Trucks at Ivy League university read ‘Columbia’s Leading Anti-Semites’

Top donors vow to stop giving money to the Columbia University amidst pro-Palestinian demonstrations, as more than 100 professors demand that the administration protect students supporting Hamas.

By Mindy Rubenstein, World Israel News

Nonprofit news watchdog Accuracy in Media recently sent a “doxxing truck” to the Columbia University campus featuring video screens displaying the words “Columbia’s Leading Antisemites” along with headshots and names.

The trucks have also recently visited Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, which have also seen a recent increase in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic demonstrations.

The display at Columbia identified students allegedly involved in “a horribly hateful, antisemitic proclamation similar to the one signed at Harvard that blamed victims for their own death, rape and torture,” Accuracy in Media president Adam Guillette said in an interview with The New York Post.

Another truck called out University of Pennsylvania president Elizabeth Magill, picturing her on a red screen with the words: “Condemn antisemitism on your campus or RESIGN.”

The letter from the professors at Columbia read, “We feel compelled to respond to those who label our students anti-Semitic if they express empathy for the lives and dignity of Palestinians and/or if they signed a student-written statement that situated the military action begun on Oct. 7 within the larger context of the occupation of Palestine by Israel.”

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The faculty members are calling on the university’s administration to protect these students and their support of Hamas, who attacked Israel Oct. 7, murdering more than 1,400 people, including children.

In response, several top donors have pledged to stop their financial contributions to the Ivy League school and called to end the university’s dual degree programs in Israel.

Columbia president Minouche Shafik didn’t condemn Hamas in a statement issued last week.

In response to the controversy, a major New York City law firm rescinded job offers to some of the signatories, according to the Post.

Jewish students at Columbia organized a rally to condemn acts of anti-Semitism. Organizers of the End Jew Hate rally said in a statement that anti-Semitism at Columbia and other universities has “reached a frightening level, and administrators are not doing enough to protect Jews on campus.”

Billionaire Leon Cooperman, the 80-year-old chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, vowed to stop donating to Columbia University, his alma mater.

“I think these kids at the colleges have shit for brains,” said Cooperman, a Columbia University graduate, in an interview with Fox Business. “We have one reliable ally in the Middle East – that’s Israel. We only have one democracy in the Middle East – that’s Israel, okay? And we have one economy tolerant of different people – gays, lesbians, etc. And that’s Israel. So I have no idea what these young kids are doing.”

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