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75% of North American Jews Experience anti-Semitism on Campus

sat400_300_israeli_flag_tu_Photo: anti-Semitic demonstration on campus

New study confirms rise of anti-Semitism, based on responses from 3,199 students


Nearly three-quarters of Jewish college students in North America have experienced some form of anti-Semitism during the past year, a new study has found.

In the study—conducted by Brandeis University’s Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and titled “Antisemitism and the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities”—nearly 75 percent of respondents reported being exposed to “at least one of six anti-Semitic statements, including the claims that Jews have too much power and that Israelis behave.”

The study, which was based on the responses of 3,199 students to an online questionnaire of those eligible for the free Taglit-Birthright Israel trips to the Jewish state, also found that more than 25 percent of students find a “fairly” or “very big” problem of hostility towards Israel on campus, while another 25 percent reported being blamed for the actions of Israel because they are Jewish.


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