In addition to dealing with hostile anti Israel students, Brooklyn College’s Israel group, a CCAP (CAMERA Supported) group, has had a challenging second semester dealing with their college administration.
In February the Brooklyn College political science department co-sponsored an event devoted to BDS. Some pro-Israel students at the event were expelled from the event despite being quiet and respectful audience members. Click here to read a personal account from one of the students.
The college recently published a report about the incident, which the students responded to, writing that the college’s report on the handling of the event “‘does not reach a conclusion as to why the students were expelled’, it does ‘not include recommendations for disciplinary action against the perpetrators’; and it ‘fails to acknowledge that a public statement made by a Brooklyn College spokesman in the immediate aftermath of the event . . . was wrong and mishandled.”
Read more about the evicted students here or read the April 30th article about the issue on Israel Campus Beat. Check out Abuse of Academic Freedom at Brooklyn College to learn more at CAMERA.org’s Snapshot blog or read the op-ed Free Speech a Principle, Not an Instrument about the issue by CAMERA’s Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile.
Read another In Focus posting about CAMERA at Brooklyn College.
By Gilad Skolnick