FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Global Anti-BDS Leader Condemns Recent Anti-Semitic Events At The University Of Michigan


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GLOBAL ANTI-BDS LEADER CONDEMNS RECENT ANTI-SEMITIC EVENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

 

“Anti-Semitism has been for too long allowed to breed at UofM under the guise of Diversity.”

 Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Founder & President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations.

 

(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) –October 9, 2018--Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN), came out strongly today in support of Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister, Naftali Bennett, expressing outrage against the University of Michigan’s most recent anti-Semitic actions to provide cover for anti-Semitic professors on their campus.

Noted Cardoza-Moore in a statement released today: “PJTN is on the frontlines here in America and at the United Nations in a call to pose the question: ‘How did one of America’s most elite universities become a consistent national leader and emboldened promoter of anti-Semitic intimidation and anti-Israel activism?’”

PJTN is currently calling on all concerned parents, citizens, students and those of good conscience, to contact the administrative office of University President Dr. Mark Schlissel to condemn recent events reported from the Ann Arbor campus.  

National attention was brought last week through a message posted by a Jewish UofM undergraduate forced to attend a mandatory lecture conducted on campus by a former ‘minister of culture' for the racist and anti-Semitic Black Panthers.  Noted the student: “As a Jew who is proud of my people and my homeland, I was this week forced to sit through an anti-Semitic lecture that targeted Israel and smeared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be as evil as Adolph Hitler -- the man who perpetrated the Holocaust and systemically murdered six million Jews and another five and a-half million others.  The literature was branded with the message ‘Guilty of Genocide.’”

Diaspora Affairs Minister, Naftali Bennett, weighed in on the issue in addressing university leadership from Jerusalem: “Aside from the offense caused to the people of Israel and the Jews around the world, I would sincerely hope that as the head of this important academic institution, you would appreciate the severe detriment to the well being of the students in your care, in allowing such hatred and racism onto your campus—even sanctioned in a mandatory lecture.”

Added Cardoza-Moore on the involvement of her organization, which has a consistent record of being on the frontlines in the war against anti-Semitism and the alarming rise of the BDS Movement on America’s campuses: “The University of Michigan continues its long recorded history of breeding ‘anti-Semitism’ in the guise of ‘diversity.'”   

“They are promoting anti-Semitism and bias against Israel in allowing an anti-Semitic group of professors who have no evidence to substantiate their call for a cultural and academic boycott of the State of Israel.  This follows course with their recent refusal to allow Jewish/Zionist students who wish to study abroad in Israel the privilege of doing so.  An estimated 2,000 faculty members in higher education across the country have endorsed the BDS Movement, including at least two dozen at UofM—a number of whom serve in top leadership roles in their departments.  Is it any wonder that anti-Semitism is once again on an alarming rise across America’s college campuses? The University of Michigan is infecting hatred for Israel into a new generation on this campus setting being supported by taxpayer and alumni dollars.”

PJTN has set-up an online petition on their website where those concerned with the issues at the University of Michigan can express their opposition.

Cardoza-Moore added in closing: “We need more concerned efforts to bridge the gap of ignorance and persecution that allow an American university to foster anti-Semitism so openly with no evidence to substantiate their argument.  ‘Yes’ to freedom of speech, but  ‘No’ to blatant anti-Semitism and the persecution of Jews on college campuses in all its virulent forms—including  those concealed as ‘diversity.’  Alan Dershowitz put it into perspective for us as Americans facing a new generation of challenges on our campuses when he said:  “The Constitution does not protect incitement to violence.”

 

ABOUT LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE: PJTN Founder Laurie Cardoza-Moore is a respected “go to” voice on the frontlines of battle for the ideological, social, moral and religious mind of this generation.  From her role as Special Envoy to the United Nations for human rights and anti-Semitism to her leadership in statehouses through PJTN’s anti-Semitism Awareness Resolution, Laurie is a tireless advocate on behalf of 44 million Christians.

As television host of the weekly TV series Focus On Israel, her global broadcasting reach covers a potential 2.6 billion viewers worldwide. The program’s message is faithful to PJTN’s core mandate of educating Christians on their biblical responsibility to support Israel and the Jews. She is seeing ignorance give way to a positive change of hearts and minds.

Her quest to bring awareness and change in favor of Judeo-Christian values includes legislative, media, advocacy and ultimately the development of PJTN programs and documentaries that are shared and educate on a mass level.  PJTN programming in support of Israel today reaches over 2.6 billion potential viewers on a regular basis through a network of close to two dozen TV affiliates and satellite broadcasters.

Her web resource address is:  www.pjtn.org

 

Jackie Monaghan

Sr. Media Advisor

(615) 646-5990—Direct

PJTN