Netanyahu Rips Heads Of Elite U.S. Schools: ‘Reminiscent Of What Happened’ In Germany ‘In 1930s’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pictured at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament)in Jerusalem on May 27, 2019. – Israel’s parliament today took a first step toward holding new elections due to deadlocked coalition negotiations following April polls, giving preliminary approval to a law to dissolve itself. Netanyahu has been unable to reach a deal to […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the presidents of some of America’s most prestigious universities this week after they took little-to-no action to quell the anti-Semitic protests on their campuses.

Netanyahu made the remarks in a video on Wednesday in response to anti-Semitic demonstrations at Columbia University, New York University, Yale University, and others.

“What’s happening on America’s college campuses is horrific,” Netanyahu said in the two-minute video. “Anti-Semitic mobs have taken over leading universities. They call for the annihilation of Israel. They attack Jewish students. They attack Jewish faculty. This is reminiscent of what happened in German universities in the 1930s. It’s unconscionable; it has to be stopped. It has to be condemned and condemned unequivocally. But that’s not what happened. The response of several university presidents was shameful.”

He thanked federal, state, and local officials for taking more action than the universities have, but said that more still needed to be done.

“When you listen to them … they say not only ‘death to Israel, death to the Jews,’ but ‘death to America,'” he said. “And this tells us that there is an anti-Semitic surge here that has terrible consequences.”

He said that it was in America’s interests to fight back against anti-Semitism because failure to do so throughout history has led to larger problems erupting that can harm countries.

“We have to stop anti-Semitism because anti-Semitism is the canary in the coal mine,” he said. “It always precedes larger conflagrations that engulf the entire world. So I ask all of you, Jews and non-Jews alike, who are concerned with our common future and our common values to do one thing: stand up, speak up, be counted, stop anti-Semitism.”



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