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Pro-Israel Students at Columbia to Protest “Unacceptably Hostile Environment”

The Tower Staff

The Tower

Thu Oct 04 2018

Students in New York and their allies are planning to protest the culture of hostility towards Zionism at Columbia University, where Jewish students “are harassed and systematically silenced” on campus, Shiri Moshe reported in The Algemeiner on Wednesday.

The demonstration, which is set to take place on Thursday afternoon outside the school’s main gates, was organized by Columbia’s Students Supporting Israel club. The group, which complained to the administration office in March about the anti-Israel activity on campus, criticized the university for a lack of action.

Pro-boycott groups, such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), are fostering “an unacceptably hostile environment for those who wish to exercise their constitutionally protected rights in ways that differ from the narratives of these groups,” the students charged.

The sentiment echoes an SSI complaint filed in January with Columbia’s Student Governing Board, which failed to result in meaningful action....

Pro-Israel Students at Columbia to Protest “Unacceptably Hostile Environment”