Why Don't University Administrators Act When the Victims of Campus Bullying Are Zionist Jews?

(JTA) Abraham Cooper and Aron Hier - A pressure group purportedly speaking for the "progressive" grassroots wants to impose on UCLA students a loyalty oath of sorts - a pledge foreswearing going on trips to Israel sponsored by certain Jewish organizations. Issued by five pro-Palestinian groups, the call demanded that candidates for student government take the pledge. Leading the charge is Students for Justice in Palestine, which is funded in part by two organizations dedicated to the destruction of Israel, American Muslims for Palestine and Al-Awda. Unfortunately, what's happening at UCLA is part of a national trend. A coast-to-coast report compiled by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a founder of the AMCHA Initiative, a nonprofit group that combats campus anti-Semitism, lists case after case. Why is it that so many university administrators and academics seem paralyzed to act if the victims of campus bullying are Zionist Jews? Rabbi Abraham Cooper is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance. Aron Hier is the center's director of campus outreach.

2014-05-23 00:00:00

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