Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (ICUCME) presents
Crossing the Line 2: the New Face of Antisemitism on Campus
Tuesday, November 27 at 7 pm
The horrific attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh was not an isolated event. Antisemitic incidents in the U.S. rose nearly 60 percent in 2017, the largest single-year increase on record, and Jews were the targets of more than 60% of the religious hate crimes in the US, , despite Jews being only 2% of the population. Campus anti-Semitic incidents have nearly doubled, two years in a row. Why the rise, and what does it mean for society at large? The Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (ICUCME) will explore these questions in its new film series, “Antisemitism around the World.”
The series opens Nov. 27 with “Crossing the Line 2: the New Face of Antisemitism on Campus,” followed by a panel of Cornell University and Ithaca College students talking about their experiences. The event takes place at Cinemapolis, 120 E Green St, Ithaca, at 7:00 PM and is free to the public.
ICUCME’s “Antisemitism around the World” series will also address the debate about where the boundary lies between criticism of Israel and antisemitism. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking antisemitism.” Does Dr. King’s statement still hold true today?
Admission to all events in the series is free. For more information about ICUCME, see https://icu-cme.org.