ZOA urges action after Jewish students harassed on New York City campuses

February 26, 2016 00:54


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NEW YORK - The Zionist Organization of America has issued a formal letter to Chancellor of the City University of New York James B. Milliken on Wednesday, urging him to act against the harassment of Jewish students at four CUNY colleges over the past months.

Students reported being attacked by members of the pro-Palestinian group Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College, John Jay College, Brooklyn College and the College of Staten Island.

According to ZOA, several incidents have been recorded on each campus. Among them: a rally for free public college tuition and the cancellation of all student debt organized by SJP at Hunter College this November turned into a demonstration attacking Israel, Zionists and Jews; Just last week, a group of 10 students at Brooklyn College interrupted a meeting of the Faculty Council calling for “Zionists off campus” at the College of Staten Island; Swastikas defaced desks and walls; and at John Jay College, Jewish students have reported being afraid to come to school and some have transferred elsewhere.

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