This lawsuit is long overdue and much needed, and there should be many others like it, because this problem is by no means limited to SFSU. It is pandemic and nationwide: Leftist and Muslim students fostering a vicious climate of Jew-hatred on college and university campuses, and increasingly threatening students who are Jewish and/or support Israel.
“San Francisco State University fosters anti-Semitism, lawsuit alleges,” by Emily DeRuy, Bay Area News Group, June 19, 2017:
Students and other members of the local Jewish community allege that San Francisco State University is anti-Semitic, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
“SFSU and its administrators have knowingly fostered this discrimination and hostile environment, which has been marked by violent threats to the safety of Jewish students on campus,” reads the suit, which also names California State University’s Board of Trustees and other university employees as defendants.
The suit alleges that San Francisco State has “repeatedly denied” Jewish student groups, including Hillel and the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, equal access to campus events.
In particular, the suit accuses university administrators and police of being complicit in disruption of a speech last year by Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem. According to the suit, students and attendees were met with protesters shouting offensive chants and blaring bullhorns while school officials instructed campus police not to intervene.
“These defendants seem to believe that they are above the law, that discrimination against Jews is entirely acceptable, and that their response to criticism must go only so far as to placate Jewish donors,” said Amanda Berman, director of legal affairs for the Lawfare Project, which is representing the plaintiffs, in a statement….
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