US colleges to receive warning letters on anti-Semitism
Universities, colleges “may be liable for massive damages” if they fail to prevent anti-Semitism on campus, Israel Law Center warns.
Hundreds of US college and university presidents were set to receive warning letters on Thursday morning, instructing them of their legal obligations to prevent anti-Semitism on campus.
The letters also remind universities it is their legal duty to prevent university funds from being diverted to unlawful activities directed against the State of Israel.
Civil rights group the Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin) is carrying out the legal campaign in response to ‘an alarming number of incidents of harassment and hate crimes against Jewish and Israeli students on US college campuses.’
‘Anti-Israel rallies and events frequently exceed legitimate criticism of Israel and cross the line into blatant anti-Semitism, resulting in hateful attacks against Jews,’ the center’s lawyer Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said on Wednesday.
It’s a widespread phenomenon.