August 15, 2017 | Quoted by Rachel Frommer - The Washington Free Beacon

University of Chicago Considered Aggressive Response to ‘Watch Lists’ of Anti-Israel Students

University of Chicago administrators considered an aggressive response to “watch lists” of anti-Israel students posted online and in flyers distributed on campus by pro-Israel groups, according to a recently released memo.

After students demanded the university take action on their behalf against the David Horowitz Freedom Center and anonymous website Canary Mission—both of which aim to document anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity by U.S. students, and publicly name individuals who engage in such activities—administrators weighed the “pros and cons” of engaging directly with the organizations, according to student paper the Chicago Maroon.

Last year, Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, testified before two subcommittees of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs about ties between the BDS movement and Hamas. Schanzer, a terror finance expert, noted that key figures in the 2008 Holy Land trial—which found those in charge of what was then the United States' largest Islamic charity guilty of funneling $12 million to Hamas—have since become associated with American Muslims for Palestine, an Illinois-based group that funds SJP.

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