Finally, some progress! After a week of dilly-dallying and excuses, the Senate has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitic behavior on college campuses. It took the bravery of Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to bring this issue to the forefront. Unlike his Democrat colleagues, who are more interested in appeasing their radical base, Hawley understands the urgent need to protect Jewish students.
Senate Finally Passes Josh Hawley's Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism on Campuses
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To add insult to injury, last week, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) had the audacity to object to Hawley’s resolution. He had the nerve to suggest that the student protests had “legitimate” concerns. Well, sorry, Senator, but there is no legitimate concern when it comes to anti-Semitism. It’s hateful and wrong, plain and simple.
But this time, no Democrats felt the need to object. They finally gave in and let the resolution pass. It’s about time they took this issue seriously. Hawley, in his remarks, highlighted the worsening situation at our universities. He shared horrifying examples of anti-Semitic incidents at George Washington University and Cooper Union. These incidents are not isolated; they are happening all over our country, and it’s time we put an end to it.
Just imagine the horror that Jewish students face on their own campuses. The messages projected onto the library at George Washington University were nothing short of genocidal. “Free Palestine From the River to the Sea” is a direct call for the extermination of the state of Israel and the Jewish people. It’s appalling that anyone would support such hatred, let alone students who are supposed to be the future leaders of our nation.
Hawley also raised the question of whether Jewish students will need to be escorted to class, similar to how black students were protected during desegregation. It’s a chilling thought, but it’s a reality that we need to confront. We cannot tolerate a situation where Jewish students fear for their safety simply because of their faith.
It’s high time that our so-called institutions of higher learning take responsibility for their failures. These universities are breeding grounds for intolerance and extremism. Instead of nurturing open minds and respectful debate, they are allowing anti-Semitic sentiment to flourish.
Senator Hawley’s resolution not only condemned the anti-Israel sentiment on campuses but also called out specific schools like Harvard University, NYU School of Law, Ohio State University, and more. These institutions need to be held accountable for allowing this hatred to fester within their walls.
It’s disgraceful that even White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre downplayed the severity of the situation during a recent press briefing. She had the nerve to talk about First Amendment rights when Jewish students are being threatened and targeted. It’s time for our leaders to stand up and unequivocally denounce anti-Semitism, rather than hiding behind excuses.
This resolution is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. We must continue fighting for the safety and dignity of Jewish students on college campuses. They deserve an environment that nurtures their intellectual growth and respects their identity. Anything less is a failure of our education system and a betrayal of our values. So let’s keep pushing for change and put an end to anti-Semitism once and for all.