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Antisemitic Messaging Surfaces at the University of Florida

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs is responding to antisemitic chalk messages left on campus the day after a Jewish student organization hosted a Holocaust survivor.

The Chabad UF Jewish Student & Community Center sent a notice about antisemitic graffiti on and off campus. New messages were found on campus on Wednesday morning. Community center officials say a “propaganda group” is traveling all over Florida to spread their messages.

Some of the antisemitic graffiti includes chalk messages stating, “Christ is King #Ye24″ and “Ye is Right 2/2/23″ The messages reference the artist formerly known as Kanye West who has experienced backlash for a series of antisemitic remarks.

NGO StopAntisemitism identified and has been following the group, led by neo-nazi, Dalton Clodfelter, as they plan to visit Universities and Colleges around the nation to spread Kanye’s antisemitic ideology. StopAntisemitism recently named Clodfelter their ‘Antisemite of the Week.’

Fuchs responded to the messages left on campus by releasing a statemen

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Our statement regarding antisemitic chalk messages. pic.twitter.com/xyBve20Ll4— W. Kent Fuchs (@PresidentFuchs) February 1, 2023

The messages were found the morning after Holocaust survivor Saul Dreier, 97, and his band was hosted by UF Chabad leaders. Dreier was born in Poland in 1925. When World War II started in 1939, Dreier’s childhood was cut short, and he went through three concentration camps.

Source: https://www.wcjb.com/2023/02/01/uf-president-fuchs-responds-antisemitic-messages-campus/