“A student strangled me”, “don’t say you’re Jewish, X will murder you”, the UEJF publishes several testimonies of anti-Semitic attacks at Sciences Po

“A student strangled me”, “don’t say you’re Jewish, X will murder you”, the UEJF publishes several testimonies of anti-Semitic attacks at Sciences Po
“A student strangled me”, “don’t say you’re Jewish, X will murder you”, the UEJF publishes several testimonies of anti-Semitic attacks at Sciences Po

The Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) association published this Monday testimonies of verbal or physical anti-Semitic attacks which allegedly took place at the Sciences Po school. Several of them concern the Menton campus, in the Alps -Maritimes.

Their first names were changed in publications made by the Jewish student association on social networks.

Jewish students at Sciences Po claim to have suffered physical or verbal attacks of an anti-Semitic nature.

Among these testimonies, one of the most serious concerns acts allegedly committed on the Menton campus. Esther, a modified first name, says:

As soon as I arrived on campus, a student who called me “ colonizing Zionist » strangled me from behind while telling me “here we are going to do to you as we do to them in Gaza”. According to him and the people around, it was just for fun.“.

Another student from the Menton school says: “A girl saw my Star of David necklace and said “Don’t say you’re Jewish, X will murder you.”

The Sciences Po school has seven campuses in France: Poitiers, Dijon, Nancy, Paris, Reims, Le Havre and Menton.

This school paid tribute to one of its former students murdered during the Hamas attack on October 7 at the Nova festival. At the time of this tribute, a student from Menton reportedly said: “They didn’t do it for Morocco, why are they doing it for a Jew?“, according to the testimony of Ilan, a Jewish student on the Menton campus.

Other anti-Semitic sentences were said according to these anonymous testimonies:

You are the one who manipulates and controls the media“, “Ah, but aren’t you all rich?” or “Can we talk about celestial dragons?“Remarks that Jewish students claim to have heard on the Paris and Menton campuses, according to the UEJF.

The complete report from France 3 Côte d’Azur on the accusations of anti-Semitism which have shaken the Sciences-Po Menton campus since October 2023:

According to the UEJF press relations manager, the Menton campus is the one “where there are the most problems” regarding the various Sciences Po sites. The head of the UEJF section of Sciences Po Menton has not yet responded to our requests.

These assertions were partly confirmed by the communications department of the Sciences Po school, which condemns any anti-Semitic act: “What is certain is that the situation is very complicated on the Menton campus for many Jewish students who report this to us.“.

To combat this phenomenon, a representative is responsible for collecting reports concerning possible anti-Semitic acts on the Menton campus and reporting them to management. None of the facts mentioned by the UEJF this Monday were reported to management, indicates the Sciences Po school.

Another phenomenon, many Jewish students say they are ostracized because they are no longer invited to student evenings or students refuse to do group work with them. “We are aware of all this” says Sciences Po.

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The facade of the Science Po Menton campus.

© DYLAN MEIFFRET / MAXPPP

The school regrets:This campus was created to bring together the youth of the Mediterranean in this campus that we wanted to be a campus of peace, even if it is much more difficult since the attack of October 7“.

Several internal administrative investigations are underway regarding the Menton campus. For the moment, no sanctions have been taken in the context of these investigations and possible anti-Semitic acts noted on the Riviera campus.

Sciences Po Menton remained closed for three days after a demonstration by pro-Palestinian students on Monday April 29. The campus finally reopened on Friday, before the start of exams on Monday, May 6.

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