CU-Monitor© 2018

Jewish Students Must Stop ‘Debating’ The Hate Against Them And Start Fighting It

Ari Hoffman and Johnny Harounoff

Forward

Tue Nov 26 2019

In retrospect, the pattern of antagonism towards Jews and Israel that became visible at Columbia University in the early 2000s and was documented in the film Columbia Unbecoming wasn’t the worst expression of hostility; it was merely the first one to attract attention to an essential truth: On college campuses, Israelis and Jews who support Israel are not peers, they’re prey.

This week, Columbia is in the news again. This past Sunday, the fight against anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism suffered yet another setback. The Columbia College Student Council, after two previous attempts, yielded in a 25-12 to allow a vote to go forward on a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions referendum.

This development follows on the heels of Barnard College’s March 2018 plebiscite that directed that school’s student government to draft a letter of support for BDS to its university administration....

Jewish Students Must Stop ‘Debating’ The Hate Against Them And Start Fighting It