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  • Jonah Beckenstein

AVI/HRC Campus Media Fellow op-ed calling on university administrations to speak up on behalf of their Jewish students published in the Toronto Sun

Jonah Beckenstein's riveting piece, “Jewish students need you to speak up,” was published on June 1st, shining a light on the inherent anti-Jewish hatred that is pervasive in the anti-Israel movement.

“Aren’t universities supposed to be beacons of academic freedom? Shouldn’t diverse viewpoints be respected? Here we are in 2024, living in a new reality where Canadian educational institutions that pride themselves on fostering inclusive environments allow the spread of disinformation and targeted fear-mongering on campus,” writes Jonah, who studies at the University of Ottawa.

“Hidden within the agenda of the extremist anti-Israel encampment movement lie anti-Canadian values. Allowing the presence of hate speech on campuses is a threat to everyone, not just Jews. When hate speech is coupled with harassment, intimidation, violence and support for Islamic terrorism, society needs to take a stand.” 

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.

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