Well, this surprised me — not at all:
Ninety-seven percent of US and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study.
The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the findings of its new study, “Israel and the Campus: The Real Story,” on Tuesday. Mitchell Bard, the AICE’s executive director, and Jeff Dawson, the private organization’s campus liaison, authored the report.
Author Mitchell Bard is no bleeding heart, having written a series of hawkish books on Israel and Judaism over the years.
I wrote about the tendency of Jewish groups to exaggerate this issue over a year ago. A number of fine institutions have been tarred as a result of this hysteria, and the Jewish community has come off as fearful of criticism, overprotective of its young, and too willing to suppress free speech rather than engage in real debate.