The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into possible anti-Semitism at the University of Illinois.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The Department of Education launched an investigation into a series of anti-Semitic incidents at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, school officials said on Monday.
Three prominent Jewish groups filed a complaint against the school with the department’s Office for Civil Rights this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. The complaint lists more than 30 allegations of anti-Semitism at the university over the past five years, including the vandalism of Jewish religious ornaments, swastikas spray-painted on campus buildings, and heated attacks from anti-Israel student groups.
The Department of Education informed the school of the investigation on Friday.
The complaint notes members of the university’s Students for Justice in Palestine have harassed pro-Israel students by calling them “colonizers,” “Nazis,” and “white supremacists.” Last year, the group also gave resident advisers a presentation called “Palestine & Great Return March: Palestinian Resistance to 70 Years of Israeli Terror.”
Students at the university also snuck anti-Israel language into a student government resolution against racism, The Beacon reported.