University antisemitism task forces under fire over staffing and inaction

Antisemitism task forces at universities have done little to address the concerns of Jews about the pro-Hamas sentiment that has become more visible on campuses since the terrorist group’s Oct. 7, 2023, attack against Israel, experts say.

In the wake of pro-Hamas protests on college campuses and university presidents issuing responses that critics called inadequate to combat antisemitism on campus, some institutions of higher education have formed task forces or convened events to respond more fully to activists supporting the terrorist group in its war with Israel.

Some of those task forces, however, have come under scrutiny for including openly anti-Israel faculty members, providing simply “window dressing” to quell the criticism. The university efforts also face the additional challenge of balancing the safety and free speech rights of students and faculty, which are protected by the Constitution.

“The fact
Read more…

Please follow and like us: