Pledge for "Intimidation-Free" Campuses for Jewish Students Debated

October 4, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On October 4, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "more than 300 university and college presidents have signed a petition calling for 'intimidation-free' campuses so pro-Israeli students will not be hassled for their beliefs, a Jewish advocacy group said Friday... 'In the past few months, students who are Jewish or supporters of Israel's right to exist... have received death threats and threats of violence,' the petition says... Muslim advocates and some educators are concerned the petition, which will be released Monday by the American Jewish Committee with a full-page ad in The New York Times, only mentions Jewish students as subjects of such harassment."