Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020
News Every Day |

Education Dept. Launches Investigation Into Anti-Semitism at University of Illinois

Education Dept. Launches Investigation Into Anti-Semitism at University of Illinois

The Department of Education launched an investigation into a series of anti-Semitic incidents at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, school officials said on Monday. 

Three prominent Jewish groups filed a complaint against the school with the department's Office for Civil Rights this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. The complaint lists more than 30 allegations of anti-Semitism at the university over the past five years, including the vandalism of Jewish religious ornaments, swastikas spray-painted on campus buildings, and heated attacks from anti-Israel student groups.   

The Department of Education informed the school of the investigation on Friday. 

The complaint notes members of the university's Students for Justice in Palestine have harassed pro-Israel students by calling them "colonizers," "Nazis," and "white supremacists." Last year, the group also gave resident advisers a presentation called "Palestine & Great Return March: Palestinian Resistance to 70 Years of Israeli Terror."

In addition to the anti-Semitism claims included in the complaint, the Washington Free Beacon reported in September that students sneaked anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions measures into a student government resolution against racism. Students demanded the school "divest" from companies with ties to Israel, including Lockheed Martin and Caterpillar Inc.

The University of Illinois released a joint statement on Monday alongside several Jewish groups, including the Jewish United Fund of Chicago, Hillel International, and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law—the three organizations that filed the complaint against the university. In the statement, the school condemned anti-Semitism and pledged to create an advisory council to represent Jewish students before the spring semester. 

Across the country, anti-Israel activism has coincided with an uptick of anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses. Last month, students found a swastika on the steps of a Columbia University library just nine days after students passed a measure calling on the school to divest from Israel.

Jews were the leading target of anti-religious hate crimes last year, according to recent FBI statistics. Anti-Semitic hate crimes nationwide have increased by more than 50 percent since 2014. 

The post Education Dept. Launches Investigation Into Anti-Semitism at University of Illinois appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.




Read also

Rangers Team Full Of Valuable Assets Now – Steven Gerrard

Amazon slammed for selling ‘barbaric’ £31 DIY kits for illegal UK dog ear cropping

Balonne Looking for Back-to-Back TAB Federals



News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro




Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here