The hate that many Pro-Israel and good Jewish organizations have worked hard to fight against for many years is now growing by leaps and bounds in all American campuses, although the problem seems to be growing worse. The harassments and intimidations have been brought by the Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) groups. A case that has got wide publicity is the attempts to prevent a Jewish student from joining the Judicial Board for the students because she was accused of dual loyalty at the UCLA due to her Jewish background and Identity. Another incident took place at Stanford when a Jewish woman who was contesting a seat in the Student Senate was discriminated against and subjected to open hostility from any quarters because of her support for Israel. And during a public lecture at Harvard, a student derided the former foreign minister of Israel as being smelly.
On and on campuses, there have been several other incidents of physical assaults and abuse of Jewish students and AEPI Houses. It is believed that the hate activities are well-funded, professionally organized and coordinated nationally by anti-Israeli hate groups. Whenever such groups stage huge demonstration events, they just overshadow the counter protests by pro-Israeli activists operating locally because the hate campaigns are always massive, and they are organized by professional agitator on the campuses. Most of them are doctoral students who have stayed on the campuses for many years because they are paid to run anti-Israeli campaigns.
The situation is made worse, according to Adam Milstein, by the lack of organized support for Israel in America. However, events and conferences that are pro-Israel continue to attract thousands of participants. Millions of Americans also support Israel. But the formation of groups supporting Israel like the University of Minnesota’ Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is changing all that now.
The best solution as Adam Milstein sees it is the creation of grassroots support groups that will bring together all pro-Israeli supports. Mr. Milstein is a famous man in the Jewish community who plays leading roles in many organizations such as the Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, and the AIPAC. He is the co-Founder and Chairman of the Israel-American Council (IAC).