No enemedia coverage. Their silence implies applause. Note what Pomona alum Katherine Dolgenos says: “This mural has nothing to do with Israel. Its message should not be controversial in any way.” She shouldn’t be so defensive about Israel, which has nothing to apologize for, but is relentlessly demonized at the UN and on our nation’s campuses.” She adds: “I loved my time at Pomona, and I love the Claremont Colleges, but their inability or unwillingness to address anti-Semitism is ridiculous.” Universities are now re-education recruitment centers for radical leftism: anti-American, anti-Judeo/Christian, pro-jihad, and openly antisemitic. Look at how Temple University recently stood by vile antisemitic professor Marc Lamont Hill when he called for the annihilation of the Jewish state.
Why are taxpayers footing the bill for this? We are funding an army of idiots who are working to overthrow freedom and our very way of life.
“Pro-Palestinian vandals deface Pittsburgh victims memorial in California,” by Jackson Richman, JNS, December 15, 2018 (thanks to Mark):
“[No]obody is talking about this. Not our administrations, not our school newspapers, not our campus minority groups; no one,” lamented Pomona College senior Hallie Goldstein.
A mural at Pomona College that reads “Antisemitism exists. Acknowledge it” in remembrance of the deadliest attack in American Jewish history has been defaced at least twice.
Just days after the shooting, which killed 11 people at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the word “Antisemitism” was erased
Sometime later, the memorial was vandalized with the words “Palestine exists. Acknowledge it,” and a Palestinian flag was painted.
Pomona alum Katherine Dolgenos shared images of the mural defaced and expressed her disdain in a Facebook post, which she gave JNS permission to quote: “This mural has nothing to do with Israel. Its message should not be controversial in any way. I loved my time at Pomona, and I love the Claremont Colleges, but their inability or unwillingness to address anti-Semitism is ridiculous.”
“I find it frustrating that all Jewish issues have become so politicized on our campus,” Pomona junior and Alpha Epsilon Pi member Sam Lushtak told JNS. “Students feel like they can’t be active as Jews, even with something as simple as having Shabbat, without being forced into getting involved in politics, especially with this controversial issue that often gets very personal if you don’t hold a certain narrow set of beliefs.”
“It has a chilling effect on the Jewish community on a campus which prides itself on helping communities express themselves,” he added.
Senior Hallie Goldstein thinks “the biggest problem is that aside from a handful of outraged Jewish students, nobody is talking about this. Not our administrations, not our school newspapers, not our campus minority groups; no one.
“What stings the most is that whenever any other minority group is targeted in some way, all five of our colleges are buzzing with conversation, with statements of condemnation, with student-written articles and with support resources,” she told JNS. “However, it is [always] a double standard whenever Jews are the subject of a hate crime or discriminatory act.”
The scariest thing, continued Goldstein, “is that in an extremely well-educated, bright, passionate university demographic, people aren’t giving this hate crime the attention it deserves. To me, that solidifies the fact that most of these students do not truly believe anti-Semitism is a problem, when in fact it surrounds us everywhere, both in implicit and explicit ways.”
A spokesperson for Pomona College did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Groups such as StandWithUs and the AMCHA Initiative condemned the vandalism.
“All too frequently, Jewish students are blamed and targeted for harm, with actions such as vandalism, harassment and even assault, simply because of their presumed support for Israel,” AMCHA founder and director Tammi Rossman-Benjamin told JNS. “And frighteningly, this is a perfect example.”
“A mural that honors victims of the Pittsburgh massacre—the deadliest incident of anti-Semitism in U.S. history—and that also acknowledges the frightening spike in anti-Semitism across our country is grotesquely desecrated with anti-Israel graffiti,” she continued.
“What makes matters worse is that while the anti-Semitism that comes from the extreme right is promptly acknowledged and condemned by university leaders, the anti-Israel anti-Semitism that comes from the extreme left, which is what we see a lot of on campus, is often excused as political speech and permitted,” added Rossman-Benjamin….
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