Followers of AntiSemitismWatch will be familiar with the concerns and allegations of anti-Semitism at City University of New York (CUNY).
It is a radical decision but all the more so considering the university was once frequently referred to as “the Jewish Harvard”.
State Senator Ken LaValle of Long Island, who chairs the chamber’s committee on higher education, described what he said is a pattern of anti-Semitic incidents, “and these are the things that the Senate Republican conference says are intolerable and must stop.
Mort Klein, the president of Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), praised the move to defund. The group, who sent an open letter to the University, has been at the forefront of challenging CUNY to take action.
“This was years in the making,” Klein said, describing the ZOA letter at the root of the resolution. “We are seeing horrific incidents of anti-Semitism on campuses.”
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