Anti-Semitic Rhetoric Sparks Controversy, Prompts Resignation of University of Pennsylvania President



The Israeli-Palestinian war has led to a surge in anti-Semitism on the campuses of three U.S. universities, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After the three presidents attended a congressional hearing on campus anti-Semitism on the 5th of this month, Ivy League University of Pennsylvania President McGill resigned on the 9th.

According to reports, students at three of the top universities in the United States have been vocal in their anti-Semitism, calling for the genocide of Jews. Congress convened a meeting on May 5, attended by the presidents of the three universities, to investigate anti-Semitism on campus. All three presidents refused to give a positive or negative answer to the question "Does anti-Semitic bullying and harassment violate the campus code of conduct" posed by the Republican House of Representatives, and used the protection of freedom of speech as their argument.

After the hearing, the three were under heavy criticism, triggering 74 Members dissatisfaction, wrote a letter requesting the immediate dismissal of the three presidents of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the Ivy League schools, the president of the University of Pennsylvania, McGill 9, has resigned on its own. Harvard University President Gay has apologized publicly for not being able to strongly condemn the threat of anti-Semitic violence on campus. The Jewish community, however, believes that the presidents of Harvard and MIT should step down.