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  • Vicky Sirkovich

AVI/HRC Campus Media Fellow op-ed on the increasingly unruly campus demonstrations published in the Times of Israel

On June 25th, 2024, Toronto Metropolitan student Vicky Sirkovich got published in the Times of Israel Blogs.

In her Times of Israel piece, “Demonstrations on campus are getting out of hand,” Vicky reports on the increasing lawlessness and hostility demonstrated by anti-Israel campus protests.

“Not only are students disturbed by grotesque demonstrations, but Jewish students are often blamed for the actions of the IDF, ultimately turning them away from being involved in their programs and student groups. We have seen alarmingly increasing rates of antisemitism on campuses and most of the time, slogans being chanted have negative connotations towards the Jewish people and Israeli citizens,” writes Vicky.

“These protests are not a long-term solution. They are big gestures to gain sympathy for a short amount of time and turn students against each other. Demonstrations should be held to encourage understanding of Palestinian suffering and promote peace; however, the displays seen on campuses prove that peace is not the goal that these demonstrators are working towards.”

To read Vicky's piece in its entirety, please click here.

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