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Protesters chant “Long live the intifada” at a November rally at Hunter College.

“The problem,” former CUNY trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld told The Jewish Press, “is that academic administrators – at CUNY and nationally – instinctively accept SJP’s activities as a ‘free speech issue.’ But SJP operates outside of the rubric even of others with similarly abhorrent viewpoints. They are the antithesis of the free and open exchange of ideas on a campus. They are the equivalent of bullies. They must be prohibited on campuses throughout the nation. No academic institution in this country can function where SJP possesses a critical mass of hoodlums.”


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Shlomo Greenwald is the senior editor of The Jewish Press.


  1. mix an assortment of low IQ'ers, Jew haters, ethnically self-deprived, spoiled and ill-mannered kids together, and you get
    the sjp & similar groups. these rampaging morons survive by intimidation and their own brand of intolerance and as along as educational systems do not clamp down on them, they will attract more dupes. Like most other arab nations, these nitwits do not really care about the pals, but are more interested in seeing Israel destroyed. they will never stand up to true debate as facts will drown out their cause.

  2. When he witnessed the outbreaks of Anti Semitism during the Dreyfuss affaire, Theodore Herzl was shocked that this could happen in a country as civilized and as progressive as France. If this could happen in France, he reasoned, it meant that it could happen anywhere in the world and his conclusion was that Jews would only be protected from this scourge if they had a country of their own. Today's rise in Anti Semitism in Europe and even in some parts of the US offers clear proof that Zionism and Israel are just as important and necessary as they were back in 1895.

  3. CUNY is committed to free speech as fish are committed to riding bicycles. Teaching at Brooklyn College, I once disagreed with a student's mistaken claim (apparently taught in New York's illiteracy-purveying high schools) that American industrialization ocurred because of slavery. I was thereupon called in for an administrative investigation, which I stopped by bringing an attorney to the interview. If anyone disagrees with the policies of the Democratic Party, they are either fired or demoted. CUNY has Soviet-style free speech.

  4. Lenore Arnow I've given a lot of thought to this: how do we start a boycott of these Israel hating socially prominent entities? (universities, newspapers, tv channels, etc).

    Is that stopping to their level?

    I really don't know, but it's hard to know what else to do.

    Can't we work politically for laws and boycotts that go "tit for tat"?

    If all Israel loving Jews and Christians boycotted the anti
    Israel companies like Orange (the anti Israel cell company and the like) would that get their attention?

  5. This anti-Semitism has been rising in the US by leaps and bounds over the past decade and has been ignored by the president who gives a press conference to smooth over and justify miscreant behavior of "his" people and condemn law enforcement for upholding the law against their unlawful actions. His actions and non-actions have perpetrated this infection of hatred and prejudice.

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