In the aftermath of Hamas’ massacre of over 1,400 people in Israel, anger over Israel’s response targeting Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza is fueling the flames of hate on college and university campuses in the U.S. Jewish students are being assaulted, intimidated, and harassed because of their beliefs. Congress must send a clear signal to colleges and universities across the country that hate has no place on campus.
Jewish students and faculty members feel uncomfortable, scared and unsafe. Some colleges and universities have condemned antisemitism on their campuses, but others haven’t yet. These schools should be spaces where Jewish students and teachers can be themselves and learn together with students from various backgrounds.