The BDS movement has been well documented here and at Legal Insurrection. Now, some folks in cable news are catching on to the story.
This column by Perry Chiaramonte at FOX News is hard hitting.
Pro-Palestinian students bring hate, intimidation to campus, critics say
They’ve become the bullies of the quad at college campuses around the nation, shouting down speakers, terrorizing Jewish students and intimidating those who disagree with them on the vexing issue of peace in the Middle East, according to watchdog groups.
Students for Justice in Palestine, with nearly 100 chapters on campuses around the nation, has become increasing strident in promoting its agenda, staging “die-ins,” handing out mock eviction notices in dormitories, and raising funds for Hamas-aligned groups, according to Jewish watchdog groups. Individual members have been accused of assaulting students, vandalizing property and hurling anti-Semitic slurs at Jewish students, all in the name of their cause.
“In the last several years, the tactics used by the group have created an atmosphere that ultimately does not help with a dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, told FoxNews.com.
At several schools across the country, chapters have been investigated and even sanctioned for an in-your-face approach that defies the collegiate tradition of discussion and debate. Boston’s Northeastern University suspended the group in March after years of alleged anti-Semitism that included repeated calls for the destruction of Israel, a 2011 disruption at a Holocaust Awareness Week event and the defacing of a statue of a Jewish donor and trustee of the university.
“You have not shown a concerted effort to improve your practices and educate your members on how to properly operate your organization within the boundaries of university policy,” Jason Campbell-Foster, the school’s director of the Center for Student Involvement, wrote in a letter to the group.
Pro-Palestinian students bring hate, intimidation to campus, critics say (FOX News)