By Maayan Hoffman - October 12, 2018
The Anti-Defamation League reported that antisemitic incidents were up 89 percent in 2017. On US college campuses, where the AMCHA Initiative tracks antisemitic activities, the number of incidents is most striking. And many of these events are tied to anti-Israel events and sentiments.
As a result, some Jewish students say they are hesitant to wear a Star of David pendant or kippah. They are afraid to express even left-leaning Zionist views for fear they will be marginalized, at best, or attacked, at worst.
“For supporters of the Jewish state, Jews who refuse to denounce the Jewish state, or sometimes just for Jews who are not card-carrying members of the anti-Israel movement, no treatment can be too harsh,” Jonathan Marks, chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, told The Jerusalem Report. “It’s hard to know how widespread this phenomenon is, but it’s a real thing.”
There is an incident nearly every month.
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