University of Illinois presentation “’instead of fostering dialogue, incited division, distrust and anger”

JEWISH JOURNAL
University of Illinois Chancellor Condemns ‘Anti-Semitic Content’ in Housing Staff Meeting Presentation
by Aaron Bandler
October 14, 2019

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Chancellor Robert Jones condemned the “anti-Semitic content” featured in a presentation during a Sept. 25 housing staff meeting as well as a swastika found on campus on Oct. 7. According to Jones’ Oct. 9 email to university members, a student-worker gave the presentation “in a regularly scheduled, staff development program on diversity for Housing Resident Advisors that included 11 other student-employees and one full-time staff member.” The presentation, titled “Palestine and the Great March: Palestinian Resistance to 70 Years of Israeli Terror,” equates Israel with South Africa apartheid and describes Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas 2014 as an “assault on Gaza.” READ MORE

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