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Representatives Nadler, Espaillat and Goldman Condemn Antisemitism and Targeting of Jewish Students at Columbia University

Today, Representatives Jerry Nadler, Adriano Espaillat, and Daniel Goldman issued the following joint statement condemning antisemitism on the campus of Columbia University:

“Over the past week, we’ve witnessed what could be legitimate debate venture into dangerous antisemitic rhetoric, attacks and intimidation on Columbia University’s campus. We are united in our strong condemnation of the antisemitism and bigotry facing the Jewish community. No Jewish person in our great city should fear for their safety. 

As Passover begins and Jewish people across the world gather with family and in community to retell the ancient story of the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, we are reminded of the strength and resilience of the Jewish people throughout history. 

Scoring political points with an issue as grave as this will not keep students safe. We must find real and enduring solutions. Prioritizing the safety and security of every student, faculty member and Jewish person that we represent at Columbia and across New York City is our highest priority. We will continue to reject antisemitism in all its forms on campus, in our districts, or wherever else it is manifested in a city as richly diverse as ours.”
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