recent report reveals that 200 US colleges have received $13 billion from foreign regimes, primarily from the Middle East, between 2015 and 2020. Interestingly, the colleges that accepted funding from Middle Eastern donors exhibited a significantly higher number of anti-Semitic incidents, averaging a 300% increase compared to other schools. This raises concerns about the lack of action from the FBI, DOJ, and AG Garland in addressing this issue and holding these colleges accountable. It is noteworthy that Qatar, known for its promotion of Hamas terrorism, emerged as the top donor among these foreign regimes. Leaders of Hamas live lavishly in Qatar while their oppressed people suffer.
Consequently, it is unsurprising that universities accepting money from Qatar witness a surge in anti-Semitic incidents and a reluctance to denounce terrorism. What is perplexing is the Biden White House and AG Garland’s focus on prosecuting parents expressing concerns about toxic school agendas and the safety of their children, while Jewish students are put at risk. Instances like the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell facing anti-Semitic threats against their professors should not be ignored.
It is disheartening that authorities in Washington fail to address these issues, instead emphasizing white supremacist threats and disregarding the real harm faced by individuals. Incidents like the attack on a Jewish man in LA and the situation in Cooper Union, where Jewish students were told to hide in an attic due to a violent mob, highlight the increasing severity of these anti-Semitic acts. Student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine, already banned by Brandeis University and all Florida State University campuses, play a significant role in perpetuating this hatred.
It is high time for universities to take decisive action against such groups, prompting the urgent involvement of agencies like the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The American public is becoming increasingly aware of these issues and growing weary of the far-left’s impact on the nation. They demand a thorough investigation into these incidents and the dark money funding behind anti-Israel protests—such as the recent acts of vandalism at the White House.
While it is encouraging to see over a hundred university chancellors and presidents demonstrating solidarity with Israel and denouncing Hamas terrorism, it is more crucial to witness concrete actions combating these hateful ideologies. One example of concern is New York University’s appointment of Eve Tuck as the head of a new indigenous studies center. Tuck has publicly blamed Israel for the deaths of its own people without assigning any responsibility to Hamas or terrorism. This type of ideology only perpetuates anti-Semitism on campus. Genuine actions from universities to tackle these issues are needed, and it may even warrant reconsideration of their tax-free status.
Only then can we have faith in their statements..