Jewish and Israeli students no longer feel safe on American college campuses. It is almost a certainty that showing outward support for Israel is to invite targeting by anti-Israel, pro-BDS students. Many of those who intimidate Jewish students are members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
The Trump administration issued a new policy effective Monday, in which domestic partners of foreign diplomats and UN officials posted in the United States must show the State Department proof of marriage by December 31, or leave the country within 30 days. This means that same-sex partners of foreign staffers who are not legally married will no longer be eligible for a spousal visa allowing them to remain in the U.S.
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an Israeli research institute that monitors Palestinian society, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that he not permit Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to enter the U.S. for an upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City due to his funding of terrorism.
“If Catholic students were told they had to disavow the Vatican before they could engage with other members of the student body, everyone would agree that it would be blatant discrimination. This is no different,” said Alyza Lewin, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.