TORONTO - Shelley Yachaev has watched the anti-Israel propaganda at York University evolve over the four years she’s been there from being very much in one’s face to a well-crafted “strategic” effort that has infiltrated the entire system.
Yachaev, who moved to Canada from Israel at age 12 and is president of the Israeli Students Union at York, says “every little part” of the university has been infiltrated with anti-Semitism.
In fact, she says, some of her own professors have endorsed the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement — an international Palestinian-led movement that seeks to demonize the Jewish state.
This past October, the York Federation of Students (YFS) formed an official alliance with the Students against Israeli Apartheid group, she adds.
Complaints about the protests and the intimidation are mostly ignored, says Yachaev, who is pursuing a degree in human resources management.