Sunday, May 31, 2015

The College Fix's Take on the Letters to UC President Napolitano

Hat tip The College Fix

"Nevertheless, it’s apparent the request made of Napolitano comes because many people are simply fed up with the ridiculous double standards at play when it comes to Jewish students and (criticism of) Israeli policies."

Dave Huber, Assistant Editor of The College Fix, has an interesting take on the letters recently sent to University of California President Janet Napolitano regarding anti-Semitism on UC campuses. Recently, I have been sending the above site updates on our efforts to fight anti-Semitism on campus.

I would be the first to agree that mere criticism of Israel is not necessarily anti-Semitic, and we don't want to shut down free speech. However, the pro-Palestinian movement on US college campuses goes way beyond advocating for Palestinians. It seeks the destruction of Israel. It does not recognize the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state or to defend itself from attacks.

And it has, indeed, led to an increase in anti-Semitism in the US. In fact, the focal point for anti-Semitism is on our college campuses thanks to the pro-Palestinian movement. When swastikas start appearing on campus, things have gone too far.

I greatly appreciate the support of Dave Huber and The College Fix.

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