ADL released a new report examining the state of anti-Israel activity on university and college campuses across the United States in the 2014-2015 academic year. The report also makes projections for the 2015-2016 academic year, which has begun with an upsurge in anti-Israel events, backing from university departments, and a continued Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state.
The terror attacks in Tel Aviv and in Gush Etzion represent the bloodiest day in Israel since this latest round of Palestinian violence began back in September. The ongoing violence is the stark reality of terrorism in Israel today as Jews are brutally attacked while praying, driving on roads, walking in the streets and generally going about their daily lives.
"The people fleeing Syria are fleeing the same types of terrorists that did these attacks in France last week. We need to have effective screenings for refugees, we need to look at the multi-layered process to make sure it works. But ADL works on behalf of all people regardless of how they look, where they’re from, who they love. The idea of discriminating against refugees based on their faith strikes us as very un-American."
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, from an interview with The International Business Times, on the Syrian refugee crisis.
Mr. Greenblatt discusses why “serious introspection” is warranted when looking at the latest events that have taken place at the University of Missouri. “We cannot just wish away the structural racism and unconscious bias that permeate so many aspects of American life, including our schools and other institutions,” he says, and calls on all segments of society to listen to this generation of activists who want a more just society.
Medium, November 16, 2015
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