Punished for his views, Jewish student pushed back at Tufts

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

anti-SemitismA pro-Palestinian student group succeeded in censoring a Jewish college student for his unwanted views but the young man and a legal firm have used the incident to expose allegations of anti-Semitism on campus.

Max Price, a junior at Tufts University, angered Students for Justice in Palestine when he vocally opposed a resolution that denounced Tufts for “militarizing” campus police officers by sending them to Israel for antiterrorism training, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Tufts, a private university known for its research work, is home to approximately 12,000 students in Somerville, Massachusetts. 

Price sits on the Community Union that debated and passed the nonbinding resolution late last year, and his lone opposition led to fellow students literally silencing him during debate over his unwanted opinions. 

The SJP group also attempted to have Price impeached, and the Jewish student told the Beacon that fellow students angrily called him a racist, a Fascist, and a Nazi for opposing the resolution.

His complaints to the Office of Equal Opportunity were ignored, he claimed, because it does not follow up with allegations of anti-Semitism.

Price’s outnumbered fight against Tufts was supported by the Louis D. Brandeis Center. The legal firm pressured SJP to withdraw its impeachment push against the Jewish student, which it did last month, finally ending a battle that began in the fall.

Alyza Lewin, an attorney with Brandeis, tells One News Now she has never witnessed that degree of hostility toward a student.

"This case with Max Price,” she says, “is really the worst case of incessant, continuous, nonstop harassment of a Jewish student that I've seen while working now in this area on campus."

During the Community Union debate, Price’s microphone was silenced and he was told to remain quiet, the Brandeis Center alleged.

"They literally silenced Max,” Lewin says.

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