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Mideast crisis in Manhattan

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Article/book #: 14040
Title: Mideast crisis in Manhattan
By: Shoshana Kordova   
Published in: Ha’aretz
Date of issue: Monday, 7 February 2005
Topic(s) addressed: People/entities mentioned in this item:


A controversial movie depicting pro-Israel students' allegations of intimidation at the hands of Columbia University professors is only the first step in a campaign needed to fight the "new anti-Semitism" rampant on American college campuses, Minister Natan Sharansky said at the first Jerusalem screening of "Columbia Unbecoming." Deploring the fact that only a small amount of Jewish students are willing to complain publicly about anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiments, the minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora affairs compared today's college students to a group with which he is more familiar: Russian Jews who kept silent because they feared state retaliation if they spoke out about their plight.

"The future leaders of American Jewry are becoming 'Jews of Silence,'" Sharansky said Saturday night at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, where the movie was shown to an audience of about 400.

"There are islands of anti-Semitism, and these islands are student campuses," said Sharansky, who has visited 26 American college campuses as part of his "Back to the Campus" initiative. "And all this is done in the name of academic freedom."

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