Officials, Jewish leaders meet over campus antisemitism

Biden administration officials, voicing alarm at reports of anti-Jewish incidents at universities in the United States, met American Jewish leaders on Monday 30 October to discuss steps to counter the surge, a White House official said, writes Doina Chiacu and Andrea Shalal for Reuters.

Tensions between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups have sprung up on some US campuses, including several in New York, prompting university officials to tighten security. The Anti-Defamation League last week reported a nearly 400% spike in US antisemitic incidents overall since a 7 October attack on Israel. Of 312 incidents between 7 and 23 October, about 190 were linked to the Israel-Hamas war, it said.

The White House said it was taking action to fight “an alarming uptick” in antisemitic incidents at schools and colleges, including working to ensure campus law enforcement was engaged with state and local law enforcement.
Full report on the Reuters site