Student Files First Anti-Semitism Complaint Since Executive Order
Fri Dec 27 2019
A Columbia University student is the first to file an anti-semitism complaint after President Trump’s Dec. 13 Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism.
The Lawfare Project, a pro-Jewish legal network, issued the complaint on Dec. 18 on behalf of Jonathan Karten, an Israeli-American student. The complaint asked for the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to investigate Columbia University.
The complaint alleges Columbia is responsible for allowing and endorsing anti-semitic atmosphere on the campus as well as allowing and partaking in several pro-Palestine activities.
Columbia thus creates a hostile environment for Jewish students, who had to endure “systemic discrimination” from anti-Israel groups, like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on the campus, according to the complaint....