"Thinking that within the academy one can limit speech and thought is fundamentally wrong," said student union head.
One poster compared Zionism to Nazism, calling Gaza the “largest concentration camp in the world.”
For some in the Jewish community, "infest" posses an antisemitic connotation that hearkens back to the Nazi era, when Jews were described as "rats" or "vermin."
Piterberg, a graduate of Tel Aviv University who served in the Israeli army, until now was more widely known as a fierce critic of Israel and its founders.
This semester, Jewish students on North American campuses have a fresh chance to get involved and take a stand when Israel is included in a list of the evils of the world.
The measure asks the USF Foundation to stop investing in companies that support tobacco products, fossil fuel use and Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians.
The Psychometric Exam is a statistical exam which bases students' final scores relative to the success and failure of all students that were tested on a particular testing date.
“What followed was a disgusting 40 minutes of unequivocal anti-Semitism during which some of our council members resorted to some of the oldest accusations against Jews."
Al-Arian was arrested in 2003, and charged with 17 counts of "conspiracy to provide services" to a terrorist organization.
Earlier in the week, university officials said the weekly chant by Muslim students, known as the adhan, would be amplified from Duke Chapel beginning on Friday.