Israeli Holocaust Museum head rails against rampant anti-Semitism on Ivy League school campuses
The head of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Memorial Center in Jerusalem believes the example of the planned genocide of millions of Jews by the Nazis in World War II should be used as a lesson to prevent such mass atrocities from happening again. The inaction of administrators at Ivy League colleges and other institutions of higher learning has led to a widespread rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the United States and around the world.
Yad Vashem President Dani Dayan spoke to Fox News Digital after a week-long trip to the US where he met with chancellors, professors and deans from East Coast colleges including Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Queens College. Many of these prestigious institutions have seen a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents, with academics spreading false theories about Israel.
“In Ivy League colleges across America … there are groups of academics, not all of them, but important academics, especially in the humanities and social sciences, who are meticulously, stone by stone, step by step, forged. – Academic, pseudo-scientific, pseudo-intellectual theories that justify the removal of the Jewish state. ,” he said.
“Violent demonstrations with students from river to sea, or ‘global intifada,’ are, of course, very worrying,” said Dayan, a former Israeli ambassador in New York. “But in some sense, these are just a symptom.”
“With all the academic terms of ethno-national, ‘settler colonialism,’ ‘colonialism of Palestine’ and ‘apartheid,’ they are slowly but steadily creating a pseudo-scientific truth of academic theories,” he said. “First it’s the demonization and then the justification of Israel, and then they’re actively advocating for the removal of the Jewish state, which is terrible.”
Dayan said calling for the abolition of the world’s only Jewish state was “horribly anti-Semitic.”
Fox News Digital’s Ruth Marks Eklash contributed to this update.