A group of students of the State University of San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against the University, which they accuse of anti-Semitism. The statement of claim, supported by members of the local Jewish community, will review the Federal court of the state of California.
About it writes on Tuesday, June 20, the website of the newspaper the Jerusalem Post.
The plaintiffs argue that the leadership of the State University of San Francisco for many years cultivating anti-Semitism and pursuing a deliberate discriminatory policy against Jewish students today who are afraid to wear skullcaps, and decorations in the form of a Star, David in the classrooms and on campus.
Among those who signed this claim the student community NGO, the organization of The Lawfare Project and the international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP.
The defendants in this case are the Board of Trustees of the California state University, rector of the State University of San Francisco Leslie Wong and several other employees of the University.
The trigger for the claim was the incident that occurred in April 2016, when Pro-Palestinian activists disrupted a speech at the University of mayor of Jerusalem NIR Barkat.
The event, organized by the campus Hillel, the Jewish students were subjected to insults by the raging crowd, which used megaphones and physically assaulted the Jewish students, who came to the lecture of Barkat.
The plaintiffs argue that the campus police, including the chief, did not intervene, after receiving appropriate instructions from the leadership of the University, whose rules have been violated flagrantly.
«Paragraph No. 6 of the civil rights Act of 1964 is the Foundation of the modern American standard, which guarantees equal protection to all sectors of society. If judges refuse to apply it, we’ll find a way to get them to adhere to the law,» – commented on the lawsuit Brooke Goldstein, head of the law firm of The Lawfare Project.