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STUDENTS AT COLUMBIA U PROTEST HARASSMENT FROM PRO-PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS

JEREMY SHARON

Jerusalem Post

Fri Oct 05 2018

...Dalia Zahger, president of SSI, said at the event that she has been trying repeatedly through various channels at the university to solve the problem but has been repeatedly ignored.

“We feel like we don’t want to be silenced and we don’t want to give up, so we’re trying,” said Zahger, but that she didn’t know why the university administration was not responsive to their complaints.

“I want them to help me not just because I’m pro-Israel or a Zionist but because every student should have this right, and every student should be defended when there are violations of rules against them.”

In response to an article about Columbia’s failure to act on the complaints of pro-Israel students last week in the New York Post, Prof. Suzanne Goldberg, executive vice president for university life, said in a statement: “The safety and well-being of all of our students is fundamentally important... We will always work with students who have concerns about their physical safety, allow debate on contentious questions where our students hold strong views, and provide essential personal and group support.”

STUDENTS AT COLUMBIA U PROTEST HARASSMENT FROM PRO-PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS