October 4, 2018 (4:30 – 6:30 pm ) NY-JDL joined protest against Columbia University’s lack of protection for Students Supporting Israel. (SSI) [click picture for Flickr slide show]
“Students Supporting Israel (SSI) have been harassed and intimated time and again. Columbia has done nothing to protect the pro-Israel students, and has shown apathy and total disregard for their safety.
All Columbia University students deserve protection! Freedom of speech for all! Members from Students Supporting Israel, Columbia’s chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness, faculty, and the local community have had enough. We demand fair and equal treatment by the administration!
Last semester SSI filed a detailed, thorough, and evidence-based complaint documenting our members’ harassment by anti-Zionist groups and individuals on campus, and of their clearly numbered violations of the CU Rules of Conduct. And yet, Columbia University has taken no action, summarily dismissed the complaint, and left its students without any protection from harassment and bullying. Since then, SSI submitted three more complaints, and the Columbia administration has failed to appropriately address any of them.
SSI has spoken with university administrators on numerous occasions, but all of their requests have fallen on deaf ears. It is time to show the university that we will not stand by quietly while SSI and other pro-Israel students are harassed and systematically silenced on its own campus.”
Unfortunately, they were ill-advised, practicing, rather than opposing, the type of censorship they had come out to protest.
They attempted to censor the NY-JDL. + I would suggest a new advisor+
A parent asked to speak to us re the reasons the students were protesting outside Columbia University’s gates, challenging the university’s blatant anti-Semitism. I wonder, was she aware that the SSI students were guilty of censorship … against the NY-JDL? Most unfortunate.
THEN, holding her supposedly BANNED children’s Book,” P is for Palestine“, was opportunist and HYPOCRITE: Golbarg Bashi.
Her book was banned? By whom? Where? When?
She was rude. Confrontational as she railed at the protestors in front of Columbia, particularly the NY-JDL.
Insisting the American people were afraid to know that Jesus Christ was born in PALESTINE, while hawking her P is for Palestine book to the passersby. BTW- Bashi “ is an atheist … an Iranian/Swede (born in Iran, raised in Sweden, and educated at the Universities of Manchester and Bristol and obtained her doctorate degree from Columbia University and now a feminist professor of Iranian Studies at Rutgers University ) And definitely NOT pro-Israel.
[The Geller Report] A student group at Columbia University protested on Thursday against what it described as the administration’s tolerance of harassment directed at pro-Israel students […] This time I will no longer sit quietly and allow others to dehumanize my people and my community,”
“The administration is repeatedly failing to forcefully respond to antisemitism, and so it comes back worse and worse each time. A line needs to be drawn and it needs to be drawn now.” [The Geller Report]
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