Teaching Hate: Anti-Semitism Soaring on US College Campuses

Teaching Hate: Anti-Semitism Soaring on US College Campuses February 25, 2015
Graffiti on University Campus bathroom wall Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Quinn Dombrowski https://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/
Graffiti on University Campus bathroom wall Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Quinn Dombrowski https://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/

University Campuses have become hotbeds of anti-Israel propaganda. Anti-Semitism is rising along with this.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

Anti-Semitism on college campuses is growing, with more than half of Jewish students claiming they have witnessed or been subjected to some form of anti-Jewish harassment, according to a new report by a leading human rights organization.

With college campuses across the country acting as a hotbed for anti-Israel activism, Jewish students say they are beginning to be targeted on the basis of their religion, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.

The survey, which interviewed 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 U.S. colleges, found that 54 percent experienced or witnessed “anti-Semitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 academic year.”

Perhaps most surprising, the report found evidence of anti-Semitism across the country, a finding “strongly suggesting anti-Semitism on campus is a nationwide problem,” according to the report.

The findings come as anti-Semitic incidents rise across the globe, with Jewish citizens being targeted for attack by Islamic extremists and far-right neo-Nazis.

This has been accompanied by several high-profile episodes on college campuses in which Jewish students have been subjected to harassment and, in some cases, violence.

The Trinity College researchers who performed the study said they were surprised by the findings.

“The patterns and high rates of anti-Semitism that were reported were surprising,” said Ariela Keysar, an associate research professor at Trinity who co-wrote the report with her colleague Barry Kosmin. “Rather than being localized to a few campuses or restricted to politically active or religious students, this problem is widespread. Jewish students are subjected to both traditional prejudice and the new political anti-Semitism.”

The survey was conducted prior to last year’s conflict in the Gaza Strip, when incidents of anti-Semitism spiked globally.


Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment

8 responses to “Teaching Hate: Anti-Semitism Soaring on US College Campuses”

  1. Whatever happened to freedom of religion in this country? That is truly sad to hear. What has been taught to the students before college that they have this attitude towards those of the Jewish faith? Why is it that this particular faith has been the target of hate, resentment for centuries? Do those in college have no knowledge of WWII? Do they not know what Hitler did in attempting and almost succeeding in eradicating the Jews? Very sad.

  2. I’ve been dismayed seeing the treatment of individual Jews and Jews as a group as well as the State of Israel subjected to this kind of calumny from the left. Some colleges are talking about “divestment” reminiscent of South African apartheid.
    I don’t know where this all came from. Palestinians complain about being treated badly because Israel is successful and has won several conflicts. The Israelis’ hands are not spotless and they have not always been just. But, they are surrounded by countries and groups that want to destroy Israel and the Jews and Israel can only lose one conflict.
    Arabs, whether Christians or Muslims are much better off in Israel than any other country in the region.

  3. Speaking out against Islam is not racist and speaking out against the Israeli occupation of Palestine is not anti-Semitic. Having said that, the fact that terrorist attacks are at epidemic proportions and Israel at least tries not to harm civilians (as hard as that is to do), my compassion for those of the “religion of peace” is pretty much spent. I can see why young people might see the apparent injustice of Israeli occupation and blame it on all Jews but that is dead wrong. – Bill S. (Aka SclrHmnst).

  4. Where are the Israelis who are chopping off Christian’s heads???
    Where are the Israeli’s threats to fly their flag over the White House???
    Where are Israel’s plots to conquer Rome???
    That there is so much ignorant campus siding with Islam against besieged Israel
    betrays how so many American campuses have become political-religious ignorance hotbeds instead of temples of learning.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.