UC Berkley Students Compare Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims to Deaths of Hamas-Led Rioters


The Algemeiner reports: Anti-Zionist groups at the University of California, Berkeley, equated victims of the recent antisemitic massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue with Palestinians who were killed during Hamas-led riots on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

In a statement this week, the university’s Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) announced an upcoming joint vigil “to commemorate, honor, and remember the lives of those lost to violence and hate at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and the Palestinians killed in Gaza by settlers and Israeli state violence in the month of October,” according to a screenshot shared by the UC Berkeley group Tikvah: Students for Israel.

Lamenting “violence in the name of white supremacy” from Pittsburgh to Gaza, JVP and SJP condemned the killing of 11 Jewish worshipers on October 27 by suspected gunman Robert Bowers, who reportedly shouted, “All Jews must die,” during his attack.

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