Universities colleges are hotbeds of left-wing hate and bigotry, but NYU is at the forefront of norming Jew-hatred. NYU has been the recipient of enormous Jewish philanthropy (Stern School of Business, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Kimmel Center for University Life, Arthur Carter Hall) etc) – Students for Justice in Palestine is the largest anti-Jewish student group in the country.
Fordham, another New York university, banned the terror-tied antisemitic group. Why hasn’t NYU?
Student claims NYU has allowed ‘extreme anti-Semitism’ on campus
By Sara Dorn NY post, April 27, 2019 |
An NYU pro-Palestinian group whose leader blamed Chelsea Clinton for the New Zealand mosque attacks has created a “hostile atmosphere” for the school’s Jewish students, according to a complaint.
The school has allowed “extreme anti-Semitism” to fester on the Greenwich Village campus, claims Senior Adela Cojab, 22, in a complaint filed last week with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The alleged source of the tension is an anti-Israel group, Students for Justice in Palestine, led by Leen Dweik, who went viral last month after she cornered Clinton at an NYU vigil for the New Zealand massacre victims.
Dweik accused Clinton of encouraging “Islamaphobia” by criticizing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s controversial remarks questioning US allegiance to Israel.
“The 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there,” Dweik spat at Clinton in the clip.
But Students for Justice in Palestine is “the master of campus strife” between NYU’s Jewish students and anti-Israel activists, the complaint notes.
SJP “has caused Jewish and pro-Israel students to feel unwelcome and unsafe,” Cojab said in her complaint, which cites SJP violently protesting a pro-Israel gathering in Washington Square Park last spring. Two SJP supporters were arrested, one for assault.
Cojab told The Post she warned the university about the brewing tensions before the spring protest, and claims the administration’s complacency amounts to a violation of the federal Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in programs and institutions receiving federal money.
“I hope the university starts taking students who approach them with concerns seriously,” Cojab told The Post. “I hope they revise what it means to be a club at NYU and holds them to those standards.
“If you physically assault or continually intimidate another organization, you do not deserve to be an organization on this campus.”
Cojab filed the complaint after SJP was among dozens of student organizations to receive the school’s President’s Award earlier this month.
“In an amazing act of ‘chutzpah’ the president of NYU awarded a humanitarian campus prize to an avowed anti-Semitic organization,” Cojab’s lawyers wrote in the complaint.
“NYU must be condemned for its callous and illegal decision to honor the SJP,” wrote lawyers Neal Sher, a former US Department of Justice Nazi war crimes prosecutor, and Joel Siegal of the Brandeis Center.
Allegations that NYU tolerates anti-Semitism are “neither true nor fair,” said a spokesman, who noted more than 150 students and groups get the school’s President’s Award.
“NYU has a long record of being welcoming and supportive of its Jewish community, and that is not ever going to change,” spokesman John Beckman said.
SJP didn’t respond to messages.
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