Columbia University Rabbi: Jewish Students Should Leave

A prominent rabbi at Columbia University has issued a stark warning to Jewish students, advising them to depart campus due to what he describes as “extreme antisemitism,” the New York Post reported.

Rabbi Elie Buechler’s directive follows a recent surge in anti-Israel protests, including incidents of hate speech and threats of violence against Jewish students, prompting concerns over safety within the Ivy League institution.

In the aftermath of yet another night marked by anti-Israel demonstrations on campus, Buechler conveyed his personal distressing message to students via WhatsApp on Sunday morning. He expressed a loss of confidence in the university’s ability, alongside the NYPD, to ensure the safety of Jewish students amidst what he termed as “extreme antisemitism and anarchy.”

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