Anti-Semitic fliers found at Cornell University

Posters reading "Just say no to Jewish lies!" discovered on the campus of Cornell University. School president condemns.

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Anti-Semitic fliers with swastika-like symbols were discovered on the campus of Cornell University in upstate New York on Monday, JTA reports.

The posters, which read “Just say no to Jewish lies!” and urged students to “join the white gang,” were discovered Monday morning and taken down the same day, according to the report.

The fliers promoted the “Solar Cross Society,” but there is no such group at Cornell and it does not have an internet presence.

The Ivy League school’s president, Martha Pollack, denounced the fliers.

“Whoever is responsible for these fliers is hiding under the cover of anonymity, having posted them overnight,” she said in a statement quoted by JTA.

“Whoever they are, they need to ask themselves why they chose our campus, because Cornell reviles their message of hatred; we revile it as an institution, and I know from many personal conversations that thousands of Cornellians deplore it individually,” added Pollack.

Police were investigating the matter and increasing patrols around Jewish buildings on campus, the Cornell Hillel said in an email to the Jewish community.

“We are deeply concerned that a poster of this nature was placed on our campus, as these sentiments run counter to the spirit of diversity and pluralism that our university works to uphold,” Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Ari Weiss said in a statement.

The incident was the latest anti-Semitic incident on U.S. campuses in recent years.

Last month, the FBI was called in to investigate threats against minority students at California State University, Long Beach, including Latino and Jewish students.

The incident occurred when fliers bearing an image of Adolf Hitler standing under the iconic Arbeit Mach Frei sign at the Auschwitz Nazi camp and the message “Finish what he started” were posted on the walls of the Multicultural Center.

In April, fliers with anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant messages were posted on the campus of Princeton University.

The fliers charged, among other, things, “Jews are 10% of Princeton’s students, an overrepresentation of 500%,” and that “80 percent of the first Soviet government was Jewish.”

Despite these incidents, a report published last month by the Israel on Campus Coalition, a campus pro-Israel organization, found that anti-Israel activism on college campuses across the U.S. has declined.

According to the report, there were more than 3,100 pro-Israel events in 2016-17 and about 1,100 anti-Israel events. And 149 campuses experienced anti-Israel activity last year compared to 185 two years ago.








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