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Ivy League mum after Palestinian group promotes 'Israel Apartheid Week' with 'antisemitic' image

Seth Segal

Campus Reform

Fri Apr 12 2019

Columbia University’s Students For Justice In Palestine chapter advertised a campus event with a picture depicting an Israeli soldier with horns coming out of his head.

The pro-Palestinian group used the photo to promote its Israeli Apartheid week. Orthodox Jewish group Chabad described the portrayal of a Jew with horns as an anti-Semitic trope used to suggest that Jews are devils.

“In order to promote their so-called Israel Apartheid Week, Columbia SJP, [Columbia University Apartheid Divest], and [Jewish Voice for Peace] circulated a flyer throughout campus,” Columbia’s Students Supporting Israel chapter said on Facebook. “At first glance, the flyer looks somewhat unproblematic but, upon close inspection, one can easily see the depiction of an Israeli soldier with what looks like horns on his head.”

Ivy League mum after Palestinian group promotes 'Israel Apartheid Week' with 'antisemitic' image