Columbia student group accused of anti-Semitic imagery to promote Israel Apartheid Week
Thu Apr 04 2019
Columbia University's chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has been accused of using anti-Semitism for a poster promoting Israel Apartheid Week on campus, but the SJP chapter denies it as a "false accusation."
The poster, according to Columbia Students Supporting Israel (SSI), depicts an Israeli soldier with horns on his head.
"This kind of repugnant caricature of Jews is a sore reminder of blatant anti-Semitism from the dark ages of medieval Europe when anti-Semitic propaganda depicted Jews as satanic consorts and an incarnation of absolute evil," SSI posted on Facebook. "Physically, Jews were portrayed as menacing, hirsute, with boils, warts and other deformities, sometimes with horns, cloven hoofs and tails. It is extremely painful to see that the same rhetoric is being used on the campus of an Ivy League university in the United States."
But SJP says it's a cartoon bump, not a horn, like from the show "Tom and Jerry."...