Protesters at NYC Public College Hijack Zoom Lecture with Anti-Semitic Rhetoric, Jewish Students Say
A required Zoom lecture at a public university in New York City devolved into a pro-Palestinian protest, as many students and at least one professor "hijacked" the planned curriculum and read out what has been described as anti-Semitic tropes about the conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
A group of Jewish students at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY described to reporters now being fearful of returning to campus for in-person instruction in the fall.
During the organized intervention many of the nearly 200 participants in the class changed their backgrounds to Palestinian flags and their names to "Free Palestine: Decolonize." While protesters took turns reading out a manifesto, the chat section was also flooded with comments — one of which said that Israel uses the Holocaust as "a tool." (Fox / VFI News)
“God, we ask that you foster clarity about Israel and bring peace among those who disagree. We pray that the truth about the Israel-Palestinian conflict will be revealed and that You frustrate the efforts of those who would sow lies about Israel. We also pray that You protect the Jewish students from any hate crimes.”