73% of Jewish students have witnessed or been victims of anti-Semitism on campus: Study

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Jewish college students are experiencing or witnessing an alarming rise in anti-Semitism on campus in the weeks following Hamas’s shocking attack on Israel.

Nearly 73% of Jewish students have witnessed or been the victim of anti-Semitism since the start of the semester, up from 63% in 2021, according to a study by the Anti-Defamation League and Hillel International obtained by The Post Wednesday.

In comparison, 44% of non-Jewish students witnessed or witnessed such acts in the same time period.

Sixty-seven percent of Jewish students said they felt physically safe on campus before Oct. 7, the study of 3,084 college students — including 527 Jews — from 689 campuses across the country found.

This percentage decreased to 46% after the terrorist group’s attack.

66% of Jews surveyed felt emotionally safe on campus before the war began, a number that dropped to 33% afterward.

In addition, 64% of those surveyed said their universities were “welcoming and supportive” before the invasion, while only 44% felt the same in the aftermath of the invasion.

Jewish college students on American campuses saw or experienced a rise in anti-Semitic behavior in the weeks following Hamas’ horrific attack on Israel on October 7, a new survey shows. Getty Images

“Jewish students are experiencing a wave of anti-Semitism unlike anything we have seen before, but shockingly, non-Jewish students barely see it,” Jonathan Greenblatt, MD, CEO of the ADL, said in a statement.

“Since the October 7 massacre in Israel, Jewish students feel increasingly threatened on campus – but
University leaders are not doing enough to address this real fear of anti-Semitism.

Adam Lehman, president and CEO of Hillel International, added that the survey results are “a disturbing picture of hate on college campuses across the country.” “Widespread experiences with anti-Semitism, as reported in this survey, lead Jewish students to hide their identities.”

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67% of Jewish students said they felt physically safe on campus before October 7, according to the study. This percentage decreased to 46% after the terrorist group’s attack. Zomapress.com
“Jewish students are experiencing a wave of anti-Semitism unlike anything we have seen before, but shockingly, non-Jewish students barely see it,” Jonathan Greenblatt, MD, CEO of the ADL, said in a statement. Instagram/Hisham Awartani

Since October, seven schools have been placed under federal investigation for anti-Semitism and Islamophobia — including three Ivy League universities: Cornell, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Anti-Semitism has been on the rise on campus since October 7. rfaraino

Schools could lose federal funding if they do not comply with the Department of Education’s recommendation after the investigation concludes. According to CNN.

Anti-Semitic acts have been on the rise on college campuses across the United States, including the arrest of a 21-year-old Cornell University student accused of making violent threats against other Jewish scholars online.

Jewish students at New York City’s Cooper Union School – another school being investigated – barricaded themselves inside the library after pro-Palestinian students brought their protest inside and pounded on the doors and windows.

A Harvard student was surrounded by Palestinian protesters last month, who shouted “Shame, shame, shame” at him.

They were carrying keffiyehs – traditional Palestinian scarves – and waved them in the student’s face as they surrounded him.

Across New York City, students were seen tearing down posters of kidnapped Israelis, and a group of Big Apple High School students were attacked in the Washington, D.C., metro after attending a pro-Israel rally.

Additional reporting by Matthew Sedaka.




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