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Pro-Israel groups see more hostile campuses fueled by ‘woke’ ideology, anti-Zionist faculty

Pro-Israel groups working on campus agree that the situation for Jewish students is growing steadily worse. Just this fall, anti-Semitic incidents erupted at campuses across the country—from vandals desecrating a Torah scroll at George Washington University to a student at the University of New Mexico hospitalized after being attacked by a group shouting anti-Semitic slurs.

“Recently at USC, we saw a member of student government threaten to ‘kill Zionists’ without repercussion while a Jewish member of student government was harassed into resigning her position,” David Brog, executive director of Maccabee Task Force (MTF), told JNS. “As students return to campus this spring, we must be prepared for similar outrages.”

One in three Jewish college students said they personally experienced anti-Semitism in the last academic year, according to the Anti-Defamation-Hillel (ADL) Campus Anti-Semitism Study: 2021.

Aviva Rosenschein, CAMERA’s International Campus Director, told JNS: “It’s gotten much worse since I started in 2008 with CAMERA—much worse. It’s much more intimidating on the campuses.”

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