Discrimination Against Jews Should Matter to Us all

How can college students be expected to grow if they are worried about being attacked either verbally or physically? There are too many instances of anti-Semitism on campus where not enough is being done to protect Jewish students.

Jewish StudentsThere are many incidents of note recently – including one on the University of California, Davis campus in 2012 when a number of Jewish students had a program which saw coordinated actions to interrupt and heckle the event’s speakers by the Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Davis. Another incident was part of a massive campaign during “Apartheid Week” at University of California Berkeley, which continues to take place yearly despite a federal lawsuit brought against the school. That lawsuit was settled in court-ordered mediation; the result of that mediation, which the plaintiffs were forced to accept, was that Apartheid Week demonstrators were no longer allowed to use “realistic” assault rifles and now use pieces of paper or other such items as “assault rifles” instead.

It is simply astonishing that this behavior takes place on college campuses. We need to take a stand and voice our concerns to school administrators and state legislators. We cannot sit by and watch as our kids are knocked down and attacked for being who they are.

Organizations like AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the awareness of anti-Semitism occurring throughout U.S. college campuses, are out there bringing awareness to these growing acts of discrimination and anti-Semitism and we need to get behind groups like this to help make sure that our kids are protected.

It’s time to stand up and protect the rights of Jews and Zionists on college campuses.

About the Author
Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: rtorossian@5wpr.com Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page