Recent events at UCLA and Stanford have led to a renewed concern about anti-Semitism on campus. While the vast majority of Jewish students have normal lives, anti-Israel actions and groups are creating a climate of fear and intimidation on some college campuses, writes Abraham Foxman, ADL National Director, in a new blog in The Huffington Post.
ADL sheds light on the number of American citizens and residents linked to terror activity motivated by Islamic extremism and the unprecedented pace of terror-related arrests since the beginning of 2015.
"Divestment resolutions have no practical outcomes in terms of university investment policies. They do have a divisive effect on the campus climate. We get complaints from students that there’s a tense atmosphere on campus, that they’re feeling pressured to choose sides."
Oren Segal, Director of ADL’s Center on Extremism, from an interview with Haaretz on divestment resolutions from Israel on U.S. college campuses.
Mr. Foxman discusses the numerous challenges Israel faces on its 67th birthday and his confidence in the Jewish State’s ability to emerge triumphant and overcome the myriad of obstacles. He also states that he is “as determined as ever” on Yom Ha’atzmaut to combat the “egregiously distorted image of Israel” that exists around the world.
Access ADL Blog, April 23, 2015
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