It didn't take long after Hamas attacked Israel for pro-Palestinian rallies to pop up on college campuses around the country. But these gatherings have often been anti-Israel as well, and even antisemitic. So, Glenn wanted to hear from a Jewish student about how life on campus has changed over the past few weeks. Georgetown University law student Julia Wax joins Glenn to describe the level of antisemitism she's experienced as her fellow students deny that Hamas' atrocities against Israel even happened and chant things like, "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada." But do these college students even realize the antisemitism they're spewing? Plus, The Lawfare Project's Brook Goldstein joins to discuss her efforts to provide pro bono legal support to Jewish students on campus who have been targeted for being Jewish.
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GLENN: These are the exact times I had been warning America about for almost, what 15 years. Twenty years now.
It is why I spent so much time on Israel and the Jewish state.
And Martin Luther King.
For so many years.
Because this is part of what always happens in a -- in a world that goes mad with socialism and Marxism.
It always -- always comes with massive anti-Semitism.
And we're seeing it now in our universities. We're seeing it everywhere.
And it's apparently not that disturbing for a lot of people.
I think everyone should be talking about this, at lunch and dinner. At the water cooler.
You know, wherever you're hanging out and talking about things, there is nothing, I think, more important than this.
Because once anti-Semitism, is this -- it's this gateway to hell. It's this gateway to hell.
And I just asked if you are not Jewish. I am not Jewish.
I just want you to imagine what it must feel like, having your children at a university today.
Or you at a university. Or just being Jewish.
We've seen this movie before.
It's not like, oh. Well, they don't really mean it.
Yeah, no, they do.
And when they're chanting this at the university of Pennsylvania, there's only one solution.
That's -- that's not even veiled.
They're talking about the final solution.
Which was so horrific, they never said the extermination of all the Jews.
They gave a code name.
The final solution. They didn't even want people to know about it. But apparently, everybody on the left, here in America, and around the world. Are all for just letting it rip.
That should terrify non-Jews. Let alone, anyone of Jewish dissent.
Julia Wax is a law student at Georgetown University.
God love her. She's also a Georgetown law Zionist co-president. And Brooke Goldstein joins us.
She's the Law Fair Project. Founder and executive director and author of end Jewish hatred.
Julia, Brooke, welcome to the program.
VOICE: Hi, thank you for having us.
GLENN: You bet. Julia, let me start with you. What are you experiencing, and others experiencing on campus?
JULIA: I would like to say, that this is not just happening at Georgetown. It's happening at campuses -- yeah. Across the United States.
GLENN: Everywhere. And the world.
JULIA: Yeah. And the world. And what we're experiencing is our student group, and students individually, who are posting on social media. Things that basically are anti-Semitic rhetoric. Things that deny the events that happened this past week in Israel, denies the beheading of 40 babies, saying that the Nova incident and the music festival didn't occur. Trying to say that AI is how this is all being generated.
Posting, you know, from the river to the sea, Palestine should be free. They are promoting events and rallies, one of which I went to, to try to understand. I went undercover. And they started chanting, we don't want no Jew state.
JULIA: And they started chanting, Zionism will fall. And globalize the (another language). And I don't even -- I don't even think these people understand that the language that they're shouting is anti-Semitic.
It's so deeply embedded, at this point. So it's time to take a stand. And speak out.
I -- my staff prayed for you, Julia, and people like you today, that are -- that are on campuses all over the world. That you have strength, and, oh. I don't even know what else it would take. But that the Lord would be with you.
Brooke, what is your involvement in this? I know you've written a book on ending Jew hatred. But the Law Fair Project. What is that?
BROOKE: First of all, Glenn. I want to thank you so much for your moral clarity. Because this is a time when we need leadership, and we need people like you speaking the truth. It is absolutely very scary. And what we're doing, at the Law Fair Project is we provide pro bono legal support to Jewish students on campus, who are facing a hostile environment that targets them because they are Jewish.
And I want to make absolutely clear. And you said it in your intro. This is not about a Palestinian state.
This has nothing to do with politics. This has everything to do with Islamist-Nazi-like Jew hatred.
And the people that Julia was talking about before, they are akin to Holocaust deniers.
They are the new Hamas, Holocaust deniers.
And it's always those who deny the truth. And denying the truth of this recent genocide.
Because that's what it was. A genocide. That want to commit the same acts and atrocities again.
And that's exactly what Julia is saying. They're chanting on campus.
And Jewish students around the country are feeling unfazed.
So it is incumbent on the administration. The Biden administration.
Who has been giving wonderful speeches. Standing with Israel.
To stand with the Jewish population. Within the United States.
That is absolutely paramount.
And to do everything they can, to root out these terror-supporting, terror-affiliated groups, like SJPs. Students for justice in Palestine.
And groups that support Palestine. They must get off of our campuses.
