CUNY gets just deserts funding cut for inaction over anti-Semitism

Followers of AntiSemitismWatch will be familiar with the concerns and allegations of anti-Semitism at City University of New York  (CUNY).

CUNYThe New York State Senate has now voted to slash $485 million in funding to CUNY to “send a message” that they have not done enough to fight campus anti-Semitism.

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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