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54% of Jewish American college students experienced anti-Semitism on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a landmark study released Tuesday - and one conservative think-tank is determined to raise awareness over the issue. 

The David Horowitz Freedom Center has launched the “Jew Hatred on Campus” campaign to educate the public about the proclivity of anti-Semitism on campuses and to call on universities to enact measures against the groups responsible for the phenomenon.

As part of this campaign, it produced a list of the "Top Ten" offenders guilty of allowing harassment against Jewish students.

They include:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • George Mason University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Portland State University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Temple University
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Vassar College

"Universities included in the top 10 played host to numerous incidents of anti-Jewish acts, such as Israeli Apartheid Week (a week-long event that demonizes the Jewish state); interrupting university activities by staging mock “checkpoints” on campus; campus speakers that call for the destruction of the Jewish state; and verbal or physical harassment and violence against Jewish and pro-Israel students," the Center explained in a statement. 

"These anti-Semitic incidents occur on university property, often with the support of university funds, despite the fact that such behavior is explicitly forbidden under campus codes of conduct."

“We made the decision to form ‘Jew Hatred on Campus’ to expose anti-Semitic student groups who support or are associated with known terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and which call for the destruction of the Jewish State,” said Jew Hatred on Campus founder, David Horowitz.

“These activities against Jewish and pro-Israel students would not be tolerated by university administrators if they were committed against students from any other ethnic group.  But because Jews are the target, they have been largely ignored. It is an obligation of university administrators to recognize and condemn acts of anti-Semitism by campus hate groups and to withdraw campus privileges and university support from them.”