Despite being located in the American city with the largest Jewish population, New York University has recently been home to some appalling anti-Semitism. The Daily Wire recently reported:
As senior Adela Cojab explained to The Daily Wire, her formal Title VI complaint against NYU filed with [the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights] accuses the NYU administration of generally failing to act to protect Jewish students from constant harassment and discrimination — let alone to create a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, communal values, or student safety. Attempts to directly discuss the underlying incidents with the NYU administration have generally been rebuffed or ignored. …
Ms. Cojab, who filed the Title VI complaint, told The Daily Wire via email: “According to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, schools are required to take immediate and effective action against student-on-student harassment, eliminate its occurrence, and address its effect on the affected community. NYU has done none of those things — instead, they decided to award the very organization that promotes discrimination and supports physical harassment. Jewish students are increasingly hesitant to openly display their identity, and as a graduating senior, I could not be more ashamed of my university.”
Now, instead of backtracking and attempting to make amends with its Jewish students, NYU has seemingly doubled down in its anti-Semitism. As Mikhael Smits of The Washington Free Beacon reports, NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’s recent graduation speaker, Steven William Thrasher, managed to call President Donald Trump a “fascist,” risibly lambast the Jewish state of Israel as an “apartheid” state, praise the socialist “Occupy Wall Street” movement, and endorse the facially anti-Semitic “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” movement (BDS) against Israel all in the same speech!
Per the Free Beacon:
Speaking at the convocation ceremony for NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Steven William Thrasher praised his fellow doctoral graduates for their fight against the various perceived evils.
“Many of us have been together at Occupy Wall Street, and at Black Lives Matter protests, and against that fascist in the White House,” Thrasher said to cheers.
When the applause quieted, Thrasher took aim at Israel, which hosts the largest pro-gay “Pride Parade” in the Middle East.
“I am so proud, so proud, of NYU’s chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voices for Peace,” he said, “for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against the apartheid state government in Israel.”
The BDS movement targets Israeli organizations and companies doing business in Israel in an effort to weaken Israel economically and politically, forcing the Israeli government to change its policies. Israel is not an apartheid state.
NYU recently awarded its local chapter of the anti-Semitic hate group, the egregiously misnamed “Students for Justice in Palestine” (SJP), with a “Presidential Service Award” earlier this year. SJP routinely calls for Israel’s genocidal annihilation and intimidates Jewish and pro-Israel students on college campuses all across America. SJP gets much of its funding from a group called “American Muslims for Palestine,” which has longstanding financial ties to the Sunni sharia supremacist jihadist outfit Hamas.
WATCH the hideous graduation address, via the Free Beacon: