Israel Law Center hotline to monitor campus anti-Semitism

17.10.2011                      19.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 3

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Israel Law Center hotline to monitor campus anti-Semitism

Hotline could provide evidence for legal action against colleges deemed to have failed to protect Jewish students, Law Center attorneys say.

The Israel Law Center (Shurat Hadin) is set to launch a hotline on Monday, to help Jewish students who are victims of anti-Semitism on their campuses.
According to attorney Kenneth A. Leitner, the Law Center’s director of American affairs, students will be able to call the hotline to report incidents of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel acts on US college campuses, and the Law Center will use the data to take legal action against colleges believed to be breaching Jewish students’ legal rights, he added.
“It is time for us to go on the legal offensive,” said Leitner, who noted that the trend of campus anti-Semitism is growing. “We want Jewish students to know that there is a number to call when they are victimized by extremist groups promoting anti-Israel and anti- Semitic hate on American college campuses.”…