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Letter to the Editor: Richard Sherman

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Emory University and Atlanta, the home of Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor Antisemitism and Dorot Professor of Jewish Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies, is embroiled in accusations of virulent antisemitism.

As detailed in Algemeiner, Samantha Strelzer, the President of the Student Government Association of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, is facing a vitriolic antisemitic campaign of Jew hating harassment because she traveled to Israel and supports the only Jewish country on earth, Israel.

As a Jewish student who supports Israel, Strelzer is being subjected by an unnamed but obviously infamously well-known antisemite on campus to endless faux Goebbels accusations of supporting genocide, killing, murder, apartheid.

Obviously Special Envoy and Professor Lipstadt did not have to leave Emory to be awash in virulent antisemitism. It is both sad and ironic that in Atlanta, which views Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as its favorite son, his wisdom and prescience is apparently not inculcated at Emory.

Clearly Ms. Strelzer is a victim of precisely the antisemitism Dr. King warned the world about at Cambridge shortly before his death: “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews; you’re talking antisemitism.”

Richard Sherman, Margate, Fla.

Note: You can read more about Strelzer story on page 25.

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