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mahatmakanejeeves

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Mon Apr 29, 2024, 12:25 PM Apr 29

UVa students, faculty named in blacklist, accused of antisemitism without evidence

UVa students, faculty named in blacklist, accused of antisemitism without evidence

Accusations compiled by parents, later published by conservative alumni association

Jason Armesto Apr 27, 2024

An anonymous University of Virginia parent has accused two professors and one student of antisemitism for organizing an Israel-Palestine film series. ... Organizers, however, say the series was specifically designed to show balanced perspectives. It alternated between screening movies from Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers.

The accusation is one of many listed in a document compiled by multiple UVa parents, which outlines a wide range of reported antisemitic incidents they say have occurred on UVa Grounds since Israel’s war against Palestinian terrorist group Hamas began in October of last year.

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The list of accusations against UVa students and faculty includes unverified but disturbing allegations, such as one Jewish student being spat on, two others being called kikes and one student telling others that he supported Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Some of the other alleged offenses on the list: the aforementioned film series, a student losing friends because he supports Israel and a food truck offering discounts to customers “if they supported the Palestinians.”

The 11-page document was published by the Jefferson Council, a conservative UVa alumni association whose co-founder, businessman Bert Ellis, sits on the school’s governing Board of Visitors. The group purports to fight against so-called cancel culture, advocating for “the free exchange of competing ideas and intellectual diversity.”


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UVa students, faculty named in blacklist, accused of antisemitism without evidence (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Apr 29 OP
I have in my hands a list .. DBoon Apr 29 #1

DBoon

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1. I have in my hands a list ..
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 12:29 PM
Apr 29
In the Wheeling speech, among the most significant in American political history, McCarthy's recklessness finally merged with his search for a propelling issue. He explained that homegrown traitors were causing America to lose the cold war. "While I cannot take the time to name all the men in the State Department who have been named as members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring, I have here in my hand a list of 205."


https://www.senate.gov/about/powers-procedures/investigations/mccarthy-hearings/communists-in-government-service.htm
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