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Major University Weighs Anti-Semitism Charges Against Pro-Palestine Student Group

George Washington University (GWU) held two hearings regarding the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter and its president, after several Jewish student group meetings were disrupted by the organization.

GWU’s SJP chapter reportedly disrupted multiple Jewish events on campus, going so far as to call for an “intifada revolution,” according to Jewish media, and protested an event featuring a former Israeli official.

The university responded by scheduling two hearings to determine if the chapter had violated any university policies, and charged both the president and group itself with student conduct violations, according to GWU’s student newspaper.

StopAntisemitism’s Executive Director Liora Rez said that in early October, the SJP chapter stood outside the building of GW Hillel, a Jewish campus group, chanting and screaming, “Israel is a terrorist state.”

Later in the month, the chapter disrupted a Hillel event featuring former senior commander in the Israel Defense Forces Doron Tenne, claiming Tenne had committed war crimes, according to Rez.

“I want to say a dozen, a little bit more than a dozen or so students, GWU students, with Students for Justice in Palestine were protesting the events” she said. “And they weren’t just simply protesting. We have the video on Twitter and those other videos, but they were screaming Israel is a terrorist state.” (DC / VFI News)

“God, we ask that Jewish people can feel safe and be protected regardless of their place of residence, and we hope that the perpetrators of anti-Semitism face the consequences of their actions.”