- The Washington Times - Monday, April 22, 2024

Fully one-third of Generation Z voters — those between the ages of 18 and 24 years old — say Israel doesn’t have a right to exist as a nation. That’s according to a new survey from RMG Research for Summit.org. And that explains all the antisemitic ignorance dotting America’s higher places of learning in recent months.

These youth are being exploited by the terrorists to run their anti-Israel campaigns.

“We are now seeing the logical outcome of an education system that teaches students to see the world through a lens of racialist resentment,” said Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, in a written statement. “Gen Z is so embarrassed about being American that a large swath of them have become terrorist sympathizers.”

No joke.

The ugly displays of “river to the sea” catcalls that have sparked even uglier anti-Jew, anti-Jewish nation outbursts on college campuses, under the watchful and tolerant eyes of similarly antisemitic university administrators, have left Jews afraid to go to school.

“It’s Not Easy to Be Jewish on American Campuses Today,” Time Magazine wrote in November, a month after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, murdering and raping and torturing and injuring and abducting hundreds. 

“Antisemitism on Campus: Should Jewish Students Be Afraid of College?” The Southerner asked in a headline in January, after college campuses became hotbeds of so-called pro-Palestinian — but more truthfully, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish nation — protests. And the answer?

From The Southerner’s Jewish writer: “Next year I will be a freshman at an American university. Every school I applied to has encountered antisemitic threats since October 7th. I am terrified, but I am not alone.”

In other words: Yes. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

The survey, conducted March 20 to March 21, included 1,497 registered voters nationwide, 495 of whom were Gen Z-ers. And the findings of America’s up-and-comers were tragic.

Eighty-one percent of American voters may agree that Hamas is a terrorist group, including 61 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 24. But 47 percent of Gen Z-ers “believe that Israel having greater wealth and military power makes its military campaign against Hamas unjust,” the survey found.

There’s more.

Thirty-three percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 24 years old “believe that Israel does not have a right to exist as a nation in the Middle East,” said the survey.

That’s a third.

That’s a travesty.

That’s a peril for the future of Israel — and of America.

Israel’s war against terrorists and fight for the right to exist is America’s war, is the West’s war, is the entire civilized society’s war. If these terrorists were to win against Israel, their next step is to similarly destroy America.

The fact that America’s emerging leaders see Hamas in more sympathetic light than the Jewish people shows another Holocaust is an actual threat. If ignorance is a tool of oppression, then Gen Z-ers better wake up and learn their Middle East and Bible histories before the terrorists have a lock on the next generation of government, politics and policy in America. As it is, they’re courting terror, and that won’t end well for Israel, for America or for the entirety of Western civilization.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter and podcast by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan To Take Away Your Freedom,” is available by clicking HERE  or clicking HERE or CLICKING HERE.

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