Last month, Cornell University’s CAMERA Fellow, Reut Baer, was falsely accused of vandalizing fliers made by Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine.  In an interview with the student paper, the Cornell Daily Sun, Reut cleared her own name and explained why the fliers were problematic in the first place.

SJP signs posted at Cornell University
SJP signs posted at Cornell University

Read below for an excerpt of the piece, and see the full article here.

Baer said that while she does not support the fact that the signs were dismantled, she said she thinks the messages on them were “problematic.”

“It’s concerning to me personally that SJP can have signs up and claim they’re there for justice in Palestine, but it was all just anti-Israel sentiment,” Baer said. “I’m personally an Israeli student and that’s just not a nice thing to see at all.”

Baer also said she thought the placards were misleading.

“They had all these different figures without mentioning Hamas once, which is a little ridiculous to me,” she said. “On top of that, a lot of the things they had there … weren’t necessarily fact. They had a sign up that said ‘Palestinian land lost since 1947.’ There was no such thing as Palestinian land in 1947; it was under mandate. After that it was under Jordanian rule.”

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