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Anti-Semitism conference attracts hundreds of college students to Pittsburgh

TOBY TABACHNICK

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

Tue Nov 26 2019

...Fish also described working with students at Columbia University who were faced with professors using their classroom pulpit for political purposes. In a 200-student lecture course about the conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis, for example, professor Joseph Massad publicly asked an Israeli student: “So, how many Palestinian women did you rape and kill?”

Fish charged the student advocates to aggressively take on these types of problems at their own schools.

“You just need a small group committed to pursue the truth,” she said.

Many university diversity officers “do not understand how Jews could be a vulnerable minority,” explained Fish, because they see Jews as “being ethnically white, having privilege and being powerful. They do not understand the issues you are facing on campus. You have to educate them.”...

Anti-Semitism conference attracts hundreds of college students to Pittsburgh