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Students detail ‘horrible’ reality at top US colleges with surge in antisemitism, say they don’t feel safe

At campuses across the U.S., anti-Israel protesters have organized massive demonstrations since the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7. The surge in incidents has been paired with antisemitic rhetoric and violence against Jews, leaving many students feeling unsafe and fearful of attending class.

“So we’ve had a plethora of incidents happen at UC Berkeley, everything from two physical assaults of students getting physically hurt on campus. We’ve had professors offering bonus and extra credit to students for attending pro-Hamas rallies. But the most concerning is Jewish student leaders getting an email from administration telling us to avoid certain parts of campus, to avoid showing our faces, to avoid filming these incidents and at these events, due to a fear of our safety,” UC Berkeley student Danielle Sobkin said on “FOX & Friends First” Tuesday.

“So what does it mean when administrators are telling me to not be a target, which is leading me to believe that in order to be safe on campus at UC Berkeley, I need to hide my Jewish identity.”

Sobkin added she feels “unsafe every single day going on campus” at UC Berkeley.

“I feel unsafe sitting in classes next to peers that are supporting these terrible acts and listening to professors that are also supporting this. So unless this institutional damage is adjusted and changed, no, I will not feel safe at UC Berkeley,” she said.

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FOX News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Hanna Panreck contributed to this report.

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