Student Files First Anti-Semitism Complaint Since Executive Order

Victor Westerkamp

NTD

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....

Student Files First Anti-Semitism Complaint Since Executive Order

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