Due to an increase in anti-Semitic incidents at US Universities following the October 7, 2023 Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, the Presidents of Israeli Universities have made the following announcement.
Following the horrific atrocity of October 7th, there has been an alarming rise in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment at many universities in the United States, including some of the most prestigious. Instead of offering sympathy and support to Israeli and Jewish students in the wake of the violent slaughter of Jewish communities in their homeland, university campuses have become sites of demonstrators who support the annihilation of the State of Israel ("from the river to the sea") and support terrorist activities against Israeli citizens ("intifada"). There has been a disturbing expression of hatred against Jews and Israelis, causing fear in this community in American universities. This rekindling of hostility evokes memories of dark chapters in Jewish history.
Pfizer CEO Albert Burla has fired back at the presidents of three top US universities, accusing the three women of failing to condemn anti-Semitism expressed by some students at their institutions in the wake of Israel's war against Hamas.
The presidents of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come under fire for what they said during recent testimony on Capitol Hill amid growing concerns about rising anti-Semitism on college campuses. their.
In that testimony, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, the three female heads of private educational institutions were asked to answer the House Committee on Education about their efforts to combat anti-Semitism at their universities after the Hamas attack on October 7th.
By Stavros Zoumboulaks
Very easily and with a clear conscience, one can declare today that he is anti-Zionist, adding specifically that he is not anti-Semitic, and demonstrate against Israel. To say you are anti-Zionist, you must, I imagine, know what Zionism is. How true is this? I personally don't know of any other ideology about which there is so much ignorance and confusion. Of course, I will not present here the history of an ideological current and political movement of one hundred and fifty years, but a few words are needed for the needs of a clear understanding.
On the evening of Wednesday, November 8, 2023, unknown or unknown perpetrators threw black paint at the Holocaust Memorial of the Jews of Kavala, which is located in the center of the city, on Erythrou Stavrou Street.
According to kavalapost, the competent service of the Municipality of Kavala was immediately informed, with its staff rushing to the scene and cleaning the Monument, while no one noticed the action of the strangers.
Statement by the Mayor of Kavala, Theodoros Mouriadis, on the desecration of the Jewish Holocaust memorial
"I want to condemn in the most categorical way the desecration of the monument to the holocaust of the Jews of Kavala. It is an unacceptable act of intolerance and blind fanaticism.
Following the posting by PASOK executive and candidate for mayor of Serres, Mr. Panagiotis Karipoglou, of a sketch with the gate of Auschwitz, KISE sent a letter of protest to the President of PASOK, Mr. Nikos Androulakis (7.8.2023). Subsequently, Mr. P. Karipoglou in his reply letter to KISE apologized for the inappropriate parallel with the Holocaust. Both letters are posted below:
* KISE'S LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF PASOK
We were surprised to see on social media a sketch by the executive and candidate for parliament of your party, Panagiotis Karipoglou, in which the gate of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz was depicted with the inscription "The 16th hour liberates".
It was yet another vile operation to trivialize the Holocaust which causes grief and indignation not only to those who passed through this gate of hell and still live among us, but also to all of us who mourn the extermination of millions of our brothers and sisters in Auschwitz, among them 65.000 Greeks Jews.