Columbia University suspends two pro-Palestine students groups for semester

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Columbia University has suspended two student groups for the rest of the fall semester.

The institution has said that the decision follows Student for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace has repeatedly violated school policies.

Officials cited an event Thursday afternoon involving “threatening rhetoric and intimidation.”

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In the statement issued by the Chair of the Special Committee on Campus Safety, it mentioned, “Suspension means the two groups will not be eligible to hold events on campus or receive University funding. Lifting the suspension will be contingent on the two groups demonstrating a commitment to compliance with University policies and engaging in consultations at a group leadership level with University officials.”