This Student is Taking on Columbia in First Test of Trump’s Title VI Order
Tue Jan 14 2020
n the charged campus debate on Israel, many activists see a reed-thin line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.
For Columbia University student Jonathan Karten, that line was erased altogether in November when he read about a speech by Professor Joseph Massad, who has written extensively on Arab nationalism. In the speech, given at the Palestine Center in Washington on Nov. 8, 2019, Massad asserted that “the armed resistance of the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades to Israeli invasions in Gaza” is among the only things standing in the way of “Israeli settler colonialism and racism.” The speech was first reported by The Algemeiner....