Herzog condemns ‘atrocious’ antisemitism at Columbia University, calls for strong preventative measures

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

President Isaac Herzog calls the “atrocious antisemitic actions” at the week-long pro-Palestinian protests at Columbia University “deeply disturbing.

“We need a ‘Leap of action,'” Herzog writes on X, formerly Twitter, quoting Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

“Firm and strong action must be taken to prevent antisemitism on campus,” continues Herzog. “American academia must wake up to the threat, a clear and present danger to academic freedom and to the very lives of Jews on campus.”

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