USC Student VP Resigns, Says She Was Bullied for Being a Zionist

(Los Angeles Jewish Journal) Aaron Bandler - University of Southern California (USC) Undergraduate Student Government Vice President Rose Ritch resigned on Aug. 5, saying she was bullied for being a supporter of Israel. "I have been told that my support for Israel has made me complicit in racism, and that, by association, I am racist," she wrote on Facebook. "Students launched an aggressive social media campaign to 'impeach [my] Zionist a-.' This is anti-Semitism, and cannot be tolerated at a university that proclaims to 'nurture an environment of mutual respect and tolerance.'" "Nearly 95% of American Jews support Israel as the Jewish state, inherently connected to our religious history and communal peoplehood. An attack on my Zionist identity is an attack on my Jewish identity. The suggestion that my support for a Jewish homeland would make me unfit for office or would justify my impeachment plays into the oldest stereotypes of Jews."

2020-08-10 00:00:00

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