Jewish group asks Dept of Ed to investigate classroom incident

Monday, January 13, 2020
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

I Stand With IsraelThe U.S. Department of Education has agreed to investigate a complaint alleging a California university violated Title VI by failing to protect its Jewish students from discrimination.

Invited to speak on “Islamophobia” last May at UCLA, San Francisco State University Professor Rabab Abdulhadi told students Israel is a racist nation and reportedly accused Israelis of supporting ethnic cleansing.

He also said supporting Israel is tantamount to supporting “white supremacy” in the “Constructing Race” class taught by another leftist, Kyeyoung Park, who had invited Abdulhadi.

When a Jewish student named Shayna Lavi raised objections, Abdulhadi allegedly verbally assaulted her.

Carly Gammill of Israel advocacy group Stand With Us says Abdulhadi and Lavi had a “fairly heated exchange” that left the student in tears.

According to Campus Reform, both professors allegedly “harassed” the Jewish student, who went to university officials over the incident. 

Part of the complaint filed by StandWithUs and Lavi claims UCLA has taken almost no action to resolve this anti-Semitic incident.

"The administration was put on notice of these things, and given the opportunity to take corrective action, and repeatedly failed,” Gammill claims. 

Gammill says she would like to see UCLA and other schools treat anti-Semitism equally as other forms of discrimination, which currently is not the case.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Why is the Democratic establishment so worried that Bernie Sanders may become their nominee?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders
Dow drops over 1,000 as outbreak threatens global economy
Generational split among SC black voters could hurt Biden
Victims turn to media to expose sex abuse by college doctors
Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant
US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions
Justices to hear Philly dispute over same-sex foster parents

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls out AOC's hypocrisy on school choice
Trump administration asks Congress for $2.5B to combat coronavirus
Liberal Ninth Circuit upholds Trump admin's rules on abortion funding
Greyhound to stop allowing Border Patrol immigration checks on buses
Public school launches secret program to turn kids 'trans' without telling parents

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
A win for parents, a win for students

LGBT agenda in early gradesFrustrated parents in Ohio have won their fight against the LGBTQ agenda their local middle school forced on students without their knowledge or permission.