by Lenore Broughton, Vermont Institute for Human Flourishing
In light of all the recent tragedies in Israel, we are committed to sharing news and ways we can have an impact from our communities in the US. I am writing to share three instances of hatred and lies being spread on our American college campuses pertaining to the conflict in Israel and actions you can take to help.
Professor Zareena Grewal, a member of the faculty at Yale, shared posts on social media justifying Hamas’ brutal killings of Israeli citizens, yet she continues to be employed by the university. If you have not yet signed the petition to remove Professor Zareena Grewal from the Yale faculty for promoting lies and violence, please sign at this link.
Similarly at Cornell, Associate Professor Russell Rickford publicly labeled the attacks “exhilarating” and “energizing” at a pro-Palestine protest. The petition to remove Professor Rickford from the Cornell faculty can be signed at this link.
A member of politics and history faculty at Columbia University, Professor Joseph Massad, echoed similar sentiments following the October 7 attacks calling the violence a “stunning victory” for Hamas. The university has not denounced Massad’s comments despite backlash from the students and community.
Finally, please watch this moving speech given by a Columbia University professor sending a message to parents of students across the country.
We must continue to pray for an end to the violence taking place in Israel and I encourage you to share these petitions and stories of university professors in the US who spread violence and hatred in our American college communities.