Heinous antisemitic slogans beamed on UPenn buildings

In the latest disturbing incident at an Ivy League institution, a University of Pennsylvania building was bombarded with vicious anti-Semitic slogans. The school is currently facing a civil rights lawsuit that claims the university is a “magnet for anti-Semites.”

On Thursday, multiple social media accounts shared photos of a “light show” in which anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian messages were projected onto the walls of campus buildings.

A message was lit in Jon M. Huntsman Hall that read, “From the rivers to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

“Zionism is racism,” declared another.

“Penn is funding the Palestinian genocide,” said a third.

The hateful slogans are just the latest brazen act of anti-Semitism at the prestigious university.

UPenn President Liz McGill recently acknowledged an increase in anti-Semitic acts on campus, including “swastikas and hateful graffiti,” and “glorifying the atrocities of Hamas terrorism. “Chants at the rally praising and praising the massacres and genocide have been captured on video and widely disseminated.” The kidnapping of innocent people, and it calls into question Israel’s very right to exist. ”

Anti-Semitic slogans were showered on University of Pennsylvania buildings.
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Anti-Semitic culture is so pervasive that the Brandeis Center has announced that it will sue UPenn, as well as Wellesley College, with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

The complaint alleges that “Pennsylvania allows its campus to become a hostile environment for Jews.”
It is a magnet not only for students but also for anti-Semites. ”

According to Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Brandeis Center and former U.S. assistant secretary of education, universities have “failed to protect the safety of Jewish students and have violated established federal civil rights laws.” “This is a clear violation of the law.”

“There is a lot of talk about eradicating anti-Semitism on campus, and now is the time to hold these rallies.”
Universities are responsible,” he added.

A statement from the human rights nonprofit said the complaint “calls for immediate and concrete action to address the growing discrimination and harassment against Jews in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” ing.

Earlier this month, 20 members of Congress sent her a letter criticizing the university for not swiftly and clearly condemning the Hamas attack.

UPenn President Liz McGill recently acknowledged an increase in anti-Semitic acts on campus.
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On Monday, several UPenn employees received targeted anti-Semitic emails threatening violence against members of the university’s Jewish community, including Penn Hillel and Lauder College House.

The email allegedly “threatened violence” against the school’s Jewish members, particularly those who work at Penn Hillel, the Jewish organization on campus, and Penn Hillel President Roeder College House. This was announced in a statement on Monday.

“These messages also included hateful language that targeted recipients’ personal information,” McGill said.

“Threats of violence will not be tolerated at Penn and will be dealt with with swift and strong action,” she added.

One UPenn student was caught on video tearing down a poster of a kidnapped Israeli.

“The viciousness of anti-Semitic acts on our campus has caused deep hurt and fear among Jewish students, faculty and staff, and challenged their sense of safety and belonging at the University of Pennsylvania. This is intolerable. . I personally condemn these vicious, hateful and anti-Semitic acts and words.”

University public safety officials found no credible threat and increased security around campus.

The university has reported the potential hate crime to the FBI, which is investigating the threat.

McGill said authorities are working “with urgency” with the FBI to “identify those responsible for these hateful threatening emails and ensure they are arrested and punished to the fullest extent of the law.” Ta.

Meanwhile, a student believed to be from UPenn was filmed saying he felt “very empowered and happy” after the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack on Israel that killed more than 1,400 people.

The video, which went viral and was shared online by Bronx Congressman Richie Torres, shows the back of a woman speaking at a pro-Palestinian rally, saying: .

“I want you all to keep that feeling in your heart. Never let it go. Transmit it through every action you take.”

the UPenn student posted in a clip shared by U.S. Rep. Richie Torres.

In the aftermath of the huge Hamas attack, UPenn’s leadership was criticized for taking too long to deny the massacre.

The Ivy League campus has also been heavily criticized for hosting a Palestinian Right literature festival even before the Oct. 7 terrorist attack, and several of its students have previously been accused of making anti-Semitic statements. It included many speakers and invited guests.

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