Fighting Anti-Semitism the Wrong Way

Martin Levine

Nonprofit Quarterly

Wed Dec 18 2019

...Katherine Franke, a law professor at Columbia University, illustrated the dilemma in comment she made to the Chronicles of Higher Education: “If I raise the issue about the annexation of settlements, I am routinely hammered with criticism of being anti-Semitic. Even if I don’t mention the Jewish people, there is a body of activists on campus and in well-funded outside organizations who are poised to describe any criticism of the State of Israel as anti-Semitic.”

A student could go to the Equal Opportunity Office and say, “Hey, I’m being discriminated against, and I’m in a hostile environment because people are talking about BDS.” If the university doesn’t do anything about it, it exposes itself to the potential loss of funding....

Fighting Anti-Semitism the Wrong Way