The US Department of Education is investigating a faculty member's complaint that a series of pro-Palestinian events at a California university crossed the line into anti-semitism and created a hostile environment for Jewish students, reports the Washington Post.
The department's Office for Civil Rights notified the University of California, Santa Cruz, last week that it planned to look into allegations made by Hebrew lecturer Tammi Rossman-Benjamin dating back to 2001.
In her June 2009 complaint, Rossman-Benjamin said administrators repeatedly failed to address concerns voiced by her and several students about academic departments and residential colleges at Santa Cruz sponsoring "viciously anti-Israel" speakers and film screenings with campus funds. She also alleged that some professors have used their classes to promote an anti-Israel political agenda and failed to intervene or joined in when students were verbally attacked for defending the Jewish state.
Full report on the Washington Post site
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