Jewish War Veterans of the USA’s Statement On University Protests & Safety of Jewish Students Across the Nation

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2024 / — The Jewish War Veterans of the USA denounces the antisemitic protests on the campuses of universities across the United States in the strongest way. “Protests are unlawful when they threaten and target the lives of others. We demand the respective University leadership prevent or shut down the encampments, discipline harassers, protect the safety of not only Jewish students but all students. All universities are obligated to restore the campus to a safe environment for all students and faculty,” said JWV National Commander Colonel Barry Lischinsky (Retired).

“JWV has always stood up to hatred, bigotry, and antisemitism wherever and whenever it occurs as in the past, we will not remain silent now or in the future. University leadership must be accountable to provide a safe and secure environment for their Jewish students, faculty, and staff. We call on leadership to put an end to the rising tensions on campus and restore civility.”

JWV remains gravely concerned that similar protests have begun at multiple universities across the country. Commander Lischinsky continued, “While JWV recognizes the First Amendment provides for freedom of speech, hatred and violence are never justified. Once the speech targets those of a specific ancestry and incites violence, the University has a responsibility to prevent and eliminate that behavior from the campus community.”


About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) is the premier voice for Jewish uniformed service members and veterans in the United States. The JWV affirms that Jewish men and women serve honorably and heroically in the military forces of the United States of America during peacetime and war. The JWV defends the rights and benefits of all service members and veterans, combats antisemitism, and supports the State of Israel.

Bryn Garick
Jewish War Veterans of the USA
+1 202-448-5403
[email protected]

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