UC-Berkeley Menaced By Anti-Semitic Posters, by Blake Neff
The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has been hit by a wave of posters denouncing Jews on campus as "bullies" attempting to suppress free speech. "Jewish bullies smash free speech at CAL a
The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has been hit by a wave of posters denouncing Jews on campus as “bullies” attempting to suppress free speech.
“Jewish bullies smash free speech at CAL and are pledged $38 billion,” one poster said. “Attention Non-Jews: PAY UP and SHUT UP!” The $38 billion refers to a recent agreement between the U.S. and Israel supplying the latter with $38 billion in military aid.
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Another poster spotted on campus last week complains that UCB has allowed “advocates of a foreign state” to influence the school’s class offerings.
The posters appear to be inspired over a recent spat concerning a student-led course UCB is offering on Palestine. The class, originally titled “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis,” said in its syllabus it would “explore the possibilities of a decolonized Palestine” and require students to present “decolonial alternatives to the current situation.” The class was also taught by Paul Hadweh, a student affiliated with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a pro-Palestine and anti-Israel activist group. (RELATED: Anti-Semitism Is Running Rampant At California’s Elite Public Schools)