Republicans Grill Columbia Leaders on Antisemitism at Fiery Hearing


Republicans Question Columbia Leaders on Antisemitism in Heated Hearing

Following a “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” set up by students at Columbia University demanding divestment and an end to complicity in genocide, the university’s president faced intense questioning by a congressional panel on antisemitism among the student body. Read the full article here.

Quick Facts

  • Republican-led House Committee on Education and the Workforce grilled Columbia leaders on antisemitism.
  • Jewish students have been assaulted and spat on, while pro-Palestinian students have chanted slogans such as “Death to the Zionist state.”
  • Columbia officials faced scrutiny for their response to antisemitic incidents on campus.

Several Columbia administrators were questioned by the committee, with a focus on the university’s handling of antisemitic incidents. Republican members expressed concerns about the safety of Jewish students and the university’s response to antisemitism.

Minouche Shafik, Claire Shipman, David Greenwald, and David Schizer were grilled by the committee members, who raised questions about the university’s policies and response to incidents of antisemitism. The panel specifically addressed the recent assaults on Jewish students and the chanting of anti-Zionist slogans by pro-Palestinian students.

During the hearing, the administrators emphasized their commitment to enforcing policies against antisemitic actions and ensuring the safety of Jewish students. They also discussed disciplinary measures taken against students involved in such incidents and the need for consistent enforcement of campus policies.