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Homenew york cityColumbia University president praises 'persistence' of students accused of antisemitism

Columbia University president praises ‘persistence’ of students accused of antisemitism

Columbia University’s president has praised the “persistence” of students accused of antisemitism amid the Israel-Hamas war.

In an email to the community Wednesday, Columbia University President Minouche Shafik and Barnard College President Laura Rosenbury announced they are establishing a “Doxing Resource Group” composed of key offices across both campuses to “serve as a centralized point of contact for issues related to doxing, harassment, and online security.”

“The deliberate harassment and targeting of members of our community by doxing, a dangerous form of intimidation, is unacceptable,” they wrote. “Many individuals, including students across several schools, have been subject to these attacks by third parties. This includes disturbing incidents in which trucks have circled the Columbia campus displaying and publicizing the names and photos of Arab, Muslim and Palestinian students.”

“We are grateful for the persistence and perseverance of the students, and their families, in the face of this harassment,” Shafik and Rosenbury continued. “We are assembling available resources to support them and the staff and faculty who are by their side.”

“This comes after they formed an “antisemitism taskforce”. Their goal is to take both sides and hope to ride through,” he wrote. “In reality, they would have never done this had any nation been attacked like Israel was. Only Israel (because it’s a Jewish state) is subject to another standard.”

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace@fox.com and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 

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