in the Name of Social Justice
At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), “social justice and equity” mean denying Jewish indigeneity and self-determination and whitewashing violence against Jews. At least that’s the takeaway from a “visual timeline of occupied Palestinian land” BMCC’s “Social Justice and Equity Centers” (SJEC) are displaying on campus.
CAMERA on Campus provides assistance to students through the CAMERA Supported Group and CAMERA Fellowship programs.
This includes guidance in finding and connecting with speakers or films, planning and creating events, funding for student groups, and addressing Middle East distortions in campus publications, flyers, rallies, and classroom teaching.