Posted: 11/13/2015 9:20:00 PM
Author: Mark Tapson
Source: This article first appeared on the TRUTH REVOLT website on Nov. 13, 2015.
Students for Justice in Palestine in NY Blame High Tuition on ‘Zionist Administration’
It's the Jews' fault, as usual.
by Mark Tapson
The Jew-hating radicals of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in New York decided earlier this week to hook up with the young activists of yesterday's Million Student March. Those protesters demanded tuition-free public college, the cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers. But for SJP, it wasn't so much about student solidarity as it was about attacking “Zionists,” according to Tablet.
On Nov. 9, in a Facebook statement signed by every CUNY chapter of SJP, the anti-Israel activists declared that they would join the march. As Tablet noted, SJP simply took the opportunity to hijack the Million Student March protests and turn them into a rant against the Zionist occupation of the CUNY system:
On November 12, students all across CUNY will rally to demand a freeze on tuition and new contracts! We must fight for funding for our university, and for CUNY to be accessible to working class communities in NYC as the public university system. The Zionist administration invests in Israeli companies, companies that support the Israeli occupation, hosts birthright programs and study abroad programs in occupied Palestine, and reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education. While CUNY aims to produce the next generation of professional Zionists, SJP aims to change the university to fight for all peoples liberation.
The statement is signed by NYC Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College, Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College, Students for Justice in Palestine-St. Joseph’s College, Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island, Students for Justice in Palestine at John Jay College, CUNY School of Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine at Pace University – Pleasantville, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine, and Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine.
CUNY Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs later issued a statement condemning those who “distract attention from important issues in higher education like learning, access and quality by invoking discriminatory language reeking of thinly veiled bigotry, prejudice, anti-semitism or other behavior inconsistent with our educational mission.”