StopAntisemitism (SA), an organization dedicated to eradicating antisemitism on college campuses, filed a complaint after a protest took place at Brandeis University (BU) where participants called for an “Intifada Revolution.”
BU is a private liberal arts college in Massachusetts that was founded by the “American Jewish community” in 1948 during a “time when Jews … faced discrimination in higher education,” according to the university website. On Wednesday, a group of protesters stood outside the university holding the Palestinian flag and shouting “Intifada Revolution,” prompting SA to file a complaint with the university Thursday.
“We have submitted a formal letter of complaint to Brandeis University Pres. Liebowitz due to yesterday’s calls for violence against Jews on his campus,” SA said in a Twitter post. “Brandeis was founded as a safe haven for the Jewish people. We must never allow anyone to alter that!”
On Wednesday, SA posted footage of the protesters shouting for an intifada on campus, calling it “horrifying.”
An intifada is a rebellion or uprising and a common phrase by the Islamic Jihad and Palestinian terrorists in reference to claims that Israel is an apartheid state and occupying Palestinian territory, according to the American Jewish Council (AJC). The phrase is also commonly used to refer to the Second Intifada where Palestinian terrorists launched a series of “suicide attacks” and bombings against Israeli citizens.