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Fighting BDS on Campus: The Power of One


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Phyllis Chesler
Arutz Sheva
February 26, 2020

Excerpt of article originally published under the title "God Bless Professor Channa Newman!"

The one-sided pro-"Palestine" madness on American campuses is a virus which shows no sign of quitting anytime soon. But now we have some professors who are fighting back publicly.

Channa Newman is a long-time professor of French and Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, who has just sued Point Park University claiming "employment discrimination based on her Jewish and Israeli ancestry and alleging that there has been a concerted effort led by anti-Zionist faculty and students to create a hostile work environment."

She is also a savvy Holocaust survivor who has certainly learned her lessons. What's more, she lives and works in Pittsburgh, where white nationalist, Robert Gregory Bowers, unleashed a Jew-hating massacre at the "Tree of Life" synagogue on a Sabbath in October of 2018.

Newman has filed an 18-count complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County and the counts include: "Discrimination of race/national origin, religion, age, and sex; Retaliation by stripping of duties, removing as Chair; Hostile work environment causing Newman to feel unsafe; Breach of contract and negligent supervision by administration who Newman claims ignored her; Intention inflictional of emotional distress resulting from university's action."

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