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Anti-Semitism complaint filed with US Education Department surrounding Columbia University

Jackson Richman

JNS - Jewish News Syndicate

Thu Dec 19 2019

A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education accusing Columbia University of discriminating against Jewish and Israeli students.

The complaint filed with the Office for Civil Rights by the Lawfare Project, obtained by JNS, states that “the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is used by faculty and student groups to legitimize discrimination against Jewish and Israeli students because of the latter group’s race, religion and national identity.”
“The equivalent would be using the conflict with Iran to discriminate against Muslim and/or Iranian students or singling out Chinese students and blaming them for Chinese government policy,” continued the complaint. “Yet, when it comes to Jewish and Israeli students, the Columbia administration has allowed a severely pervasive and hostile environment to persist where said students (and faculty) are harassed, singled out and discriminated against under the guise of ‘pro-Palestinian’ advocacy.”...

Anti-Semitism complaint filed with US Education Department surrounding Columbia University