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US campus newspapers ‘obsessed with Israel’ and ‘extremely biased’ against the Jewish state



US campuses are dominated by the Left. The Left’s hatred for Israel and increasingly open antisemitism comes out in this campus newspaper coverage.

“College Newspapers Are ‘Obsessed With Israel’ and Produce ‘Extremely Biased’ Coverage, Watchdog Says,” by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, September 20, 2022:

U.S. campus newspapers are “obsessed with Israel,” publishing nearly 1,500 articles about the country since 2017—and much of the coverage is “extremely biased” against the Jewish state, according to a study by a college watchdog group.

Over the past five years, campus newspapers across the United States published at least 1,450 articles about Israel, and a plurality of the stories were slanted against Israel, according to the Alums for Campus Fairness study, which was shared with the Washington Free Beacon.

Over one-third of the articles “present[ed] the Jewish state in a negative way,” while 17 percent “provided a positive view of the country.”

The findings come as universities are experiencing a spike in anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism and reflect a growing climate of hostility against Jewish students and campus groups….

The study looked at 75 college newspapers. It found that small liberal arts colleges “exhibited the most anti-Israel bias” while larger public universities produced the most Israel-related content. The schools with the highest percentage of anti-Israel stories were Haverford, Wesleyan, Swarthmore, Bowdoin, and Oberlin—although these colleges published fewer articles on the topic than the larger universities….