Yale Law School Students Protest Presence of IDF Soldier on Campus

February 05, 2024 1 min read

Anti-Israel protesters at Yale University (@NYSSofficial, X/Twitter)
Aaron Sibarium

Excerpt: Yale Law School's chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, the
group that celebrated the murder of 1,200 Israelis on Oct. 7 and
praised the architects of the attack as "martyrs," is calling on the
school to cancel an event with a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces,
arguing that his presence on campus will make students unsafe.

"We implore the administration to take seriously the implications of
this militarization of campus," Yale Law Students for Justice in
Palestine wrote in a Feb. 1 Instagram post. "The platforming of an IDF
combatant recently returned from Israel's atrocities in Gaza makes
many of us—especially Palestinian Arab, Muslim, Black, and brown
students—feel physically and psychologically unsafe and unwelcome in
our own school."

The demand to cancel the event, which is scheduled for Monday evening,
comes weeks after the same group called on Yale to "protect free
speech." It's part of a larger campaign to vilify the Jewish state and
keep IDF soldiers off the law school's campus, where some students
responded to the Oct. 7 attacks by defending Hamas and mocking Jewish
students who condemned the violence.

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