Tuesday, August 17, 2010

(NEWS) Hillel Students & Professionals Gear Up To Face Anti-Israel Campus Activism

"Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later this month.

'There’s an uncomfortable amount of anti-Semitism on my campus,' said the incoming senior.

Last year, her campus newspaper ran an ad from a notorious Holocaust denier for several weeks, despite protests from the Jewish community. More troubling, she said, were the anonymous posts that appeared under the ad, stating that the Jews 'deserved it' and they 'better watch themselves.' And a professor who teaches an introductory course on the Middle East makes 'openly false statements about Israel,' she charged."

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