Jewish Woman Sues UC Berkeley Over Campus Assault by Member of Palestinian Student Group

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Even on a culturally diverse campus like UC Berkeley, tensions between Israel and Palestinians run deep.

A 20-year-old Jewish student has hired San Francisco attorneys to defend her claim that another student belonging to the Students For Justice in Palestine assaulted her as she held a sign reading "Israel wants Peace" on campus last March.

According to the suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court, Jessica Felber was participating in a campus event dubbed "Israel Peace and Diversity Week," which is a series of sponsored by Tikvah, a sanctioned campus group. As part of the event, Felber was holding a card that read "Israel wants Peace."

Another UC Berkeley student, Husam Zakharia, who is the leader of the Students for Justice in Palestine "intentionally rammed a shopping cart into Jessica,"physically harming her.

Felber claims she was assaulted that day because she is Jewish and because she was holding the "Israel wants Peace" sign.

The group Students for Justice in Palestine, which is a registered student organization, and its leader Zakharia have been involved in other violent incidents on campus and have intimidated Jewish students. University officials knew about this history of intimidation and incitement, yet took no steps to control the members of the Palestinian student group, according to the lawsuit.

Lawyers further argue that the SJP "conspires and coordinates" with the Muslim Student Organization, which has a "publicly documented history of affiliation with and support of organizations deemed "terror organizations" by the U.S State Department, the claim says.

"This case is about much more than the assault," the lawsuit reads. "The case arises from defendants' tolerance of the development of a dangerous anti-Semitic climate on its campuses, and the failure to adopt and implement policies, regulations, and student organizations procedures to prevent threats, intimidation, and harassment," according to the claim.

What we want to know is what was he doing on campus with a shopping cart?

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Mig635
Mig635

It's good to see this in the pathetic pro-palestinian site. isn't it."Even on a culturally diverse campus like UC Berkeley, tensions between Israel and Palestinians run deep." UC Berkeley is not culturally diverse campus. It's pro-muslim, pro-arab,pro-iranian bunch of idiots.It's not tention between Israel and palestinians. First there is not a nation or etnisity as palestinians. There are some arabs who live in Palestine. Second there is not "tentions".It was a situation when civilized human being was atacked by some barbarian,with a stown age mentality.Don't you understand the danger of this. Those troglodites want as to live by the early midages laws.

h. brown
h. brown

So,

You're going to allow that insane rant to stay on your site? It's been there for 5 hours.

h.

Mig635
Mig635

Those muslim pigs use our politicaly correctnes. They should know their place. Even they live american style, or they will be send back to their f... middle eats,even if those who were born in USA. We shouldn't follow Europe mistakes for getting human garbidge from every corner of the world. Look how many of this sh... UK ,Franse. Italy ,Spane,Germany, Scandinavian Countries and others have. More than quoter of Europians are muslims. We can see how many troubles the Europe has from them. Since seven century wherever muslims come they bring wars and destraction. This is not religion of pease life and creation, but indeed political movement for destraction and death.No one of World Feligion glorify death,but islam.

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