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Jewish Student Sues Columbia Over ‘Virulently Hostile’ Environment

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A Jewish student at Columbia University is suing the school for alleged antisemitism following the October terrorist attack on Israel.

Mackenzie Forrest claims discrimination as an Orthodox Jew and Sabbath observer, citing protests and antisemitic incidents on campus.

“Columbia University failed Mackenzie and decided to launch a retaliatory campaign instead of protecting her from Jew-hatred,” Lawfare Project founder Brooke Goldstein said.

“If the university had provided her with the appropriate accommodations that she is legally entitled to, we would not be in this situation. Columbia, like any other college and university, must protect the civil rights of their students and provide them with safe learning environments free of discrimination.”

She alleges violations of anti-discrimination laws and failure to protect her rights.

The lawsuit criticizes Columbia for not providing necessary accommodations.

The complaint links the rise in antisemitism to events in Israel and Gaza.

Forrest requested to continue her program remotely due to safety concerns but faced resistance from the school.

Ultimately, she withdrew from the program.

Similar lawsuits have been filed by students at other universities.

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