A Jewish student was surrounded and harassed by an anti-Israel mob yelling “shame!” at Harvard University, a video that surfaced online Tuesday shows. Members of the group entrapped the student by holding their blanket-sized Palestinian keffiyehs around him.
“No Israeli flag, just a Jew,” noted actor Yuval David on X. “Tell me it’s anti-Zionism and not antisemitism. Jewish students in American universities are unsafe,” David added.
No Israeli flag, just a Jew. Tell me it’s anti-Zionism and not antisemitism.
Jewish students in American universities are unsafe.
— (((Yuval David))) (@YuvalDavid) November 1, 2023
“Why is @Harvard not expelling each and every one of these students?” responded human rights lawyer Anne Herzberg. “I see a federal class action lawsuit coming your way.”
“Where is the otherwise ubiquitous Harvard Police? Has the Civil Rights Division at DOJ and Office of Civil Rights at Dept. of Ed opened files, sent investigators?” asked conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on X. “Have donors revoked their gifts? It isn’t a university when Jewish students can be targeted. Shame on Harvard.”
The ugly scene was just one of many that have played out at US colleges and universities since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas War.
As school officials look the other way, there have been record numbers of Jewish students assaulted or harassed in recent weeks. Nearly 100 incidents of violence or intimidation have been recorded as Pro-Palestine student activists “turn campuses from Harvard to Cornell into hotbeds of anti-Semitic anger,” the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday.
ADL has recorded 54 anti-Semitic incidents on campuses since October 7 — almost all of them linked to the Hamas-Israel conflict.
The watchdog has also recorded 110 anti-Israel rallies on campuses since the war began. During at least 27 of those rallies, protestors chanted about their support for terrorism, it is claimed.
The other monitor, SCN, has counted 94 such incidents — a significant 15 percent of all the record-breaking 614 anti-Semitic outrages that took place across the US since the killing spree in Israel.
Dozens of videos have emerged online showing Pro-Palestinian/Hamas students tearing down the “missing” posters of Israel hostages. When confronted, the offenders often claim that reports of the kidnappings are made up fake news.
A Yale newspaper was forced on Tuesday to retract its assertion that reports about Hamas’ atrocities against Israeli civilians were “unsubstantiated claims.”
”We are sorry for any unintended consequences to our readership and will ensure that such erroneous and damaging material does not make it into our content, either as opinion or as news,” Yale Daily News editor-in-chief Anika Seth wrote.
— Zach Kessel (@zach_kessel) October 31, 2023