A series of fliers, comparing Zionism to Nazism, blaming Jews for oppression in America, and attacking American Jews for exercising their rights as citizens, were found on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago this week. The source of the messages, which included the phrase "Ending white privilege starts with ending Jewish privilege," remains unknown.
The new messaging merges traditional, right-wing anti-Semitic tropes -- that Jews control the world -- with the progressive concern about oppression.
"These materials are sophisticated and show a dramatic increase in hate. They are meant to incite, create fear, and could encourage violence," said John Lowenstein, JUF's VP, Campus Affairs, and Executive Director, The Hillels of Illinois.