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75% of Jewish North American College Students Exposed to Antisemitism in 2014

Nearly three quarters of Jewish U.S. and Canadian college students and young adults reported having been exposed to antisemitic vitriol last year, according to a study by Brandeis University released on Tuesday.

In the study - conducted by Brandeis University's Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and titled "Antisemitism and the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities" - nearly 75 percent of respondents reported being exposed to "at least one of six anti-Semitic statements," including claims that Jews had too much power and that Israelis behaved like Nazis in their treatment of Palestinians.

The study, which was based on the responses of 3,199 students to an online questionnaire of those eligible for the free Taglit-Birthright Israel trips to the Jewish state, also found that more than 25 percent of students find a "fairly" or "very big" problem of hostility towards Israel on campus, while another 25 percent reported being blamed for the actions of Israel because they are Jewish.

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