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Berkeley Grad Suing School, System Over a Shopping Cart (Sort of)

Posted By Diana Newby On Mar 8, 2011 @ 1:06 pm In News | Comments Disabled

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Bad news bears for the University of California. One of its graduates, Jessica Felber, filed suit [1] on March 4 against Berkeley, certain affiliates and the UC system in its entirety for allegedly allowing “the development of a dangerous anti-Semitic climate on its campuses.”

On March 5, 2010 (you read right: over a year ago), Felber — former co-president Tikvah, a Zionist group on campus — was involved in an incident wherein she was allegedly assaulted [2] by Husam Zakharia, a Berkeley grad who used to be involved with Students for Justice in Palestine.

Zakharia was arrested but never actually charged in the alleged attack (which purportedly [3] involved him “ramm[ing] her with a shopping cart filled with toys” … fair enough). In her suit, Felber claims that this and other past incidents throughout the university system, and what she cites as the UC’s tolerance thereof, have enabled a “growing cancer” of anti-Semitism across the board — and, as a result, have caused her great personal distress.

The University of California has insisted that Felber’s allegations are totally unfounded. Tell us, dear readers: do you agree?

Image Source: timbrauhn [4] under Creative Commons
Berkeley Graduate Files Suit Against UC [Daily Cal [1]]
Jewish student sues UC Berkeley over assault by Palestine supporter [Berkeleyside [3]]


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[1] filed suit: http://www.dailycal.org/article/112270/berkeley_graduate_files_suit_against_uc

[2] assaulted: http://www.dailycal.org/article/108601/tensions_highlighted_by_student_s_arrest

[3] purportedly: http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/03/07/jewish-student-sues-uc-berkeley-over-assault-by-palestine-supporter/

[4] timbrauhn: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inthehandofdante/2252227546/

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