Because you said it yourself, Glenn. This is a national security threat for the United States.
GLENN: So, guys, I mean, this is so deep, and because I know. Because I've been watching it. I've been watching it. And looking for it, since 2005. 2003. And watching it grow. And it's -- it is in everything now. Black Lives Matter. When people stood up, I kept saying, you can't stand with these people. You might think that there's a problem with the police, you might think there's a problem. Well, good. Let's talk about that and solve it.
But these people are trying to destroy Israel.
They're trying to destroy the traditional family. I mean, how are you going to stop this, in our universities?
It came from the universities.
VOICE: Well, I think it's really important for your audience to understand, the influence of foreign funding.
People in the counterterrorism community have been warning about the billions and billions of dollars coming from states like Qatar. Which is the second largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
VOICE: Funding our institutions.
GLENN: Go ahead.
BROOKE: Pardon, Julia.
JULIA: I believe Georgetown has a campus in Qatar as well.
GLENN: Who does?
BROOKE: Tell us about that, Julia.
JULIA: I don't know too much but Georgetown does have a campus in Qatar.
BROOKE: How is it that our administrators are taking hundreds of millions of dollars per campus? They're not registering as foreign agents. They're not disclosing the memos of understanding. What are the terms of this agreement?
I guarantee, this money, we know, is going to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It's going to critical race theory. It's going to fund student groups.
And it's going to radicalize Americans to turn not just against Israel, but against America.
GLENN: Julia. What does it -- I don't know if you can even answer this.
What does it feel like, to be a Jew today?
JULIA: It requires a lot of perseverance.
I'm definitely one of the loudest persons on the campus, when it comes to this subject.
And I'm trying to stay strong for a group of people, because there are students who are unable to focus and are forced in a classroom with students to promote these rallies.
Students are texting me that they are scared to come to class.
Students who are removing their Star of David necklaces. Students who have removed their Israeli flags from their locker.
It's a hostile environment.
You walk down the street, and you don't know who is for you, and who is against you.
And I think it's important to note that this used to be a very fringe group of people no the university campuses. This used to be a very fringe, far left group.
And now it's the majority.
And now, quite honestly, on campuses across the United States, it feels like the majority is against us.
And yesterday, we hosted a survivor, from the nova music festival on our campus.
In 24 hours.
I was able to get her to come and speak.
And before, I think I questioned, how could the Holocaust even have occurred.
How could something even so horrific, have occurred?
And after last night, and listening to this woman speak.
This woman who is similar, who looks like me. Who has a similar background as me, and hearing her -- give her story, about running away from the terrorists. Having friends who died. Now I know. And that's -- it -- it's a staunch and haunting realization as a Jewish person, to have. To be sitting in that room, with 40 other Jewish students, listening to this woman who looks like us, who is one of us, speaks about being persecuted.
And anybody who denies that Hamas is not a terrorist organization, is part of the problem.
And is someone who is stealing anti-Semitic rhetoric and making this a much more globalized issue.
And, Julia, weren't you saying also that the survivor was then further taunting, when she was coming and telling her story?
JULIA: She -- she -- she did speak on the fact, that even in America, she does not feel safe. As a Jewish woman.
But she has friends, who -- who have to have their locks changed. That, you know, she still does not feel safe even being here in America. Due to seeing what she sees occur.
Specifically on campuses.
You know, campuses are the think tanks of America.
This is where all our legal ideas. This is where our new educational ideas stem from.
And it astounds me that we're looking at the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard, Georgetown, Columbia, Stanford. You know, all these massive organizations.
And they have people at their organizations. And it's not just one, two, or three.
It's hundreds of students that are shouting this rhetoric, and making it unsafe for us.
GLENN: Will you please keep my phone number with you?
If there is anything I can ever do, or my organizations can do for you, please reach out.
I want you to know, a long time ago, I -- before I brought my family to Israel, I brought them to Auschwitz.
And I -- I told them, that you can't understand Israel, unless you understand Auschwitz.
And I asked each of them to read a book of one of the Righteous Among the Nations.
Because I wanted my family to decide who we would be long before, any of this stuff would happen again.
I want you to know, I'm not alone. And you are not alone.
There are millions of us, that stand with you.
We know the past. We know what the future can be. If we remain silent again.
And you will always, always have a place at my table.
JULIA: Thank you. Thank you. I really appreciate it.
GLENN: Good bless you, Julia.
JULIA: Glenn, I just want to say one more thing. There's millions out there. We need you to be vocal now. What can you do to help the Jewish community?
You can call up the administration at Georgetown, right now, today.
Flood them. Flood their email inbox. Make sure you're calling them, every single minute, demanding they create a campus that is safe for the Jewish students.
Demanding they kick off student groups off campus, that are taunting Jewish students, and making it unsafe to exist there. That's how we could use your help.
GLENN: We will do it. Thank you so much.