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New attacks on Israel and Zionism may fuel campus anti-Semitism

 

January 29, 2021

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Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, co-founder and director of the California-based Amcha Initiative.

By Sean Savage

(JNS) - Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from the 2020 election, anti-Semitism continued to morph and grow during 2020.

While the school year for many students consisted of online or hybrid learning, anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist attacks on Jewish and pro-Israel students increased precisely because of more Internet usage, albeit in new forms.

The switch to remote learning brought new challenges for individuals, social groups and organizations of all kinds as instances of "Zoombombing" emerged. At the same time, universities saw a continued uptick in facul...



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