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Report accuses Students for Justice in Palestine of collecting lists of Jewish college students

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The pro-Palestinian college campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has allegedly been collecting lists of Jewish students and their dorm addresses on North American campuses, an Israeli news outlet reported.

The SJP activity was revealed Tuesday in the Knesset in a report to the Israeli Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, raising fears that Jewish students in North America might be targeted for their religion or pro-Israel views, according to Army Radio.

The committee head, Likud MK Avi Dichter, said that Israel “has a commitment [to protect] every Jew when they are attacked for being a Jew.”

SJP denied the allegation, telling the Forward it has “never heard of such cases.” And while each chapter runs independently, as a national organization, the group is “firmly against all forms of bigotry, including anti-Semitism.”