The City University of New York (CUNY) is tapping prominent lawyers to conduct an independent probe into claims of anti-Semitism at a number of its campuses, The New York Post has reported.
This follows a series of incidents including a faculty meeting being invaded and a Jewish professor being called a, “Zionist pig”.
Heading the investigation are Paul Shechtman and Barbara Jones, both partners at the firm Zuckerman Spaeder, sources said.
Shechtman is a former state criminal-justice director and assistant federal prosecutor. Jones is a retired federal district judge and was chief assistant to former Manhattan DA Bob Morgenthau.
Accusations of anti-Jewish hostility at CUNY were laid out in a letter to school brass by the Zionist Organization of America. The ZOA called for CUNY to probe Students for Justice in Palestine, a group it says has engaged in “anti-Semitic and violence-inciting conduct” against Jewish students.